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Digestive Enzymes Market Size By Product (Proteases, Lipases, Carbohydrases [Amylases, Cellulase, lactases], Alpha-Galactosidase, Maltase) (Sucrases, Protopectinase, etc)), By Source (Animal, Plant, Microbial), By Application & Global Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI5346
  • Published Date: Sep 2022
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Digestive Enzymes Market Size

Digestive Enzymes Market size was valued at more than USD 530 million in 2021, owing to the growing prevalence of gastrointestinal diseases across the world. The industry is expected to register over 8.5% CAGR through 2022-2030.

Digestive Enzymes Market

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In a study issued in January 2021 titled "Worldwide Prevalence and Burden of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Results of Rome Foundation Global Study," over 40% of people around the world were diagnosed with functional gastrointestinal disorders that affect their overall quality of life and in turn, their use of healthcare.  This rising prevalence of ailments associated with deficiencies in digestive health will expedite enzymes consumption over the coming years.

Consuming essential nutrients such as proteases, lipases, amylases, among others are important for human digestion and metabolism. There has also been a substantial rise in awareness among the general population regarding food safety issues. One of the pancreatic enzymes, trypsin, is also utilized as is to increase protein digestibility when integrated in animal feed. Nutritional benefits such as these will fuel digestive enzyme use in feed production.

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Digestive Enzymes Market By Product

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In terms of the product type, the digestive enzymes market share from the proteases segment was valued at over USD 150 million in 2021. Proteases are enzymes that speed up the reaction rate and break down proteins into single amino acids or polypeptides. With the clean label movement gaining momentum in the food industry, the demand for healthy, natural foods has surged. It has increased the inclusion of enzymes such as proteases in foods and beverages. A strong F&B sector worldwide will contribute to industry expansion from over the forecast period.

The digestive enzymes market share from animal source segment was valued at over USD 130 million in 2021. Animal feed enzymes are catalysts or substances that are produced by cells to speed up certain chemical processes. Animal feeds are supplemented with animal feed enzymes which are produced in the digestive system to facilitate food digestion. Enzymes derived from animals are generally used as medicinal adjuvants. Cystic fibrosis patients, for instance, use pancreatin, a combination of proteases, lipases, and amylase as a supplement to improve their digestion.

Digestive Enzymes Market By Application

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As per end-use, the digestive enzymes market value from human nutrition segment is expected to depict a CAGR of over 8.5% through 2022-2030. Enzymes help to speed up the chemical processes such as liver function and digestion in human bodies. Certain health issues can be created due to lack of or excess of certain enzymes. Healthcare professionals are also using enzymes in human blood to identify illnesses or injuries. Benefits such as these, alongside growing support from governments and business leaders, are anticipated to accelerate industry development over the estimated timeframe.

Digestive Enzymes Market By Region

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Regionally, the North America digestive enzymes market size is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of more than 7.5% through 2030. This growth can be accredited to the growing consumption of processed foods and the inclusion of various enzymes in these food products. Novel food enzyme applications, such as the fortification of proteins and other sectors, will further drive regional market share. The U.S. and Canada are two of the world’s largest processed meat and beverages markets, influencing the need for animal feed. A growing healthcare sector will also sustain digestive enzymes demand from the pharmaceutical sector.

Digestive Enzymes Market Share

Some of the top companies operating in the digestive enzymes market include

  • DSM
  • Novozymes
  • AST Enzymes
  • Specialty Enzymes and Probiotics
  • Lumis Biotech
  • Amano Enzyme
  • Aumenzymes

Companies are launching new products to reinforce their market position.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak caused the implementation of strict lockdown measures across the world, which also limited access to fresh foods. This, along with limited physical activity, had a significant impact on the health of the general population. It created a significant demand for healthier food products, which may have strengthened the digestive enzymes industry outlook. Also, the resumption of outdoor activities after the pandemic allowed healthcare organizations to promote the importance of consuming healthy foods.

For instance, in Denmark, remaining stocks of fresh foods from supermarkets were being picked up and converted into ready meals. Activities such as these could increase demand for digestive proteins, creating a favorable environment for market development over the forecast timeframe.

The digestive enzymes market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons and revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2030 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Proteases
  • Lipases
  • Carbohydrases
    • Amylases
    • Cellulase
    • lactases
  • Alpha-Galactosidase
  • Maltase
  • Others (Sucrases, Protopectinase, etc)

By Source

  • Animal
  • Plant
  • Microbial

By End-Use

  • Human Nutrition
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Dietary Supplements
      • General Nutrition
      • Infant Nutrition
      • Sports Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
    • Poultry Feed
      • Broiler
      • Layer
      • Turkey
      • Others
    • Swine
      • Starter
      • Grower
      • Sow
    • Cattle Feed
      • Dairy
      • Calf
      • Others
    • Aquaculture
      • Salmon
      • Trout
      • Shrimp
      • Others
    • Pet Food
      • Dogs
      • Cats
      • Birds
      • Fish
    • Other

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for digestive enzymes was valued at over USD 530 million in 2021 and is set to exhibit a CAGR of over 8.5% through 2022-2030, given the surging prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders.
Digestive enzymes industry share from the proteases segment was over USD 150 million in 2021, owing to the significant role of these enzymes as proteolysis catalysts in human digestion and metabolism.
The North America digestive enzymes market value is expected to depict a CAGR of over 7.5% over 2022-2030, on account of the rising consumption of processed foods enriched with various enzymes in the region.
DSM, Novozymes, AST Enzymes, Specialty Enzymes and Probiotics, Lumis Biotech, Amano Enzyme, and Aumenzymes are some of the major players operating in the digestive enzymes industry.

Digestive Enzymes Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 8
  • Tables & Figures: 381
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 200
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