he global sugar substitutes market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Sugar substitutes are food additives that are used in place of table sugar (sucrose) to sweeten and enhance the flavor of edibles. As their intake does not immediately increase blood sugar, these substitutes are extensively used in the preparation of sugar-free foods and beverages like baked goods, candies, soft drinks, canned foods, dairy products, powdered drink mixes, puddings and jellies. Some of the popular sugar substitutes available in the market include D-tagatose, sorbitol, xylitol, stevia, maltitol, acesulfame and neotame. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global sugar substitutes market to reach a value of US$ 20.7 Billion by 2026.

Global Sugar Substitutes Market Drivers:

Sugar substitutes are constantly replacing sugar in the food and beverage industry owing to the rising awareness of the negative health effects of sugar along with the increasing cases of obesity around the globe. For instance, food manufacturers are introducing low-calorie variants of food products to expand their consumer base.
Several sugar substitutes are safe for diabetic patients as they allow them to enjoy sweet foods without affecting their insulin levels. The rising prevalence of diabetes, especially in the Middle Eastern countries, has further increased the consumption of sugar-free food items, thereby bolstering the growth of the market.
The consumption of sugar results in tooth decay as the bacteria present in dental plaque metabolize sugar and release acid that can damage the teeth enamel. On the contrary, sugar substitutes like stevia provide active dental benefits and hinder the formation of plaque.

Breakup by Product Type:

High-Intensity Sweeteners
Low-Intensity Sweeteners
High-Fructose Syrup

Based on types, high-intensity sweeteners are the most popular product type as they provide negligible energy and a more satisfactory texture in comparison with other sugar substitute products. Some of the common high-intensity sweeteners are stevia, aspartame, cyclamate, sucralose and saccharin.

Breakup by Application:

Health and Personal Care

Sugar substitutes are commonly used in the production of beverages like energy drinks, instant teas, soft drinks, juices and diet sodas. Fast-paced lifestyle of the working population has increased the consumption of convenient and ready-to-drink beverages, thereby providing a thrust to the market growth.

Breakup by Origin:


Based on the market segmentation by origin, artificial sugar substitutes hold the largest market share as they are widely used in the preparation of processed foods like baked goods, canned food items, jams, jellies, puddings and candies.

Regional Insights:

North America
Asia Pacific
Middle East and Africa
Latin America

On the geographical front, North America enjoys the leading position in the market. Hectic lifestyles and high expendable incomes have escalated the obesity rates in the region. Increasing awareness of the benefits of sugar substitutes has further contributed to the growth of the market.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been examined in the report with detailed profiles of the key players. Some of the major market players include:

Tate & Lyle PLC
Cargill, Incorporated
PureCircle Ltd.
Roquette Fr?res
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Ajinomoto Co. Inc.
Ingredion Incorporated
Flavors Holding Inc.
JK Sucralose Inc.

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