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Xylitol Market Size By Application (Chewing Gum, Confectionary, Food, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals), Downstream Application Potential (Xylaric Acid, Ethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI795
  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Nutritional benefits offered in the dietary supplements to promote xylitol demand

Xylitol Market size exceeded USD 880 million, globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 2.8% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Growing consumer consciousness on consumption of organic products pertaining to geriatric population globally will promote product demand.

Xylitol Market

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Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol originated in most plants which includes several fruits and vegetables. It is extracted from bio waste which includes materials such as birch bark and corn cob. It is a carbon-based sugar polyol which is further used as low-calorie sweetener for chewing gums, candies and other sugar products.

Increasing demand for dietary supplements among consumers to maintain their immune system in order to cope up with busy working schedule may drive xylitol market growth. Global dietary supplements industry was valued at over USD 120 billion in 2019.  Rising consumption of natural supplements in order to curb calories may boost product demand. These supplements are available in the form of tablets, syrups, and chewable which are consumed by consumers across all age group.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) identifies that there is substantial research on sugar alternatives, like xylitol, and their probable oral health for infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs. This policy is planned to assist oral health care specialists making informed conclusions about the use of these products with the aim of averting caries in children.

High manufacturing costs with abstraction process are mainly responsible for high price trends. However, availability of less expensive alternatives is likely to restrain the market growth. Substitutes like sorbitol and mannitol are likely to impact the market as they are available at least cost which may hinder industry outlook.

Personal care application to remain key factor for xylitol industry growth

Xylitol Market

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The global xylitol market is segmented on the basis of application into personal care, food, confectionary and pharmaceuticals. Increasing cases of oral health problems within children and adults owing to poor eating habits and consumption of more junk food products may stimulate xylitol demand. The product is used for teeth whitening which also promotes the remineralization process on enamel and lessens the demineralization of tooth surface.

Xylitol market statistics from personal care application was valued at over USD 64.5 million in 2019. The product inhibits the formation of plaque forming bacteria and aids in improving dental health by averting oral cavities. Dentists recommend chewing gums with xylitol reduce the harmful bacteria in the mouth by 25% to 75%, thereby driving xylitol industry growth.

Increasing consumer demand for naturally occurred skin care products in order to lessen chemically induced products may drive product landscape. It is used in face cream, body lotions and anti-aging products owing to its natural ingredients with minimal side effects. Furthermore, its antimicrobial properties aid in preventing hairfall and keep scalp clean, which in turn will boost the market trends.

Rapid demand of xylitol production for downstream potential application may boost xylitol industry outlook

Xylaric Acid Market

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Global xylitol market from downstream potential application is bifurcated into xylaric acid and glycols. Growing demand from various industries such as textile, plastic, automobiles and healthcare should boost xylaric acid industry growth. Xylaric acid accounted for over 9.5% in 2019. It is used in producing xylaric acid by electrolytic technique as it does not produce toxic fumes and remains stable in wide temperature fluctuations.

Increasing awareness regarding the product as a low-cost alternative for petrochemicals in chemical processing is likely to accelerate the overall industry growth. It is a pioneer to hydroxyl furans which are used in nylon fabric materials, PET bottling, solvents and as polyamide raw material. Rising demand for xylaric acid for the production of hydroxylated nylon, polyamides and polyhydroxy polyamides is anticipated to further drive the global market demand.

Pharmaceutical industry growth in North America leads to xylitol consumption

North America Xylitol Market

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North America xylitol market is likely to witness over 4.5% CAGR through 2026 owing to increasing demand spending in healthcare products. Growing ageing population in the U.S. along with increasing purchasing power, access to quality healthcare and pharmaceuticals may drive the product growth. As a medicine, xylitol is used to avert middle ear infections in young children and acts as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes.

According to American Heart Association, over 40% of deaths in U.S. in 2018 were attributed to coronary heart disease which is shifting consumer viewpoint on low calorie and normal diets. Changing user insights towards healthy diets and growing consciousness on probable aids of naturally derived sugar substitutes should boost product demand.

Growing cases of various diseases like type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity is likely to boost regional product demand. Pharmaceutical companies are engaged in providing natural products to consumers at low cost in order to curb various diseases which has also attracted various investments in the region. Increasing number of dental cases in the region owing to bad eating habits of consumers may boost demand for xylitol in the region.

Impact of COVID-19 may disrupt supply chain for food industry is likely to constrain industry growth

Growing cases of COVID-19 have forced the government to implement lockdowns which have affected the transport industry. Xylitol is widely used in various products in order to produce pure products for application such as food, confectionary and chewing gums. Strict regulations for transport and deteriorating supply chain for various products makes it difficult to source raw material for these food products. Furthermore, blockage of conveyance routes for fresh food supply chain may hamper the food industry, which a huge loss to the industry growth.

New product development to enhance product offerings remains vital growth strategy

In December 2018, Fazer Group produced xylitol using hull as a raw material. The company utilized its state-of-the-art technology along with the side stream of the oat milling process for the product. Xylitol production from oat hulls is an innovation in product manufacturing with completely new technology. The production process is unique due to the raw material which are used mainly for catering market needs for food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Zuchem has provided new fermentation process for the production which is deployed globally. The company while offering a natural production alternative to the current chemical hydrogenation technology, the zuChem process will help solve the continuous raw material supply, cost, availability and quality constraints that have plagued xylitol for over a decade.

Major industry players are involved in strategic alliances to augment their market presence and gain a major market share. Global xylitol market consists of industry players such as Roquette Freres, Ingredion, CSPC Shengxue Glucose, Cargill, Xylitol Canada, A&Z Food Additives Herboveda India and Asiamerica Group, Inc.

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

By Application

  • Chewing gum
  • Confectionary
  • Food
  • Personal care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceuticals

By Downstream Application Potential

  • Glycol
    • Ethylene glycol
    • Propylene glycol
  • Xylaric Acid
    • Bio PA

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Finland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Rapid demand for xylitol in health supplements owing to increasing consumer consciousness is fueling the market growth worldwide.

North America industry for xylitol will register over 4.5% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, as estimated by GMI.

Roquette Freres, Ingredion, CSPC Shengxue Glucose, Cargill, Xylitol Canada, A&Z Food Additives Herboveda India and Asiamerica Group, Inc are the major players in the global market.

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 120
  • Countries covered: 15
  • Pages: 180

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