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

Europe Phytosterol Market is segmented by source into Wood Sterols and Vegetable Oil Sterols; By grade into Grade I , Grade II and Other Grades; by product type into Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, Other Product Types ; by application into food and beverage and Geography

Market Snapshot

Europe phyto 1
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 8.8 %
Fastest Growing Segment by application: Dietary Suppliments

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Market Overview

Europe phytosterol market forecasted to reach USD 540.81 million by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 8.8%  during the forecast period.

  • Europe holds a prominent share in phytosterol market which is strongly led by countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), consumption of 1.5 g- 2.4 g of plant sterols per day helps to reduce the blood cholesterol levels by 7%-10%.
  • This, in turn, has increased the application of phytosterols in pharmaceutical industries holding dominance in dietary supplements. The increasing demand for non-GMO products is also augmenting the growth of phytosterol in the region. In order to meet the rising demand for phytosterols and to optimize its sterols production infrastructure, companies such as  BASF increased its sterol extraction capacity at its site in Boussens, France.

Scope of the Report

The type of phytsterols present in the European market namely, beta-setosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and other types are driven from two primary sources which includes wood sterol and vegetable oil sterols. The sterols present in the market hold applications in differed food and beverage industries which includes, dairy products, sauces and condiments, beverages bakery and confectionery and other processed foods. The sterols also hold the application in pharmaceutical industries such as cosmetics, dietary supplements, and animal feed.

By Product Type
Other Product Types
By Application
Food and Beverage
Dairy Products
Sauces and Condiments
Bakery and Confectionery
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Prevelance of cardiovascular disease

In European countries cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading cause of mortality and a major cause of morbidity among the population. This in turn has incresed the application of Phytosterols in pharmaceutical industries as it helps to provide protection against cardiovascular diseases, reduce intestinal cholesterol absorption, control prostate enlargement, and help in reducing blood sugar level and inflammation. The European Union has made it mandatory for the manufacturers to label their products with the content of phytosterol and also to mention that it is only for the usage of consumers with heart diseases.

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Food and Beverage Industry Holding Largest Market Share

The food and beverage industry is holding the largest market shae of phytostrols in the region. Food items, like spreads and milk type products, like yogurt and yogurt drinks, are most commonly available. Finland and the Netherlands have the largest variety of the available product type, followed by Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom. To take advantage of the cholesterol lowering effect of phytosterol, the manufacturers are coming up with products infused with plant sterols. For instance, the UK-based company, Raisio, has inculcated plant sterols in yogurt drinks, bars, spreads, and soft chews. The rising demand for nutritional drinks is expected to boost the demand for phytosterol in the European Market.


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Competitive Landscape

The major competitors in the Europe phytosterol market are Arboris, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), BASF, Cargill, Arboris, Llc, Unilever, among others. In the recent years, the companies have adopted new launches as the key strategy, along with expansions and partnerships. The new launches have helped to gain the competitive edge over the competitors. The leading companies are gaining momentum in the global market, by making increased use of tall and vegetable oils as a source of extraction. Tall oil phytosterol esters can be evenly dispersed through products, such as reduced-fat cheese.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Beta-Sitosterol

      2. 5.1.2 Campesterol

      3. 5.1.3 Stigmasterol

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverage

        1. Dairy Products

        2. Sauces and Condiments

        3. Beverages

        4. Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Cosmetics

      4. 5.2.4 Dietary Supplements

      5. 5.2.5 Animal Feed

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Spain

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 France

      5. 5.3.5 Italy

      6. 5.3.6 Russia

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Mergers & Acquisitions

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.3.2 Cargill, Incorporated

      3. 6.3.3 Merck Group

      4. 6.3.4 Ashland Global Holdings Inc

      5. 6.3.5 Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 BASF SE

      7. 6.3.7 Gustav Parmentier Gmbh

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Phytosterols Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Phytosterols Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.8% over the next 5 years.

The Europe Phytosterols Market is valued at Dietary Suppliments in 2026.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, Gustav Parmentier GmBH are the major companies operating in Europe Phytosterols Market.

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