Prebiotic Ingredients Market Is Expected To Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally by 2018: Transparency Market Research

Prebiotic Ingredients Market Is Expected To Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally by
                      2018: Transparency Market Research

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  ALBANY, New York, February 6, 2013

ALBANY, New York, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

A new market report titled " Prebiotic Ingredients (FOS, GOS, MOS, Inulin)
Market for Food & Beverage, Dietary Supplements & Animal Feed - Global
Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 ," by
Transparency Market Research ( )
observes that the prebiotics demand was worth USD 2.3 billion in 2012 and is
estimated to reach USD 4.5 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 11.4% between
2012 and 2018. Europe is the global revenue leader in prebiotics and dominates
the demand for these products.

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The global demand for prebiotic ingredients was dominated by inulin,
accounting for over 40% of the overall market in 2011. However, mannan
oligosaccharides (MOS) are expected to be the fastest-expanding of all
prebiotic ingredients, growing at a volume based CAGR of 10.3% between 2012
and 2018.

With respect to application areas for prebiotic ingredients, food & beverages,
dietary supplements and animal feed are the major markets where prebiotic
sales have seen tremendous potential. Prebiotic demand for food & beverage
applications is expected to reach USD 3.7 billion in 2018. Dietary
supplements, although a more recent trend, have also picked up pace in the
past few years and prebiotic ingredients find applications in food
supplements, nutritional supplements, infant formulae and specialty nutrients,
all of which are well established markets in the present scenario. Analysis
shows that the infant formulae market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.3%
between 2012 and 2018. The most recent application for prebiotics has been in
the animal feed sector as pet food has become a highly lucrative market of
late thus providing a larger consumer base for prebiotic ingredients.
Prebiotic demand for animal feed applications is expected to cross 70,000 tons
by 2018.

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Traditionally, Europe has been the largest consumer of prebiotic ingredients
owing to increased awareness of the positive effects of prebiotics on human
health. The amount of market penetration of prebiotic ingredients has been so
high in the region that even economic downfall has not adversely affected
product sales. The region is doing well in terms of sales volumes and revenues
and is expected to be a market leader over other regions in the world. Europe
prebiotics demand is expected to reach USD 1.9 billion in 2018. Asia Pacific
is the other major consumer and with expansions and new products being
released in the region by various ingredient manufacturing companies, is
expected to remain a strong market in coming years as well. Asian demand for
prebiotic ingredients is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 11% from 2012 to

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Some of the notable companies that manufacture prebiotic ingredients are
Abbott Laboratories, BENEO-Orafti SA, Bright Food (Group) Corporation Limited,
Cargill Incorporated, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, Kraft Foods Group, Inc.,
FrieslandCampina Domo, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., Parmalat S.p.A., Roquette
Freres, Royal Cosun, and Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd. Many of these companies have
undertaken forward integration and have their own line of food & beverages,
dietary supplements and animal feed products. Some of these companies also
source their ingredients to other food manufacturers who then incorporate
prebiotic ingredients into their products.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and
performance of prebiotics in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth
analysis of prebiotic ingredient and product manufacturers, product sales, and
trend analysis of segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the
major product application and geographical segments of the prebiotics market
and provides detailed analysis of revenue and volume, historical data and
statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. The study presents a
comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies, winning imperatives
for them by segmenting the prebotics market as below:

Prebiotics by ingredients:


Prebiotic market by application:

  *Food and beverages

       *Dairy products
       *Baked food
       *Fermented meat products
       *Dry foods

  *Dietary supplements

       *Food supplements
       *Nutritional supplements
       *Specialty nutrients
       *Infant formula

  *Animal feed

In addition, the report provides a cross-sectional analysis of the ingredient
and application sub-segments with respect to the following geographical

Prebiotic market, by geography:

  *North America
  *Rest of the World (RoW)

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