GVR Report cover Natural Food Colors Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Natural Food Colors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Curcumin, Carotenoids, Anthocyanin, Carmine, Chlorophyllin), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-740-7
  • Number of Pages: 125
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global natural food colors market size was estimated at USD 1.32 billion in 2015 and is likely to witness rapid growth over the forecast period owing to high demand in confectionery and bakery goods. In addition, stringent regulations pertaining to the use of synthetic and identical colors are likely to emerge as the major driver for industry growth.

The industry is expected to exhibit substantial growth on account of rising demand for the products by the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages manufacturing industries. In addition, increasing demand for food colors obtained from non-synthetic sources coupled with rising consumer awareness in Asia Pacific and North America is expected to bolster the demand over the forecast period.

U.S. natural food colors market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. natural food colors market

The market is growing substantially in the U.S. in dairy & frozen products application, owing to the increasing health concerns among the consumers. In addition, rising concerns regarding the health hazards posed by the consumption of synthetic colors in the economy are expected to drive market growth.

The demand for the product in the bakery application is expected to witness substantial growth owing to the rising demand for non-synthetic alternatives in the preparation of pastries, muffins, and cupcakes. In addition, the use of natural colors in icing and frosting is expected to aid market growth in the economy.

According to Naturex, of the total drink launches in the U.S., 50% of the drinks used natural sources for coloring. As a result, the demand for the product is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. In addition, the growing demand for the non-synthetic alternatives in bakery & confectionery applications, coupled with the adoption of natural colors by key manufacturers is expected to have positive impacts on the natural food colors market growth.

Product Insights

Carotenoids accounted for over 30% of the market revenue on account of superior usage properties such as anti-oxidation, protection against chronic diseases and cellular damage. In addition, growing demand for carotenoids in non-alcoholic beverages, frozen products, and bakery is expected to aid market growth globally.

The demand for curcumin is expected to register a CAGR of over 6% from 2016 to 2025 on account of increasing use in food products, confectionery, bakery, beverages, and dairy & frozen products. Also, increasing demand for curcumin on account of medicinal and health benefits is expected to drive the industry growth over the forecast period.

Application Insights

The beverages industry is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2025, mainly on account of rising demand for juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic drinks. The growth of the beverage industry is driven by the economic development of the consumers primarily in Asia Pacific coupled with an increasing affinity towards flavored beverages.

Global natural food colors revenue share, by application, 2015 (%)

Global natural food colors

The demand for the aforementioned products in the dairy industry is likely to grow on account of the increasing substitution of existing synthetic and natural-identical food colors with natural colors. Dairy and frozen products consumed nearly on a day-to-day basis and consumers are increasingly being made aware of the health hazards associated with the aforementioned existing food colors used by manufacturers.

Regional Insights

The food & beverage industry in Europe is characterized by the adoption of the products such as carotenoids, carmines, curcumin, and anthocyanin in applications such as bakery & confectionery, beverages, and meat, among others. The large and rapidly-growing beverages industry in the region is expected to have a significant impact on the natural food colors market over the forecast period.

The industry in Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate of over 7% by revenue, from 2016 to 2025 on account of the rising consumer awareness regarding the negative effects of synthetic colorants coupled with the growth in the spending abilities of the consumers in the region.

China has been the world’s largest consumer market for food & beverages over the past few years, thus making this industry highly appealing for foreign brands and players in the food & beverages industry. Also, rising government regulations on the use of synthetic colors are expected to have considerable impacts on the adoption of such alternatives by manufacturers in the Chinese food & beverages industry.

Natural Food Colors Market Share Insights

The industry exhibits the presence of a number of major multinational companies such as CHR Hansen, Naturex, and Roha Dye Chem Pvt. Ltd, involved in the production of a variety of such colors, distributed through a well-established distribution network spread across the major consuming economies.

The companies in the industry are involved in the research and development activities for the production of advanced products with superior properties including pH and heat stability. In addition, the companies in the industry are generally integrated across multiple stages of the value chain from the production of raw materials to the distribution of the final product.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, volume in Tons, & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & Middle East & Africa

Country scope

The U.S., Germany, The U.K., China, India, Japan, Brazil

Report coverage

Volume forecast, Revenue forecast, Manufacturing process company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of 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 global natural food colors market on the basis of product, application, and region:

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

    • Carotenoids

    • Curcumin

    • Anthocyanin

    • Carmine

    • Copper Chlorophyllin

    • Others

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

    • Bakery & Confectionery

    • Beverages

    • Dairy & Frozen Products

    • Meat Products

    • Oil & Fat

    • Fruits & vegetables

    • Food

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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