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Tartaric Acid Market Size By Type (Natural, Synthetic), By Application (Wine, Food & Beverage, FMCG, Pharmaceutical), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI1673
  • Published Date: Feb 2018
  • Report Format: PDF

Tartaric Acid Market Size

Tartaric Acid Market size was valued over USD 450 million in 2016, and the industry will grow at a CAGR of 4.4% up to 2024. Rising consumption of nutritional drinks and bars, coupled with the development of beverages with different fruit flavors, will enhance the product demand over the projected period.

Tartaric acid is an organic acid, which can be manufactured from both natural and synthetic sources. Grapes, and sun-dried raisins are the natural sources of tartaric acid. It can also be generated from the residue left after the production of wine. Synthetic tartaric acid can be made from maleic anhydride.

Tartaric Acid Market Outlook

Natural tartaric acid is produced in all countries, where wine production is predominant, while the synthetic tartaric acid is manufactured majorly in the developing nations of Asia Pacific, particularly in China.

Usually, tartaric acid occurs naturally in grapes and sun-dried raisins. Tartaric acid finds a vast number of end-user applications such as wine, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, construction, and in FMCG products such as cosmetics & personal care products. It can be used as a raw material to produce emulsifiers, as an acidulant in manufacturing wine and beverages, as a buffering and excipient agent in pharmaceutical products.

Growing wine consumption is leading to the increasing demand for tartaric acid, especially in the countries of the Asia Pacific and Latin America. The wine consumption in Argentina was 1,030 million liters in 2015 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR over 3.5% till the end of 2018. The wine and F&B sectors are the most significant consumers of tartaric acid.

Tartaric acid acts as a buffering and excipient agent for drug delivery systems. The demand for these agents is increasing at a significant growth rate, which will drive the tartaric acid market growth over the forecast period. Tartaric acid also finds applications as an anti-solidifying and set-retardant agent in cement production, and as an anti-caking agent in the processing of gypsum. The construction industry growth in some parts of Europe, and the Asia Pacific accelerated the need for construction chemicals, which would further stimulate the demand for tartaric acid in these regions.

The prices of natural tartaric acid are higher as compared to synthetic tartaric acid globally. Moreover, these prices fluctuate, as per their availability which depends upon seasons. The global tartaric acid is further restrained by the restricted consumption of synthetic tartaric acid for food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and wine production. Moreover, tartaric acid market share faces a moderate threat from growing citric acid demand, as it also finds competitive applications as an acidulant in many applications.

Tartaric Acid Market Analysis

Natural tartaric acid dominates the market, regarding both volume, and revenue. The demand for this product is predicted to grow at a CAGR over 3% in the projected period. Increasing product consumption in producing wine and some other beverages is anticipated to drive the tartaric acid market over the forecast period.

Synthetic tartaric acid is anticipated to surpass USD 150 million by the end of 2024. This product finds rising applications in manufacturing FMCG products such as cosmetics, personal care products, production of diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, and construction chemicals, thus the tartaric acid market demand is projected to grow with a lower rate compared to natural tartaric acid over the forecast period.

Tartaric Acid Market by Type


Global tartaric acid is segmented into wine, food & beverage, FMCG, pharmaceutical, and others. The product demand for wine production had the most significant market share in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% until the end of 2024.. Increasing demand for wine will significantly drive tartaric acid consumption. The product demand from FMCG products such as cosmetics and personal care products is anticipated to have the second-major market share over the entire forecast period.

Tartaric acid for food & beverage has the third-largest market share, regarding both volume, and revenue throughout the projected period. The product demand is also predicted to grow for food & beverages, as they are majorly consumed for flavor modification in beverages. Apart from beverages, and nutritional products, tartaric acid also finds applications in bakery products and various confectionary items.

Europe had a significant share in 2016 and will continue to dominate the global market till the end of forecast period. High wine production activities in European countries such as Italy, France, Spain, and Germany will drive the tartaric acid market value in the Europe over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific had the second-major share of the global market in 2016 and will grow at a CAGR over 4% until the end of 2024. High product demand from pharmaceutical, cosmetics, personal care products, and construction chemicals will significantly drive the tartaric acid market share over the forecast period.

Tartaric Acid Market Share

Global tartaric acid industry is highly fragmented. Some of the major players are

  • Tártaros Gonzalo Castelló
  • Vinicas
  • Derivados Vinicos
  • Distillerie Mazzari
  • Distillerie Bonollo
  • Tarac Technologies
  • Omkar Speciality Chemicals Ltd
  • Changmao Biochemical Engineering
  • Merck KGaA
  • Caviro
  • PAHI, S.L.

Players in this market are following various strategies to occupy a significant position in the market. For instance, a renowned cosmetics brand in U.S., Sephora, announced that it would start its operations in U.K. to anticipate the rising demand of tartaric acid based cosmetics.


Industry Background

The demand for tartaric acid from the countries of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East are accelerating the product exports from North America and Europe. In Latin America, most of the product demand is from the countries such as Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. Moreover, the growing construction industry in the Middle East region will further drive the tartaric acid market growth till the end of the forecast period. The government regulations regarding the use of synthetic tartaric acid are expected to tighten over the coming years, which might act as a significant restraint to the industry growth globally.

Tartaric acid market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2013 to 2024, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Application

  • Wine
  • Food & Beverage
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Germany
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Tartaric acid industry size had reached USD 450 million in 2016 and will record a CAGR of 4.4% up to 2024.

The demand for natural tartaric acid will increase at a 3% CAGR up to 2024 with wide application in production of wine and other beverages.

The consumption of tartaric acid in wine production will grow at a steady 3% CAGR through 2024 with consistent rise in the demand for different wine brands globally.

The market for tartaric acid in Asia Pacific will expand at a 4% CAGR up to 2024 with consistent demand across construction, cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical products.

Tartaric acid consumption in Europe will be primarily driven by increased wine production activities in the region.

Tartaric Acid Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2016
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 218
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 170
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