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Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market by Type (Industrial Grade, Food Grade), By Application (Flavor & Fragrance Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market by Type (Industrial Grade, Food Grade), By Application (Flavor & Fragrance Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 145581 3300 Chemical & Material 377 240 Pages 4.7 (44)

Market Overview:

The global 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% and reach a value of USD XX million by 2030. The market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into industrial grade and food grade. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into flavor & fragrance industry, pharmaceutical industry, and others. The regions covered in this study are North America, Latin America, Europe Asia Pacific (APAC), and Middle East & Africa (MEA). The growth in this market can be attributed to factors such as rising demand for flavors & fragrances in various applications such as food & beverage products and cosmetics; increasing demand for 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural from pharmaceutical companies owing to its properties such as anti-inflammatory activity; growing awareness about benefits offered by 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural among consumers; increasing investments by key players in research & development activities for product innovation; rising environmental concerns regarding chemical-based solvents used in extraction process; stringent regulations imposed by regulatory bodies on use of synthetic solvents. However, volatility in prices due to variations in raw material cost could restrain the growth of this market during the forecast period.

Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural is an organic compound with the formula C5H6O2. It is a colorless liquid that is soluble in water and alcohols. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural can be produced from the dehydration of certain sugars, including fructose and glucose. It has a variety of applications, including as a flavor additive, in the production of plastics, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.

Industrial Grade:

Industrial grade is a high purity form of 5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural. It has the same structure as that of its precursor, however, it's composition is almost 90% pure. The product has been used in numerous applications such as pharmaceuticals and chemical synthesis.

Food Grade:

Food grade is a product that has been officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for human consumption. It is also known as 5-(Hydroxymethyl) furfural or 5-Hmolfuran, which is used in food items like baked goods, meat products, processed foods, dairy products and beverages to improve their quality and aroma.

Application Insights:

The flavor and fragrance industry accounted for the largest share of over 30.0% in 2017. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural is used as a raw material in the manufacturing of various organic compounds, which are used as food additives or flavors enhancers. The compound has an odorless nature and is considered to be one of the best natural antioxidants available on earth, which makes it suitable for use in various applications including food & beverages processing industry.

Pharmaceuticals are anticipated to emerge as another lucrative segment with a CAGR around 8% from 2018 to 2030 owing to its wide range of applications such as drug intermediates and pharmaceutical excipients that act as carriers or diluents during drug formulation processes.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific was the largest market for global 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural market and accounted for a volume share of over 45.0% in 2017. Asia Pacific is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period owing to high product demand from various end-use industries, such as food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and others. China is one of the major producers and exporters of furfuryl alcohol in this region due to easy availability of raw materials coupled with low labor cost compared to other countries in this region.

In addition, India has been witnessing an increasing demand for 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfuryl alcohol since past few years on account both domestic as well international levels owing to its wide application scope across several industries including food & beverages sector which will drive growth further.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for biofuels: The global market for biofuels is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% from 2016 to 2021. This will create increased demand for 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural as a feedstock for production of bioethanol and biodiesel.
  • Growing popularity of green transportation: Governments around the world are promoting the use of green transportation technologies in an effort to reduce emissions and combat climate change. This is creating increased demand for 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural as a component in alternative fuel sources such as ethanol and biodiesel.
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of renewable energy: There is growing awareness among consumers about the benefits of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro power. This is driving investments in these technologies, which is benefiting the 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural market by increasing its adoption rate worldwide.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Research Report

By Type

Industrial Grade, Food Grade

By Application

Flavor & Fragrance Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Others

By Companies

AVA Biochem, Robinson Brothers, Penta Manufacturer, NBB Company, Sugar Energy, Beijing Lys Chemicals, Xuzhou Ruisai Technology, Wutong Aroma Chemicals

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Report Segments:

The global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural market is segmented on the basis of:


Industrial Grade, Food Grade

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Flavor & Fragrance Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. AVA Biochem
  2. Robinson Brothers
  3. Penta Manufacturer
  4. NBB Company
  5. Sugar Energy
  6. Beijing Lys Chemicals
  7. Xuzhou Ruisai Technology
  8. Wutong Aroma Chemicals

Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Overview

Highlights of The 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Industrial Grade
    2. Food Grade
  1. By Application:

    1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
    2. Pharmaceutical Industry
    3. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural is a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH3OH. It is a colorless liquid that has a sweet, fruity odor. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural is used in the manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Some of the key players operating in the 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural market are AVA Biochem, Robinson Brothers, Penta Manufacturer, NBB Company, Sugar Energy, Beijing Lys Chemicals, Xuzhou Ruisai Technology, Wutong Aroma Chemicals.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Forecast
      4.5.1. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Industrial Grade
      5.3.2. Food Grade
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
      6.3.2. Pharmaceutical Industry
      6.3.3. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
      9.4.2. Pharmaceutical Industry
      9.4.3. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Industrial Grade
      9.7.2. Food Grade
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
      10.4.2. Pharmaceutical Industry
      10.4.3. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Industrial Grade
      10.7.2. Food Grade
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
      11.4.2. Pharmaceutical Industry
      11.4.3. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Industrial Grade
      11.7.2. Food Grade
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
      12.4.2. Pharmaceutical Industry
      12.4.3. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Industrial Grade
      12.7.2. Food Grade
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Flavor & Fragrance Industry
      13.4.2. Pharmaceutical Industry
      13.4.3. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Industrial Grade
      13.7.2. Food Grade
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Distributors and Customers
   14.3. 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. AVA Biochem Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Robinson Brothers Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Penta Manufacturer Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. NBB Company Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Sugar Energy Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Beijing Lys Chemicals Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Xuzhou Ruisai Technology Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Wutong Aroma Chemicals Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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