Food & Beverage Hydrocolloids: United States

This report forecasts US food and beverage hydrocolloid demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand in volume and value terms is segmented by product as follows: plant and seed gums and extracts, seaweed extracts, and xanthan gum.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2006 to 2016; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2006, 2011, and 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, and factors impacting hydrocolloid use. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing in the US market, as well as their market share. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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