Europe Fat Replacers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Europe Fat Replacers Market is segmented by Source as Plant and Animal; by Type as Carbohydrate-Based, Protein-Based, Lipid-Based; by Form into Liquid and Powder; by Application as Processed Meat, Bakery & Confectionery, Beverage, Others, and by Geography.

Europe Fat Replacers Industry Overview

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 5.87 %

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Fat Replacers Market Analysis

The Europe Fat Replacers Market is projected to grow, witnessing a CAGR of 5.87% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • A fat replacer can be found in European foods such as baked goods, cheeses, sour cream, yogurt, margarine, salad dressing, sauces, and gravies and has no health risks and tastes and looks like natural fat but has fewer calories.
  • The rising demand for low-calorie and low-fat diet among the Europeans is identified as one of the primary growth factors for the fat replacer market. This has led to a burgeoning demand for fat replacement additives especially from the food companies who seek to provide healthier/low-fat food alternatives to the European consumers.
  • Moreover, the rising awareness regarding health issues among consumers is making them change their dietary habits and eat less amount of fat. Therefore, owing to these reasons, fat replacers have a huge market opportunity in the European region.

Europe Fat Replacers Industry Segments

The market is segmented by source, which includes plant and animal sources; by type into carbohydrate-based, protein-based, and lipid-based fat replacers and by form into liquid and powder. Fat replacers are widely used in food and beverage processing. Major application segments include bakery & confectionery, beverages, and Others. It has three segments depending on their source of formulation, namely, carbohydrate, protein, and lipid. Furtherly, by geography, the market is segmented under the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, and the Rest of Europe.

By Source
By Type
By Form
By Application
Processed Meat
Bakery and Confectionery
By Geography
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Europe Fat Replacers Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Fat Replacers Market according to our research experts:

Carbohydrate-based Fat Replacers Hold the Largest Market Share

By type, carbohydrate-based fat replacers account for the highest share in the Europe fat replacers market. These are usually made from starchy foods, such as corn, cereals, and grains. Carbohydrate-based fat replacers help retain texture, moisture, viscosity, and provide mouth-feel and continue to lead the market because of its status as US FDA recognized GRAS substances. Cellulose (Avicel® cellulose gel, MethocelTM, Solka-Floc®) can replace some or all of the fat in dairy products, sauces, frozen desserts, and salad dressings. Most fat replacers used in processing the low-fat foods in the European industry made from a carbohydrate. A few of its examples include cellulose, gelatin, dextrins, gums, and modified dietary fibers.

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United Kingdom Potential to Witness Significant Growth in Europe

Over recent years, English consumers have shown a higher propensity in order to adopt a healthier life and inclined preference towards low-fat/fat-free food products during their routine consumption. A similar trend is likely to continue even ahead, making the United Kingdom one of the fastest growing and a potential market for fat replacers in Europe during the forecast period. Moreover, whilst UK-baed food producers have agreed to cut trans fats out of their ingredients, it is thought that a number of foods still contain them, listed as ‘mono and diglycerides of fatty acids’, which can be found in many products including doughnuts, pastries, ice cream, and bread.

Furthermore, consumption of trans fats has been a key problematic issue in terms of health among elderly people in the country, leading to diseases such as the development of heart disease, stroke, liver dysfunction, type-2 diabetes, alzheimers, etc. Thus, the country depicts a potential demand for fat replacers in its food products in the coming years.

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Europe Fat Replacers Market Competitor Analysis

A few of the key leading companies engaged in Europe fat replacers market are Cargill, Incorporated, BDF Natural Ingredients, Informa PLC (Vitafoods Europe), Kerry Group plc, Corbion N.V., Ingredion Inc. and Fuji Oil Europe. These companies usually follow the expansion and new product launches as their major strategy to increase their product line and market share. For instance, In 2015, Cargill launched a unique starch enabling a minimum of 50% fat reduction in yogurt.

Europe Fat Replacers Market Top Players

  1. Cargill, Incorporated

  2. BDF Natural Ingredients

  3. Kerry Group plc

  4. Corbion N.V.

  5. Fuji Oil Europe

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Cargill, Incorporated, BDF Natural Ingredients, Informa PLC (Vitafoods Europe), Kerry Group plc, Corbion N.V., Ingredion Inc.

Europe Fat Replacers Market Report - 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 Force 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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Plant

      2. 5.1.2 Animal

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Carbohydrate-based

      2. 5.2.2 Protein-based

      3. 5.2.3 Lipid-based

    3. 5.3 By Form

      1. 5.3.1 Liquid

      2. 5.3.2 Powder

    4. 5.4 By Application

      1. 5.4.1 Processed Meat

      2. 5.4.2 Bakery and Confectionery

      3. 5.4.3 Beverage

      4. 5.4.4 Others

    5. 5.5 By Geography

      1. 5.5.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.5.2 Spain

      3. 5.5.3 Germany

      4. 5.5.4 Italy

      5. 5.5.5 France

      6. 5.5.6 Russia

      7. 5.5.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 BDF Natural Ingredients

      3. 6.3.3 Informa PLC (Vitafoods Europe)

      4. 6.3.4 Kerry Group plc

      5. 6.3.5 Corbion N.V.

      6. 6.3.6 Ajinomoto Foods Europe Sas

      7. 6.3.7 Ingredion Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Fuji Oil Europe

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Europe Fat Replacers Market Research FAQs

The Europe Fat Replacers Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Europe Fat Replacers Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.87% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, BDF Natural Ingredients, Kerry Group plc, Corbion N.V., Fuji Oil Europe are the major companies operating in Europe Fat Replacers Market.

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