Fructose Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Fructose Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fructose Syrups, Fructose Solids), By Application (Beverages, Processed Foods, Dairy Products, Confectionary, Bakery & Cereals), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: May, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-841-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 100

Industry Insights

The global fructose market size was estimated at USD 3.80 billion in 2016. Growing demand for low sugar foods and rising awareness regarding ill effects of diabetes is driving market growth. The growing demand for products containing low-calorie sweeteners derived from natural ingredients coupled with the rising awareness among the population regarding the adverse effects of excessive sugar consumption has increased the emphasis on low glycemic index.

The low glycemic index of fructose is driving consumption as it has a lesser impact on a person’s blood glucose level than normal sugar. The Germany fructose industry is driven by the growing application in the manufacturing of beverages. The low sugar energy drinks market is growing rapidly owing to which the consumption of fructose in end-use industries is expected to remain high over the forecast period.

        Germany fructose market revenue, by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

Germany fructose market

The growing consumer demand for nutritional snack bars and healthy baked goods coupled with rising technological innovation in the food processing sector has paved the way for manufacturers to enhance their health and wellness product portfolio.

The presence of stringent regulations for fructose and its derivatives and low level of awareness among population regarding the consumption of different forms of sugar are the major factors that are anticipated to restrain the market growth over the forecast period.

In May 2016, the FDA announced new rules for labeling which require manufacturers to specify the type of sugars used in the product. The regulation is expected to have a negative impact on fructose as consumer awareness regarding sugar consumption will result in a decline in the sugar confectionery products demand.

Sugar-free gum has received a lot of attention recently owing to claims that it is good for teeth and gum health. Second generation sugar alcohols are used as ingredients in the production of sugar-free products, such as gum, as they provide a similar taste to that of sugar. The growing demand for sugar-free gums is expected to restrain the consumption of fructose as manufacturers prefer artificial sweeteners owing to its low price and easy availability.

Product Insights

The products are derived from corn and differ in the concentration of fructose. HFCS is the largest product segment, with a market share of around 63% in 2016. It is commercially available in two variants of 42% and 55% of fructose concentration, respectively. Factors, such as ease of handling and cost-effective manufacturing advantages, provided by the product are expected to drive market demand over the forecast period.

The fructose solids product segment is made up of crystalline fructose and solid sweeteners with more than 40% concentration of fructose. The demand for this product is expected to grow in niche applications such as confectionery and pharmaceuticals. The application of crystalline products and syrups recently expanded into pharmaceutical and specialty food products to mainstream food and beverage applications owing to their favorable properties.

Application Insights

The application segments in the market include beverages, processed foods, dairy products, confectionery and bakery, and cereals. The beverage application was the largest segment, with a market share of 69.6% in 2016. The segment growth was driven by the growing demand for energy drinks and awareness regarding the use of natural ingredients. The growing concern regarding the usage of artificial sweeteners in the manufacturing of beverages is expected to drive industry growth. The development of healthy variants of existing beverage products is expected to have a positive impact on the market demand.

Global fructose market volume, by application, 2016 (%)

Global fructose market

Changing consumer habits have increased the sales of ready-to-eat meals and convenience foods, which is expected to boost the utilization of fructose in the processed food segment. The growing food retail sector has made this category easily accessible by simplifying the process of buying these products. Companies are also investing heavily in promotions and brand awareness campaigns, which in turn are expected to trigger the demand for processed foods over the forecast period.

The growing demand for fat-free, sugar-free, and low-sugar confectionery products is expected to boost the demand for fructose in this application. The confectionery application is expected to grow rapidly at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2017 to 2025. The rise in impulse buying of confectionery products is expected to boost the market demand over the forecast period. The decreasing demand of sugar confectionery products is expected to boost the consumption of products containing other sweeteners.

Regional Insights

North America continues to dominate the fructose market, with a market share of over 40% in 2016. The demand in this region is driven by the growing population and rising health awareness among the population. The growing demand for healthy snack products coupled with the presence of major manufacturers, such as Archer Daniels Midland and Tate & Lyle, has boosted the market growth in this region.

Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region on account of the growing demand in India, China, and Japan. The rising demand for confectioneries and processed foods is driving the demand for fructose. The growing demand for sugar-free foods owing to the presence of large diabetic population is expected to augment demand over the forecast period.

Central & South America is one of the upcoming markets in the region. The demand in the region is driven by countries, such as Brazil and Cuba, which are the major players in the global sugar industry. The growing disposable income is expected to boost the demand for sugar-free drinks and beverages over the forecast period.

Fructose Market Share Insights

The fructose industry is highly competitive in nature and, therefore, marked by distribution enhancement and regional expansion. Major companies are expanding to developed countries and improving their product portfolio in an attempt to boost market presence. The major industry participants are Archer Daniels Midland, Tate &Lyle, Galam, Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd., and DuPont. The other companies are Ajinomoto, JK Sucralose, Atlantic Chemicals Trading GmbH, and Bell Chem Corporation.

Industry participants are now targeting small and medium enterprises as the demand for local products has witnessed rapid growth over the past few years. These strategies are aiding the companies to gain access to local markets and present them with new growth opportunities. DuPont and Cargill are rapidly expanding into India, Indonesia, and Thailand to leverage the growing demand for sweeteners.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                                

Volume in kilo tons, revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., Germany, UK, China, India, Brazil

Report coverage             

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the fructose market on the basis of product, application and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • High Fructose Corn Syrup

    • Fructose Syrups

    • Fructose Solids

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Beverages

    • Processed Foods

    • Dairy Products

    • Confectionary

    • Bakery & Cereals

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.
    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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