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Probiotic Ingredients Market by Function (Regular, Preventative, Therapy), Application (Food & Beverage, Dietary Supplements, & Animal Feed), End Use (Human & Animal Probiotics), Ingredient (Bacteria & Yeast), and by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2015
Report Code: FB 2269

 

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The probiotic ingredients market, that forms a part of the functional food ingredients market, is currently being driven by the rising popularity of probiotic functional foods and beverages among consumers. Age, stress, and poor diet are some of the reasons responsible for digestive ailments, bloating, and reduced resistance to infections; consumption of functional foods comprising probiotics enhanced products helps to alleviate these widespread conditions.

Leading companies such as Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Japan) and Chr. Hansen A/S (Denmark), among several others, have developed patented strains of microorganisms (probiotics) claiming to have specific health benefits. There has also been a proliferation of probiotic ingredient suppliers who develop tailored strains of microorganisms for integrating with a diverse set of probiotics products. The functional food and dietary supplement manufacturers form the target audience for this report along with animal feed producers particularly in developed regions.

Awareness, faith on their efficacy, and safety are some of the deciding factors for the success of probiotic ingredients. The global probiotic ingredients market, still in the development stage and is expected to exhibit increasing growth as people become more health conscious and are switching to preventative healthcare mainly due to rising healthcare costs. The increase in population and disposable incomes in developing Asian countries is driving the demand for functional foods and dietary supplements, which in turn serves as a driver for the probiotic ingredients market.

The probiotic ingredients market is segmented on the basis of application into food & beverage, dietary supplements, and animal feed. The food & beverage segment has been further classified into dairy, bakery & confectionery, dry foods, non-dairy beverages, meat and cereals. The dietary supplements segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.0% from 2015 to 2020.

The market is segmented on the basis of function into regular, prevention of disease, and therapy.

On the basis of end-use, the market is segmented into human probiotics and animal probiotics. The market for human probiotics is the largest; however, the animal probiotics segment is growing at the highest CAGR of 7.7%.

The market has also been segmented on the basis of ingredient into bacteria and yeast.

The market has also been segmented on the basis of region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Key countries of these regions have also been studied.

Probiotic Ingredients Market

The probiotic ingredients market is estimated to be valued at $33.19 Billion in 2015. It is projected to reach $46.55 Billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 7.0%. In 2014, the market was dominated by Asia-Pacific, followed by Europe. The Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR, with rapid growth in the food & beverage industry in developing countries such as Japan, India, and China. The growing demand for dietary supplements is also driving the probiotic ingredients market.

This report includes market sizes in terms of value (USD Million). It provides both, qualitative and quantitative analyses of the probiotic ingredients market, the competitive landscape, and the preferred development strategies of key players. The key players preferred new product development, joint ventures, agreements, and expansions as strategies to garner a larger share in the market. The report also analyzes the market dynamics, winning imperatives, and issues faced by leading players.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders
    1.6 Limitations

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Food Industry
                                2.2.2.1.1 Key Segments in Food Sector
                    2.2.2.2 Developing Economies
                    2.2.2.3 Growing Middle-Class Population, 2009–2030
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Functional Food Ingredients
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Market Share Estimation
    2.6 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.6.1 Assumptions of the Research Study

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 32)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 36)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Probiotic Ingredients Market
    4.2 Prevention of Diseases Most Profound Fuction for Probiotic Ingredients
    4.3 Probiotic Ingredients Market in Asia-Pacific, By End-Use
    4.4 Japan to Dominate Global Probiotic Ingredients Market Through 2020
    4.5 Probiotic Ingredients Market: Country-Level Market Leaders
    4.6 Food & Beverage Segment Largest Market for Probiotic Ingredients in 2014
    4.7 Probiotic Ingredients Market: Life Cycle Analysis, By Region
    4.8 Human Probiotics Segment Projected to Dominate the Probiotic Ingredients Market By 2020

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 43)
    5.1 Introduction
           5.1.1 Evolution of Probiotics
    5.2 Probiotics Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Probiotics Market, By Ingredient
           5.2.2 Probiotics Market, By Application
           5.2.3 Probiotics Market, By End Use
           5.2.4 Probiotics Market, By Function
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Promising Health Benefits of Functional Foods Containing Probiotic Ingredients
                    5.3.1.2 Extended Application Areas of Probiotics in Agriculture & Disease Control & Treatments
                    5.3.1.3 Huge Investments Fueled Innovations in Probiotic Products & Process Technology
                    5.3.1.4 Participation of International Bodies in Research and Development of Probiotic Products
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Adherence to the International Quality Standards & Regulations for Probiotic Products
                    5.3.2.2 Lack of Awareness About Probiotic Products in Developing Economies
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Consumer Demands for the Products With Scientifically Proven Benefits
                    5.3.3.2 Probiotics Can Replace Pharmaceutical Agents
                    5.3.3.3 Increasing Demand for Probiotics in Developed Economies
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Development of New Probiotic Products With More Sustainability & Promising Results
                    5.3.4.2 Pricing Complexities Related to Probiotic Products in the Market

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 53)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Supply Chain
    6.4 Industry Insights
    6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.6 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.6.1 Strategic Acquisitions, New Product Launches, Investments & Expansions: Key Strategies Adopted By Leading Companies in Global Probiotics Market

7 Probiotic Ingredients Market, By Ingredient (Page No. - 59)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Bacteria
           7.2.1 Lactobacilli
                    7.2.1.1 Lactobacillus Acidophilus
                    7.2.1.2 Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
                    7.2.1.3 Lactobacillus Casei
                    7.2.1.4 Lactobacillus Reuteri
           7.2.2 Bifidobacteria
    7.3 Yeast

8 Probiotic Ingredients Market, By Function (Page No. - 64)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Regular
    8.3 Prevention of Disease
    8.4 Therapy

9 Probiotic Ingredients, By Application (Page No. - 71)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Food & Beverage
           9.2.1 Food & Beverage, By Product
           9.2.2 Dairy
           9.2.3 Bakery & Confectionery
           9.2.4 Dry Food Products
           9.2.5 Non-Dairy Beverages
           9.2.6 Meat
           9.2.7 Cereals
    9.3 Dietary Supplements
    9.4 Animal Feed

10 Probiotic Ingredients Market, By End Use (Page No. - 85)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Human Probiotics
     10.3 Animal Probiotics

11 Probiotic Ingredients Market, By Region (Page No. - 92)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Pest Analysis
             11.2.1 Political/Legal Factors
                        11.2.1.1 Stringent International Regulations Over Probiotics
             11.2.2 Economic Factors
                        11.2.2.1 Premium Pricing of Probiotic Products
             11.2.3 Social Factors
                        11.2.3.1 Consumer Acceptance of Probiotics as Functional Food
             11.2.4 Technological Factors
                        11.2.4.1 Difficulties in New Product Development
     11.3 North America
             11.3.1 U.S.
             11.3.2 Canada
             11.3.3 Mexico
     11.4 Europe
             11.4.1 Germany
             11.4.2 U.K.
             11.4.3 France
             11.4.4 Rest of Europe
     11.5 Asia-Pacific
             11.5.1 China
             11.5.2 Japan
             11.5.3 India
             11.5.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     11.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
             11.6.1 Latin America
             11.6.2 Africa
             11.6.3 Others in RoW

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 131)
     12.1 Overview
     12.2 Market Share Analysis of Probiotic Ingredients Market
     12.3 Competitive Situations & Trends
             12.3.1 New Product Developments
             12.3.2 Agreements & Joint Ventures
             12.3.3 Expansions & Investments
             12.3.4 Acquisitions & Mergers

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 143)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     13.1 Introduction
     13.2 Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
     13.3 Groupe Danone
     13.4 Nestlé SA
     13.5 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
     13.6 Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.
     13.7 Lifeway Foods Incorporation
     13.8 Biogaia AB
     13.9 Probi AB
     13.10 Probiotics International Limited
     13.11 Nebraska Cultures Incorporation

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

14 Appendix (Page No. - 177)
     14.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     14.2 Discussion Guide
     14.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     14.4 Available Customizations
     14.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (78 Tables)

Table 1 Industry Insights: Leading Trends Among Key Players
Table 2 Beneficial Effects of Yeasts
Table 3 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2013-2020 (USD Billion)
Table 4 Regular: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Prevention of Disease: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Billion)
Table 6 Therapy: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Global Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Billion)
Table 8 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size for Food & Beverage, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size for Food & Beverage, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Food & Beverage in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Dairy in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Bakery & Confectionery in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Dry Food Products: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Non-Dairy Beverages: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Meat: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Cereals: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Dietary Supplements: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Dietary Supplements: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Animal Feed: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Animal Feed: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 Human Probiotics Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Human Probiotics Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Animal Probiotics Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Animal Probiotics Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Billion)
Table 27 North America: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 North America: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 North America: Food & Beverages in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 North America: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 North America: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 U.S.: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 U.S.: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End-Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Canada: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Canada: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Mexico: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Mexico: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Europe: Food & Beverages in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Germany: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Germany: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 U.K.: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 U.K.: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 France: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 France: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Rest of Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Rest of Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: Food & Beverages in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 China: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 China: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Japan: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Japan: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 India: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 India: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 RoW: Food & Beverages in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Latin America: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Latin America: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 Africa: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 Africa: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 Others in RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Others in RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 New Product Developments, 2010-2015
Table 76 Agreements & Joint Ventures, 2010-2015
Table 77 Expansions & Investments, 2011-2015
Table 78 Acquisitions & Mergers, 2010-2013


List of Figures (68 Figures)

Figure 1 Probiotic Ingredients Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Probiotic Ingredients Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Factors Influencing the Probiotic Ingredients Industry
Figure 4 Rte, Snacks & SAvory Products Segments Accounted for ~35% of the Food Sector in 2013
Figure 5 Top 5 Economies Based on Gdp (PPP) are U.S., China, India, Japan, and Germany in 2014
Figure 6 Middle-Class Population in Asia-Pacific Projected to Account for the Largest Share in Global Market By 2030
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 8 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 9 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 10 Assumptions
Figure 11 Asia-Pacific Dominated the Probiotic Ingredients Market in 2014
Figure 12 Increasing Demands for Foods & Beverages Incorporating Probiotics to Drive the Market for Probiotic Ingredients
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 14 New Product Development: the Key Strategy
Figure 15 Emerging Economies Such as China, India, and Latin American Countries Offer Attractive Opportunities in Probiotic Ingredients Market
Figure 16 Regular Function Segment to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 17 Prevention of Disease Segment Dominated the Asia-Pacific Market, Followed By Therapy, in 2014
Figure 18 India is Projected to Be Fastest-Growing Country-Level Market for Probiotic Ingredients
Figure 19 Emerging Asian Economies to Grow Faster Than Developed Markets
Figure 20 Food & Beverage Segment to Dominate Global Probiotic Ingredients Market, Asia-Pacific Fastest Growing
Figure 21 Probiotic Ingredients Market in Asia-Pacific to Experience the Highest Growth
Figure 22 Market for Human Probiotics to Dominate the Probiotic Ingredients By 2020
Figure 23 Evolution of Probiotics
Figure 24 Probiotics Market Segmentation
Figure 25 Drivers of Probiotics Market
Figure 26 Probiotics for Food & Beverages Applications Dominated the Global Probiotics Market in 2014
Figure 27 Types of Strains Considered in the Development Stage Contribute Most Value to Probiotic Ingredients
Figure 28 Strain Development and Distribution Channels Play A Vital Role in the Supply Chain of Probiotic Ingredients
Figure 29 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Development and Launch of New Products Have Intensified Industrial Rivalry
Figure 30 Global New Product Launches of Key Companies
Figure 31 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Ingredient, Bacteria vs Yeast, 2014
Figure 32 Types of Bacteria in Probiotic Ingredients Share, 2014
Figure 33 Types of Lactobacilli
Figure 34 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 35 Regular: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 36 Prevention of Disease: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 37 Therapy: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 38 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 39 Probiotic Ingredients Market Size for Food & Beverage, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 40 Food & Beverage in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2015 vs 2020 (USDmillion)
Figure 41 Human Probiotics Segment Dominated the Probiotic Ingredients Market in 2014 (USD Million)
Figure 42 Human Probiotics to Be the Fastest-Growing Segment By 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 43 Asia-Pacific to Capture Largest Market Share for Animal Probiotics, 2015-2020 (USD Million)
Figure 44 Geographic Snapshot (2014): the Markets in Asia-Pacific are Emerging as New Hot Spots
Figure 45 North American Probiotic Ingredients Market Snapshot: U.S. is Projected to Be Global Leader Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 46 North America: Food & Beverages in Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Product, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 47 Germany Had the Largest Probiotic Ingredients Market in Europe in 2014
Figure 48 Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 49 Europe: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Function, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 50 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 51 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 52 Asia-Pacific: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By End Use, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 53 RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Country, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 54 RoW: Probiotic Ingredients Market Size, By Application, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 55 Companies Adopted New Product Developments as the Key Growth Strategy, 2010-2015
Figure 56 Probiotics Market Share, By Key Players, 2014
Figure 57 New Product Developments Increased Between 2010 & 2015
Figure 58 New Product Developments: the Key Strategy, 2011-2015
Figure 59 Geographical Revenue Mix of Top Five Players in the Probiotics Market
Figure 60 Chr. Hansen Holding A/S. : Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Groupe Danone: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 Nestlé SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 64 Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 Lifeway Foods, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 Biogaia AB: Company Snapshot
Figure 67 Probi AB: Company Snapshot
Figure 68 Probiotics International Ltd.: Company Snapshot

There have been several developments made over the past decade in the probiotic ingredients industry, witnessing a shift from basic dairy products to more effective and efficient probiotics products in the functional foods category.

The primary factor driving the global success of probiotics is their direct relation to digestive health as individuals have become more health conscious across the globe. Probiotics can be defined as friendly bacteria, which when consumed confer beneficial effects to the human body.

The worldwide demand for probiotic ingredients is on the rise, particularly in the food & beverage industries. The demand is governed by the performance quality and functionality of the products. Increasing demand for probiotic ingredients in the dietary supplements industry is one of the factors supporting market development significantly.

Major reasons for the success of probiotics foods are awareness about their efficacy and consumers’ willingness to pay for something healthy. Probiotic foods, dietary supplements and health beverages are being accepted globally due to developments in the relationship between nutrition and health with increasing health benefits and negligible side effects.

The probiotic ingredients market is segmented on the basis of application into food & beverage, dietary supplements, and animal feed. The food & beverage segment dominated the probiotic ingredients market in 2014 and is further segmented into dairy, bakery & confectionery, dry foods, non-dairy products, meat, and cereals.

The market is segmented on the basis of function into regular, prevention of disease, and therapy. On the basis of function, the probiotic ingredients market is segmented into human probiotics and animal probiotics. By ingredient the market is classified into bacteria and yeast. The market is also segmented on the basis of region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW); and has been further segmented on the basis of their key countries.

Probiotic Ingredients Market

The market for probiotic ingredients is projected to reach USD 46.55 Billion by 2020, with increasing use of probiotic ingredients in different food & beverage applications and rising opportunities in emerging markets such as Japan, India, China, and Brazil. In 2014, the Asia-Pacific region was the largest market for probiotic ingredients. The market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period.

The probiotic ingredients market is fragmented and competitive, with a large number of players operating at regional and local levels. The key players in the market adopted new product development, agreements and expansions as their preferred strategies. The key players such as CHR. Hansen Holdings A/S (Denmark), Danone (France), Nestlé S.A. (Switzerland), Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd. (Japan), E. I. DuPont de Nemours (U.S.) BioGaia AB (Sweden), Lifeway Foods, Inc. (U.S.), Probi AB (Sweden), Nebraska Cultures Inc. (U.S.), and Probiotics International Ltd (U.K.) have been profiled in the report.

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