Global Market Study on Sugar Alcohols: Sorbitol to Register Highest Revenue Growth During 2017 - 2026

Sugar Alcohol  Market
  • Published On : Jan-2018 |
  • Pages : 170 Pages |
  • Format : Sugar Alcohol  Market Sugar Alcohol  Market Sugar Alcohol  Market Sugar Alcohol  Market

Diabetes and epidemic obesity continue to influence dietary lifestyles of consumers across the globe as they witness transitions in the quality of food being served to them. Presence of foreign substances, especially artificial sweeteners, is being justified by companies, but consumers are opting for a healthier option. This trend has elevated the need for nutritive sweeteners such sugar alcohols, which are also characterized with lower blood glucose response. Moreover, the role of sugar alcohols in stimulating metabolism of diabetics without the use of insulin has supplemented their popularity in the food & beverage industry. The low presence of digestible carbohydrates in sugar alcohols help them be recognized as natural compounds and safe food additives. However, production of sugar alcohols is much more complex than that of artificial sweeteners. Several manufacturers are facing challenges in procurement of raw materials, creating cost-effective production techniques, and lowering the emission of volatile by-products.

According to Persistence Market Research, the demand for sugar alcohols is expected to witness a steadfast growth in the foreseeable future. However, regulatory impediments and raw material procurement challenges will constrain the global sugar alcohol production to a considerable extent. The forecast study projects that by the end of 2026, nearly US$ 1.4 Bn worth of sugar alcohols will be sold globally. It further estimates that during the forecast period, the global sugar alcohol market will expand at a sluggish CAGR of 2.1%. The study further projects that Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) will be the largest market for sugar alcohols. By the end of 2017, the APEJ sugar alcohol market was estimated to be worth nearly half a billion dollars, according to report findings.

FDA Nods to Fuel the Use of Sorbitol as Nutritive Sweeteners

Among the variety of sugar alcohols, sorbitol is poised to register highest sales in the global market through 2026, The FDA continues to showcase an optimistic outlook on the growing uptake of sorbitol in production of foods and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, increasing use of sorbitol as a sugar derivative in production of beverages has been factoring its rising sales in the global sugar alcohol market. The report projects that by the end of 2026, the global market for sugar alcohols will bring in over US$ 550 Mn from the sales of sorbitol.

Food & Beverage to Represent Largest End-user through 2026

The report further estimates that a majority of sugar alcohols will be used in the food & beverage industry. The high demand for sugar alcohols among food & beverage companies is pegged to translate into more than US$ 1 Bn in revenues in the global market. The study also estimates that direct sales of sugar alcohols will gain traction towards the end of the forecast period, accounting for nearly 20% of global market revenues.

Over the forecast period, sugar alcohols will be widely used in the production of beverages, dairy products, and bakery goods. In 2017, the sales of sugar alcohols in bakery goods applications are estimated to have raked in over US$ 200 Mn in global revenues. On the other hand, the report projects that sweet spreads application of sugar alcohols will register a relatively fast revenue growth at 2.8% CAGR.

Global Sugar Alcohol Market: Key Producers

The report has profiled the leading players in global sugar alcohol market, which include MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, Niutang Chemical Ltd., DuPont, Cargill, Incorporated, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Symrise AG, Nestlé S.A., Associated British Foods PLC, Wilmar International Limited, Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Frères, and American Sugar Refining, Inc.. These companies are poised to work on lowering the emission of volatile by-products, or repurposing them in the production of additives.

Persistence Market Research’s new report on the global sugar alcohol market has been developed to create valuable insights on how the demand for sugar alcohols will shape up in the future. The study, titled “Sugar Alcohol Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2026),” has assessed the growth of the global sugar alcohol market for the period, 2017-2026. This assessment has been generated by developing market size forecast on the aggregated revenues of market participants for the recent historical period. The study has addressed several factors influencing the production, supply and consumption of sugar alcohols. The report has provided quantitative information that supports the analytical data developed from qualitative analysis on the future of the global sugar alcohol market. The report creates a reference point for companies producing sugar alcohols, and the inference provided within are directed to help the players understand the subjective undercurrents of the market comprehensively.

Report Insights

Key chapters in the study provide segment-wise analysis and forecast on the global sugar alcohol market. The report has provided an overview of the global food and beverage industry, and revealed the connections of industry trends with the progress in the production and sales of sugar alcohols. Recent developments that are likely to extend the application scope of sugar alcohols have been analyzed. Furthermore, untapped opportunities with respect to product development and lucrative government undertakings have been revealed in the report. Producers of sugar alcohols can employ this information in creating their strategies on business development and market expansion.

A detailed competition assessment of the global sugar alcohol market has been provided in the report. The study has profiled leading producers of sugar alcohols based on their current market standings and strategic developments. Analysis on global sugar alcohol supply chain, raw material procurement strategies, cost structure, and pricing have been offered in the report as well. The report creates a holistic outlook on the future prospects of sugar alcohols by delivering unbiased information.

Market Taxonomy

The report has segmented the global sugar alcohol market on the basis of product-type, end-use, application, and region. Additional information on cross-segmental analysis and country-based market size forecast have been provided in the report.


Product Types

End User


North America


Food and Beverages

Bakery Goods

Latin America



Sweet Spreads



Direct Sales

Confectionery and Chewing Gums



Other Applications




Dairy Products





Other Product Types

Scope of the Study

Persistence Market Research has employed industry-centric research approach in development of this report. By understanding the consumer trends, the report has been developed to aid the companies in global sugar alcohol market tackle the challenges. Primary and secondary research methodologies have been employed to procure authentic information on company revenues and segmental share analysis. The report has interpreted the market size estimations in US dollars (US$) to facilitate a universal understanding. By using metrics such as compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth rates, and absolute dollar opportunities, the report has extensively analyzed the forecasted market size estimations across multiple parameters. The scope of this study is to help companies in the global sugar alcohol market understand the best practices in production and plan their next steps with higher focus on a guaranteed success. Inferences provided in the report will help sugar alcohol producers in overcoming the impediments coming in their way while heading towards future market direction.

Companies covered in Sugar Alcohol Market Report

Company Profiles

  • DuPont
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • BENEO GmbH
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Roquette Frères
  • tlantic Chemicals Trading GmbH
  • Mitsubishi Shoji Foodtech Co., Ltd.
  • Others.
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