Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market is segmented by Type (Inulin, fructooligosaccharides, galactooligosaccharides, and Others); by application (Infant Formula, Fortified Food and Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Applications); and by Geography (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, and Rest of Europe).

Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Size

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Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 7.11 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Analysis

Europe prebiotic ingredient market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.11% during the forecast period, 2020 - 2025.

  • Prebiotics has a multi-functional nature, and are used to modify textural properties, such as creaminess, in a wide range of food and beverage products. Fructan prebiotics, such as inulin, are used to replace fat and sugar in various foods and beverages.
  • In Europe, the increasing demand for fortifying food with prebiotic ingredients is expected to increase the market expansion. Inulin is widely utilized in the food processing sector, as it is a good and healthy substitute for fat and sugar.

Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Trends

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

Infant Formula to Foster Market Growth

Prebiotics in infant formula are likely to replace the absence of breast milk, where critical nutritional and physiological demand from infants are expected to be met by products having the composition of both probiotics and prebiotics together. Dominating manufacturers in the region, such as Südzucker Group, are actively engaged in developing top of the line solution for infant formula, where bottle-fed babies are consuming the similar good bacteria, as derived from breastfeeding with the inclusion of both prebiotics and probiotics in the same formula.

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Germany Holds a Prominent Share

Manufacturers operating in the German market have noticed that the driver of active health management remains the strongest, where consumers may continue to pay for functional ingredients, like prebiotics, as long as they can continue to clearly associate these ingredients with clear benefits to health. Labeling plays a crucial role in the sales of these products. The growing extent of research trials, in order to demonstrate functionality, strongly supports the trend toward the increasing importance of prebiotic ingredients in new areas, such as cancer prevention, improved mineral absorption, weight management, and satiety.

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Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Industry Overview

The Europe prebiotic ingredients market is a highly competitive market and comprises of regional and international competitors. The market is dominated by players, like BENEO GmbH, Tereos SA, Ingredion Incorporated, Royal Freisland Campina NV, and Cargill, among others. The leading players in the prebiotic ingredients market enjoy a dominant presence worldwide. These players focus on leveraging the opportunities posed by emerging markets to expand their product portfolio, so that they can cater to the requirements for various product segments, especially in prebiotic ingredients.

Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Leaders

  1. Südzucker Group

  2. Ingredion Incorporated

  3. Cargill, Incorporated

  4. Kerry Group plc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Europe Prebiotic Ingredients 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 Industry Attractiveness - 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 Others

    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 Pharmaceuticals

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.3.2 Germany

      3. 5.3.3 France

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Russia

      6. 5.3.6 Spain

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Sudzucker Group

      2. 6.3.2 Ingredion Incorporated

      3. 6.3.3 Cargill, Incorporated

      4. 6.3.4 Kerry Group plc.

      5. 6.3.5 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      6. 6.3.6 Sensus NV

      7. 6.3.7 Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA

      8. 6.3.8 Tereos Group

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Industry Segmentation

Europe prebiotic ingredient market is segmented by type into inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides, galacto-oligosaccharides, and others. The study also focusses on the revenues generated through infant formula, fortified food and beverages, dietary supplements, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, and other applications. The report also includes the market by form covering liquid and dry formats. By geography, the market covers country-level analysis of developed economies like the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Spain.

By Type
FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharide)
GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide)
By Application
Infant Formula
Fortified Food and Beverage
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
By Geography
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Research FAQs

The Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.11% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Südzucker Group , Ingredion Incorporated , Cargill, Incorporated and Kerry Group plc are the major companies operating in the Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market.

The report covers the Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Prebiotic Ingredient Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Europe Prebiotic Ingredients Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)