Global xylitol market is likely to exhibit a promising growth curve as far as the short-term outlook is considered. The report will uncover the insights into how the market growth will unfold in the next few years.
Global Xylitol Market Rises High in Light of Soaring Preference for Natural Sweeteners
Xylitol is a naturally occurring polyol obtained from fruits, and vegetables. Mostly, birch trees, various berries, corn cobs, mushrooms, and mushrooms are used as the raw materials for xylitol production. Corncobs are preferred over all other sources for the industrial production of xylitol. Rising demand for sugar-free chewing gum, and candy in developed and developing nations is driving demand for calorie-free sweeteners like xylitol. This is expected to drive the growth of xylitol market. As a result, it is a typical component of sugar-free chewing gum, candies, mints, foods suitable for diabetics, and oral care items. The consumption of sugared chewing gum has declined as people become more conscious of sugar intake. Additionally, it is anticipated that throughout the projection period, the prevalence of many lifestyle diseases will increase along with consumer awareness of the benefits of eating organic goods associated with the ageing population. Additionally, the growing demand for natural sweeteners and the increased use of xylitol in oral health are anticipated to be the main drivers of the worldwide xylitol market. Additionally, the market for xylitol is expanding thanks to the rise in usage in food products, and personal care products.
While the strict regulations and compliances regarding the use of xylitol as a sweetener can present a challenge to the growth of the xylitol market, the easy availability of many substitute products and the rise in concerns regarding the lack of raw products for the production of xylitol are projected to act as a restraint towards the growth of the xylitol market. The merger between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., and DuPont, a major player in the biosciences and nutrition industries, will be completed in February 2021. Creating a worldwide solution and ingredients leader in the consumer-focused beverage & food, health & wellness, and home & personal care categories is the goal of this merger.
Xylitol Market: COVID-19 Impact
As COVID-19 cases increase, the government has been obliged to impose lockdowns, which have impacted the transportation sector. To create pure products for applications like food, confectionery, and chewing gums, xylitol is frequently used in various products. It is challenging to find the raw materials for these culinary products because of strict transportation laws and a broken supply chain for different products. Furthermore, the food business may be hampered by blocked transportation routes, which would be extremely detrimental to the expansion of xylitol market.
Increasing Demand for Sugar-free Confectionery, and Chewing Gum Favours Xylitol Market Growth
The market for calorie-free sweeteners like xylitol is driven by the increasing demand for sugar-free chewing gum and confectionary in established and developing economies. As a result, it is a typical component of sugar-free chewing gum, candies, mints, foods suitable for diabetics, and oral care items. The consumption of sugared chewing gum has declined as people become more conscious of sugar intake. Sales of gum with and without sugar were relatively comparable in the United States in 2000. But since then, the difference has grown significantly. Compared to sugared chewing gum, sugar-free gum sales increased more in 2017. Major American chewing gum companies, such as Trident to Orbit, Extra, Dentyne, 5, and Eclipse, specialize in sugar-free gum with a mint flavour.
Increasing Diabetic Patient Population Drives Xylitol Market Growth
Rising One of the main causes driving the expansion of xylitol market is the expanding number of diabetics. Additionally, the worldwide prevalence of dental conditions, including cavities and gum infections has led to a rise in the need for xylitol. With the help of the sugar substitute xylitol, consumers can choose from a wider variety of food and beverage products while limiting their calorie intake. Although it does not have the same calories as sugar, this food ingredient has a flavour resembling that of sugar. Since xylitol has a sweet taste, it is good for diabetics. The market for xylitol is expanding as people worldwide focus more on preventing diseases, including diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. The use of products containing xylitol has significantly increased in recent years due to its significant function in weight management.
Strict Guidelines Around Sweetening Agents May Remain a Major Restraint Facing Xylitol Market
Government regulations controlling using xylitol as a sweetener stifle the worldwide xylitol market. The usage of xylitol is governed by several regulatory bodies, including the Food and Drug Administration. As a result, the introduction of new products with xylitol is delayed. The availability of sources is also anticipated to be impacted by shifting climatic conditions, which would affect the output of xylitol. Additionally, the production of xylitol requires pure xylose, which is expensive and scarce. Thus, the rise in price of xylitol affects the expansion of the xylitol market.
Powder Formed Variant Remains Dominant in Xylitol Market Owing to Easy Availability
The xylitol market is divided into powder and liquid based on form. With a revenue share of more than 90%, the powder form market led the overall xylitol market in 2021. The efficiency of the product in numerous applications and its ease of handling, storage, and accessibility are the key factors contributing to its high demand in powder form. Due to its longevity, the powder primarily produces anhydrous dietary supplements and chewing gum. The shelf life of the completed items is extended since they contain less or no water. On the other hand, due to the low prices of liquid product form, the liquid form category will see the quickest CAGR.
Oral Care Application Sought-after in Xylitol Market
According to estimates, the oral care application segment will increase at a 6.8% annual pace. Raising salivary flow and pH, preventing the growth of dangerous bacteria, and lowering plaque levels, inflammation, and tooth erosion lowers the prevalence of dental caries. Due to these factors, the oral care segment will experience significant growth in xylitol market over the forecast period. Around 40% fewer calories are in xylitol than in ordinary sugar. A teaspoon of sugar comprises 16 calories, compared to 9.6 calories in a teaspoon of xylitol. Due to its pleasantly cooling effect, it serves as a sugar alternative in the production of chewing gum. Chewing gum, mints, lozenges, and candies with xylitol are widely available in America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, it is used in medications, nutraceuticals, sauces, condiments, and baked goods.
Asia Pacific Spearheads Xylitol Market Due to Large Population Consuming Sugar Alternatives
With a revenue share of more than 39%, Asia Pacific took the lead in the global xylitol market in 2021. Thailand, India, and China are among the main users of xylitol in the region, while China is its top producer. It is one among the many versatile natural sweeteners and is commonly used in chewing gum, nutraceuticals, and foods for diabetics. China is the world's leading exporter. The United States, Europe, India, and other countries in South Asia are among China's main export destinations. Over the projection period, Europe is likely to emerge as the fastest growing market. Finland is one of the top manufacturers in Europe’s xylitol market. The surrounding European nations receive the majority of the xylitol produced in Finland. It is projected that the xylitol market in Europe would rise over the period due to the rising demand for low-calorie foods from the region's health-conscious customers.
Xylitol Market: Competitive Landscape
Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. acquired S2G Biochemicals in March 2018. All are issued, and the corporation will purchase existing shares for US$2.5 Mn. The acquisition will support Fortress Global's plan to increase revenues and profitability. The merger between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and DuPont, a major player in the biosciences and nutrition industries, will be completed in February 2021. Creating a worldwide solution and ingredients leader in the consumer-focused beverage & food, health & wellness, and home & personal care categories is the goal of this merger.
Few of the players in the xylitol market include Cargill, Inc., Shandong Longlive Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. DuPont Danisco, Roquette Freres, ZuChem, Inc., Thomson Biotech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd., NovaGreen, Inc., DFI Corp., Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Jining Hengda Green Engineering Co., Ltd., A & Z Food Additives Co., Ltd., Shandong Biobridge Technology Co., Ltd., Shandong Futaste Co., Ltd., Foodchem International Corp., Mitsubishi Shoji Foodtech Co., Ltd., Herboveda India, Shandong Lujian Biological Technology Co. Ltd., and Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.
Regional Classification of the Global Xylitol Market is Listed Below:
Middle East and Africa
*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability.
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