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Colorants Market : Global Historical Growth (2012-2016) & Future Outlook (2017-2024) Demand Analysis & Opportunity Evaluation

Published On : December, 2018 REP-ID-464 Category: Chemicals and Materials

Colorants Market Overview

Colorant refers to an additive that is added to the product to change the color of the product. Pigments are dyes are the major colorants which are frequently used in industries. These are mainly used in food, cosmetics and personal care products. Addition of colorants makes the food more attractive to the consumers. Natural colorants are gaining traction among population owing to the rising healthcare awareness.

Market Size and Forecast

Global colorants market is anticipated to flourish at a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period. Further, the market of colorants is expected to garner USD 66.3 Billion by the end of 2024 from USD 46.8 Billion in 2016. Rising demand for colorants from the food & beverage, clothing and cosmetics industry is envisioned to bolster the market of colorants globally.


In the regional platform, Asia Pacific is expected to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period. Further, the market of colorants in this region is likely to get escalated by growth and expansion of various end use industries in the region such as plastic, textile & coatings and increasing demand for colorants from these industries. Moreover, increasing number of manufacturing units in the region is expected to boost the demand for colorants. Countries such as China and India are expected to significantly contribute to the growth of global colorants market.

North America colorant market is anticipated to grow at a significant pace and create significant demand for colorants during the forecast period. Construction activities such as architectural coatings are expected to create substantial demand for colorants during the forecast period. Further, pigment and dye segment is projected to grow at robust CAGR over the forecast period. Apart from this, the demand for colorants is increasing in Europe region owing to the rising preference for natural colorants.  

Based on application, the global colorants market is segment into food & beverage, personal care, printing, paints & coatings and other. In these segments, food & beverage segment was held for the largest market share of global colorants market. Rising consumption of natural colorants in the food industry is expected to spur the growth of this segment.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis has segmented global colorants market into the following segments:

By Type

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Product

  • Dyes
  • Pigment
  • Masterbatches
  • Color Concentrates

colorants market

By Application

  • Food & Beverage
  • Personal Care
  • Printing
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Textiles
  • Other

By Region

Global colorants 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, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea & Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and North Africa (GCC, North Africa, South Africa & Rest of Middle East) Market Size and Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Growth Drivers & Challenges

The growing demand for colorants is driven by the increasing application of colorants in various end use industries. Further, expansion of end use industries is supplementing the growth of global colorants market. Apart from this, rising demand for plastics is anticipated to foster the growth of colorants market globally. Moreover, rising utilization of pigments in automotive and construction sector is expected to augment the growth of global colorant market.

Apart from this, development of new shades and flavors is expanding the market of colorants globally. Moreover, wider acceptance of various shades in personal care and plastic industry is expected to fuel the growth of global colorants market during the forecast period. Further, growing preference of the consumer for the attractive packaging of the product is expected to drive the growth of colorants market.

However, volatility in the raw material price is expected to limit the growth of the global colorants market. Further, stringent government regulations limiting the use of synthetic colorants in food & beverage is limiting the growth of the colorants market globally.

Key Players

    • Company Overview
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Business Strategy
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Financials
  • Symrise AG
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • Sethness Products Company
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • Jagson Colorchem Limited
  • PolyOne Corporation
  • Clariant International
  • Lanxess AG
  • GNT Group

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


The global colorants market is segmented as follows:

  • By Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Product Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment


Key Answers Captured in Report?
Which geography would have better demand for product/services?
What are the strategies adopted by big players in the regional market?
Which country would see the steep rise in CAGR & year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth?
What is the current & expected market size in next five years?
What is the market feasibility for long term investment?
What opportunity the country would offer for existing and new players in the market?
What is risk involved for suppliers in the geography?
What factors would drive the demand for the product/service in near future?
What is the impact analysis of various factors in the market growth?
What are the recent trends in the regional market and how successful they are?




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