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Food Flavors Market Research Report Information By Source (Natural and Synthetic), By Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Beverages, Sweet & Savory Snacks, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/3087-CR | 110 Pages | Author: Varsha More| November 2022

Global Food Flavors Market Overview

The food flavors market size was valued at USD 18.1 billion in 2022. The food flavors industry is projected to grow from USD 18.93 billion in 2023 to USD 24.81 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.61% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The increasing demand for processed foods and beverages (with growing disposable incomes), rising demand for various food applications, and the growing popularity of exotic flavors are the key market drivers expanding the market growth.Global Food Flavors Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Food Flavors Market Trends

  • Growing consumer awareness regarding natural food flavors to boost the market growth

A significant number of customers are aware of the synthetic ingredients that are utilized in food products. Growing awareness regarding the usage of natural ingredients and consumers' inclination towards consuming clean-label ingredients may propel the utilization of natural food essences. The manufacturers are capitalizing on the increasing trend of clean-label products by developing products with food flavors that are naturally sourced. Using natural flavors helps retain the ethnicity of edible products and provides an authentic taste and flavor. In recent years, synthetic food flavors such as benzophenone, pyridine, styrene, and ethyl acrylate have been identified to be carcinogenic. Various natural flavors thus replace these synthetic food flavors. The prevalence of natural flavorings acts as a preservative, which subsides the utilization of artificial preservatives.

Further, sustainability is a multidimensional issue where the food production system and diets play significant roles. It is necessary to advance toward a sustainable food future with coordinated initiatives. Household food consumption accounts for more than 60% of greenhouse gas emissions and 50-80% of overall resource usage. As a result, consumers are gradually implementing wholesome and environmentally friendly eating habits. Changing food consumption is a requirement for achieving sustainability goals, especially in high-income countries. The demand for natural food flavors is growing as customers increasingly prefer foods and beverages with natural tastes and environmentally ethical safe ingredients for health advantages, from blueberry-flavored protein drinks to rose-flavored teas driving the growth of the food flavors market revenue.

Additionally, the rising consumption of various packaged eatable items and beverages is a primary driver of the industry. All packaged consumables contain flavoring agents, among other food additives. The consumption of ready-to-eat food products is popular due to the fast-paced lifestyle and rising number of working women. The market for food flavors will rise as a result of this. Natural food consumption is rising, and the food business is constantly looking for novel flavoring ingredients. Players in the food flavor sector have a ton of potential because these natural flavoring ingredients have enhanced the food flavors market CAGR across the globe in recent years.

Furthermore, interest in fast food and packaged goods has increased due to rapidly rising earnings and urbanization. These factors are anticipated to increase demand for food and beverages since packaged goods need high flavoring loadings to retain the food flavor lost during mass production. The market for food tastes is anticipated to continue to develop, mostly due to the food and beverage sector. The food and beverage market has had a strong expansion, and it is anticipated that this growth will continue in the years to come. The need for food flavors to enhance the flavor of products is also anticipated to rise as attempts are made to lower the number of calories, salt, and fat in foods.

Food Flavors Market Segment Insights

Food Flavors Source Insights

The food flavors market segmentation, based on source, includes natural and synthetic. The natural segment held the majority share of 2022 the food flavors market revenue. This is primarily owing to various regional cuisine influences. Natural extracts from several plants provide the ethnicity of a regional dish, unlike synthetic food flavors. Several food chains are adopting these natural flavors to provide an authentic taste. However, synthetic is the fastest-growing category due to decreased consumer preference for these artificial food flavor additives. The production of these elements is cost-effective, which is why the manufacturers adopt them in their food products.

Food Flavors Application Insights

The food flavors market data has been bifurcated by application and includes bakery & confectionery, dairy & frozen desserts, beverages, sweet & savory snacks, and others. The beverages segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. This is due to the emerging trends of premiumization, convenience, functionality, and sustainability. The increasing popularity of innovative food flavors across the beverage industry has significantly contributed to market growth. However, bakery & confectionery is the fastest-growing category because various food flavors, such as natural spices and fruit, are widely utilized in dairy beverages and other dairy products.

Figure 1:  Food Flavors Market, by Application, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Food Flavors Market, by Application, 2022 & 2030Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Food Flavors Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The Europe food flavors market accounted for USD 8.29 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. Huge demand for dairy products such as cheese, milk, or butter was witnessed in the European market, which fuels the demand for food flavors due to their use in dairy products to attain a delicious taste. Natural food flavors are majorly used in the European market due to increased consumer awareness regarding the side effects of artificial food flavors.

Further, the prominent countries studied in the market report are: The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.Figure 2:  FOOD FLAVORS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)FOOD FLAVORS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

North America food flavors market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the region's consumption of numerous regional cuisines. Due to the region's migratory population, authentic food products are consumed there, which has prompted the creation of numerous international edible services. American consumers enjoy Indian and Japanese cuisine. Further, the Germany food flavors market held the largest market share, and the UK food flavors market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific food flavors market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. This is due to the increased demand for innovative and improved food items. The high production and sales of the food and beverage industry, the rising purchasing power of the general public, and the growing presence of significant regional players are driving the market for food flavors in the region. Moreover, China food flavors market held the largest market share, and the India food flavors market was the fastest-growing market in the region.

Food Flavors Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Major market players are spending a huge amount of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will assist the food flavors market to grow even more. Market participants are also taking several strategic initiatives to grow their footprint ly, with key market developments such as contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, new product launches, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the food flavors industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and increasing market environment.

One of the major business strategies manufacturers adopt in the  food flavors industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector is manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs. The food flavors market major player such as Givaudan SA (US), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (US), Firmenich SA (Switzerland) and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.

Synergy Flavors, Inc. provides artificial food flavors and colors of different products. The Company manufactures flavors, extracts, syrups, and powders of different products like coffee, tea, botanical, herbal, fruit and vegetables. Synergy Flavors serves customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Portugal. In May 2021, Synergy Flavors, Inc. declared the acquisition of Innova Foods Pty Ltd., the leading savory flavor ingredient producer owned by Griffith Foods. This acquisition has expanded their business worldwide, accelerating the  market for food flavors.

Also, Givaudan SA manufactures and markets fragrances and food flavors from natural and synthetic ingredients. The Company sells its products to manufacturers of perfumes, beverages, prepared foods, and consumer goods. Givaudan operates worldwide. In February 2020, Givaudan SA acquired the United States-based specialty ingredients, food flavor, and fragrance company Ungerer & Company. This acquisition has been made to expand its business ly as Ungerer has spread out their presence in more than 60 countries.

Key Companies in the Food Flavors market include

  • Koninklijke DSM NV

  • Kerry Group PLC


  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

  • Givaudan

  • Firmenich SA

  • Corbion NV

  • Sensient Technologies

  • Symrise AG

  • Cargill Inc., among others

Food Flavors Industry Developments

August 2021: Taiyo International partnered with ITO EN, a supplier of authentic, flavorful, and highly nutritious tea, intending to supply high-quality matcha to the food, beverage, and supplement industries in North America.

July 2021: Symrise acquired Giraffe Foods Inc, a leading manufacturer of custom taste solutions for various food industries. This acquisition facilitated the expansion of North America's flavor & nutrition segment.

February 2021: IFF declared its merger with DuPont’s Nutrition and Biosciences business operation to enhance its product portfolio in natural ingredients. The company has invested a huge amount in a merger, which will assist the company in meeting consumer demands for producing healthier and natural food products.

Food Flavors Market Segmentation

Food Flavors Source Outlook

  • Natural

  • Synthetic

Food Flavors Application Outlook

  • Bakery & Confectionery

  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts

  • Beverages

  • Sweet & Savory Snacks

  • Others

Food Flavors 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

Market Size 2022 USD 18.1 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 18.93 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 24.81 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.61% (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 Source, Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Koninklijke DSM NV, Kerry Group PLC, BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Givaudan, Firmenich SA, Corbion NV, Sensient Technologies, Symrise AG, and Cargill Inc.
Key Market Opportunities Rising consumer awareness regarding natural food flavors
Key Market Dynamics Consumer inclination toward botanicals and floral flavors Adoption of cannabis as a natural ingredient for flavor development

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The food flavors market size was valued at USD 18.1 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.61% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

Europe had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are Koninklijke DSM NV, Kerry Group PLC, BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Givaudan, Firmenich SA, Corbion NV, Sensient Technologies, Symrise AG, and Cargill Inc.

The natural category dominated the food flavors industry in 2022.

The beverages had the largest share of the market.

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