According to Stratistics MRC, the Lactic Acid market is accounted for $2.65 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $13.23 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 19.6%. Factors influencing the market growth include rising demand for environment-friendly products, increasing demand for green packaging and growing medical expenditure coupled with the growth of pharmaceutical industries. However, factors such as fluctuation in raw material prices are hindering the market growth.

Lactic acid is an organic water soluble compound produced by the chemical breakdown of carbohydrates such as lactose or glucose. Lactic acids are mostly used for the conservation and flavoring. Moreover, it is also used in the manufacturing of some other chemicals such as acrylic acid, dilactide and glycol. Lactic acid is also used in the pharmaceutical sector for the production of water-soluble lactates.

Based on end user, biodegradable polymers segment is expected to have considerable market share due to growing environmental concerns from petroleum-based polymers, increasing consumer awareness about eco-friendly packaging, fluctuation in oil prices and rising demand for natural, sustainable and green products.

By geography, North America was the dominant market. The region is likely to show extensive growth in light of high demand for PLA and personal care products. Rising pharmaceutical and fragrance industry is expected to drive industry expansion in North America. Rising pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. and Mexico due to government support and increasing investment by local participants will fuel industry expansion over the upcoming years.

Some of the key players in the Lactic Acid market include BASF, The DOW Chemical Company, ADM, Galactic, Plaxica, Chongqing Bofei Biochemical Products, Wuhan Sanjiang Space Good Biotech, Yancheng Haijianuo Biological Engineering, Bioprox, Jungbunzlauer, Myriant Corporation, Vaishnavi Bio Tech, Thyssenkrupp, TEIJIN LIMITED, Corbion, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Co., Ltd., PURAC, Natureworks LLC, Futerro and Sulzer.

Sources Covered:

  • Synthetic Source
  • Natural Source



Functions Covered:

  • Flavour
  • Preservative
  • Mineral Fortification
  • Antimicrobial Agent
  • pH Regulator
  • Other Functions



Ingredients Covered:

  • Wheat
  • Corn/Maize
  • sugarcane
  • Cassava



End Users Covered:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biodegradable Polymers
  • Personal Care Products
  • Food and Beverages
  • Chemical
  • Other End Users



Applications Covered:

  • Baked Products
  • Dairy Products
  • Savoury Flavours
  • Pickled Vegetables
  • Salad Dressing
  • Meat Poultry and Fish



Regions Covered:

  • North America
  • ·US
  • ·Canada
  • ·Mexico
  • Europe
  • ·Germany
  • ·UK
  • ·Italy
  • ·France
  • ·Spain
  • ·Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • ·Japan
  • ·China
  • ·India
  • ·Australia
  • ·New Zealand
  • ·South Korea
  • ·Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • ·Argentina
  • ·Brazil
  • ·Chile
  • ·Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • ·Saudi Arabia
  • ·UAE
  • ·Qatar
  • ·South Africa
  • ·Rest of Middle East & Africa



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