The report "Food Inclusions Market by Type (Chocolate, Fruit & Nut, Cereal, Flavored Sugar & Caramel, Confectionery), Application (Cereal, Snacks, and Bars, Bakery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Chocolate & Confectionery), Form, Flavor, and Region - Global Forecast to 2023", The market for food inclusions is estimated at USD 10.74 billion in 2018; it is projected to reach USD 15.78 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.0%.
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Inclusions are extra ingredients that are added to food products to improve the aesthetics and organoleptic & sensory properties of food products, resulting in an enhanced appeal. Owing to the growing industrial demand, various types of inclusions have been introduced by market players in different forms and characteristics that cater to and comply with end-consumer demand in terms of flavor, texture, and allergen & health concerns, among others.
The chocolate segment is projected to dominate the food inclusions market through 2023.
In 2018, the chocolate segment is estimated to account for the largest share, by type, in the food inclusions market, in terms of value. Chocolate is among the most preferred and popular flavors among consumers, worldwide, and is a major factor that is expected to drive significant consumption of chocolate inclusions in the food & beverage industry. The use of chocolate inclusions adds gloss and enhances the taste of products, while also enhancing other organoleptic properties. Thus, the use of chocolate inclusions in varieties of food applications such as confectionery, ice cream, bakery, dairy, beverages, frozen desserts, and cereal products is expected to drive the market.
The cereal products, snacks, and bars segment to dominate the food inclusions market through 2023.
Cereal products, snacks, and bars are estimated to form the major application in which food inclusions are most widely used. The consumption of various types of food inclusions in this application is largely attributed to the multiple benefits these inclusions add to the products in this category, such as addition of required flavors (fruit, chocolate, caramel, and nut), enhancement in product appearance in terms of color and visibility, and provision of required textures to products. Further, the use of inclusions enhanced the product value, both in terms of nutritional aspects as well as consumer requirements that drive the use of food inclusions in this segment.
Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market for food inclusions.
The Asia Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market for food inclusions over the next five years, owing to an increase in overall economic growth, with diversity in income levels, technology, and demand from end consumers leading to enhanced scope for future growth. The main countries contributing significantly toward the growth of the market in this region are China, Japan, and Australia & New Zealand. China has always been a huge consumer base for food products, due to its large population base. The increasing purchasing power of consumers, due to the economic development in China and the influence of the Western culture on the Chinese urban middle-class, has led to an increase in demand for high- & premium-quality food products.
In this region, countries such as China and Japan are expected to account for a major share of the market. India is projected to be one of the fastest-growing markets for food inclusions in the Asia Pacific region.
This report studies the marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies such Cargill (US), ADM (US), Barry Callebaut (Switzerland), Kerry (Ireland), Tate & Lyle (UK), AGRANA (Austria), Sensient Technologies (US), Puratos Group (Belgium), SensoryEffects (US), Taura Natural Ingredients (New Zealand), Georgia Nut Company (US), Inclusion Technologies (US), Nimbus Foods (UK), IBK Tropic (Spain), TruFoodMfg (US), FoodFlo International (New Zealand), and Confection by Design (UK).