Bio Organic Acid Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By End User Industry (Pharmaceuticals, Food And Beverages, Animal Feed, Textiles, Other Industries (Personal Care, Supplements, Etc.)), By Product Type (Acetic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Propionic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Malic Acid, Other Product Types (formic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Gluconic Acid, Fumaric Acid Succinic Acid Etc.)), By Raw Material (Corn, Sugar, Biomass, Molasses, Other Raw Materials (fruits, Vegetables)), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jun 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616969
  • Pages : 142

The expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the bio-organic acid market is 5.86% between 2024 and 2029. 

Bio-organic acid is sourced from organic matter such as sugar, molasses, fruits, or vegetables. Many organic acids are naturally present in food sources, such as Citric acid, which is present in all citrus fruits. Lactic acid is needed in the body to produce carbohydrates for energy. The bio-organic acids are finding application in various industries worldwide, driving their demand. Innovations across industries are further driving growth, such as Corbion's new method for producing vinegar-based preservation solutions. This helps to enhance safety and reduce food waste by enabling greater pathogen control. By this method, Corbion created products such as Verdad opti powder n450 and n460 for many functional benefits for food preservation. 

Additionally, Technip Energies announced the purchase of Biosuccinium technology from DSM in August 2022. Combining this technology with recently developed proprietary bio-polymer technologies would produce polybutylene succinate (PBS). Biosuccinium technology would be the only licensed technology for producing bio-based succinic acid.

  • This demand is further amplified by the rapid growth in cattle and livestock. The growing demand for milk and different types of meat would increase the feed additives demand, where there is a need for bio-organic acid.


  • Growing pharmaceuticals demand

According to the World Health Organization, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) result in the deaths of 41 million people each year. This challenge is rising due to increasing environmental risk factors such as air pollution, changing lifestyles, and increased use of tobacco and alcohol. Almost all people of ages, regions, and demographics are affected by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). This resulted in increased healthcare spending on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The pharmaceutical sales of many major European Union countries are showing an increase such as Italy's pharmaceutical sales have risen by 9.27% from 2021 to 2022, similarly for Belgium's increase was 15.12%, Luxembourg's 8.74%, Spain's 9.30%, Sweden's staggering increase of 25.11%, and Switzerland's 10.37%, according to OECD database.

The number suggests the growing need for pharmaceuticals in the citizens’ lives for various physical and mental ailments. Different types of organic acids are needed in the manufacturing of medicines, such as citric acid, succinic acid, ascorbic acid, etc. Organic acids' purpose could differ for different medicines, such as acidulants, preservatives, buffering agents, stabilizing agents, pH adjusters, etc.

The demand for pharmaceuticals is also increasing due to the increasing geriatric population worldwide. According to the United Nations, the proportion of the old age population, which is 10% in 2022, is estimated to be 16% by 2050. This sharp rise in the geriatric population also led to the overall healthcare demand for this population. The geriatric population is prone to more chronic disease ailments and needs better health supplements such as folic acid for better mental agility and cognitive function.

  • Increasing demand from the food processing industry

The food industry worldwide is accommodating bio-organic acids in their various functions, such as preservatives for natural antimicrobial properties and taste enhancers. The growing demand for food processing has impacted the demand for food preservatives and enhancers. The US imports of foods, feeds, and beverages increased 4.11% year-on-year in 2024. Similarly, the European Union's imports of agricultural, fisheries, and food and beverage products were €192 billion in 2022.

The growing demand for processed food has created an opportunity for the raw material ingredients industry. In 2022, the European Union had a trade surplus for animals and animal products of about €10.7 billion. They exported processed F&B products for about €116.0 billion in 2022, while importing crop products and related raw food materials. Processed food is the primary profit driver for the European Union. 

Further, innovative applications such as Corbion are making corn tortillas with more folic acid, which can be helpful for mothers and their babies. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), consuming folic acid during the first weeks of pregnancy helps lower the risk of neural tube defects. This product enriched with folic acid would deliver greater value to their customer and help seize the opportunity for nutritious products by bridging the folic acid gap.

  • Surging animal feed demand-

The expected meat consumption around the world is continuously increasing, leading to increased livestock and animal keeping. The data by OECD shows the increase of beef and veal meat consumption to be 3.39% from 2023 to 2027, further, an increase of 4.36% from 2027 to 2032.

Similarly, poultry meat consumption will increase to 5.18% from 2023 to 2027 and 6.34% from 2027 to 2032. This increase can be related to innovative and better feed choices across the market such as, Eubiotics are the feed additives by DSM for supporting gut health. It has ingredients such as organic acids, probiotics, and prebiotics.

Further, LAFEED was developed by Corbion, a lactic acid-based feed-grade additive to improve the digestive health of the cattle. The growing milk demand further exponentiates the demand for better feeds. The milk production was 910,964 kt pw in 2023 and is expected to be 1,039,320 kt pw in 2032.

  • Asia Pacific region to dominate the bioorganic acid market during the forecast period.

The major economies like China, Japan, India, and South Korea dominate the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the fastest-growing emerging economies are from this region, such as ASEAN countries. India and China are the world's largest growing economies. According to IBEF, India's domestic food market will grow 47% between 2022 and 2027. The food processing industry in India is going through a transformation through government and industrial support. Multiple schemes were launched in the food processing market, such as the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY), Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI), etc.

The overall growth of the market is driven by various measures for food processing, such as preservation, preparation, packaging, enrichment, fortification, processing aids, etc. All these steps require organic acids in various applications, such as the use of acids or enzymes to enhance the fermentation of foods or preservation. This will drive the regional bio-organic acid market growth.

Bio-organic acid market restraints:

  • The high production cost and the costly sourcing of raw materials are hindering potential market growth. Additionally, the companies' net carbon target has already burdened many organizations.
  •  The production facility should have an additional safety feature for the workers to work hazards, which increases the additional cost.

Bio-organic acid market key developments:

  • In May 2024, Corbion announced the expansion of the partnership with IMCD to include Thailand and to make a further make presence in the APAC region. IMCD is a global distributor of chemicals and ingredients. Corbion operates its largest lactic acid manufacturing site in Rayong, Thailand; this partnership strengthens the commercial and formulation in the regional market, including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and others. This distribution channel would supply Corbion’s PURAC® range of lactic acid.
  • In December 2023,  Corbion completed a new circular lactic acid plant in Rayong, Thailand. Corbion is a sustainable company that ensures the lactic acid produced in the facility would have the lowest carbon footprint. The process used in the production makes gypsum a by-product, which makes this method more cost-effective.
  • In October 2023, Solugen and ADM announced a partnership by Solugen to build a new 500,000-square-foot biomanufacturing facility near ADM’s Marshall, Minnesota, corn complex. Under the agreement, ADM would provide dextrose as an ingredient for producing bioorganic acids for various industry applications. The biomaterial produced could have commercialization opportunities in applications such as energy, water treatment, agriculture, construction materials, cleaning, and personal care, among others. The partnership would bring commercial value to sustainable products. The location of the production site ensures a better supply of corn for dextrose conversion and supports Solugen’s chemoenzymatic process to convert plant-derived substances into essential materials.
  • In August 2023, Corbion acquired a new fermentation site in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, for the production of vinegar. This facility would provide in-house vinegar production. The investment would help with cost-effectiveness and simpler product labeling for the demand for vinegar in meats, bakeries, and culinary foods. This also helps maintain quality. The company offers vinegars under the Verdad® brand, especially for the stability of meat products.
  • In August 2022, LG Chem and ADM announced joint ventures to produce lactic and polylactic acids. This is to meet the demand for a variety of plant-based products. The venture aims to produce 150,000 tons of lactic acid and 75,000 tons of polylactic acid annually. The company chose the new production facility in Decatur, Illinois, U.S. The global demand for lactic acid is rising with its broader application in food, feed, cosmetics, and bioplastics. Both companies are committed to producing renewable and sustainable products with net-zero emissions and carbon-neutral policies.

The Bio-organic acid market is segmented and analyzed as follows:

  • By End User Industry
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food and Beverages
    • Animal Feed
    • Textiles
    • Other Industries (Personal Care, Supplements, etc.)
  • By Product Type
    • Acetic Acid
    • Citric Acid
    • Lactic Acid
    • Propionic Acid
    • Ascorbic Acid
    • Malic Acid
    • Other Product Types (formic acid, fumaric acid, gluconic acid, fumaric acid succinic acid etc.)
  • By Raw Material
    • Corn
    • Sugar
    • Biomass
    • Molasses
    • Other Raw Materials (fruits, vegetables)
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Rest of the Middle East and Africa
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key benefits for the stakeholders


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Key Findings

3.2. Analyst View


4.1. Market Drivers

4.1.1. Growing pharmaceuticals demand

4.1.2. Increasing demand from the food processing industry

4.1.3. Surging animal feed demand

4.2. Market Restraints

4.2.1. The high production costs

4.3. Porter’s 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. Pharmaceuticals

5.3. Food and Beverages

5.4. Animal Feed

5.5. Textiles

5.6. Other Industries (Personal Care, Supplements, etc.)


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Acetic Acid

6.3. Citric Acid

6.4. Lactic Acid

6.5. Propionic Acid

6.6. Ascorbic Acid

6.7. Malic Acid

6.8. Other Product Types (formic acid, fumaric acid, gluconic acid, fumaric acid succinic acid etc.)


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Corn

7.3. Sugar

7.4. Biomass

7.5. Molasses

7.6. Other Raw Materials (fruits, vegetables)


8.1. Global Overview

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Rest of South America

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Rest of Europe

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. United Arab Emirates

8.5.3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

8.6. Asia-Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. India

8.6.3. Japan

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Rest of Asia-Pacific


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard


10.1. ADM

10.2. BASF SE

10.3. Cargill, Incorporated

10.4. Corbion

10.5. DSM

10.6. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

10.7. Dupont   

10.8. Polynt-Reinchhold

10.9. Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co. Ltd 

10.10. Eastman Chemical Company

10.11. Dow Chemical Company

10.12. Ineos

10.13. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.



Cargill, Incorporated



Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation



Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co. Ltd 

Eastman Chemical Company

Dow Chemical Company


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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