This report estimates the market size of the global modified starch market both in terms of volume and value. It discusses market drivers, restraint and opportunity, raw material, and product price trends. It also includes value chain analysis and patent analysis. It also tracks the recent activities of market players in terms of product launches, expansion plans, supply contracts, and partnerships and collaborations. In addition, the top players of the modified starch market have been profiled in this report.
The modified starch market report covers its consumption across regions. It is analyzed in terms of volume (thousand tons) consumed in each region. The increasing awareness about convenience food, especially convenience health food, functional food, and the increasing dependency of application industry on the functional properties of starch are driving the growth in aerogel production. Also the drive amongst consumers for natural ingredients in food and feed industry adds to the demand for starch. The modified starch variants are natural derivatives from the starch, chemically enhanced for stability in diverse processing conditions. These are markedly different from the genetically modified variants, which mutate the native starch. These, hence, will have increasing consumer acceptance with maturing markets. The array of inherent native starch characteristics, chemicals, and techniques used for modifications means that there are endless variants of modified starches available to suit every application sector. Costs associated with its manufacturing are dependent heavily on the raw material availability and the stringent measures and techniques used for chemical modification. Also the bio-fuel policies have resulted in shortage of availability of corn (Maize) and wheat in U.S. and Europe for starch extraction purposes. The resulting high prices of these prime sources of starch are acting as a restraint for modified starch market growth.
The global modified starch consumption is expected to grow from 13.6 million tons in 2012 to 16.28 million tons by 2017, at an estimated CAGR of 3.5% from 2012 to 2017. As of year 2011, North America leads modified starch consumption with a share of 37% in terms of volume, followed by Asia-Pacific (32%) and Europe (26%). The major players in the industry are Archer-Daniels-
The North America region is expected to continue its dominance on the global modified starch consumption, however, due to the increasing impact for demand of convenience health food, functional food, and the need to focus on alternate sources of starch, the Asian sub-continent is expected to drive the growth of the industry for the next few years. China and India are the leaders in the APAC market, driving the demand for modified starch because of the changing lifestyles and growing economies, boosting the need for convenience food sector.
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The report breaks the global modified starch consumption market into the following three segments:
Raw Material: The report divides the modified starch on the basis of the commodity is derived from such as corn (maize), wheat, potato, cassava, etc.
Geography: The report is divided in regions Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World; and major countries such as U.S., Germany, China, India, and Brazil.
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