Confectionery Ingredients Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Confectionery Ingredients Market Research Report Information By Type (Cocoa & Chocolate, Dairy Ingredients, Emulsifiers, Stabilizers & Thickeners (EST), Malts, Oils & Shortenings, Sweeteners, and Others), By Source (Natural and Synthetic), By Application (Chocolate Confectionery, Sugar Confectionery, and Chewing Gums), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And the Rest Of The World) โ€“ Market Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/3145-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Varsha More | February 2024         

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Global Confectionery Ingredients Market Overview


The Confectionery Ingredients Market Size was valued at USD 80.9 billion in 2022. The confectionery ingredients market industry is projected to grow from USD 86.32 Billion in 2023 to USD 127.37 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The key market drivers boosting the confectionery ingredients market share growth are the rising demand for convenience foods, urbanization, and consumer propensity for indulgence goods.


Confectionery Ingredients Market Overview
Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Confectionery Ingredients Market Trends



  • Rising flavored confectionery ingredients demand to drive market growth


Sweet confections, chocolate, and gum confections make up most confectionery products. Ingredients for confectionery include all those goods significantly contributing to a confectionery item's desired texture, taste, appearance, and flavor. In addition to the food industry, confectionery ingredients are used in various industries, including beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and others. The growing diabetic population worldwide and consumer preference for sugar-free confectionery are expected to boost demand for healthy confectionery ingredients. Moreover, product innovation by market participants is expected to drive the confectionery ingredients market revenue growth over the forecast years.


The demand for flavored confectioneries, like chocolate, strawberry, orange, and others, has steadily increased due to their distinct flavors drawing consumers in, appealing product packaging, as well as marketing & promotional activities carried out by the key players to broaden the reach of their products among their targeted end-user sectors. The rising demand for sugar-free products such as obese and diabetic cakes, industrialization, increased purchasing power per capita, and the use of color naturally derived from specific color emulsion technology are expected to drive the confectionery ingredients market CAGR.


Confectionery Ingredients Market Segment Insights


Confectionery Ingredients Type Insights


Based on types, the confectionery ingredients market segmentation includes cocoa & chocolate, dairy ingredients, emulsifiers, stabilizers & thickeners (EST), malts, oils & shortenings, sweeteners, and others. The cocoa & chocolate segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing to around ~25-27% of the confectionery ingredients market revenue. This is primarily due to its diverse applications, which include confectionery, baking, food processing, and food technology. Furthermore, the antioxidant property of cocoa aids in the control of cholesterol and blood sugar levels. As a result of its high polyphenol content, cocoa appeals to consumers who favor healthy foods by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attacks. The segment's growth is also anticipated to benefit from rising premium chocolate demand and an expansion of the culture of chocolate gifting in both developed and developing economies. The demand for flavoring ingredients is expected to rise in the coming years as food product innovation increases.


Confectionery Ingredients Source Insights


Sources have bifurcated the confectionery ingredients market data into natural and synthetic. The natural segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period 2022-2030. The highest growth in this market sector can be largely attributed to rising consumer awareness of the advantages of eating foods with natural ingredients, rising consumer preference for clean-label and healthy products, and rising use of stevia and other natural sugar substitutes by leading food and beverage companies.


Confectionery Ingredients Application Insights


The confectionery ingredients industry has been segmented based on application into chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, and chewing gums. Chocolate confectionery held the largest segment share in 2022, owing to rising chocolate consumption worldwide, attributed to its health benefits, rich flavor, and mouthfeel. Chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants, and some studies have shown that it can lower cholesterol and prevent memory deterioration.


Figure 1: Confectionery Ingredients Market, by Application, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)
Confectionery Ingredients Market, by Application, 2022 & 2030


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Further, the sugar confectionery segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR in the confectionery ingredients industry during the forecast period. This is primarily due to rising demand for various types and colors of candies. Confectionery consumption is rising in developing middle-income countries such as Brazil and India and in countries with historically low sugar consumption, such as China and Japan. Chocolate consumption is increasing in more affluent societies.


Confectionery Ingredients Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Confectionery Ingredients market accounted for USD 37.05 billion in 2022 and will likely exhibit significant CAGR growth over the study period. The on-the-go food lifestyle in countries such as Canada and the United States may boost demand throughout the forecast period. Bakery manufacturers' convenience and easy-to-carry options, such as pocket wraps and rolls, also drive growth. Gluten-free food is one of the market's current trends periods. Changing lifestyles have created a demand for alternatives to traditional home cooking, which has fueled the demand for processed and packaged foods. The growing working population is looking for food that takes less time to prepare than traditional foods. Moreover, consumer perceptions of health and well-being drive them to choose a healthy diet. The ongoing evolution of the food processing industry has resulted in the development of new packaged foods to meet North American consumers' growing demand for convenience foods.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the U.S., Germany, Canada, France, the UK, Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Australia, China, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: CONFECTIONERY INGREDIENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
CONFECTIONERY INGREDIENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


The European confectionery ingredients market accounts for the second-largest market share. This is primarily due to the region's established industries; additionally, it provides top-quality confectionery globally. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that Europe is a very diverse market for cocoa, making it very intriguing. Its thriving chocolate processing and manufacturing sector requires many cocoa beans. The demand for specialty cocoa is growing even though the industry processes much bulk cocoa. Sustainability is a major issue for the European and cocoa markets. Further, the German confectionery ingredients market held the largest market share, and the UK confectionery ingredients market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Confectionery Ingredients Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. China and India are the most populous countries, and their populations are expected to grow. Urban populations in the Asia Pacific region are gravitating more and more towards Western cuisine, so many companies tend to increase production rates and adopt cutting-edge production methods to create high-quality goods. Baking ingredient manufacturers can supply emulsifiers, enzymes, baking powders, oils, and fats to high-quality products. This will increase the demand for baking ingredients. Moreover, China’s confectionery ingredients market held the largest market share, and the Indian confectionery ingredients market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Confectionery Ingredients Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players focus on new product development through significant R&D investments and innovative technologies to produce high-quality products at low prices. Important companies in the confectionery ingredients industry are forming joint ventures, partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to expand their geographic reach and strengthen their market position.


Along with other key market developments, market participants introduce new products, sign contracts, buy businesses, increase investments, and collaborate with other organizations to broaden their reach. The confectionery ingredients market major players, such as Cargill, DuPont, Tate & Lyle PLC, Olam, AAK AB, and others, are working to boost demand by funding research and development initiatives. In recent years, the confectionery ingredients industry has provided some of the most significant advantages to natural sugar confectionery.


British Bakels produces and sells a wide range of high-quality bakery ingredients to the commercial bakery market. British Bakels (UK) introduced vegan baking ingredients in January 2020. As veganism gained traction in 2020, consumer demand for high-quality vegan bakery alternatives is expected to rise. As a result, Bakels expanded its vegan range to include indulgent vegan fillings.


Also, Cargill Inc is an agribusiness company that offers food, financial products, and agricultural, industrial, and risk management services. It markets, processes, and distributes grains, oilseeds, sugar, meat, other food products, and cotton. Natural ingredients are also produced for the personal care industry, pet food, animal feed, and bio-industrial products. In February 2019, Cargill introduced Gerkens CT70 cocoa powder, which is intended to be widely used to prepare baked goods. The product claims to provide a true chocolate experience regarding smell and taste.


Key Companies in the confectionery ingredients market include



  • Cargill Incorporated (US)

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (US)

  • DuPont (US)

  • Kerry Group Plc (Ireland)

  • Arla Foods (Denmark)

  • Tate & Lyle PLC (UK)

  • Olam International (Singapore)

  • Barry Callebaut (Switzerland)

  • Ingredion Incorporated (US)

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands)

  • AAK AB (Sweden)


Confectionery Ingredients Industry Developments


June 2020: Cargill collaborated with a local supplier in western India to establish its first chocolate production facility in Asia.


November 2019: Dangote Flour Mills Plc, a pasta manufacturer, has been acquired by Olam International. This has contributed to the growing consumer demand for chemical-free and organic confectionery ingredients goods.


January 2019: Barry Callebaut, a leader in producing high-quality cocoa products, has acquired Inforum, a leading Russian B2B confectionery ingredients manufacturer of chocolate, fillings, and compound coatings.


Confectionery Ingredients Market Segmentation


Confectionery Ingredients Type Outlook



  • Cocoa & Chocolate

  • Dairy Ingredients

  • Emulsifiers, Stabilizers & Thickeners (EST)

  • Malts

  • Oils & Shortenings

  • Sweeteners

  • Others


Confectionery Ingredients Source Outlook



  • Natural

  • Synthetic


Confectionery Ingredients Application Outlook



  • Chocolate Confectionery

  • Sugar Confectionery

  • Chewing Gums


Confectionery Ingredients Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada





  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe





  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific





  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 80.9 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 86.32 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 127.37 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.7% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019-2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Source, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Germany, Canada, the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, India, Australia, China, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Cargill Incorporated (US), Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), DuPont (US), Kerry Group Plc (Ireland), Arla Foods (Denmark), Tate & Lyle PLC (UK), Olam International (Singapore), Barry Callebaut (Switzerland), Ingredion Incorporated (US), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), AAK AB (Sweden)
Key Market Opportunities Rising demand for confectioneries Increasing demands for sugar-free products
Key Market Dynamics Growing preference for natural ingredients among manufacturers of confections




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The confectionery ingredients market size was valued at USD 80.9 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

North America had the largest revenue share of the market.

The key players in the market are Cargill Incorporated (US), Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), DuPont (US), Kerry Group Plc (Ireland), Arla Foods (Denmark), Tate & Lyle PLC (UK), Olam International (Singapore), Barry Callebaut (Switzerland), Ingredion Incorporated (US), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), and AAK AB (Sweden).

The natural category dominated the market in 2022.

Chocolate confectionery had the most significant market share.

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