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Global Annatto Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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  • 110 Pages
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4402837
Market Insights

The global annatto market is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period 2018-2023, owing to the robust demand from the processed food industry as consumers are demanding natural coloring alternatives.

Market Dynamics

The processed food industry is undergoing a paradigm shift from artificial colors to natural annatto in a wide range of food applications. Annatto is widely used as a coloring agent in artisanal and industrial-scale operations in many processed food products, such as cheese, butter & margarine, dairy spreads, custards, cakes & other baked goods, snacks, breakfast cereals, smoked fish, sausages, and more. The market for natural colorants is expected to grow in the coming years, due to which the use of annatto will also increase, as it gives an extraordinary red/orange color, naturally. Consumers are becoming highly health-conscious and are ready to pay a premium for having natural colorants in their products. Moreover, the ban on synthetic color products trading and its manufacture in selected international markets, such as Japan and all European countries, boosted the demand for natural food color during the past decade. This trend is expected to help the growth of the annatto market.

The use of natural food colors over synthetic food colors in novel products, such as crayons and infant toys, organic textile printing, handmade paper, etc., is expected to open additional growth avenues for the market in the future. The heat stability, solubility, and flexibility of usage associated with annatto are some of the major driving factors for the annatto market.

The challenges in the global annatto market are the reported incidents of severe allergic reactions and irritable bowel syndrome due to the usage of annatto.

Market Segmentation

The global market for annatto is segmented based on type, application, and geography. Oil-based bixin dispersions of annatto obtained from milling processes are commercially more significant. Aqueous formulations of annatto based on nor-bixin are unstable in acidic solutions and can precipitate in low-pH applications. However, the major suppliers of natural color formulations have overcome this issue and have acid-stable formulations available.

Regional Analysis

North America remains at the forefront of the global annatto market. The general “health and wellness” trend will also continue to influence the demand for natural food colors in North America. The increasing government support for the adoption of natural food colors in various food & beverage applications is expected to boost the growth of the annatto market in North America. Western Europe and Asia-Pacific countries are expected to create robust demand for annatto in the years to come. Latin America is a regional hotspot of annatto production in the world.

Manufacturers and suppliers of natural colors are facing intense competition and are embarking on a blend of strategies to provide sufficient supplies of natural annatto colorings.

Key developments
  • June 2017- Frutarom Natural Solutions BU is aiming to boost the rural economy in Latin America by empowering local women farmers associated with annatto cultivation.

  • March 2018 - Milwaukee-based Sensient Technologies Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the color business of Lima-based natural food and ingredient maker, GlobeNatural. With this acquisition, Sensient will add production capacity for carmine and annatto colorings.


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  • Regional and Country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market

  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the key strategies adopted for development in the past five years

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definitions
2. Research Approach and Methodology
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Research Design
2.3 Study Timeline
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering & Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation
3. Market Overview
3.1 Market Trends
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Use of Natural Food Colorants in the Processed Food Industry
4.1.2 Ban on Trade of Synthetic Color in Selected International Markets
4.1.3 Health Benefits
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Annatto Causing Food-related Allergies
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing Demand for Innovations in Natural Colors
4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Oil-soluble
5.1.2 Water-soluble
5.1.3 Emulsified
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Food & Beverage
5.2.2 Natural Fabric industry
5.2.3 Cosmetic industry
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America US Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.3.2 Europe Spain UK France Germany Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Africa South Africa Rest of Africa
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Strategies Adopted by Key players
6.2 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
6.3 Market Share Analysis
7. List of Company Profiles
7.1 Aarkay Food Products
7.3 Amerilure, Inc.
7.4 Biocon Del Peru
7.5 DDW
7.6 FMC
7.7 Frutarom Natural Solutions BU
7.8 Hansen
7.9 Kalsec
7.10 WILD Flavors
8. Appendix
8.1 Disclaimer

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Aarkay Food Products


  • Amerilure Inc.

  • Biocon del Peru

  • DDW

  • FMC

  • Hansen

  • Frutarom Natural Solutions BU

  • Kalsec

  • WILD Flavors

  • among others.