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South America Food Additives Market Outlook, 2029

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  • January 2024
  • Bonafide Research
  • ID: 5934207
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The South American food additive market is a dynamic and evolving sector that plays a crucial role in the region's vibrant and diverse food industry. Spanning a vast and culturally rich landscape, South America encompasses nations with unique culinary traditions influenced by indigenous cultures, European colonisation, and global interactions. The market for food additives in South America is characterised by a growing demand for natural and clean-label products, aligning with global trends towards healthier and more transparent food choices.

South American consumers, increasingly health-conscious and environmentally aware, are influencing the market's trajectory by seeking products that offer functional benefits, are sustainably sourced, and adhere to stringent quality and safety standards. South America boasts a vast array of culinary traditions, each contributing to the diversity of the food additive market. From the savoury and spice-laden dishes of Peru to the hearty meat-centric cuisine of Argentina, cultural diversity is reflected in the types of foods that require specific additives for flavour enhancement, preservation, and texture modification.

Many South American culinary traditions prioritise the use of fresh and locally sourced ingredients. This cultural emphasis on freshness may influence the types of food additives preferred, with a growing demand for those that enhance shelf life while preserving the authenticity of traditional flavors. South American consumers are increasingly health-conscious, contributing to a demand for food additives that offer functional benefits or support healthier dietary choices. This cultural shift is reshaping the market towards natural additives and those associated with well-being.

According to the research report 'South America Food Additive Market Outlook, 2029', the South America Food Additive market is expected to reach a market size of more than USD 20 Billion by 2029. South America is known for its diverse culinary traditions, with each country and region offering a unique array of dishes and flavors. The need to preserve and enhance the authenticity of these diverse cuisines drives the demand for food additives that can improve taste, texture, and shelf life without compromising traditional flavors. Increased exposure to global cuisines and food trends has influenced South American consumers' tastes and preferences.

As people become more accustomed to international flavours and products, there is a growing demand for food additives that facilitate the production of diverse and globally inspired food and beverage offerings. Rapid urbanisation in South America has led to changes in lifestyles, including an increased reliance on processed and convenience foods. Food additives play a vital role in these products by improving their sensory attributes, enhancing shelf life, and providing convenience to urban consumers with busy schedules.

A rising awareness of health and wellness is prompting South American consumers to seek healthier food options. Food additives that align with health-conscious choices, such as natural flavours, colours, and functional ingredients, are in demand as consumers look for products that contribute to their overall well-being. There is a growing preference for natural and clean-label products in South America. As consumers become more conscious of the ingredients in their food, the demand for natural food additives derived from herbs, fruits, and other plant-based sources is increasing.

Market Drivers

  • Cultural Diversity and Culinary Traditions: South America is known for its rich and diverse culinary traditions, with each country and region offering unique flavours and dishes. The preservation and enhancement of these traditional tastes drive the demand for food additives that contribute to authentic and culturally relevant food products.
  • Climate and Agriculture Influences: The agricultural conditions and climate of South America influence the availability of certain ingredients. This can impact the formulation of food additives as manufacturers adapt to regional agricultural resources.

Market Challenges

  • Diverse Regulatory Environment: South America consists of multiple countries, each with its own regulatory framework for food additives. Navigating these diverse regulatory environments can pose challenges for businesses operating across borders, requiring compliance with varying standards and approval processes.
  • Limited Infrastructure in Some Regions: Infrastructure limitations in certain regions of South America may affect the distribution and availability of products with specific food additives. Accessibility challenges can impact the market reach and penetration of such products.

Market Opportunity

  • Expansion of Functional Foods: The trend towards functional foods, which offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, creates opportunities for food additives with functional properties. Antioxidants, probiotics, and other functional ingredients can be incorporated into additives to meet consumer demands.
  • Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices: Growing environmental consciousness presents opportunities for food additive manufacturers to adopt sustainable and eco-friendly practices. This includes using environmentally friendly packaging and sourcing raw materials responsibly.
Based on the product types, they are segmented into sweeteners, probiotics, flavours, enhancers, dietary fibres, hydrocolloids, food colourants, emulsifiers, prebiotics, shelf-life stabilisers, fat replacers, preservatives, enzymes, and others (anti-caking ents). In terms of the source types, which include natural and synthetic, synthetic is growing the market.

In South America, probiotics significantly contribute to the market. Probiotics are associated with various health benefits, particularly for gut health. As awareness of the importance of a healthy gut microbiota increases, consumers in South America, like in many other regions, show a growing interest in incorporating probiotics into their diets. Probiotics are well-known for their role in promoting digestive health. In regions where digestive issues are prevalent or where there is an increased awareness of maintaining a healthy digestive system, the demand for probiotic-rich foods and supplements is higher. Some South American countries have a strong tradition of consuming fermented foods.

Probiotics are often found naturally in fermented products like yoghurt, kefir, and sauerkraut. The cultural acceptance and enjoyment of such foods can contribute to the popularity of probiotics. Functional foods, which offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, have gained popularity globally. Probiotics fall into this category as they contribute to both digestive and overall health. The South American market sees an increasing demand for functional foods, including those with added probiotics. Global health and wellness trends often influence consumer preferences in various regions.

The promotion of probiotics as part of a healthy lifestyle led to an increased adoption of probiotic-rich products in South America. Furthermore, as consumer preferences shift towards convenience and processed foods, the demand for synthetic additives that enhance the sensory attributes and overall appeal of these products may increase. In a globalised food market, standardisation of product characteristics is often necessary for consistency across different regions. Synthetic additives can contribute to achieving the desired standardisation in food products.

According to the report, the applications are bifurcated into Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Beverages, Convenience Foods, Spices, Condiments, Sauces & Dressings, and Others.

In South America, dairy and frozen desserts significantly contribute to the market. Food additives play a crucial role in extending the shelf life of dairy and frozen dessert products. In South America, where distribution networks cover vast distances, ensuring that these products remain fresh for an extended period of time is essential. Additives such as preservatives and stabilisers help maintain product quality during transportation and storage. Dairy and frozen dessert items' texture and mouthfeel are influenced by food additives.

For instance, stabilisers and emulsifiers are frequently employed to provide a uniform, smooth texture and stop ice crystals from forming in frozen desserts. Flavour stability is important in dairy and frozen dessert manufacture. Food additives, such as flavour enhancers and artificial or natural flavours, aid in maintaining and improving the flavour of these goods, guaranteeing a steady and enticing flavour profile. The processing of dairy and frozen dessert products often involves various stages, including freezing, mixing, and packaging.

Food additives contribute to the stability of these products during processing, preventing issues such as separation or undesirable changes in texture. Food manufacturers in South America use additives to innovate and differentiate their dairy and frozen dessert products in a competitive market. This can include the incorporation of unique textures, flavours, or visual elements achieved through the use of specific additives.

Based on the report the major countries covered include Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and rest of South America.

In South America Brazil is lead the Food Additive market, Brazil is the largest country in South America, both in terms of population and economic strength. The sheer size of the population, combined with a growing middle class and increasing purchasing power, contributes to a substantial market for food products, including those with food additives. Brazil has a diverse and dynamic food industry that spans various segments, including processed foods, beverages, confectionery, and more. This diversity creates a robust market for a wide range of food additives catering to different product categories. Like many other regions, Brazil has experienced significant urbanization and changing lifestyles.

As people in urban areas have busier lifestyles, there is an increased demand for convenience foods and processed products, driving the need for food additives. Brazil has a regulatory framework that addresses food safety and additive usage. The clarity and stability of regulatory standards can provide a favorable environment for businesses, encouraging innovation and compliance with industry norms. The food industry in Brazil, including the food additive sector, has seen investments in research and development.

Companies are continually innovating to meet consumer demands, regulatory requirements, and industry trends. Brazil's rich culinary traditions and diverse regional cuisines create opportunities for the use of food additives to enhance traditional flavors and textures while meeting modern consumer expectations.

Market players including Cargill, Incorporated; Ingredion; ADM; DuPont; and Tate & Lyle PLC are continuously involved in research and development to develop well-differentiated products and gain a competitive advantage. For instance, in June 2021, Kerry opened a new taste facility in Irapuato, Mexico. This is expected to strengthen the company’s position in the Mexican market and support the local customer base with advanced solutions of flavors and enhancers.

Players are adopting strategies such as mergers & acquisitions and capacity expansions for their business growth. For instance, in December 2020, Tate & Lyle acquired Sweet Green Fields, a stevia solutions business having its production and research & development facilities located in China. This move is expected to strengthen the company’s position in the clean-label sweetener market in China and the Asia Pacific region.

Considered in this report

  • Historic year: 2018
  • Base year: 2023
  • Estimated year: 2024
  • Forecast year: 2029

Aspects covered in this report

  • Food additives market Outlook with its value and forecast along with its segments
  • Various drivers and challenges
  • On-going trends and developments
  • Top profiled companies
  • Strategic recommendation

By Product types

  • Sweeteners
  • Probiotics
  • Flavours & Enhancers
  • Dietary Fibbers
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Food Colorants
  • Emulsifiers
  • Prebiotics
  • Shelf- life Stabilizers
  • Fat Replacers
  • Preservatives
  • Enzymes
  • Others(Anti-caking Agent)

By Source type

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Application

  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts
  • Beverages
  • Convenience Foods
  • Spices, Condiments, Sauces & Dressings
  • Others

The approach of the report:

This report consists of a combined approach of primary and secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list the companies that are present in it. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources, primary research was conducted by conducting telephone interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this; we have started making primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting them in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us, we can start verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience

This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations, and organizations related to the Food additives industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing and presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Secondary Research
2.2. Primary Data Collection
2.3. Market Formation & Validation
2.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
3. Market Structure
3.1. Market Considerate
3.2. Assumptions
3.3. Limitations
3.4. Abbreviations
3.5. Sources
3.6. Definitions
4. Economic /Demographic Snapshot
5. Global Food Additive Market Outlook
5.1. Market Size by Value
5.2. Market Share by Region
5.3. Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types
5.4. Market Size and Forecast, by Source Types
6. South America Food Additive Market Outlook
6.1. Market Size by Value
6.2. Market Share by Country
6.3. Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types
6.4. Market Size and Forecast, by Source Types
7. Market Dynamics
7.1. Market Drivers & Opportunities
7.2. Market Restraints & Challenges
7.3. Market Trends
7.4. COVID-19 Effect
7.5. Supply chain Analysis
7.6. Policy & Regulatory Framework
7.7. Industry Experts Views
7.8. Brazil Food Additive Market Outlook
7.8.1. Market Size by Value
7.8.2. Market Size and Forecast by Product Types
7.8.3. Market Size and Forecast by Source Types
7.9. Argentina Food Additive Market Outlook
7.9.1. Market Size by Value
7.9.2. Market Size and Forecast by Product Types
7.9.3. Market Size and Forecast by Source Types
7.10. Columbia Food Additive Market Outlook
7.10.1. Market Size by Value
7.10.2. Market Size and Forecast by Product Types
7.10.3. Market Size and Forecast by Source Types
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1. Competitive Dashboard
8.2. Business Strategies Adopted by Key Players
8.3. Key Players Market Positioning Matrix
8.4. Porter's Five Forces
8.5. Company Profiles
8.5.1. The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Company Snapshot Company Overview Financial Highlights Geographic Insights Business Segment & Performance Product Portfolio Key Executives Strategic Moves & Developments
8.5.2. Kerry Group plc
8.5.3. BASF SE
8.5.4. Cargill, Incorporated
8.5.5. Caldic B.V.
8.5.6. Royal DSM N.V.
8.5.7. Ingredion Incorporated
8.5.8. Yakult Honsha Co.,Ltd.
8.5.9. Corbion N.V.
8.5.10. Tate & Lyle PLC
8.5.11. Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
8.5.12. Abbott Laboratories
8.5.13. Glanbia plc
8.5.14. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
8.5.15. DSM
8.5.16. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
9. Strategic Recommendations
10. Annexure
10.1. FAQs
10.2. Notes
10.3. Related Reports
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global Food Additive Market Size (USD Billion) by Region, 2023 & 2029
Figure 2: Market attractiveness Index, by Region 2029
Figure 3: Market attractiveness Index, by Segment 2029
Figure 4: Global Food Additive Market Size by Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 5: Global Food Additive Market Share by Region (2023)
Figure 6: South America Food Additive Market Size by Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 7: South America Food Additive Market Share by Country (2023)
Figure 8: Brazil Food Additive Market Size by Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 9: Argentina Food Additive Market Size by Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 10: Columbia Food Additive Market Size by Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 11: Competitive Dashboard of top 5 players, 2023
Figure 12: Porter's Five Forces of Global Food Additive Market
List of Tables
Table 1: Global Food Additive Market Snapshot, by Segmentation (2023 & 2029) (in USD Billion)
Table 2: Top 10 Counties Economic Snapshot 2022
Table 3: Economic Snapshot of Other Prominent Countries 2022
Table 4: Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars
Table 5: Global Food Additive Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 6: Global Food Additive Market Size and Forecast, by Source Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 7: South America Food Additive Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 8: South America Food Additive Market Size and Forecast, by Source Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 9: Influencing Factors for Food Additive Market, 2023
Table 10: Brazil Food Additive Market Size and Forecast by Product Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 11: Brazil Food Additive Market Size and Forecast by Source Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 12: Argentina Food Additive Market Size and Forecast by Product Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 13: Argentina Food Additive Market Size and Forecast by Source Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 14: Colombia Food Additive Market Size and Forecast by Product Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)
Table 15: Colombia Food Additive Market Size and Forecast by Source Types (2018 to 2029F) (In USD Billion)

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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

  • The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Caldic B.V.
  • Royal DSM N.V.
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Yakult Honsha Co.Ltd.
  • Corbion N.V.
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Ajinomoto Co. Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Glanbia plc
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • DSM
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.