Asia-Pacific Prebiotic Ingredient Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Asia-Pacific Prebiotic Ingredient Market is segmented by Ingredient Type (Inulin, FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharide), GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide), and Other Ingredients); by Application (Infant Formula, Fortified Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed, and Others); and by Country.

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific Prebiotic Ingredient Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.7 %

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Market Overview

The Asia Pacific prebiotic ingredients market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 8.7%, during the forecast period, 2020 - 2025.

  • The market is predominantly driven by the rising inclusion of prebiotics as a part of maintaining healthy lifestyles, especially due to the increase in consumption in the dietary supplement market in the country. Furthermore, widespread awareness regarding bacteria and its extensive application in dietary supplements sectors has further propelled the growth of the market in the region. Brands are investing in populating either of the segment, with advertisement marketing that examines the beneficiary functionality of the product, which on the other hand have targeted the parental segment of the society.
  • In the segmentation font by type, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), and fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) are extensively consumed in the food processing segment, as these are friendly for the digestive system.

Scope of the report

The Asia-Pacific prebiotic ingredient market is segmented by ingredient type into inulin, FOS (fructo-oligosaccharide), GOS (galacto-oligosaccharide), and other ingredients; and by application into infant formula, fortified food and beverage, dietary supplements, animal feed, and others. Also, the study provides an analysis of the prebiotic ingredient market in the emerging and established markets across Asia-Pacific, including China, Japan, Australia, India, and the Rest of the Asia-Pacific.

By Type
FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharide)
GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide)
Other Ingredients (Including MOS and Other Functional Fibers)
By Application
Infant Formula
Fortified Food and Beverage
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
Other Applications
By Geography
Rest of Asia Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Acquisitive Demand of Prebiotics for Fortifying Food & Beverages

Prebiotic ingredients are considered to be a functional food ingredient and extensive utilization in food products as a fat replacement and substitution (meat products, milk products, etc.), and due to its properties such as reduction of caloric value (sugar-free chocolate, meat substitutes), water-holding ability (bakery goods). It is also used to modify the texture and viscosity of foods. Moreover, prebiotic ingredients improve the texture of low-fat meat products by increased lubricity. 

Manufacturers, such as Sensus, and Ingredion Inc., have come up with innovative sweetener alternatives, such as FOS, which significantly reduces the sugar content in processed food and beverages. Inulin is the most widely proven prebiotic fiber available, which provides a soluble dietary fiber trait. Owing to the aforementioned factors, prebiotic ingredients are highly used in dairy products’ formation, such as ice cream, cheese, and yogurts. Cheese produced with inulin is less hard, springy, cohesive, and chewy than reduced‐fat cheese, and more similar to cheeses made from whole milk. This factor is fueling up the application of inulin in cheese production, thus providing a great demand for prebiotic fortified food.

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India is the Fastest Growing Market in the Asia Pacific Region

India market for prebiotics has been witnessed to have the fastest growing market in the Asia Pacific region, owing to the extensive usage of prebiotic ingredients in dairy products, followed by cereals as India has allowed regulatory approval for prebiotics in sweets, dairy products, frozen desserts, ice cream, baked goods, cereals, chocolates, and meat products since 2011. With more than 37 million diabetics and 400 million overweight people in India, there is an increasing demand for low sugar foods, which is expected to continue to boost the demand for prebiotic ingredients. In addition, increasing R&D by companies to introduce novel prebiotic ingredients, such as xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS), is likely to help the market grow. Lifestyle-related diseases are increasing at an alarming rate in India. As a result, the market has seen an increased demand for fortified foods.

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Competitive Landscape

The Asia-Pacific prebiotic ingredients 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 Kerry Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, BENEO GmbH, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Sensus, and Nexira, among others

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables & Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 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 Inulin

      2. 5.1.2 FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharide)

      3. 5.1.3 GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide)

      4. 5.1.4 Other Ingredients (Including MOS and Other Functional Fibers)

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Infant Formula

      2. 5.2.2 Fortified Food and Beverage

      3. 5.2.3 Dietary Supplements

      4. 5.2.4 Animal Feed

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 Japan

      3. 5.3.3 Australia

      4. 5.3.4 India

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia Pacific


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Kerry Group plc.

      2. 6.3.2 Ingredion Incorporated

      3. 6.3.3 BENEO GmbH

      4. 6.3.4 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Sensus

      6. 6.3.6 Nexira SAS

      7. 6.3.7 Royal FrieslandCampina

      8. 6.3.8 Shandong Bailong Group Co.

      9. 6.3.9 Baolingbao Biology Co., Ltd.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Prebiotic Ingredients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific Prebiotic Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.7% over the next 5 years.

Ingredion Incorporated, BENEO GmbH, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Sensus, Nexira SAS are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Prebiotic Ingredients Market.

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