China Citric Acid Market 2023-2028 | Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast


IMARC Group’s report titled “China Citric Acid Market Report by Application (Food and Beverages, Household Detergents and Cleaners, Pharmaceuticals, and Others), Form (Anhydrous, Liquid), and Region 2023-2028“, The China citric acid market size reached 334,000 Tons in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach 432,300 Tons by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% during 2023-2028.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the China Citric Acid Industry:

  • Growing Utilization in the Food and Beverage (F&B) Industry:

The increasing employment of citric acid as a preservative and flavoring agent in various food products, including soft drinks, candies, and baked goods, is bolstering the market growth in China. The rising demand for processed and convenience foods is propelling the market growth. The health consciousness among consumers further supports this, as citric acid is perceived as a safer and more natural alternative to synthetic preservatives. This heightened demand within the domestic market is prompting citric acid manufacturers to expand their production capacities and innovate in product offerings.

  • Advancements in Biotechnology:

The rising advancements in biotechnology are contributing to the market growth in the country. Additionally, continuous research and development (R&D) in biotechnological methods are leading to more efficient and cost-effective production processes. These advancements are not only improving the yield and purity of citric acid but also minimizing environmental impact by reducing waste and energy consumption. Furthermore, the development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and better fermentation technologies are enabling producers to cater to the rising demand effectively.

  • Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical Industries Demand:

The rising utilization of citric acid in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors is supporting the market growth in the country. In cosmetics, citric acid is used for its antioxidant and pH-adjusting properties, which are essential in many skincare and beauty products. The increasing awareness about skincare and personal grooming is driving the demand for citric acid. Moreover, in the pharmaceutical industry, citric acid is employed as an active pharmaceutical ingredient and excipient. The growing healthcare sector, fueled by an aging population and increased health consciousness among the masses, necessitates more pharmaceutical products.

China Citric Acid Market Report Segmentation:

By Application:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Household Detergents and Cleaners
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Food and beverages hold the biggest market share as citric acid is extensively used for flavoring, preservation, and pH adjustment.

By Form:

  • Anhydrous
  • Liquid

Anhydrous accounts for the majority of the market share due to its longer shelf life and ease of storage and transportation.

Regional Insights:

  • North and Northeast
  • Northwest
  • East
  • South Central
  • Southwest

Southwest dominates the market driven by the presence of key manufacturers and large-scale food processing industries.

China Citric Acid Market Trends:

The rising development of citric acid-based detergents and cleaners is contributing to the market growth in the country. The growing awareness about the harmful effects of chemical-based cleaning agents as individuals and industries are turning towards eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives is supporting the market growth. Citric acid, known for its safe, biodegradable, and effective cleaning properties, is increasingly being used in household and industrial cleaning products. This shift is encouraging manufacturers to innovate and develop a variety of citric acid-based cleaning solutions, further diversifying the market.

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