Sorbitol Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Sorbitol Market is segmented by Type as Liquid Sorbitol, Powder Sorbitol; By Application as Confectionery, Bakery, Frozen Food, Dietary Supplements, Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetic and personal care, and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

sorbitol market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.5 %

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Market Overview

Global sorbitol market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period.

  • Growing consumer perception towards product benefits derived from natural ingredients is expected to drive the demand. The shift in preference towards organic personal care & cosmetic products owing to health & safety factors is expected to positively influence market growth.
  • Increasing demand for low-calorie artificial sweeteners particularly for diabetic patients is likely to surge sorbitol market growth.
  • Also, raising awareness about dietary supplements and their nutritional benefits is also likely to have a positive impact on the industry in the near future.


Scope of the Report

Sorbitol is used to impart taste and sweetness. Global sorbitol market is segmented by Type as Liquid Sorbitol, Powder/Crystal Sorbitol. Sorbitol is also used in various applications, such as Confectionery, Bakery, Frozen Food, Dietary Supplements, Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetic and Personal care. Food application of sorbitol includes bakery, confectionary, dairy, meat, and other processed foods. Chewing gums in confectionary are one of the major segments where sorbitol mostly is used. Sorbitol is certified as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA.

By Product Type
Liquid Sorbitol
Powder/Crystal Sorbitol
By Application
Frozen Food
Dietary Supplements
Cosmetics and Personal Care
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand From Emerging Countries

The shift in preference for convenience, driven largely by urbanization, a growing number of women in the workforce, and rising household incomes, among others, are driving the demand for artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol, in emerging economies. Sorbitol is mainly used in the manufacture of confectionery, baked goods, and chocolate, as a sweetener or moisture-stabilizing agent. The moisture-stabilizing action of sorbitol makes it a preferable choice for products that dry or harden faster, thus maintaining freshness during storage. Heart diseases and health issues are also a major concern in emerging countries. This is likely to drive the market for artificial sweeteners, which is one among the emerging food sweeteners that are non-caloric sweeteners and are 600 times sweeter than sugar.

Sorbitol Market 1

The United States Emerges as the Dominating Market

Rising concerns among the Americans regarding the adverse health effects caused due to the degradation of packaged goods, like bread rolls, frozen desserts, and chocolates, is expected to promote the usage of sorbitol, as it helps enhance the shelf life of such products. The market in the United States is now identified as saturated, in the case of both natural and artificial sweeteners, thereby leading to a slow pace of growth. These factors are responsible for the highly competitive nature of the food sweetener market in the country.


Sorbitol Market 2

Competitive Landscape

The global sorbitol market is currently dominated by Cargill, Merck, DuPont, Archer Daniels Midland Company, American International Foods Inc., SPI Pharma Inc., etc., altogether accounting for the highest of the market share.  Strong brand loyalty for brands like Cargill and DuPont in the emerging countries is the primary reason for these players enjoying a strong foothold in these markets.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Liquid Sorbitol

      2. 5.1.2 Powder/Crystal Sorbitol

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Frozen Food

      4. 5.2.4 Dietary Supplements

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Pharmaceuticals

      7. 5.2.7 Cosmetics and Personal Care

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Tereos Starch & Sweeteners

      2. 6.4.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.4.3 DuPont

      4. 6.4.4 Roquette Freres

      5. 6.4.5 Ingredion Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 American International Foods Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Cargill Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 SPI Pharma Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Gulshan Polyols Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Sorbitol Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Sorbitol Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Cargill Inc., DuPont, American International Foods Inc., Merck, Gulshan Polyols Ltd are the major companies operating in Sorbitol Market.

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