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2002 - 2006 Flavor & Fragrance Industry Leaders

2002 - 2006 Estimated Sales Volume in Millions
(Final as of January 30, 2008)

..

Company

2002

2002

Est. 2002

2003

2003

Est. 2003

2004

2004

Est. 2004

2005

2005

Est. 2005

2006

2006

Est. 2006

 ...

Rank

..

Country Currency

=US $

Market Share1

Country Currency

=US $

Market Share1

Country Currency

=US $

Market Share1

Country Currency

=US $

Market Share1

Country Currency

=US $

Market Share1

Source

1

Givaudan

2,674 CHF

$1,932.8

12.8%

2,715 CHF

$2194.1

13.5%

2,680 CHF

$2,346.9

13.3%

2,778 CHF

$2,108.9

13.2%

2,909 CHF

$2,387.9

13.3%

Givaudan

2

IFF

$1,809.20

$1,809.2

12.0%

$1901.5

$1901.5

11.7%

$2,033.7

$2,033.7

11.5%

$1,993.4

$1,993.4

12.5%

$2,095.4

$2,095.4

11.6%

IFF

3(3)

Firmenich

1,900 CHF

$1,373.3

9.1%

1,976 CHF

$1596.9

9.8%

2,035 CHF

$1,782.1

10.1%

2,308 CHF

$1,752.1

11.0%

2500 CHF

$2,052.1

11.4%

Firmenich

4

Symrise

1,240

$1,300.2

8.6%

1160.4

$1462.2

9.0%

1,138.1

$1540.3

8.7%

1,148.9

$1,360.2

8.5%

1,230.0

$1,623.0

9.0%

Symrise

5

Quest International

 716 £

$1,152.7

7.6%

553 £

$987.5

6.1%

575 £

$1,101.6

6.2%

560 £

$963.4

6.0%

588 £

$1,151.8

6.4%

ICI

6(4)

Takasago

100837 ¥

$849.8

 5.6%

96,161 ¥

$897.7

5.5%

101,205 ¥

$985.1

5.6%

105,721 ¥

$898.3

5.6%

113,876 ¥

$955.7

5.3%

Takasago

7(6)

Sensient Flavors

$423***

$423***

2.8%

$452.0***

$452.0***

2.8%

$499.2***

$499.2***

2.8%

$516.4***

$516.4***

3.2%

$535.4***

$535.4***

3.0%

Sensient Technologies

8(5)

T. Hasegawa

45,196 ¥

$380.9

2.5%

46465 ¥

$433.8

2.7%

50381 ¥

$490.4

2.8%

47,752 ¥

$405.7

2.5%

¥47,000

$394.4

2.2%

T.Hasegawa

9

Mane SA

256

$268.5

1.8%

246.2

$310.2

~1.9%

255

$345.1

2.0%

263

$311.4

1.9%

288

~$380.0

2.1%

Mane SA

10

Robertet SA

207.50

$217.5

1.4%

202.1

$254.7

1.6%

203.7

$275.7

1.6%

207

$245.1

1.5%

221.13

$291.8

1.6%

Robertet

...

Top Ten Totals

 

$9754.6

64.6%

 ...

$10,554.70

64.75%

...

$11,469.4

64.96%

.....

$10,555.0

66.0%

..

$11,867.6

65.9%

 ...

 

All Others

 

 $5,345.4

 

 ...

$5,745.3

 ...

 ...

$6,188.0

35.04%

  ...

$5,445.0

34.0%

..

$6,132.4

34.1%

 ...

 

Total Market

 

 $15,100

 

 ...

$16,300

 ...

 ...

$17,657.4

 ...

 ..

$16,000

 ...

$18,000

..

..

 ...

10/11

Frutarom

NA

NA

NA

$139.3

$139.3

0.9%

$196.8

$196.8

1.1%

$243.8

$243.8

1.5%

$287.2

$287.2

1.6%

Frutarom

12

Danisco

~251

~$263.2

1.7%

~253

~$318.8

~2.0%

~255

~$345.1

2.0%

~201.0

~$238.0

1.5%

~1500 DKK

~$265.4

1.5%

Danisco

13

Cargill Flavors (formerly Degussa)

223

$233.8

1.5%

~205

~$258

~1.6%

~203

~$274.7

1.6%

~195

~$230.9

~1.4%

~$269.3 (est.)

~$269.3 (est.)

~1.5%

Cargill

 

Top 12/13 Totals

 

$10,205.9

 67.6%

 ...

$11,206.7

 68.8%

 ...

$12,201.6

69.1%

 ... ...

~$11,267.7

~70.4%

..

~$12,687

~70.5%

 ...

IFF 2007 Sales Results - New York - January 30, 2008 - For the full year 2007, IFF sales increased 9% to $2,276.64 million and net income increased 9% to $ 247.128 million. For the fourth Qtr, sales were $553 million, up 8 percent from the prior year quarter. Sales for the 2007 quarter benefited from the generally weaker U.S. dollar; at comparable exchange rates, sales would have increased 2 percent in comparison to the 2006 quarter. 4th Qtr 2007 Flavor sales increased 16% in $ (= +10% in local currencies) and Fragrance sales increased 2% in $ (= -3% in local currencies). For the full year 2007, Flavor sales increased 12% in $ (= +9% in local currencies) and Fragrance sales increased 6% in $ (= +2% in local currencies).

Sales results for 1999 to 2002 are available HERE and for 2001 to 2005 click HERE

With the acquisition of Quest by Givaudan in early 2007, combined sales are about US $3. 54 billion (based on 2006 sales), giving the combined entity a market share of about 19.7% making it about 68% larger in sales than IFF.

The acquisition of Danisco Flavors by Firmenich is expected to move Firmenich into a virtual tie with IFF as the No. 2 sales leader.

Note - It is quite possible that Mastertaste (Kerry Ingredients) should be included as one of the Top Ten. However, there is a lack of firm sales data information, as the company has not made these disclosures.

Rank is based on US$ equivalents
(1) Estimated 1999 Total World Flavor & Fragrance Sales of US $12.9 Billion. Again in year 2000, we estimate that sales growth in local currencies was about 3-4%, but the continued strengthening of the U.S. dollar against major currencies once again leaves the estimated total market in U.S. dollars at about U.S 12.9 Billion. For 2001 we believe that growth in local currencies was about 2% or less and that in US $ equivalents the market shrank to about U.S $12.7 Billion based on the strength of the dollar. For 2002, we estimate that the total world market is $15.1 billion. This sizable increase reflects a decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar of about 17.8% vs. major currencies at 12/31/02 vs 12/31/01. The continued weakness of the U.S. dollar in 2003 against the worlds major currencies (a decline of about 16%) again has affected the size of the total market in U.S. dollars (the 2003 estimate being about U.S. $16.3 billion). For 2004, the U.S. $ was again down about 5-6% against major currencies. We estimate that growth in local currencies was about 3% resulting in a total market size of about U.S. $17.7 billion. For 2005, the U.S. $ strengthened by about 12% against major currencies. We estimate that growth in local currencies was about 3% in 2005 resulting in a total market size of about U.S. $16.0 billion. For 2006, the US $ declined in value against the world's major currencies by about 9%. We estimate that growth in local currencies was about 3-4% resulting in a total market size of about U.S. $18 billion.

It should be noted that Givaudan in 2001 estimates the total F&F market at "roughly" 15 billion CHF (U.S. $ 8.7 billion) while in a market study (April , 2001) ChemSynergy estimates the market for flavor and fragrance products is at present globally in the order of $12.24 billion. Also in a market study by The Freedonia Group, they estimated the world F&F market as $14.15 billion in 1999 with a projected growth to $18.4 billion by 2004. Get a copy of the Freedonia Press Release. Finally, Sensient Technologies estimates the global market at $16.2 billion (presumably including herbs & spices?).

(3) Accounting Period of July 1 to June 30
(4) Accounting Period of April 1 to March 31
(5)Accounting Period of Oct. 1 to Set. 30; Net sales given are Company consolidated sales, See T.Hasegawa Co., Ltd.
(6) Accounting Period of Sept. 1 to August 31 until year 2000. Information in Universal Foods 1999 Annual Report (available online) indicates UF Flavor sales for 1995 ($371 million), 1996 ($359 million), 1997 ($321 million), 1998 ($347 million), and 1999 ($374 million). In year 2000, Universal Foods changed is name to SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION and the Flavor division is now known as Sensient Flavors. In addition, the accounting period was changed to January 1 - December 31 starting in year 2000 and in the "funny" way of making one look larger than they really are in F&F, Sensient's Flavor sales for 2000 now include "Dehydrated Products" (onion/garlic/chilies/dehydrated vegetables) which are not flavors or fragrances in the conventional sense. In our figures for Sensient, we have removed sales for the "Dehydrated Products".
Note - all foreign currency calculations for the table are based on December 31 rates for the year indicated
Note - for companies with accounting periods that overlap calendar years, sales are stated for the year in which the majority of sales periods occur. For example, if Takasago's year end is March 31, 2002 we treat that as year 2001 sales. Similarly, if Firmenich's year end is June 30, 2002 we report the year ending as 2001 sales. While not exact, we feel that this treatment still provides an accurate overall basis for comparison. Similarly, as noted, currency calculations are based on calendar year end rates for comparison consistency. If fiscal year end rates were employed the U.S. $ figures would be somewhat different, but totally confuse comparisons.
Note - Top Ten Total for market share does not add due to rounding for individual companies.

*** See Note (6). F&F figures in the table above for Sensient Flavors are estimates as we have removed reported sales of "Dehydrated products" (27% of reported F&F revenues) from their stated "Flavor & Fragrance Sales" of $525.7 million for 2001; 26% of reported F&F revenues of $572.2 million for 2002; 24% of reported F&F revenues of $594.7 million 2003; 23% of reported F&F sales of $648.3 million (restated) in 2004 and 23% of reported F&F sales of $670.6 million in 2005 in order to have a reasonable year to year comparison. In 2006, dehydrated products were 27% of the reported F&F sales of $733.4 million making the true F&F sales about 535.4 million.

Lazlo Unger, an economist at Givaudan , estimated the world F&F market at US 4.0 billion in 1979, 4.2 billion in 1981 (Source: Perfumer & Flavorist, Vol. 7, August/September, 1982, p. 52) and 7.0 billion in 1987 (Source: Perfumer & Flavorist, Vol .14, May/June, 1989, p. 43). Hans Hartmann of H&R estimated the world F&F market at US $ 7.8 billion in 1990 and 9.6 billion in 1995 (Source: Perfumer & Flavorist, Vol .21, March/April, 1996, p. 22), and the flavor market (only) at 4.5 billion in 1994 (Source: Perfumer & Flavorist, Vol . 20, September/October, 1995, p. 35). Ron Fenn of IFF estimated the total F&F market in 1995 at about US $ 10 billion and projected a market of 12 billion in the year 2000 (Source: Perfumer & Flavorist, Vol .23, March/April, 1996, p. 11 ) in concurrence with (or based on) Hartmann's estimates.

For information, Chemical & Egineering News (for 2002) and Unger (for 1987) estimated world F&F sales by category as follows:

Category
% of Sales 1987
% of Sales 2002

Fragrance compounds

33.6%
35%

Flavor compounds

32.8%
41%

Aroma Chemicals

17.9%
12%

Essential Oils & Other Natural Products

15.7%
12%

Takasago 2006-2007 Record Sales - May 15, 2007 - Sales for the fiscal year ending March 31st were ¥113,876 million, up 7.7% from the prior year. Net income inceased 68% to ¥ 4,885 million.

Givaudan 2006 Sales - February 20, 2007 - Geneva, Switzerland, 20 February 2007. In 2006, Givaudan’s total sales increased to CHF 2,909 million, representing a 4.7% rise in Swiss Francs and a 3.5% rise in local currencies. Despite the continued ingredients streamlining in both divisions, the company continued to deliver above market sales growth for the sixth consecutive year. This streamlining impacted annual sales by CHF 33 million. Without this effect, sales in local currencies would have increased by 4.9%

Takasago 3d Qtr 2006 Results - Feb. 13, 2007 - Gross Sales for the period April 1- December 31, 2006 increased 6.7% to ¥84,136,000. Operating profit for the same period increased 10% to ¥5,274,000.

Robertet 2006 Sales - reported 2006 sales were 221,127 million euros, an icrease of 6.8% over 2005 sales.

Symrise 2006 Sales - Feb. 6, 2007 - Symrise has reported preliminary sales results for 2006 of 1,230.0 million euros, up 7% from 2005. Preliminary EBITDA for 2006 was reported as 243.0 million euros, up 25.8%.

Quest 4th Qtr & full year 2006 Sales - Feb. 8, 2007 - Quest's 4th Qtr. sales increased 2.9% to 143 £m while full year 2006 sales were up 5% to 588 £m. 4th Qtr trading profit increased 36% to 15 £m while full year 2006 trading profit was up 7% to 76 £m.

Sensient F&F 4th Qtr & full year 2006 Sales - Feb. 12, 2007 - Sensient's Flavors & Fragrances Group achieved record results in 2006, as revenue for the twelve months increased 9.4% to $733.4 million and operating income increased 26.7% to $104.5 million. Flavors & Fragrances Group revenue grew 9.4% to $185.0 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2006, compared to $169.1 million in the prior year's fourth quarter. Quarterly operating income jumped 42.8% to $27.0 million compared to $18.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. As approximately 23% of F&F sales historically has been in dehydrated vegetables, we estimate that Sensient's true F&F sales were about $565 million for year 2006.

IFF 4th Qtr & Full Year 2006 Results - New York, N.Y., January 30, 2007 … Fourth quarter 2006 sales totaled $514 million, up 11% from the prior year quarter; fragrance and flavor sales increased 13% and 7%, respectively. Sales for the 4th quarter benefited from the generally weaker U.S. dollar; at comparable exchange rates, sales would have increased 7% in comparison to the 2005 quarter. Net income for the 2006 fourth quarter, including $1 million in after tax restructuring charges, totaled $44 million, a 192% increase compared with the prior year quarter. The 2005 fourth quarter result of $15 million included restructuring charges of $16 million after tax. Excluding the restructuring charges from both years, net income increased 48% in the 2006 fourth quarter. Sales for the full year 2006 increased 5 percent to $2.10 billion from $1.99 billion in the prior year. For year 2006, fragrance sales increased 5% and flavors increased 4%. Net income for 2006, including $2 million in after tax restructuring charges, totaled $223 million, a 15% increase compared with the prior year. Full year 2005 results of $193 million included restructuring charges totaling $16 million after tax, as well as a tax benefit of $25 million relating to repatriation of funds from overseas affiliates. Excluding the restructuring charges from both years and the one-time tax benefit from 2005, net income in 2006 increased 22% versus the comparable 2005 result.

T. Hasegawa 2006 Sales Results - for the full year ending September 30, 2006 consolidated net sales were ¥47,000,000, down 1.6% while consolidated net income declined 4.35% to ¥ 3,713,000.

Disclaimer: The figures reported are derived from reliable published sources and represent our best estimates. We disclaim any material interest in any of the companies for which information is provided. Statements presented here which are not historical facts or information must be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause a company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties with respect to a company's business include general economic and business conditions, the price and availability of raw materials, and political and economic uncertainties, including the fluctuation or devaluation of currencies in countries in which a company does business. Investors should not accept any information presented here as fact without independent verification. If errors are found in our market analysis, we would gratefully accept factual corrections.

This information is provided gratis as a service to those in the Flavor & Fragrance industry.

June 23, 2000 - A press release from IAL Consultants estimated the World F&F market at $10.4 billion. The following chart shows the estimates as to the market breakdown.

 

 

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