The South Korea food flavours Market size reached a value of more than USD 830.2 million in 2023. The South Korea food flavour industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% between 2024 and 2032, reaching a value of 1050.4 by 2032.
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A flavouring ingredient, similar to a food additive, that is used to improve the colour, flavour, or aroma of food is referred to as a food flavour. The natural flavour, synthetic flavour, and nature-identical flavouring categories make up the South Korean food flavour market. Flavours are primarily perceived by the senses of taste and smell and enhance the sensory impressions of food, food items, or other things. While maintaining the original flavour of foods, the flavour of food items may be readily changed by altering their aroma. Some great instances of this include flavoured jellies, beverages, confectionery and bakery products, and chocolates or candies that have a variety of flavours and hence have a variety of tastes and aromas.
The increased use of various forms of packaged or canned food commodities and drinks considerably fuels the South Korea food flavour industry. All canned foods contain various food additives, mostly flavourings for texture and flavour. The demand for ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat food commodities was, nevertheless, extremely strong due to the fast-paced lifestyle and growing working professional population of women, which in turn boosted the food flavour market. Over the past few decades, the labour market in Korea has seen significant changes. Korea's population today works far more high-skilled jobs in the service sector than it did when it was predominantly engaged in low-skilled, rural self-employment. The imbalance in work life, growing work burden and long working hours have increased the consumption of fast food in South Korea, thereby augmenting the food flavour market of South Korea.
Customers have been seeking foods and drinks that can meet their shifting demands since the COVID-19 Pandemic. Young consumers, especially millennials and generation Z seek food and drinks with the novel, adventurous, and exotic flavours. Some customers seek food and beverages that would provide them with the excitement and cultural discovery they would get from travelling. Customers appreciate novel, robust flavours in food and beverages because they prefer to stay at home and are searching for excitement. Consumers continue to like nostalgic flavours that make them feel good. In order to deal with the strain and stress brought on by the pandemic and other difficulties, consumers are seeking soothing, nostalgic, and sumptuous meals and beverages. This factor compels the manufacturers to invest in the development of new and improved flavours to meet the ever-changing palette of consumers, thereby propelling the food flavours market of South Korea.
The market for food flavours is primarily driven by the expanding demand for varied food applications, high living standards, and rising demand for processed foods and drinks with rising disposable incomes, among others. The need for compounded tastes is being further fueled by the rise in product releases with unusual and distinctive flavours.
The long-term health impacts of artificial substances and additives in food goods are raising concerns among South Korean consumers. Consumers, however, expect components that come from plants or are based on plants in order to help them lead healthy lives. As a result, the market for natural flavours is growing due to customer preference for clean-label flavouring components that don't include any harsh chemicals, thereby bolstering the growth of the South Korea food flavours market.
Based on type, the South Korea food flavours market is segmented into chocolate and brown, vanilla, fruit and nut, and spice and savoury, among others. On the basis of origin, the South Korea food flavours market can be bifurcated into nature-identical, natural, and artificial/synthetic. Based on applications, food flavour market of South Korea can be divided into beverages and food. The beverage segment is sub-divided into juices and juice concentrates, functional drinks, and carbonated soft drinks, among others. The food segmented into frozen products, dairy products, bakery and confectionery products, and meat products, among others.
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The food flavour market of South Korea is bifurcated into chocolate and brown, vanilla, fruit and nut, and spice and savoury, among others. All the segments are anticipated to grow during the forecast period due to rising disposable income and the availability of various synthetic flavours, including chocolate, fruit, nut, and savoury flavours, they are growing in popularity. The surge of fusion dishes and inclination toward exotic flavours is aiding the growth of the spice and savoury segment in South Korea. Consumers, especially the MZ generation experiment to seek new experiences. This factor propels the key players to indulge in the innovation of new as well as nostalgic flavours, thereby boosting the growth of the food flavour market of South Korea.
Manufacturers of food and beverages invest heavily in research and development to create improved artificial tastes that are very safe to ingest. This is also anticipated to support the segment's revenue growth. The market for healthy natural flavours is expected to grow. Spices and herbal flavours like ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon are becoming more and more popular and are essential to the development of Ready-to-Drink (RTD) innovations that are health-focused. Comparing purity standards and combination uniformity, artificial tastes are thought to be safer for eating than natural flavours. Before being commercially offered for consumption, artificial tastes must pass rigorous testing to establish their safety, which has greatly aided this segment's revenue development.
Functional drinks and carbonated drinks consumption is growing due to the increased demand for low-sugar and salt-based diets among the South Korean population. The trend of such diets is increasing as they lead to the development of various chronic disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, and diabetes, among others. The dairy, bakery and confectionery, industries are expected to grow considerably throughout the projection period. Dairy drinks and other dairy products usually contain a variety of tastes, such as fruit and nut flavours and natural spices. The industry is expected to grow as fruit and chocolate flavours become more popular in the dairy and confectionery sector leading to the development of the food flavour market in South Korea.
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Symrise AG - The company Symrise AG (Symrise) sells flavours and perfumes. The business creates, manufactures, and markets flavourings, perfumes, active components and raw materials for cosmetics, as well as functional ingredients and solutions. It offers the health and personal care industries chemicals and compounds that are useful and bioactive. It is active in Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. German company Symrise AG, which was established in 1874, has its headquarters in Holzminden.
Kerry Group PLC - The Group produces and distributes cutting-edge flavour solutions as well as dietary and functional components for the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage sectors. The Group also produces frozen meals with client brands and added value brands for the consumer food markets in the UK and Ireland. The firm offers food goods through a variety of retailers, convenience shops, and e-commerce channels in a few regions while selling ingredients and nutritional products throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. Kerry Group is headquartered in Tralee, Ireland.
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2 Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3 Report Description
3.1 Market Definition and Outlook
3.2 Properties and Applications
3.3 Market Analysis
3.4 Key Players
4 Key Assumptions
5 Executive Summary
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Market Snapshot
7 Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8 South Korea Food Flavours Market Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 South Korea Food Flavours Historical Market (2018-2023)
8.3 South Korea Food Flavours Market Forecast (2024-2032)
8.4 South Korea Food Flavours Market by Type
8.4.1 Chocolate and Brown
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.3 Fruit and Nut
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.4 Spice and Savoury
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.5 South Korea Food Flavours Market by Origin
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.6 South Korea Food Flavours Market by Application
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
220.127.116.11 Breakup by Type
18.104.22.168.1 Juices and Juice Concentrates
22.214.171.124.2 Functional Drinks
126.96.36.199.3 Carbonated Soft Drinks
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
18.104.22.168 Breakup by Type
22.214.171.124.1 Frozen Products
126.96.36.199.2 Dairy Products
188.8.131.52.3 Bakery and Confectionery Products
184.108.40.206.4 Meat Products
9 Market Dynamics
9.1 SWOT Analysis
9.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
9.2.1 Supplier’s Power
9.2.2 Buyer’s Power
9.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
9.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
9.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
9.3 Key Indicators for Demand
9.4 Key Indicators for Price
10 Value Chain Analysis
11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Market Structure
11.2 Company Profiles
11.2.1 Symrise AG
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.2 Robertet Korea
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.3 Kerry Group plc.
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.4 Huabao International Holdings Limited
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.5 Givaudan International SA
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.6 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Demographic Reach and Achievements
11.2.7 Firmenich SA.
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
12 Key Trends and Developments in the Market
List of Key Figures and Tables
1. South Korea Food Flavours Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2. South Korea Food Flavours Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2018-2023
3. South Korea Food Flavours Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2024-2032
4. South Korea Food Flavours Historical Market: Breakup by Origin (USD Million), 2018-2023
5. South Korea Food Flavours Market Forecast: Breakup by Origin (USD Million), 2024-2032
6. South Korea Food Flavours Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2023
7. South Korea Food Flavours Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2024-2032
8. South Korea Food Flavours Market Structure
In 2023, the South Korea food flavour market attained a value of nearly USD 830.2 million.
The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% between 2024 and 2032.
The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach USD 1050.4 million by 2032.
Continuous research and development, the growing demand for nostalgic, exciting and exotic flavours, rising disposable income, and high living standards are the major drivers in the South Korea food flavour market.
The growing demand for ready-to-eat foods and beverages and the surge of natural plant-based and clean-labelled food flavouring products are the key industry trends.
The dominant types of food flavours in the industry are chocolate and brown, vanilla, fruit and nut, and spice and savoury, among others.
The major players in the industry are Symrise AG, Robertet Korea, Kerry Group plc., Huabao International Holdings Limited, Givaudan International SA, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., and Firmenich SA., among others.
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