EMEA Saccharin Market Key Insights:
- Type: Calcium Saccharin, Sodium Saccharin, Insoluble Saccharin
- Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
- Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
The EMEA saccharin market is being driven by the growing global consumption of saccharin with about USD 252 million worth of the low-calorie sweetener being consumed in 2018. The EMEA saccharin market is also being propelled forward by the rising market for artificial high-intensity sweetener (HIS), which is expected to grow further in the forecast period of 2019-2024 with a CAGR of 3.5%. In 2024, the global artificial HIS industry is projected to attain nearly USD 2.2 billion.
High-intensity sweeteners (HIS) dominate the global market for sugar substitutes by value, followed by high-fructose corn syrup. While HIS find their maximum application in the carbonated beverages, they are also finding expanded use in the confectionary as well as bakery industries. Saccharin is one of the leading artificial sweeteners globally after aspartame and sucralose. It seeks extensive application as a table top sweetener and is in high demand from beverage companies.
Europe accounted for over a fifth of the global consumption of low-calorie sweetener. Due to being a net importer of sugar, the continent depends on sugar substitutes to meet their demand for sweeteners. The rising consumption of low-calorie sweeteners on the continent is aiding the saccharin industry. Germany is the second largest importer of saccharin in the continent.
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The Middle East and Africa, on the other hand, accounts for just 7% of the global consumption of sweetener, although the market is projected to see a healthy growth in the coming years with a growing demand for sweeteners. The rising demand for low-calorie sweeteners due to an increasing demand for lower calorie and sugar-free items is propelling the market for saccharin in the region. Within the Middle East and Africa region, South Africa is the major importer of saccharin.
Properties and Applications
Saccharin is an organic petroleum-based artificial sweetener first discovered in 1878 and popularised during World War I during sugar shortages. It is 300 to 500 times sweeter than sucrose and is used in products such as cookies, soft drinks, medicines, candies, and toothpaste. It is non-nutritive and contains no calories. The common types of saccharin found in the market are:
- Calcium Saccharin
- Sodium Saccharin
- Insoluble Saccharin
It is extensively used in food and beverages, table top sweetener, pharmaceutical, and personal care, among others.
Ortho toluene sulphonamide, sodium bichromate dihydrate, sulphuric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium carbonate are the feedstock discussed within the report on the EMEA saccharin market. The regional markets analysed within the report are Germany, France, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and UAE.
The EMEA saccharin market is being driven by an increasing demand for sweeteners in Africa as well as Southern and Central Europe. The industry in the region is being aided by the growing health concerns among the consumers due to the rising cases of obesity and diabetes in the region. In the UK, nearly a quarter of the population was afflicted by obesity in 2017. The growing market for energy drinks as well as low-calorie drinks will also aid the saccharin industry growth in the EMEA. The thriving cosmetics industry in the region will provide further impetus to the market as saccharin is used in products such as lipsticks and lip balm as a flavouring agent. In the Middle East and Africa region, the cosmetics sector is witnessing a growth, especially in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.
The saccharin industry in Germany, a leading market in the EMEA saccharin market, is driven by its growing food and beverage sector. The food and beverage segment is the fourth largest industry in the country. Germany is the largest soft drinks market in Europe, with an average per capita consumption of soft drinks standing at 116 litres in 2017. In 2017, soda drinks dominated the non-alcoholic drinks segment. Energy drinks, as well as carbonated fruit juices, also witnessed a healthy growth. Germany is also a significant consumer of coffee in the continent with an annual consumption of 162 litres per capita of coffee. The confectionery and snack segment of the Germany food and beverages industry is witnessing a robust growth due to higher levels of innovation. In 2017, the value of confectionery and snack production was EUR 11.9 billion. With saccharin finding application in food and beverages segments like soda, confectionery, and other beverage items, the saccharin industry in Germany is being aided by the growth of these segments within the country.
The thriving food and beverage sector in the Middle East and Africa too is aiding the market growth of saccharin in the region. Saudi Arabia is one of the leading food and beverage markets in the region, due to a change in consumer lifestyles and higher incomes. While the food and beverage sector in Saudi Arabia is expected to witness an annual growth of 8.8% till 2020, in South Africa and the UAE, the food and beverage sector will witness an annual growth of 5.6%.
The report analyses the following key players in the EMEA saccharin market, looking into their capacity, market share, and latest developments like capacity expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and plant turnarounds:
- PMC Specialties Group, Inc
- Penta International Corporation
- Cumberland Packing Corp.
- JMC Corporation
- Kaifeng Xinghua Fine Chemical LTD
- Tianjin North Food Co. Ltd
- Blue Circle Organics Pvt. Ltd.
The EMR report analyses the EMEA saccharin market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces.