Global lactic acid market is projected to reach $ 8.8 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 18.8% during 2019-2024. Extensive use of lactic acid in cosmetics as well as personal care products, on account of its antimicrobial, rejuvenating and moisturizing properties, is anticipated to drive the market in coming years. Lactic acid is basically used in the pharma industry for pH regulation, metal sequestration and chiral intermediate in pharmaceutical products. Owing to continuing advancements in the pharmaceutical industry, this trend of lactic acid usage in the industry would continue during the forecast period, particularly in emerging economies like India, China and Brazil. Moreover, demand for lactic acid is likely to be fueled by its increasing consumption in end-use application areas.

Globally, lactic acid market has been segmented into raw material, application and region.  Based on raw material, the market has been categorized into sugarcane, corn, cassava and others. Of these categories, sugarcane held approximately 42% of the global revenue in 2018. Sugarcane-based lactic acid is anticipated to witness significant demand over the next few years due to numerous research & development initiatives towards the development of novel production processes to aid the manufacturing of bioplastic and biochemicals prepared from the sustainable feedstock.

Based on application, the market has been bifurcated into industrial, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care, polylactic acid and others. In 2018, food & beverages segment accounted nearly one third of the market, backed by growing penetration of lactic acid in the poultry, meat and seafood industries due to its ability to increase their shelf life.

Regionally, the market has been segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa. North America led the global market in 2018 and is anticipated to retain its dominating position during the forecast period, owing to increasing consumption of biodegradable polymers, which are eco-friendlier, as compared to petroleum-based alternatives, in the region.  

Some of the key players operating in the market are Futerro, Galactic, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd., Musashino Chemical (China) Co., Ltd, Corbion, Thyssenkrupp AG, Vaishnavi Bio-Tech Ltd., BASF SE, Teijin Ltd, DowDupont, Meredian Holdings Group, Inc., Natureworks LLC, Synbra Technology B.V. and WEI MON Industry Co., Ltd.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast global lactic acid market size.
  • To forecast global lactic acid market based on raw material, application and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global lactic acid market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global lactic acid market.
  • To conduct the pricing analysis for lactic acid market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of lactic acid.


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Some of the leading players in global lactic acid market are Futerro, Galactic, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd., Musashino Chemical (China) Co., Ltd, Corbion, Thyssenkrupp AG, Vaishnavi Bio-Tech Ltd., BASF SE, Teijin Ltd, DowDupont, Meredian Holdings Group, Inc., Natureworks LLC, Synbra Technology B.V. and WEI MON Industry Co., Ltd.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the product offerings, distribution channels and presence of all major players operating in global lactic acid market.

TechSci Research calculated global lactic acid market size by using a top-down approach, where data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Lactic acid manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Associations, organizations and forums related to lactic acid market
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global lactic acid market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, by Raw Material:
    • Sugarcane
    • Corn
    • Cassava
    • Others
  • Market, by Application:
    • Industrial
    • Food & Beverages
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Personal Care
    • Polylactic Acid
    • Others
  • Market, by Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Indonesia
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Iran

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global lactic acid market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

4.1.  Factors to be considered for product selection

4.2.  Factors influencing purchase decision

4.3.  Challenges/issues faced post purchase

4.4.  Unmet needs

5.    Global Lactic Acid Industry Overview

6.    Global Lactic Acid Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size and Forecast

6.1.1.   By Value

6.1.2.   By Volume

6.2.  Market Share and Forecast

6.2.1.   By Raw Material (Sugarcane, Corn, Cassava and Others)

6.2.2.   By Application (Industrial, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Polylactic Acid and Others)

6.2.3.   By Company

6.2.4.   By Region

6.3.    Market Attractive Index

7.    Asia-Pacific Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.1.1.   By Value

7.1.2.   By Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.   By Raw Material

7.2.2.   By Application

7.2.3.   By Country

7.3.  China Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.3.1.1.               By Value

7.3.1.2.               By Volume

7.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

7.3.2.1.                By Raw Material

7.3.2.2.                By Application                                    

7.4.  Japan Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.4.1.1.               By Value

7.4.1.2.               By Volume

7.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.4.2.1.                By Raw Material

7.4.2.2.                By Application

7.5.   India Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.5.1.1.               By Value

7.5.1.2.               By Volume

7.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.5.2.1.                By Raw Material

7.5.2.2.                By Application

7.6.  South Korea Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.6.1.1.               By Value

7.6.1.2.               By Volume

7.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.6.2.1.                By Raw Material

7.6.2.2.                By Application

7.7.  Australia Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.7.1.1.               By Value

7.7.1.2.               By Volume

7.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.7.2.1.                By Raw Material

7.7.2.2.                By Application

7.8.  Indonesia Lactic Acid Market Outlook

7.8.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.8.1.1.               By Value

7.8.1.2.               By Volume

7.8.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.8.2.1.                By Raw Material

7.8.2.2.                By Application

8.    Europe Lactic Acid Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.1.1.   By Value and Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.   By Raw Material

8.2.2.   By Application

8.2.3.   By Country

8.3.   United Kingdom Lactic Acid Market Outlook

8.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.3.1.1.               By Value

8.3.1.2.               By Volume

8.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

8.3.2.1.                By Raw Material

8.3.2.2.                By Application                                    

8.4.  Italy Lactic Acid Market Outlook

8.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.4.1.1.               By Value

8.4.1.2.               By Volume

8.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.4.2.1.                By Raw Material

8.4.2.2.                By Application

8.5.  France Lactic Acid Market Outlook

8.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.5.1.1.               By Value

8.5.1.2.               By Volume

8.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.5.2.1.                By Raw Material

8.5.2.2.                By Application

8.6.  Germany Lactic Acid Market Outlook

8.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.6.1.1.               By Value

8.6.1.2.               By Volume

8.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.6.2.1.                By Raw Material

8.6.2.2.                By Application

8.7.   Russia Lactic Acid Market Outlook

8.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.7.1.1.               By Value

8.7.1.2.               By Volume

8.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.7.2.1.                By Raw Material

8.7.2.2.                By Application

9.    North America Lactic Acid Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.1.1.   By Value

9.1.2.   By Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.   By Raw Material

9.2.2.   By Application

9.2.3.   By Country

9.3.   United States Lactic Acid Market Outlook

9.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.3.1.1.               By Value

9.3.1.2.               By Volume

9.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.3.2.1.                By Raw Material

9.3.2.2.                By Application

9.4.  Mexico Lactic Acid Market Outlook

9.4.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.4.1.1.               By Value

9.4.1.2.               By Volume

9.4.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.4.2.1.                By Raw Material

9.4.2.2.                By Application

9.5.   Canada Lactic Acid Market Outlook

9.5.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.5.1.1.               By Value

9.5.1.2.               By Volume

9.5.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.5.2.1.                By Raw Material

9.5.2.2.                By Application

10.   South America Lactic Acid Market Outlook

10.1.           Market Size and Forecast

10.1.1.                By Value

10.1.2.                By Volume

10.2.          Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.                By Raw Material

10.2.2.                By Application

10.2.3.                By Country

10.3.            Brazil Lactic Acid Market Outlook

10.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.3.1.1.            By Value

10.3.1.2.            By Volume

10.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.3.2.1.             By Raw Material

10.3.2.2.             By Application

10.4.            Argentina Lactic Acid Market Outlook

10.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.4.1.1.            By Value

10.4.1.2.            By Volume

10.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.4.2.1.             By Raw Material

10.4.2.2.             By Application

10.5.          Colombia Lactic Acid Market Outlook

10.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.5.1.1.            By Value

10.5.1.2.            By Volume

10.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.5.2.1.             By Raw Material

10.5.2.2.             By Application

11.  Middle East & Africa Lactic Acid Market Outlook

11.1.           Market Size and Forecast

11.1.1.                By Value

11.1.2.                By Volume

11.2.          Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.                By Raw Material

11.2.2.                By Application

11.2.3.                By Country

11.3.           South Africa Lactic Acid Market Outlook

11.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.3.1.1.            By Value

11.3.1.2.            By Volume

11.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.3.2.1.             By Raw Material

11.3.2.2.             By Application

11.4.          Saudi Arabia Lactic Acid Market Outlook

11.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.4.1.1.            By Value

11.4.1.2.            By Volume

11.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.4.2.1.             By Raw Material

11.4.2.2.             By Application

11.5.          UAE Lactic Acid Market Outlook

11.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.5.1.1.            By Value

11.5.1.2.            By Volume

11.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.5.2.1.             By Raw Material

11.5.2.2.             By Application

11.6.          Iran Lactic Acid Market Outlook

11.6.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.6.1.1.            By Value

11.6.1.2.            By Volume

11.6.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.6.2.1.             By Raw Material

11.6.2.2.             By Application

12.   Market Dynamics

12.1.           Drivers

12.2.           Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Pricing Analysis

15.  Competitive Landscape

15.1.          Competition Benchmarking

15.2.          Company Profiles (Leading companies)

15.2.1.                Futerro

15.2.2.                Galactic

15.2.3.                BASF SE

15.2.4.                Teijin Ltd

15.2.5.                DowDupont

15.2.6.                Meredian Holdings Group, Inc.

15.2.7.                Natureworks LLC

15.2.8.                Synbra Technology B.V.

15.2.9.                WEI MON Industry Co., Ltd.

15.2.10.              Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd.

15.2.11.              Musashino Chemical (China) Co., Ltd

15.2.12.              Corbion

15.2.13.              Thyssenkrupp AG

15.2.14.              Vaishnavi Bio-Tech Ltd.

16. Strategic Recommendations

       (Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements)

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