The global vanillin market size was valued at USD 627.1 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2023 to 2030. Globally, rising demand from various end-use industries to enhance the flavor and aroma of the product is expected to be a key growth factor. It is one of the key ingredients used extensively in the food & beverage industry and is widely used as the flavoring agent in various products in the food industry such as bakery products, confectioneries, ice cream, chocolates, and alcoholic beverages.
The robust growth in various end-use industries such as food & beverage, fragrance, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical across different geographies is one of the important factors encouraging the growth of this market. The rising food & beverage industry will remain a key element due to its ability to add flavor and taste in various food products. Moreover, it constitutes low-calorie content and numerous antioxidants. The global population is shifting their consumption pattern towards wholesome ingredients owing to the rising awareness of organic food and a healthy lifestyle.
However, the workers operating in the vicinity of the production process may have health concerns. Primarily due to these concerns, various regulatory bodies such as REACH, Code of Federal Regulations, and NIOSH have imposed regulations to avoid worker’s health issues and usage of synthetic products over a certain limit. REACH has described regulations about classification, labeling, and packaging of these products according to hazard class such as eye irritation, skin sensitivity, acute toxicity, aquatic chronic disease, and acute aquatic toxicity.
Vanillin is widely consumed in the Asia Pacific and Europe regions with the presence of major food & beverage consumer countries such as China, India, and Germany. The increasing population, coupled with rising income levels is anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period.
The global population is shifting toward wholesome ingredients owing to rising awareness about the benefits of organic food and healthy lifestyles. It has become increasingly challenging for food product companies to accommodate these needs, with key manufacturers focusing on maintaining a balance between flavor and health. Achieving this criterion is quite difficult on account of the presence of various regulatory standards.
Vanillin is also witnessing growing demand in the pharmaceutical industry. It is widely used as an aromatic mask and flavoring agent in toothpaste, cleaning products, medicines, and livestock fodder. Vanillin acts as a chemical intermediate in the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceuticals segment is anticipated to offer lucrative market opportunities owing to the growing requirement for bio-based process intermediates in the manufacturing of drugs. Vanillin is utilized as an inactive excipient or as an intermediate in the production of medicines and drugs.
Furthermore, it is also used for removing the bitter taste in medicines and for masking or covering tablet surfaces. Rising awareness regarding environment-friendly and natural perfumes, skin-friendly deodorants, and other aromatic products is another factor likely to improve the bio vanillin market’s dynamics over the next few years.
Surging demand for room and car fresheners, along with growing popularity of aromatherapy, is projected to drive the demand for vanillin in the cosmetics and toiletries application segment. Increasing demand in growing application segments including incense sticks, candles, and pesticides is further predicted to fuel market growth over the forecast period.
The pharmaceutical segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 48.1% in 2022. The segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period. There are numerous applications of vanillin as an intermediate chemical as well as an additive in the pharmaceutical sector. It is used for tablet masking, minimizing bitter taste in medicines, oral medicine processing, topical medicated lotions, and other pharmaceutical products.
The food & beverage industry plays a key role in the expansion of economic opportunity, as it is essential to human life and health. The industry has been experiencing a change in the consumption pattern on account of rising disposable income and changing the food consumption pattern of the population due to a hectic lifestyle. Superior economic growth coupled with the growing demand for ready-to-eat and processed foods is boosting the use of vanillin in this industry.
The fragrance industry is another significant application segment in the global market. It is used as a key aroma ingredient in making various fragrance products and perfumeries such as aromatic candles, essential oils, sweet-flavored perfumes, organic perfumes, and deodorants. In addition, increasing consumer demand for the use of aromatherapy products, toiletry, and car fresheners is expected to boost the demand in the future.
The bio-based segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 63.6% in 2022. Rising awareness regarding healthy and natural ingredient functional foods without synthetic preservatives and artificial additives is a key factor likely to encourage the demand for bio-based products. Moreover, key players are spending more on R&D activities regarding a new process to manufacture low-cost bio-vanillin products. For instance, major players are manufacturing bio-based vanillin products by processing microbial fermentation of ferulic acid and eugenol.
The synthetic segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period. Synthetic vanillin can be produced from petrochemicals, unlike real vanilla extract. The high price of the bio-based products is fueling the demand for synthetic one over the forecast period. However, growing health concerns are expected to hinder the demand for synthetic vanillin over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 41.2% in 2022. The region is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period owing to the rising demand from the various end-use industries. The presence of emerging economies such as India, China, and Japan are projected to drive the food industry, which in turn will propel the vanillin market. Food & beverage manufacturers typically operate on high volume sales and low-profit margins. This is where highly populous countries come into the picture. Increasing population, income levels, and food application scope is projected to propel the market growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, diverse consumer tastes, population expansion, and extensive foreign investments are some of the socio-economic factors supporting market growth.
The food & beverage segment in the Asia Pacific held a significant share which is mainly driven by consumption patterns, dietary preferences, diversity regarding demographics, and increasing income levels.
The steady growth of the pharmaceutical industry in the European region is expected to boost the demand for vanillin over the forecast period. A more collaborative environment between the European regulatory bodies and pharma manufacturers is expected to enable the launch of several initiatives in the region.
The market is competitive, with large number of manufacturers accounting for a majority of market share. Product launches, strategic acquisitions, and innovative applications are few of the important business strategies being undertaken by market participants to maintain and increase their global reach.
In April 2023, Aurochemicals, a natural aroma ingredient manufacturer, announced that it achieved a revenue record in 2022 with its top product, Vanillin Natural. The company has diversified its product line from 469 pre-COVID-19 to 600 in 2023.
In January 2023, Camlin Fine Science Ltd (CSF) launched a world-leading integrated plant in Dahej, India, producing vanillin under the brand adorr.
In January 2023, Solvay, one of the global vanillin supplier, accredited its production of Rhovanil vanillin in Saint-Fons, France, to comply with the ISCC PLUS system's mass balance accounting regime.
In September 2022, Solvay, a global leader in natural ingredients, introduced Rhovanil Natural CW, three new flavor ingredients, to the food and beverage industries. These non-GMO natural vanillin flavors, based on rice bran's ferulic acid, offer healthier, safer, and tastier options.
In May 2022, Solvay declared its investment in Suanfarma's Cipan manufacturing site in Lisbon, Portugal, to enhance biotechnological capabilities and natural ingredient development. This strategic alliance, led by ArchiMed, aims to boost Solvay's vanillin growth and to expand natural ingredient capabilities in the Food, Flavors, and Fragrances industries.
Market size value in 2023
USD 672.0 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 1119.3 million
CAGR of 7.5% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, application, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; U.K.; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa
Key companies profiled
Apple Flavor & Fragrance Group Co Ltd.; Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd.; De Monchy Aromatics; International Flavors & Fragrances; Ennloys; Evolva Holding; Advanced Biotech; Omega Ingredients Ltd.;Comax Flavors
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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 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global vanillin market report on the basis of product, application, and region:
Product Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Food & Beverage
Regional Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global vanillin market size was estimated at USD 627.1 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 672.0 million in 2023.
b. The global vanillin market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 1,119.3 million by 2030.
b. The bio-based segment dominated the vanillin market with a share of 63.6% in 2022. This is attributable to the rising awareness regarding healthy and natural ingredient functional foods without synthetic preservatives and artificial additives
b. Some key players operating in the vanillin market include Apple Flavor & Fragrance Group Co Ltd., Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd., De Monchy Aromatics, International Flavors & Fragrances, Ennloys, Evolva Holding, Advanced Biotech, Omega Ingredients Ltd., and Comax Flavors.
b. Key factors that are driving the market growth include the rising product demand from various end-use industries to enhance the flavor and aroma of the end-use products.
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