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Prebiotics Market Size By Ingredients (Fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), Inulin, Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), Mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS)), By Application (Prebiotic Food & Beverages {Dairy Products, Cereals, Baked Food, Fermented Meat Products, Dry Food Prebiotics}, Prebiotic Dietary Supplements {Food Supplement, Nutritional Supplements, Specialty Nutrients, Infant Formula}, Animal Feed Prebiotics) Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook Application Development, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI410
  • Published Date: Apr 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Prebiotics Market size exceeded USD 4.95 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 10.2% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Growing consumer awareness regarding the importance of physical fitness and increasing adoption of healthy dietary habits is likely to raise the demand for fiber-rich ingredients such as prebiotics and promote growth of the market during the forecast period.

Prebiotics Market

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Increasing instances of digestive and gastrointestinal disorders among people owing to the changing lifestyles and a shift in consumption pattern of people is likely to further boost the demand for prebiotics. According to a report released by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), nearly 11% of the population in the U.S. suffer from a chronic digestive disease with a prevalence rate of around 35%for people aged 65 years and above, which indicates promising opportunities for the incorporation of prebiotics in the daily diet of the U.S. population.

Prebiotics are oligosaccharide-based non-digestible compounds in food. They aid in improving the gut health and enhancing the digestive metabolism of the body by stimulating the growth of normal gastrointestinal flora and hindering the growth of undesirable pathogens in the intestine. The regular intake of prebiotics prevents several metabolic abnormalities and digestive disorders caused due to the imbalance of gut microbiota.

However, increasing dependence of livestock owners on the use of natural growth promoters (NGP) such as feed phytogenics for animal health and wellness owing to their antiviral, antifungal, antioxidative and antimicrobial properties is likely to restrict the use of prebiotics. Rise in per-capita meat consumption along with increasing advancements in the formulation of various types of feed phytogenics such as essential oils, herbs & species, and oleoresins for use in animal feed applications may further hamper the market demand. Moreover, high cost associated with the research & development of prebiotics which comprises of the cost of research equipment, laboratories, and hiring trained professionals is likely to restrain market growth.

Numerous health benefits of inulin such as improved bowel function & appetite suppression coupled with rising demand from infant nutrition products to boost growth of prebiotics market

Global Prebiotics Market

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Inulin was the most widely consumed form of prebiotic in 2020 registering a market size of over USD 2.05 Billion. This is mainly attributed to the numerous health benefits offered by inulin such as improved bowel function, gut health, heart health and appetite suppression. The ability of inulin to inhibit secretion of insulin and stabilize blood sugar level is likely to provide promising opportunities for its use in the treatment of diabetes, thus raising product demand. Moreover, increasing application of inulin in treatment of a variety of diseases such as colon cancer and fatty liver disease should further escalate the demand for inulin-based prebiotics during the forecast period.

Furthermore, the ability of inulin to improve gut metabolism among infants by providing digestive comfort and a softer stool consistency is expected to raise the product demand from infant formula application for infants suffering from constipation and hard stool problems. Ability of inulin to act as an effective replacement for sugar and fat in food products along with growing consumer demand for foods with a lower calorie content and sweetness index should further propel the market statistics. The inulin prebiotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 9.5% from 2021 to 2027.

Growing consumer demand for low sugar and fat foods along with rising prevalence of obesity to raise demand for prebiotics from food & beverage application

Global Prebiotics Market

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Rising consumer demand for food & beverage products with reduced sugar and fat content without compromising on the taste and texture of the food products is likely to stimulate the demand for plant-based oligosaccharides such as prebiotics. Increasing prevalence of obesity should further boost market growth. Moreover, the ability of prebiotics to stimulate the growth of colon microorganisms including probiotics, enhance the immune system and gastrointestinal functions of the body is expected to drive product demand over the forecast period. The ability of prebiotics to improve mucosal surfaces of host and production of antimicrobial compounds in dairy products should promote the market trends. Prebiotics market from dairy products application was valued at over USD 3.5 Billion in 2020 and is expected to register over 10.1% CAGR over the forecast period.

Increasing product innovations in bakery products such as bread and biscuit which contain prebiotics owing to the ability of prebiotics to improve calcium absorption levels in the body is likely to contribute positively to the growth of the market over the assessment period. For instance, the use of formulations containing soluble prebiotic dietary fiber such as Fibersol in combination with other ingredients such as erythritol and high intensity sweeteners can reduce sugar level upto 30% in bread and upto 30%–50% in other bakery products such as cookies, brownies and cakes.

Rapid growth of dairy industry coupled with increasing livestock rearing activities to drive the growth of Asia Pacific Prebiotics Market

Asia Pacific Prebiotics Market

Asia Pacific prebiotics industry is expected to witness significant growth during the review period owing to increasing consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, and yogurt. Moreover, increasing livestock rearing activities in India and China is likely to raise the demand for animal feed prebiotics, especially from the swine and poultry sector, thus promoting growth of the market. Exponential rise in population, urbanization and rise in disposable income in countries like China, India and Japan should drive regional market growth. Changing lifestyle including excessive junk food consumption, alcohol and smoking has resulted in nutritional imbalance which is expected to result in a high demand for prebiotics for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, thus fostering the growth of the market in the region. Asia Pacific Prebiotics Market was valued at over USD 1.6 Billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10.8% over the forecast period.

New product launches and increasing collaborations and partnerships among industry participants to increase market competitiveness

Some of the key players operating in the prebiotics market are Abbott Laboratories, Beneo GmbH, Dupont, Cargill, Inc., Friesland Campina, Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd., SOLACTIS Group, Jarrow Formulas, Inc. Companies are engaged in investing heavily in research and development to develop products with better formulation which are capable of providing improved health benefits to consumers. Industry players are also entering into partnerships and collaborations with other companies to leverage their technological, manufacturing and marketing capabilities to develop new products and better serve their clients.

The Global Prebiotics market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons & revenue in USD Billion from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

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By Ingredient

  • Fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS)
  • Inulin
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)
  • Mannan-oligosaccharide (GOS)
  • Others

By Application

  • Prebiotic Food & Beverages
    • Dairy Products
    • Cereals
    • Baked Food
    • Fermented Meat Products
    • Dry Food Prebiotics
    • Others
  • Prebiotic Dietary Supplements
    • Food Supplement
    • Nutritional Supplement
    • Specialty Nutrients
    • Infant Formula
  • Animal Feed Prebiotics

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global prebiotics industry size was valued at more than USD 4.95 billion in 2020 and will expand at a CAGR of 10.2% over 2021-2027.

The market share from inulin segment was nearly USD 2.05 billion in 2020 and will grow on account of various health benefits including heart health, gut health, appetite suppression, and improved bowel function.

The Asia Pacific prebiotics industry revenue exceeded USD 1.6 billion in 2020 and will exhibit a CAGR of 10.8% between 2021 and 2027, driven by the surging consumption of dairy products like cheese, milk, yoghurt, and curd.

The dairy products application held more than USD 3.5 billion of the overall market share in 2020 and will expand due to the ability of prebiotics to enhance the production of antimicrobial compounds.

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