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Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market: By Type: Liquid, Powder Sorbitol; By Application: Pharmaceutical, Toothpaste, Food & Confectionaries, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Industrial Surfactants; By Country: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria; Historical Production and Consumption (2015-2019); Production and Consumption Forecast (2020-2025); SWOT Analysis; Trade Analysis; Price analysis; Feedstock Trade Analysis; Feedstock Price Analysis; Competitive Landscape

Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Key Insights:

 

  • Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Overview
  • Price Trends 2015-2025
  • Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Analysis & Outlook 2020-2025
  • Trade Data Analysis
  • Demand by Application & Region
  • Value Chain and Cost Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Capacity Addition & Plant Turnarounds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Market Outlook

The Europe Middle East and Africa sorbitol market attained a production volume of 0.57 million metric tons in 2019. The region accounts for almost a fifth of the global industry. Thus, the Europe Middle East and Africa sorbitol market adds to the global market growth which is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% in the forecast period of 2020-2025. Western Europe, especially, represents the largest market in the Europe Middle East and Africa region. It is also a leading market, globally, and was the third largest producer of sorbitol in the world. The Western European country, Germany, is one of the leading global exporters of the polyol.

Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Report and Forecast 2020-2025

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The global market for the polyol is being driven by its expanding application sectors. The polyol finds one of its leading application in toothpaste where it primarily acts as a sweetening agent that does not harm the teeth. The growing food and beverage industry is providing an impetus to the industry growth, especially with the rise in the diet food and beverage segment. The growing health awareness among the consumers with the increase in the number of people afflicted by conditions like obesity and type-2 diabetes, the industry is further projected to grow. The polyol is also increasingly being used to produce Vitamin C.

Corn is a leading feedstock for sorbitol globally. In Western Europe, over three-fourths of the polyol is produced from corn. In the European Union, an estimated 63 million metric tons of sorbitol was produced between 2018-2019, which was an increase of 1% from the previous year. The overall yield in the period is estimated to be 7.62 tons per hectare, which is an increase of 3% from the past year. Despite the drought in the summer of 2018, the corn output was better than expected in countries like France, Germany, Hungary, and Poland. Between October 2016 to July 2017, Ukraine exported its surplus corn production to countries like Egypt. It exported 3.34 million metric tons of corn to Egypt in the period and was the major corn exporter to the African country. Wheat is also a significant feedstock in Europe.

Properties and Applications

Sorbitol is a six-carbon sugar alcohol or polyol which can be found naturally or be produced synthetically from D-glucose. It can be broadly categorised as liquid or powder sorbitol.  It is commonly used as a non-cariogenic sweetener across oral care and food and beverage sectors. It also finds application as a laxative. The polyol also finds its applications in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Toothpaste
  • Food & Confectionaries
  • Cosmetics & Toiletries
  • Industrial Surfactants
  • Others

The report by EMR also studies the markets of its feedstock like corn, wheat, and cassava. It also looks in-depth into regional markets like Germany, France, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

Market Analysis

The Europe Middle East and Africa sorbitol market is being driven by the growing application of the polyol within the food and beverage sector. The food and beverage segment in the region is being driven in the area by young consumers with increasing spending power, who are also increasingly becoming health and diet conscious. These young consumers are seeking out convenient, healthy, and easy-to-prepare food, RTD beverages, and other snacks, which often contain sorbitol.

Germany, a leading sorbitol market in Europe, has a thriving food and beverage industry. The country is the largest food producer in the continent with the food and beverage sector being the fourth largest industry in Germany. Some of the leading sub-segments within the sector in the country are baked goods, and confectionery and long-life bakery products, which together account for over 15% of the food and beverage sector. The growth in these sectors provides a further impetus to the industry for sorbitol in Germany. With various R&D undertaking by the major players in the food and beverage industry in the country, the market for the polyol is expected to grow further in Germany.

The Europe Middle East and Africa sorbitol market is also being aided by the growing cosmetics sector in the region. The polyol is added to various cosmetics items as a humectant and flavouring, binding, and conditioning agent. It is also added to hair products to soften the hair. The cosmetic industry is also witnessing a surge in the continent in grooming products targeted towards men. This expansion of the cosmetics industry is also aiding the sorbitol industry growth. The cosmetics industry in the Middle East and Africa is also aiding the market, especially, the cosmetics industry in countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and UAE. The cosmetics industry in Africa is being driven by the growing middle class in the continent whose size has tripled in the last three decades. The resultant increase in urbanisation is also aiding the Europe Middle East and Africa sorbitol market.

Competitive Landscape

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the Europe Middle East and Africa sorbitol market, looking into their market share, capacity, and latest developments like expansions of capacity, mergers and acquisitions, and plant turnarounds:

  • Roquette Frères SA
  • Cargill, Incorporated 
  • Ingredion, Incorporated 
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company 
  • Tereos Starch & Sweeteners
  • Tongaat Hulett Starch (Pty) Limited

The EMR report gives an in-depth look into the market, providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces.

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary

    3.1    Market Overview
    3.2    Key Demand Drivers
    3.3    Key Players
    3.4    Feedstock Movements
    3.5    Supply Market Changes
4    Global Sorbitol Market Outlook
5    Global Sorbitol Market 
    5.1    Global Sorbitol Market Analysis

        5.1.1    Chart: Global Sorbitol Market by Type
            5.1.1.1    Liquid Sorbitol
            5.1.1.2    Powder Sorbitol
        5.1.2    Chart: Global Sorbitol Demand by Application
            5.1.2.1    Pharmaceutical
            5.1.2.2    Toothpaste
            5.1.2.3    Food & Confectionaries
            5.1.2.4    Cosmetics & Toiletries
            5.1.2.5    Industrial Surfactants
            5.1.2.6    Others
        5.1.3    Figure: Global Sorbitol Market Breakup by Type: Historical Consumption (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            5.1.3.1    Liquid Sorbitol
            5.1.3.2    Powder Sorbitol
        5.1.4    Figure: Global Sorbitol Market Breakup by Type: Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            5.1.4.1    Liquid Sorbitol 
            5.1.4.2    Powder Sorbitol
        5.1.5    Figure: Global Sorbitol Market Breakup by Region: Historical Consumption (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            5.1.5.1    North America
            5.1.5.2    Europe
            5.1.5.3    Asia Pacific
            5.1.5.4    Latin America
            5.1.5.5    Middle East and Africa
        5.1.6    Figure: Global Sorbitol Market Breakup by Region: Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            5.1.6.1    North America
            5.1.6.2    Europe
            5.1.6.3    Asia Pacific
            5.1.6.4    Latin America
            5.1.6.5    Middle East and Africa
6    Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market 
    6.1    Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Analysis

        6.1.1    Chart: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market by Type
            6.1.1.1    Liquid Sorbitol
            6.1.1.2    Powder Sorbitol
        6.1.2    Chart: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Demand by Application
            6.1.2.1    Pharmaceutical
            6.1.2.2    Toothpaste
            6.1.2.3    Food & Confectionaries
            6.1.2.4    Cosmetics & Toiletries
            6.1.2.5    Industrial Surfactants
            6.1.2.6    Others
        6.1.3    Chart: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market by Country
            6.1.3.1    Germany
            6.1.3.2    France
            6.1.3.3    United Kingdom
            6.1.3.4    Saudi Arabia
            6.1.3.5    Nigeria
        6.1.4    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Breakup by Type: Historical Consumption (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            6.1.4.1    Liquid Sorbitol
            6.1.4.2    Powder Sorbitol
        6.1.5    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Breakup by Type: Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            6.1.5.1    Liquid Sorbitol 
            6.1.5.2    Powder Sorbitol
        6.1.6    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Historical Consumption (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            6.1.6.1    Germany
            6.1.6.2    France
            6.1.6.3    United Kingdom
            6.1.6.4    Saudi Arabia
            6.1.6.5    Nigeria
        6.1.7    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Market Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            6.1.7.1    Germany
            6.1.7.2    France
            6.1.7.3    United Kingdom
            6.1.7.4    Saudi Arabia
            6.1.7.5    Nigeria
    6.2    SWOT Analysis
        6.2.1    Overview
        6.2.2    Strengths
        6.2.3    Weaknesses 
        6.2.4    Opportunities
        6.2.5    Threats
    6.3    Value Chain Analysis
    6.4    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

        6.4.1    Overview
        6.4.2    Buyer’s Power
        6.4.3    Supplier’s Power
        6.4.4    New Entrants
        6.4.5    Degree of Rivalry
        6.4.6    Substitutes
    6.5    Global (HS Code-3824, 2905) Trade Analysis (2019) 
        6.5.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
        6.5.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
    6.6    Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Price analysis
        6.6.1    Germany Sorbitol Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.6.2    France Sorbitol Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.6.3    United Kingdom Sorbitol Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.6.4    Saudi Arabia Sorbitol Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.6.5    Nigeria Sorbitol Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    6.7    Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Feedstock Market Outlook
        6.7.1    Corn
        6.7.2    Cassava
        6.7.3    Wheat
7    Europe Middle East and Africa Sorbitol Feedstock Market 
    7.1    Europe Middle East and Africa Corn Market Analysis

        7.1.1    Chart: Europe Middle East and Africa Corn Demand by Application
        7.1.2    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Corn Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        7.1.3    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Corn Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        7.1.4    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Corn Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            7.1.4.1    Germany
            7.1.4.2    France
            7.1.4.3    United Kingdom
            7.1.4.4    Saudi Arabia
            7.1.4.5    Nigeria
        7.1.5    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Corn Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            7.1.5.1    Germany
            7.1.5.2    France
            7.1.5.3    United Kingdom
            7.1.5.4    Saudi Arabia
            7.1.5.5    Nigeria
    7.2    Europe Middle East and Africa Cassava Market Analysis
        7.2.1    Chart: Europe Middle East and Africa Cassava Demand by Application
        7.2.2    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Cassava Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        7.2.3    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Cassava Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        7.2.4    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Cassava Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            7.2.4.1    Germany
            7.2.4.2    France
            7.2.4.3    United Kingdom
            7.2.4.4    Saudi Arabia
            7.2.4.5    Nigeria
        7.2.5    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Cassava Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            7.2.5.1    Germany
            7.2.5.2    France
            7.2.5.3    United Kingdom
            7.2.5.4    Saudi Arabia
            7.2.5.5    Nigeria
    7.3    Europe Middle East and Africa Wheat Market Analysis
        7.3.1    Chart: Europe Middle East and Africa Wheat Demand by Application
        7.3.2    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Wheat Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        7.3.3    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Wheat Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        7.3.4    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Wheat Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            7.3.4.1    Germany
            7.3.4.2    France
            7.3.4.3    United Kingdom
            7.3.4.4    Saudi Arabia
            7.3.4.5    Nigeria
        7.3.5    Figure: Europe Middle East and Africa Wheat Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
            7.3.5.1    Germany
            7.3.5.2    France
            7.3.5.3    United Kingdom
            7.3.5.4    Saudi Arabia
            7.3.5.5    Nigeria
    7.4    Europe Middle East and Africa Feedstock Trade Analysis
        7.4.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
            7.4.1.1    Corn (1005)
            7.4.1.2    Cassava (0714)
            7.4.1.3    Wheat (1001)
        7.4.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
            7.4.2.1    Corn (1005)
            7.4.2.2    Cassava (0714)
            7.4.2.3    Wheat (1001)
8    Europe Middle East and Africa Feedstock Price Analysis
    8.1    Germany
        8.1.1    Corn Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.1.2    Cassava Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.1.3    Wheat Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    8.2    France
        8.2.1    Corn Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.2.2    Cassava Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.2.3    Wheat Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    8.3    United Kingdom
        8.3.1    Corn Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.3.2    Cassava Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.3.3    Wheat Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    8.4    Saudi Arabia
        8.4.1    Corn Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.4.2    Cassava Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.4.3    Wheat Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    8.5    Nigeria
        8.5.1    Corn Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.5.2    Cassava Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        8.5.3    Wheat Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
9    Manufacturing Process
    9.1     Detailed Process Flow
    9.2     Operations Involved
    9.3      Mass Balance
10    Cost Analysis
    10.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    10.2    Construction
    10.3    Plant Machinery
    10.4    Cost of Raw Material
    10.5    Packaging
    10.6    Transportation
    10.7    Utilities
    10.8    Manpower
    10.9    Other Capital Investment 
11    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    11.1    Roquette Frères SA
    11.2    Cargill, Incorporated 
    11.3    Ingredion, Incorporated 
    11.4    Archer Daniels Midland Company 
    11.5    Tereos Starch & Sweeteners
    11.6    Tongaat Hulett Starch (Pty) Limited
12    Consumer Analysis
13    Events and Developments

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