Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Corn Flour Market Size to grow by USD 3380.9 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Corn Flour Market” by End-user (Industrial, Retail, Food service) Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and hypermarkets, Convenience stores, Online retail, Others) Geography (North America, APAC, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 3380.9 million, at a CAGR of over 3.2% during the forecast period. In the global market, the private-label sector for corn flour is experiencing significant growth as retailers expand their product offerings under their own brands. This trend is contributing to the market's expansion, as major retailers introduce various types of corn flour, including organic and conventional options, to cater to the increasing consumer demand. Notably, Alibaba, the China-based e-commerce giant, is capitalizing on this trend by selling a diverse range of corn flour products under its private label. The private-label segment has witnessed substantial growth in recent years, with retailers leveraging this strategy to boost profitability and meet consumer preferences.

Browse market data tables, figures, and in-depth TOC on “Corn Flour Market” by End-user (Industrial, Retail, Food service) Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and hypermarkets, Convenience stores, Online retail, Others) Geography (North America, APAC, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa) Global Forecast to 2028. Download Free Sample


By End-user, the Industrial segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the corn flour market, distributors serve a pivotal role in the supply chain, providing access to both branded and local offerings. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are primary distributors, offering consumers the convenience and affordability that drives significant sales. Attractive shelf displays, competitive pricing, and promotional discounts further incentivize consumers to purchase corn flour from these channels. Moreover, supermarkets and hypermarkets cater to diverse customer needs by offering various corn flour packaging options for daily or weekly purchases.

By Distribution Channel, Supermarkets and hypermarkets  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the industrial arena, corn flour, a prominent corn milling product, holds significant market share. In the United States, it is particularly favored by snack manufacturers for its application in producing tortilla chips and various other savory snacks. The elevated starch content of corn flour plays a pivotal role in generating a superior puff in the production of processed and extruded snack items, where a distinct corn flavor is essential. Furthermore, the global demand for corn flour is escalating due to its adoption by snack manufacturers worldwide. Additionally, the utilization of corn flour in baby food production is on the rise, owing to its easily digestible starch and protein components and its ability to create desirable creamy textures.

North America is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The Corn Flour Market represents a significant business opportunity, with increasing demand driven by its versatility as a functional ingredient in various industries. Key applications include food processing, paper manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. Market growth is fueled by factors such as rising consumer awareness of health and wellness, and the growing preference for gluten-free products. Companies are investing in innovation to expand their product offerings and cater to diverse consumer needs.

The Corn Flour Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • AGRANA Beteiligungs AG
  • Associated British Foods Plc
  • Bobs Red Mill Natural Foods Inc.
  • Bunge Ltd.
  • C.H. Guenther and Son Inc.
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Doves Farm Foods Ltd.
  • General Mills Inc.
  • Grain Millers Inc.
  • Gruma SAB de CV
  • Ingredion Inc.
  • King Arthur Baking Co. Inc.
  • LifeLine Foods LLC
  • SEMO Milling LLC
  • Shah Food Processing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd.
  • To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co.
  • Unilever PLC
  • War Eagle Mill
  • Weisenberger Mills Inc.

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Research Analysis Overview

The Corn Flour Market has witnessed significant growth in recent years due to the increasing demand for nutritious and diabetes-friendly ingredient-based food products. Key players in this market include Mondelez and Kraft Heinz. The market is geographically divided into various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia-P Pacific, and the rest of the world. Corn flour, a gluten-free alternative to general wheat flour, offers several health benefits such as improved heart rate and kidney functioning, and enhanced bone strength. FAO reports suggest that corn flour is also a popular ingredient in gluten-free food products for gluten-intolerant populations. Major applications of corn flour include in the production of bread, colors, RTE products, and breakfast cereals. Corn starch, a derivative of corn flour, is widely used in the food industry as a thickening agent. The convenience requirements of modern consumers have led to an increase in the production capabilities of corn flour. Producers are focusing on meeting the demand for healthy pet food and gluten-free products. However, concerns over skin exploitation and the use of corn flour in non-food applications, such as bioethanol production, may hinder market growth. Key competitors in the corn flour market also include rice flour and wheat flour. However, the health benefits associated with corn flour give it a competitive edge in the market. Overall, the corn flour market is expected to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years.

Market Research Overview

The Corn Flour Market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for convenient food options, particularly in the retail sales sector. The bakery sector, including baked goods such as cornbread and confectionery products, is a major consumer of corn flour. The middle class, both in developed and developing countries, is driving the demand for nutritious food products, including those that are gluten-free and diabetes-friendly. Corn is also used for exports, particularly for poultry feed, and as a raw material for various industrial applications, including corn starch and corn syrup. In the food sector, corn flour is used in a wide range of products, including soups, pasta, snack products like tortilla chips, Oreos, and Nachos, and RTE (ready-to-eat) products. The FAO report indicates that maize production is increasing globally, making corn flour a more accessible and affordable option for consumers. The health benefits of corn flour, including its potential to improve heart rate, kidney functioning, and bone strength, are also contributing to its popularity. The trend towards urbanization and the convenience requirements of urban centers are also driving the demand for corn flour in the food industry. Producers are responding with product diversification, including gluten-free and organic options from farms, to cater to health-conscious preferences and dietary sensitivities. Major players in the corn flour market include Mondelez, Kraft Heinz, and General Mills, among others. The market is expected to continue growing at a high rate, driven by the increasing global population and the demand for convenient, healthy, and gluten-free food options.


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