China Food Enzymes Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

China Food Enzymes Market is Segmented by Type (Carbohydrases, Proteases, Lipases, and Other Types); and by Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy and Frozen Desserts, Meat, Poultry and Seafood Products, Beverages, and Other Applications). The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD million) for all the above-mentioned segments.

China Food Enzymes Industry Overview

china food enzymes market summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 5.6 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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China Food Enzymes Market Analysis

The Chinese food enzymes market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on various industries, including the manufacturing and supply chain sector of the enzymes market. However, due to an increased demand for various products like baked food and dairy products, among others, the lockdown led the market to keep growing without any downfall. For Instance, the demand for rennet in China increased by 6.4% from 2019-2020.

The shift in the trend toward healthy food products, coupled with higher productivity, is expected to augment the growth of the food enzymes market in the country. The increasing per capita income, coupled with product penetration, is anticipated to positively impact food enzyme demand, thereby augmenting the market growth.

New food enzyme applications in the markets, such as protein fortification, are expected to prompt the growth of the food enzyme market and create lucrative opportunities for industry participants. Moreover, technological innovation and upgradation are expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

China Food Enzymes Industry Segments

Food enzymes are a type of enzyme that is safe for human consumption. The Chinese food enzymes market is segmented by type, which includes carbohydrates, proteases, lipases, and other types. Based on application, the market is segmented into bakery, confectionery, dairy, and frozen desserts, meat, poultry, and seafood products, beverages, and other applications. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done based on value (in USD million).

By Type
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Desserts
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Products

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China Food Enzymes Market Trends

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

Growing Popularity of Specialty Ingredients

Specialty ingredients are the most important products which guarantee the shelf life of the vast range of processed foods. They range from a wide variety of macro ingredients, such as fibers, carbohydrates, fats, and specific proteins, to other micro-ingredients, including minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. They typically perform various functional activities to enhance the quality and taste of the products. The health-related, nutritional, and technological functions of these products make the diet pleasant for consumption, tasty, safe, healthy, and even affordable. Manufacturers are focusing on providing all-natural specialty ingredients that increase the shelf-life of the product and enable them to label their products as "100% all-natural", addressing consumer demand for "clean labels." Further, as a result of the increasing use of protease in sports nutrition and supplements, producers are offering a variety of protease-derived supplements. Following the demand for protease-derived goods, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved ten new food additives in 2021, including three new enzymes (Protease Alpha-amylase and Lactase).

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Rising Utilization in Baking Applications

The key drivers of growth of the baking enzymes market include the declining use of emulsifiers, uncovering health and nutritional value,s and high disposable income among consumers. Bakers are increasingly using enzymes to improve the softness, moistness, and shelf life of their products. The adoption of bakery enzymes for bread accounts for a relatively high revenue share. Moreover, their growing applications in cakes and pastries are opening a wide window of opportunities for market players. Nowadays, consumers increasingly embrace convenient foods, like bread. Thus, realizing the challenges in fulfilling all consumer needs, from improving texture to longer-lasting freshness, the market players are directing their investments toward product innovation.

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China Food Enzymes Market Competitor Analysis

The Chinese food enzymes market is fragmented, with a large number of players involved in the market. The active companies are involved in new product developments, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships, in order to sustain the market competition. The key players in the market are Kerry Group, Novozymes, Koninklijke DSM NV, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, and Amano Enzymes Inc.

China Food Enzymes Market Top Players

  1. Kerry Group

  2. Novozymes

  3. Koninklijke DSM N.V.

  4. Amano Enzymes

  5. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


China Food Enzymes Market Recent Developments

In October 2021, ADM, a global nutrition company, and Qingdao Vland Biotech Group, a producer of enzymes and probiotics, announced an agreement to form a joint venture to serve the growing Chinese demand for human probiotics.

In April 2019, Chr. Hansen AS launched the CHY-MAX Supreme, its latest enzyme, which enables cheesemakers to increase cheese yield by up to 1%. The enzyme is Chr. Hansen’s third generation of CHY-MAX fermentation produced a chymosin (FPC) range of coagulants and has the ability to produce more cheese out of the same amount of milk without compromising on functionality.

In June 2017, Koninklijke DSM NV launched new enzyme solutions at IFT17 to improve the softness and moistness of gluten-free bread.

China Food Enzymes Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    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 Carbohydrases

      2. 5.1.2 Proteases

      3. 5.1.3 Lipases

      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 Seafood Products

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Others


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Novozymes

      2. 6.3.2 Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

      3. 6.3.3 Kerry Group

      4. 6.3.4 Jiangsu Boli Bioproducts Co. Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      6. 6.3.6 Amano Enzymes

      7. 6.3.7 SinoBios

      8. 6.3.8 XIKE Enzymes

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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China Food Enzymes Market Research FAQs

The China Food Enzymes Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The China Food Enzymes Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the next 5 years.

Kerry Group, Novozymes, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Amano Enzymes, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S are the major companies operating in China Food Enzymes Market.

China Food Enzymes Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the China Food Enzymes sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The China Food Enzymes research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the China Food Enzymes report PDF.

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