Global Annatto Market to Reach US$ 327.6 Million by 2032, Stimulated by the Increasing Demand for Natural Colorants

December 28, 2023 | Food & Beverages

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Annatto Market Report by Product Type (Annatto-Bixin, Annatto-Norbixin), Nature (Organic, Conventional), Form (Raw, Processed), Sales Channel (B2B, B2C), and Region 2024-2032”, the global annatto market size reached US$ 223.9 Million in 2023. Annatto, derived from the seeds of the achiote tree, is a natural colorant and flavoring agent. Characterized by its vibrant orange-red hue, annatto is often employed to impart color to a variety of products, including cheeses, butter, and baked goods. This color stems from compounds called carotenoids, particularly bixin and norbixin, which are present in the seed's outer coating. Apart from its coloring properties, annatto is valued for its subtle flavor and aroma, described as slightly nutty, sweet, and peppery, which adds a unique dimension to various culinary preparations. It also finds applications in textile and craft industries, owing to its strong dyeing capabilities. Annatto's appeal extends beyond its aesthetic contributions. It's increasingly favored for its natural origin, aligning with the growing consumer preference for clean-label and organic products. This aspect is particularly significant in the context of rising health and environmental consciousness among consumers. Additionally, annatto is believed to possess certain health benefits, such as antioxidant properties, although these are subject to research. Its versatility, coupled with a relatively sustainable production process, makes annatto a sought-after ingredient in diverse industries, underscoring its multifaceted role beyond just a colorant.

Global Annatto Market Trends:

The increasing consumer preference for natural over synthetic food colorings due to health concerns represents one of the key factors driving the growth of the annatto market worldwide. Moreover, the clean label trend, emphasizing natural and simple ingredients, is catalyzing the demand for annatto. In addition to this, expansion of the global food industry, especially in processed and packaged foods, is significantly contributing to the market growth. Besides this, the increasing popularity of ethnic and exotic foods, which utilize annatto for coloring and flavoring, is boosting the growth of the annatto market. Apart from this, advancements in food processing and formulation technologies have enabled easier and more varied applications of annatto in different food products which, in turn, is driving the market growth. Along with this, enhanced supply chain management and distribution channels have made annatto more accessible globally, thereby supporting the market growth. Additionally, annatto's acceptance and approval by regulatory bodies for use in food and cosmetic products, is significantly bolstering the market growth. Furthermore, consumers and companies are increasingly prioritizing sustainability which is creating a positive outlook for the annatto market globally. Other factors such as partnerships and collaborations, and increased research and development in natural colorants, are driving the growth of the annatto market across the globe. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 327.6 Million by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 4.32% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the product type, the market is segmented into annatto bixin and annatto norbixin.
  • Based on nature, the market has been divided into organic and conventional. Currently, organic accounted for the largest market share.
  • Based on form, the market is segmented into raw and processed (liquid, powder, and extract). At present, processed (liquid, powder, and extract) holds the largest market share.
  • Based on sales channel, the market has been divided into B2B and B2C. Currently, B2B accounted for the largest market share.
  • Region wise, the market has been divided into North America (United States, Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and other), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and other), Latin America, (Brazil, Mexico, and other), and Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, Europe is leading the market, accounting for the majority of the global share.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Aarkay Food Products Ltd., AICAcolor, Amerilure Inc., Biocon Del Peru S.A., DDW The Color House (Givaudan), Kalsec Inc etc.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Product Types Covered Annatto-Bixin, Annatto-Norbixin
Natures Covered Organic, Conventional
Forms Covered
  • Raw
  • Processed: Liquid, Powder, Extract
Sales Channels Covered B2B, B2C
Regions Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Aarkay Food Products Ltd., AICAcolor, Amerilure Inc., Biocon Del Peru S.A., DDW The Color House (Givaudan), Kalsec Inc., etc.
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