Middle East and Africa Food Glazing Agents Market was worth USD 0.3 billion in 2021 and estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 8.12%, to reach USD 0.44 billion by 2026.
Food glazing agents are defined as a group of synthetic or naturally substances that are used on food products to provide a waxy, homogenous coating and a glazed texture, that serves aesthetic purposes as well as providing basic protection from the elements.
They are often used as coatings on fruits and vegetables to preserve their freshness and values while exporting to various countries. In addition to the edible products industry, food glazing agents also finds applications in the export industry for the coating of fruits and vegetables to provide them with protection while they are shifted.
The growing interest of consumers in the appearance and texture of foods along with the multitude benefits that come with using food glazing agents is set to drive the market from 2020 to 2025. Also, the growth of food additive market and advancement in food technology has boosted the sales of food glazing agents. Innovation and introduction of new natural and organic products is yet another push in the right direction for the industry. As for the constraints for the industry, the lack of excessive spending money among consumers is a problem faced by the region. Since most of the major products that use food glazing agents on a large scale are manufactured by companies with high brand value, the relatively expensive pricing of the products in regions such as Africa will make it unappealable to consumers. Patent problems of glazing agents is another problem that plagues the industry.
Middle-East & Africa Food Glazing agents market is broadly classified into Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Carnauba wax, Candelilla wax, Shellac, Paraffin wax and others based on ingredient type. Furthermore, based on ingredient function they are classified into Coating Agents, Surface-Finishing Agents, Firming Agents, Film Formers and others. Based on application, they are classified into Bakery, Confectionary, Processed meat, poultry and fish, Fruits & Vegetables and others.
Geographically the Middle East and Africa Food Glazing Agents Market is segmented into KSA, UAE, Israel, rest of GCC countries, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan and Rest of MEA. The market share of the region is the second smallest, but the region has a respectable growth rate with a CAGR of 8.1% which is only a bit less than the global average.
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