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Western Europe Food Phosphate Market Size By Product (Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Ammonium Phosphate, Blended Phosphates), By Application (Meat And Poultry Products, Seafood Products) & Forecast 2021- 2027

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  • Published Date: Feb 2022
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Western Europe Food Phosphate Market Size

Western Europe Food Phosphate Market size was over USD 44 million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 6% CAGR between 2021 and 2027 owing to increasing consumption of RTE and RTC & processed meat food products. Moreover, the high population of working women and the increasing number of single parents led to surging demand for frozen meat & poultry products.

Western Europe food phosphate market outlook

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Food phosphates are used as additives for producing food products and functioning as ion-exchange or free-flow (anticaking) agents, buffers, sequestrants, bases, cryoprotectants, flavours, acidulants, gel accelerants, dispersants, precipitants, and nutrients. They are primarily used to maintain the hydration & structure of poultry, meat, and seafood products. Food phosphates are commonly used in meat & meat products including cured pork products such as ham & bacon, and precooked breakfast sausages.

Increasing seafood consumption in Western European countries is projected to increase the food phosphate market in the region. Seafood contains functional components including n-3-polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, that aid in preventing arteriosclerotic and thrombotic diseases.

Furthermore, seafood is a higher source of phosphorous as compared to other sources as it retains the natural water-binding capacity of raw muscle proteins. Increasing public awareness regarding the health benefits of fish-based diets has propelled seafood consumption over the past few years.

Western Europe Food Phosphate Market Analysis

Western Europe food phosphate market from sodium phosphate

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Sodium phosphate market surpassed USD 16.40 million in 2020 and is projected to show growth at a 5.5% CAGR through 2027 owing to the increasing use of sodium phosphate to regulate the pH of processed meat products such as deli meat and canned tuna. It also performs various other functions including thickening food and curing meat & meat products. It can also be used as a leavening & emulsifying agent.

The monosodium phosphate product segment was around USD 2.50 million in 2020 and is projected to show growth of 7% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. The use of monosodium phosphate in meat and seafood products have increased significantly owing to its thickening and emulsifying properties. Easy availability coupled with abundant supply across the region, and optimum functionality is increasing the product demand.

The disodium phosphate product segment is projected to show growth at a 4.5% CAGR through 2027. The demand for disodium phosphates has surged over the past few years owing increasing demand for colour additives and preservatives from the meat processing sector.

Western Europe food phosphate market from meat and poultry application

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The meat & poultry products application segment in the food phosphate market is expected to account around USD 44.75 million in 2027 and is projected to exhibit growth at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2021 to 2027. Phosphate plays a vital role in improving the water-binding capacity, flavour stability, and protein functionality of canned & processed meat products. Alkaline phosphates, such as Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STP), increase the Water-Holding Capacity (WHC), extract muscle proteins, and increase cook yield.

Food phosphate also helps to preserve meat color, reduce oxidative rancidity and microbial growth, and increase flavor retention in meat & poultry products. Thus, increasing consumer preference for canned & processed meat and poultry products due to the convenience factor, busy lifestyle of the consumers should accelerate the demand for food phosphate.  

The chilled meat application segment is projected to show growth at a 5.5% CAGR through 2027 owing to rising frozen meat consumption due to hectic lifestyles and busy work schedules. Food phosphates are mainly used to hold moisture in the sausage. Shift of consumers towards convenience meat and poultry products, such as sausages, from the household and foodservice sector has been boosting the Western Europe food phosphate market.

 france food phosphate market

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France food phosphate market crossed USD 9.45 Million in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5% during the forecasted period. Food phosphate helps to hold a higher quantity of water in poultry and meat products during cooking which helps in enhancing the juiciness, colour, and flavour of meat products. Thus, rising awareness about the advantages offers by food phosphate products in meat, pouty, and seafood products among food producers is projected to accelerate the market share.

The well-established meat processing sector and presence of a large number of meat and poultry processing companies in France provides a wide customer base the food phosphate products. Additionally, increasing production of meat and poultry products such as meatballs, meat patties, canned meats, steaks, hot dogs, ham, pork fillets, and chicken breast provide a huge opportunity for the Western Europe food phosphate market trends.

Higher consumer spending on processed meat products along with rising demand for shelf-stable frozen meat and seafood products should drive the product demand in France. Increasing use of chilled meat, fresh & cooked hams, frozen fish products, and sausages from foodservice sector is projected to drive the Western Europe food phosphate market revenue in the projected period.

Western Europe Food Phosphate Market Share

The Western Europe food phosphate industry is competitive and moderately consolidated in nature. Key manufacturing companies operating in the industry includes

  • ICL Specialty Products Inc
  • Fosfa A.S
  • Prayon
  • Arkema Group
  • Merck KGaA
  • Univar, Inc.

The market players are implementing various strategies such as expanding their regional presence, enhancing production capacities, and product enhancement to expand their and presence to increase the market share and to tap the growth opportunities in the market.

For instance, in November 2020, Prayon increased the production of food-grade sodium hexametaphosphate. This strategy will help the company to increase its production capacity and strengthen its position in the food additive sector. Furthermore, it will enable the company to meet rising consumer demand for food application additives and meet the internal needs of the company for the production of core ingredients such as carfosel and kasomel.

Western Europe food phosphate 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 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Sodium Phosphate
    • Monosodium Phosphate
    • Disodium Phosphate
    • Trisodium Phosphate
    • Disodium Diphosphate
    • Trisodium Diphosphate
    • Tetrasodium Diphosphate
    • Penta sodium Triphosphate
    • Sodium Polyphosphate
    • Sodium Calcium Phosphate
  • Potassium Phosphate
    •  Monopotassium Phosphate
    • Dipotassium Phosphate
    • Tetra Potassium Phosphate
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Ammonium Phosphate
  • Blended Phosphate

By Application

  • Meat & Poultry Products
    • Chilled Meat
    • Fresh & cooked hams
    • Chicken & other poultry
      • RTE chicken
      • Other chicken
    • Sausages
      • Emulsified cooked sausage
      • Other sausage
  • Seafood products
    • Frozen Fish
    • Shellfish
    • Shrimp
  • Others

By Country

  • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
    • UK

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The food phosphate industry size in Western Europe had crossed USD 44 million in 2020 and is poised to record a 6% CAGR up to 2027 driven by the rising intake of RTE and RTC & processed meat food products and the expanding working women population.
The sodium phosphate market in Western Europe exceeded USD 16.40 million in 2020 and is poised to record a 5.5% CAGR through 2027 given its rising usage in regulating the pH of processed meat products, like deli meat and canned tuna.
The regional food phosphate market size from the meat & poultry products application is anticipated to cross USD 44.75 million in 2027 owing to its growing adoption for improving the water-binding capacity, protein functionality, and flavor stability of canned & processed meat products.
France food phosphate market revenue reached close to USD 9.45 million in 2020 and is likely to strike a CAGR of more than 6.5% through 2027 due to its increasing penetration in cooking to enhance the juiciness, color, and flavor of the meat products.

Western Europe Food Phosphate Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 196
  • Countries covered: 10
  • Pages: 235
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