Latin America Food Colors Market by Type (Synthetic, Natural, Nature-Identical), by Application (Processed Food, Beverages, Bakery & Confectionery Products, Dairy Products, Oils & Fats, Poultry, Meat and Seafood), by Form (Gel, Powder, Liquid and Paste), and By Country (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Rest of Latin America) – Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 1421
Pages: 137

Latin America Food Colors Market Growth and Forecast (2023 - 2028):

The Latin America Food Colors Market was worth US$ xx million in 2022, and it is estimated that it will reach a valuation of US$ xx million by 2028 with a notable annual development rate between 2023 and 2028.

Product Description:

Food colors refer to chemicals made to improve the appearance of food by giving it artificial shine and color. They are even used in various brand salad dressings, smoked salmon colorings, and pickles, as well as in some medications. The bright colors of baked goods, sports drinks, and candy are due to the application of artificial food coloring. Food coloring is classified into natural food coloring, synthetic food coloring, and mixed food coloring. It is widespread in everyday life and is also included in foods and drinks that we did not expect. These substances are added to food or drinks that change color to make them soluble in water. Natural food coloring is derived from a variety of vegetables, fruits, plants, minerals, and other natural food sources. Artificial colors are compounds that are used to add flavor and improve the appearance of foods or to improve the flavoring properties of foods.

Recent Developments in Latin America Food Colors Industry:

  • In March 2018, Sensient Technologies acquired GlobeNatural (Peru). The acquired company is called Sensient Natural Colors Peru S.A.C. (Peru).

Latin America Food Colors Market Growth:

Changes in lifestyles and globalization have led to increased use of Latin America food colors in a growing market.


The Latin America market for food colors is driven primarily by increasing demand from the beverage industry and the bakery and confectionery industries. For commercial adoption, synthetic food colors are in high demand due to their high light stability, low cost, and low microbial contamination. The high demand for flavored drinks, fruit juices and nutritional drinks drives the Latin America market for food colors. Growing consumer awareness of clean label products, the health risks associated with synthetic colors, and the health benefits of using natural food colors are driving the demand for food colors over synthetic colors. Due to food safety concerns due to chemical contamination of food and the adverse effects of synthetic additives, consumers are increasingly demanding products with clean labels. Growing health awareness, rising consumer purchasing power, and increasing instances of food contamination are driving the Latin America demand for clean-labeled natural foods. This growing demand has led to the launch of several new products with claims such as "natural". As a result, food manufacturers are investing in clean labels, which in turn incorporate clean-labeled food colors to introduce new products or modify existing product portfolios. Changing preferences for color products due to taste perception will drive the growth of the Latin America food color industry. Along with favorable government regulations, the high adoption of products in gourmet cooking will expand product coverage. Using edible colors to enhance an item's visual appeal and texture is a key factor in increasing product penetration.

Synthetic pigments can cause allergic disorders among consumers. Using chemicals that contain heavy metals like lead or arsenic to make synthetic food coloring can cause life-threatening illnesses. Food colors are attracting market attention because they attract consumers who see them as "safe to use" products due to their natural origin. Natural colors reduce the risk of allergies and intolerances for the consumer. These factors are driving the demand for natural colors in food and beverage applications. The growing world population is expected to increase demand for food and beverages, likely to further increase demand for the product during the forecast period. As consumer awareness of exotic and traditional flavored products increases, the growing demand for fast food is expected to drive further market growth in the coming years.


Consumers face many challenges regarding the cost, process, application, and quality of natural ingredients. The extraction process for natural ingredients is complex and time-consuming, and although natural ingredients are somewhat consumed, the yield of high-purity products is poor. This factor is expected to hamper the growth of the Latin America food colors market in the coming years.

Impact of COVID 19 on the Latin America Food Colors Market:

Global concerns about the coronavirus pandemic have had a negative impact on the functioning of the global food and beverage industry. While this pandemic is expected to have a negative impact on the market in the short term, food coloring prices are expected to rise in 2020 to overcome economic instability. The world has stalled with the arrival of COVID-19. Weakening consumer demand for lifestyle and wellness products due to social restrictions and lockdown policies negatively affects demand patterns in the food color market. However, restrictions on the resumption of economic activity in the consumer goods market and the ease of public discourse suggest that a recovery in market demand for food coloring is imminent.

Latin America Food Colors Market Segmentation Analysis:

By type, nature-identical colors accounted for the highest proportion in 2018, followed by synthetic. In the food industry, syrups, jams / preserves, candies are mainly used by food and beverage manufacturers due to their wide range of applications. Recent trends in the food industry have consumers turning towards natural colors due to the health benefits.

By application, the processed foods accounted for the largest share in 2018, followed by bakery and confectionery products.

In terms of form, the liquid sector accounted for the largest share in 2019. Liquid dyes are the most common form applied to almost all food products.

Regional Analysis:

Geographically the Latin America Food Colors Market is segmented into Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Rest of Latin America. The Latin America regions are expected to contribute in the global food color market. This, coupled with increasing disposable income coupled with lifestyle changes in Brazil, the GCC countries and South Africa, promotes the consumption of processed foods, increasing the demand for food colors.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Latin America Food Colors Market are

  • Naturex S.A
  • Sensient Technology Corporation
  • D.D. Williamson & Co. Inc
  • MC Corporation
  • Chr. Hansen S/A
  • Fiorio Colori
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V
  • Döhler Group
  • Kalsec Inc

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