The food anti-caking agents market size is estimated to be USD 822 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 1,074 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period. The food anti-caking agents market is driven by its usage in a wide range of applications, need for varied functionalities in diverse range of food products, concern toward food safety and hygiene in manufacturing practices, and demand for food products with better quality and enhanced shelf life.
The food anti-caking agents market is dominated by few globally established players such as Evonik Industries AG (US), PPG Industries, Inc. (US), Brenntag AG (Germany), Univar Solutions Inc. (US) and Cabot Corporation. (US). These players have adopted growth strategies such as expansions and aquisitions to increase their presence in the global market.
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The supply and demand for food anti-caking agents in the global market has shifted as a response to the coronavirus crisis, with an increasing uncertainty related to prices. Palm oil, which is the largest type of oil produced globally, faced the impact as demand dropped across the world, trade was disrupted, and production got hampered in Indonesia and Malaysia, according to the top producers of the vegetable oils such as Wilmar International and Mehwah Group that operate in the region. Efforts were being made in many countries to maintain stability in the market. According to the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (GAPKI), exports to China plunged by as much as 57% in January. Governments from countries such as India, China, and the US made exemptions for the sector to continue their businesses with minimal capacity amid the lockdowns; thus, as the production continued, these companies were able to mitigate the considerable impact by the continuity of operations.
Calcium compounds haver a varitey of applications including salt, garlic salt; onion salt, baking powder, dry cure, unstandardized dry mixes, confectioner’s sugar (Icing sugar), meat binder or (naming the meat product) binder, grated or shredded cheddar cheese; grated or shredded (naming the variety) cheese; and unstandardized grated or shredded cheese preparations. With the market for these products growing strongly especially in the developed countries the market for food anti-caking agents is exoected to grow.
North American markets are estimated to account for the largest market share in the global markets, and this growth is attributed to high consumption and continuously rising demand for a diverse range of food ingredients (which are hygroscopic in nature) and premixes in a varied range of food products/applications.