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Sodium Malate Market Size By Grade (Pharmaceutical Grade, Food Grade, Industrial Grade), By Form (Powdered, Liquid, Granular), By Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Industrial Applications) & Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6099
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
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Sodium Malate Industry Analysis

Sodium Malate Market size was valued at USD 632.3 million in 2022 and is projected to expand at over 4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The growing intake of processed & packaged food items, the growing demand for organic & clean ingredients, and the liking for diverse & enhanced taste profiles as well as sensory characteristics of food products will drive the industry growth.

Sodium Malate Market

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There is a high demand for sodium malate in the pharmaceutical sector owing to innovations in medicinal preparations, the requirement for upgraded drug delivery systems, and the increasing occurrence of chronic ailments requiring treatment & medication. The product demand in industrial applications is also high due to the expansion of the food processing & pharmaceutical industries, the requirement for efficient & eco-friendly solutions, and the versatileness of sodium malate in attending to various industrial challenges. These factors are predicted to drive sodium malate market growth in the future.

The increasing emphasis of customers on skincare & self-care, the proclivity for products with gentle exfoliation & hydration properties, and the inclination for clean & green ingredients in personal care products will boost the need for sodium malate demand in the personal care and cosmetics industry.

Malic acid and sodium hydroxide, the primary raw materials used in the production of sodium malate, can be susceptible to price fluctuations. These variations in prices can impact the total manufacturing cost and consequently affect the pricing & profitability of sodium malate products. The two major challenges that sodium malate manufacturers face are managing raw material costs and guaranteeing a steady supply chain. Sodium malate production, distribution, and use are strictly regulated, especially in the food & pharmaceutical industries. Manufacturers and suppliers find it very difficult to adhere to rules & stipulations pertaining to product safety, quality, labeling, and the acceptable degree of usage. Food additives, acidulants, and buffering agents offering similar functionalities will pose obstacles to the sodium malate market expansion. Also, the hazards associated with advanced sodium malate may negatively impact the adoption rate, further impeding industry demand.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impaired the global supply chains, hampering the procurement and hauling of raw materials used in manufacturing sodium malate. Lockdown orders, international trade sanctions, and diminished workforce in production facilities have disrupted sodium malate supply. This also impacted the manufacturing abilities and stock levels of sodium malate manufacturers. COVID-19 impacted sodium malate demand, which consequently had repercussions on the food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and personal care sectors owing to their high reliance on the product. Restaurants, hotels, and other food service establishments were shut down during lockdowns, leading to a drop in sodium malate demand in the food industry.

The food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries are major end users of sodium malate, and the pandemic effects on each of these varied significantly. The increased focus on health & wellness and high demand for functional foods & products with clean & organic ingredients will bolster the sodium malate market statistics. The decreasing COVID-19 cases and execution of policies by government & non-government organizations are estimated to garner the industry development in the future.

Sodium Malate Industry Trends

Leading players have shifted away from synthetic additives and are increasingly utilizing sodium malate as an additive & preservative in various food and beverage products. The expanding food processing industry that employs sodium malate as an acidulant, flavor enhancer, and buffering agent in several products is driving market growth. The growing intake of ready-to-eat foods, beverages, and snacks will also stimulate the sodium malate demand. The flourishing consumer demand for organic personal care products will also hammer the integration of sodium malate into formulations. These factors are said to foster the sodium malate market outlook.

Sodium Malate Grade Segmentation

Sodium Malate Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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The pharmaceutical grade segment held a major market value of USD 260 million in 2022. It functions as an excipient, pH adjuster, buffering agent, or active ingredient in these medical compositions. The demand for pharmaceutical grade sodium malate and the preparation & development of pharmaceutical products are mutually dependent. The product is used in creating new drug delivery systems such as controlled-release formulations and nanoparticles. The development of cutting-edge products and rising research efforts to explore new drug delivery technologies will also drive the pharmaceutical grade sodium malate industry growth.

Sodium Malate Form Segmentation

Sodium Malate Market Revenue Share, By Form, 2022

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Powdered sodium malate market held the majority share of 45% in 2022. The increasing demand for processed foods, ready-to-eat foods, and flavor enhancement agents will drive product demand in the food industry. The growing demand for pharmaceutical products, the requirement for stable & effective preparations, and sodium malate usage as an ingredient in the pharmaceutical sector will steer market growth. Powdered sodium malate is an organic, natural & clean product and the trend of natural & green ingredients in food, beverage & personal care products will fuel business development. Such factors are estimated to stimulate the industry growth.

Sodium Malate Application Segmentation

The food & beverages segment held a high industry share in 2022 and is poised to attain 6.5% gains between 2023 and 2032. Sodium malate is used widely in the food & beverages sector as an acidulant, flavor enhancer, and pH regulator. The pharmaceutical industry uses sodium malate for its buffering and pH adjustment properties. It is mixed in numerous pharmaceutical preparations including oral solid dosage forms and liquid & topical formulations. The increasing applications of sodium malate are predicted to foster the market progression.

Sodium Malate Regional Analysis

U.S. Sodium Malate Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

The U.S. led the North American region crossed USD 200 million revenues in sodium malate market in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a rapid pace from 2023 - 2032. The North American region consumes processed food items and carbonated beverages in large quantities, is influencing the requirement of sodium malate. The expanding population, shifting eating habits, and the high demand for packaged & ready-to-serve food and beverage choices will shove market expansion.

North America has numerous pharmaceutical & nutraceutical industries, contributing to the sodium malate demand. The rising need for pharmaceuticals & dietary supplements, research & development activities, and the demand for select ingredients in these industries will spur market growth. These factors will positively strengthen the North America business expansion.

Sodium Malate Industry Leaders

Tate & Lyle PLC, Bartek Ingredients Inc., Fuso Chemical Co., Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, and Shandong Ruihong Biotechnology Co. are some of the major industry participants. These players are focused on strategic partnerships, new product launches, and commercialization efforts for market expansion. Furthermore, they are heavily investing in research & development that will allow them to introduce advanced products and gain the maximum market revenue.

Sodium Malate Industry News

  • In 2021, Fabreze, the brand of household odor eliminators owned by Procter & Gamble, introduced air-care products to maintain a fresh environment in homes. Sodium malate and sodium citrate are the active ingredients in these products.

This sodium malate market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue and volume (USD Million & Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Grade

  • Pharmaceutical Grade
  • Food Grade
  • Industrial Grade

Market, By Form

  • Powdered
  • Liquid
  • Granular

Market, By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Industrial Applications

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Austria
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of sodium malate reached USD 610 million in 2022 and is expected to register 4% CAGR during 2023 to 2032 driven by the increasing demand for processed and packaged food items with organic and clean ingredients.

Pharmaceutical-grade sodium malate industry revenue was worth USD 260 million in 2022 and is set to gain prominence from 2023-2032 owing to increasing usage in the preparation and development of pharmaceutical products.

U.S. sodium malate business crossed a valuation of USD 200 million in 2022 and is poised to grow at steady pace till 2032 due to the large consumption of processed food items and carbonated beverages in the country.

Some of the major sodium malate industry participants include Amway Corporation, Herbalife International of America, Inc., Kraft Heinz, Kellogg’s, Agro Tech, PepsiCo, Nestle S.A., Abbott, Danone, Zesty Paws, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., Charlotte's Web, and HempFlax Group BV.

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