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

Ease of incorporation in wide range of food grade to drive Europe wheat starch market at CAGR of 2.3%

According to the latest study on “Europe Wheat Starch Market Forecast to 2027 – Covid-19 Impact and Analysis – By Type (Native Wheat Starch and Modified Wheat Starch); Grade (Food Grade and Industrial Grade); End Use Industry (Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Others); and Country,” the Europe Wheat Starch market was valued at US$ 274.37 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 323.69 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.3 % during 2020–2027. The report provides understanding on the key driving factors pertaining to the market growth and highlights the prominent players in the market, along with their developments.

Wheat starch is derived from the processed endosperm of wheat. It is obtained by removing the protein from wheat flour. It has an appearance similar to that of a corn starch or flour. Wheat starch has become one of the vital part of the food and beverage industry. It forms an essential ingredient uses in the preparation of various food products due to its superior gelling, stabilizing and thickening properties. When used in food, wheat starch assists with texture, viscosity, 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 caused the starch to absorb water & swell, while increasing the clarity and viscosity. Once the viscosity reaches the maximum level, the cells moves apart and reduces the viscosity. Then, 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 wheat starch in baking is also incrementing these days. It is used in baking as it replaces the portions of wheat flour. The modified wheat starch have proved to possess superior emulsifying properties in certain food products. Wheat starch also find Grade in confectionery products like 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. It is a determinant of spaghetti cooking. In comparison to other starches, wheat starch increases the volume and tenderness of cakes and also helps in fat absorption in doughnuts. Wheat starch is commonly used in sweeteners such as glucose syrup, maltodextrin and dextrose. It is employed as a stabilizer for sauces and puddings. Besides these, wheat starch is a type of starch that is believed to offer certain health benefits.

With changing and evolving times, wheat starch has been used increasingly in various Grades other than being used in the making of food and beverages. Wheat starch is produced from wheat flour by the removal of proteins including gluten. The highest proportion of wheat starch is consumed in paper industry as it is used as a wet-end adhesive, in the surface coatings and also an adhesive that is employed in the manufacture of corrugated board. Wheat starch is used in the paper mills for improving the dry strength and surface. Its molecular weight is very high. The native wheat starch possess very high viscosity and thus is used in paper mills. Starch is mainly used as a finishing agent for cotton and rayon fabrics. It is employed for the purpose of improving the appearance of fabrics by imparting gloss and removing the wrinkles that are formed when fabrics are prepared. A combination of wheat, potato, rice, maize and sago starches are used to make the finishing agents. Wheat flour comprises of amylopectin and amylase rich portion of wheat kernel flour. These two ingredient that are present in wheat starch function as absorbents, abrasives and viscosity increasing agents and are widely used in the cosmetics & personal care products. It also finds Grade in laundry sizing as it produces stiffer finish at lower temperatures as compared to corn starch. The spread of awareness and the diversified Grade base of wheat starch will bolster well the demand for wheat starch across Europe.

The Europe Wheat Starch market has been analyzed on the basis of historical, current, and future trends in countries such as Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, and the rest of Europe. The food and beverage companies operating in the region are continuously enhancing the overall business processes to meet the rising customers' demands in the best possible way. A large number of domestic and international companies have a strong foothold in Europe. The growing demand for wheat starch for the preparation of several bakery and fast food products is providing a growth opportunity for the wheat starch producers. The demand for wheat starch in Europe has surged owing to the increasing consumption of convenience food such as bakery products, snacks, noodles, and pasta due to a busy lifestyle and hectic work schedule of the consumers. High disposable income, urbanization, and changing lifestyles of the consumers further boost the demand for convenience food, which further propels the demand for wheat starch. The increasing rate of the working-class population propels the demand for ready to eat food products. This further contributes to the growing demand for wheat starch.

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel form of a disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, as a pandemic. This outbreak started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and later, it turned into a pandemic, causing numerous deaths worldwide. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the food and beverages industry. The shutdowns of this industry and supply chain disruptions due to lockdown of countries has created a strain on the supplies of the products of this industry. Russia has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 morbidities in Europe. Owing to this pandemic, the European food and beverages industry has witnessed an abrupt downturn in several major countries. The food and beverages industry in Europe suffered its one of the biggest drops in activities after the restaurants and food centers were closed, and the supply of food products and workers were disrupted due to the pandemic. The drop in the demand for food products in the region has directly affected the sales of the wheat starch products in Europe.  

The Europe wheat starch market is concentrated with several well-established players. A few of the key players in this market include are Cargill Incorporated, Roquette Freres, The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Agrana Group, Tereos SA, Crespel and Deiters, New Zealand Starch Company and Sacchetto S.p.A.

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

By Type
  • Native Wheat Starch
  • Modified Wheat Starch
By Grade
  • Food Grade
  • Industrial Grade
By End Use Industry
  • Food and Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Others
By Country
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

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