The global prebiotics market is expected to grow continuously in line with increasing market demand, particularly from the infant nutrition market. Furthermore, the research into prebiotics continues to progress significantly, which will thus support market growth. The future of the prebiotic ingredients market will be dependent on consumer trends in the food and beverage industry, such as the increasing demand for natural ingredients, reduced sugar, and reduced fat. Research and Innovation will be vital to meeting these requirements and getting approval for claims. As a result, these factors will remain important for market growth. The APAC region including China is expected to dominate the market in sales terms, in line with the demand for high quality ingredients by the infant nutrition market. Other growth factors are the focus on digestive health and increasing competition.
The study estimates the global prebiotics market in 2016 and forecasts growth levels until 2021. Prebiotics covered include: Fructans (Inulin and Fructo-oligosaccharide), Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), Isomalto-oligosaccharide (IOS), Soy-oligosaccharide (SOS), Xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS), Lactulose, and Polydextrose. Other soluble dietary fibres—soluble corn fibre, soluble wheat fibre, Glucomannan, and Pectin—are also analysed in the research.
The target end-application is human nutrition which covers: Food and Beverage, Infant Nutrition, Dietary Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Medical Food, and Other adult nutrition.
Industry challenges, market drivers and restraints to be expected during the forecast period are discussed as well as highlight of the regulatory status of prebiotics across the globe.
Innovation offers the highest growth opportunity in this market, with a number of companies already offering innovative solutions that will contribute to market growth. Therefore, the study also includes company profiles of top market participants and discusses innovative companie