Calcium Propionate Market
Research Report - Global Forecast
Calcium propionate is calcium salt of propionic acid, formed by reaction of calcium hydroxide
with propionic acid. The compound exhibits mold inhibiting property, which is extremely
beneficial for prevention of growing microorganisms in food and beverages. Growing
consumption of calcium propionate as a preservative and leavening agent in bakery and dairy
products is a major driver of the global market. The increasing applications of calcium
propionate in bakery products hold a major share of the market in terms of value. It is used for
milk fever prevention in cows and is a great feed supplement for poultry, dogs, cattle, and horse.
The use of calcium propionate in baked products depends upon various influencing factors such
as storage method, storage temperature, product type, and others. It acts as an anti-microbial
agent which is beneficial in the production of pharmaceuticals, especially for skin disease
caused by a parasite. This property is also useful in preventing bacterial growth and preventing
cosmetics from spoiling. Being less toxic and cost-effective compared to other substitutes such
as sodium propionate, sorbates, and others are the primary drivers of the market growth.
Changing lifestyle and food consumption habits coupled with growing working population have
increased the demand for processed and ready-to-go food products and are likely to propel the
market growth during the forecast period. R&D innovations in food processing and the extensive
use of the product in emerging markets are projected to drive the market positively.
The global calcium propionate market is segmented on the basis of its application and region.
Based on the applications, the global market is segregated into bakery products, dairy products,
animal feed, processed meat, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and others.
The global calcium propionate market is segmented into fi