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Gellan Gum Market - Forecasts from 2022 to 2027

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  • 135 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5716781

The gellan gum market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.15% during the forecast period to reach US$234.388 million by 2027, from US$164.973 million in 2020.

Gellan gum is a food additive and a gelling agent that is used to bind, stabilize, and texturize processed foods. It is produced by fermenting sugar with the help of specific bacteria. It is basically of two types low acyl and high acyl. Gellan gum is resistant to heat and is used in jams, candy, meats, and fortified plant milk. It is a vegan product as it is a plant-based alternative to gelatin and helps to stabilize nutrients such as calcium. Gellan gum is used in desserts that provide a creamy texture and in baked foods for jelly-like consistency. The additive has wide applications in pharmaceutical industries for tissue generation, allergy relief, dental care, bone repair, and drug manufacturing. It has applications in cosmetics as well. Gellan Gum is beneficial for health as it provides digestive benefits, and helps to control cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, and appetite control.

An increase in demand for organic food and growing health concerns due to an increase in chronic diseases is expected to boost the gellan gum market.

Gellan gum is artificially produced by bacteria. The increase in demand for food and beverage particularly dairy products, protein foods, organic food, and a recent trend in vegan food has contributed to the growth of the gellan gum market. Gellan gum is used in beverages such as chocolate milk, almond milk, confectionaries namely candy, marshmallows, baked goods, and chewing gum, dairy products such as fermented milk, cream, yogurt, processed cheese, fruit purees, marmalades, jams, jellies, breakfast cereals, gluten-free or low-protein pasta, ketchup, custard, broths, powdered sugars, and others. Gellan gum is widely now used in pharmaceutical industries as well due to its physicochemical properties. It is used to study oral, ophthalmic, nasal, and other studies. Regenerative medicine, stomatology, and gene transfer technology are other recent applications of gellan gum. Increasing health concerns such as control in cholesterol levels have increased the demand for gellan gum to prepare organic and gluten-free goods. According to CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 94 million U.S adults aged 20 years and above have cholesterol levels above 200 mg/dL and 28 million adults in the US have cholesterol levels above 240 mg/dL. Gellan gum has dietary effects on the human body as consumption of gellan gum reduces serum cholesterol concentrations.

However, gellan gum-based hydrogels have defects such as a lack of toughness and tissue tolerance, abdominal bloating, excessive flatulence, or diarrhea. Growing awareness about such defects can hinder the growth of the gellan gum market.

Key Development

  • CP Kelco which is a global leader in naturally based ingredients launched dual-function gellan gum in November 2021 for plant-based and dairy alternative beverages.
  • Jungbunzlauer launched TayaGel Gellan Gum in February 2021, a high acyl gum under Tayagel product group of Biogums. The product provided stabilizing facilities for dairy and dairy alternative food products.

During the forecast period, North America is expected to hold a high share of the gellan gum market

North America captures a large market share in the gellan gum market due to a large food and beverage industry, and growing demand for dairy alternatives and organic and vegan foods. According to USDA (US Department of Agriculture), expenditure on food in the United States rose to 12.4% in 2021 which is an increase from 11.9% in 2020. The presence of gellan gum companies DSM, Biopolymer International, Hawkins Watt, CP Kelco, and others increased the demand for gellan gum. Additionally, demand for confectionaries such as jam, ice creams, jellies, and chocolates increased the demand for gellan gum. The rise in demand for vegan and organic foods and dairy-based alternatives has been attributed to the growth of the gellan gum market. According to Organic Industry Survey by Organic Trade Association, US organic food sales rose by US$50.1 billion in the 2020 pandemic due to people’s preference for a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, most supermarkets are selling vegan products namely vegetables, gluten-free foods, beans, whole grains, and plant-based fortified milk for example almond and soy milk.

COVID-19 Insights

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the gellan gum market. The pandemic increased the demand for healthy and organic foods which boosted the gellan gum demand. The organic food industry witnessed growth in organic eggs, organic foods, and almond milk. The demand was due to an increase in home meal consumption as a result of the nationwide lockdown. Moreover, online sales of groceries and food beverages increased during the pandemic which attributed to the growth of the gellan gum market.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Low-Acyl Gellan Gum
  • High-Acyl Gellan Gum

By Application

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Others
  • The Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Others

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Low-Acyl Gellan Gum
5.3. High-Acyl Gellan Gum

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Food and Beverage
6.3. Pharmaceuticals
6.4. Chemical
6.5. Cosmetics
6.6. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. United Kingdom
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. The Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. Israel
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. Japan
7.6.3. South Korea
7.6.4. India
7.6.5. Indonesia
7.6.6. Others

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
8.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. DSM
9.2. Biopolymer International
9.3. Hawkins Watts
9.4. CP Kelco
9.5. Hangzhou Gellan Solutions
9.6. Foodchem International Corporation
9.7. Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, Basel
9.8. Colony Gums

Companies Mentioned

  • DSM
  • Biopolymer International
  • Hawkins Watts
  • CP Kelco
  • Hangzhou Gellan Solutions
  • Foodchem International Corporation
  • Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, Basel
  • Colony Gums



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