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Global Inulin Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4402701
  • Report
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 110 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Beneo-Orafati SA
  • Cargill
  • Ciranda Inc.
  • CosucraGroupeWarcoing SA
  • Fenchem Inc.
  • Jarrow Formulas
  • MORE
Market Insights

The global inulin market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 6.5%, and reach a value of USD 1.5 billion, by 2023.

The gaining popularity of prebiotic ingredients and rising awareness towards low fat and calorie reduction is expected to fuel inulin market demand during the next five years. Also, U.S. FDA has recognized inulin as generally (recognized as safe) GRAS product, which is expected to have a positive impact on the market. Demand is majorly from the dairy industry where it is used for formulations in cheese, ice creams, and yogurts. The growing importance of low caloric sugar in food & beverages industry is likely to drive demand. Stable inulin market price is expected to aid application development and penetration. The abundance of raw material in the form of chicory root in Europe and China is likely to ensure continuous supply at stable rates and avoid market volatility. The growing infant formula market demand in China and India coupled with capacity expansion by baby food manufacturers, such as Danone and Nestle is expected to positively impact the market.

Market Dynamics

Rising use of alternative probiotic and prebiotic ingredients, such as GOS and MOS is likely to restraint the growth of the industry. Excessive consumption of inulin is allergenic and discomfort in the digestive system and this negative aspect may restraint its increasing demand in future.

Market Segmentation

Functional food & beverage was the largest segment and accounted for more than 60% of the total volume in 2017. Food & beverages are likely to dominate during the forecast period owing to increasing functional ingredients demand used for sugar level reduction and enhancing gut health function. Dietary supplement is likely to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. Inulin helps to stimulate the bacterial growth, which helps in maintaining the calorie level. This factor is expected to promote the usage of inulin in dietary supplement fortification.

Regional Analysis

Europe inulin market size was estimated to be over 125-kilo tons in 2015 and is expected to witness moderate gains during the forecast period. Europe dominated the market. Europe has favorable regulatory policies for incorporating functional ingredients as well. Sluggish food & beverages industries growth in countries, such as Germany, Spain, and Italy coupled with restriction in inulin production capacity by EU Commission is likely to affect overall profitability in the region. Asia-Pacific is likely to witness highest gains of above 10.2% from 2018 to 2023. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region, owing to the growth of end-use industries, such as food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. China and India inulin market expected to benefit from government policies favoring FDI. North America is likely to grow at a steady rate owing to food and pharmaceuticals application growth in U.S. South America is likely to witness significant gains due to increasing consumption of dairy products in Brazil.

Key Developments in the Market
  • February 2018 - Nestle and Danone, the baby food manufacturers, have announced an increase in production capacity in India and China, which is expected to have a positive influence on the demand of inulin.

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  • Analyzing outlook of the market with the recent trends and Porters five forces analysis
  • Market dynamics, which essentially consider the factors, which are impelling the present market scenario, along with growth opportunities of the market in the years to come
  • Market segmentation analysis, including qualitative & quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic & non-economic aspects
  • Regional and Country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market
  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the key strategies adopted for development in the past five years
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • 3-month analyst support, along with the Market Estimate sheet (in excel)
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  • Beneo-Orafati SA
  • Cargill
  • Ciranda Inc.
  • CosucraGroupeWarcoing SA
  • Fenchem Inc.
  • Jarrow Formulas
  • MORE
1. Introduction
1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definitions

2. Research Approach and Methodology
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Research Design
2.3 Study Timelines
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering & Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Market Overview

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Usage of Prebiotic Ingredients in Food & Beverage Industry
4.1.2 Growing Nutraceuticals Market
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Development of Synbiotics and Rising Use of Alternative Probiotic and Prebiotic Ingredients
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Increasing Usage of Inulin in Animal Feed
4.3.2 Application in Pharmaceutical Industry
4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition

5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Food and Beverage Bakery and Confectionary Dairy Product Meat Products Sports Drink
5.1.2 Pharmaceuticals
5.1.3 Dietary Supplements
5.2 By Geography
5.2.1 North America US Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.2.2 Europe Spain UK France Germany Rest of Europe
5.2.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.2.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.2.5 Africa South Africa Rest of Africa

6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Strategy Adopted By Key Players
6.2 Most Active Companies In The Past Five Years
6.3 Market Share Analysis

7. List of Company Profiles
7.1 Beneo-Orafati SA
7.2 Cargill
7.3 Ciranda, Inc.
7.4 CosucraGroupeWarcoing SA
7.5 Fenchem, Inc.
7.6 Jarrow Formulas
7.7 Sensus B.V
7.8 Shandong Baolingbao Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
7.9 The Tierra Group
7.10 Wuxi Cima Science Co. Ltd.

8. Appendix
8.1 Disclaimer
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  • Beneo-Orafati SA
  • Cargill
  • Ciranda Inc.
  • CosucraGroupeWarcoing SA
  • Fenchem Inc.
  • Jarrow Formulas
  • Sensus B.V
  • Shandong Baolingbao Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
  • The Tierra Group
  • Wuxi Cima Science Co. Ltd.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown