Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Size & Share, by Raw Material Source (Wood-Based, Non-Wood-Based); Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Personal Care) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 4614
  • Published Date: Sep 27, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024 - 2036

Microcrystalline Cellulose Market size is expected to cross USD 1.9 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of microcrystalline cellulose was over USD 1.02 Billion. The market’s growth is expected to be stimulated in the coming years by the increased use of MCCs for medicinal products. In the manufacture of tablet formulations for the pharmaceutical industry, a 20%90% MCC concentration is used according to recent estimates. Additionally, the growth of the market is expected to be driven by the surging use of MCCs in paints, detergents, coatings, and dyes. According to recent data, in the United States, more than 860 million gallons of paint were consumed in 2021.

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Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Gluten Free Food Products Globally-Market growth in the years to come is expected to be enhanced by an increase in the number of people with intestinal problems and a higher incidence of celiac disease. In the coming years, there has been an increasing number of people who have allergies to different food products around the world. Due to celiac disease or severe gluten allergy, the proportion of Americans needing free food was more than 28% in 2019.
  • Rising Consumption of Hair and Skin Care Products- As young people become more conscious about their appearance, haircare, and skincare products have become part of routine grooming for them. More than 37 % of the world's consumers are using facial beauty products every day, based on a report from 2023.
  • Increasing Growth in the Textiles Industry- There has been an increased demand for textiles in household products, which required microcrystalline cellulose. In 2021, it is estimated that the export value of textiles, fibers and clothing in the United States will reach US$ 28 billion, as compared to USD 24 billion in 2020.


  • Availability of Alternatives Such as Cotton Crops, Corn, Banana Bamboo Farming, and Soybean Crops- In order to reduce the cost of production, which is expected to bring in a very attractive price compared with wood or not-wood pulp products, it is foreseen that MCC will be produced from another plant-based product. The growth of markets worldwide is expected to be hindered by these factors. It is also estimated that market growth will be hindered by high raw material prices and the production process.
  • Environment challenges and restrictions from government are factors which may hinder the growth of the market
  • New Advancements in the Pharma Industry with a Lot of New Excipients could be a restraining factor

Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 6%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

 ~ USD 1.02 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

 ~ USD 1.9 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Microcrystalline Cellulose Segmentation

Raw Material Source (Wood-Based, Non-Wood-Based)

The non-wood-based segment is estimated to hold 58% share of the global microcrystalline cellulose market in the year 2036. The increase in the use of other sources than wood to produce microcrystalline cellulose, i.e. cotton fibers, palm hulls, oil palm forest residue, corn cobs, cotton fibers, wheat hull, soya bean, and alfa fiber, has primarily contributed to this segment's growth. Furthermore, market segment growth is also being driven by increased demand for food and beverage products throughout the world. As a result, by 2023, India's food and beverages sector are estimated to be worth more than USD 960 billion.

Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Personal Care)

Microcrystalline cellulose market from the pharmaceutical segment is expected to garner a significant share of around 36% in the year 2036. There has been a growing use of MCC within the pharmaceutical sector for different purposes. Among other things, MCC is used as a binder, film-forming agent, disintegrant, and suspension agent in pharmaceutical excipients. In the years to come, segment growth is projected to be driven by an increase in the number of chemical companies that produce excipients and formulations needed for tablet preparation.

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

     Raw Material Source

  • Wood-Based
  • Non-Wood-Based


  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care

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Microcrystalline Cellulose Industry - Regional Synopsis

European Market Forecast

The microcrystalline cellulose market in Europe is projected to hold share of about 34% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in the region can be propelled by the growing use of MCCs in food processing as an essential ingredient for cakes, ice cream, gel and canned foodstuff production over the forecast period. For example, according to Eurostat, Germany imported 26% of the total volume of canned beans imported into Europe in 2021. By value, it imported about EUR 114.1 million worth of canned beans into Germany in 2021.

North American Market Statistics

The North America microcrystalline cellulose market is projected to be the largest with a share of about 28% by the end of 2036. Increasing investments by large market players in the field of drug development and research programs can largely be attributed to this growth. Market growth is estimated to be driven by the rising incidence of gastrointestinal problems in people adopting new food habits, as well as an increasing consumption of sugary beverages.

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Companies Dominating the Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market

    • Rayonier Advanced Materials
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Roquette Freres S.A.
    • DFE Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
    • JRS Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
    • Avantor Performance Materials Inc.
    • Gujarat Microwax Limited
    • Sigachi Industrial Pvt. Ltd
    • FMC Corporation
    • Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd
    • Ming Tai Chemical Co., Ltd


In The News

  • JRS PHARMA revealed plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The facility, a two-story pre-cast building, will start construction in fall 2022 and begin operations in early 2024, producing microcrystalline Cellulose products.
  • Roquette Freres S.A. a renowned global provider of plant-based ingredients and a top supplier of pharmaceutical and neutraceutical excipients, has announced the full acquisition of Crest Cellulose, an excipient manufacturer based in India.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4614
  • Published Date: Sep 27, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The expansion of the chemical industry worldwide, and the growing food & beverages industry are some major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of microcrystalline cellulose is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are Rayonier Advanced Materials, Roquette, DFE Pharma GmbH & Co.KG, JRS Pharma GmbH & Co.KG, Avantor Performance Materials Inc., Gujarat Microwax Limited, Sigachi Industrial Pvt. Ltd, FMC Corporation, Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd, and others.

The non-wood-based segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Europe region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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