Gum Fiber Market Size By Product (Gum Arabic, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum), By Application (Food [Frozen Foods, Confectionary, Beverages, Dairy], Oil & Gas, Mining & Construction, Textile, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care & Cosmetics), Industry Analysis Report, Regional, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Jun 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4752  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Amit Rawat

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 250   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Increasing demand for low-calorie and low-fat food products and need for enhancing nutritional content in food and beverages should boost the global industry demand.

Gum fiber market size exceeded USD 1.3 Billion, globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 9% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Gum fiber industry growth is attributed to increasing health consciousness among consumers about healthy food intake and surge in product demand as additive to dynamite for water blocking. 

Gum fiber market

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Gum fiber is a soluble type of dietary fiber that is crucial for maintaining optimal metabolism rate and cholesterol level in a human body. These substances are widely being utilized as additives in food, textile, paper, pharmaceuticals, mining & construction, oil & gas, personal care & cosmetics industry. Strong outlook in construction & mining applications as additives to dynamite for water blocking and as gelling agents in water-based slurry explosives will foster product demand.

Key functional properties including efficient thickening, stabilizing, gelling and water binding will drive the product demand. These essential fibers are beneficial for controlling health problems such as bowel movements, diabetes, colon cancer, and heart diseases. It also minimizes the increase in low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol in the blood. According to the National Institutes of Health, this will lower the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. These factors will have a positive impact on global gum fiber market growth.

Global food and beverage retail sales value is poised to surpass over USD 2.8 Trillion by 2026. Increasing manufacturer's focus towards utilization of gum fibers for efficient stabilization and texturization in food & beverage products will augment the industry size. Also, the development of both anionic and cationic guar gum derivatives for usage in oil & gas well stimulation is anticipated to increase the demand for gum fibers.

The manufacturing of acacia gum and guar gum is highly focused in the Asia Pacific and African countries. India accounts for more than 80% of the global guar gum production. Whereas, countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco hold majority of the locust bean gum supply at the global level. Ease in raw material availability along with favorable trade policies will ease global trading activities. However, fluctuations in the oil drilling activities in the U.S. and availability of other substitutes is likely to hinder the industry growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic will greatly impact the global gum fiber market demand owing to supply chain disruptions and concerns related to raw materials shortage thus affecting the end-use industries. The global cosmetics & personal care industry is anticipated to grow at over 5% CAGR through 2026. However, the demand is expected to reduce in 2020 considering the impact of COVID-19 at the global level.

India is the largest supplier of guar gum and has observed complete lockdown, thereby generating fluctuations in raw material supply. This may lead to dipping profit margins of the manufacturers which may impact the gum fiber demand for manufacturing the end products. However, companies such as Guar Resources observe limited impact due to integrated operations with raw material supply and production both based in North America.

Gum Fiber Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019Historical Data for:2015 to 2018
Market Size in 2019:USD 1.3 billionForecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:10.3%No. of Pages:250
2026 Value Projection:USD 1.8 billion Tables, Charts & Figures:226
Geographies covered (20):U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia
Segments covered:Product, Application, Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing adoption of natural and organic products due to growing awareness among consumers
  • Rapid industrialization in Asia Pacific region
  • Growth in the oil & gas sector in the North America and Middle East region
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Strong penetration of substitute products
  • Availability of gluten free substitutes such as psyllium fiber and chia seeds may hamper the product demand
  • Lack of proper R&D facilities focused on the guar industry in major producing countries such as India and Pakistan

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Positive application scope of gum Arabic in prevention of cardiovascular diseases to boost overall market share

Gum Arabic Market Volume

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Gum fiber market is bifurcated based on product as gum arabic, guar gum, locust bean gum, and others. Gum Arabic is majorly used in the food & beverage industry owing to its important functional properties and benefits. The product is used as a thickening agent, stabilizer, and emulsifier in soft candy, icing, chewing gum, fillings, and other confectioneries. It is also utilized for binding the flavorings and sweeteners in soft drinks. Growing usage in pharmaceuticals industry in form of demulcent, that is proven to be effective in healing wounds, easing throat and stomach discomfort will boost the industry outlook.

Numerous health benefits associated with the product accompanied by increasing consumer awareness of natural ingredients will fuel the product penetration. Acacia gum fiber is an effective prebiotic that ferments in the intestines and promotes the growth of friendly microorganisms. This results in improved gut health, reduced body fat that lowers risk of coronary heart disease. It has low-calorie content, hence prominently used as additive in gluten-free food & beverage products.

Increasing product adoption in textile industry as printing thickener to spur gum fiber market growth

Textile Application Market Analysis

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Gum fiber market is bifurcated based on application as food, oil & gas, mining & construction, textile, pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetics, and others. Textile segment will achieve over 9% CAGR owing to rise in carpet printing, rayon printing, acrylic blanket printing, silk printing, and cotton printing activities across the globe. The product is used as a thickening agent that imparts stickiness and plasticity to the print paste for preventing the stiffness in fabric. It enhances the life of print by absorbing water quickly while preventing the ink from spreading over clothes.

Rapid industrialization and ongoing innovations in the field of textile technology will provide lucrative business opportunities for industry expansion. Increasing application of printing thickeners for stopping premature chemical reactions in printing process has augmented their usage in direct painting on nylon, silk, and wool. Potential application in form of color enhancers for thickening the dye solutions which allow more vibrant and sharply printed color patterns on blankets and carpets, will escalate industry demand.

North America gum fiber industry growth is attributed to growing oil drilling and recovery activities

North America Gum Fiber Market

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North America gum fiber market is set to register over 10% CAGR through 2026. Rise in oil rig count in the region has led to rise in oil drilling and recovery activities. The U.S. is among the leading oil & gas producers that uses fracking technique for shale drilling. The product is widely being used shale inhibitor for boosting the production rate of oil & gas, owing to its multifunctionality for lubrication, water & fluid loss control, and cooling of drill bits.

The U.S. and Canada are net importers of guar gum, majorly from India and Pakistan. Upsurge in natural gas demand from other countries, will drive the drilling activities, thus leading to increased imports of guar gum from India. Increase in offshore & onshore exploration, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal oil well drilling activities for extraction of oil & gas will propel the product adoption rate in the region. Moreover, favorable government policies & regulations by the U.S. government to enhance exploration activities are anticipated to positively affect market trends.

The region is characterized by populace with high disposable incomes accompanied by willingness to pay higher for premium and nutritious products. High spending in the F&B industry towards new product development with improved nutritional profile and natural ingredients is escalating the regional gum fibers market growth. Also, large percentage of obese population in the region has urged the government to take necessary measures for improving the dietary fiber intake, thus supporting the gum fiber market growth.

R&D activities and new product launches to remain prime business strategies by market players

Global gum fiber market is fragmented with key players including Vikas WSP, Nexira, Neelkanth Polymers, Shree Ram Industries, Lucid Group, Dupont, Cargill, etc.

Companies are engaged in new product launches, strategic partnerships, and innovations to expand their product portfolio and cater to the rising product demand in industrial, commercial, and utility sectors. In December 2019, Nexira announced to launch its first organic and sustainable ingredient brand inavea sourced from pure acacia trees. This strategy will help the company to enhance its product portfolio and reinforce its commitment towards preservation of natural resources.

In November 2018, Cargill consolidated food ingredients distribution networks in U.S. and Canada to six-channel partners including International Food Products Corporation, Univar Inc., Gillco Ingredients, Batory Foods, St. Charles Trading, Inc. and Pearson Sales Company. This strategy will help the company to streamline supply chain, optimize customer experience and enhance its market share.

The gum fiber market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Thousand Tons) and revenue (USD Million) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Gum Arabic
  • Guar Gum
  • Locust Bean Gum
  • Others

By Application

  • Food
    • Frozen Foods
    • Confectionary
    • Beverages
    • Dairy
    • Others
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining & Construction
  • Textile
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
  • LATAM     
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Increasing utilization of the natural ingredients in convenience food products coupled with rise in horizontal oil well drilling and hydraulic fracturing activities are driving the global market size.
Major challenges that are likely to impact the global market size include strong penetration of substitute products along with availability of gluten free substitutes such as psyllium fiber and chia seeds.
North America industry for gum fiber will register over 10% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, as estimated by GMI.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jun 2020
  • Pages: 250
  • Tables: 186
  • Charts / Figures: 40
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Countries covered: 20

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