Europe Fermented Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe Fermented Ingredients Market is Segmented by Type (Amino Acids, Organic Acids, Polymers, Vitamins, and Enzymes), Application (Food and Beverage, Feed, Industrial Use, and Other Applications), and Geography

Market Snapshot

europe fermented ingredient market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 7.8 %

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Market Overview

The European fermented ingredients market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period (2020-2025). 

  • The consumers' inclination toward the use of fermented food and ingredients is increasing, due to the benefits of such ingredients to the human digestive system, further helping in increasing immunity and brain functions. 
  • The convenient and advanced production process of bioactive biomolecules, which has various industrial applications in the food and beverage industry, is driving the growth of the market in Europe. 

Scope of the Report

The European fermented ingredients market is segmented by type, into amino acids, organic acids, polymers, vitamins, and enzymes. Based on applications, the market is divided into food and beverage, feed, industrial use, and other applications. This study also involves the analyses of regions, such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the rest of Europe.

By Type
Amino Acids
Organic Acids
By Application
Food and Beverage
Industrial Use
Other Applications
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Rising Awareness about Fermented Food and Beverages

European consumers prefer a wide range of products, such as kombucha, kefir, other fermented juices and vegetables, and other digestive health supplements and food. The introduction of advanced technologies, such as microencapsulation, is paving way for manufacturers to start new ventures in the European market. The growing food and beverage industry in Germany is driving the demand for kombucha and other functional beverages market in the country. The ongoing health and wellness trend in the United Kingdom is not only concentrated on the prominence of hydration in staying fit and healthy and aiding weight loss, but also on such products that are good for the digestive and immune systems. This has led to the demand for fermented food as it promotes digestive health.

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Germany Holds a Significant Share in the Market

In Germany, the fortification of vegetable and fruit juices for functional benefits is aimed at decreasing carbohydrates levels and increasing beneficial enzymes, various strains of probiotics, and friendly bacteria that help in breaking down food into a more digestive form. This is directly enhancing the growth of fermented drinks and thus the utilization of fermented ingredients in the country. The favorable economic circumstances in the country allow consumers to afford high-priced and healthy products that prove salubrious to their well-being. Functional beverages are expected to continue to grow in popularity, as consumers reach for healthier drinks and turn away from sugary options. As consumers continue to learn about the benefits of probiotics, the demand for probiotic functional beverages is expected to increase.

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Competitive Landscape

The European fermented ingredients market is fragmented and some of the major companies in the market are DuPont, Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Chr. Hansen A/S, and Döhler Group SE, among others. The key players are focusing on various strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, new product developments, and partnerships, to strengthen their positions in the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    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 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 Amino Acids

      2. 5.1.2 Organic Acids

      3. 5.1.3 Polymers

      4. 5.1.4 Vitamins

      5. 5.1.5 Enzymes

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Feed

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial Use

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.3.2 France

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Spain

      6. 5.3.6 Russia

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    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 A/S

      2. 6.4.2 Döhler Group SE

      3. 6.4.3 Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Lallemand Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Cargill Incorporated

      7. 6.4.7 Associated British Foods PLC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Fermented Ingredients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Fermented Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.8% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, DuPont de Nemours, Inc.,, Döhler Group SE, Chr. Hansen A/S, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. are the major companies operating in Europe Fermented Ingredients Market.

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