Citric Acid Anhydrous Market: Information by Function (Antioxidant, Acidulant, Emulsifier, Preservative), Application (Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals), and Region — Forecast till 2029

Oct 06, 2020   Market Overview Citric acid anhydrous is an odorless and colorless crystalline powder mined from citrus fruits, such as lemons, pineapples, berries, limes, and some varieties of peppers. It is an anhydrous form of citric acid. Citric acid is a weak organic acid with the molecular formula of C6 H8 O7, which occurs naturally. It is widely used as a preservative, acidulant, emulsifier, sequestrant, flavorant, and buffering agent across several industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverag...
Request Free Sample Report

Report Description

Market Overview

Citric acid anhydrous is an odorless and colorless crystalline powder mined from citrus fruits, such as lemons, pineapples, berries, limes, and some varieties of peppers. It is an anhydrous form of citric acid. Citric acid is a weak organic acid with the molecular formula of C6 H8 O7, which occurs naturally. It is widely used as a preservative, acidulant, emulsifier, sequestrant, flavorant, and buffering agent across several industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics, and personal care. The first citric acid anhydrous was extracted from lemon in 1784. Its production has multiplied by four times during the last two decades, owing to its exceptional physio-chemical characteristics and environmentally-friendly nature.

Rising Adoption of Citric Acid Anhydrous as Flavorant and Preservative in the Food and Beverages Industry

Citric acid anhydrous is added in the different packaged and processed foods, such as sodas, ice-creams, and other canned food as a flavorant, preservative, and emulsifying agent. The huge global packaged food industry is likely to create significant demand for citric acid anhydrous each year. Growing urban population, continuously rising gross disposable income, a huge number of SMEs in the food and beverage sector, and ease of availability are some of the factors cumulatively stimulating the demand for the packaged food industry, which further supports the growth of the citric acid anhydrous market.

Value-adding ingredients, including citric acid anhydrous, are changing the dynamics of the packaged food industry across the globe. In addition to this, changing consumer preferences creates more opportunities for food companies for product innovation with an increased focus on the premiumization. Emerging economies such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Brazil are expected to witness immense growth in the packaged food industry, while developed economies such as the U.S., U.K., and Japan are likely to witness slightly sluggish growth for the packaged food industry during the forecast period.  

Burgeoning Demand for Citric Acid Anhydrous in Personal Care Industry is likely to Fuel the Growth of the Global Market

Citric acid anhydrous is used as an ingredient in various cosmetics and personal care products as it helps to brighten and nourish the skin. In addition to this, it can be formulated and used for products related to eyes, mouth, lips, and even for kid's cosmetics and personal care products. Due to its physical and chemical properties, it is a preferred choice of personal care and cosmetics producers. Cosmetics and personal care products are an inevitable part of routine life and are the primary driver for the rising consumption of citric acid anhydrous in the industry.

Some of the other factors, including rising disposable income, especially in emerging economies, easy availability, and booming e-commerce, are thriving cosmetics and the personal care market. In addition to this, rising trends towards organic and more natural products are fueling the demand for citric acid anhydrous in the cosmetic and personal care products. Below mentioned are some of the popular product categories with the most citric acid usages in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Table 1: Citric Acid Consumption Share in Cosmetics and Personal Care Product Category, 2019

Product Category

Citric Acid Consumption Share

Shampoo

13.40%

Body wash/Cleanser

11.92%

Facial Cleanser and Moisturizer

9.75%

Conditioner

7.38%

Liquid Hand Wash

7.02%

Lipstick

4.58%

Moisturizer

4.03%

Mask

3.90%

Bath Oil

3.74%

Hair Color and Bleaching

2.83%

Nail Polish

2.46%

Foundation

1.89%

Hair Serum

1.71%

Others

25.39%

Reduced Prices to Hamper Market Growth up to Some Extent

Initially, citric acid anhydrous was extracted from lemon juice; however, it started declining after the commencement of commercial production of citric acid anhydrous from sugar fermentation. With the rising adoption of the sugar fermentation process, prices of citric acid anhydrous have reduced, which initially benefited the market with a rapid increase in demand. To cater to increased global demand, citric acid anhydrous producers adopted low-cost molasses as raw materials, particularly in China. In addition to this, excess production in China is likely to decelerate the price, which is projected to hamper the market.

Regional Overview

Japan to Hold Lion's Share in Asia-Pacific's Anhydrous Market

The presence of prominent cosmetics manufacturers, rising middle-class population, and the positive demographic dividend in the emerging economies are affecting the regional cosmetics and personal care market positively. Asia-Pacific is one of the leading contributors to the beauty and personal care industry. Free trade agreements and diversity in cultural and social norms have paved the way for the entry of many small scale manufacturers in the cosmetics and personal care market.

Several ingredients manufacturers are partnering with cosmetic manufacturers for a profitable relationship. Japan is home to over 2,500 cosmetics manufacturers, of which two companies, Shiseido and Kao Group, rank in the top 10 global cosmetics manufacturers. Low labor costs and a rapidly growing manufacturing sector are potential tailwinds for the cosmetics and personal care market in China. In 2019, China market earned over USD 56 billion from the beauty and personal care industry, which further adds to the potential growth of the citric acid anhydrous market.

North America, on the other hand, is projected to hold a significant share in the citric acid anhydrous market during the forecast period on account of the rising demand for citric acid anhydrous from pharmaceutical and biochemical companies in the region. The U.S. is the second-largest market for citric acid anhydrous after China and is likely to continue the same trend during the forecast period. Mexico is the fastest-growing market for citric acid anhydrous in the region, while Canada is likely to witness noteworthy growth during the same period.  

Key Players

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Gadot Biochemical Industries
  • Citrique Belge
  • Foodchem International Corporation
  • American Tartaric Products
  • Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG
  • Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical
  • COFCO Biochemical
  • Thai Anhydrous Citric Acid
  • Cargill, Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd.
  • RZBC Group
  • Rizhao Jinsui Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd.
  • Rizhao Ruisite International Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Billion Chemical Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Guoxin Xielian Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Gansu Jinbao Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Alfa Aesar
  • Cater Chemicals Corp.
  • Barker Industries
  • Wintersun Chemical
  • Bruchem, Inc.
  • Gojira Fine Chemicals, TTCA Co., Ltd
  • FoodChem Corporation‎
  • Penta Manufacturing Company
  • Univar Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Citric Acid Anhydrous Market: Segmentation

By Function

  • Antioxidant
  • Acidulant
  • Emulsifier
  • Preservative
  • Sequestrant

By Application

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceutical
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care

By Region

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • The U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Russia
  • The Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • The Rest of Europe

Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • The Rest of Central and South America and the Caribbean

The Middle East

  • Saudi Arabia
  • The UAE
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • The Rest of the Middle East

Africa

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • The Rest of Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Cosmetics and Personal Care Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Citric Acid Anhydrous Market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Citric Acid Anhydrous Market.
Growing urban population, rising gross disposable income, rising consumption of citric acid anhydrous are the key factors expected to drive Citric Acid Anhydrous Market during the forecast period.
RZBC Group, Rizhao Jinsui Trade Co., Ltd., Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd., Alfa Aesar, Cater Chemicals Corp., Barker Industries, Wintersun Chemical, Bruchem, Inc., FoodChem Corporation‎ are the top players in Citric Acid Anhydrous Market.
We will send you an email with login credentials to access the report. You will also be able to download the pdf.
Basically, choose Pay by Purchase Order when you are checking out. We will connect with you via email to set up your order.
Call us, email us, or chat with us! We encourage your questions and feedback. We have a research concierge team available at all times and included in every purchase.

Market Overview

Citric acid anhydrous is an odorless and colorless crystalline powder mined from citrus fruits, such as lemons, pineapples, berries, limes, and some varieties of peppers. It is an anhydrous form of citric acid. Citric acid is a weak organic acid with the molecular formula of C6 H8 O7, which occurs naturally. It is widely used as a preservative, acidulant, emulsifier, sequestrant, flavorant, and buffering agent across several industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics, and personal care. The first citric acid anhydrous was extracted from lemon in 1784. Its production has multiplied by four times during the last two decades, owing to its exceptional physio-chemical characteristics and environmentally-friendly nature.

Rising Adoption of Citric Acid Anhydrous as Flavorant and Preservative in the Food and Beverages Industry

Citric acid anhydrous is added in the different packaged and processed foods, such as sodas, ice-creams, and other canned food as a flavorant, preservative, and emulsifying agent. The huge global packaged food industry is likely to create significant demand for citric acid anhydrous each year. Growing urban population, continuously rising gross disposable income, a huge number of SMEs in the food and beverage sector, and ease of availability are some of the factors cumulatively stimulating the demand for the packaged food industry, which further supports the growth of the citric acid anhydrous market.

Value-adding ingredients, including citric acid anhydrous, are changing the dynamics of the packaged food industry across the globe. In addition to this, changing consumer preferences creates more opportunities for food companies for product innovation with an increased focus on the premiumization. Emerging economies such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Brazil are expected to witness immense growth in the packaged food industry, while developed economies such as the U.S., U.K., and Japan are likely to witness slightly sluggish growth for the packaged food industry during the forecast period.  

Burgeoning Demand for Citric Acid Anhydrous in Personal Care Industry is likely to Fuel the Growth of the Global Market

Citric acid anhydrous is used as an ingredient in various cosmetics and personal care products as it helps to brighten and nourish the skin. In addition to this, it can be formulated and used for products related to eyes, mouth, lips, and even for kid's cosmetics and personal care products. Due to its physical and chemical properties, it is a preferred choice of personal care and cosmetics producers. Cosmetics and personal care products are an inevitable part of routine life and are the primary driver for the rising consumption of citric acid anhydrous in the industry.

Some of the other factors, including rising disposable income, especially in emerging economies, easy availability, and booming e-commerce, are thriving cosmetics and the personal care market. In addition to this, rising trends towards organic and more natural products are fueling the demand for citric acid anhydrous in the cosmetic and personal care products. Below mentioned are some of the popular product categories with the most citric acid usages in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Table 1: Citric Acid Consumption Share in Cosmetics and Personal Care Product Category, 2019

Product Category

Citric Acid Consumption Share

Shampoo

13.40%

Body wash/Cleanser

11.92%

Facial Cleanser and Moisturizer

9.75%

Conditioner

7.38%

Liquid Hand Wash

7.02%

Lipstick

4.58%

Moisturizer

4.03%

Mask

3.90%

Bath Oil

3.74%

Hair Color and Bleaching

2.83%

Nail Polish

2.46%

Foundation

1.89%

Hair Serum

1.71%

Others

25.39%

Reduced Prices to Hamper Market Growth up to Some Extent

Initially, citric acid anhydrous was extracted from lemon juice; however, it started declining after the commencement of commercial production of citric acid anhydrous from sugar fermentation. With the rising adoption of the sugar fermentation process, prices of citric acid anhydrous have reduced, which initially benefited the market with a rapid increase in demand. To cater to increased global demand, citric acid anhydrous producers adopted low-cost molasses as raw materials, particularly in China. In addition to this, excess production in China is likely to decelerate the price, which is projected to hamper the market.

Regional Overview

Japan to Hold Lion's Share in Asia-Pacific's Anhydrous Market

The presence of prominent cosmetics manufacturers, rising middle-class population, and the positive demographic dividend in the emerging economies are affecting the regional cosmetics and personal care market positively. Asia-Pacific is one of the leading contributors to the beauty and personal care industry. Free trade agreements and diversity in cultural and social norms have paved the way for the entry of many small scale manufacturers in the cosmetics and personal care market.

Several ingredients manufacturers are partnering with cosmetic manufacturers for a profitable relationship. Japan is home to over 2,500 cosmetics manufacturers, of which two companies, Shiseido and Kao Group, rank in the top 10 global cosmetics manufacturers. Low labor costs and a rapidly growing manufacturing sector are potential tailwinds for the cosmetics and personal care market in China. In 2019, China market earned over USD 56 billion from the beauty and personal care industry, which further adds to the potential growth of the citric acid anhydrous market.

North America, on the other hand, is projected to hold a significant share in the citric acid anhydrous market during the forecast period on account of the rising demand for citric acid anhydrous from pharmaceutical and biochemical companies in the region. The U.S. is the second-largest market for citric acid anhydrous after China and is likely to continue the same trend during the forecast period. Mexico is the fastest-growing market for citric acid anhydrous in the region, while Canada is likely to witness noteworthy growth during the same period.  

Key Players

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Gadot Biochemical Industries
  • Citrique Belge
  • Foodchem International Corporation
  • American Tartaric Products
  • Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG
  • Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical
  • COFCO Biochemical
  • Thai Anhydrous Citric Acid
  • Cargill, Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd.
  • RZBC Group
  • Rizhao Jinsui Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd.
  • Rizhao Ruisite International Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Billion Chemical Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Guoxin Xielian Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Gansu Jinbao Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Alfa Aesar
  • Cater Chemicals Corp.
  • Barker Industries
  • Wintersun Chemical
  • Bruchem, Inc.
  • Gojira Fine Chemicals, TTCA Co., Ltd
  • FoodChem Corporation‎
  • Penta Manufacturing Company
  • Univar Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Citric Acid Anhydrous Market: Segmentation

By Function

  • Antioxidant
  • Acidulant
  • Emulsifier
  • Preservative
  • Sequestrant

By Application

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceutical
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care

By Region

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • The U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Russia
  • The Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • The Rest of Europe

Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • The Rest of Central and South America and the Caribbean

The Middle East

  • Saudi Arabia
  • The UAE
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • The Rest of the Middle East

Africa

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • The Rest of Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Cosmetics and Personal Care Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Citric Acid Anhydrous Market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Citric Acid Anhydrous Market.
Growing urban population, rising gross disposable income, rising consumption of citric acid anhydrous are the key factors expected to drive Citric Acid Anhydrous Market during the forecast period.
RZBC Group, Rizhao Jinsui Trade Co., Ltd., Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd., Alfa Aesar, Cater Chemicals Corp., Barker Industries, Wintersun Chemical, Bruchem, Inc., FoodChem Corporation‎ are the top players in Citric Acid Anhydrous Market.
We will send you an email with login credentials to access the report. You will also be able to download the pdf.
Basically, choose Pay by Purchase Order when you are checking out. We will connect with you via email to set up your order.
Call us, email us, or chat with us! We encourage your questions and feedback. We have a research concierge team available at all times and included in every purchase.