As per the current market research conducted by the CMI Team, the global Packaged Food Colour Market size is expected to record a CAGR of 6.2% from 2023 to 2032. In 2023, the market size is projected to reach a valuation of USD 2.95 Billion. By 2032, the valuation is anticipated to reach USD 6.3 Billion.

Packaged Food Colour Market: Growth Factors and Dynamics

  • Consumer Demand for Visual Appeal: Consumers are drawn to visually appealing products. As a result, the demand for food colors that enhance the look of foods and beverages remains a significant driver of market growth.
  • Health and Wellness Awareness: Growing health consciousness has led consumers to scrutinize ingredients in their food. The market is responding by offering food colors derived from fruits, vegetables, and other healthier sources.
  • Globalization of Food Industry: The globalization of the food industry and an increasing variety of cuisines have boosted the demand for food colors to achieve culturally diverse and appealing presentations.
  • Regulatory Changes: Evolving regulations regarding food additives and safety standards can impact the types of food colors used, prompting manufacturers to adapt to compliance requirements.
  • Technological Advancements: Ongoing technological developments allow for the creation of more stable, heat-resistant, and versatile food colors, expanding their applications across various food and beverage categories.
  • Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices: Companies are increasingly adopting sustainable and eco-friendly practices, including the sourcing of raw materials for food colors, as environmental concerns become more pronounced.
  • Competitive Landscape: Intense competition drives innovation and product differentiation as companies seek to gain a competitive edge through new and improved food color solutions.

Packaged Food Colour Market: Partnership and Acquisitions

  • In August 2021, GNT Group introduced a novel range of coloring foods crafted from turmeric and spirulina. These products specifically target the economically efficient green, clean-label food ingredients sector, meeting the rising demand for sustainable and natural coloring alternatives.
  • In August 2020, an Israeli company, Phytolon, successfully secured funding amounting to USD 4.2 million. This financial support was directed towards advancing their innovative fermentation-based technology designed for the production of premium-quality, natural food colourants, addressing the growing need for sustainable and high-quality color solutions in the food industry.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 2.95 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2032 USD 6.3 Billion
Market Size in 2022 USD 2.5 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 6.2% CAGR
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2032
Key Segment By Type, Application, Source, Form, Solubility and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Packaged Food Colour Market: COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the packaged food color market, with both challenges and opportunities arising:

  • Supply Chain Disruptions: Lockdowns and restrictions disrupted supply chains, leading to shortages of certain food color ingredients, and affecting production.
  • Shift in Consumer Priorities: As health concerns rose, consumers gravitated towards clean-label and natural products, reducing the demand for synthetic food colors.
  • Reduced Foodservice Demand: The closure of restaurants and reduced food service operations affected the demand for food colors used in the food service industry.
  • Economic Uncertainty: Economic downturns led to shifts in consumer spending habits, with some opting for more cost-effective products that may not include premium food colors.
  • Rise in Home Cooking: With more people cooking at home, the demand for food colors for homemade baked goods and meals increased.
  • Focus on Immunity: The pandemic heightened consumer interest in immunity-boosting ingredients, creating opportunities for the development of food colors with health benefits.
  • Online Retail Growth: Increased online shopping facilitated access to a wider range of food colors, expanding market reach.
  • Clean Label Emphasis: The pandemic accelerated the clean-label trend, encouraging manufacturers to invest in natural food colors.
  • Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trends: Companies that emphasize sustainability and eco-friendly practices found opportunities to meet consumer demands for responsible products.

In summary, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the packaged food color market in various ways, but it also accelerated certain trends and presented opportunities for companies that could adapt to the evolving landscape.

Global Packaged food colour Market 2023–2032 (By Billion)

List of the prominent players in the Packaged food colour Market:

  • GNT Group (GNT Group GmbH)
  • DDW The Color House (D.D. Williamson & Co. Inc.)
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • Hansen Holding A/S
  • Döhler Group
  • Naturex (acquired by Givaudan)
  • FMC Corporation
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.
  • Kalsec Inc.
  • Roha Dyechem Pvt. Ltd.
  • EXBERRY® (by GNT Group)
  • Sun Chemical Corporation
  • LycoRed (now part of ADAMA Ltd.)
  • Kancor Ingredients Limited
  • Others

The Packaged food colour Market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Natural
  • Synthetic
  • Nature-identical

By Application

  • Food Products
  • Beverages

By Source

  • Plants & Animals
  • Microorganisms
  • Minerals & Chemicals

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Powder
  • Gel

By Solubility

  • Dyes
  • Lakes

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America