Published February 2023
Global consumption of DL-malic acid will grow by 4.7% during 2022–27, driven by developed markets in Western Europe and North America, as well as developing markets in Asia. DL-malic acid is a major food acid used primarily in beverages, confections, and food. Demand growth is dependent on the popularity of ready-todrink beverages and processed food. Consumers’ desire for nutritional and healthful products such as nutraceutical and fruit-flavored beverages, low-calorie confections, and savory foods will also drive consumption growth.
The following pie chart shows the consumption of DL-malic acid by major region:
Higher demand for DL-malic acid has resulted in continued investments in capacity expansion, which is set to speed up over the next five years as competition intensifies in the key growing markets.
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