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

The Global Wheat Bran Market is segmented by product type into animal feed grade, pharmaceutical grade and others and by application into food products, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and others. The market is further segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa.

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.5 %

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Market Overview

The Global Wheat Bran Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Bran, also known as miller's bran, is the hard outer layer of cereal grain. It consists of the combined aleurone and pericarp. The use of wheat bran for human consumption has increased over the years due to its several health benefits. Wheat bran is also exported worldwide and as a major feed commodity. Wheat bran is a bulky feed that can be used to lighten dense, heavy feed mixtures and it can be readily incorporated into mashes. In recent times, hydrolyxed wheat bran is being used in the cosmetic industry as well. Due to the high production of wheat across the globe, the availability of wheat bran is not likely to see negative changes, this in turn will drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Wheat bran is one of three layers of the wheat kernel. It's stripped away during the milling process and may be considered as a byproduct. It is rich in many plant compounds and minerals and is an excellent source of fiber. The wheat bran market report is segmented by product type, application, and geography. Major players in the market and their growth strategies are also discussed.

Product Type
Animal Feed Grade
Medical Use Grade
Food Products
Animal Feed
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
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Various Health Benefits are Attracting Customers

The health benefits of wheat bran is a vital reason for the growth of the market in recent times. Nutritional effects, mechanical effects in the gastrointestinal tract due to its fiber content and antioxidant effects arising from its phytochemical constituents are attracting customers to buy wheat bran products Wheat bran has higher antioxidant activity than other milled fractions and contains various components such as phytic acid, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. These components of wheat bran possess health benefits for humans, including preventative effects against cancer and type two diabetes. It has zero saturated fat and zero cholesterol, thus being suitable food for people with certain medical conditions and diet restrictions. Thus, this drive for healthy food is likely to aid the growth of the wheat bran market in the forecast period.

Global Wheat Bran Market

Asia Pacific is the Fastest Growing Market

The rising demand for animal feed options in the Asia-Pacific region especially in India, Malaysia, Thailand, etc., is making the market of wheat bran animal feed grow steadily in the region. Wheat bran is suitable for all livestock feeding and very palatable to most classes of animals as well. In Asia Pacific countries, consumption is also more as people from this region suffers from more cardiovascular diseases as compared to the rest of the world. The study says, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world and half of the cases of CVD are estimated to occur in Asia. Hence, the demand for wheat bran in the Asia Pacific region is growing in all application sectors and is likely to follow the same trend during the forecast period.

Global Wheat Bran Market

Competitive Landscape

The global wheat bran market is concentrated in the Asia-Pacific and North America region and is moderately fragmented among small regional and few international players. Leading companies focused on acquiring small manufacturing for expansion of the business in local as well as foreign markets. Some of the players have been expanding their geographical presence by acquiring or merging with the manufacturers in the foreign market. Few major players are Star of the West Milling Co., Hindustan Animal Feeds, Astra Alliance, Wilmar International Ltd, and Siemer Milling Company. The leading companies focused on the expansion of the business across regions are setting up a new plant for increasing production capacity as well as an elaborate product line.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.5.5 Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Animal Feed Grade

      2. 5.1.2 Medical Use Grade

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food Products

      2. 5.2.2 Animal Feed

      3. 5.2.3 Pharmacuticals

      4. 5.2.4 Cosmetics

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 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. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Thailand

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Egypt

        3. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Star of the West Milling Co.

      2. 6.3.2 Hindustan Animal Feeds

      3. 6.3.3 Astra Alliance

      4. 6.3.4 Jordans

      5. 6.3.5 Wilmar International Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 FeedLance

      7. 6.3.7 Vaighai Agro Products Limited

      8. 6.3.8 Siemer Milling Company


  8. 8. Impact Of Covid-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Wheat Bran Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Wheat Bran Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Star of the West Milling Co., Hindustan Animal Feeds, Astra Alliance, Wilmar International Ltd, Siemer Milling Company are the major companies operating in Wheat Bran Market.

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