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

Global Prebiotic Ingredients Market is segmented by Ingredient Type into Inulin, FOS (fructo-oligosaccharide), GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide)and Other Ingredients (Including MOS and Other Functional Fibers); by Application into Infant Formula, Fortified Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed, and Other Applications, and by Geography

Market Snapshot

Prebiotic Ingredients Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 12 %

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Market Overview

The global prebiotic ingredients market is projected to register a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The surge in food product launches and demand to introduce claims that feature better-for-you traits, is leading ingredient manufacturers to constantly reposition their offerings according to the need. In regards, manufacturers, such as Sensus BV and Ingredion, have come up with innovative sweetener alternatives, such as FOS, which significantly reduces the sugar content in processed food and beverages.
  • The COVID-19 in addition has resulted in the generation of opportunities for manufacturers of health-oriented products, especially dietary supplements. Following the trend, researchers and manufacturers are linking potenial benefits of prebiotic products in combating coronavirus disease, which is expected to push the industry among other prospective medications, amidst lack of a vaccine or curative treatment. As per the reseacrh conducted by The Hashemite University, Jordan, Prebiotics may also have an excellent potential effect against COVID-19 by enhancing probiotics growth and survivability. Furthermore, prebiotics could have a direct effect on GI symptoms caused by COVID-19 via blocking the ACE enzymes.

Scope of the Report

The global prebiotic ingredients market is studied for various ingredients primarily Inulin, FOS (fructooligosaccharides), GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide), and Other Ingredients (Including MOS and Other Functional Fibers). Each of these ingredients holds a wide range of applications in products such as infant formula, fortified food, and beverage, dietary supplements, animal feed, and other products. In order to get a broad perspective of the market, analysis of each region including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa will be provided in the report.

FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharide)
GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide)
Other Ingredients (Including MOS and Other Functional Fibers)
Infant Formula
Fortified Food and Beverage
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
Other Applications
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
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 Nutraceuticals

Globally, nutraceutical products are gaining importance and are becoming a part of consumers’ daily dietary practice. The main reason for this growing popularity is the change in consumer lifestyle and increase in awareness. Increasing intake of high-fiber functional food and prebiotics by 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. These benefits raise awareness among the consumers, which drives market growth. The increasing importance of nutraceuticals, on account of the rising health awareness, consumer shift toward natural ingredients, and regulatory support intended to promote the inclusion of functional ingredients, is expected to fuel up the demand for inulin and FOS, as functional ingredients.

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Europe Continue to Dominate The Global Market

Prebiotics has a multi-functional nature and is 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. The European dietary supplement market is driven by the increasing preference of consumers toward preventive health management practices. Encouragements from nutritionists and other health experts have also boosted the market for dietary supplements in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

BENEO GmbH and TEREOS SA are the most active companies with numerous brands offering a broad range of prebiotic ingredients across the world. Prebiotic ingredients manufacturers are focusing on upgrading the products they offer and introducing naïve formulations, including organic inulin. The companies have adopted strategic expansion as their key strategy to increase their geographical presence and customer base. Companies are increasing their investments in research and development (R&D) and expanding their distribution channels to maintain their position in the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Opportunities

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Ingredient

      1. 5.1.1 Inulin

      2. 5.1.2 FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharide)

      3. 5.1.3 GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharide)

      4. 5.1.4 Other Ingredients (Including MOS and Other Functional Fibers)

    2. 5.2 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 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Key Strategies Adopted

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Beneo-Orafti SA

      2. 6.3.2 Tereos Group

      3. 6.3.3 Ingredion Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Cargill Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 DuPont de Nemours, Inc

      6. 6.3.6 Royal Freisland Campina NV

      7. 6.3.7 Kerry Group

      8. 6.3.8 Cosucra-groupe Warcoing SA

      9. 6.3.9 Sensus BV

      10. 6.3.10 Nexira SAS

      11. 6.3.11 Nutriagaves De Mexico SA De CV

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Prebiotics Ingredients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Prebiotics Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 12% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

BENEO GmbH, Tereos SA, Ingredion Incorporated, Royal Frieslandcampina NV, Cargill, Incorporated are the major companies operating in Prebiotics Ingredients Market.

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