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Native Starches Market Size

ID: MRFR//2019-CR | 132 Pages | Author: Sakshi Gupta| April 2017

The native starches market is influenced by a myriad of factors that collectively shape its dynamics, ranging from industrial applications to changing consumer preferences. One of the key market factors is the widespread use of native starches in various industries, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and paper. The versatility of native starches as thickening agents, stabilizers, and binders contributes significantly to their demand across different sectors. This broad applicability fosters steady growth in the native starches market, as industries seek reliable and cost-effective solutions for their manufacturing processes.

Consumer awareness and preferences also play a crucial role in shaping the native starches market. With an increasing focus on natural and clean-label products, consumers are scrutinizing ingredient lists more closely. Native starches, derived from sources like corn, wheat, and tapioca, align with these preferences as they are perceived as more natural and minimally processed compared to modified starches. This consumer-driven demand for clean-label ingredients propels the market forward, prompting food manufacturers to incorporate native starches into their formulations.
Manufacturing native starch involves the extraction of starch from plant sources like corn, cassava, potato, wheat, and other plants. These starch granules, obtained from plant sources, serve as crucial components utilized in the food industry for various purposes, such as binders, texturizers, thickeners, stabilizers, and setting agents. In the realm of the food industry, native starches play a pivotal role, enhancing the nutritional and sensory qualities of a diverse range of food products. Common applications include their use as thickeners, gelling agents, or stabilizers in the production of snacks, meat products, fruit juices, and numerous other food items.

The widespread utilization of native starch is not limited to the food sector; its affordability and easy availability have led to extensive use in various non-food applications. The personal care industry, in particular, has seen an upsurge in demand for native starches, incorporating them into products like cream emulsions, talc substitutes, and bio-degradable packaging materials. This versatile ingredient serves multiple functions, contributing to the development of sustainable and innovative solutions.

On a global scale, the native starch market is projected to experience substantial growth, reaching an estimated value of USD 7.60 billion with a growth rate of around 4.10% from 2022 to 2030. This growth is indicative of the increasing recognition and utilization of native starches across industries, driven not only by their cost-effectiveness and availability but also by their diverse applications in both the food and non-food sectors. As the demand for natural and functional ingredients continues to rise, native starches are poised to play a vital role in meeting these evolving consumer preferences and industry needs.
Geographical factors contribute to the overall dynamics of the native starches market. Regions with high agricultural production of starch-rich crops, such as corn and wheat, become significant contributors to the market. For instance, the United States, Europe, and certain Asian countries have established themselves as key players in the production and consumption of native starches. Additionally, emerging economies with growing food processing industries further stimulate the demand for native starches, shaping regional variations in market dynamics.

Government regulations and policies also exert influence on the native starches market. Regulatory standards regarding food safety, labeling, and permissible ingredients impact the use of native starches in food applications. Moreover, subsidies and trade policies related to agricultural production influence the availability and pricing of raw materials, subsequently affecting the native starches market. Compliance with these regulations becomes a crucial factor for manufacturers in the native starches industry to ensure market access and consumer trust.

Competitive dynamics within the native starches market are marked by efforts to innovate and diversify product offerings. Companies invest in research and development to introduce specialty native starches with enhanced functionalities, catering to specific industry needs. The adoption of advanced processing technologies also contributes to the production of native starches with improved qualities, meeting the evolving demands of end-users. Strategic partnerships and acquisitions further characterize the competitive landscape, as companies aim to strengthen their market presence and expand their product portfolios.

Environmental and sustainability considerations are increasingly influencing the native starches market. As consumers and industries become more environmentally conscious, there is a growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly practices in agriculture and manufacturing. Companies that emphasize sustainable sourcing of raw materials, efficient production processes, and eco-friendly packaging gain a competitive edge. The integration of sustainable practices not only meets market expectations but also aligns with global initiatives towards responsible and environmentally friendly business operations.

Challenges in the native starches market include fluctuating raw material prices, supply chain disruptions, and the competition from alternative ingredients. The volatility in agricultural markets, influenced by factors like weather conditions and global trade tensions, can impact the pricing and availability of starch-rich crops. Additionally, the availability of alternative ingredients, such as modified starches and gums, poses a challenge for native starches to maintain and expand their market share.

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Global Native Starches Market Overview 

 Native starches market Size Anticipated to Reach at a USD 7.60 billion at the rate of about 4.10% from 2022-2030.

Native starch is manufactured by extracting starch from plant sources such as corn, cassava, potato, wheat and others. Native starches are starch granules isolated from plant source used as binders, texturizers, thickeners, stabilizers and setting agents. It is an essential ingredient for the food industry found in huge range of food products, as it improves the nutritional and sensory quality of food. In the food industry, starches are used as a thickener, gelling agent, or as a stabilizer to manufacture snacks, meat products, fruit juices and other food products.

Due to its low cost, easy availability, native starch is extensively used in various non-food applications. There is rise in demand from the personal care industry, native starches are widely used in personal care products, in cream emulsions, as talc substitutes, bio-degradable packaging material, and others.

Regional Analysis

The global native starches market is in the entire world; to name few regions where this market exist are North America, Europe, China and Asia Pacific.  Among these APAC has the major market share followed by North America. Europe is projected to grow at the fastest rate in the coming years owing to increasing demand for natural and organic food additives. Due to the cheap raw materials & low production costs as well as less stringent environmental regulations Asia-Pacific region is in a better position to produce starch at more competitive prices than developed countries in European and North American regions.


Native starches market has been segmented on the basis of source of native starches, market is segmented into corn, wheat, cassava, potato, and other sources. On the basis of form, the market is segmented into powder, gel and others. On basis of application, market is segmented into food & beverages and non-food application, food application includes confectionery, processed food, beverages, and others. Non-food applications include corrugation and papermaking, personal care, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and others includes mining & drilling, construction & building, adhesives, chemicals and animal feed.

Recent Trends

Companies like Ingredion Incorporated launched a functional native starch in 2019, indicating a focus on improved functionality. You can search for similar news articles mentioning new product launches by other key companies (Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland etc.)

Key Players

The leading market players in the global native starches market primarily are Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.), Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.), Agrana Beteiligungs-AG (Austria), Grain Processing Corporation (U.S.),  and Roquette Frères (France).

Target Audience

  • Native starches manufacturers

  • Food and beverages manufacturers

  • Textiles

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Personal Care

  • Retailers & wholesalers

  • E-commerce companies

  • Traders, importers, and exporters

Key Findings

  • Pharmaceutical making is expected to witness the highest growth rate of 3.15%

  • The rise in demand for confectionery from the range of food & beverage sector will grow at CAGR 3.94%

  • In the Asia-Pacific region, Thailand dominates the market, followed by China

Regional and Country Analysis of Native starches Market Development and Demand Forecast to 2030 Market As per the MRFR analysis, the global native starches market is poised to reach 7.60 million in 2030, to grow at a CAGR of 4.10 % during the forecasted period. The reports also cover country-level analysis:

North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • Germany

  • France

  • U.K.

  • Italy

Asia – Pacific

  • China

  • India

  • Thailand

  • Japan

  • South-East Asia


  • Latin America

  • Africa

  • Middle East

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