The global vinegar market reached a value of US$ 2.25 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 2.55 Billion by 2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Vinegar refers to an acidic liquid which is produced by the fermentation of ethanol. It is characterized by a sour taste and is rich in vitamin B-1, riboflavin as well as mineral salts. It is widely used as a marinade, preservative and flavor balancer in the food industry. Apple, coconut, malt, cane, lemon and fig are some of the most common flavors of vinegar available in the market. In recent years, there has also been an increase in the demand for gluten-free and organic vinegar products among health-conscious consumers.

Global Vinegar Market Trends:
A significant rise in the demand for ready-to-eat food products has been witnessed owing to factors such as busy schedules, changing dietary patterns and increasing disposable income levels. As vinegar is used to keep these items fresh and nutritious over longer periods, this trend is strengthening the market growth. Apart from this, since vinegar has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, it is also utilized in disinfectants, stain removers, antiperspirants, photographic materials, dyes, medicines and hair conditioners. Moreover, wood vinegar is extensively used by farmers for improving seed germination, soil enrichment and root growth stimulation.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global vinegar market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country-level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, product type, source, end-use, and distribution channel.

Breakup by Product Type:

Balsamic Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar
Cider Vinegar
White Vinegar
Rice Vinegar
Others

Balsamic vinegar represents the most popular product type as it is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that improve immunity and prevent heart diseases.

Breakup by Source:

Natural
Synthetic

The market has been analyzed on the basis of source, covering synthetic and natural segments.

Breakup by End-Use:

Institutional
Retail

On the basis of the end-use, vinegar is mostly used in the institutional sector.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Online
Others

Based on the distribution channel, supermarkets and hypermarkets hold the dominant market share, representing the largest segment on account of their increasing popularity, especially in the developing nations.

Breakup by Region:

Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Others
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Russia
Others
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Argentina
Colombia
Chile
Peru
Others
Middle East and Africa
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Iran
United Arab Emirates
Others

On the geographical front, Europe holds the leading position in the global market, accounting for around half of the total share.

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed in the report with the detailed profiles of the key players operating in the market. Some of the key players include:

Acetifici Italiani Modena S.R.L.
Australian Vinegar
Bizen Chemical Co. Ltd.
Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.
Kraft Heinz Company
Mizkan
Shanxi Shuita Vinegar
Castelo Alimentos S/A
Burg Groep B.V.
Aspall Cyder