Citrus Fiber Market Size & Share, by Function (Water Binder, Fat Replacer, Thickening Agents); Grade (Pharmacy, Food); Application (Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Animal Feed) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2030

  • Report ID: 3396
  • Published Date: Feb 08, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Global Citrus Fiber Market Highlights 2022 – 2030

The global citrus fiber market is estimated to garner a large revenue by growing at a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing demand for natural ingredients in a wide range of applications such as medicines, food and drinks, and cosmetics, and increasing requirement for stable oil-in-water emulsions. Along with these, rise in demand for gluten free food in developed nations, escalating consumer awareness associated with food safety and increasing usage of plant-based meats around the world are also expected to drive market growth in the forthcoming years. For instance, as of 2020, in the United States alone, more than 3 million individuals are on a gluten free diet, and about 18 percent adults regularly buy gluten free food. Furthermore, growing health awareness among people and heightened usage of natural emulsifier extracts by food manufacturers are projected to offer ample growth opportunities to the market in the near future.

Citrus Fiber Market

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The market is segmented by function into water binder and fat replacer, gelling agents, and thickening agents, out of which, the water binder and fat replacer segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the global citrus fiber market on account of the rising demand for these chemicals in food applications such as preparation for bakery, yogurt and spreads. Additionally, on the basis of application, the food & beverage segment is anticipated to acquire the largest market share during the forecast period, which can be credited to the growing inclination of people towards plant-based food products, increase in the number of consumers following a vegan diet and high demand for natural hydrocolloids in the beverage industry. In addition, the segment for personal care is assessed to witness the highest growth by the end of 2030 owing to the increasing mindfulness of people about the ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products. 

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Chemicals Analyst

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favourable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labour as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Citrus Fiber Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global citrus fiber market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Latin America is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of the growing consumption of citrus fiber-based products, increasing consciousness about health002Drelated concerns among people and rise in the production of natural ingredients based products in the region. Moreover, the market in North America is predicted to gather the largest share during the forecast period ascribing to the growing demand for pharmaceutical ingredients and natural food, rapid change in the eating pattern of consumers and rising incidences of chronic diseases in the region. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 1,806,590 new cases of cancer were supposed to be diagnosed in the United States in 2020. In addition, the rate of new cases of cancer (cancer incidence) is 442.4 per 100,000 men and women per year. Apart from these, prohibition of food ingredients, namely carrageenan and phosphates by the FDA is also expected to boost market growth in the future.  

The global citrus fiber market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global citrus fiber market includes the following segments:

By Function

  • Water Binder and Fat Replacer
  • Gelling Agents
  • Thickening Agents

By Grade

  • Pharmacy Grade Citrus Fiber
  • Food Grade Citrus Fiber
  • Others

By Application

  • Food & Beverage
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Animal Feed

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Natural Ingredients in a Wide Range of Food Based Applications
  • Escalating Consumer Awareness Associated with Food Safety


  • Low Awareness about the Benefits of Citrus Fiber in Underdeveloped Nations

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • CP Kelco, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Fiberstar, Inc.
  • FUYAN PHARM (Henan), Inc.
  • Nans Products
  • Cifal Herbal Private Ltd.
  • Herbafoods Ingredients GmbH
  • Florida Food Products, Inc.
  • UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.


In the News

  • November 2020- CP Kelco explored the applicability of its product, named Nutrava Citrus Fiber as an ingredient in dressings, spreads, soups and sauces. The product is claimed to deliver clean label goals, along with fat and sugar reduction.

Author Credits:  Anil Kumar, Ipsheeta Dash

  • Report ID: 3396
  • Published Date: Feb 08, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major growth drivers for the market are growing demand for natural ingredients in a wide range of food based applications and escalating consumer awareness associated with food safety.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030.

Low awareness about the benefits of citrus fiber in underdeveloped nations estimated to hamper the market growth.

Latin America will provide more business opportunities to the market owing to the growing consumption of citrus fiber based products, and increasing consciousness about health related concerns among people.

The major players in the market are CP Kelco, Inc., Fiberstar, Inc., FUYAN PHARM (Henan), Inc., Nans Products, Cifal Herbal Private Ltd., and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by function, grade, application, and by region.

The food and beverage segment is anticipated to hold largest market size and is estimated to grow at a notable CAGR over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.

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