North America Saccharin Market Key Insights:
- Types: Calcium Saccharin, Sodium Saccharin, Insoluble Saccharin
- Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
- Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
The North America saccharin market was aided by the growing market for artificial high-intensity sweetener (HIS) which attained nearly USD 1.8 billion in 2018. Between 2019 to 2024, the artificial HIS industry is expected to grow further with a CAGR of 3.5%. Globally, the Americas account for over half the global consumption of low-calorie sweeteners, being worth about USD 954 million. The thriving low-calorie sweetener industry which is witnessing a growing consumption in the continents is aiding the North America saccharin market.
High-intensity sweeteners dominate the sugar substitute industry. Globally, saccharin is the leading artificial sweetener after aspartame and sucralose. Currently, it occupies over 10% of the global artificial sweeteners market. The global demand for the low-calorie sweetener is being driven by its growing use in the thriving beverage industry. In 2017, the global beverage market attained a value of USD 5 billion and is projected to grow further in the coming years.
North America dominates the sugar substitute industry by volume. Saccharin is in high demand in North America due to an expansive food processing industry, growing obesity, and rising cases of diabetes. The United States is a significant market in the global saccharin market and is its largest importer. Saccharin is commonly added to diet sodas in the US. While the US is a leading market for saccharin and sugar substitute, in the coming years Canada and Mexico are expected to witness a faster growth.
Properties and Applications
Saccharin is an artificial sweetener which is an organic petroleum-based compound first discovered by Constantin Fahlberg in 1878. It is non-nutritive, contains no calories, and is relatively cheaper than sugar. Thus, it finds widespread application in the food and beverage sector in products such as cookies, soft drinks, and candies. Saccharin can be categorised as:
Along with the food and beverage sector, saccharin also finds widespread use in table top sweetener, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries, among others.
Ortho toluene sulphonamide, sodium bichromate dihydrate, sulphuric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium carbonate are the common saccharin feedstock analysed by the report. The report also analyses regions in North America saccharin market like US and Canada.
Globally, the saccharin industry will be aided by the growing health consciousness, rising disposable incomes, and an increasing consumption of convenient foods. With the rise in the population of overweight and obese people, consumers are increasingly seeking low-calorie sugar substitutes, driving the industry growth for the sweetener. Saccharin is finding widespread use in households and restaurants as low-calorie sweeteners for beverages such as tea and coffee. It is finding extensive application in the beverage industry, especially in carbonated drinks. It is also finding expanding applications in food and beverages segments like confectionary and bakery, thus, propelling the saccharin market further. The artificial sweetener is also witnessing a growing demand from the personal care industry. It is used in lip balms and lipsticks as flavouring agents as well as a fragrance ingredient in other personal care items. They also find application in oral care products like toothpastes.
The North America saccharin market is being driven by a rising demand for low-calorie sweeteners on the continent. The sugar substitute, and, as a result, the saccharin market in the region is being driven by the growing health concerns and rising cases of obesity. In 2017, almost 40% of the population in the US was suffering from obesity. Thus, saccharin finds a majority of its application in the US in beverages, especially carbonated soft drinks. However, the demand for soft drinks have been declining in the US in recent years, but it is offset by a growing demand from overseas market like Mexico, leading to an increase in the exports of carbonated drinks. Personal care is also a significant application sector for the low-calorie sweetener in North America. The continent occupies a significant proportion of the global cosmetics market. With the projected rise in the population of the high-income class in the region, the cosmetics industry is expected to see a healthy growth, and thus, further driving the saccharin industry growth in the region.
The report analyses the following key players in the North America saccharin market and the rest of the world, looking into their market share, and latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions, 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 North America saccharin market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces.