Xylitol Market: By Form (Solid, Liquid), Raw Material (Corn Cobs/ Husks, Berries, Birch Trees, Sugarcane Bagasse, Oats, Wheat Stalk, Barley Straw, Berries, Cashew Apple Bagasse), Source and Catalytic Agent (Birch Trees- Phytoextraction, Xylose Reduction-Chemical Catalysis, Xylose/ Hemicellulosic Hydrolysate-Microbial Fermentation, Autotropic Producers- Photoautotrophic microbes), Application (Food Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Other Industries) and Geography

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Xylitol market was valued at USD 701.5 Million in 2022 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% over 2023-2029.  Xylitol is a polyalcohol used as a low-calorie substitute for sugar and a food additive approved by FDA. Xylitol has a low glycemic index (GI) thus blood glucose or insulin spike in the blood is maintained. According to USDA, xylitol consists of 2.5 calories per gram compared to granulated sugar consisting of 3.87 calories per gram. Moreover, according to a research article published in 2023 by Nature, xylitol is anti-carcinogenic and it inhibits the transmission of cariogenic oral flora from mother to child during the discrete window of infectivity (3-31 months of age) leading to effective prevention of caries development. Xylitol market is currently flourishing. According to an article by Nature, xylitol production currently is over 10,000 tonnes per year, contributing majorly to the dental, pharmaceutical, confectionary and cosmetic markets. A study conducted by the Iranian Journal of Microbiology showed that 75% of cavity-forming bacteria starve and die off by regular use of xylitol products. Other than that, in the prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes also xylitol plays an important role. The similarity of xylitol texture, flavor and appearance to sugar; its low-calorie content, prevention of dental plaque and dry mouth are some of the factors contributing to the upsurge of the xylitol market. The popularity of low-calorie dental products like breath mints, mouthwash, and toothpaste; the substitution of sugar sweeteners by xylitol in cough syrups, chewable tablets, and lozenges are expected to drive the xylitol market.

Xylitol Market Key Developments:

  • In May 2022, Fazer a Finnish food industry started upcycling oat hulls to produce sustainable xylitol.
  • In July 2022, BURST Oral Care announced its launch of Teeth Whitening Trays made up of xylitol and hydrogen peroxide to add to its home oral care products line.

Xylitol Market Summary

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Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
Xylitol Market Dynamics

Xylitol is extensively exploited for its antimicrobial activity for respiratory tract hygiene. The number of nasal coagulases significantly lowers with the use of xylitol formulations. It acts by reducing ASL- airway surface liquid salt concentration and improving the microbial defence in the respiratory pathway. Burkholderia cepacian which is a pulmonary pathogen that prevails after lung transplantation, when treated with xylitol inhibited its growth up to 65%, which is quite crucial for lung transplant. According to WHO, each year almost 6,50,000 mishaps are caused by respiratory diseases, with Influenza A virus being the leading one among all. According to a research article from 2020, xylitol along with ginseng has a synergistic effect and works by ameliorating Influenza virus infection. Xylitol with its antiviral activity has proved to be a promising solution for respiratory disease thus enhancing the Xylitol market extensively.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The xylitol market report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2018-2022), and forecast (2023-2029)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments, and start-up details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides a plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework, and reimbursement scenario

Xylitol Market Segmentation

By Form
  • Solid
  • Liquid
By Raw Material
  • Corn cobs/ husks
  • Berries
  • Birch trees
  • Sugarcane bagasse
  • Oats
  • Wheat stalk
  • Barley straw
  • Berries
  • Cashew apple bagasse
By Source and Catalytic Agent
  • Birch trees- Phytoextraction
  • Xylose reduction-Chemical Catalysis
  • Xylose/ Hemicellulosic hydrolysate- Microbial fermentation
  • Autotropic producers- Photoautotrophic microbes
By Application
  • Food Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Other Industries

Frequently Asked Questions

North America is currently driving the xylitol market

Cheaper substitutes to xylitol, sometimes the development of side effects such as diarrhea and gas, development of tumors in pet animals on its consumption tends to decrease the xylitol market.

DuPont (Danisco) (USA), Futaste Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China), Roquette Freres (France), Zhejiang Huakang Enterprise Co., Ltd. (China), Nova Green Inc (Canada) are some of the key players of xylitol market.

The global xylitol market is expected to grow at 4.3% CAGR over the forecast period 2023-2029.

The global xylitol market is valued at USD 701.5 million in 2022.

  • DuPont (Danisco) (USA)
  • Futaste Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Roquette Freres (France)
  • Zhejiang Huakang Enterprise Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Nova Green, Inc. (Canada)
  • Cargill (USA)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (USA)
  • Shandong Lujian Biological Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Shijiazhuang Acid Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Xylitol USA, Inc (USA)
  • Avansecure (India)
  • Herboveda (India)