Calcium Propionate Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Calcium Propionate Market Research Report Information By Application (Dairy & Frozen Products, Bakery Products, Pesticides & Fungicides,Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed, Others) Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa) Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4193-CR | November 2022 | Region: Global | 140 Pages         

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Calcium Propionate Market

Calcium Propionate Market Size Is Projected To Be Worth USD 588.87 million By 2030, Registering A CAGR Of 5.94% During The Forecast Period (2022-2030)

By Application Dairy & Frozen Products Bakery Products Pesticides & Fungicides Pharmaceuticals Animal Feed
Key Players
Companies Profiled   A.M Food Chemical Co. Ltd (China)   Calpro Specialities (India)   Eastman Chemical Company (US)   Perstorp Holdings AB (Sweden)   Fine Organics (India)   Kemin Industries Inc. (US)   Impextraco NV (US)   Kemira (Finland)   Macco Organiques Inc. (Canada)   Niacet (US).
Market Driving Forces   Cost-effective and functional potential of calcium propionate to boost demand
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Calcium Propionate Market Overview

The Calcium Propionate market size is projected to be worth USD 588.87 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.94% during the forecast period (2022–2030). The market was valued at USD 350.9 million in 2021.

Calcium propionate market expansion is fueled by factors such as rising demand for clean-label food products with longer shelf lives and calcium propionate's cost-effectiveness when compared to alternative preservatives. Food safety and shelf-life rules and regulations have made it difficult for feed and food processing businesses to formulate the proper combination of chemicals and preservatives without compromising product quality, a major limitation for the calcium propionate market.  

In 2021, the bakery products segment led the calcium propionate market in terms of application. In the bakery industry, calcium propionate is often used in bread. The consumption of calcium propionate is fueled by the rise of the bread sector, particularly in developing economies where per capita bread consumption is considerable. Major food manufacturers and processors use calcium propionate to keep their products fresh from production to consumption. Calcium Propionate is used to boost sales in products like cheese, jams and jellies, and chocolates. Consumer confidence in calcium propionate is expected to be bolstered by consumer education campaigns emphasizing the significance of adding synthetic antimicrobials, thorough antimicrobial safety evaluations, and clarification of the risk of food illness in the absence of preservatives.

Moreover, calcium propionate is significantly more cost-effective for feed and food preservation than other preservatives, such as sorbic acid, sodium propionate, and sorbates. Calcium propionate aids in the removal of dangerous microorganisms that naturally occur in grains, resulting in higher-quality animal feed. The need for calcium propionate is fueled by the rapid rise in prices of conventional preservatives, as well as their limited applicability. Thus, such parameters are expected to accelerate the growth of the calcium propionate market over the forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact on the Calcium Propionate Market:

The prime end-use industry of calcium propionate is the food industry. Due to COVID-19's stringent lockdown restrictions, transportation problems have arisen, negatively affecting the availability of adequate human resources and raw material supply. The supply chain of calcium propionate manufacturers, distributors, and consumers.

Furthermore, the lockdown tactics caused global calcium propionate transport networks to be disrupted. Certain port authorities have imposed a quarantine period on ships carrying commodities, causing delays in shipping expenses and lengthening the overall shipping time for critical raw materials used in the calcium propionate manufacturing process. As a result, COVID-19 had a negative influence on the calcium propionate market's supply chain.

The COVID-19 epidemic put unforeseen strains on food systems, posing a slew of imperative problems. Yet, particularly in developed economies, what is astonishing is the rapidity with which supply chain stakeholders have been able to reconfigure themselves to assure the continuous availability of food. As COVID-19 spreads, some bottlenecks will remain, and new disruptions may occur. The significance of an open and consistent international trading environment, which allows enterprises to tap into new sources of supply when traditional ones are compromised, has been highlighted by the swift responsiveness of food supply chains. Different products have faced disruptions at different points of the supply chain, and not all sectors and products have been equally affected.

Market Dynamics


  • Increasing Health Concerns Of Consumers In The Food Industry

Preservatives are essential for preventing food and feed rotting and maintaining the delivery of safe products to customers. Food and feed product preservation and quality maintenance are key challenges in the respective industries around the world. Calcium propionate has mostly been used in bakery and feed products throughout the previous decade. Calcium propionate's primary role is to inhibit the growth of germs on a variety of bread items that are susceptible to bacterial deterioration. As a result, calcium propionate is an excellent preservative for yeast-raised food to combat rotting. Furthermore, due to the rise of the meat, dairy, and processed meat sectors and other food uses, research in different fields has opened new pathways for the usage of calcium propionate in several food products. The demand for low-calorie foods is increasing as people are becoming more health-conscious. Consumers' trust in packaged, convenient foods has grown as their lifestyles have changed. Bakery products, meat, dairy & frozen desserts, fish, and seafood products, as well as fruits, salads, dressings, vegetables, diet foods, soups, sauces, and other ready-to-eat food products, are all part of the food category.


  • Presence of Potential Substitutes

Calcium propionate market expansion may be hampered by the availability of substitutes such as sodium propionate. The sodium version of propanoic acid, sodium propionate, has the European food additive code E281 and can be used as a preservative in food. This chemical is commonly used as a mould inhibitor in baked goods, as moisture in the air can easily contaminate them during cooling, slicing, and packaging after baking. It is the most commonly used propionate preservative in yeast-leavened baked goods, and it also improves calcium nutrition. Non-yeast-leavened baked goods should use sodium propionate or potassium propionate. When used as an antibacterial agent and flavouring agent in food, sodium propionate is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) with no restrictions other than good manufacturing practice. Therefore, the approval and availability of such a substitute are expected to hinder the growth of the calcium propionate industry.


  • Technological Advancements To Enhance Product Development

Continuous innovation is required to achieve a competitive advantage over other participants in the calcium propionate value chain. The availability of propionic acid is a major limiting factor in the calcium propionate market's expansion. The production of calcium propionate is influenced by limitations in propionic acid manufacturing capacity due to a lack of technological advancements. With technical developments and different new techniques to create propionic acid, the supply would be optimistic in the long run. This, in turn, will have a favourable impact on raw material availability and increase calcium propionate production. Calcium propionate and its end-use applications have a lot of potential in Asia-Pacific. The climatic conditions in this area are ideal for microbe growth on a variety of food products. As a result, end-users utilize calcium propionate to increase the product's shelf life. Consumption in Asia-Pacific will rekindle the demand for calcium propionate. Calcium propionate for the food and feed industries has recently become a major exporter from China. China is a power consumption and production hub due to rising urbanization, higher disposable incomes, and strong demand for processed foods, along with a low cost of production.


  • Stringent Regulation

Food safety and shelf-life legislation and regulations have prompted processing businesses to focus on finding the optimal formulation to deliver the best food product to consumers. Preservatives play a critical role in this regard. Allowable applications and dosage levels must be confirmed against local and regional rules. The global calcium propionate market is expected to be constrained by stringent quality and food safety standards. For instance, propionic acid and propionates are used at a rate of 0.1 percent to 0.4 percent in the US. According to federal rules, calcium propionate raises the pH of a food product by between 0.1 to 0.5 pH units, depending on the amount, pH, and type of product. Furthermore, federal laws set a maximum level of 0.32 percent based on the weight of the flour for white bread, flour, and rolls; 0.38 percent based on the weight of the wheat flour products, and 0.3 percent based on the weight of the flour for cheese products. The market's growth is stifled by such strict monitoring and controls.


By Application

  • Bakery Products

  • Dairy & Frozen Products

  • Animal Feed

  • Pesticides and Fungicides

  • Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics

  • Others

Regional Analysis

The global market for Calcium Propionate is segmented into the following regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Europe was the largest market for calcium propionate in 2021. This growth is attributed to the high demand for bakery products and bread in the region. Globally, North America is the most important market for food processing. Consumers with hectic lifestyles are looking for minimally processed meals with a long shelf life in the North American market. This fuels the market's expansion of calcium propionate because calcium propionate is essential for increasing the shelf life in the food industry. The calcium propionate market in North America is projected to be impacted by the rise in demand for convenience foods. Compared to other growing economies, the calcium propionate market in North America is quite established; therefore, growth is moderate. Due to the increased consumption of calcium propionate in numerous applications such as bakery products and feed, the US led the North American calcium propionate industry in 2020 with a significant share and is likely to grow at a moderate pace over the forthcoming years.

During the projection period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest market for calcium propionate. Rapid urbanization, economic progress, and the rise in purchasing power of the middle-class population have all contributed to an increase in bakery and convenience food consumption in the region. Due to changing consumer habits and increased demand for fresh products, Middle Eastern and African countries are rapidly adopting calcium propionate. Due to increased knowledge of calcium propionate and the benefits it provides, the Middle East and Africa region is likely to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The global Calcium Propionate market is expected to showcase healthy growth throughout the forecast period. The global market represents strong numbers in terms of consumption and is expected to grow year on year. The global Calcium Propionate market is fragmented in nature with several organized and unorganized players operating in the market. The Calcium Propionate market's top competitors are focused on boosting profitability and margins, extending their product portfolios, and acquiring a competitive edge through organic and inorganic growth methods such as expansions, acquisitions, and new launches.

The competitive landscape offers an analysis of the key developments and strategies of the companies operating in this market. The global calcium propionate market is mainly driven by the growing demand from the end-use industries, especially bakery products, dairy & frozen products, and animal feed.

Some of the key players operating in the global calcium propionate are A.M Food Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Calpro Specialities (India), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Perstorp Holdings AB (Sweden), Fine organics (India), Kemin Industries, Inc. (US), Impextraco NV (US), Kemira (Finland), Macco Organiques Inc (Canada), and Niacet (US). The market is highly fragmented, with many global, regional, and various unorganized players. Some of the leading producers include Eastman Chemical Company (US), Perstorp Holdings AB (Sweden), Kemin Industries, Inc. (US), and Kemira (Finland) hold the majority of the share in the market. These companies have a large manufacturing base, a global sales network, a vast product portfolio, and a brand image. 

Some of the key developments include:

  • In June 2021, Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, acquired Hare Topco, Inc. trading as Niacet Corp. This acquisition will enhance Kerry’s product portfolio in the food protection and preservation market.

  • In April 2021, Kemin Industries announced a distribution agreement with Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner (DKSH) to include distribution for Kemin Food Technologies, Asia in the Philippines and Indonesia.

  • In January 2021, Kemin Industries partnered with Zhuyi Mall to launch an e-commerce platform for animal and health nutrition businesses in China.

  • In November 2020, Kemin Industries and Pestell Nutrition, a leading distributor of minerals, feed ingredients, and feed additives within the animal nutrition sector, announced a distribution and logistics partnership across Canada.

  • In June 2020, Kemin Industries has entered into a partnership with Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner (DKSH) to be the distributor for Kemin Food Technologies in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Report Overview:

The Calcium Propionate market is segmented by application, and region in the report. In terms of insights, this report has focused on various levels of analysis such as market dynamics, value chain analysis, Porter's five forces, competitive landscape, and company profiles—all of which comprise and discuss views on the global Calcium Propionate emerging and fast-growing segments, regions, and countries.

Objectives of the Study

  • To get a comprehensive overview of the global Calcium Propionate market

  • To get wide-ranging information about the key factors driving the market and market opportunities

  • To gain information regarding the key players in the industry, their product portfolio, strategies, and key developments

  • To gain insights into the key country/region in which the market is growing

Intended Audience

  • Bakery Products Producers

  • Dairy & Frozen Products Producers

  • Animal Feed Manufacturers

  • Pesticides and Fungicides Manufacturers

  • Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Manufacturers

  • Research Institutes

  • Academic Institutes

  • Government Organizations

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size    2030: USD 588.87 Million
  CAGR    2030: 5.94% CAGR
  Base Year    2021
  Forecast Period    2022-2030
  Historical Data    2019, 2020
  Forecast Units    Value (USD Million) & Volume (Kilotons)
  Report Coverage    Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa
  Key Vendors   A.M Food Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Calpro Specialities (India), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Perstorp Holdings AB (Sweden), Fine organics (India), Kemin Industries, Inc. (US), Impextraco NV (US), Kemira (Finland), Macco Organiques Inc (Canada), and Niacet (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   â€¢ Technological advancements to enhance product development
  Key Market Drivers   â€¢ Cost-effective and functional potential of calcium propionate to boost demand • Increasing health concerns of consumers in the food industry

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global Calcium Propionate market would register a growth of 5.94%.

The bakery products application will play a prominent role in taking the market forward.

The easier approval and availability of multiple substitutes are expected to hinder the growth of the calcium propionate market.

The Europe calcium propionate market would enjoy the upper hand in the calcium propionate market.

Asia-Pacific would enjoy the upper hand in the Calcium Propionate market, and it is poised to grow at a rapid rate.

China is poised to set the trend for demand growth in the Calcium Propionate market.