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Development prospects of sucralose market

Nov 15, 2021

With the rapid development of the low-sugar/sugar-free product market, sugar-free sweeteners, as an important partner in the development of low-sugar/sugar-free products, have also ushered in an unprecedented period of rapid development. Sugar sweeteners are bound to usher in major development opportunities.

1.Policy guidance to promote the development of low-sugar/no-sugar industries

In 2016, the World Health Organization released the "Global Diabetes Report". Approximately 422 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes and 318 million people have impaired glucose tolerance. Every year in the world, such a high-level population suffers from the pain caused by diabetes, which has attracted the attention of governments all over the world.

The WHO stated that reducing the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages can reduce the risk of obesity, type diabetes, and dental caries, and recommends that adults should not consume more than 50g of added sugar per day, preferably around 25g. In recent years governments of various countries have introduced various regulations and policies (Figure 1) to promote the development of low-sugar/sugar-free markets and guide people’s healthy eating behaviors, hoping to control consumption and reduce consumption of high-sugar beverages by increasing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages or food. Improve people's physical fitness index. Therefore, global sugar reduction policies will become tighter and tighter, focusing on guiding companies to guide consumers to low-sugar diets and promote human physical and mental health.

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2.Consumer demand promotes the development of low-sugar/no-sugar product categories

With the improvement of consumers' health awareness and the increase in the proportion of obesity and diabetes at younger ages, more and more consumers are aware of the unhealthy effects of high-sugar diets, and therefore increasing demand for low-sugar/no-sugar. In 2016, a Euromonitor survey showed that 47% of consumers around the world tend to choose low-sugar or sugar-free foods, and the global consumer demand for sugary sweet snacks has declined. Even though the public generally believes that the healthy pure fruit juice market is showing a downward trend due to higher sugar content, researchers have begun to focus on how to reduce the sugar content in fruit juices, and then develop low-sugar fruit juice drinks.

At present, low-sugar and sugar-free products in mainstream foods and beverages in the market are still rare, far from satisfying consumers' demands for diversified low-sugar/sugar-free products. The global market for all sweeteners and sweetening ingredients is expected to reach US$110 billion in 2020. However, the current high-power sweetener market is only about US$2.5 billion, accounting for only 2.27% of the sweetness market (data from China Food News). Therefore, based on the strong combination of policy guidance and consumer demand, food operators will comprehensively carry out the development and research of low-sugar/no-sugar products. High-strength sweeteners have the advantages of low cost and high sweetness, and they are bound to become indispensable for the majority of food operators. s Choice.

3.The upgrade of sugar substitute sweeteners promotes the growth of sucralose market demand

Consumers' consumption needs and concepts are constantly upgrading, especially the consumption of imported products is more rational, no longer simply pursuing the pleasure of taste, paying more attention to product brands and product ingredients to ensure product quality, safety, and health demands are becoming stronger. Sugar-free high-strength sweeteners started from the first generation of saccharin, and have been developed many times by cyclamate, aspartame, acesulfame K, sucralose, etc. Sucralose is currently considered to be a superior sugar substitute product, and it is safe Sex, stability, and taste are widely recognized, and it is an ideal sweet substitute for foods for obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes patients.

4.New market demand drives the growth of sucralose market capacity

Sucralose has not only won the recognition of enterprises and consumers in the food and beverage market. With the continuous improvement of the quality of life, the fields of daily chemicals, health care products and medicine are constantly exploring and innovating, creating more high-quality products to meet contemporary consumption. The pursuit of quality life. In the early days, saccharin sodium was commonly used in toothpaste products for flavor correction, but currently, children’s toothpaste basically uses sucralose instead of the original saccharin sodium products. Sucralose has also become synonymous with high-end quality in toothpaste, and will gradually be used in toothpaste in the future. Popularized in the market, the market demand for sucralose will have a substantial growth by then.

The pharmaceutical industry is an emerging market area for sucralose products, and white sugar is often used as a flavoring agent in this area. Due to the taste problem of medicines, the amount of sugar added is usually high. Diabetes and obese people are completely unsuitable for such sugar-containing preparations. Therefore, there is an urgent need to support various low-sugar/no-sugar pharmaceutical products to meet patients and low-sugar/no-sugar medicines. Consumer demand. The development of sucralose in the pharmaceutical market has just begun, and the development of new markets will further promote the expansion of sucralose market capacity.

5.The impact of sucralose globalization

At present, more than 120 countries and regions around the world have approved sucralose for use in food, health care products, medical and daily chemical products. The FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has identified sucralose as a Grade A food additive "Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)". According to the conclusion of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), sucralose sweetener is safe and can be used in special medical foods for children.

Internationally, sucralose has long been recognized by many multinational international companies and has become a high-quality raw material supplier for these giants, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Danone, Mondelez, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Bayer, etc. In China, some large companies have adopted sucralose as a priority for product research and development or to replace the original sugar source. Therefore, sucralose will further develop in the global market.

6.Forecast of sucralose market size

Based on the above analysis, our research center predicts that the sucralose market will continue to maintain a long-term stable growth at an annual growth rate of about 10%-20% in the next five years.

Analysis of sucralose market demand from 2021-2025

 20212022202320242025
Global Demand (tons)16,00020,00022,50025,00027,000

High-strength sweeteners are a food additive field that has been studied by scientists from all over the world. It has a wide range of applications and involves many fields. Sweeteners play an important role in the flavor of food and beverages. The use of sweeteners in food not only satisfies consumers The sensory demands for sweetness, taste and flavor are also the demands of many food production processes.

In recent decades, sweeteners or high-strength sweeteners have also attracted wide attention from consumers due to their advantages such as high sweetness, low calories, and resistance to dental caries. The development of sugar-free and low-sugar foods and beverages worldwide is fast, and people's food consumption is generally inseparable from sweeteners. The partial or complete replacement of sugar intake by sweeteners is a trend that is currently taking place globally. Nowadays, the application of sweeteners in the food industry is becoming more and more extensive. With the development of the world food industry and the health food industry, the development and application of more safe and efficient new sweeteners is also a trend.

At present, global hypoglycemia is imminent, and it is inseparable from the use of sugar-free sweeteners. Sucralose, as a popular sugar-free high-strength sweetener on the market, will have greater room for growth and a better future for development.