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Global Food Colors Market 2017-2021

Global Food Colors Market 2017-2021

About Food Colors

Food colors are dye, pigments, or substances that normally impart color when added to food products or beverages. The exact color of the dye or pigment depends on the concentration, pH, and nature of the food to which it is added. Food colors can be segmented into natural food colors and synthetic food colors. While natural food colors are extracted from vegetables, fruits, minerals, and animal sources, and do not contain any chemicals, synthetic food colors are made using chemical processing methods. The demand for natural food colors is driving the growth of the global food colors market. Both natural and synthetic food colors are widely used in the food industry, such as in beverages, baked goods and confectionery, pet food, and meat. These colors come in various forms and have different functions, such as liquid colors which are easily soluble in water.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global food colors market to grow at a CAGR of 7.60% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global food colors market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through the sales of food colors in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Food Colors Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Chr. Hansen Holding
  • DDW The Colour House
  • Döhler
  • Fiorio Colori
Other prominent vendors
  • AFIS
  • AJANTA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
  • AMERICOLOR
  • Chromatech
  • Food Ingredient Solutions
  • Global Sugar Art
  • Kanegrade
  • Kolor Jet Chemical
  • Natures Flavors
  • Naturex
  • Neelikon
Market driver
  • Inexpensive nature of synthetic food colors compared to natural food colors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Expensive nature of natural food colors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Product innovations
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Food Colors Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global food colors market: Archer Daniels Midland, Chr. Hansen Holding, DDW The Colour House, Döhler, and Fiorio Colori.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AFIS, AJANTA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, AMERICOLOR, Chromatech, Food Ingredient Solutions, Global Sugar Art, Kanegrade, Kolor Jet Chemical, Natures Flavors, Naturex, and Neelikon.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Product innovations. The demand for natural food colors is increasing at a fast pace. Some of the future trends for natural food colors are reliant on better technologies such as microencapsulation and processes like the addition of colors with antioxidants, emulsions, and oil suspensions. Manufacturers are also coming up with new sources for the pigmentation of new colors naturally. Addition of antioxidants results in optimum protection of colors from fading and prolongs the shelf life of the products. Some natural food colors such as carotenoids are not water soluble, and researchers are focusing on finding solutions to overcome this problem. These future trends will drive the natural food colors market's growth.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Inexpensive nature of synthetic food colors compared to natural food colors. Synthetic colors are added to many daily consumable food items, starting from soda to salmon. Froot Loops, which is a highly popular breakfast cereal in the US and many other countries in the Americas, contains synthetic colors in abundance. This is mainly because synthetic colors are available at a lower cost than natural colors, and have higher heat resistance and moisture resistance properties than their natural counterparts. Owing to these properties and low cost, synthetic food colors are still used in many countries. These colors are used to make food products look more appetizing as they render brighter colors compared to natural colors. Breakfast cereals, candies, beverages, and chewing gums are a few examples of different food products that make use of synthetic food colors. Many manufacturers offer different kinds of synthetic products that are Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved and suitable to be used in ice creams, biscuits, sweets, fruit drinks, seasonings, and pharmaceutical tablets and syrups.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Expensive nature of natural food colors. Natural food colors are made from fruits and vegetables. However, since most vegetables and fruits are seasonal, these raw materials for natural food colors are available only at a certain time of the year — a fact that increases the price of the raw materials (especially during the off-season), and in turn, natural food colors. Also, manufacturers of natural food colors need adequate and proper machinery to extract juice and color pigments from raw materials. Maintaining such equipment also adds to the overall production cost for the manufacturers. Thus, the overall process for preparing natural food colors is costlier compared to that of synthetic food colors. Some natural food colors even need cold storage facilities. Natural food colors can cost 20 times more than their synthetic counterparts, which deters many manufacturers of food products from using such colors.

Companies Mentioned

Archer Daniels Midland, Chr. Hansen Holding, DDW The Colour House, Döhler, Fiorio Colori, AFIS, AJANTA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, AMERICOLOR, Chromatech, Food Ingredient Solutions, Global Sugar Art, Kanegrade, Kolor Jet Chemical, Natures Flavors, Naturex, and Neelikon.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global food additives market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Global food colors market sizing 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global food colors market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global food colors market- Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
    • Table Five forces analysis 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2016
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Global food colors market by product - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by product
      • Table Comparison by product
    • Global natural food colors market - Market size and forecast
      • Table Global natural food colors market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global natural food colors market - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Global synthetic food colors market - Market size and forecast
      • Table Global synthetic food colors market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global synthetic food colors market - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by product
      • Table Market opportunity by product
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global food colors market - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Food colors market Americas - Market size and forecast
      • Table Food colors market in Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Food colors market in Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Food colors market in EMEA - Market size and forecast
      • Table Food colors market in EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Food colors market in EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Food colors market in APAC - Market size and forecast
      • Table Food colors market in APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Food colors market in APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Food colors market in US
      • Table Food colors market in US 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food colors market in Canada
      • Table Food colors market in Canada 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food colors market in Spain
      • Table Food colors market in Spain 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food colors market in UK
      • Table Food colors market in UK 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food colors market in China
      • Table Food colors market in China 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food colors market in India
      • Table Food colors market in India 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table FDA-approved synthetic colors that are in use in the US
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Product innovations
    • Technological advancements in packaging
    • Wide availability of food colors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive positioning assessment for key players
      • Table Competitive positioning matrix for key players in 2016
    • Archer Daniels Midland
      • Table Archer Daniels Midland: Product portfolio
    • Chr. Hansen Holding
      • Table Chr. Hansen Holding: Product portfolio
    • DDW The Colour House
      • Table DDW The Colour House: Product portfolio
    • Döhler
      • Table Döhler: Product portfolio
    • Fiorio Colori
      • Table Fiorio Colori: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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