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Gum Hydrocolloid Market - By Product Type (Gelatin, Xanthan gum, Carrageenan, Alginates, Pectin, Guar gum, Gum Arabic, Carboxymethylcellulose, Other gum hydrocolloids), By Form, By Source, By Function, By Application & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI7342
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Size

Gum Hydrocolloid Market in terms of transaction was valued at USD 11.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5.7% between 2023 and 2032.


Gum Hydrocolloid Market

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The global trend towards convenience and processed foods has led to a higher demand for gum hydrocolloids as they are used as stabilizers, thickeners, and gelling agents in a wide range of food products, including sauces, dressings, and baked goods. Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and are looking for cleaner labels and healthier food products. Gum hydrocolloids can be used to reduce fat content, improve texture, and replace artificial additives, making them attractive for product reformulation.

The cost and availability of raw materials, such as guar gum and xanthan gum, can be subject to market fluctuations, which can affect the pricing and profitability of gum hydrocolloid products. Regulatory requirements for food and pharmaceutical products can be stringent and may require manufacturers to comply with specific standards and labeling requirements, which can pose challenges for market players.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a notable impact on the gum hydrocolloid market. The initial stages of the pandemic saw a surge in demand for processed and shelf-stable foods, driven by consumer stockpiling and a preference for non-perishable products. This increased demand for gum hydrocolloids, which are commonly used in food products to enhance texture, stability, and shelf life. The heightened focus on health and wellness during the pandemic prompted consumers to seek out products with cleaner labels and functional ingredients, further driving the use of gum hydrocolloids in food product adaptations.

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Trends

The growing popularity of plant-based and vegan diets was driving the use of gum hydrocolloids in these products. These ingredients were employed to provide structure and texture in plant-based meat, dairy alternatives, and other vegan food items.

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Analysis

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on product type gelatin segment dominated the market with the highest market size of USD 3.3 billion in 2022. Gelatin has a long history of use in the food and beverage industry as a gelling agent, stabilizer, and thickening agent. It is widely employed in the production of gummy candies, marshmallows, desserts, and gel-based products. The growing demand for confectionery and processed foods has driven the need for gelatin as a key ingredient in these products.

Based on form powder dominated the segment with the revenue share of 59.7% in 2022. Powdered hydrocolloids are versatile and can be used in a wide range of applications across various industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and more. This versatility makes them a popular choice for product developers and manufacturers.

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Revenue Share, By Source, (2022)

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Based on source seaweed extract dominated the segment dominated the market with revenue share of 34.5% in 2022. Seaweed-derived hydrocolloids are often perceived as natural and sustainable ingredients. As consumers increasingly seek clean-label and eco-friendly products, manufacturers are turning to seaweed as a renewable and environmentally friendly source for hydrocolloids.

Based on function gelling segment dominated with the highest revenue share of 35.6% in 2022. Gelling hydrocolloids, such as agar, gelatin, pectin, and carrageenan, have a diverse range of applications across the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. They are used to create gels, jellies, desserts, confectionery, and other products, making them highly versatile.

Based on application the food and beverages dominated the market 54.5% in 2022. Hydrocolloids play a crucial role in improving the texture and mouthfeel of various food and beverage products. They are used to create desirable textures such as smoothness, creaminess, and thickness, making food and beverages more appealing to consumers.

North America Gum Hydrocolloid Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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North America region dominated the gum hydrocolloid market with the highest industry size of USD 3.9 Billion in 2022. North America, consumers are increasingly seeking products with clean labels and natural ingredients. Hydrocolloids derived from natural sources, such as plant gums and seaweed, align with this trend and are viewed as healthier and more natural alternatives to synthetic additives. The focus on health and wellness is driving the demand for food and beverage products with reduced sugar, fat, and calories. Hydrocolloids play a vital role in formulating such products by providing texture, stability, and mouthfeel, without the need for excessive amounts of unhealthy ingredients.

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Share

Major companies operating in the gum hydrocolloid industry includes:

  • Nestlé
  • Danone
  • Chobani
  • Yoplait
  • Fage
  • Yakult
  • La Yogurt
  • Stonyfield Farms
  • Greek Gods
  • General Mills
  • Lifeway Foods
  • Valio

The market players are undergoing various strategic initiatives, such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations.

Cargill operates in diverse business segments, including food ingredients, animal nutrition, agricultural supply chain, industrial services, and beauty and personal care. The company places a strong emphasis on sustainability, actively participating in responsible sourcing, supply chain management, and environmental stewardship. As a privately-held entity, Cargill can take a long-term view and prioritize corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, and innovation, with a commitment to addressing global challenges, such as changing consumer preferences and regulatory landscapes.

Gum Hydrocolloid Industry News

In Apr 2021 Cargill, Inc announced the acquisition of Sanderson Farms, Inc. This acquisition is expected to increase the consumer mase of the company.

The Gum hydrocolloid market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of transactional value (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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 By Product Type

  • Gelatin
  • Xanthan gum
  • Carrageenan
  • Alginates
  • Pectin
  • Guar gum
  • Gum arabic
  • Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
  • Other gum hydrocolloids

By Form

  • Powder
  • Gel

By Source

  • Seaweed extracts
  • Animal extracts
  • Botanical extracts
  • Microbial extracts
  • Other sources

By Function

  • Gelling
  • Thickening
  • Stabilizing
  • Encapsulating
  • Whipping
  • Others

By Application

  • Food and beverages
  • Bakery and confectionery
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Sauces and dressings
  • Dairy products
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Other applications

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Manish Mohanan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for gum hydrocolloid was USD 11.5 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 19.8 billion by 2032 due to the rising number of health-conscious actively looking for cleaner labels and healthier food products.
Gum hydrocolloid industry size from the gelatin product type segment reached USD 3.3 billion in 2022 and is expected to witness robust CAGR from 2023-2032 due to its long history of usage in the food and beverage industry as a gelling agent, stabilizer, and thickening agent.
North America industry size for gum hydrocolloid reached USD 3.9 billion in 2022 and is expected to register commendable CAGR from 2023-2032 due to higher preference for products with clean labels and natural ingredients.
Nestlé, Danone, Chobani, Yoplait, Fage, Yakult, La Yogurt, Stonyfield Farms, and Greek Gods are some of the major gum hydrocolloid companies worldwide.

Gum Hydrocolloid Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 329
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 180
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