Sugar Polyols Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Erythritol, Sorbitol, Maltitol, Isomalt, Others), By Application (Food And Beverages (Bakery And Confectionery Dairy, Diabetic & Dietetic Foods, Beverages), Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615045
  • Pages : 125

The global sugar polyols market was valued at US$1,669.697 million in 2021.

Sugar polyols, or sugar alcohols, are organic compounds that act as non-intense sweeteners. These are white, water-soluble solids found naturally in fruits such as plums, pears, peaches, apples, strawberries, and raspberries or made in large quantities by the commercial hydrogenation of sugars. Sugar polyols are generally used in the food industry as thickeners and sweeteners. They are frequently employed as an alternative to sucrose in commercial goods, frequently in combination with highly concentrated artificial sweeteners, to make up for their lack of sweetness. Some popular commercial sugar polyols include erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol, and xylitol.

The consumer’s quality of life has significantly improved, mostly as a result of high personal income. The population's eating habits have changed significantly as a result of growing health consciousness among consumers. Also, businesses are putting a lot of effort into creating items made of natural components as well as specialist goods that enhance health. Therefore growing demand for low-caloric natural sweeteners is propelling the growth of the global market for sugar polyols during the forecast period. The rising diabetic population is also spurring growth as sugar polyols or alcohols do not affect the blood sugar level of the consumer.

However, stringent rules and regulations by the government and a lack of knowledge are obstructing the growth of the global market for sugar polyols during the analysis period.

The rising health consciousness among consumers is supporting the sugar polyols market growth.

Sugar polyols are regarded as bulk sweeteners in food applications because they can be used volume for volume in place of sucrose or corn syrups. Due to this, sugar polyols are beneficial substitutes for sugar in a variety of commodities, such as chewing gum, sweets, ice cream, baked goods, and fruit spreads. They also work nicely in yogurt, fillings & frostings, canned fruit, and beverages. Moreover, they are used in mouthwashes, toothpaste, and pharmaceuticals, including throat lozenges and cough syrups.

Sugar polyols have a positive impact on one’s health. In addition to their distinct functional qualities and clean, sweet flavor, polyols provide significant health advantages. They have fewer calories and do not raise blood sugar levels, which is a major benefit. Some sugar polyols, such as xylitol and sorbitol, have anti-cavity properties and prevent tooth decay which makes them perfect for products such as toothpaste, mints, and chewing gums. Consumers are moving towards healthier lifestyles, demanding organic & natural products, and are becoming more aware of their health. Therefore such consumer trends are spurring the growth of the sugar polyols market. Various companies are now launching sugar-free and low-caloric snacks and beverages using sugar polyols as a result of growing health consciousness which is expanding the market even further. For instance, in March 2023, N!CK's, a Swedish-inspired, healthy snack brand, introduced a range of novelty ice cream bars. N!CK'S Swedish-style Ice Cream Bars bridge the gap between enjoyment and healthier eating. The novelty ice cream bars are available in a variety of tastes, including Strawar Swirl, Peanot Choklad Krunch, Salta Karamell Swirl, and Mint Choklad. The bars contain erythritol as an alternative to sucrose.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold significant market share during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to hold a significant market share in sugar polyols. This region will witness high growth during the forecast period owing to the growing health consciousness, increased urbanization, and rising disposable income. Sugar polyols are in increasing demand in emerging economies like China and India. The market is expanding in this region due to factors such as changing eating patterns and growing demand for low-caloric food and beverages. Since sugar polyols do not affect the blood sugar level and make them a great fit for diabetic patients. Therefore the rising prevalence of diabetes in countries such as India and China is propelling demand in this region. According to the statistics presented by the International Diabetes Federation, 8.3 percent of Indian adults, or more than 74 million people, have diabetes in 2021. This number is expected to reach 124.8 million by 2045. 13 percent of Chinese adults, or more than 140 million people, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2021. This number is expected to reach 174.4 million by 2045.  Also, the rise of new companies, along with the existence of key market players in Asia Pacific countries, is fueling demand. India, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia are prime markets in the Asia Pacific region.

Market Developments:

  • In March 2022, Roquette, an industry leader in plant proteins and pharmaceutical excipients, spent €25 million or US$27.5 million in its Lestrem, France facility to increase liquid and powder polyols production by 2024. The investment aims to provide a consistent flow of polyols.
  • In May 2022, Fazer started to produce xylitol commercially using oat hulls produced at its mills into a sugar substitute with 40% fewer calories (2,4 kcal/g). The Finnish business has made oat derivative investments totaling €300 million or US$315 million during the previous three years. Oat hulls have a high concentration of xylose, the basic material used to make xylitol, according to the scientific research team at Fazer. The business is currently looking into marketing its xylose extraction process to organizations that operate sizable oat mills.

Sugar Polyols Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021
US$1,669.697 million
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Archer Daniels Midland Company, B Food Science Co., Ltd., BENEO GmbH, CSPC Shengxue Glucose Co., Ltd., Cargill, Inc, DFI Corporation, DHW Deutsche Hydrierwerke GmbH, Roquette Frères, Ingredion Inc, Tate and Lyle
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Erythritol
    • Sorbitol
    • Maltitol
    • Isomalt
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Food and Beverages
      • Bakery and Confectionery
      • Dairy
      • Diabetic & Dietetic foods
      • Beverages
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Personal Care
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sugar Polyols Market was valued at US$1,669.697 million in 2021.
Prominent key market players in the sugar polyols market include Archer Daniels Midland Company, B Food Science Co., Ltd., BENEO GmbH, and CSPC Shengxue Glucose Co., Ltd., among others.
The sugar polyols market has been segmented by type, application, and geography.
The rising health consciousness among consumers is supporting the sugar polyols market growth.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold a significant share of the sugar polyols market owing to the growing health consciousness, increased urbanization, and rising disposable income.


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


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. 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. Erythritol

5.3. Sorbitol

5.4. Maltitol

5.5. Isomalt

5.6. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Food and Beverages

6.2.1. Bakery and Confectionery

6.2.2. Dairy

6.2.3. Diabetic & Dietetic foods

6.2.4. Beverages

6.3. Pharmaceuticals

6.4. Personal Care


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. United Kingdom

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. The Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

9.2. B Food Science Co., Ltd.

9.3. BENEO GmbH

9.4. CSPC Shengxue Glucose Co., Ltd.

9.5. Cargill, Inc

9.6. DFI Corporation

9.7. DHW Deutsche Hydrierwerke GmbH

9.8. Roquette Frères

9.9. Ingredion Inc

9.10. Tate and Lyle 

Archer Daniels Midland Company

B Food Science Co., Ltd.


CSPC Shengxue Glucose Co., Ltd.

Cargill, Inc

DFI Corporation

DHW Deutsche Hydrierwerke GmbH

Roquette Frères

Ingredion Inc

Tate and Lyle