Inulin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Inulin Market is Segmented by Application (Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for all the above segments in value (USD million).

Market Snapshot

inulin market size
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 6.5 %
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Market Overview

The global inulin market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027.

The COVID-19 outbreak created health awareness among consumers and the importance of dietary fiber in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Owing to its major benefit of being more easily digestible, inulin is mainly used in the food and beverage market, especially in the bakery and confectionery segment. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the demand for inulin increased due to its role in helping control diabetes, improve gut health, and control cholesterol levels. Consumers are purchasing nutritious and immunity-booster supplements to fight against coronavirus as the pandemic has inclined consumers toward purchasing huge amounts of organic and sustainable food products, which in turn, are accelerating the growth of the inulin market across the world.

The presence of other dietary fibers and prebiotic ingredients in the market is the major challenge hindering the growth of the inulin market. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region, owing to the presence of growing end-user industries, such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. The Chinese and Indian inulin markets are expected to benefit from government policies favoring Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Inulin is trending for its high nutritional content, which includes rich fibers and minerals like calcium and potassium, vitamins, proteins, and C. The increasing adoption of inulin is expected to attract new customers to the inulin market worldwide during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Inulin is a part of dietary fibers, known as fructans, which are naturally occurring polysaccharides produced by several varieties of plants. Industrially mainly, it is extracted from chicory. The inulin market is segmented by application into food and beverage (bakery and confectionery, dairy products, meat products, beverage, and other food and beverages), pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. Also, the study provides an analysis of the inulin market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Application
Food and Beverage
Bakery and Confectionery
Dairy Product
Meat Products
Other Food and Beverages
Dietary Supplements
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kindgom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Prebiotics

Globally, inulin is gaining importance and becoming a part of consumers’ daily dietary practices. The main reason for this increasing popularity is the change in consumers’ lifestyles and their increasing awareness, which is boosting the intake of high-fiber functional food and prebiotics. The increasing intake of prebiotics in the food and beverage industry is linked to benefits, such as improved digestion, lower stress response, better hormonal balance, and a decrease in cardiovascular diseases. The Food Drug Administrative classified inulin as a safe product, which has resulted in manufacturers preferring inulin products over other alternatives. It is utilized to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and maintain healthy gut bacteria for better colon health. These benefits are popularising prebiotics among consumers, which in turn, is accelerating the inulin market growth globally.

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Europe is the Fastest-growing Regional Market

The UK dietary supplement market is driven by the growing acceptance of such products among the aging population and the increasing incidences of lifestyle-related disorders. Healthcare professionals across the region recommend dietary supplements containing prebiotic ingredients to combat health challenges. Europe holds a major share in the inulin market due to large companies in the region. The existence of favorable regulatory strategies for incorporating functional ingredients, mostly in the applications of food & beverages in Europe, is an essential reason for the market’s steady growth in Europe. The increasing demand for infant food formula, the growth of the dairy industry, and the aging population are a few factors driving the market. North America is projected to account for a substantial share of the market due to the increasing awareness of people regarding reducing calories in the region, which in turn, is boosting the inulin market.

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Competitive Landscape

The global inulin market is highly competitive, with major players competing for the market share. The major players are focusing on expanding their market share and product range to gain a competitive advantage. Most of the major players are based in North America and Europe. The major players in the market are Beneo GmbH, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, Tierra Group, Cargill Inc., and Sensus BV. New product innovation is the most preferred strategic approach adopted by most companies involved in the inulin market. Other strategies include extensive partnerships and collaborations with other firms, research institutes, and government organizations.

Recent Developments

· In 2021, Beneo, a manufacturer of functional ingredients, declared its plans to expand its capacity for producing prebiotic chicory fiber root in Chile and Belgium. The company plans to increase the production of chicory root fiber inulin by more than 40% to fulfill customer demand and boost the growth of the inulin market.

· In 2020, Sensus announced plans to expand the production of chicory inulin to meet the demand for products boosting immunity and gut health. Sensus’ main motto is to provide consumers with huge amounts of natural ingredients, such as Frutalose and Frutafit chicory root fiber. With the help of these ingredients, healthier foods can be manufactured.

· In 2019, Cosucra fixed a deal with Mexican company FXM Ingredients to distribute its pea and chicory ingredients in Mexico. The Memorandum of Understanding between the companies enables Mexican manufacturers to use the application laboratory and culinary center at FMX. This deal has been fixed up to expand business operations and produce a large number of products.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumption & Study Deliverables

    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 Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 By Application

      1. 5.1.1 Food and Beverage

        1. Bakery and Confectionery

        2. Dairy Product

        3. Meat Products

        4. Beverage

        5. Other Food and Beverages

      2. 5.1.2 Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.1.3 Pharmaceuticals

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kindgom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Spain

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. Australia

        4. India

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Strategies Adopted by Key Players

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Beneo Remy NV

      3. 6.4.3 Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA

      4. 6.4.4 Jarrow Formulas

      5. 6.4.5 The Ingredient House (TIH)

      6. 6.4.6 Sensus BV

      7. 6.4.7 The Tierra Group

      8. 6.4.8 Nova Green Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Adept Impex Private Limited

      10. 6.4.10 Ciranda Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Inulin Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Inulin Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

BENEO, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, Sensus, The Tierra Group, Cargill, Inc. are the major companies operating in Inulin Market.

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