Pectin Producers

Global Market Demand for Nature-Based Pectin Continues Growth Trend Based on IPPA 2023 Market Survey 

Versatility & Label-Friendly Profile Supports Food/Beverage Innovation, Sustainability 

Brussels, July 2023 –The International Pectin Producers Association (IPPA), representing more than 85% of the world’s pectin producers, today issued findings from its 2023 market survey, indicating continued market growth of pectin worldwide.

According to the survey, growth of the pectin market since 2018 is estimated at 1.4-1.4% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) and overall market volume for pectin in 2022 was above 60,000 metric tons.

Sourced primarily from apple pomace and citrus fruit peels coming from fruit juice production, pectin is a natural fruit fibre used in a wide range of consumer products and applications for more than 200 years. In foods and beverages such as yogurts, jams, fruit-flavoured drinks and acidified dairy drinks, pectin serves as a versatile, natural and highly functional ingredient providing texture and stability.

Because pectin benefits from a positive, recognizable profile among consumers, it is ideally suited for consumer products supporting clean labels, circularity and sustainability, including plant-based, organic, vegan and vegetarian product formulations.

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