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Starch Derivatives Market by Product (Maltodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Glucose Syrup, Hydrolysates, Modified Starch), By Application (Food & Beverages, Feed, Paper, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals and others including industrial applications, bio-Ethanol, bio fuel, glue manufacturing) - Global Industry Analysis, Trend, Size, Share and Forecast 2015 - 2021

Report Description

The global starch derivatives market is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. Increasing usage of starch derivatives in industrial application is propelling the growth of the starch derivatives market. The starch derivatives market is categorized by product type into maltodextrin, glucose syrup, cyclodextrin, hydrolysates, and modified starch. Based on application, the starch derivatives market is segmented into food and beverages, feed, cosmetics, paper and pharmaceuticals among others including industrial applications and bio-ethanol. Glucose syrup holds a major share of the market, whereas maltodextrin experienced the highest growth in the market in terms of revenue in 2014. The demand for glucose syrup is expected to grow at a higher rate as compared to other product segments due to its increasing applications in various industries such as feeds, pharmaceuticals, paper, and cosmetics in developing countries. It is often used as flavor enhancer, volume-adding agent, texture agent, and inhibitor of sugar from crystallizing in drinks.

Furthermore, increasing health consciousness and growing demand for natural sweetener is driving the demand for starch derivatives globally. Increasing demand for convenience food and beverages in various countries such as China, Germany, India, the U.S., Brazil, and Saudi Arabia is one of the key factors propelling the growth of the starch derivatives market. In the past few decades, several developments have taken place in the starch derivatives industry, which has experienced a shift from conventional food products to time-saving food containing starch derivatives in the convenience and processed food category.

Globally, demand for starch derivatives is governed by the performance functionality and quality of the products. In addition, growing demand for starch derivatives in the pharmaceuticals industry is one of the key factors supporting the growth of the market significantly. Increasing research and development expenditure coupled with fluctuation in raw material prices is likely to restrict the expansion of the starch derivatives market. However, this market is expected to grow in the next few years due to rising consumption of starch derivatives in various emerging countries and increasing application of starch derivatives in different sectors such as food and beverage, paper, animal feed and pharmaceutical among others. The research report covers drivers, restraints and opportunities of the starch derivatives market. The research study features present market trends and provides the forecast from 2015 to 2021. The report also covered the current market scenario for starch derivatives and highlighted its future market trends that are likely to affect the demand for starch derivatives. By geography, the market has been bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The present market size and forecast until 2021 are covered in the report.

In 2014, Asia Pacific held the largest share of the starch derivatives market followed by Europe, North America, and Rest of the World (RoW). Asia Pacific is the largest as well as the fastest growing regional market due to rising demand for starch derivatives in India and China. Moreover, Asia Pacific is expected to maintain its leading position during the forecast period. The rise in demand for starch based food and beverages, and increasing application in pharmaceutical sector in India and China is expected to drive the growth of the starch derivatives market in Asia Pacific. Therefore, food and beverage manufacturers are focusing on producing starch based products to meet the consumers need in Asia Pacific.

The research study also analyzes different factors inhibiting and influencing the growth of the starch derivatives market. The analysis of market attractiveness provided in the report features key investing areas in the starch derivatives industry. Furthermore, the report will help starch derivatives manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors understand the present and future trends in this market and formulate their business strategies accordingly.

Key players in the starch derivatives market include Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Frères S.A., BENEO-Palatinit GmbH, AGRANA Group, Avebe U.A. and Grain Processing Corporation.

The scope of the study presents a comprehensive evaluation of the stakeholder strategies and winning imperatives for them by segmenting the starch derivatives market as below:

Global starch derivatives market, by product type

  • Maltodextrin
  • Cyclodextrin
  • Glucose Syrup
  • Hydrolysates
  • Modified Starch

Global starch derivatives market, by application

  • Food and Beverages
  • Feed
  • Paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others (including industrial applications, bio-Ethanol, bio fuel, glue manufacturing etc.)

In addition the report provides cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the following geographical markets:

Global starch derivatives market, by geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Preview Analysis

Starch derivatives market is expected to experience steady growth over the forecast period. It can be formulated into many different types of foods and beverages, animal feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products among others. In the food and beverage industry, starch derivatives are used as stabilizers and thickeners. Consequently, the booming food industry is driving growth of the starch derivatives market. Moreover, they are used as an emulsifier in cosmetics, as a tablet binder in the pharmaceutical industry, and fiber additive in the animal feed. In the report, the starch derivatives market is segmented into by product types, by application and by geography. Based on product type, the starch derivatives are segmented into maltodextrin, glucose syrup, hydrolysates, cyclodextrin and modified starch. By application, the market is segmented into food and beverages feed, cosmetics paper and pharmaceuticals among others.

Glucose syrup product segment holds a major share of the market, whereas maltodextrin accounted for the highest demand in the market in terms of revenue in 2014. Glucose syrup finds applications in various industries such as feeds, pharmaceuticals, paper, and cosmetics. It is often used as flavor enhancer, volume-adding agent, texture agent, and inhibitor of sugar from crystallizing in drinks.
Factors such as increasing demand for convenience food and beverages in developing countries and rising demand for natural sweeteners are propelling the growth of the starch derivatives market. Major starch derivatives companies are investing large amounts of their capital on research and development that helps in enhancing the quality and functionality of starch derivative products in the market globally. Furthermore, starch derivatives plays an essential function in the textile weaving and finishing, glue production, bio-fuel, and the fermentation industries. However, increasing raw material prices and implementation of bio-fuel policies are some of the factors hindering the growth of the starch derivatives market.

The food and beverage application sector generated higher revenue than others application sector and it is one of the major factors driving the market for starch derivatives. The starch derivatives market has experience diversified trends across different regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Regionally, Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2014 and is expected to grow significantly due to growing demand from leading markets such as India and China. Additionally, Europe and North America is projected to be the major consumers’ base of starch derivatives during the forecast period followed by Asia Pacific. Though Asia Pacific held the largest market share in global starch derivatives market, still it is expected to grow at a high CAGR due to high demand for starch based food and beverages in leading populous countries such as China and India. 

Starch derivatives market is dominated by key players such as Tate & Lyle PLC, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Roquette Frères S.A., Ingredion Incorporated, Cargill, Incorporated, BENEO-Palatinit GmbH, AGRANA Group, Avebe U.A., Grain Processing Corporation and Emsland-Stärke Gmbh. 


Global starch derivatives market is valued at USD 48.66 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 68.77 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2015 to 2021. Strong demand for natural sweeteners in food processing industry is estimated to positively impact the global starch derivatives market during the forecast period. Increasing non-carbonated and energy drinks consumption which contain abundant natural sweeteners is supposed to compliment the global market growth. Apart from food and beverage processing applications, there are some other end-use industries such as paper production, glue manufacturing, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textile weaving and bio-fuels where starch derivatives have been widely used. Thus, such wide range of applications is expected to further drive the global starch derivatives market growth over the forecast period. In addition, shifting trends towards natural ingredients usage in the end-use industries are assumed to strengthen the global market. Starch derivatives possess properties such as pH stability, acidic stability, film-forming properties, flocculation, process tolerance and sheer stability, which make it important for the food processing industry. Such essential properties are supported to strengthen starch derivatives market demand.

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