Sugar Alcohols Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Sugar Alcohols Market Research Report Information by Type (sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, and others), Source (fruits, vegetables, grains, sugarcane & molasses, and others), Form (powder and liquid), Application (bakery products, confectionery & chewing gums, beverages, and dairy & frozen desserts), And by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) - Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/0885-CR | 150 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi | May 2023         

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Global Sugar Alcohols Market Overview


Sugar Alcohols Market Size was valued at USD 3.81 billion in 2022. The Sugar Alcohols Market is projected to grow from USD 4.03 billion in 2023 to USD 6.2 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). The key factors driving the, increasing demand for low-calorie food products due to rising health concerns and obesity issues are some of the vital factors contributing to its market growth.


Sugar Alcohols Market Overview


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


Sugar Alcohols Market Trends



  • Increasing demand for low-calorie food products due to rising health concerns and obesity issues


In recent years, there has been a significant increase in demand for low-calorie food products due to rising health concerns and obesity issues. With an increasing number of people looking to adopt healthier lifestyles and maintain a balanced diet, low-calorie foods have become a popular choice for consumers. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulates to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. This has led to an increased focus on healthy eating habits and the need for low-calorie food products. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to the growing demand for low-calorie food products, as people have become more health-conscious and focused on building their immunity. In a survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), 85% of American consumers reported that they have changed their food habits to improve their health since the pandemic began. The demand for low-calorie food products is being driven by several factors, including government initiatives promoting healthy eating, a shift towards healthier lifestyles, and an increase in the number of people suffering from lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Consumers are increasingly seeking out low-calorie alternatives to their favorite foods, including snacks, beverages, and processed foods. Manufacturers of low-calorie food products are responding to this demand by introducing new products, reformulating existing products, and marketing their products as healthy and nutritious.


Sugar Alcohols Market Segment Insights


Sugar Alcohols Type of Cover Insights


The Sugar Alcohols Market segmentation, based on the type, includes sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, and others. The Xylitol segment held the majority share in 2021 contributing concerning the Sugar Alcohols Market revenue. The Xylitol has been categorized as sugar alcohols. It is a lower-calorie sugar substitute along with a low glycemic index. It has been a common ingredient in various product that has been commonly found such as from sugar free chewing gum to toothpaste. It has been added in various food products like sugar-free candies, jams & jellies, honey, yogurt, nut butters, and in some dental care products also there are added such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and other fluoride products. It is a natural sugar alcohol that assist in preventing the cavities.


Figure 1: Sugar Alcohols Market, by Type, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Sugar Alcohols Market, by Type, 2021 & 2030


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


Sugar Alcohols Source Insights


The global source market data has been bifurcated by fruits, vegetables, grains, sugarcane & molasses, and others. Vegetable is a kind of plant life or plant product, usually refers to the fresh edible portions of certain herbaceous plants—roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, or seeds. These plant sections are either eaten fresh and natural or prepared in a several ways, usually as a savory, rather than sweet, dish. Like sorbitol includes Aubergine, broccoli, fennel, ready-made salads, paprika and red cabbage, and in mannitol olives, asparagus, sweet potatoes, and carrots. This has further broadened the growth opportunity for the sugar alcohols industry.


Figure 2: Sugar Alcohols Market, by Source, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Sugar Alcohols Market, by Source, 2021 & 2030


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


Sugar Alcohols Form Insights


Based on form, the global sugar alcohols industry has been segmented into powder and liquid. Powder is a loose material that is developed in extremely tiny, dry, solid grains. There's a border in between a grain and a powder, but typically powders have the quality of clumping together, while grains are looser and more separate. Like xylitol that is one of the sugars alcohol types which is used as a sweetener in the form of a white crystalline powder. It occurs naturally in low collection in the fibres of many fruits and vegetables and can be extracted from a variety of berries, oats, and mushrooms as well as fibrous materials such as corn husks and bagasse. It is a chemically pure and have no additives, preservatives, or colors.       


Sugar Alcohols Regional Market Insights


By Region, the study segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The Europe region has become a significant player in the Sugar Alcohols Market, and the trend towards healthier consumption habits is continuing to grow. Europe basically includes France, Germany, Italy, Spain & Portugal, Austria & Switzerland, UK & Ireland, Benelux, Nordics, Central and Easter Europe, Southern Europe, and Rest of the Europe are all included in the analysis of the European market. According to the Union of European Soft Drinks Associations (UNESDA) it has been revealed that increasing health and nutrition awareness that assist the Europeans manage intake of added sugars by soft drinks to reduce calories by 10 percent by 2025. Along with associations the key sugar reduction players, including SweeGen, Kerry, Roquette and Sensient, also investing to launch the products those are containing low calorie or sugar in the product. The growing trend of clean label products and the reduced calorie products, manufactures have started focusing on these key forcing areas to capitalize the demand in the region. For instance, in June 2022, Ingredion EMEA organized a campaign the taste sweet liberation for representing the products of sweeteners as low calorie or sugar reducing ingredients in food and beverage products and also offered the consumers to try the product with low sugar. Manufactures are also focused on introducing new product and investing on expansions which will drive the market growth. For instance, in April 2020, Ingredion EMEA introduced its first polyol sweetener under the brand name- ERYSTA Erythritol. This launch enabled the manufacturers of food and beverages to replace or reduce sugar to fulfil the claims associated with nutrition and health claims, including reduced calorie and no added sugar, in ranges applications. Further, the major countries studied are U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, and Australia.


Figure 3: SUGAR ALCOHOLS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021 (%)


SUGAR ALCOHOLS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021


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


The North America sugar alcohols market is one of the largest regions in the Sugar Alcohols Market, with the United States and Canada being the major contributors. The standard of living in North America is high and is considered a major contributor to creating demand for sugar alcohols products. In the recent years, the region has witnessed a vital shift towards the dynamic healthy lifestyle, which is leading to rise in demand for the less calorie’s products containing the sugar alcohols. Due to increase in the diabetic patients, obesity, and other diseases are boosting the demand for the low-calorie products. Moreover, as per FDA sugar alcohols that are another class of sweeteners can be used as sugar substitutes, such as sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, mannitol, erythritol, and maltitol. The sugar alcohols sweetness differs from 25% to 100% sweet as sugar. They are basically used to in sugar-free candies, cookies, and chewing gums. The sugar alcohols market is driven by some key factors like rising of dynamic lifestyle diseases, rising of the awareness regarding the health and wellness, and the availability of a wide range of products. Furthermore, new product developments and the expansions have been done by major players in the region that are expected to drive the demand for sugar alcohols market in the upcoming years.


Sugar Alcohols Key Players & Market Competitive Landscape


Major market participants are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase the range of their products, which will drive the sugar alcohols market's future expansion. Market participants are also introducing new products, signing agreements, buying businesses, raising investments, and working with other organizations to broaden their worldwide reach. To grow and survive in a more cutthroat and competitive market climate, sugar alcohols business competitors must provide affordable product.


One of the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers in the global sugar alcohols Water industry to benefit clients and expand the sugar alcohols market sector is to manufacture locally to reduce operating costs. In recent years, sugar alcohols have provided enormous benefits to its consumers.


Key Companies in the Reduced Sugar food and beverage market include



  • ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company) (US)

  • Cargill Incorporated (US)

  • Ingredion Incorporated (US)

  • Tate & Lyle (UK)

  • DuPont (Denmark)

  • Associated British Foods Plc (UK)

  • Roquette Frères (France)

  • Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan)

  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (US)

  • Suedzucker AG (Germany)


Sugar Alcohols Market Developments


November 2022 Cargill Incorporated introduced its ingredients at the Food Ingredients Europe (FIE), such as a series of plant-based ingredients along with its soluble fibre for bakery and confectionery applications.


November 2022 Tate & Lyle announced the expansion of its product portfolio of reduced sugar alternatives as it launched Erytesse Erythritol – which contains 70% of the sweetness of sucrose and has zero calories.


July 2022 Roquette Frères announced about the expansion of the PEARLITOL SD mannitol range for APIs.


June 2022 Ingredion Inc launches a new ad campaign in EMEA to create awareness regarding the product portfolio of texturizers and sweeteners to fulfill the surging demand of consumers for improved Nutri-Score and reduced-sugar products.


Sugar Alcohols Market Segmentation


Sugar Alcohols Type of Cover Outlook



  • Sorbitol

  • Xylitol

  • Mannitol

  • Maltitol

  • Others


Sugar Alcohols Source Outlook



  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Grains

  • Sugarcane & Molasses

  • Others


Sugar Alcohols Form Outlook



  • Powder

  • Liquid


Sugar Alcohols Application Outlook



  • Bakery Products

  • Confectionery & Chewing Gums

  • Beverages

  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts


Sugar Alcohols Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico




  • Europe



    • France

    • Germany

    • Italy

    • Spain & Portugal

    • Austria & Switzerland

    • UK & Ireland

    • Benelux

    • Nordics

    • Central & Easter Europe

    • Southern Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • South America




    • Africa




    • Middle East





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 3.81 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 4.03 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 6.2 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.0% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019 & 2021
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion) and Volume (Billion Sq. Meter)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Source, Form, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Mexico, GCC Countries and South Africa.
Key Companies Profiled ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company), Cargill, Incorporated, Ingredion Incorporated, Tate & Lyle, DuPont, Associated British Foods plc., Roquette Frères, Mitsubishi Corporation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., and Suedzucker AG
Key Market Opportunities Increasing research & development activities for the production of new sugar alcohols with improved properties and applications.
Key Market Dynamics Increasing demand for low-calorie food products due to rising health concerns and obesity issues. Growing demand for sugar alcohols in the pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industry.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Sugar Alcohols Market is pegged at USD 6.2 billion as of 2030.

US sugar alcohols market is poised to grow at 75.8% market share during 2021.

Sugar Alcohols Market is poised to grow at 7.0% CAGR during 2022-2030.

Europe region held the largest market share in the Sugar Alcohols Market and market share of 37.2% in 2021.

ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company), Cargill, Incorporated, Ingredion Incorporated, Tate & Lyle, DuPont, Associated British Foods plc., Roquette Frères, Mitsubishi Corporation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., and Suedzucker AG are some of the vital players operating in the sugar alcohols market.

Usage of Xylitol is poised to drive the sugar alcohols market, which is poised to grow at 7.0% CAGR during 2022-2030

Vegetables is poised to hold an upper hand when it comes to sales of sugar alcohols across diverse geographies.

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