Food Coating Ingredients Market

Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Research Report: By Product (Cocoa & Chocolate, Fats & Oils, Flours, Breaders, Batter & Crumbs, Sugars & Syrups, Spices & Seasonings, Starches, and Hydrocolloids), By Form (Dry and Liquid), By Application (Meat & Poultry Products, Confectionery Products, Bakery Products, Ready to Eat Cereals, Fruits & vegetables, and Snacks), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis, and Forecast 2023-2031.

Food & Beverages | September 2023 | Report ID: EMR0098 | Pages: 217

The Global Food Coating Ingredients Market size was valued at USD 8.48 billion in 2022, and is predicted to reach approximately USD 16.39 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2023 to 2031. Food coating ingredients encompass a variety of substances utilized to enrich the visual appeal, texture, flavor, and longevity of food items. These ingredients are typically administered as coatings or batters on diverse food products, including meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and more. Flour, starch, sugar, protein, gums, and fats/oils are frequently employed as common coating ingredients. They serve various purposes such as binding agents, adhesives, thickeners, and emulsifiers, and can be seasoned or flavored to augment the taste of the food. Furthermore, food coating ingredients can create a protective shield against moisture loss, oxidation, and microbial growth, thereby extending the shelf life of the products.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

8.48 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

16.39 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Product, By Form, By Application, & Region

Segments Covered

By Product, By Form, By Application, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Dynamics

The food coating ingredients market is driven by several factors. These include the escalating demand for processed and convenient foods, the increasing consumer preference for crispy and crunchy food textures, and the growing awareness regarding the advantages of food coating ingredients in terms of prolonging shelf life and enhancing the sensory attributes of food products. Moreover, the market is propelled by the prevailing trend towards healthier and more natural ingredients, advancements in food technology, and the emergence of innovative coating ingredients that offer enhanced functionality.


Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Drivers

  • Increasing Demand For Processed And Convenience Foods

The rising consumer preference for ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare food products has led to a higher demand for food coating ingredients. These ingredients help enhance the taste, texture, and appearance of processed and convenience foods.

  • Advancements In Food Technology



  • Cost And Availability Of Raw Materials

The availability and cost of raw materials used in food coating ingredients can impact market dynamics. Fluctuations in raw material prices, along with supply chain disruptions, may pose challenges to manufacturers in terms of maintaining profitability and consistent product quality.

  • Health Concerns And Regulations


  • Focus On Sustainability And Eco-Friendly Solutions

With increasing consumer awareness of sustainability, there is a growing demand for eco-friendly food coating ingredients. Manufacturers can capitalize on this opportunity by offering sustainable sourcing practices, recyclable packaging, and environmentally friendly ingredients.

  • Expansion In Emerging Markets


Segment Overview

By Product Type

Based on the product type, the global food coating ingredients market is segmented into cocoa & chocolate, fats & oils, flours, breaders, batter & crumbs, sugars & syrups, spices & seasonings, starches, and hydrocolloids. The sugars & syrups segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 23.7% in 2022. The sugars and syrups category accounted for the biggest market share in the food coating ingredients market for a variety of reasons. Sugars and syrups give a sweet taste and improve the flavor of food products, making them a popular choice for food coating. They also have a smooth and shiny surface, which is appealing to customers.


By Application

Based on the application, the global food coating ingredients market is segmented into meat & poultry products, confectionery products, bakery products, ready-to-eat cereals, fruits & vegetables, and snacks. The confectionery products segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 26.4% in 2022. Confectionery items such as chocolates, candies, and gum require a smooth and glossy surface, which food-coating additives may provide. Furthermore, the use of coating components in confectionery items improves the flavor, texture, and look of the product, making it more attractive to customers.


By Form

Based on form, the global food coating ingredients market is segmented into dry and liquid. In 2022, the liquid category emerged as the dominant segment in the food coating ingredients market, capturing the largest market share with around 64.6%. Compared to dry coatings, liquid coating components are simpler to use and provide superior food product adherence. Additionally, they offer a coating that is homogeneous and constant, which is crucial for obtaining the end product's ideal texture and look. Furthermore, liquid coating materials are more adaptable and may be applied to a variety of processes, such as deep frying, baking, and roasting.


Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Overview by Region

By Region, the global Food Coating Ingredients Market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America held approximately 45.2% market share in 2022. This growth is due to highly developed food sector that prioritizes innovation and product diversification, creating a strong demand for novel food coating ingredients. Furthermore, the increasing popularity of fast food and convenience meals has further fueled the need for high-quality food coating components in North America.



Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Competitive Landscape

The global food coating ingredients market is characterized by the dominance of a few prominent players who have established a strong regional presence. These key participants are dedicated to ongoing research and development initiatives and actively pursue strategic growth endeavors such as product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By implementing these strategies, these companies aim to enhance their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a significant share of the market.

Among the leading players in the global food coating ingredients market are Cargill, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Kerry Group PLC, PPG Industries, Inc., Bowman Ingredients, Bunge Limited, Tate & Lyle PLC, Dohler Group, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., DowDupont, SensoryEffects, McCormick & Company, Inc., Newly Weds Foods, Inc., Kikkoman Corporation, and various other key players. These companies play a crucial role in driving innovation, meeting customer demands, and shaping the competitive landscape of the market.


Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Recent Developments

In November 2022, Solina, a well-known European provider of savoury ingredient solutions for the food industry, has acquired Saratoga Food Specialties, a US-based firm, in order to extend its operations in North America. Solina is consolidating its footprint in the United States with this purchase, having previously established a foothold in the nation in 2021 with the acquisition of Asenzya, a developer of customized dry seasoning solutions located in Wisconsin..


Scope of the Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Report

Food Coating Ingredients Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Cocoa & Chocolate
  • Fats & Oils
  • Flours
  • Breaders
  • Batter & Crumbs
  • Sugars & Syrups
  • Spices & Seasonings
  • Starches
  • Hydrocolloids


By Application

  • Meat & Poultry Products
  • Confectionery Products
  • Bakery Products
  • Ready to Eat Cereals
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Snacks

By Form

  • Dry
  • Liquid


By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Food Coating Ingredients Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for the global food coating ingredients market segmented by product, by form, by application, region, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of Food Coating Ingredients between 2019 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global food coating ingredients market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of food coating ingredients among consumers


  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global food coating ingredients market affected by the pandemic


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Food Coating Ingredients Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies
  • Investors and Trade Experts

Research Methodology

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Primary Research

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global food coating ingredients market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to food coating ingredients market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~7.6% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023 - 2031
North America held the largest share in 2022
The key players operating in the global food coating ingredients market Include Cargill, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Kerry Group PLC, Bowman Ingredients, PPG Industries, Inc., Bunge Limited, Tate & Lyle PLC, Dohler Group, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., DowDupont, SensoryEffects, McCormick & Company, Inc., Newly Weds Foods, Inc., Kikkoman Corporation, and others.