The Global Citric Acid Market size was worth US$ 3.7 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach the valuation of US$ 5.3 billion by 2027 and register a CAGR of 4.8% during 2022-2027.
Citrus fruits naturally comprises of citric acid, which is declared as a weak organic acid. Citric acid is a crystalline acid with a stinging flavor found in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. It's made commercially from sugar fermentation and used as a flavoring and setting agent. A citric acid buffer solution can be created by adding trisodium citrate, a citric acid salt, to the solution. If the target pH is between 3 and 6.2, the citric acid buffer solution is the best option. When citric acid is heated to 175°C, it is partially changed into aconitic acid by removing water and partly transformed into acetone dicarboxylic acid by releasing carbon dioxide and water. Citric acid is produced at temperatures exceeding 175 °C. Citric acid is an organic acid that is commonly used as a chelating agent, a buffering agent, and a derivatization agent.
The Citric Acid Market is expected to be driven by the rising high demand for citric acid in food and beverages used as a supplement to conserve food. During the forecast period 2022-2027, the activities of citric acid as a pH control agent and as a chelating agent that promotes the action of antioxidants in food preservation are expected to push the growth of the Citric Acid Market.
Market Size Available
2021 – 2027
2022 - 2027
By Form, Application, Function, Grade and Region
Various Analyses Covered
Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities
North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Market Leaders Profiled
Pfizer, Cargill, Tate & Lyle plc, Danisco A/S, Kenko Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, Gadot Biochemical, COFCO Biochemical (AnHui) Co., Ltd, RZBC Group Co. Ltd , S.A. Citrique Belge N.V and Others.
The escalating demand for the product to preserve food, which is linked with the soaring demand from the food and beverage industry, is anticipated to propel the expansion of the global citric acid market during the foreseen period.
Because the use of phosphate is prohibited in some areas, citric acid is widely utilized in cleaning products, and major companies are conducting various research and development efforts, all of which are contributing to the market's growth. In addition, the pharmaceutical industry's growth is creating a flood of new market opportunities. The increased demand for RTD beverages and RTE foods is another major aspect of the market being investigated. On the global market, innovative beverages with unusual and ethnic fruit flavors and flavor mixtures have also evolved. In terms of shelf life extension, pH buffering, flavor and tartness, and so forth, citric acid excels phosphoric, tartaric, and lactic acids.
The rising demand for ready-to-drink (RTD) healthy beverages and soft drinks facilitates the utilization of citric acid. Citric acid is often used to impart a nice acidic flavor to foods and beverages. It's also utilized in the manufacturing of gelatin desserts, jellies, and jams, among other things. It enhances the flavor of fruits, berries, and other items used in the preparation of dishes and candies. Citric acid is also used to add an acidic (sour) flavor to foods and soft drinks, as well as to stiffen canned tomatoes. Citric acid is a dry alternative to lemon juice or vinegar in dry foods such seasoning salts, flavoring powders, and crunchy snacks. In addition to the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, the animal feed, textiles, detergents and cleaners, and cosmetics industries drive the worldwide citric acid market. It lowers water hardness by acting as a foaming and chelating element in cleaning solutions.
Unstable stomach, weakness or exhaustion, light-headedness, diarrhea, nausea, and tingling in the hands or feet are all side effects of citric acid drugs or supplements. Researchers call for a more thorough examination into the long-term impacts of produced citric acid. Despite the fact that produced citric acid is FDA-approved, several academics are sceptical about its safety. It is prudent to be aware of the potential adverse effects, especially if there is an allergy or intolerance to the fungi used in the manufacturing process. GMO ingredients are widely used to make artificial citric acid, which has been linked to mould responses. The growth of the Citric Acid Market is being hampered by these difficulties.
The Citric Acid Market can be divided into two types based on the form: liquid and powder. In 2021, the Powder sector had the greatest market share. The rising use of powder citric acid as a substitute for lemon juice or vinegar in culinary preparations has fueled this expansion. Its use as a chelating agent to remove and prevent the formation of lime scale in evaporators and boilers is fueling the industry's expansion. The widespread use of citric acid powder as a flavoring agent and preservative in food and beverage applications is boosting this market's growth.
Furthermore, the Liquid segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.4 percent from 2022 to 2027, owing to an increase in the use of liquid citric acid in a variety of food and dairy products due to its beneficial characteristics as acidifying agents, texture modification, and flavor enhancement, as well as citric acid's use as a chelating agent.
Based on application, the Citric Acid Market can be divided into Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, and Others. In 2021, the Food and Beverage Segment had the most market share. Citric acid's use in dietary supplements and ice creams has skyrocketed, fueling this rise. Citric acid is also used to chelate metals. The widespread use of citric acid as a flavoring ingredient and preservative is fueling this industry's expansion.
Furthermore, due to the increasing use of citric acid to manage the pH value in pharmaceuticals and generate salt derivatives of minerals and metals, the Pharmaceuticals segment is expected to develop at the quickest CAGR of 5.6 percent from 2022 to 2027. Apart from being used as a chelating agent, citric acid is also used in antacids and denitrifies due to the effervescent effect it generates when combined with carbonates or bicarbonates, boosting the pharmaceuticals segment's growth.
The Global Citric Acid Market Report includes the segmentation of Regions:
Citric acid is widely found in packaged foods and drinks, where it is used to keep canned and jarred items fresh for longer periods of time. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a supply-demand imbalance, and people all over the world continued to stockpile food supplies in order to preserve them, with citric acid playing a key part. As a result, citric acid was in high demand during the epidemic.
Key Players in the Market:
Major Key Players in the Global Citric Acid Market are
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the report
1.3 Study Assumptions
1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods
2. Research Methodology
2.1 Analysis Design
2.2 Research Phases
2.2.1 Secondary Research
2.2.2 Primary Research
2.2.3 Data Modelling
2.2.4 Expert Validation
2.3 Study Timeline
3. Report Overview
3.1 Executive Summary
3.2 Key Inferencees
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Impact Analysis
4.2 Regulatory Environment
4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends
5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis
5.1 Key Player Benchmarking
5.1.1 Market share analysis
5.1.3 Regional Presence
5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape
5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations
6. Market Segmentation
6.1 Citric Acid Market , By Form
6.1.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)
6.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis
6.1.5 Market Attractiveness Index
6.2 Citric Acid Market , By Application
6.2.1 Food & Beverages
6.2.2 Personal care
6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)
6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis
6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index
7. Geographical Landscape
7.1 Global Citric Acid Market , by Region
7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2022-2027)
7.2.1 By Country
7.2.2 By Form
7.2.3 By Application
7.3.1 By Country
220.127.116.11 Rest of Europe
7.3.2 By Form
7.3.3 By Application
7.4 Asia Pacific
7.4.1 By Country
18.104.22.168 South Korea
22.214.171.124 South East Asia
126.96.36.199 Australia & NZ
188.8.131.52 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4.2 By Form
7.4.3 By Application
7.5 Latin America
7.5.1 By Country
184.108.40.206 Rest of Latin America
7.5.2 By Form
7.5.3 By Application
7.6 Middle East and Africa
7.6.1 By Country
220.127.116.11 Middle East
7.6.2 By Form
7.6.3 By Application
8. Key Player Analysis
8.1 Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG
8.1.1 Business Description
8.1.4 SWOT Analysis
8.1.5 Recent Developments
8.1.6 Analyst Overview
8.2 Cargill Incorporated
8.3 Merck KGaA
8.4 Gadot Biochemical Industries
8.5 Archer Daniels Midland Company
8.6 Foodchem International Corporation
8.7 Cofco Biochemical
8.8 Posy Pharmachem Pvt Ltd
8.9 Hawkins Pharmaceutical Group
8.10 Saudi Bio-Acids Company
9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities
List of Tables
List of Figures
The Global Citric Acid Market can reach to a valuation of US$ 5.3 billion by 2027.
The global citric acid market is anticipated to have the CAGR of 4.8% in the next six years.
The Food and Beverage Segment had the most global citric acid market share.
Unstable stomach, weakness or exhaustion, light-headedness, diarrhea, nausea, and tingling in the hands or feet are all side effects of citric acid drugs or supplements. Therefore, these side effects further hinder the market growth.
The rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is driving this region's growth.
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