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Natural Gelling Agents Market

Natural Gelling Agents Market

Natural Gelling Agents Market Analysis by Product Type (Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum, Guar Gum, Pectin), by Application (Personal Care, Makeup Products Formulation, Food & Beverages), by Region - Global Forecast 2022-2032

Natural Gelling Agents Market

Natural Gelling Agents Market Outlook (2022-2032)

Worldwide consumption of natural gelling agents is estimated at US$ 3.27 Bn in 2022. Going forward, the global natural gelling agents market is forecast to reach a valuation of US$ 6.33 Bn by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 6.8% over the 2022-2032 forecast period.

Report Attributes


Natural Gelling Agents Market Size (2021A)

US$ 3.07 Bn

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 3.27 Bn

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 6.33 Bn

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

6.8% CAGR

Asia Pacific Market Share (2021)


Asia Pacific Growth Rate (2022-2032)

9.2% CAGR

China Growth Rate (2022-2032)

9.9% CAGR

Top 5 Companies’ Market Share


Key Companies Profiled

  • Cargill
  • Cp Kelco
  •  Dangshan Haisheng Pectin Co., Ltd.
  • Deosen Biochemical Ltd.
  • DSM
  • Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • Fuerst Day Lawson
  • Fufeng Group Company Ltd.
  • Gelita AG
  • Hindustan Gums & Chemicals Ltd.
  • India Glycols Limited
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Nitta Gelatin
  • Opal Biotech
  • Rama Gum Industries
  • Rousselot SAS
  • Sterling Biotech Lt

As per detailed analysis by Fact.MR, sales of natural gelling agents are projected to account for nearly 10% of the global gelling agents market value by 2032.

Consumption of natural gelling oil agents, in terms of volume, stood at around 1,065 tons in 2021, accounting for around 7% of total gelling agents volume consumption, which is projected to reach at 1,852 tons by 2032-end.

Natural gelling agent application in food & beverages such as confections, fruit fillings, jams, and jellies has increased over the past decade, and the same is projected over the forecast period. For instance, as per projections, rise in awareness regarding the ill-effects of artificial agents and increased use case of naturally derived ingredients are poised to drive global market value over next decade.

Broadly, the years ahead will witness increased use of natural gelling agents for food and natural gelling agents for cosmetics.

Consumption Analysis of Natural Gelling Agents (2017-2021) Vs. Forecast Outlook (2022-2032)

Latest market analysis by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the market value for natural gelling agents over the past half-decade increased a CAGR of around 5.3%. In terms of volume, in 2021, consumption of natural gelling agents stood at around 1,065 tons.

Natural gelling agent application in the production of food & beverage products accounted for the highest market share, which is mainly attributed to the rise in awareness among consumers regarding the use of naturally derived ingredients in packaged foods.

In addition, there has been a massive shift in consumer preference with people seeking products that have no ill-effects on their health. Since artificial gelling agents are attributed to various health issues, preference for cosmetics and food products inculcated with natural gelling agents has emerged.

Furthermore, consumption of natural gelling agents for their application in the production of food & beverages, over the period of 2022-2032, is poised to increase at a CAGR of 6.8%. Moreover, projections are that, demand for natural gelling oil agents in personal care products is poised to increase substantially.

Which Properties of Natural Gelling Agents are Majorly Driving Demand?

Over the past half-decade, there has been a sizeable increase in the number of health-conscious consumers who prefer products made from natural ingredients such as pectin, xanthan gum, and gelatin. These natural and biodegradable-extracted components are free from any chemical reactions, and thus, hold an upper edge in the market for their use.

Further, natural gelling agents can be used in varied end uses such as food & beverages and personal care. For instance, gelatin is a natural ingredient that comes equipped with healthy attributes, and is being widely used in personal care products such as moisturizers, creams, shampoos, and lotions.

On the other hand, gelatin is also used in desserts, which can mainly be attributed to its coating, foaming, and stabilizing properties. Gelatin also enhances the overall texture of dairy products by providing consistency to the texture.

Demand for natural gelling agents to be used in cosmetics has also seen a significant rise, thus providing a positive outlook to natural gelling agent producers.

Attributed to the discussed factors, natural gelling agents market value is projected to stand at US$ 6.33 Bn by the end of 2032.

Natural Gelling Agents Market forecast analysis by Fact.MR

Country-Wise Analysis

Which Regional Market is Set to Be Lucrative for Manufacturers of Natural Gelling Agents?

“Europe to Be Major Growth Driver for Natural Gelling Agent Sales”

Europe is amongst the leading producers of various personal care products, with the skin care segment currently being valued at around US$ 25 Bn. This is mainly attributed to the presence of some 100+ personal care product manufacturers in the region. Additionally, European companies spend relatively high on R&D to provide innovative products and gain trust among consumers.

Further, the number of health-conscious consumers opting for products with natural ingredients in Europe has increased at a rapid pace. Thus manufacturers are relying more on natural gelling oil agents such as xanthan gum, pectin, and gelatin to produce cosmetics and food & beverage products.

Moreover, attributed to high per capita GDP of countries in Europe, consumers in the region spend relatively more on cosmetic products, making it one of the most lucrative regional markets for the sales of personal care products containing the best natural gelling agents.           

As such, Europe is anticipated to provide a high absolute dollar opportunity worth US$ 588 Mn over the forecast period.

Which Other Market Should Natural Gelling Agent Suppliers Target?

“Asia Pacific Natural Gelling Agents Market to Offer High-Growth Opportunities”

Asia Pacific is poised to be the most lucrative region for the sales of natural gelling agents. This is mainly attributed to the rise in the consumption of packaged food along with growing demand for various personal care products. Growth in disposable income coupled with sizeable number of young population in the region has been bolstering demand for natural gelling agents.

Additionally, over the past half-decade, participation of women in the workforce has increased considerably. For instance, in Malaysia, participation of the female population is around 46%, thus helping the personal care segment to grow.

Since natural gelling agents are used as supplements to enhance skin moisture, growth of the personal care segment in the region will directly impact the consumption of natural gelling agents.

Attributed to the above-discussed factors, the Asia Pacific natural gelling agents market is poised to expand at a high CAGR of around 9.2% through 2032.

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Category-Wise Analysis

Which Product Type is Projected to be Consumed More?

“Use of Gelatin as Natural Gelling Agent to Remain Prominent”

Gelatin use as a natural gelling agent is poised account for a majority of the market share as it contains amino acid glycine, which is particularly important for health. Various research studies show that gelatin has been identified as an important substance for treating bone and joint problems such as osteoarthritis.

Additionally, extensive use of gelatin in skin and hair care products has driven its consumption in the personal care industry. Also, today, the trend of packaged food is prominent, especially in high-growth regions of Asia Pacific. Since, gelatin find extensive use case in the production of various food and beverage products, its demand is poised to grow multi-fold over the forecast period.

Thus, attributed to the application of gelatin in various use cases, the segment is projected to account for around 50% market share by 2032, while expanding at a CAGR of around 4.5% within the same timeframe.

Which Application is Projected to Provide High Absolute Dollar Opportunity?

“High Application of Natural Gelling Agents in F&B Sector to Drive Market Expansion”

Natural gelling agent application in food & beverages is poised to provide high absolute dollar opportunity owing to its high use in the production of packaged food products such as marshmallows, jellies, fruit snacks, and many more.

Since packaged food consumption has gained traction over the past half-decade, mainly attributed to high-paced lifestyle along with rise in income levels, natural gelling agent usage is also projected to rise over the coming years.

Natural gelling agent application in food & beverages is poised to provide a high absolute dollar opportunity worth US$ 2 Bn over the forecast period of 2022-2032.

Competition Landscape

Cargill, Cp Kelco, Dangshan Haisheng Pectin Co., Ltd., Deosen Biochemical Ltd., DSM, Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Fuerst Day Lawson, Fufeng Group Company Ltd., Gelita AG, Hindustan Gums & Chemicals Ltd., India Glycols Limited, Ingredion Incorporated, Kraft Heinz, Nitta Gelatin, Opal Biotech, Rama Gum Industries, Rousselot SAS, and Sterling Biotech Ltd are some of the major players in the market that provide the best natural gelling agents.

  • In October 20221, CP Kelco announced the launching of GENU Pectin, a natural ingredient-based solution to enhance the shelf life of butter milk. Through this product launch, the company is aiming at expanding its natural gelling agents business in the high-growth market of India.
  •  In October 2021, Cargill announced the launching of kappa carrageenan, a substance used for enhancing the texture in gelling formulations. Through this launch, the company aims at expanding its eco-friendly product portfolio keeping in mind today’s consumer preferences.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of top natural gelling agents manufacturers positioned across regions, in addition to providing sales growth information, production capacity, and speculative production expansion in the recently published report.

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Key Segments Covered in Natural Gelling Agents Industry Survey

  • Natural Gelling Agents Market By Product Type :

    • Xanthan Gum
    • Gellan Gum
      • Low Acyl
      • High Acyl
    • Guar Gum
    • Pectin
    • Gelatin
  • Natural Gelling Agents Market By Application :

    • Personal Care
      • Bath Products
        • Bubble Bath & Body Wash Liquids
        • Shampoo
      • Skin Care Products
        • Moisturizing Creams
        • Facial Creams
        • Lotions
      • Oral Care
    • Makeup Products Formulation
    • Food & Beverages
      • Fruit Fillings
      • Confections
      • Cultured Dairy
      • Jams
      • Jellies
      • Others
  • Natural Gelling Agents Market By Region :

    • North America Natural Gelling Agents Market
    • Latin America Natural Gelling Agents Market
    • Europe Natural Gelling Agents Market
    • East Asia Natural Gelling Agents Market
    • South Asia & Oceania Natural Gelling Agents Market
    • Middle East & Africa Natural Gelling Agents Market

- FAQs -

Currently, the global natural gelling agents market size is valued at US$ 3.07 Bn.
Natural gelling agent consumption value is expected to rise at a CAGR of around 6.8% during the period of 2022-2032.
Natural gelling agents market size expanded at a CAGR of around 5.3% during 2017-2021.
Key manufacturers of natural gelling agents can be seen mainly involved in diversifying their product portfolios and investing in the development of eco-friendly products.
Top suppliers of natural gelling agents are Cargill, Cp Kelco, Dangshan Haisheng Pectin Co., Ltd., Deosen Biochemical Ltd., DSM, Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Fuerst Day Lawson, Fufeng Group Company Ltd., Gelita AG, Hindustan Gums & Chemicals Ltd., Indi
China is estimated to hold around 13% share of the global natural gelling agents market value by 2032.

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