GVR Report cover Food Grade Magnesium Derivatives Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Food Grade Magnesium Derivatives Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Inorganic, Organic), By Application (Food, Beverages), By Region (North America, EU, APAC), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-005-9
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global food grade magnesium derivatives market size was valued at USD 837.5 million in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% from 2022 to 2030. The magnesium derivatives are witnessing high demand from the food & beverages sector, in the form of anti-caking agents, flavoring agents, firming agents, color retention agents, and brewing agents. Magnesium derivatives like magnesium chloride, oxide, lactate, gluconate, hydroxide, stearate, and citrate are among the most popular derivatives to be used in the food and beverages industry, due to their non-toxic and non-flammable properties. Among these, magnesium oxide is the most widely used. The prices of organic derivatives are growing in tandem with the hike in raw material prices coupled with the rising demand from the food & beverage industry, especially in developed economies.

 U.S. food grade magnesium derivatives market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The prices of organic derivatives are comparatively higher due to limited production for these products and growing demand from other end-use industries. The prices of organic products are increasing significantly on account of the rising demand from the confectionery and beverages applications. Magnesium derivatives, such as magnesium chloride, lactate, citrate, and stearate, are witnessing high demand from the F&B sector.

This is due to their easy applications and availability. However, there are several health hazards associated with the overconsumption of magnesium derivatives, which may drastically affect market growth in the coming years. Some of these derivatives can cause irritation to the nose and eyes. According to a safety data sheet of Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc., the overdose of these products may lead to diarrhea, nausea, even diabetes, and heart diseases. People with intestinal disease, heart or kidney disease, and diabetes are advised not to consume magnesium without medical consultation.

The recent European geopolitical conflict led to a surge in oil prices, which affected the production cost of the chemicals. From the manufacturer’s standpoint, the impact of rising energy prices led to increased chemical prices and eroded profits to a certain extent. Due to supply disruptions, the export and import of raw materials were affected across regions, especially in the European region, thus impacting several end-use markets. However, food-grade magnesium derivatives witnessed the minimal impact of the European conflict as the annual trade for food additives was not hampered.

Type Insights

The inorganic type segment dominated the industry in 2021 and accounted for a maximum revenue share of more than 55.25%. This is attributed to their growing inclusion in food & beverage formulation, due to physical and chemical properties like solubility in water and other alcoholic beverages, and high absorption rate in some derivatives. Out of the inorganic derivatives, magnesium oxide is the most commonly used. It is also known as magnesia or maglite. It occurs naturally as a mineral periclase. It is available in the market as a white powder. However, it can be sold in liquid form with the addition of water to it. Magnesium oxide is used as an anti-caking agent and as a flow enhancer in food products.

It is also used in the manufacturing process of cream powder, milk powder, cocoa products, and chocolates. Furthermore, magnesium gluconate is one of the most popular organic derivatives used in food and beverage applications around the world. It is derived from organic and inorganic sources, such as wine, honey, and plants. Magnesium gluconate is bitter and has no odor. It is available in white crystalline powdered form. It is used as an organic additive in the food industry owing to its solubility in water to enhance the magnesium content in food products. Growing utilization of the product to increase the shelf life, quality, and freshness of end products is estimated to fuel the product demand in the near future.

Application Insights

The food segment dominated the industry with the largest revenue share of more than 65.40% in 2021. Its high share is attributed to the increasing demand for various nutritional and organic food items like fruits, cheese, soy, and yogurt. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, food items were categorized as essential products, as a result, the food industry saw stable growth over the past years and is anticipated to grow substantially in the near future. Moreover, the rising demand for various bakery, dairy, and confectionery items, especially post-pandemic, is expected to have a positive impact on the global market.

 Global food grade magnesium derivatives market share, by application, 2021 (%)

Non-alcoholic drinks among various other beverages emerged as a prominent application due to a clear change in consumer preference regarding the consumption of various beverage products, according to Future Drinks Expo. Non-alcoholic beverages include sports drinks, baby formula, juices, energy drinks, and coffee, among others. Magnesium derivatives are widely used as an ingredient in baby formula milk as they support muscle growth. They also help in the short-term treatment of constipation in children as well as adults.

Among various food products, confectionery products emerged as a key application for several magnesium derivatives, such as magnesium oxide, hydroxide, carbonate, stearate, and sulfate, which are extensively used in confectionery products, including candies, gums, jelly, biscuits, and chocolates, among others, as demolding agents, and as anti-sticking agents in the production of confectionery goods. Furthermore, they are also used as a binding agent in sugar for use in candies, such as mints. This is expected to drive product demand in the confectionery industry in the coming years.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global industry with the highest revenue share of more than 33.75% in 2021. This is attributed to the rising food & beverage spending, along with rising production, and the presence of key manufacturers operating in the North America region. In addition, steady household incomes, growing consumer expenditure, and changes in consumer lifestyles have led to changes in the dietary patterns of the population. This has positively influenced the demand for functional food & beverage products. The manufacturers of food & beverages are rapidly expanding their product portfolios by launching new flavors and categories to cater to the growing demand. Europe is one of the biggest exporters of food and beverages products in the world with major manufacturing companies engaged in the production of confectionery and bakery products.

Food Grade Magnesium Derivatives Market Trends by Region

There is a shift in the trend toward functional foods & beverages among consumers in the region, which is being tapped by regional players. The growing interest among consumers and rising awareness about the health benefits of functional food & beverage are boosting the functional foods & beverages market in the region, which is anticipated to further contribute to the product demand in Europe. China, in the Asia Pacific region, is one of the prominent markets for magnesium derivatives. The rising spending power of consumers, owing to the country's economic development, has increased the demand for high-quality processed meals. Furthermore, the growing consumption of convenience meals and the utilization of magnesium derivatives in the food processing industry is expected to trigger market growth in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is highly competitive and dependent on the product mix, the number of sellers, and their geographical locations. The industry is dominated by a few leading manufacturing companies. Some of the manufacturers have a prominent regional as well as international dominance. The leading manufacturers are focusing on improving their product portfolios by the means of launching new products, along with other initiatives like production capacity & geographical expansions, and partnerships & acquisitions. For instance, in August 2021, NikoMag increased its production capacity for magnesium hydroxide from 25,000 tons/year to 40,000 tons/year, while ensuring a high standard of quality and consistency for its products. Some of the prominent players in the global food grade magnesium derivatives market include:

  • Grecian Magnesite

  • Sinwon Industrial Co., Ltd.

  • Compass Minerals

  • OLE Chemical Co., Ltd.

  • Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties

  • Ibar Northeast

  • NikoMag

  • K + S Aktiengesellschaft

  • Oksihim, Ltd.

  • Hawkins

  • ICL

  • RX Chemicals

  • Rahul Magnesia Pvt. Ltd.

  • Vizag Chemicals

  • Novotech Nutraceuticals, Inc.

  • James M. Brown Ltd.

  • Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG

  • Corbion

  • Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH & Co. KGaA

  • Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd.

Food Grade Magnesium Derivatives Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 874.3 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1.24 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in kilotons revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Grecian Magnesite; Sinwon Industrial Co., Ltd.; Compass Minerals; OLE Chemical Co., Ltd.; Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties; Ibar Northeast; NikoMag; K+S Aktiengesellschaft; Oksihim, Ltd.; Hawkins; ICL; RX Chemicals; Rahul Magnesia Pvt. Ltd.; Vizag Chemicals; Novotech Nutraceuticals, Inc.; James M. Brown Ltd.; Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG; Corbion; Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH & Co. KGaA; Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd.

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Global Food Grade Magnesium Derivatives Market Segmentation 

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global food grade magnesium derivatives market report on the basis of type, application, and region:

Global Food Grade Magnesium Derivatives Market Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Inorganic

      • Magnesium Oxide

      • Magnesium Carbonate

      • Magnesium Chloride

      • Magnesium Hydroxide

      • Magnesium Sulfate

      • Others

    • Organic

      • Magnesium Stearate

      • Magnesium Citrate

      • Magnesium Lactate

      • Magnesium Gluconate

      • Others

    • Magnesium Chelates

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Food

      • Bakery

      • Confectionery

      • Dairy

      • Others

    • Beverages

      • Alcoholic

      • Non-Alcoholic

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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