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Food Flavors Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 August 03
SKU : FB541
180 pages
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Global Food Flavors Market is segmented By Type (Artificial, Natural), By Application (Beverages, Dairy & frozen products, bakery & confectionery, Savory & snacks, Animal & Pet Food), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030


Food Flavors Market Overview

Global Food Flavors Market reached USD 14.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 21.5 billion by 2030 growing with a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period 2023-2030. Flavor is a combination of taste, aroma, temperature, texture, and "mouthfeel" impressions. Although appearance is important, food's acceptability and quality are ultimately determined by its flavor.

Natural flavoring elements that have been used in food preparation for a long time include spices, essential oils, and fruit juices. However, due to a scarcity of supply and growing prices, synthetic flavoring agents have largely taken the role of natural flavoring agents. These synthetic chemicals are now often and heavily introduced to food. Four basic tastes are salty, sweet, sour, and bitter.

Consumers are increasingly favoring natural and clean-label products, and this trend has even permeated culinary flavor. The demand for tastes created from natural materials including fruits, vegetables, and spices is growing in contrast to artificial flavors. Customers also prefer transparent labeling and little additive or preservative use.


Food Flavors Market Scope





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Segments Covered

Type, Application, and Region

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Fastest Growing Region

North America

Largest Region

Asia Pacific

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, Porter’s Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Regulatory Analysis, Supply-Chain Analysis, and Other key Insights.


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Food Flavors Market Dynamics

Increasing Demand for Processed Foods is Driving the Food Flavors Market Growth

The market for food flavours has grown significantly as a result of the rising demand for processed meals, which has stimulated the creation and invention of new flavours. Convenience-driven food choices, changing consumer lifestyles, and the requirement for longer shelf lives all contribute to this demand. Snacks, ready-to-eat meals, bakery goods, and drinks are all examples of processed foods that frequently go through a lot of processing and need flavours to improve their flavour profiles. These flavours are essential for hiding unfavourable tastes, enhancing texture, and increasing overall sensory appeal. They are crucial in making sure that processed meals live up to consumers' expectations for satisfying dining experiences.

For instance, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that the use of processed foods worldwide has been rising over time. Numerous causes, including urbanization, hectic lifestyles, and the need for convenience, are blamed for this trend. The need for flavors to improve the taste and attractiveness of processed foods is growing along with the number of people who eat them for meals and snacks.

The Rise in Consumption of Fast Food and Ready-To-Eat Meals is Expected to Drive The Market Growth

Fast food and prepared meals have grown in popularity for the reason of things together with busy lives, consolation, and the need for quick and smooth meal alternatives. In order to make these food alternatives appetizing and appealing to customers, they typically undergo a variety of processing. Other regions of the arena have additionally skilled a sharp upward thrust within the intake of rapid food and prepared food. Factors include the boom in urbanization, the unfolding of meal delivery offerings, modifications in dietary picks, and the growing attractiveness of these meal substitutes.

According to several governmental bodies and Industry Associations, the consumption of fast food and geared-up-to-devour meals is apparently increasing dramatically globally. According to the National Centre for Health Statistics in the United States, for example, fast meal consumption amongst Americans has continually grown over the last numerous a long time. 

Stringent Regulations and Safety Standards are Restraining the Food Flavors Market

Governmental bodies and regulatory authorities impose strict rules to make sure meal protection, labeling accuracy, and client safety. These rules govern using components, additives, and flavoring materials in meal products. Compliance with these guidelines is important for flavor producers to make certain the safety and fine of their merchandise.

For example, in the European Union (EU), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) units regulations and protection requirements for meal additives, inclusive of flavors. These policies specify permissible limits, labeling requirements, and safety tests for flavoring materials. Flavor producers must adhere to those standards to make sure their merchandise meets regulatory compliance.


Food Flavors Market Segment Analysis

The global food flavors market is segmented based on type, application, and region.

The Artificial Segment Holds the Largest Market Share in the Food Flavors Market

The widespread consumption of processed and packaged foods, which often rely on artificial flavors, indicates their market dominance. Processed foods, including snacks, beverages, and ready-to-eat meals, have seen significant consumption growth globally. According to Harvard University, 90% of Americans’ grocery purchases also contain added flavors. This can be attributed, in part, to the use of artificial flavors to enhance taste and sensory appeal.

Artificial flavors are widely available and used in a wide range of food and beverage products. They are found in carbonated drinks, candies, desserts, savory snacks, and a variety of processed foods. The extensive presence of artificial flavors across different product categories suggests their market dominance. Artificial flavors are often more cost-effective compared to their natural counterparts. The production of artificial flavors can be standardized, allowing for larger-scale manufacturing and lower costs. 


Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)


Global Food Flavors Market Geographical Penetration

The Asia Pacific Region Held the Largest Market Share in the Food Flavors Market

The Asia Pacific region is home to a large and rapidly growing population, which contributes to increased consumption and demand for food products. The rising disposable incomes and improving living standards in countries like China, India, and Southeast Asian nations have led to a surge in consumer spending on food and beverages. This economic growth has a direct impact on the food flavors market, driving its expansion in the region.

The Asia Pacific region boasts a rich culinary heritage, with each country having its distinct flavors and ingredients. According to Unicef, The food systems in East Asia and the Pacific, known for its diverse and vibrant food culture are changing rapidly. The region's diverse cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, and Indonesian, have gained popularity worldwide. This culinary diversity drives the demand for both traditional and innovative flavors, catering to the unique tastes of the local population as well as global consumers.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)


Food Flavors Market Major Key Players

The major global players in the market include Archer Daniels Midland, Takasago International Corporation, Huabao International Holdings Limited, Symrise AG, Kerry Group, Plc., Firmenich SA, Robertet SA, Frutarom Industries Ltd., Sensient Technologies Corporation, and Givaudan International SA.


COVID-19 Impact on Food Flavors Market

Global Recession/Ukraine-Russia War/COVID-19, and Artificial Intelligence Impact Analysis:

Covid-19 Impact:

The pandemic resulted in disruptions across global supply chains, affecting the sourcing and transportation of raw materials and ingredients used in the production of food flavors. Lockdown measures, restrictions on international trade, and reduced workforce availability in some regions disrupted the supply chain, leading to potential delays and shortages in the availability of food flavors. The pandemic has caused shifts in consumer behavior and preferences, impacting the demand for certain food products and flavors. With widespread lockdowns and stay-at-home measures, there has been an increased focus on home cooking and baking. Consumers have been exploring new flavors, experimenting with homemade recipes, and seeking comfort foods. This shift in consumer behavior has influenced the demand for specific flavors and ingredients.

By Type

  • Artificial
  • Natural

By Application

  • Beverages
  • Dairy & Frozen Products
  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Savory & Snacks
  • Animal & Pet Food

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • The U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Developments

  • In May 2022, DSM and Firmenich announced that they have entered into a business combination agreement to establish the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty, and well-being. The combination will bring together Firmenich's unique leading Perfumery and Taste businesses, its world-class science platforms, and associated co-creation capabilities with DSM's outstanding Health and Nutrition portfolio and renowned scientific expertise.
  • In May 2023, Wicked Kitchen, a 100% plant-based, flavor-forward global food brand, announced today the acquisition of Current Foods, an alt-protein startup that provides plant-based seafood to food service and fine dining locations in the U.S. and Europe.
  • In March 2023, Heritage Foods Ltd announced the launch of its new range of Buttermilk products under the brand name ‘A-One’ and a new range of milkshakes in easy-to-carry and single-serve carton boxes.

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Target Audience 2023

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  • Emerging Companies
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Who are the key players in Global Food Flavors Market ?
The major global players in the market include Archer Daniels Midland, Takasago International Corporation, Huabao International Holdings Limited, Symrise AG, Kerry Group, Plc., Firmenich SA, Robertet SA, Frutarom Industries Ltd., Sensient Technologies Corporation, and Givaudan International SA.
Which is the fastest-growing region in the Food Flavors Market Scope?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.
What is the Projected CAGR value of the Food Flavors Market?
Food Flavors Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2030?
North America region Controls the Food Flavors Market during 2023-2030.
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