Industrial Glucose Market

Industrial Glucose Market Size by Source (Corn, Wheat, Potato and Others), Application (Food and Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial, Animal Feed and Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14378
  • Published Date: Jun, 2024
  • Pages: 237
  • Category: Food & Beverages
  • Format: PDF
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The global industrial glucose market was valued at USD 40 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 6% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 71.63 billion by 2033. The growing food and beverage industry will drive the growth of the global industrial glucose market.

Market Introduction:

industrial glucose is also termed as corn syrup or liquid glucose. It is a high intensity natural sweetener. chemically it is a polysaccharide that is derived from corn starch. it has a thick texture and is used in food preparation, brewing, pharmaceuticals, and a lot of chemical industrial processes. Industrial glucose is produced through the hydrolysis of the corn starch through the use of enzymes. This is followed by purification to get rid of any contaminant sugars. In the food industry, it is used for sweetening and thickening agent in candies, bakery products, beverages and processed food products. Industrial glucose is also widely used in the brewing industry to a certain extent as well. it is also worth stating that multiple products produced by pharmaceutical companies contain industrial glucose as one of the ingredients. Industrial glucose is used in industrial processes such as in the paper industry and textile industry among others uses including adhesive industries.

Industrial Glucose Market Size

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Recent Development
  • Gujarat Ambuja Exports (GAEL) has opened a new 120 tpd liquid glucose factory at its existing Malda, West Bengal, site. This development represents a significant milestone, increasing the company's total liquid glucose capacity to 900 TPD split over five locations. GAEL specializes in agro-processing, particularly maize products and edible oils, and is a major player in domestic and international markets. Its diversified product line serves several industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, and animal feed. In addition to the liquid glucose initiative, the company is aggressively seeking other opportunities. The business is developing a 1,000-tpd starch facility (facility-III) at Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand.

Market Dynamics:


The growing food and beverage industry – When the world population increases, there is need to feed the population which leads to increased food production. Changing eating preferences due to the cultural, health, and lifestyle considerations have increased the demand for certain type of foods and food products that offer convenience. industrial glucose is extensively used in such products. food production is being driven by rapid Urbanization which also augments the market's growth. Globalization is also creating opportunities for growth and adaptation of industrial glucose for manufacturing food products that cater to diverse consumer needs, tastes and preferences globally. Consumers have become more conscious with their health and thus want healthier products which has facilitated the introduction of enhanced glucose. The emergence of the global economy has led to increases in per capita income which has significant impact on the growth of the food industry. Together, these aspects contribute to the evolution and expansion of the Food Industry, and thus, the necessitating the global Industrial Glucose market's growth.


The health concerns associated with industrial glucose industrial glucose does not contain all the nutritional benefits and components that are required as apart of wholesome nutrition required for balanced meal or diet. It is mainly composed of pure sugar and mostly contributes to extra calories in the body. The overconsumption or regular intake of the food products containing such amounts of glucose might result in weight gain/obesity and related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, and type II diabetes. Industrial glucose unlike the natural molasses glucose is known to cause very sharp increases in blood sugar levels when ingested. It can also lead to metabolic dysfunction predisposing the kidneys to conditions like insulin resistance, hypertension and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Moreover, high consumption of glucose can cause dental problems. Industrial glucose lacks essential nutrients in their composition and, therefore, may serve to replace nutrient dense foods in one’s diet, thus depriving the body of nutrients it needs. Thus, a number of issues directly related to the deleterious impact of industrial glucose on human health will slow down the growth of the market.


The expanding applications of industrial glucose – the growth of the Pharma industry, growing research and development, advancement in technology, and increasing healthcare expenditure are driving the market's growth. Industrial glucose is used in several formulations in the pharmaceutical industry as a filler or even binder, as a sweetener and even a viscosity controller. The industrial glucose acts as a main ingredient in paper production, textile, and the adhesive industry. it plays a key role in adhesive technology as it is used as a binder and thickening agent in adhesives so that it enhances the adhesive effect. Hence, the demand for industrial glucose will increase with the growth and development of the above-mentioned industries during the forecast period.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global industrial glucose market, with a 41% market revenue share in 2023.

the region embraces large production of corn and this is the basic raw material in the industrial production of glucose. Sophisticated technologies are adopted to make the process of extracting starch from corn cost-effective and efficient, enhancing the region'' position in the market. Additionally, North America boasts of relatively developed food and beverages industry and this creates a massive market for the industrial glucose. The region is home to some of the most prominent institutions and industries involved in developing food science and technology, allowing sustainable advancement in technological methods of food production, components of food production, and other innovations that positively contribute to the industrial glucose market's growth and development.

North America Region Industrial Glucose Market Share in 2023 - 41%

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Source Segment Analysis

The source segment is divided into corn, wheat, potato and others. The corn segment dominated, with a market share of around 55% in 2023. Corn has a high starch content and hence is a rich source of glucose. it is widely cultivated in countries like United States, China, Brazil and Argentina which guarantees the constant supply to the industrial production of glucose. glucose from corn is highly soluble and stable and therefore has high demand in the food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and industrial sectors. corn is available, accessible, adaptable with diverse applications and useful properties making it a fundamental and dominant source for glucose production.

Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, industrial, animal feed and others. The food and beverage segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 42% in 2023. In the broad sense, the food and the beverage industry cover all those firms that carry out the manufacturing, processing, distribution and retailing of the food and drinks. industrial glucose is widely utilized within this industry because of its functional attributes and uses. it acts as a flavouring agent, bulking agent, and humectant in various products. its hygroscopicity ensures that it retains moisture and keeps bakery products and confectionery, as well as sauces and other types of edibles, fresh for a long time. Compared with other sweetening substances such as sucrose, glucose is cheaper hence ideal for use in manufacturing industries especially when they are large manufacturing industries as it will help in cutting down the overall cost of manufacturing of food substances. Therefore, industrial glucose's essential role in enhancing taste, texture, and shelf stability across a wide range of food and beverage products contributes to its dominance in the market.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Avebe Group
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Fooding Group Limited
  • Global Sweeteners Holdings
  • Grain Processing Corporation
  • Gulshan Polyols
  • Ingredion, Inc.
  • ProAgro GmbH

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 40 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 71.63 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 6%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Source and Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global industrial glucose market was valued at USD 40 billion in 2023 to USD 71.63 billion by 2033.

Global industrial glucose market is growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the growing food and beverage industry.

The health concerns associated with industrial glucose could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global industrial glucose market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Industrial Glucose Market by Source:

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Potato
  • Others

Global Industrial Glucose Market by Application:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial
  • Animal Feed
  • Others

Global Industrial Glucose Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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