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Food Thickeners Market to exceed $12.5 bn by 2025

  • Published Date: April 1, 2019

Food Thickeners Market size is set to surpass USD 12.5 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

Growing product usage in food & nutrition manufacturing industry in order to achieve the desired viscosity is anticipated to boost food thickeners industry size. It is majorly utilized in increasing emulsification and suspension in dietary preparations. Rising healthcare costs has led to shift in consumer reliability on fortified nutrition products which will favor industry growth. Thickening agents facilitates texture retention and increase shelf life of the product, which should boost industry growth.

U.S. food thickeners industry size is anticipated to observe gains of up to 5% in forecast timeframe. Rapid growth of restaurant sector due to changing consumer eating preferences is anticipated to drive regional growth. Thickening agents majorly used in curry preparation in order enhance flavors and ingredient binding which should drive industry growth.

Food thickeners industry size from dairy & frozen desserts application may exceed USD 1.9 billion by 2025. Rising demand for dairy & frozen desserts along with growth in consumer focus on daily health management and protein intake will boost market growth. Escalating utilization of thickening agent including hydrocolloids, starch and protein in milk, curd and whipped cream for maintaining flavor & consistency along with improving soluble fiber content in dairy based products, thus stimulating industry growth.

Food Thickeners Market

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UK food thickeners market size from bakery & confectionery application may observe gains of  4% in anticipated timeframe. Rising demand for instant healthy & nutritious baked consumables due to growing number of hypermarkets, supermarkets and retail chains along with easy products availability should support market growth. They are majorly used in bakery products for consistent thickness and freshness, thus propelling food thickeners industry size.

Browse key industry insights spread across 300 pages with 468 market data tables & 20 figures & charts from the report, “Food Thickeners Market Size By Product (Starch[Corn, Potato],  Hydrocolloids[Xanthan, Gelatin Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan 5, Agar Agar], Protein[Egg white, Gelatin, Collagen] ), By Source (Plant, Microbial, Animal) By Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Food & Nutrition, Beverages, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Sauces & dressings, Meat), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019– 2025” in detail along with the table of contents:

Hydrocolloids food thickeners market size will witness substantial gains over 5% in forecast timeframe. They have condensation and stabilization properties due to which they are utilized in sauces, meat products, bakery and beverages. These factors should propel industry growth.

China food thickeners market size from food & nutrition application may observe gains up to 5% in projected timeframe. Rising demand for baby nutrition products in the region due to rising adoption of western culture is anticipated to stimulate industry growth. Thickening agents are predominantly used in baby dietary preparations to increase viscosity and prevent choking.


Egg white based food thickeners market size may surpass USD 3 billion at the end of 2025 owing to its utilization for producing sauces, custard and curd due to their superior moisture holding ability. Rising demand for protein rich consumables including Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, which extensively utilizes thickeners is projected to boost industry size.

Food thickeners industry share is a slightly fragmented market with key market players includes, Cargill, ADM, Ingredion Incorporated, DowDuPont, Tate & Lyle PLC, Jungbunzlauer and Ashland Specialty Ingredients.

Food Thickeners Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons and revenue in USD Million from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

Food Thickeners Market, By Product

  • Starch
    • Corn
    • Potato
  • Hydrocolloids
    • Xanthan
    • Gelatin Gum
    • Guar Gum
    • Carrageenan
    • Agar Agar
    • Others
  • Protein
    • Egg white
    • Gelatin
    • Collagen

Food Thickeners Market, By Source

  • Plant
  • Microbial
  • Animal

Food Thickeners Market, By Application

  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Beverages
  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts
  • Sauces & dressings
  • Meat
  • Other

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh