Seasonings and Spices Market to Generate Revenue Worth $30.4 Billion by 2023

  • Published: February 2018

The global seasonings and spices market valued at $21.5 billion in 2017, and it is predicted to reach $30.4 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period (2018–2023).

The sesame category held the largest share in the whole seasonings and spices market in 2017. The high consumption of sesame in Asian countries and Mediterranean cuisine is the major factor driving the growth of this category.

Online Marketing Campaigns as Revenue Expansion Strategy a Major Market Trend

Online or internet advertisement requires the use of the internet for providing marketing solutions to spice companies through digital marketing and social media. Many seasonings and spices companies have started online advertising campaigns to encourage consumers to create new recipes at home. In order to gain popularity and increase consumer engagement, many firms are adopting different ways, such as creating their own apps for product recipes, organizing online contests, and posting content on social media, which would further help in establishing brand identity in the minds of customers, which is becoming a key seasonings and spices market trend. For instance, in December 2013, McCormick & Company Inc. launched the “Flavor of Together” campaign and asked people around the world to share their "flavor stories," including recipes and family traditions, through a dedicated site (, an app, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Increasing Awareness on Medical Benefits of Spices is Driving the Market

Due to the various advantages of seasonings and spices in the management of various diseases and disorders, consumers are increasingly preferring them around the globe. Further, as consumers are increasingly preferring a natural, sound, and eco-friendly way of life, the demand for seasonings and spices is increasing substantially. For instance, the use of cinnamon helps lower blood sugar levels and heart disease risk factors. Similarly, eating sesame seeds helps improve the blood pressure and heart health, fight cancer, balance hormones, burn fat, and enhance nutrient absorption. Hence, the increasing use of spices for their benefits to the overall health is driving the seasonings and spices market.

Segmentation Analysis of Seasonings and Spices Market

Seasonings and Spices Market

  • The chili powder category held the largest revenue share in the ground seasonings and spices market in 2017. This is attributed to the increasing use of chili powder in meat-consuming countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
  • The industrial end-use category held the largest share in the market in 2017. This is attributed to the expanding food processing industry in the APAC region, primarily in India. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, the food processing industry in the nation grew at a double-digit rate during FY11–16.

Geographical Analysis of Seasonings and Spices Market

In 2017, APAC held the largest share, both in terms of value and volume, in the seasonings and spices market. Due to the rising population in the region, mainly in China and India, the demand for seasonings and spices is increasing at a fast pace. For instance, according to the United Nations, during 2010–2015 period, the population of India grew at around 1.26%, and it is expected to grow rapidly during the coming years as well. India is the second most populous country in the world and also one of the largest consumers of seasonings and spices in the region. Hence, the rising population is driving the demand for seasonings and spices in APAC.

Other regions, which include Europe and North America, also hold considerable shares in the global seasonings and spices market. This is due to the huge consumption of a variety of spices, such as chili, vanilla, turmeric, and black pepper. For instance, Brazil is a major producer of pepper, capsicums, and cloves in the region. Moreover, due to the increasing preference of the Brazilian population toward spices, various ingredients, such as garlic and cardamom are being imported to the country, from the trade hub of Latin America.

Competitive Landscape of Seasonings and Spices Market

Everest Spices, Mahashian Di Hatti Pvt. Ltd., DS Group, Fuchs Group, McCormick & Company Incorporated, Paras Spices Pvt. Ltd., Unilever Group, Ajinomoto Group, Sleaford Quality Foods Ltd., British Pepper & Spice Company Limited, Brake Bros Ltd., Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, TRS Group, Camstar Herbs Ltd., and Natco Foods Ltd. are some of the key players operating in the market.

In 2017, Fuchs Group acquired Bart Ingredients Company Limited, the second largest spice and herb company in the U.K., to expand its international reach and presence in the country.