Africa Food Enzymes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Carbohydrase Market Size in Africa and is segmented by Type (Carbohydrases, Proteases, Lipases, and Others); by Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Meat Poultry and Seafood Products, Beverages, and Others); and by Geography.

Africa Food Enzymes Market Size

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Africa Food Enzymes Market Overview
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 4.50 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Africa Food Enzymes Market Companies

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Africa Food Enzymes Market Analysis

The African food enzymes market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

The food enzyme market is witnessing rapid growth due to the increasing demand for processed food and wide applications of the enzymes in the processed food industry in the region. Innovation in food technology in the region and the growing awareness about better-quality products being manufactured, by utilizing enzymes are the other factors that are further driving the market growth. For instance, genetically modified enzymes, which are usually associated with health effects in the long-term, has resulted in a setback for the growth of the industry. However, as the food safety authorities are issuing standards for enzyme consumption, the consumers have started accepting the products treated with genetically-modified enzymes.

Africa Food Enzymes Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Africa Food Enzymes Market according to our research experts:

Acquisitive Demand of Carbohydrases in Food Industries

Carbohydrases can be classified into amylase, cellulase, xylanase, and pectinase, based on the specific class of carbohydrase that is required to break down the cell walls of different plants, made up of different structural carbohydrates. These facilitate the formation of different types of sugar syrups, such as glucose, fructose, and inverted sugar syrups, prebiotics, and isomaltulose, a substitute for sucrose, to improve the sensory properties of juices and wines and to reduce lactose in milk. Industrial carbohydrase used in the manufacturing of food products helps to increases the energy value of cereals and cereal by-products, improve nutrient release in full-fat vegetable protein seeds and in vegetable protein meals, enhance the digestibility of starch in corn-based diets, and increase the utilization of corn, especially amylase, in dairy diets, thus improving the efficiency of milk production.

Owing to its increasing application in food industries, nowadays, companies have established their own R&D centers to cater to the needs of the industry and thus remain competitive in the market. For instance, enzyme manufacturers of Africa have developed innovative thermostable enzymes, which are free-flowing and result in reduced waste generation as well. These factors have also resulted into the rising imports of enzymes for its usage in food and beverage industries in the country.

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South Africa to Hold the Major Share

South Africa has one of the largest and most well-established food enzyme markets in the Africa region. The large demand is attributed to the increased expenditure in premium quality products by the consumers of South Africa, along with the shift in preference for processed foods incorporated with naturally sourced ingredients. Furthermore, the government's support, through enabling policies, has positively impacted the growth of the food enzyme market in the country. Many South African companies have formed associations with international companies, giving South Africa access to the latest technology, expertise, and distribution. For instance, In August 2019, Barentz International, a leading global distributor of a comprehensive portfolio of specialty ingredients (including food enzymes), announced a joint venture with SK Chemtrade Services, to continue its expansion in South Africa.

Moreover, technological innovation and upgradations of the South African-based companies and the global companies having manufacturing facilities in South Africa are the few other key driving factors for market growth in the country. In addition, rapid urbanization coupled with rising living standards are also anticipated to be the drivers for change in consumer taste and preferences in the South Africa.

Africa Food Enzymes Market Analysis

Africa Food Enzymes Industry Overview

The Africa food enzymes market is competitive and fragmented in nature having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Key players dominating the regional market include Chr. Hansen Holding AS, DuPont de Nemours Inc., and Sabinsa South Africa (Pty) Ltd., among others.

Africa Food Enzymes Market Leaders

  1. Chr. Hansen Holding AS

  2. Sabinsa South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  3. Zymetech

  4. AEB Africa (PTY) LTD

  5. Megazyme Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Chr. Hansen Holding AS, Sabinsa South Africa (Pty) Ltd., Zymetech, AEB Africa (PTY) LTD, Megazyme Ltd.
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Africa Food Enzymes Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Carbohydrase

      2. 5.1.2 Protease

      3. 5.1.3 Lipase

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Confectionery

      3. 5.2.3 Dairy and Frozen Desserts

      4. 5.2.4 Meat, Poultry and Sea Food Products

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Kenya

      3. 5.3.3 Nigeria

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Chr. Hansen Holding AS

      2. 6.4.2 Sabinsa South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

      3. 6.4.3 Zymetech

      4. 6.4.4 AEB Africa (PTY) LTD

      5. 6.4.5 Megazyme Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Africa Food Enzymes Industry Segmentation

The Africa food enzymes market is segmented by type into carbohydrase, protease, lipase, and others. Based on the application, the market is divided into the bakery, confectionery, dairy, and frozen desserts, meat, poultry, and seafood products, beverages, and other industries. Also, the study provides an analysis of the food enzymes market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and the Rest of Africa.

By Type
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Desserts
Meat, Poultry and Sea Food Products
By Country
South Africa
Rest of Africa
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Africa Food Enzymes Market Research FAQs

The Africa Food Enzymes Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Chr. Hansen Holding AS, Sabinsa South Africa (Pty) Ltd., Zymetech, AEB Africa (PTY) LTD and Megazyme Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Africa Food Enzymes Market.

The report covers the Africa Food Enzymes Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Africa Food Enzymes Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Africa Food Enzymes Industry Report

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Africa Food Enzymes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)