Beta-Carotene Colorant Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Natural, Synthetic), By Form (Powder, Liquid), By Source (Fruits & Vegetables, Algae And Fungi, Synthetic, Other), By End-Use (Food And Beverages, Cosmetic Industry, Pharmaceutical, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Mar 2022 Report Code: KSI061611647 Pages: 124

The beta-carotene colorant market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.81% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$212.136 million in 2027, from US$142.828 million in 2020. 

Beta-carotene colorant is a red-orange pigment found in high concentrations in fruits and vegetables. It gives plants their reddish-yellow color. Besides occurring in natural sources, beta-carotene colorant is also used from its synthetic sources.

Market Trend

The ever-growing food and beverage industry is the largest market for beta-carotene colorants. This pigment is widely used in beverages, confectionaries, packed food, etc., as a colorant and to feed the ever-increasing population; its application is expected to increase further. Besides that, Beta-carotene is highly rich in Vitamin A and has antioxidant properties, which are expected to act as a booster for the market, especially in the pharmaceutical and dietary sectors. A shift in living standards has increased the consumption of organic goods, and as an organic pigment, the beta-carotene market can take advantage of favorable prospects.

High intake of beta colorant is linked with the side effects like loose stool, allergies, skin discoloration, etc., which is expected to hinder its market growth.

Growth Factors

  • Growing Food and Beverage Industry:

According to the United Nations, the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, which currently is 7.8 billion. With the ever-increasing demand for food and beverage accompanied by the factors like rising population and growing disposable income, the beta-carotene colorant market is expected to grow significantly. This is because beta colorant is an organic and intensely colored pigment which makes it a preferable colorant choice in food and beverages. Its naturally or synthetically derived red, yellow, and orange color is widely used in dressings, confectionaries, baked products, etc. With the growth in the food and beverage industry, significant growth of beta-carotene colorant is also expected.

  • Rich in Vitamin A and Antioxidants:

Beta-carotene is a rich source of Vitamin A, vital for good vision, eye health, strong digestive system, mucous membrane, and healthy skin. These health properties associated with the product are expected to drive its market, especially in the pharmaceutical and dietary sectors. Although big doses of Vitamin A can be harmful, various researches have shown that Beta-carotene contains a safe amount of Vitamin A. According to UNICEF Data, deficiency of Vitamin A is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness, and in 2020 only 2 out of 5 children received life-saving benefits of Vitamin A supplementation. With these concerns, the intake of Vitamin A becomes necessary and is expected to drive the beta colorant market.

Besides that, the beta colorant is an antioxidant that protects the body from damaging molecules called free radicals. If not treated, free radicals can damage the cells and cause some severe illnesses and increase the chances of heart diseases and cancer. With the advised high intake of antioxidants, the beta carotene colorant market stands in a favorable position.


  • Side Effects and Overuse:

Research over time has proved that a high intake of beta-carotene colorants and their overuse can cause side effects like allergies, loose stool, bruising, skin discoloration, joint pain, etc. Also, certain studies have found that a high intake of beta-carotene supplements by smokers or by people exposed to asbestos can increase the chances of lung cancer in them. These factors can hinder its market growth in the future.  

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Beta-Carotene Colorant Market:

With the outburst of the COVID pandemic across the globe, people started taking dietary supplements rich in medical properties. This acted as a booster for the beta-carotene market because of its application in the pharmaceutical and dietary sectors. With increased self-care, a healthy intake of food and supplements rich in antioxidants increased, which elevated the demand for beta-carotene.

Beta-Carotene Colorant Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$142.828 million
 Market size value in 2027  US$212.136 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 5.81% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Product Type, Form, Source, End-Use, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered BASF SE, Chr Hansen Holding A/S, San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Wild Flavors Inc., Carotex Flavors, Foodchem International Corporation, BioExtract, Nutralliance
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Product Type
    • Natural
    • Synthetic
  • By Form
    • Powder
    • Liquid
  • By Source
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Algae and Fungi
    • Synthetic
    • Other
  • By End-Use
    • Food and Beverages
    • Cosmetic Industry
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Animal Feed
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • México
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      •  UAE
      • South Africa
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Australia
      • Taiwan
      • South Korea
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the beta carotene colorant market size by 2027?
A1. The beta carotene colorant market is expected to reach a total market size of US$212.136 million in 2027.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the beta carotene colorant market?
A2. The global beta carotene colorant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of the global beta carotene colorant market?
A3. Beta Carotene Colorant Market was valued at US$142.828 million in 2020.

Q4. How is the beta carotene colorant market segmented?
A4. The beta carotene colorant market has been segmented by product type, form, source, end-use, and geography.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the beta carotene colorant market growth?
A5. The growth in the food and beverage industry is expected to drive the beta carotene colorant market growth.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Natural
5.3. Synthetic

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Powder
6.3. Liquid

7.1. Introduction
7.2. Fruits & Vegetables
7.3. Algae and Fungi
7.4. Synthetic
7.5. Other

8.1. Introduction
8.2. Food and Beverages
8.3. Cosmetic Industry
8.4. Pharmaceutical 
8.5. Dietary Supplements
8.6. Animal Feed

9.1.  Introduction
9.2.  North America
9.2.1. USA
9.2.2. Canada
9.2.3. Mexico
9.3. South America
9.3.1. Brazil
9.3.2. Argentina
9.3.3. Others
9.4. Europe
9.4.1.  U.K.
9.4.2. Germany
9.4.3. France
9.4.4. Others
9.5.  Middle East and Africa
9.5.1. UAE
9.5.2. South Africa
9.5.3. Israel
9.5.4. Saudi Arabia
9.5.5. Others
9.6. Asia Pacific
9.6.1. China
9.6.2. Japan
9.6.3. India
9.6.4. Australia
9.6.5. Taiwan
9.6.6. South Korea
9.6.7. Others

10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
10.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
10.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
10.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

11.1. BASF SE
11.2. Chr Hansen Holding A/S
11.3. San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.
11.4. Koninklijke DSM N.V.
11.5. Wild Flavors Inc.
11.6. Carotex Flavors
11.7. Foodchem International Corporation
11.8. BioExtract
11.9. Nutralliance


Chr Hansen Holding A/S

San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.

Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Wild Flavors Inc.

Carotex Flavors

Foodchem International Corporation




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