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

The global phytosterols market is segmented by Product Type (Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, and Others), Application (Dairy Products, Sauces and Condiments, Beverages, Bakery and Confectionery and Other Processed Food), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

phytosterols market
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:

2020

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Europe

CAGR:

8.6 %

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Market Overview

The phytosterols market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period , 2020 - 2025.

  • Phytosterols are found in fatty tissues of plants. Though they have a similar structure to cholesterol, the adsorption of phytosterols in the human body is much less, as compared to cholesterol.
  • The phytosterols market is driven by the increasing consumer demand for functional food and dietary supplements, which holds the potential for plant phytosterols. The major types of phytosterols are beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, among others. The beta-sitosterol segment holds a major share in the market studied.
  • North America and Europe account for more than 60% of the global phytosterols demand, and Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest-growing region.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Market:

  • COVID-19 has resulted in a devastating impact on the phytosterols market in two main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, and by creating supply chain and market disruption.
  • Phytosterols are plant compounds similar in structure to cholesterol, decrease cholesterol absorption in the small intestine likely due to competition. These are often recommended as part of a heart-healthy eating plan which likely to impact market positively.
  • However, phytosterols potential is being recognised by many research studies, which is thereby creating ample room to rebalance the industry even in the face of persistent COVID-19 restrictions.

Scope of the Report

The global phytosterols market is segmented by product type into beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and others. By application, the scope includes dairy products, sauces and condiments, beverages, bakery and confectionery and other processed food. By geography, the scope includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Product Type
Beta-Sitosterol
Campesterol
Stigmasterol
Others
By Application
Dairy Products
Sauces and Condiments
Beverages
Bakery and Confectionery
Others
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Russia
Spain
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
India
China
Japan
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Potential of Plant Sterols in Nutraceuticals

Plant sterols have potential health benefits, which has led them to be increasingly used in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. The increased demand for nutraceuticals among the consumers, is thus, driving the global phytosterol market. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), if a person consumes 1.5 to 2.4 gm of plant sterols and stanols per day, then the blood cholesterol level can be reduced by 7-10%. Phytosterols possess innumerable beneficial therapeutic properties. Hence, the concept of utilizing phytosterols as nutraceuticals is gradually emerging and gaining considerable interest.

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European Region to Dominate the Market

European countries lead the market, especially as there is an expansion of the phytosterol market in Europe, due to an increase in demand for non-GMO products. The European Union has made it mandatory for the manufacturers to label their products with the content of phytosterol in the product and that it was only for the usage of consumers with heart diseases. 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.

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Competitive Landscape

The global phytosterol market is competitive, with a significant presence of numerous global and regional players. ADM, BASF, DuPont, and Cargill are the leading players in the global phytosterol market. 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. BASF, ADM, Arboris LLC, Advanced Organic Materials SA, Matrix Fine Sciences Pvt Ltd, and Lipofoods SLU are the most active companies, in terms of new product launches, expansions, and partnerships.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    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 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy Products

      2. 5.2.2 Sauces and Condiments

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Bakery and Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.3.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.3.2.6 Italy

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 India

        2. 5.3.3.2 China

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. 5.3.4.1 South America

        2. 5.3.4.2 Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 DuPont de Nemours, Inc

      4. 6.4.4 Cargill, Incorporated

      5. 6.4.5 Arboris LLC

      6. 6.4.6 Matrix Fine Sciences Pvt Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Advanced Organic Materials SA

      8. 6.4.8 Gustav Parmentier GmBH

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Phytosterols Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Phytosterols Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.6% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • BASF SE
  • Cargill Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Arboris, LLC

Are the major companies operating in Phytosterols Market.

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