GVR Report cover Vanillic Acid Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Vanillic Acid Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Pharmaceuticals Intermediates, Flavors & Fragrances), By Purity, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 To 2030

  • Report ID: GVR454275
  • Number of Pages: 0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Vanillic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is obtained from plants, making it a preferred option for businesses trying to create natural and organic products. A derivative of benzoic acid called vanillic acid is utilized as a flavoring. It is a vanillin oxidized form that is created when vanillin is transformed into ferulic acid. Vanillic acid can be employed in tastes and perfumes as well as medicinal intermediates. The desire for natural and organic goods used in the food and cosmetic industries is one of the driver that is expected to fuel considerable growth in the vanillic acid market in the coming years.

Several food products employ vanillin, a flavouring ingredient. It has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-obesity properties. Vanillic acid is often used as a flavoring additive in confectionary, beverages, and baked goods. It’s vanilla flavor is greatly desired by customers, especially in the natural and organic food sector. Therefore, the growing food industry coupled with the adoption of vanillic acid is anticipated to fuel the market demand over the forecast period.

Major players in the market are seeking collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions to develop advanced and innovative solutions. For instance, in 2022, SOLVAY expanded the Rhovanil Natural offering with three new grades: Sublima, Alta, Delica. The aim of this initaitve was to integrate a new ingredients into the food recipes. In the pharmaceutical industry the vanillic acid is used as an intermediate to produce various drugs. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, making it a potentially valuable compound for the development of new drugs. Thus, the global vanillic acid is likely to grow over the upcoming years driven by the increasing demand for from the end use industries such as the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries.

Vanillic acid is used as an antioxidant and skin conditioning agent in cosmetic and personal care products. The growing demand for natural and organic cosmetics and personal care products is expected to drive the demand for the market growth. Vanillic acid is found in a few natural sources, such as vanilla beans, but the yield from these sources is relatively low. This limited availability of natural sources may lead to supply constraints and higher prices further limiting the growth of the vanillic acid market. Also, some of the studies suggest that high intake of vanillic acid may have negative effects, such as increased risk of liver and kidney failure or damage. Further the product is subject to regulations related to its usage in food, beverages, pharmaceutical industries. Thus, changes in regulation or restriction on the usage of vanillic acid in certain applications will affect the demand for the compound in the forecast period.

The market is segmented based on application, purity, region. The application segment is divided into pharmaceutical intermediates, flavors and fragrances, and others. The purity segment is divided into purity less than 99%, purity 98%. Factors such as rapid urbanization, increasing spending power, high household income, industrialization, and changing consumer food preferences are responsible for growth in the food industry in North America region. According to the Centre for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, U.S., around 83% of the U.S. population lives in urban cities, which is expected to reach 89% by 2050. Growing urban population has influenced food preferences, which, in turn, is favoring processing & food industry. This is expected to positively impact the vanillic acid market over the forecast period.




Pharmaceutical Intermediates

Flavors & Fragrances



Purity less than 99%

Purity 98%


North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico,),

Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain,)

Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea)

Latin America (Brazil, Argentina),

Middle East & Africa (Saudi Africa, South Arabia,)


Major industry contributors operating in the industry includes Solvay, Donglian Nankai FlavorDlflavor, Quzhou Mingfeng Chemical and others. These companies are concentrating developing new product portfolio and expanding their production capacities for guaiacol to meet the growing demand from various end user sectors. In 2020, Solvay mentioned in an article that chocolate manufacturers replace synthetic products with naturally produced vanillin to make different chocolate flavors.

gvr icn


gvr icn

This FREE sample includes market data points, ranging from trend analyses to market estimates & forecasts. See for yourself.

gvr icn


We can customize every report - free of charge - including purchasing stand-alone sections or country-level reports, as well as offer affordable discounts for start-ups & universities.

Contact us now to get our best pricing.

esomar icon

ESOMAR certified & member

D&B icon

Leading SME award by D&B

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is safe and secure. For more details, please read our privacy policy.

great place to work icon