Global Market Study on Seasonings and Spices: Salt and Salt Substitute to Witness Highest Growth by 2019


  • Published On : Sep-2014 |
  • Pages : 120 Pages |
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Globalization is an important phenomenon as people are aware of different cultures, trades and food habits. Globalization allows different products and varieties to be available all across the globe. As people migrate to different countries they take their ethnicity and food habits, and seasonings and spices play an important part in ethnic cuisines. Consumers get attracted towards new tastes through these ethnic cuisines, which results in increasing demand for the seasonings and spices used in these foods.

Increasing income levels resulting in increasing expenditure on food products, changing food habits of Asian consumers and changing demographics are the major growth drivers for the global seasonings and spices market. Asian countries such as India are the major producers of seasonings and spices. Uncertain economic conditions coupled with inefficient logistics act as major growth restraints for seasoning and spice producing countries, such as India. Government policies resulting in rejection of imported spices also hampers the growth in international markets. Increasing demand from the organic segment offers great opportunity for the market.

Seasonings and spices form an integral part of any cuisine as it is responsible for developing the taste and aroma associated with the cuisine. Major growth drivers for the industry are increasing demand for foreign cuisines, such as Italian and French and changing consumer food habits in Asian countries. Use of certain spices and herbs in medicinal fields has also resulted in increased demand for seasonings and spices.

Seasonings and Spices market is bifurcated into four major product category salt and salt substitute, pepper, herbs and spices for the period from 2008 to 2019. In addition, the current seasonings and spices market dynamics including the drivers, restraints, opportunities and recent developments have been captured throughout the report. Seasonings and spices market for each of the three regions, North America (U.S.), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, U.K. and Spain), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan and Australia) and Rest of the world (Brazil) includes historical and forecasted market sizes (2008-2019), in terms of value (USD million) and volume (Kg million).

The competitive landscape section of the seasonings and spices market includes major companies’ market share in each region and market share of major distribution channel.

Key points covered in the report

  • The report provides historic, present and forecasted market size, analysis, trend, share, and growth 
  • The report segments the market on the basis of product by value (USD million) and volume (Kg million)
  • The report covers geographic segmentation

    • North America (U.S.)
    • Europe (France, Germany, Italy, U.K. and Spain)
    • Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan and Australia)
    • RoW (Brazil)
  • The report provides company profiles of some of the leading companies operating in the market
  • The report also provides porters five forces analysis of the market

Increasing income levels resulting in increasing expenditure on food products, changing food habits of Asian consumers and changing demographics are the major growth drivers for the global seasonings and spices market. Asian countries such as India are the major producers of seasonings and spices. Uncertain economic conditions coupled with inefficient logistics act as major growth restraints for seasoning and spice producing countries, such as India. Government policies resulting in rejection of imported spices also hampers the growth in international markets. Increasing demand from the organic segment offers great opportunity for the market.

Seasonings and spices form an integral part of any cuisine as it is responsible for developing the taste and aroma associated with the cuisine. The seasonings and spices market is considered to be one of the most recession-proof markets since during uncertain economic conditions, consumers prefer in-house preparation and consumption rather than opting for the expensive choice of eating out or having ready-meals. However, when the economy is in good shape the situation is reverse. Major growth drivers for the industry are increasing demand for foreign cuisines, such as Italian and French and changing consumer food habits in Asian countries. Use of certain spices and herbs in medicinal fields has also resulted in increased demand for seasonings and spices. Inefficient logistics and uncertain climatic conditions in the spices producing countries are the major growth challenges for the industry.

Seasoning and Spices market is bifurcated into four major product type salt and salt substitute, pepper, herbs and spices. The global market for seasonings and spices in value term is expected to grow from USD 12,530.5 million in 2013 to USD 16,628.6 million in 2019 growing at a CAGR of 4.8%. Salt and salt substitutes market (largest segment in 2012) increased by 4.3% CAGR during 2008-2012. In terms of volume the market grew from 634.6 kg million in 2008 to 772.2 kg million in 2012. Salt and salt substitutes market (largest segment in 2012) is forecasted to increase by 4.3% CAGR during 2013-2019 to reach 369.2 million kg in 2019. 

The global seasonings and spices market was highly fragmented, with top six companies holding only 15% market share in 2012. McCormick and Unilever are some of the major companies with global operations. While McCormick leads the market, Unilever accounts for only 1.7% share, mainly due to its lower number of products compared to McCormick. S&B foods operate only in Japan and held about 40% share in the Japanese seasonings and spices market. Everest Spices operates mostly in India but recently the company started selling its products in North American and European countries, such as the U.S., France, Germany and the U.K.

Some of the major players in the seasonings and spices market:

  • McCormick & Company.
  • Nestle.
  • Ajinomoto.
  • Everest Spices.
  • Catch.
  • MDH Spices.
  • Knorr.
  • Kraft Foods.
  • Other.

Also, some of the major distribution channels in seasonings and spices market are supermarket and hypermarket, food and drink specialists and convenience stores. The company profiles include attributes such as company overview, product and segments, financial performance, and strategic developments. 

Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface 12

1.1 Report Description 12

1.2 Scope and definition 12

      1.2.1 Product segments covered in the report 12

      1.2.2 Regions covered in the report 12

1.3 Research methodology 12

Chapter 2 Market Synopsis 14

Chapter 3 Porter Five Forces Analysis 16

3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers 16

3.2 Bargaining power of buyers 17

3.3 Threat of new entrants 17

3.4 Threat of substitutes 17

3.5 Intensity of rivalry 17

Chapter 4 Industry Overview 19

4.1 Introduction 19

4.2 Market Drivers 19

      4.2.1 Globalization and changing demographics is expected to drive seasonings and spices demand 19

      4.2.2 Consumers’ rising income levels expected to provide better growth prospects for the industry 20

      4.2.3 Consumers’ changing food habits in Asian countries expected to escalate market growth 21

      4.2.4 Medicinal benefits of spices is expected to drive the market 21

4.3 Market Restraints 22

      4.3.1 Government policies resulting in rejection of imported spices may hamper market growth 22

      4.3.2 Uncertain climatic conditions and inefficient logistics in spice producing countries impact the supply negatively 23

4.4 Opportunities 24

      4.4.1 Increasing demand for organic seasonings and spices is expected to boost the market demand 24

      4.4.2 Online marketing campaigns offer expansion opportunity for seasonings and spices market 24

Chapter 5 Market Size and Forecast by Product 26

5.1 Salt and Salt Substitutes 28

5.2 Pepper 29

5.3 Herbs 31

5.4 Spices 32

Chapter 6 Market Size and Forecast by Geography 34

6.1 North America 36

      6.1.1 The U.S. 41

               6.1.1.1 Market overview 41

               6.1.1.2 Competitive landscape 43

               6.1.1.3 Distribution channels 44

6.2 Europe 46

      6.2.1 France 51

               6.2.1.1 Market overview 51

               6.2.1.2 Competitive landscape 54

               6.2.1.3 Distribution channel 54

      6.2.2 Germany 55

              6.2.2.1 Market overview 55

              6.2.2.2 Competitive landscape 58

              6.2.2.3 Distribution channel 58

      6.2.3 Italy 59

              6.2.3.1 Market overview 59

              6.2.3.2 Competitive landscape 62

              6.2.3.3 Distribution channel 62

      6.2.4 The U.K. 63

              6.2.4.1 Market overview 63

              6.2.4.2 Competitive landscape 66

              6.2.4.3 Distribution channel 67

      6.2.5 Spain 67

              6.2.5.1 Market overview 67

              6.2.5.2 Competitive landscape 70

              6.2.5.3 Distribution channel 71

6.3 Asia-Pacific 72

      6.3.1 India 76

              6.3.1.1 Market overview 76

              6.3.1.2 Competitive landscape 79

              6.3.1.3 Distribution channel 80

     6.3.2 China 81

              6.3.2.1 Market overview 81

              6.3.2.2 Competitive landscape 84

              6.3.2.3 Distribution channel 85

     6.3.3 Japan 85

              6.3.3.1 Market overview 85

              6.3.3.2 Competitive landscape 88

              6.3.3.3 Distribution channel 88

     6.3.4 Australia 89

              6.3.4.1 Market overview 89

              6.3.4.2 Competitive landscape 92

              6.3.4.3 Distribution channel 92

6.4 Rest of the World 93

      6.4.1 Brazil 93

               6.4.1.1 Market overview 93

               6.4.1.2 Competitive landscape 96

               6.4.1.3 Distribution channel 96

Chapter 7 Competitive Scenario 98

Chapter 8 Company Profiles 100

8.1 Everest Spices 100

      8.1.1 Company Overview 100

      8.1.2 Products & Services 100

      8.1.3 Financial Performance 101

      8.1.4 Recent Developments 101

8.2 MDH Spices 102

      8.2.1 Company Overview 102

      8.2.2 Products & Services 102

      8.2.3 Financial Performance 102

      8.2.4 Recent Developments 103

8.3 Catch 104

      8.3.1 Company Overview 104

      8.3.2 Products & Services 104

      8.3.3 Financial Performance 104

      8.3.4 Recent Developments 105

8.4 Baria Pepper 106

      8.4.1 Company Overview 106

      8.4.2 Products & Services 106

      8.4.3 Financial Performance 106

      8.4.4 Recent Developments 106

8.5 Bart Ingredients 107

      8.5.1 Company Overview 107

      8.5.2 Products & Services 107

      8.5.3 Financial Performance 107

      8.5.4 Recent Developments 108

8.6 McCormick & Company 109

      8.6.1 Company Overview 109

      8.6.2 Products & Services 109

      8.6.3 Financial Performance 109

      8.6.4 Recent Developments 110

8.7 Nestle 111

      8.7.1 Company Overview 111

      8.7.2 Products & Services 111

      8.7.3 Financial Performance 111

      8.7.4 Recent Developments 112

8.8 Knorr 113

      8.8.1 Company Overview 113

      8.8.2 Products & Services 113

      8.8.3 Financial Performance 114

      8.8.4 Recent Developments 114

8.9 Ajinomoto 115

      8.9.1 Company Overview 115

      8.9.2 Products & Services 115

      8.9.3 Financial Performance 116

      8.9.4 Recent Developments 116

8.10 Kraft Foods 118

      8.10.1 Company Overview 118

      8.10.2 Products and services 118

      8.10.3 Financial Performance 118

      8.10.4 Recent Developments 119


List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global seasonings and spices market snapshot by value 2013 & 2019 15

TABLE 2 Global seasonings and spices market snapshot by volume 2013 & 2019 15

TABLE 3 Spices and their medicinal use 22

TABLE 4 Drivers for seasonings and spices market: Impact analysis 22

TABLE 5 Restraints for seasonings and spices market: Impact Analysis 23

TABLE 6 Successful online campaigns by seasonings and spices companies 24

TABLE 7 Global seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million kg) 26

TABLE 8 Global seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million kg) 27

TABLE 9 Global seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 27

TABLE 10 Global seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 28

TABLE 11 Global salt and salt substitutes market size by volume and value (2008-2012) 29

TABLE 12 Global salt and salt substitutes market size by volume and value (2013-2019) 29

TABLE 13 Global pepper market size by volume and value (2008-2012) 30

TABLE 14 Global pepper market size by volume and value (2013-2019) 30

TABLE 15 Global herbs market size by volume and value (2008-2012) 31

TABLE 16 Global herbs market size by volume and value (2013-2019) 31

TABLE 17 Global spices market size by volume and value (2008-2012) 32

TABLE 18 Global spices market size by volume and value (2013-2019) 33

TABLE 19 Global seasonings and spices market size by region, 2008-2012 (Million kg) 34

TABLE 20 Global seasonings and spices market size by region, 2013-2019 (Million kg) 35

TABLE 21 Global seasonings and spices market size by region, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 35

TABLE 22 Global seasonings and spices market size by region, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 36

TABLE 23 The North American seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 37

TABLE 24 The North American seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 37

TABLE 25 The North American seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 38

TABLE 26 The North American seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 38

TABLE 27 The North American seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 39

TABLE 28 The North American seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 39

TABLE 29 The North American seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 40

TABLE 30 The North American seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 40

TABLE 31 The U.S. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 41

TABLE 32 The U.S. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 42

TABLE 33 The U.S. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 42

TABLE 34 The U.S. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 43

TABLE 35 The European seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 46

TABLE 36 The European seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 47

TABLE 37 The European seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 47

TABLE 38 The European seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 48

TABLE 39 The European seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 48

TABLE 40 The European seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 49

TABLE 41 The European seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 50

TABLE 42 The European seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 50

TABLE 43 The French seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 51

TABLE 44 The French seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 52

TABLE 45 The French seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 52

TABLE 46 The French seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 53

TABLE 47 The German seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 56

TABLE 48 The German seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 56

TABLE 49 The German seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 57

TABLE 50 The German seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 57

TABLE 51 The Italian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 60

TABLE 52 The Italian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 60

TABLE 53 The Italian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 61

TABLE 54 The Italian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 61

TABLE 55 The U.K. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 64

TABLE 56 The U.K. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 64

TABLE 57 The U.K. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 65

TABLE 58 The U.K. seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 65

TABLE 59 The Spanish seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 68

TABLE 60 The Spanish seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 68

TABLE 61 The Spanish seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 69

TABLE 62 The Spanish seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 69

TABLE 63 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 72

TABLE 64 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 73

TABLE 65 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (USD Million) 73

TABLE 66 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 74

TABLE 67 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 74

TABLE 68 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 75

TABLE 69 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2008-2012 (USD Million) 75

TABLE 70 Asia-Pacific seasonings and spices market size by Country, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 76

TABLE 71 The Indian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 77

TABLE 72 The Indian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 78

TABLE 73 The Indian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (USD Million) 78

TABLE 74 The Indian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 79

TABLE 75 The Chinese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 82

TABLE 76 The Chinese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 82

TABLE 77 The Chinese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (USD Million) 83

TABLE 78 The Chinese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 83

TABLE 79 The Japanese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 86

TABLE 80 The Japanese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 86

TABLE 81 The Japanese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (USD Million) 87

TABLE 82 The Japanese seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 87

TABLE 83 The Australian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million Kg) 90

TABLE 84 The Australian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million Kg) 90

TABLE 85 The Australian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (USD Million) 91

TABLE 86 The Australian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 91

TABLE 87 The Brazilian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million kg) 94

TABLE 88 The Brazilian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million kg) 94

TABLE 89 The Brazilian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2008-2012 (Million USD) 95

TABLE 90 The Brazilian seasonings and spices market size by product, 2013-2019 (Million USD) 95

TABLE 91 Everest Spices Category 100

TABLE 92 Catch Spices Product Segments 102

TABLE 93 Catch Spices Product Segments 104

TABLE 94 Knorr Products Categories 113

TABLE 95 Ajinomoto Products Segment 115


List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global seasonings and spices market, 2010 – 2019 (USD Billion) 14

FIG. 2 Seasonings and spices market : Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 16

FIG. 3 U.S. seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 44

FIG. 4 U.S. seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 45

FIG. 5 French seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 54

FIG. 6 French seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 55

FIG. 7 The German seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 58

FIG. 8 The German seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 59

FIG. 9 The Italian seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 62

FIG. 10 The Italian seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 63

FIG. 11 The U.K. seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 66

FIG. 12 The U.K. seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 67

FIG. 13 The Spanish seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 70

FIG. 14 The Spanish seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 71

FIG. 15 The Indian seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 80

FIG. 16 The Indian seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 81

FIG. 17 The Chinese seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 84

FIG. 18 The Chinese seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 85

FIG. 19 The Japanese seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 88

FIG. 20 The Japanese seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 89

FIG. 21 The Australian seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 92

FIG. 22 The Australian seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 93

FIG. 23 The Brazilian seasonings and spices market share by distribution channel, 2012 97

FIG. 24 The Global seasonings and spices market share by company, 2012 98

FIG. 25 Per capita consumption of seasonings and spices, 2012 and CAGR growth % (2013-2019) by country 99

FIG. 26 Bart Ingredient Sales and Net Profit, 2011-2013 (USD Million) 108

FIG. 27 McCormick & Company Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Million) 110

FIG. 28 Nestle Sales and Net Profit, 2010-2012 (USD Billion) 112

FIG. 29 Unilever Sales and Net Income, 2010-2012 (USD Billion) 114

FIG. 30 Ajinomoto Sales and Net Profit, 2010-2012 (USD Million) 116

FIG. 31 Kraft Foods Sales and Net Income, 2010-12 (USD Billion) 119

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