Potato Starch Market

Global Potato Starch Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By End User, By Type (Modified and Native), By Nature (Conventional and Organic), By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-8027 Publication Date: March-2022 Number of Pages: 258
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Market Report Description

The Global Potato Starch Market size is expected to reach $4.9 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 3.5% CAGR during the forecast period.

Potato starch is a native starch extracted from potatoes. The root tubers cells of the potato plant contain starch gains also known as leucoplasts. It is extracted by crushing and washing the potatoes, to form milky liquid. Later on, starch is washed finely and dried to form a powder. Potato starch contains a minimal amount of fats and protein level which gives the potato starch powder a fine clear white color.

The cooked potato starch is preferred over other starch due to its high binding strength, long texture, good clarity, the minimum tendency to yellowing and foaming, and neutral and flavorless taste. Starch contains about 800 parts per million phosphates, which increases the viscosity of the starch and gives anionic character to the solution.

The potato crop is cultivated at a large scale across the world. It has certain properties, such as thermal and shear resistance, a high tendency of retrogradation, and low thermal decomposition. Potato starch is one of the most common ingredients used by chefs in the cooking process. Starch is commonly used in the making of pastries, pasta, pieces of bread, tortillas, and noodles. They are used to improve the texture of the food used in the native state, as relatively unrefined cereal grain flours.

As compared to corn starch, potato starch can resist higher heating temperatures while cooking or baking. The potatoes starch has the lowest amylose content than other starch. It helps in supporting the health issues like stabilizing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and supporting healthy colonic bacteria. Low amylose is preferred for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and another fungal and bacterial dysbiosis.

Potato Starch Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

COVID-19 had both positive and negative impacts on the overall potato starch market. COVID-19 has affected almost every industry; there would be a long-term effect of the pandemic on the industry growth during the forecast period. The food industry was affected most by the lockdown imposed on various outlets and restaurants, which forced people to cook at home. Due to the lockdown, the production and distribution of potatoes tend to decrease in the market. The cost of the potatoes hiked up during the lockdown period. The sales of the packaged food increased as every consumer rushed to stock up their pantries in the lockdown. Self-cooking has increased the utilization of potatoes and its starch in different food processors.

Market Growth Factors:

Increasing demand in convenience foods

Convenience is one of the biggest drifts in the food business. In most of the developed countries, it’s a part of the daily diets of the consumer. Convenience food requires extensive preparation and processing, which requires technological innovations in packaging, freezing, artificial flavoring, ingredients, and preservatives. Changing in lifestyle and increase in the adaption of convenience food in the countries across the globe are contributing to the demand for various food products. Food items like snacks, bread, salted food, cheese, baked item have been sold for a long period. Some of the convenience food is prepared with development in food technology. These convenience foods are developed on regular basis to make them more interesting for the consumers.

Helps in normalizing blood sugar

As a resistant starch, potato starch is a good source to normalize blood sugar levels. Many starches fall in the category of resistant starch food. These starch travel through the digestive system without being changed. The resident starch found in potatoes is rich satiating than other starchy carbohydrates. Unripe bananas are another example of resistant starch. The bacteria in the small intestines process the starch to create good molecules, without digesting in the intestine which helps to balance blood sugar levels. Consuming 15 to 30 grams of resistant starch consumed by overweight or obese man, for four weeks can improve insulin sensitivity compared to people who do not consume resistant starch.

Market Restraining Factors

Competition from the alternate products

The starch market has a wide range of varieties such as corn, rice, wheat, arrowroot starch, and many other sources. Most of the starches have the same multiple similarities with different nutrient and chemical-based contents. These starches are the perfect substitute for potato starch-based on their requirements. Sweet rice flour can be used as an alternate in gluten-free baking. It has higher starch content and is stickier as compared to regular rice. Due to its gluten-free nature, it has a better binding capacity and helps in mixing ingredients. Additionally, corn starch is the biggest competitor of potato starch, as it has its own taste and fried food crispier. Cornstarch is made up of white endosperm at the heart of a corn kernel. The endosperms are crushed into a white fine gritty powder known as cornstarch.

Potato Starch Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

End User Outlook

Based on End User, the market is segmented into Food & Beverages (Bakery & Confectionery, Beverages, and Processed Food & Others), Industrial (Paper Industry, Pharma, Cosmetics, Biodegradable Plastics, and Others), and Feed. The Industrial segment witnessed a significant revenue share of the potato starch market in 2020. Potato starch is widely used in every industrial sector such as textile, wood, pharmaceutical, as an adhesive, filler, and texture agent. It is also used to wash boreholes for oil drilling firms. It works as a substitute agent for polystyrene and other plastics used in making of dishes, knives, and disposable plates. Liquefied potato peel starch is fermented to produce fuel-grade ethanol.

Type Outlook

Based on Type, the market is segmented into Modified and Native. The modified segment recorded the highest revenue share of the potato share market in 2020. Modified starches are classified on the basis of starch extraction from vegetables and grains. These starch are developed to improve certain characteristics to bring structure and texture to the food. The modified segment does not mean genetically modified. Based on the process, every starch gets its specific properties according to food preparation techniques.

Nature Outlook

Based on Nature, the market is segmented into Conventional and Organic. The Organic segment acquired a significant revenue share in the potato starch market in 2020. Organic potato starch is grown and extracted naturally, no pesticides and harmful chemicals are used in the processor of these starch. These starches provide organic nutritional values to the human body.

Potato Starch Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 4 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 4.9 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 3.5% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 258
Number of Tables 530
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Type, Nature, End User, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Increasing demand in convenience foods
  • Helps in normalizing blood sugar
  • Competition from the alternate products

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Europe region emerged as the leading region in the potato starch market with the highest revenue share in 2020. A total of 30% of the total starch is produced in Europe. Potatoes are the major feedstock in this region. Germany contributes the most to the production of potato starch.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Potato Starch Market size to reach USD 4.9 Billion by 2027

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Ingredion, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, Royal Ingredients Group B.V., Royal Avebe U.A., Sudstrake GmbH, Emsland Group, KMC Ingredients Company, Tereos S.A., and Roquette Freres SA.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Potato Starch Market

  • Apr-2021: Ingredion introduced Ultra-Tex 1311, a modified potato starch. This product would help to allow food manufacturers to save energy, time, and capital equipment costs with high production rates, and shorten the cooking process time while expanding its offering to potato capabilities.
  • Apr-2021: Ingredion took over KaTech, a German private company that provides texture and stabilization solutions to food and beverage. This acquisition would support the ingredient portfolio by adding its Food Systems platform with a comprehensive offering of innovative solutions to support ingredient functionality and technical assistance and food and beverage manufacturers with product formulation.
  • Apr-2021: Averis Seeds BV, a subsidiary of Royal Avebe teamed up with Solynta, breeding, and biotechnology company. Under this collaboration, Averis’ specific knowledge of properties and genetics for starch potato cultivation would be integrated with Solynta’s hybrid breeding platform, to manufacture a continuous stream of ever-improving varieties for Avebe’s growers.
  • Feb-2020: Agrana took over Marroquin Organic International, a Santa Cruz, based distributor of organic and non-G.M.O. ingredients. The acquisition aimed to expand its distribution scheme in the starch segment.
  • Mar-2019: Avebe expanded its geographical footprints in the Spain by establishing an innovation center. Through this expansion, the company aimed to simulate innovation in large businesses and start-ups, potato-based ingredients, and foster collaboration between researchers.
  • Mar-2019: Ingredion completed the acquisition with Western Polymer, U.S based company that produces modified and native potato starch. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to enhance processing capabilities, broaden its customer base and high-value ingredients business by expanding its manufacturing capacity of potato starch.
  • Dec-2017: KMC introduced cheesemaker CF 30, vegan-friendly potato starch-based cheese. This product offers a cheese-like sensation product without including any milk protein in it.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By End User

  • Food & Beverages
    • Bakery & Confectionery
    • Beverages
    • Processed Food & Others
  • Industrial
    • Paper Industry
    • Pharma
    • Cosmetics
    • Biodegradable Plastics
    • Others
  • Feed

By Type

  • Modified
  • Native

By Nature

  • Conventional
  • Organic

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Ingredion, Incorporated
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
  • Royal Ingredients Group B.V.
  • Royal Avebe U.A.
  • Sudstrake GmbH
  • Emsland Group
  • KMC Ingredients Company
  • Tereos S.A.
  • Roquette Freres SA
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The potato starch market size is projected to reach USD 4.9 billion by 2027.

Increasing demand in convenience foods are driving the market in coming years, however, competition from the alternate products limited the growth of the market.

Ingredion, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, Royal Ingredients Group B.V., Royal Avebe U.A., Sudstrake GmbH, Emsland Group, KMC Ingredients Company, Tereos S.A., and Roquette Freres SA.

The Conventional segment acquired maximum revenue share in the Global Potato Starch Market by Nature in 2020, thereby, achieving a market value of $3.3 billion by 2027.

The Europe is the fastest growing region in the Global Potato Starch Market by Region in 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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