The global dietary fibers market size was valued at USD 6.73 billion in 2021. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030. A significant shift from pharmaceutical to nutraceuticals products among consumers and rising investments in the pharmaceutical industry are the factors anticipated to augment demand during the forecast period. Additionally, increasing consumer awareness regarding the importance of maintaining a healthy diet which is leading to an active lifestyle by controlling lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases among other key benefits may foster market growth.
Dietary fibers are extracted from different sources via wet processing, dry processing, chemical, gravimetric, physical, enzymatic, and microbial methods. A combination of the aforementioned methods may also be used to achieve the desired results. Different treatment methods emit different results on the structure of dietary fibers. Innovations in terms of the production process and immense potential for the dietary fibers to be used in a wide range of food products are anticipated to drive market demand.
COVID-19 had a marginal impact on the dietary fibers market. Dietary fibers can be found in a wide range of products, such as pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and animal feed. Dietary fibers are also used to boost immunity and muscle mass. Hence, during pandemic, demand for the dietary fiber products in the market was high. In addition; customers began to incorporate dietary fibers into their daily diets, which influenced overall market growth.
According to a research from the National Institutes of Health, more than 60 to 70 million Americans experience distinct digestive health issues.Furthermore, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, adults and children need at least 20-30 grams of dietary fiber each day,. Additionally, consuming dietary fibers reduces the risk of a number of illnesses, including heart disease, diverticular disease, constipation, and diabetes. The aforementioned factors are expected to increase dietary fiber demand.
Easy availability of cereals & grains such as oats, whole wheat, rye, corn, popcorn, barley, brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat, triticale, bulgur, and millet is expected to drive demand for the dietary fibers in the U.S. Despite the fact that dietary fibers are best known for the physiological functions, they are indigestible. Fibers cannot be used as a source of energy because they are immune to hydrolysis and passes through the body in an undamaged state. This factor becomes a challenge when used as a component in food and beverage applications.
Dietary fibers help humans to avoid constipation and maintain a healthy digestive system. People suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are frequently advised to increase and modify the amount of fiber in their diet. Likewise, it is anticipated that this will increase demand for the dietary fiber supplements between people suffering from IBS, globally.
In the raw materials segment, cereals and grains dominated the market with more than 48.0% market share in 2021. These fibers lower the risk of developing cardiovascular conditions like coronary heart disease and stroke. Oat, flaxseed, bean, and oat bran fibers also aid in lowering levels of low-density lipoprotein, which lowers levels of total blood cholesterol.
Beta-glucan, pentose, and arabinoxylans are some of the important soluble fibers found in whole grains like wheat, rye, and barley, while insoluble fibers like lignin, cellulose, and hemicelluloses are found in cereals like rice, maize, and wheat bran. The market for dietary fibers is anticipated to grow due to the increasing demand for beta-glucan as an immunity booster in the pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals sectors.
Fruits such as purple passion fruit, Metamucil, orange, avocado, and figs as well as vegetables such as sweet potato and turnip are known to contain high levels of fibers. Growing awareness regarding the importance of consumption of these fruits and vegetables in the day-to-day diet is expected to play a significant role in the growth of segment during the forecast period.
Rising use of the nuts & seeds, on account of their nutritional value, is expected to boost the segment growth throughout the forecast period. Increasing use of the organic ingredients, in the manufacturing process of nuts & seeds, is one of the primary reasons contributing to the growing demand for these products. Nuts & seeds segment is expected to witness growth in emerging economies, owing to their high protein content.
Legumes are a source of three forms of dietary fiber including insoluble fiber, soluble fiber, and resistant starch that are responsible for many protective effects of the legumes. The growing adoption of legumes in numerous applications such as bakeries, snacks, and nutrition bars is one of the critical reasons for boosting segment growth.
The market for soluble dietary fibers was the largest in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period. Fruits, nuts, vegetables, cereals, whole grains, and seeds are the sources of soluble type that are safe for the consumption by both animals and humans. While pectin, found in fruits such as pears and apples, aids in curing acid reflux and gut health, fibers found in vegetables such as inulin and fructooligosaccharide (FOS) aid in regulating intestine function.
The soluble dietary fibers are frequently used as a flavor-enhancing ingredient in many different foods and beverages as well as a fat and sugar replacement in a number of food applications, including bakery, frozen dairy desserts, and confectionery goods. Additionally, it is anticipated that increasing research and development on inulin and other soluble fibers, like pectin and polydextrose, will expand the market's overall product offering during the coming years.
Insoluble dietary fibers are expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period, owing to rising consumption of the functional foods, increased health-consciousness among consumers, and changing customer diet patterns. Furthermore, insoluble dietary fibers derived from corn, rice, oats, wheat, potato, peas, and legumes aid in the prevention of a variety of health problems such as constipation, high cholesterol, obesity, and hyperglycemia.
Insoluble dietary fibers do not form a gel-like substance and smoothly pass through the intestines, thus improving the bowel function. The insoluble dietary fiber market is expected to witness augmented growth in the coming years on account of rising demand for the functional foods and increasing health consciousness among consumers.
The food & beverage segment had the highest revenue of USD 3,016.7Million in 2021.This trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period due to the rising consumer awareness regarding the significance of dietary fibers in daily meals. The dominance of the application segment can also be attributed to the remarkable growth of the functional foods industry owing to a rise in per capita income, which has enhanced the spending capacities of consumers.
Pharmaceuticals application is projected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period with a CAGR of 8.9% owing to a large number of benefits associated with the consumption of dietary fibers. Some of these benefits include maintenance of bowel health, lowering of cholesterol levels, and controlling blood sugar levels. Various types of fibers such as cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectin, and lignin are used in pharmaceuticals segment.
Animal feed application in dietary fibers market is expected to witness a significant growth with a CAGR of 9.3% during the projected timeframe on account of the rising awareness regarding animal health such as the use of dietary fibers in weight management diet and obesity of the animals. Additionally, improvement in intestinal health of the animals, ascending demand for the animal-derived food products, is further propelling the market demand.
The other applications include personal care and cosmetic products. Growing demand for the dietary fibers in developing economies and increasing awareness regarding the personal care and hygiene are anticipated to promote industry growth during the forecast period. The growing personal care sector is expected to stimulate demand for the dietary fibers during the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific market is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR of 9.9% from 2022 to 2030, in terms of the revenue. Asia Pacific led the market and accounted for more than 39.0% share of the global revenue in 2021. Countries, such as China, Indonesia, and Japan are expected to be the leading producers of foods and beverages during the next few years. Promising trends in the food & beverage industry in the Asia Pacific are estimated to spur demand for the dietary fibers during the forecast years.
Chinese consumers are now following international food trends due to their exposure to global food products. Consumers are, therefore, observed to have increased preference towards healthy products with high nutritional benefits, especially in the time of the COVID-19 where nutritional intake became a priority for many people while making choices related to food, which may help in market growth.
The North American dietary fibers market is estimated to expand with a CAGR of 9.0% from 2022-2030. North America has been largest market for the immunity-boosting and health-enhancing products in 2021. Nutritional care has seen a major evolution in the region with consumers getting highly aware of the ingredients in packaged food products. The new trending diets and lifestyles adopted by the people in North American region have rendered consumption of the dietary fibers, highly significant.
Easy availability of cereals & grains such as oats, whole wheat, rye, corn, popcorn, barley, brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat, triticale, bulgur, and millet is expected to drive demand for the dietary fibers in the U.S. Further, the consumption of fruits & vegetable is expected to have a positive impact on growth of the U.S. dietary fibers market, on account of growing concerns about various health issues including obesity, high cholesterol levels, and cancer.
The global dietary fibers market is expected to witness moderate competition among the companies owing to the presence of numerous players across the industry. Owing to changing consumer trends, numerous companies are expanding their product portfolio to gain a competitive advantage in the market.
Manufacturers are increasingly engaged in R&D activities related to the products that are used in manufacturing of the dietary fibers. They are also expanding their production capacities to meet growing demand for the dietary fibers from the application industry. For instance, in September 2020, Batory Foods entered into an agreement with BioHarvest Sciences Inc., a developer of patent-protected and proprietary Biofarming technology. The agreement was signed exclusively to enter the US Edible CBD Market and US Nutraceuticals Market so as to strategically diversify Batory Foods’ product portfolio. Some of the prominent players in the global dietary fibers market include:
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Tate & Lyle
The Green Labs LLC
J. RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GmbH + Co KG
AGT Food and Ingredients
Market size value in 2022
USD 7.31 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 14.93 billion
Growth rate (Revenue)
CAGR of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Volume in Kilotons, Revenue in USD Million, CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Volume & revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends
Raw material, type, application, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Mexico; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia, Brazil; Argentina, UAE,South Africa
Key companies profiled
BENEO, Lonza, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Batory Foods, Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Freres, PURIS, Tate & Lyle, Emsland Group, Cargill, Incorporated, Kerry Inc., The Green Labs LLC, Nexira, Far best Brands, J.RETTENMAIER& SOHNE GmbH + Co KG, Taiyo International, AGT Food and Ingredients
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global Dietary Fibers Market report based on the raw materials, type, application, and region:
Raw Materials Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Fruits & Vegetables
Cereals & Grains
Nuts & Seeds
Type Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Chitin & Chitosan
Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Food & Beverages
Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global dietary fibers market size was estimated at USD 6.73 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 7.31 billion in 2022.
b. The dietary fibers market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.2% from 202 to 2030 to reach USD 14.93 billion by 2030.
b. The soluble segment dominated the dietary fibers market with a share of 54% in 2021, owing to its extensive use as a flavor-enhancing additive in various food & beverage products, such as frozen dairy desserts, and bakery & confectionery products.
b. Some of the key players operating in the dietary fibers market include BENEO; ADM; Lonza; Cargill, Incorporated; DuPont; Ingredion Incorporated; Roquette Frères; Puris; Emsland Group; Kerry Inc.; The Green Labs LLC; Nexira; Tate & Lyle; Farbest Brands; J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE GmbH + Co KG; Taiyo International; AGT Food and Ingredients; Batory Foods.
b. The key factors that are driving the dietary fibers market include increasing consumption of insoluble dietary fiber supplements owing to their nutritional specifications, such as controlling blood sugar levels and lowering of cholesterol levels.
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The demand for nutraceuticals & functional foods is expected to witness an upward surge owing to consumers opting for immunity boosting supplements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, a decline in the consumption of poultry, meat and seafood products across the globe is expected to increase the demand for plant and animal-based protein supplements in the near future. The report will account for Covid19 as a key market contributor.
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