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Tartaric Acid Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//0627-HCR | 139 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| May 2024

Tartaric Acid market is growing as a result of a complicated interplay in the competition between different market dynamics, where all of them are jointly responsible for expansion and development for this market. One of the factors that largely drives this growth is the high volumes of consumption in several industries, a projected growth of a rate of 5.4% by 2024 will give the industry USD 319.5m. The pine and citrus along with the tannic flavour of the tamarind gives the market its basic matrix of tartaric acid. This ability to occur naturally not only attracts customers because they expect natural ingredients but also makes tartaric acid a multipurpose and very significant element in culinary, winemaking, pharmaceutical, or cosmetology applications.

Culinary applications, however, take the most interest among the market forces, with tartaric being commonly used as a leavening substance when mixed with bicarbonate soda. It (sugar) functions by enhancing both the taste and texture of different foods thus making it a core ingredient in the food sector. Market interlink between winemaking subsector is another facet that distinguishes this market from the rest. Tartaric acid, which is used to regulate antioxidants and acidity in wines exhibiting these corrosive traits, as well as preserving wines, is in direct line with the growing wines sector worldwide. Given that, the wine sector is likely to be among the industries with the highest growth rates as the demand for tartaric acid is anticipated to follow this expanding path.

In the pharmaceutical sector , tartaric acid plays a vital role in the paints of capsules and pellets. A Hall effect demonstrates a magnetic field application. It could be used as cores of a varnishing and coating machine namely in the production of pharmaceutical products, resulting in precise and consistent coating processes with improved quality. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the major factors in high demand for tartaric acid increase in innovation serves as a driving force that makes it an essential component of a dynamic market.

Additionally, the personal care itself with market dynamics is a notable player in shaping business. Tartaric acids multitasking around by which it acts on pH level adjustment, skin cooling and cleansing makes it a valuable ingredient of personal care products including soaps, creams and lotion. Following the end consumer preference changes towards all-natural ingredients in personal care items, it becomes inevitable that demand for tartaric acid in this segment will also increase.

Although industrial-scale production may reflect the core of the market economy, it is also a potential trigger of various externalities. Having the natural capacity to manufacture tartaric acid using large commercial methods is a certainty that strives to ensure its continuous supply around the world for the diverse industries. One of the major factors influencing an organization's success in production processes is the level of technological advancement. Technology not only level ups efficiency and cost-effectiveness, but it also makes the company more competitive in the market.

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Report Attribute/Metric Details
Segment Outlook Type, Applications, and Region

Global Tartaric Acid Market Overview

Tartaric Acid Market Size valued at USD 0.317 billion in 2023. The Tartaric Acid market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.335 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.502 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.16% during the forecast period (2024- 2032). Increased usage of tartaric acid in wine worldwide and a wide range of applications of tartaric acid in the food industry are the key market drivers enhancing the growth of the market.

Tartaric Acid Market 1

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

Tartaric Acid Market Trends

  • Growing application in the food & beverage industry is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for tartaric acid is being driven by the rising application in the food & beverage industry. Tartaric acid is utilized extensively in food products globally as it is used to make sauces, jams, cakes, jellies, bread, and other food products, and its largely used in the food industry because of its sour taste in savory products. It is also one the most common acids that are found in wines; it gives a strong tart taste, increasing fruit flavor, mainly lime, and grape. The natural form of tartaric acid is used, but because of the easy availability of synthetic tartaric acid is used in winemaking.

Tartaric acid is a naturally occurring organic acid present in many plants, especially in bananas, grapes, and tamarind; tartaric acid and its salt are used as an acidulant, preservative, emulsifier, chelating agent, taste enhancer and modifier, stabilizer, and firming agent because of its application. It is also utilized in the production of dairy products, canned fruits and vegetables, baked foods, confectioneries, edible oils, and fat. It has high antioxidant content that aids in immune strengthening, facilitates digestion, controls flatulence, enhances intestinal absorption, and helps people troubled with diabetes. Hence it is utilized as an acidulant and flavoring agent because it enhances the flavor of fruits, from which it is derived naturally. Organic and artificial tartaric acids are largely used in toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, dental floss, and other personal care products because of their antibacterial properties. Therefore, the rise in demand for synthetic tartaric acid.

The increase in the application of tartaric acid in processed food products like bakery items and natural preservatives has driven the tartaric market globally. Tartaric acid is a rapid leavening agent found in various baking powders used in making cakes and sweet baked goods. Tartaric acid has the highest water-solubility of solid acidulant that offers a powerful sour flavor. Tartaric acid upgrades the profile of fruit flavors and colors and stabilizes batter systems as a food acid regulator. Tartaric acid and its instant derivatives are exceptionally helpful in baking, where it is used along with baking soda in baking powder due to its acidic characteristics. The advancement in the production and process technology of tartaric acid is fueling the tartaric market globally.

Tartaric acid and its derivatives are also used in the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, driving the Tartaric Acid market revenue.

Tartaric Acid Market Segment Insights

Tartaric Acid Type Insights

The Tartaric Acid market segmentation, based on type includes natural and synthetic tartaric acids. The natural segment dominates and accounts for the largest market revenue share in 2022. It is a fruit-based organic acid that is used in the wine and food industries. Tartaric acid's multiple properties make them applicable in the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industry.

Figure 1: Tartaric Acid Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Tartaric Acid Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

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

Tartaric Acid Application Insights

The Tartaric Acid market segmentation, based on application, includes Food & Beverages and Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical. The food & beverages category dominates the tartaric acid market as its acidifier and food additive application have become more popular among customers globally. Tartaric acid is used to alter the acidity in the winemaking process and is useful in the baking process because of its property of leavening when mixed with baking powder. In pharmaceutical, it is used to make antibiotics and tonics; it helps in improving the taste of the medicine, and it is also used to adjust the pH in products such as soaps and creams.

Tartaric Acid Regional Insights

By region, the study gives market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The European tartaric acid market accounts for the largest market share, owing to an increase in the production of wine and the use of natural tartaric acids in food, and rising exports from the Europe region. Germany is the geatest consumer of tartaric acid in the European region due to the increase in the demand for the products from food & beverages, and it is the largest consumer of beverages.

Further, 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.




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

North American Tartaric Acid market accounts for the second-largest market share due to rising demand for tartaric acids from the pharmaceutical industry, used as excipients for drugs in improving the solubility level. Further, the US Tartaric Acid market held the largest market share due to the increase in demand in food, beverage, animal feed, and personal care industries in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Tartaric Acid Market is expected to grow due to the consumption of tartaric in food and beverages and increased demand for processed food and beverages and pharmaceutical industries. Moreover, China’s Tartaric Acid market held the largest market share as it is a prominent producer of synthetic tartaric acid, and the Indian Tartaric Acid market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Tartaric Acid Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Tartaric Acid market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Tartaric Acid industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Tartaric Acid industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Tartaric Acid industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the food & beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Major players in the Tartaric Acid market, including Anhui Hailan Bio-technology Co., ltd. (China), Merck KGaA (Germany), Changmao Biochemical Engineering Company Limited (China), Omkar Specialty Chemicals Ltd (India), CaviroExtra S.p.a (Italy), ATPGroup (Indonesia), Tarac Technologies Pty Ltd (Australia), Distillerie Mazzari S.p.A. (Italy), Distillerie Bonollo S.p.A. (Italy), Vinicas (Brazil), Tártaros Gonzalo Castelló (Spain), Alvinesa Natural Ingredients S.A.U. (Spain), AUSTRALIAN TARTARIC PRODUCTS (Australia), Industria Chimica Valenzana I.C.V. SpA (Italy), and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Alvinesa Natural Ingredients, which is a pacer in circular economy agriculture, announced the possession of cades Penedes, the top Catalan producer of sustainable ingredients derived from grapes. The business is headquartered in Penedes, which is one of Spain's top wine-producing region and one of the best continent's oldest viticultural centers. Alvinesa offers a large variety of natural products derived from wine grape pomace, consisting of organic goods that are used in food &beverage, nutrition, animal nutrition, and winemaking industries. The product line provides a large range of polyphenols (Micronutrients with antioxidant activity), colors (anthocyanins), natural tartaric acid, grapeseed oil, and alcohol. The Alvinesa Natural Ingredients teams are impassioned about grapes and wine and provide natural, sustainable, and local Grape solutions.

ATP Group was established as a family business in 1991 and is now a leading supplier to the wine, beer, food, and pharmaceutical market. It provides a wide range of high-quality products and services that includes winemaking & cellar products and brewery supplies, glassware, production equipment, parts and servicing, mobile filtration, tartaric acid, and Rochelle salt. It steam includes industry veteran, engineers, cellar masters, and product specialist who gives technical expertise in their respective fields. The company is located and provides customers in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Key Companies in the Tartaric Acid market include

  • Anhui Hailan Bio-technology Co., ltd. (China)

  • Merck KGaA (Germany)

  • Changmao Biochemical Engineering Company Limited (China)

  • Omkar Specialty Chemicals Ltd (India)

  • CaviroExtra S.p.a (Italy)

  • ATPGroup (Indonesia)

  • Tarac Technologies Pty Ltd (Australia)

  • Distillerie Mazzari S.p.A. (Italy)

  • Distillerie Bonollo S.p.A. (Italy)

  • Vinicas (Brazil)

  • Tártaros Gonzalo Castelló (Spain)

  • Alvinesa Natural Ingredients S.A.U. (Spain)


  • Industria Chimica Valenzana I.C.V. SpA (Italy)

Tartaric Acid Industry Developments

July 2018: The UK imposed anti-dumping duty on tartaric acid imports originating in the People's Republic of China for further five years.

January 2022: Solace Nutrition, a US-based medical nutrition company, bought R-Kane Nutritionals' assets for an unknown sum. This asset acquisition enables Solace Nutrition to develop synergy between both brands, accelerate growth, and establish a position in an adjacent nutrition sector. R-Kane Nutritionals is a firm established in the United States that specializes in high-protein meal replacement products for weight loss.

February 2021: Hydroxycut's newest creation, CUT Energy, a delectable clean energy drink, was released. This powerful mix was carefully formulated for regular energy drink consumers, exercise enthusiasts, and dieters looking to lose weight.

Tartaric Acid Market Segmentation

Tartaric Acid Type Outlook

  • Natural

  • Synthetic

Tartaric Acid Applications Outlook

  • Food & Beverages

  • Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical

Tartaric Acid 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

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