The global blueberry ingredient market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 11.8% between 2018 and 2023. The blueberry ingredient market has observed a substantial growth in the recent years, with the per capita consumption of processed blueberry ingredients rising each year. The global blueberry production is about 651,000 metric tons, currently. About half of the blueberries produced are utilized for processed ingredients, such as purees, concentrates, juices, dried blueberries, etc. Increase in the production of blueberries in the recent years has minimized the demand-supply gap. However, the supply of blueberries is still limited, which affects the market growth.
Inherent Nutritional Profile Increases Demand
Antioxidants, dietary fiber, and vitamin C—which are known to protect from cancer, age-related issues, and heart diseases—are found abundantly in blueberries. With a global rise in age- and heart-related issues, consumers are increasingly adopting preventive measures to safeguard health through functional food and dietary supplements. Majority of the blueberries are produced in the United States and a few European countries, while other countries are dependent on import. As blueberry ingredients come in the processed form, they have a longer shelf life, when compared to fresh blueberries. Growing demand for dried blueberry in the breakfast cereal and frozen dessert industries has triggered the growth of the market. The growing demand for fresh blueberries is globally affecting the supply of processed blueberries. In the recent years, the demand for fresh blueberries has increased globally, especially in the European Union. For instance, during 2010-2014, in the European Union, the demand for fresh blueberry has registered a CAGR of 20.4%. The limited supply of blueberry in the region posed a challenge for the blueberry ingredient industry.
Market segmentation by product type includes, frozen blueberry, dried blueberry, concentrate, puree, and others. The frozen blueberry segment holds the largest share in the market, due to its increased consumption in the beverage and frozen dessert industries. The market for dried blueberries is growing at a faster rate, driven by the efficient freeze-dried blueberry technology. Freeze drying is an efficient method for blueberry preservation, as it retains maximum nutrients, when compared to other processed ingredient forms. Blueberry extract has witnessed an increase in demand from the nutraceutical industry, due to rise in the consumption of supplements.
By end-user application, the blueberry ingredient market is segmented into food & beverage, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries. The food & beverage industry is growing at a faster rate, due to the increased consumer preference for functional food.
North America dominates the blueberry ingredient market, due to the increased demand from the food industry. Canada is one of world's largest producers of wild (lowbush) blueberries, which are mainly used for processing and freezing. Europe and Japan are the second largest consumers of blueberry ingredients. The growing trend of healthy snacking is driving the blueberry ingredient market (dried blueberry, frozen) in the United States and Europe. The matured functional food and nutraceutical markets in Japan have also boosted the market for blueberry ingredients.
- April 2017 - Naturex launched wild blueberry extract that is associated with memory improvement”.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
2. Research Approach and Methodology
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
3.1 Market Trend
3.2 Market Dynamics
220.127.116.11 Increased Trend of Healthy Snacking
18.104.22.168 Growing Demand from Aging Population
22.214.171.124 Increased Demand from Nutraceuitical & Pharmaceutical Industry
126.96.36.199 Limited Production and High Cost of Ingredient
188.8.131.52 Rising Demand of Organic Blueberry Ingredients
3.2.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
184.108.40.206 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
220.127.116.11 Bargaining Power of Consumers
18.104.22.168 Threat of New Entrants
22.214.171.124 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
126.96.36.199 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Ingredient Type
4.1.1 Frozen Blueberry
4.1.2 Dried Blueberry
4.1.3 Blueberry Juice Concentrate
4.1.4 Blueberry Puree
4.1.5 Others (powder, etc)
4.2 By Application
4.2.2 Food & Beverage
4.2.3 Nutraceutical/Dietary Supplement
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 North America
188.8.131.52 United States
184.108.40.206 Rest of North America
220.127.116.11 Rest of Europe
18.104.22.168 Rest of Asia-Pacific
4.3.4 South America
22.214.171.124 Rest of South America
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Strategy Adopted by Key players
5.2 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
5.3 Market Share Analysis
6. List of Company Profiles
6.1 Kerr Concentrates
6.2 AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
6.3 DÖHLER GmbH.
6.4 JF Natural
6.5 Mazza Innovation Ltd
6.6 FutureCeuticals, Inc.
6.8 Atlantic Blueberry Company
6.9 Scenic Fruit Company