EMEA Maltodextrin Market Key Insights:
- Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
- Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
- Capacity Addition & Plant Turnarounds
Between the period 2017-2018, the EMEA maltodextrin market reached a production volume of 0.84 million metric tons. The rise in the EMEA maltodextrin market is also propelling the global maltodextrin market forward. The global maltodextrin market is expected to grow further in the forecast period of 2019-2024, growing at CAGR of nearly 5%.
The EMEA maltodextrin market accounts for over a quarter of the global maltodextrin production, with Western Europe contributing to a fifth of its output, producing 0.735 million metric tons between 2017-2018. The region also leads in the consumption of the polysaccharide after North America. Western Europe, especially, is a significant consumer, consuming a quarter of the total maltodextrin produced globally.
The maltodextrin market is dependent on its various feedstock. Europe is the leading potato producing region, which is a major maltodextrin feedstock. Thus, maltodextrin is produced from potato along with wheat in Europe. Egypt and Nigeria import maltodextrin generally from Asian countries like China and India. With a stagnant production of corn, a leading feedstock, Egypt imports corn from countries like Ukraine, Argentina, and Brazil. Ukraine was the major exporter of corn to Egypt between October 2016 to July 2017, exporting 3.34 million metric tons of corn to the African country.
Properties and Applications
Maltodextrin is derived from starch through the process of partial hydrolysis. It is a polysaccharide that is easily digested and, like glucose, is rapidly absorbed by the body. Its flavour varies from being mildly sweet to being almost devoid of any taste. It is used as a food additive in food products like candy, ice-creams, infant foods, energy drinks, and soft drinks. Food and beverage, pharmaceutical, health and personal care, and agriculture sectors, among others, are the common application sectors for maltodextrin. It is derived from the following feedstock:
- Corn and Corn Starch
- Cassava and Cassava Starch
- Potato and Potato Starch
- Wheat and Wheat Starch
Germany, France, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and UAE are the major maltodextrin markets in the EMEA region analysed by the EMR report.
Health and personal care sector is a leading application sector for maltodextrin. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a binding agent, moisturiser, emulsion stabiliser, absorbent, and a film-forming agent. It especially finds extensive use in anti-ageing products where it enhances the effects of hydroxy acids. In Europe, which has a growing ageing population, there has been a rise in the sales of anti-ageing creams, which in turn has provided an impetus for the growth of the EMEA maltodextrin market. The growing demand for specialised grooming cosmetics for men in the region is also aiding the market. The rising cosmetics sector in Africa as well as Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran and UAE has further propelled the EMEA maltodextrin market growth.
The growing food and beverage sector in the Middle East and Africa is driving the growth of the EMEA maltodextrin market. The industry is also being aided by the rising consumption of ice-cream, and sports and instant drinks where maltodextrin is added. The growing sweetener market in Africa, and Southern and Central Europe, due to a rising demand for sweeteners and texturant solutions in beverages, soups, sauces, and dressings, is also driving the industry in the region. Alcoholic beverages dominate the beverages market in Europe adding to the maltodextrin demand in the continent as the polysaccharide is added to alcoholic drinks to improve their mouthfeel. The EMEA maltodextrin market in the area is also being helped by the rising demand for high-intensity sweeteners in Europe due to the increasing health concerns about obesity.
The report analyses the following key players in the EMEA maltodextrin market, looking into their market share, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions and investments, plant turnarounds, and capacity expansions:
- Cargill, Incorporated
- The Archer Daniels Midland Company
- Ingredion Incorporated
- Roquette Frères
- Tate & Lyle PLC
- Tereos S.A
- The Agrana Group
- Hurgrana KFT.
- Tiba Starch & Glucose Manufacturing Company
- Tongaat Hulett Limited
The EMR report looks in-depth into the market and provides a SWOT analysis of EMEA maltodextrin market as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces.