NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "By volume, the industrial starch market projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.80%" The industrial starch market is projected to reach 113.9 MT by 2022 at a CAGR of 3.80% from 2016. In terms of value, the same market is projected to reach USD 106.64 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.64% from 2016. The market is driven by factors such as growth in demand for convenience foods, and multiple functionalities of starch, starch derivatives & sweeteners in a diverse range of end-user industries. High R&D costs and growing gum Arabic market are the major constraints for this market. "Corn is projected to be the largest segment in the industrial starch market by 2022" The corn segment accounted for the largest market share in the industrial starch market, due to the large production of cornstarch globally, which is used in a diverse range of applications, owing to its multiple functionalities. It is followed by cassava, which is the fastest-growing segment. The development of both, food and non-food applications of cassava starch, has resulted in its growing demand, which is expected to grow further significantly in the next few years. "Food & beverage segment led the market with the largest share in 2015" The food & beverage segment accounted for the largest share of the industrial starch market, by application, in 2015. The dominance of this application can be attributed to the growing significance of varied functionality and continued usage of starch in a diverse range of food & beverage applications. "The liquid form is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing segment by 2022" The industrial starch market, by form, was dominated by the liquid form and is also projected to be the fastest-growing segment. This is attributed to the wide use of sweeteners such as maltodextrin and glucose syrups in the liquid form in a range of food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care applications due to their functionalities such as thickening, bulking, and stabilizing.