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Monosodium Glutamate Market Research Report Information By Application (Additives, Acidity Regulators, Preservatives, and Others), By End-User (Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Animal Feed, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/2006-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| May 2024

Global Monosodium Glutamate Market Overview

The Monosodium Glutamate Market Size was anticipated at USD 6.81 billion in 2023. The Monosodium Glutamate industry is projected to grow from USD 7.14 Billion in 2024 to USD 9.99 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.28% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased demand for ready-to-eat food products and growing food industries are key market drivers contributing to market growth and expansion.

Monosodium Glutamate Market Overview

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

Monosodium Glutamate Market Trends

  • Growing food industries are driving the market growth

The rising food industries drive market CAGR for monosodium glutamate (MSG). The usage of monosodium glutamate as a food additive, flavor enhancer, acidity regulator, preservative, and other uses has been discovered and acknowledged. There has been a rising need for food industries, projected to expand the monosodium glutamate (MSG) market. Over the anticipated period, expanding the livestock and food industries has contributed to the lucrative growth prospects for the worldwide monosodium glutamate (MSG) market. This is due to the growth of domestic and business markets, particularly in exploding economies like the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.

Additionally, processed food preference is projected to continue to be a key factor in driving the  MSG market over the foreseeable future. Fermentation has replaced the extraction procedure in MSG manufacturing because it can generate MSG in large quantities at a reasonable cost per unit. Moreover, a rise in eateries is anticipated to fuel industry expansion. MSG has been labeled "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) by the American Food and Drug Administration. MSG is a typical seasoning ingredient in Chinese restaurants. Ajinomoto, a condiment made with MSG, is frequently used in restaurants worldwide to provide umami flavor. To generate such from before-cooked foods that are ready to consume and related opportunities in the Market, key players are attempting to enter into the future possibilities of the food sector. They foster innovation, adapt to quality measures, and boost usability.

The COVID-19 epidemic badly damaged the food and beverage business. The food service sector and the MSG supply chain have suffered due to international limitations. Retailers and online marketplaces can load up on processed items before the COVID outbreak, ensuring an ongoing source of MSG to its sellers. On the other side, as the use of refined foods has increased, MSG consumption has generally shown a respectable growth.

For instance, the processed meat market was valued at USD 1.5 trillion due to rising disposable income and a wide range of culinary trends. Consequently, it is projected that industrial expansion will boost the MSG market. As a result, it is anticipated that demand for Monosodium Glutamate will increase throughout the projection period due to the rising food industries. Thus, driving the Monosodium Glutamate market revenue.

Ajinomoto, a Japanese food processing and seasoning firm, plans to use social and digital media in 2018 to raise awareness about the safe consumption of its monosodium glutamate (MSG) seasoning product in India, according to a senior company executive. The Indian affiliate of the Japan-based company now imports aji-no-moto from its Thailand production, which mostly serves South East Asian markets.

Monosodium Glutamate Market Segment Insights

Monosodium Glutamate Application Insights

The Monosodium Glutamate market segmentation, based on Application, includes Additives, Acidity Regulators, Preservatives and Others. The additives segment dominated the Market, accounting for 58% of market revenue (USD 3.8 billion). MSG is used as a food additive during food preparation. It offers flavor in baked goods, meat, and dairy products, among other food items. It aids in providing food goods flavor and lengthening their shelf lives.

Figure 1:  Monosodium Glutamate Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Monosodium Glutamate Market

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

Monosodium Glutamate End-User Insights

The Monosodium Glutamate market segmentation, based on End-User, includes Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Animal Feed, and Others. The Food Processing category generated the highest revenue of about 60% (USD 3.9 billion) in 2022. The rising pace of population expansion worldwide drives up consumer demand for food items. Additionally, a shortage of time for preparing food and the rise in job-related obligations push customers to seek healthy substitutes. Additionally, consumers are expected to eat prepared foods internationally, raising the need for MSG products during the projected period.

Monosodium Glutamate Regional Insights

By Region, the research provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Monosodium Glutamate market region will dominate this Market, owing to increasing consumption of ready-to-eat food boosting consumption increase for MSG.

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

Figure 2: Monosodium Glutamate Market Share by Region 2022 (%)

Monosodium Glutamate Market Share by Region

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

Europe’s Monosodium Glutamate market is expected to grow significantly during the projected timeframe due to the increasing popularity of Asian cousins exposed to MSG. Further, the German Monosodium Glutamate market holds the largest market share, and the UK Monosodium Glutamate market is expected to grow quickly in the European Region.

The Asia-Pacific Monosodium Glutamate Market accounts for the second-highest market share. This is due to increased additives and flavor enhancers consumption in fast food chains and confectionery businesses. Moreover, China’s Monosodium Glutamate market dominates the market revenue. The Indian Monosodium Glutamate market is expected to grow steadily due to growing fast food chains in the Asia-Pacific region.

For instance, according to a National Library of Medicine report, the daily glutamate intake varies by Region. MSG consumption per day in developed nations is estimated to be between 0.3 and 1.0 g, higher for emerging nations. The daily average intake is rising to meet the growing demand for MSG.

Monosodium Glutamate Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their production capacity, which will help the Monosodium Glutamate market to grow further. Market participants are undergoing strategic approaches to expand and strengthen their footprint, with important market developments including product innovations, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments and expenditures, and partnerships with other organizations. The Monosodium Glutamate industry must offer cost-effective solutions to survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.

Manufacturing locally to minimize expenses is one of the organization's key business tactics in the  Monosodium Glutamate industry to benefit the consumer and capture untapped markets. In recent years, the Monosodium Glutamate industry has offered significant advantages to the food industry. Major players in the Monosodium Glutamate market include Fufeng Group (China), AJINOMOTO Co.Inc.(Japan), and Vedan International (Holdings) Limited. (Hong Kong), Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co.(China), KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO.LTD. (Japan), Shandong Linghua MSG Co., Ltd (China), Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group (China), Shandong Shenghua Group (China), Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co. Ltd. (China)and others., are attempting to capture the majority of the market share by investing in research and development to produce affordable solutions.

Vedan International (Holdings) Limited produces and sells refreshments, industrial products made from cassava starch, specialty chemical products, and food additives based on fermentation. MSG, a vital food ingredient at the core of the unique flavors of Asia's two billion consumers, has been the foundation of the company's enviable position as a quality manufacturer. Vedan International has definite competitive benefits that give its products genuine worth as it creates fresh goods that indicate the most recent advancements in manufacturing science and are projected to be significant profit drivers in the future. They have advanced knowledge in the massive fermentation process, starch analyzing conversion technology, and chemical & electro-chemical technology that will be a market driver in the future. The Group conducted a goods recall drill in July 2022 for each of its primary products, including MSG, Cha Cha Spiced Sunflower Seeds,  Seasoning, Modified Starch, Rice Protein, and Animal & Plant Liquid, giving it the knowledge needed to handle any potential situations.

Seasonings, nutritious oils, prepared foods, drinks, and dairy products are just a few of the food goods that Ajinomoto Co., Inc. manufactures and distributes. The business also produces specialty chemicals, amino acids, and medications. Ajinomoto had 36 operating locations as of 2021 and had an estimated 33,651 employees. In 2021, it will generate about 1.1 trillion JPY (USD 8 billion) in annual income. In September 2020, the Settlement of Japan Patent Litigation Between Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and CJ Japan Corp. Relating to Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Product Manufacturing.

Key Companies in the Monosodium Glutamate market include

  • Fufeng Group (China)

  • AJINOMOTO Co.Inc.(Japan)

  • Vedan International (Holdings) Limited. (Hong Kong)

  • Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co.(China)


  • Shandong Linghua MSG Co., Ltd (China)

  • Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group (China)

  • Shandong Shenghua Group (China)

  • Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co. Ltd. (China)

Monosodium Glutamate Industry Developments

Products like monosodium glutamate, known to assist and provide a distinctive flavor to food items that are neither bitter, sour, sweet, nor salty, constitute an important part of the monosodium glutamate market. It is extensively utilized by businesses in the food and beverage sector when manufacturing goods. It has additionally been combined with sugar to improve the flavor of bitter medications and make them more palatable when taken.

The existence of MSG in important markets in North America, such as the US market, is creating a pressing need to follow the guidelines set forth by the Food Chemicals Codex. These hypotheses have an important impact when added to food, either alone or in combination with other ingredients, primarily as a flavor enhancer in various food applications, including soups, meats, vegetable juices,  frozen meats, and dressings.

Due to the demographic diversity and wide range of tastes in nations like the USA and Russia, there has been an increase in the dependable need for flavor enhancers in developed and developing regions. This also encourages the flow of goods among the main destinations for importing MSG from Indonesia and China.

Monosodium Glutamate Market Segmentation

Monosodium Glutamate Application Outlook

  • Additives

  • Acidity Regulators

  • Preservatives

  • Others

Monosodium Glutamate End-User Outlook

  • Food Processing

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Cosmetics

  • Animal Feed

  • Others

Monosodium Glutamate 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 6.81 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 7.14 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 9.99 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.28% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, End-User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Fufeng Group (China), AJINOMOTO Co.Inc.(Japan), Vedan International (Holdings) Limited. (Hong Kong), Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co.(China), KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO.LTD. (Japan), Shandong Linghua MSG Co., Ltd (China), Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group (China), Shandong Shenghua Group (China), Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co. Ltd. (China)and others.
Key Market Opportunities Huge demand and utilization in the food processing industry.
Key Market Dynamics Rise in consumption of ready-to-eat food and other food-related alternatives.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Monosodium Glutamate market size was anticipated at USD 6.81 Billion in 2023.

The Monosodium Glutamate Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.28% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America holds the largest share of the Monosodium Glutamate Market.

The key players in the Market are Fufeng Group (China), AJINOMOTO Co.Inc.(Japan), and Vedan International (Holdings) Limited. (Hong Kong), Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co.(China), KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO.LTD. (Japan), Shandong Linghua MSG Co., Ltd (China), Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group (China), Shandong Shenghua Group (China), Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co. Ltd. (China)and others.

The Additives dominated the Market in 2023.

The Food Processing Industry holds the largest Monosodium Glutamate Market share.

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