Global Dextrose Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Anhydrous and Monohydrate), By Form (Solid and Liquid), By Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, Paper & Pulp Products, Agricultural Products), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Food & Beverages


Global Dextrose Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Dextrose Market Size was valued at USD 5.8 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Dextrose Market Size is expected to reach USD 12.2 Billion by 2032
  • North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period


Global Dextrose Market

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The Global Dextrose Market is anticipated to exceed USD 12.2 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2022 to 2032. The global dextrose market has witnessed significant growth and is expected to continue expanding in the coming years. The global dextrose market is witnessing steady growth, primarily driven by the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The increasing consumer demand for natural sweeteners and the expanding processed food sector is expected to propel the market further in the foreseeable future.   


Market Overview

Dextrose, also known as glucose, is a simple sugar derived from corn or wheat starch. It is widely used in various industries, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. The food and beverage industry accounts for the largest share of the dextrose market. Dextrose is extensively utilized as a sweetening agent, energy source, and bulking agent in the production of confectionery, bakery products, beverages, and dairy products. The growing demand for processed and convenience foods, coupled with the increasing consumer preference for natural sweeteners, is driving the dextrose market's growth.


In the pharmaceutical industry, dextrose plays a crucial role as a diluent and excipient in various drugs and intravenous solutions. The rising healthcare expenditure and the expanding pharmaceutical sector across the globe are fueling the demand for dextrose in this segment. Moreover, dextrose finds applications in the production of cosmetics, personal care products, and animal feed. The growing awareness about personal grooming and the increasing focus on animal nutrition are contributing to the market's growth in these sectors.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global dextrose market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the dextrose market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the dextrose market.


Global Dextrose Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 5.8 Bn
Forecast Period:2022 – 2032
Forecast Period 2022 – 2032 CAGR:7.7%
022 – 2032 Value Projection:USD 12.2 Bn
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:145
Segments covered:By Type, By Form, By Application and By Region.
Companies Covered:Cargill Incorporated, ADM, Ingredion, Agrana, Tate & Lyle, Roquette Freres, Avebe Group, Tereos, Gulshan Polyols Ltd., Belgosuc NV, Fooding Group Limited, Foodchem International Corporation, Grain Processing Corporation, Uniglad Ingredients UK Ltd., Now Foods, Others.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Dextrose is widely used as a sweetener, bulking agent, and preservative in a variety of convenience and processed food products. With the rise in urbanization, changing lifestyles, and busy schedules, there is a growing demand for ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and packaged food products. Dextrose serves as a crucial ingredient in these products, providing sweetness, texture, and extended shelf life. Dextrose is widely used in sports drinks, nutritional supplements, and energy bars due to its quick absorption and energy-providing properties. As the awareness of health and fitness among consumers increases, the sports and nutrition industry experiences significant growth. This, in turn, fuels the demand for dextrose as an essential ingredient in these products. According to Varun Beverages' 2018 yearly report, Indian soft drink consumption is relatively low at 44 bottles per person, when compared to matured countries such as Mexico (1,489 bottles), the United States (1,496 bottles), and Germany (1,221 bottles), as well as developing markets such as Brazil (537 bottles).


Restraining Factors

Dextrose is primarily derived from corn or other starches, and its production is subject to the volatility of agricultural commodity prices. Changes in crop yields, weather conditions, and government policies related to agricultural production can lead to fluctuations in the prices of raw materials. This unpredictability affects the cost of production for dextrose manufacturers and can impact the overall market stability.


Dextrose competes with various alternative sweeteners, such as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial sweeteners, and natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit extract. Consumer preferences and regulatory developments play a significant role in shaping the demand for these alternatives. The availability of a wide range of substitutes poses a challenge to the growth of the dextrose market, as consumers may opt for alternatives based on taste, health considerations, or cost.


Market Segmentation

The Global Dextrose Market share is classified into type, form, and application.

  • The monohydrate segment is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global dextrose market during the forecast period. 

The global dextrose market is segmented by type into anhydrous and monohydrate. Among these, the monohydrate segment is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global dextrose market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to its wide range of applications, established usage in various industries, and lower production costs compared to anhydrous dextrose. Dextrose monohydrate is more commonly used in food and beverage applications due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness, driving its market dominance.  


  • The solid segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global dextrose market during the forecast period.

Based on the form, the global dextrose market is divided into solid and liquid. Among these, the solid segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global dextrose market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due to its wide range of applications in various industries and its versatility in different formulations. Solid dextrose is extensively used in food and beverage manufacturing, pharmaceutical preparations, and other applications where a solid form is required. Additionally, solid dextrose is more commonly available and easier to handle and store compared to liquid dextrose. In the pharmaceutical industry, solid dextrose is used in the production of tablets and capsules as a diluent and filler. It provides the necessary volume and aids in the formation of solid dosage forms. Solid dextrose is also utilized in medicinal preparations, oral rehydration solutions, and intravenous formulations as a source of energy.


  • The food & beverages segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global dextrose market during the forecast period.     

Based on the application, the global dextrose market is divided into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, paper & pulp products, and agricultural products. Among these, the food & beverages segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global dextrose market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due to the widespread use of dextrose as a sweetener, bulking agent, and flavor enhancer in a wide range of food and beverage products. The continuous demand for processed foods, confectionery, bakery products, and sweetened beverages contributes to the dominance of the food and beverages segment in the global dextrose market.      


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Dextrose Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the largest share of the global dextrose market over the predicted timeframe.


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Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest share of the global dextrose market during the forecast period. Factors such as population growth, urbanization, and changing consumer preferences for processed foods and beverages drive the demand for dextrose in the region. Countries like China and India have a large consumer base and a growing food and beverage industry, leading to increased consumption of dextrose. The pharmaceutical industry in Asia Pacific also presents growth opportunities for dextrose, as the region witnesses advancements in healthcare infrastructure and increased healthcare spending.   


North America is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global dextrose market during the forecast period. The region has a well-established food and beverage industry, where dextrose is widely used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer. The demand for convenience foods, processed snacks, and beverages in North America drive the consumption of dextrose. Additionally, the pharmaceutical industry in the region contributes to the demand for dextrose in oral medications, intravenous solutions, and medicinal preparations.


The Middle East and Africa region show potential growth in the dextrose market. The region has a growing food and beverage industry, driven by changing consumer lifestyles and preferences. Dextrose finds applications in various food and beverage products, particularly in confectionery and bakery items. The pharmaceutical industry in the Middle East and Africa also contributes to the demand for dextrose in medicinal preparations.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global dextrose along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Cargill Incorporated  
  • ADM 
  • Ingredion  
  • Agrana  
  • Tate & Lyle  
  • Roquette Freres 
  • Avebe Group  
  • Tereos  
  • Gulshan Polyols Ltd  
  • Belgosuc NV  
  • Fooding Group Limited  
  • Foodchem International Corporation  
  • Grain Processing Corporation 
  • Uniglad Ingredients UK Ltd  
  • Now Foods 
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, Kerry disclosed the official opening of a new 21,500 square foot facility at its Jeddah operation in Saudi Arabia. The company has invested more than EUR 80 million in the region over the last four years. It was announced that the new facility's products would be distributed throughout the Middle East.


  • In April 2021, Avebe Group (Netherlands) works together on hybrid breeding of starch potato varieties with Solynta (Netherlands). Hybrid breeding, as opposed to conventional breeding, allows for the faster development of new sustainable potato varieties. With this collaboration, the company will be able to increase production and, potentially, revenue.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Dextrose Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Dextrose Market, By Type

  • Anhydrous 
  • Monohydrate


Global Dextrose Market, By Form

  • Solid 
  • Liquid


Global Dextrose Market, By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care Products
  • Paper & Pulp Products
  • Agricultural Products


Global Dextrose Market, By Region

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


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