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Prebiotics Market Size - By Type (Inulin, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Galacto-Oligosaccharides, Oligosaccharides), Source (Roots, Grains, Vegetables), Application (Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed), Functionality & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI410
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Prebiotics Market Size

Prebiotics Market size was valued at USD 6.2 billion in 2022 and is estimated to expand at 14.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to high public demand of awareness of its ability to promote good intestinal health. The versatility of application in food and supplements leads to high volumes of inulin and oligosaccharides segments.

Prebiotics Market

Root-sourced prebiotics grow because of the ever-growing demand for natural and plant-based solutions. Application is dominated by food and beverages owing to fortification trends as well as Asia-Pacific grows as an important market driven by rising health awareness. The continuous market growth is fueled by intensive research on prebiotic functionalities, such as those linked to the immunity and weight control.

Regulatory challenges within the prebiotics market often stem from evolving definitions, classifications, and varying regulations across regions, posing hurdles for standardization and market access.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated consumer interest in health and wellness, bolstering the prebiotics industry. Increased focus on immunity and gut health drove demand for functional foods and supplements. However, disruptions in supply chains and logistical challenges initially affected production and distribution, leading to temporary market fluctuations. Overall, the pandemic amplified the market's growth trajectory due to heightened health-consciousness.

Prebiotics Market Trends

The prebiotics industry is witnessing robust growth due to heightened consumer awareness of gut health benefits, driving demand for functional foods and supplements. Inulin and oligosaccharides lead the market, favored for their versatile applications. Rising interest in natural, plant-based sources, particularly root-derived prebiotics, is notable. The dominance of food and beverages in application, along with ongoing research exploring prebiotics' diverse functionalities in immune support and weight management, propels market expansion.

Prebiotics Market Analysis

Prebiotics Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on Type, the inulin segment dominated around USD 2.44 billion revenue in 2022. Inulin and Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS) witness growing demand due to rising awareness of gut health benefits. Inulin, sourced from chicory roots, gains traction in functional foods and beverages for its prebiotic properties, aiding digestion and immunity. FOS, found in various plants, sees increased use in dietary supplements for its gut-friendly attributes. Both are dominant due to their natural origin, low-caloric nature, and versatility, aligning with consumer preferences for natural, healthy, and functional ingredients in diverse food and supplement formulations, propelling their growth.

Prebiotics Market Revenue Share, By Source, (2022)

Based on source, the roots source segment held over 34% of the prebiotics market share in 2022. Roots, including chicory root and Jerusalem artichoke, are gaining prominence due to their high inulin content, known for fostering gut health. Grains like wheat and barley offer various oligosaccharides, witnessing growth attributed to their increasing use in functional foods. Both segments dominate as consumer awareness of digestive health benefits surges, driving demand for natural sources of prebiotics in dietary supplements and functional foods, leading to their continued market expansion.

Based on functionality, the bone health segment accounted for 31% of the prebiotics market share in 2022, due to increased awareness regarding the interconnection between gut health and calcium absorption. Prebiotics, particularly inulin and oligosaccharides, aid in mineral absorption, fostering better bone density. Similarly, the immunity enhancement segment has surged as consumers prioritize bolstering their immune systems. Prebiotics, such as FOS and GOS, fuel beneficial gut bacteria, positively influencing immune responses. These segments dominate due to rising health consciousness and the proactive pursuit of holistic well-being, prompting increased adoption and demand for prebiotic-based solutions.

Based on application, the food & beverages segment recorded around 49% of the market share in 2022. In the Food & Beverages segment, the trend leans toward incorporating functional ingredients like prebiotics due to increasing consumer awareness of gut health benefits. This shift in consumer preferences drives innovation in food formulations and beverages, leading to a growing demand for products fortified with prebiotics, addressing the rising interest in digestive wellness and overall health consciousness.

U.S. Prebiotics Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

U.S. prebiotics market size reached USD 1.83 billion in 2022. Increasing consumer awareness of gut health drives demand in food and supplements, particularly for inulin and oligosaccharides. Dietary trends favoring natural sources and functional foods contribute to this growth, with food & beverage applications dominating due to the incorporation of prebiotic-rich ingredients in diverse products.

Prebiotics Market Share

Major companies operating in the prebiotics industry include:

  • Beneo GmbH
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • FrieslandCampina Domo
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Roquette Frères
  • Royal Cosun
  • Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Jarrow Formulas, Inc.
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
  • Sensus B.V.
  • Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA
  • Nexira

Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., and Roquette Frères company have captured substantial market shares in the Asia pacific industry, driven by companies in the Asia-Pacific region, driven by the surging demand for prebiotics products, particularly in China and India. The Asia-Pacific region, the world's largest market, is poised for continued growth due to rapid economic development, urbanization, and increased health awareness. As leading producers, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., and Roquette Frères are well-positioned to cater to this escalating demand in the region.

Prebiotics Industry News

  • In Nov 2021, BENEO, a key functional ingredients manufacturer, unveiled a multi-million investment initiative to expand chicory root fiber capacity in Chile and Belgium. More than USD 32.92 million (€30 million) initial phase marks the start of a program aiming to boost global production by over 40%, meeting escalating customer needs and fostering market growth. Operations commence in 2022.
  • In Feb, 2021, Evolve BioSystems secured a significant investment from Cargill and Manna Tree, backing its pioneering probiotic aimed at rectifying Newborn Gut Deficiency. The $55 million Series D round's initial close supports Evolve's initiative to restore essential infant gut bacteria, addressing critical issues in early gut health.

The prebiotics market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Inulin
  • Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS)
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Others

Market, By Source

  • Roots
  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Others

Market, By Functionality

  • Bone Health
  • Immunity Enhancement
  • Digestive Health
  • Weight Management
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Animal Feed
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of prebiotics reached USD 6.2 billion in 2022 and is set to cross USD 24.05 billion by 2032, due to the awareness of its ability to promote good intestinal health.

Inulin segment accounted for USD 2.44 billion in 2022, attributed to rising awareness of its prebiotic properties, aiding digestion and immunity.

U.S. market share was USD 1,833 million in 2022, owing to increasing consumer awareness of gut health, which drives demand in food and supplements, particularly for inulin and oligosaccharides.

Beneo GmbH, Cargill, Incorporated, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., FrieslandCampina Domo, Ingredion Incorporated, Kerry Group plc, Roquette Frères, Royal Cosun, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Tate & Lyle PLC, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Sensus B.V., Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, and Nexira.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 246
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 225
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