Global inulin market is expected to reach USD 2.35 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Gaining popularity of prebiotic ingredients on account of rising awareness towards low fat and calorie reduction is expected to fuel inulin market demand over the next six years. U.S. FDA recognized inulin as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) product, which is expected to have a positive impact on market over the next six years.
Food & beverage was the largest application, accounting for over 65% of market volume in 2013. Inulin is being increasingly used in dairy product formulation such as cheese, spoonable yogurts and butter. Dairy industry growth is expected to act as a major driver for inulin market over the forecast period.
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Further key findings from the study suggest:
Global inulin market demand was 246.5 kilo tons in 2013 and is expected to exceed 400 kilo tons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 9.0% from 2014 to 2020.
Use of inulin in dietary supplements is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. Growing infant formula market demand in China and India coupled with announcement of capacity expansion by baby food manufacturers such as Danone and Nestle is expected to positively impact market over the next six years.
Europe was the largest inulin market, accounting for over 50% of global volume in 2013. Regulatory scenario aimed at supporting fortification of food with prebiotic ingredients is expected to fuel inulin demand in the region. Growing demand for substitute prebiotics and development of synbiotics are expected to remain key restraining factors for the market.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness high at an estimated CAGR of over 10% from 2014 to 2020 in terms of revenue owing to positive dairy industry outlook in India, China, Australia and New Zealand. Gaining popularity of functional foods such as infant formula in China, Japan and India is expected to fuel inulin demand over the forecast period.
Global inulin market is highly competitive owing to presence of limited companies. Major market players include Jarrow Formulas, Beneo-Orafti, Sensus and Cosucra. Increasing availability of chicory roots in Belgium, France and Spain has forced inulin manufacturers to establish their facilities in the vicinity. New product development and establishment of strategic partnerships between manufacturers and buyers are expected to remain critical success factors for inulin market over the forecast period.
Grand View Research has segmented the global inulin market on the basis of application and region:
Global Inulin Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
Food & Beverage
Global Inulin Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
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