Wheat Starch Market is expected to reach US$ 1,203.32 million by 2027

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According to our latest market study on “Wheat Starch Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis – by Type (Native Wheat Starch and Modified Wheat Starch), Grade (Food Grade and Industrial Grade), and End-User Industry (Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Others)” the market was valued at US$ 1,016.95 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,203.32 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% from 2020 to 2027. The report highlights key factors driving the market growth and prominent players along with their developments in the market.


Wheat starch is obtained by wet milling of wheat flour, most preferably the softer grade wheat. This starch, in both native and modified forms, has tremendous applications in the food & beverages, cosmetics, paper mill, and textile industries. The extraction process of wheat starch depends on the original plant or the root in use. The starch from soft wheat contains huge quantities of proteins and surface lipids. The starch obtained from hard cultivars possesses high proportion of small granules and amylase, and it exhibits lower enthalpy and gelatinization temperature. In its processed state, wheat starch looks similar to that of a corn flour or corn starch.


Wheat starch has superior gelling, stabilizing, and thickening properties. When used in food, wheat starch helps impart the desired texture and viscosity, along with enabling gel formulation, binding, and moisture retention. It is mainly employed as a thickening agent in the food industry. Wheat starch thickens the food through retrogradation and gelatinization. The heat causes the starch to absorb water and swell while increasing the clarity and viscosity. However, once it reaches the maximum viscosity level, the molecules move apart, leading to reduced viscosity. Further, when the product begins to cool again the viscosity increases, thus making the solution cloudy which leads to the formation of the gel. This is one of the reasons why the food and beverage manufactures prefer using wheat starch in food products. The use of heat starch is also increasing in baking these days. The modified wheat starch confers superior emulsifying properties in certain food products. It also finds application in confectioneries such as Turkish delight. It is also effective in improving the head retention in beer. It is also used in the making of sausages and meat rolls. Wheat starch is a major component of pasta and represents about 70% of its weight. . Wheat starch is commonly used in sweeteners such as glucose syrup, maltodextrin, and dextrose. It is employed as a stabilizer in sauces and puddings.


Cargill Incorporated, RoquetteFreres, Manildra Group, MGP Ingredients, The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Agrana Group, Tereos SA, Crespel and Deiters, New Zealand Starch Company, and Sacchetto S.p.A are among the well-established players in the global wheat starch market.


Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Wheat Starch Market

The COVID-19 outbreak was reported in Wuhan (China) in December 2019, and since then, it has spread at a fast pace across the world. As of December 2020, the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Spain and UK are among the worst-affected countries in terms confirmed cases and reported deaths. The COVID-19 has been affecting economies and industries in various countries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. Food and beverages is one the world’s major industries suffering serious disruptions such as supply chain breaks, technology events cancellations, and office shutdowns. China is the global manufacturing hub and largest raw material supplier for various industries. The lockdown of various plants and factories in China is affecting the global supply chains and negatively impacting the manufacturing, delivery schedules, and material sales. Various companies have already announced possible delays in product deliveries and slump in future sales of their products. In addition to this, the global travel bans imposed by countries in Europe, Asia, and North America are affecting the business collaborations and partnerships opportunities.


Wheat Starch Market Breakdown – by Region, 2019

Wheat Starch Market Breakdown – by Region, 2019

Wheat Starch Market to Grow at a CAGR of 2.3% to reach US$ 1,203.32 million from 2020 to 2027

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Wheat Starch Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Native Wheat Starch and Modified Wheat Starch); Grade (Food Grade and Industrial Grade) and End User Industry (Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Others)


The report includes the segmentation of the wheat starch market as follows:


Wheat Starch Market, by Type

  • Native Wheat Starch
  • Modified Wheat Starch

Wheat Starch Market, by Grade

  • Food Grade
  • Industrial Grade

Wheat Starch Market, by End Use Industry

  • Food and Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

Wheat Starch Market, by Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Australia
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East &Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East &Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

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