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Research Outlines Strategies to Gain Growth Opportunities in Potato Starch Market

Global Potato Starch Market Revenues to Expand at 4.6% CAGR over 2018-2026; Applications in Textile & Food to Uplift Market Performance


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2018 -- The global potato starch market is predicted to kick up its growth with the rising consumption of convenience food products in different parts of the world. Potato starch finds important application in convenience foods besides ready-to-eat and ready-to-mix food products. Transparency Market Research (TMR) foresees the market to register a 4.6% CAGR between 2017 and 2026 to be valued at a US$7.1 bn by the final forecast year. In 2017, the market was worth a US$5.0 bn.

The global textile industry is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, especially in emerging markets such as China and India. This, in turn, is expected to increase the consumption of potato starch, primarily for textile sizing, and make a profound positive impact on the growth of the market.

Introduction of new products could be an effective strategy to adopt if a player is to secure a strong position in the global potato starch market. In July 2018, Ingredion launched three functional potato starches, viz. CheeseApp 50, 70, and 80 for processed cheese products.

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Increased Consumption for Textile Sizing Positively Impacts Market

Hydrolyzed, acid-modified, and cost-effective potato starch is studied to bear the required properties to replace gelatin and regular starch as an alternative gelling agent. It is used by leading food manufacturers of the world. The growth of the global potato starch market is said to be pushed by this starch as it gives a unique appeal and texture to end products. Yet, there are more factors that could improve the rise of market growth in the near future.

Significant growth of the textile industry in India, China, and other economies
Growing application in textile sizing, especially for coarse and medium-count cotton yarns
Ability to be tuned as per the given requirements
Great cost-effectiveness compared to its substitutes
Increasing consumption of paper across the globe

Volatility in Crop Prices due to Climatic Changes Challenges Vendors

The global potato starch market is prognosticated to witness Europe taking its command by securing a king's share on the basis of both volume and value. This region could be trailed by North America in the coming years as it gains a telling market share by the end of the forecast period. Large consumer dependence on potato starch is projected to help continue this trend for the next few years. However, a significant CAGR could be posted by Benelux on the basis of value.

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There are some challenges that players may need to face with when operating in the global potato starch market:

Climate changes bringing in volatility in prices of crops
Uneven rainfall patterns cause irregularities in seasonal variations
Adverse effect of reduction in rainfall on agricultural yields
Fluctuating prices of fertilizers, chemicals, and energy
Increased volatility in crop prices becoming a structural issue

Nonetheless, use of substitute raw materials such as cassava that can replace corn in starch production could help to players to bear the volatility in prices. Today, cassava starch products are used in paper, adhesives, textile, pharma, and food and beverage industries. Use of potato starch for the manufacture of cost-effective and high-quality products in the paper industry is also envisaged to create lucrative market opportunities.