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Pectin Market Size By Type (High Methylated Ester Pectin, Low Methylated Ester Pectin, and Amidated Pectin), By Raw Material (Apple, Citrus Fruits, Sugar Beet and others), By Function (Gelling agents, Thickener, Stabilizer, Fat replacer and others), By Application (Food & Beverages (Jams, Dairy, Non-Dairy Beverages, Confectionery, and others), Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Personal Care and others) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4416
  • Published Date: Nov 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

High fiber content supporting digestive health will drive pectin consumption in food sector

Pectin Market size exceeded USD 1 billion, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 7.6% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Growing necessity for organic & herbal cosmetic products among young population coupled with multifunctionality of pectin will bring about potential opportunities for global industry growth.

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Pectin is naturally occurring polysaccharide present in cell wall of plants and functions as an intercellular adhesive which binds plant cells together. Industrial pectin products are extracted from natural plant-based raw materials including apple pomace and citrus fruits at low pH with the addition of mineral acid to reduce acid formation.

Leftover fruits from food industry are subsequently dried and refined into a powder with partial amount of sugar and dextrose supplements to obtain textural functionality. Liquid pectin is often sold commercially owing to its rapid thickening property.

The rising food & beverage industry owing to growing exports and increasing consumer purchase parity has escalated sales, resulting in boosting product utilization for food manufacturing applications. Pectin supports the production of food products in the form of gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer, which should accelerate pectin market growth.

Rapid technological development has led to the utilization of pectin polymers as edible coatings or films. These coatings act as natural barriers against lipids, gases, moisture, and volatile substances present between the food and environment, which should propel the product demand.

Global dietary fibers business exceeded the revenue of USD 5 Billion in 2018. Pectin has high dietary fiber content and promotes improved yield, favor release and long shelf life in milk drinks. Rising penetration of dietary fiber in beverages including dairy and non-diary drinks has been observed, since it reduces bitterness of emulsifiers and provides smooth mouthfeel, which will fuel the global pectin market demand.

FDA has recognized Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and permitted its use in non-standardized food products. Rapid technological advancements and emphasis on using pectin as edible film has made it a favorable low-cost and economical alternative to plastics in food packaging. Edible films resist the flow of oxygen, external aroma and moisture in packaged food protects and acts as carrier for functional ingredients such as antioxidants and antimicrobials.

Excellent gelling feature will boost the high methylated ester pectin demand

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Global market has been segmented into type as high methylated ester, low methylated ester and amidated. High methylated ester accounted for more than    65% revenue share in 2018 and is poised to witness enhanced growth in the estimated timeframe.

High methylated pectin (HMP) form gels in presence of acid & sugar. This gel is considered a 2D network of pectin molecules. High methylated ester gel strength depends on acid content, type, concentration, and soluble solids content, among others, which generally must be over 55%. This product is majorly utilized in acidified milk drinks owing to protein stabilization, accelerating the pectin industry growth.

Excellent gelling properties of high methylated pectin and its ability to gel with less or no sugar will support product expansion by 2026. Gel strength remains high due to increase in the degree of methylation. Changing dietary preferences of consumers for low-calorie dessert fillings, fruit, sweets, fruit juices and dairy drinks have led to the increased consumption of HMP.

Citrus based pectin to dominate the overall consumption

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Raw material segment includes apple, citrus fruits, sugar beet and others. Citrus fruits are the most widely adopted industrial source of pectin production since these fruits contain active phytochemicals and act as abundant source of vitamin C, folic acid and potassium that protect from health diseases. Citrus possesses a high degree of esterification and exhibits gelling characteristics at high temperatures and form elastic textures than apple pomace.

However, the citrus industry is witnessing a tightened supply due to its unavailability and soaring prices. The cost of raw materials for manufacturing pectin has heightened due to the rise in processing costs and prices of citrus fruits. Prices have been hampered due to adverse weather conditions and spread of “greening” citrus disease.

The adoption of alternative raw material sources, such as apple pomace, sunflower head, mango peal, soybean hull, passion fruit peel and sugar beet pulp is anticipated to maintain the industry revenue size by the next decade.

Booming healthcare and cosmetics sector to spur pectin demand in Europe

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Turkey market outlook is anticipated to witness over 7% CAGR from 2019 to 2026. Increasing consumption of cosmetic products owing to rising young population and demand for organic & herbal products should boost the Turkish cosmetics business. Rising tourist influx for shopping advantages in Istanbul and other Mediterranean cities attracts European cosmetics manufacturers to establish their facilities in Turkey.

Pectin is predominantly utilized for cosmetics manufacturing to provide forming of optimal quality films, transparent & thermally reversible gels as well as adds fluidity & value to clean labels, which should stimulate European industry size. Optimistic application development in treatment for health abnormalities including high cholesterol levels, high triglycerides and to prevent colon & prostate cancer will propel the global pectin market demand.

Rising government investments in the Turkish healthcare sector owing to improving public health by providing ease of access to health services, treatments and medications should boost pharmaceutical business growth. Supportive government initiatives including Health Care Transformation Program initiated in 2004 have rapidly spurred the healthcare technologies in Turkey. Advancements in health service provision and medical products supports the regional pharma sector growth.

Capacity additions and expansion of existing facility to remain key growth strategies


Some of the major players operating in the Pectin market are Cargill, Dupont, Krishna Pectins Pvt Ltd, AEP Colloids, Silvateam S.p.a, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., TIC Gums, Inc. (Ingredion), Compania Espanola de Algas Marinas, S.A., Merck KGaA, Lucid Colloids Ltd. and Herbstreith & Fox. Key players operating in the market are adopting strategies such as capacity additions, product innovations and partnerships along with expansion of existing facilities to enhance their existing offerings and target a wider customer base and strengthen its market position.

Industry leaders are heavily investing to secure sustainable raw material sources to advance their pectin production capacity, innovate product quality with less environmental impact. In November 2018, Cp Kelco (one of the industry giants) announced to expand capacity at its Lille Skensved, Denmark facility by about 15%. This investment is anticipated to enhance low methyl ester (LM) pectin supply by 2019-20, beneficial for jams, jellies, drinking yogurts and fruit preparations.

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

By Type

  • High Methylated Ester Pectin
  • Low Methylated Ester Pectin
  • Amidated Pectin

By Raw Material

  • Apple
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Sugar Beet
  • Others

By Function

  • Gelling agents
  • Thickener
  • Stabilizer
  • Fat replacer
  • Others

By Application

  • Food & Beverage
    • Jams
    • Dairy
    • Non-Dairy Beverages
    • Confectionery
    • Others
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics & personal Care
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Turkey
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Pectin is naturally occurring polysaccharide present in cell wall of plants and functions as an intercellular adhesive which binds plant cells together.
Turkey industry for pectin will achieve over 7% CAGR from 2019 to 2026, as estimated by GMI.
The worldwide market for pectin is witnessing lucrative growth owing to growing necessity for organic & herbal cosmetic products among young population.

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