Alcoholic beverages are manufactured by the fermentation of fruit, vegetables or cereals. The rise in the global consumption of alcohol, especially in developing regions such as Asia-Pacific drives the market for alcohol ingredients. This has resulted in increasing focus of key alcohol manufacturers to provide better functional ingredients by development in the production processes for alcohol ingredients and favorable functionalities of alcohol ingredients in various beverage applications. This will influence the alcohol ingredients market size.
Beer is produced by fermentation of malted barley or other cereals with the addition of hops. Wine is made from fermented grape juice or crushed grapes; fortified wines include additional distilled spirits.
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Distilled spirits originate from sources of starch or sugar, including cereals, molasses from sugar beets, grapes, potatoes, cherries, plums, and other fruits; after sugar fermentation, the alcohol content is increased by means of liquid distillation. Although ethanol can be chemically synthesized from ethylene, the alcoholic beverage industry does not synthesize alcohol for use in beverages, because of the presence of impurities from the synthetic process.
Alcohol Ingredients Market Segmentation
Alcohol ingredients market is segmented on the type of ingredients which includes yeast, enzymes, colorants, flavors & slats and others. The worldwide demand for alcohol ingredients is on the rise, particularly in the beverage industry. The demand is governed by the performance quality, their incorporation in beverage applications, and regulations imposed by international and local governments in the production of alcohol ingredients and alcoholic beverages.
The alcohol ingredients market is expected to increase in developing countries due to the presence of emerging economies, rise in expenditure for alcoholic beverages, and the significant influence of traditions and cultures. Also, increase in population and disposable incomes in the developing Asian countries is driving the demand for alcoholic beverages, which in turn serves as a driver for the alcohol ingredients market.
Alcohol ingredients market is also segmented on the basis of beverage types, which includes beer, spirits, wine whisky, brandy and others.
Alcohol Ingredients Market Drivers & Restraints
There is rise in alcohol consumption in emerging countries due to huge population base, more acceptance of socializing places like bars and pubs and growing consumption of alcohol becoming a new trend among young generation which is driving the market of alcohol ingredients. The demand of alcohol ingredients basically depends on the performance quality and legislations imposed by the both local as well as international government on the production of alcohol beverage ingredients and alcohol beverages.
Distribution channel advancement such as online sales, separate counter for females, outlets in public places like airport are also few important driving factors for alcohol beverage industry.
The demand of alcoholic beverages increases with the constantly changing taste preferences among the consumers, high consumer affluence towards drinks and the increasing disposable income in the developing economies. Global leaders in alcohol ingredients suppliers are focusing on new product development and innovation. For example recently flavored alcoholic beverages, cocktails are becoming very popular who are looking for change from the regular plain alcoholic beverages.
There exists quite a few restraints in the alcohol industry such as high taxes, stringent government regulations on manufacturing and selling liquor, and ban on advertisements among others. Alcohol consumption is also subjected to the overall economy’s growth in terms of gross net income per capita and household expenditure. Thus, development in the economy would give a thrust to the alcohol market further but in a less pronounced manner.
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Alcohol Ingredients Market Key Players
The alcohol ingredients market is fragmented and competitive, with a large number of players operating at regional and local levels. Some of the major players operating in maternal nutrition products market includes Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Inc, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Koninklijke DSM N.V, Sensient Technologies, Ashland Inc, D.D.Williamson & Co., Inc., Döhler Group, Kerry Group PLC and Treatt PLC.