Caramel Ingredients Market

2019 Analysis and Review Caramel Ingredients Market by Type - Colors, Flavors, Fillings, Inclusions, Toppings, and Others for 2019 - 2029


  • The global caramel ingredients market registered about US$ 3 Bn in 2019.
  • Market growth would be driven by increasing preference for convenience foods, and snacks.
  • Powdered/granulated form of caramel ingredients continue to define stakeholders’ bottom lines.
  • Market players target bakery and confectionery products for substantial returns.
  • North America and Europe continue to represent hub of investment opportunities; Asia Pacific (APAC) to offer potential growth avenues.


High Consumption of Bakery Ingredients

Consumption of bakery ingredients and products is rising, owing to their ease of preparation and, smaller packaging requirement. Myriads of bakery items such as cakes, and cream-filled biscuits are available in aesthetic and strong packaging formats that improves shelf-life of products as well as compliment overall attractiveness of them. In addition, consumers’ preference for non-GMO, additive-free, clean-label, and health-centric bakery products is propelling the market for caramel ingredients.

Opportunities Prevail in North America and Europe

North America and Europe continue to offer value-creation opportunities, owing to strong foothold of leading manufacturers and booming packaged and frozen food industries. Innovation and seasonal favorites are top priorities among market players in the developed regions. This study further states that, both North America and Europe capture over half of total caramel ingredients market revenue, collectively. Going forward, enhanced logistics and expanding food & beverage sector are responsible for rapid growth of caramel ingredients market in Asia Pacific (APAC).

COVID-19 Impact

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, food & beverage industry executives are confronting confounding challenges of scarcity of labor and raw material required in the manufacturing process. Further, food retail and food service outlets are expected to witness rapid disruptions from the beginning per se. Caramel ingredients market is likely to witness slight decline as consumers are increasingly stockpiling on essential commodities. Nevertheless, increasing consumption of bakery and confectionery items would sustain revenue growth, provided, at a steady pace.


  • Leading players in caramel ingredients market are emphasizing on strengthening their regional footprint, and production capacity to gain an edge over their peers.
  • In addition, market players are investing in marketing and promotional activities, attractive packaging solutions, and collaboration with product manufacturers in other application areas.  
  • Base year considered - 2019
  • Actual estimates/Historical data - 2014 - 2018
  • Forecast period - 2019 - 2029
  • Market Value in 2019 - US$ 2.7 Bn
  • Segments covered - Application, Type, Form.
  • Regions covered - North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and MEA.
  • Key Players - Nestle, Mars Inc., Kerry Group, Bakels Worldwide, Cargill Incorporated, Goteborgs Food Budapest ZRT, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Ferrero, Martin Braun KG,  Puratos Group, Haribo, Metarom, Sethness Caramel Color, Nigay, DDW The Color House, Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc., Frito-Lay;Sethness-Roquette Caramel Color, Bakels Worldwide, and  Alvin Caramel Colours.
  • Growth Drivers
    • High consumption of bakery and confectionery products.
    • Increasing scope of application in beverage industry.
    • Flourishing convenience food industry.  
  • Report coverage - Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Granulated Caramel Ingredients to Be in High Demand

Consumption of bakery ingredients is growing which is directly impacting sales of caramel ingredients. They are available in solid, liquid and granulated forms. Of these, currently, the demand for granulated caramel ingredients is considerably high. Studies however reveal, the demand in the solid segment is likely to scale at a higher pace in the coming years.

The bakery industry has reached maturity in the developed markets of Europe and North America. On the other hand, it is booming in Asia Pacific and South America's emerging markets. Countries like China and India are projected to be important pockets of revenue in the years ahead. In these countries customers opt for foreign food items in the midst of urbanization and informal logistics networks. Expansion of bakery industry will pave the way for the growth of caramel ingredients market in emerging nations

Asia-Pacific Emerges As the Fastest Growing Market

Asia-Pacific's emerging economies represent great untapped potential for bakery ingredient production, such as caramel, owing to rising disposable incomes, urbanization, and demand for Western-style diets. The Asia-Pacific population reflects diverse tastes and desires, thus giving manufacturers the ability to play with varieties. Hence, manufacturers are continually innovating and growing their product ranges to meet the diverse demands of consumers.

Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in a range of foods with superior taste and healthy and nutritious. Rapid urbanization, increased customer disposable income, improved logistics and the development of the food and beverage industry in developing countries have attracted major global manufacturers to expand in the region and capitalize on the lucrative opportunities available here.

Increasing Snacking Habits Will Boost the Demand

Owing to the growing market indulgence in bakery and confectionery products, caramel ingredients have been gaining global acceptance. Also noted in the beverage section is the popular use of this ingredient in various types, such as syrups and powders in teas, lemonades, fruit drinks, colas, and beer, to name a few. Recognizing the ingredient's various uses, businesses, both large and small, were trying to make the most of emerging consumer and food developments to keep ahead of the competition.

There is also a trend in food decoration, which the consumers are gradually adopting. Such factors affect the caramel ingredients market. The demand for frozen bakery products has also risen, as customers need to be prepared to manufacture goods because of their busy lifestyle and rising incomes.

Meanwhile, the industry has faced a challenge in recent years from the introduction of caramel alternatives. An increasing concern about the harmful effects of caramel ingredients as a coloring agent has been a major disadvantage faced by the market over the past decade.

How Growth will Unfold

The demand for confectionery products is rising subsequently, the use of caramel ingredients is increasing, which is giving impetus to the caramel ingredients market. Rise in disposable income and the adoption of urban lifestyles are some of the key factors considered to drive the global demand for caramel ingredients. In the beverage industry, which includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic products, significant growth is noted.

Caramel additives such as liquid and powdered caramel colors and caramelized sugar syrups are used in the manufacture of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, such as tea, lemonade, fruit drinks, powdered beverage mixes, beer, and others. 

Caramel ingredients market witnesses impressive growth potential the untapped markets or economically developing countries. While the overall demand for caramel ingredients is increasing considerably,

constraints such as a rise in the price of raw materials leading to a corresponding increase in the price of caramel ingredients. Another restriction, switching customer eating habits by adopting healthier eating while minimizing the use of confectionery products can hamper market growth of caramel ingredients.


The global Caramel Ingredients market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to readers.


  • Bakery Products
  • Confectionery products
  • Ice creams & desserts
  • Beverages


  • Fillings
  • Toppings
  • Inclusions
  • Colors
  • Flavors


  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • Powder/Granular


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

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