Organic Acid Market Size & Share, by Type (Acetic, Formic, Citric, Lactic, Itaconic, Propionic, Succinic); Source (Starch, Molasses, Agro-Industrial, Chemical Synthesis); End-user (Animal Feed, Chemical & Industrial, Personal Care, Food & Beverage) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2031

  • Report ID: 81
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
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Global Organic Acid Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2022 - 2031

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The global organic acid market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 20 Million by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 10 Million in the year 2021. The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the higher utilization of organic acids in the food and beverage industry. For instance, the revenue generated by the food segment was estimated to be dropped to about USD 250 billion in 2022.


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Global organic acid market trends such as, higher demand for organic acids in the personal care industry and skyrocketing utilization in the food and additive industry are projected to influence the growth of the market positively over the forecast period. It is observed that the sales of organic food dropped to around USD 50 billion in 2020 which was an increase from about USD 10 billion in 2005. Organic acids are those organic compounds that have acidic properties. These acids are added to food as flavorants & acidulants and utilized in a wide array of industries. Hence, all these factors are anticipated to hike the market growth over the forecast period.

Global Organic Acid Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Sales of Animal Food

For instance, there are about 5500 animal food manufacturing facilities observed to be working solely in the USA that produces around 250 million tons of pet food every year.

  • Increasing Pharmaceutical Sales Across the Globe

As of 2021, the entire worth of pharmaceutical sales was estimated to reach around USD 500 billion.

Acids are used in medicines and as catalysts in organic and industrialist chemistry. One of the most common examples of organic acids is carboxylic acids. Additionally, they come in many forms such as, citric, formic, lactic, malic, tartaric, oxalic, and others.

  • Significant Demand in Agricultural Sector

The grain production across the globe is estimated to be around 55 million tons and was projected to reach approximately 2000 million tons in the time period 2021 to 2022.

  • Higher Production of Chemical Fibers

In 2020, approximately 100,000 metric tons of textiles fibers were produced, out of which, around 80,000 metric tons were chemical fibers.


  • Higher Cost Associated with the Organic Acid Production
  • Disrupted Supply-Chain Due to COVID-19
  • Possibility of Side-Effect

The global organic acid market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into animal feed, chemical & industrial, personal care, food & beverage, and others, out of which, the chemical & industrial segment is projected to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be accounted to the rising utilization of organic acid in the respective industry. For instance, the revenue generated by the global chemical industry was estimated to be approximately USD 4 trillion in 2021.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth


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, the Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% of manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in the 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, which 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 favorable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. The easy availability of low-cost raw materials & labor, 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 investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Organic Acid Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global organic acid market is studied into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. Amongst these markets, the market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2031. The growth of the market in the region is attributed to the growing demand for organic acid in the chemical industry. For instance, in 2021, the value of chemical shipment in the United States was estimated to be around USD 750 billion. Additionally, the presence of major key players and rising R&D in the production of efficient organic acids are projected to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period.


The global organic acid market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • 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, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

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




By Type

  • Acetic
  • Formic
  • Citric
  • Lactic
  • Itaconic
  • Propionic
  • Succinic
  • Others




By Source

  • Starch
  • Molasses
  • Agro-Industrial
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Others



By End-User

  • Animal Feed
  • Chemical & Industrial
  • Personal Care
  • Food & Beverage
  • Others

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Organic Acid Market

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Myriant Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.


In the News

  • BASF SE to launch Thermoplastic Polyurethane Paint Protection Film, a product from series RODIM. This paint protection is developed for cars to provide long-lasting automotive coating and is launched in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Tate & Lyle PLC to increase the duration of collaboration with APC Microbiome Ireland. The collaboration is regarding dietary fibre research to figure out the impact of these fibres on the gut microbiome.  

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 81
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Higher utilization of organic acids in the food and beverage industry and growing sales of animal food are estimated to majorly boost market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031.

The higher costs associated with the organic acid production and disrupted supply chain due to COVID-19 are estimated to challenge the market growth.

The market in North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2031 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Tate & Lyle PLC, BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co. Ltd., Cargill, Incorporated, Celanese Corporation, Myriant Corporation, and others.

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

The market is segmented by type, source, end-user, by region.

The chemical & industrial segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2031 and display significant growth opportunities.

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