Global Xylitol Market is estimated to reach USD 1.37 billion by 2025 owing to the increased prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle caused diseases like obesity & diabetes and hastened demand for low calorie sweeteners. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that prevents cavities. Other sugar alcohols like sorbitol and mannitol are widely used in sugarless products. Xylitol is the sugar alcohol that greatly prevents cavity. It contains equal amount of sweetness and sugar volume and the granulated substance can be used in different ways just like the sugar is used. For example sweetening the cereals, for baking, hot beverages, etc.
Xylitol is naturally found in low concentrations in the fruit fibers and vegetables like oats, berries and mushrooms. In short, xylitol is a sugar substitute and this market is projected to grow considerably in the years to come with a CAGR of 6.6%. The application of xylitol sugar substitute will continue to grow since it holds less calories as compared to the original sugar. This has stimulated the acceptance of xylitol in various food stuffs.
Studies on xylitol industry has analyzed the growing application of xylitol and this is one of the major factors for the growth of the market. Xylitol helps in losing weight and decontamination and therefore, it is being consumed by people in different forms across globe. Its consumption is high because it also acts as a dietary fiber that helps to maintain gastrointestinal system. It is also used in different products like baked foods, xylitol mints, chewable vitamins, mouthwash, toothpaste, and cough syrup due to its health-related benefits.
Globally, the rate of (BMI) body mass index and obesity is rising due to the change in lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits followed by the growing obese population due to lack of exercise. These major factors are expected to stimulate the growth of xylitol market in the forecast period. Additionally, it helps in reducing risk of contracting ENT-related & periodontal ailments and helps to maintain sugar level.
Over the years, producers are engaging themselves in continuous research and development activities for introducing new products and to cater to the growing demands for sugar-free products. Preventing the diabetes and obesity related health issues has become necessary among the growing population and this is triggering the growth of the market. However, the strict government regulations regarding xylitol as sweeteners are hindering the xylitol industry. Various regulatory bodies like food and drug association are following their own protocols concerning xylitol usage which is delaying the introduction of new xylitol infused products.
Apart from these, production of xylitol from corn cubs can be maintained well. Especially after harvesting corn, its cob can be used for the production of xylitol. The changing climate conditions are also predicted to affect the availability of sources; which, in turn, affects the entire production of xylitol. Also, for the production of xylitol, unadulterated xylose is required which is costly and has relatively less supply. Due to this, the price of xylitol is growing high which hampers the growth of xylitol market. Variation in supply and availability of substitute polyols like mannitol, sorbitol, and maltol among others are projected to act as a barrier to the growth of the market.
Xylitol industry is categorized on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the market is divided into food and beverages (confectionaries, etc.), personal care, pharmaceuticals, and others. Geographically, the xylitol market is segmented as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa. North America is a major consumer of Xylitol and is predicted to hold larger share of the market. This is followed by other countries as well due to the increasing population globally.
The prominent players in xylitol industry comprise Cargill Incorporated, DuPont, CSPC Shengxue Mitsubishi Shoji Foodtech Co., Ltd., Novagreen Inc., Glucose Co., Ltd., Shandong Futaste Co. Ltd., zuChem Inc., Roquette group, Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, etc.
Xylitol Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
• Chewing gum
• Bakery & other foods
• Oral care
Xylitol Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Central & South America
• Middle East & Africa
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