GVR Report cover Prebiotics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Prebiotics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Ingredients (FOS, Inulin, GOS, MOS), By Application (Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-089-7
  • Number of Report Pages: 80
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2030 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Report Overview

The global prebiotics market size was valued at USD 6.05 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.9% from 2022 to 2030. The growing use of prebiotics in the dairy industry due to its health benefits is projected to augment the demand over the forecast period. In addition, growing technological advancements in developing inulin and oligosaccharides are likely to replace sugar that is anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period. High demand for supplements along with the changing consumer perception regarding the health benefits of fibers is expected to promote growth over the next seven years.

U.S. prebiotics market size, by application, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The growing occurrence of gastrointestinal tract diseases, such as constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GRD), and inflammatory bowel disease, have raised concerns regarding gut health, thereby projected to support the growth of the market over the estimated period. In addition, the rising cultivation and harvesting of prebiotic natural herbs are further projected to drive the market. The rising investment in research & development (R&D) by companies to develop new ingredients coupled with the growing acceptance among consumers to pay a premium price for food products that contain prebiotic ingredients has enabled manufacturers to drive the active health management programs.

This, in turn,will drive the market growth over the forecast period. Prebiotics have a wide variety of applications including texture enhancement and sweetening agents in the food and beverages industry. The growing concerns with respect to sugar diseases are expected to drive the product growth over the forecast period. In addition, the major prebiotic ingredients, such as inulin and Fructo-Oligosaccharide (FOS) have demand from products that require low-calorie sweetening taste, thus propelling the overall prebiotic sector growth over the forecast period.

Ingredients Insights

On the basis of ingredients, the global market has been further categorized into FOS, Inulin, Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), Mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS), and others (Oligosaccharides, chicory fructans, HMO, XOS). The inulin ingredients segment dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the maximum share of more than 37.00% of the overall revenue. The rising demand for inulin in drinks and baked goods is expected to play a major role in driving the segment growth over the forecast period. Global product demand for GOS is estimated to grow at a significant CAGR from 2022 to 2030.

The rising demand in the manufacturing of synbiotics and growing applications in infant foods are expected to propel the demand over the next eight years. The growing application of FOSin dietary fibers and its ability to prevent gastrointestinal diseases is expected to boost the market demand over the forecast period. Moreover, increased use of FOS in the treatment of bacterial infections in long-term care facilities and hospital wards will drive the segment growth. The demand for MOS ingredients is also rising due to the growing demand for prebiotics in animal feeds. However, the shortage of MOS ingredients and the increased cost of raw materials are expected to restrain the segment growth.

Application Insights

On the basis of applications, the global market has been further segmented into food & beverages, dietary supplements, and animal feed. The food & beverage application segment dominated the market in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 82.00% of the global volume. The global prebiotic demand for animal feed was also high in 2021 and will increase further due to the growing importance of animal proteins and fortification of animal feed with bacteria that improve the gut health of animals. The dietary supplements segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR, in terms of volume, during the forecast period.

The rising consumer awareness about the consumption of protein for sustaining ideal nutritional levels and retaining muscle mass is expected to boost the market demand for these products. Moreover, rising awareness concerning protein benefits and maintaining an active & healthy lifestyleis expected to play a crucial role in promoting the usage of dietary supplement products. The aging population and the growing concerns regarding gut health are the major driving forces boosting the product demand in various applications. The rising consumer spending on products that improve the health of the intestines is expected to boost the demand over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific regional market is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of 15.4% from 2022 to 2030. The product demand is driven by countries, such as Japan, China, and India, which have a high populations coupled with thegrowing food & beverage industries. In addition, the high consumption of dairy products in Asian countries is supporting the growth of the regional market. According to an Economic survey, India’s milk production was 198.4 million tonnes in 2019-20, which has increased by 5.7% compared to 2018-19. According to the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the demand in India is projected to reach 266.5 million metric tonnes for dairy products by 2030.

Global prebiotics market share, by region, 2021 (%)

According to a report by the China International Import Expo, the average daily dairy intake volume of Chinese was 237 milliliters in 2019 and the number has reached 260 milliliters in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has significantly changed Chinese consumers’ lifestyle and dietary intake habits. The dairy intake rates are steadily increasing in the country according to the same source. The market in Australia is driven by the demand for food-based drug substitutes to combat lifestyle-related diseases. Their role in controlling obesity and gut-related diseases is expected to boost the demand in this country.

The growing usage of dairy products is also expected to boost the market growth in this country. Moreover, growing consumer awareness and aging demographics in the country will further support the market development. Australia’s dairy industry is also maturing and adapting to changes in the global market, which is expected to boost the product demand. The Europe region dominated the global market in 2021. Product diversification and its growing importance in the food and beverage industry are expected to drive the regional market. North America is expected to witness a steady growth rate from 2022 to 2030.

Increased disease occurrence including BSE, PEDv, and swine flu in the U.S. has resulted in the increased importance of animal feed ingredients for ensuring good quality feed among manufacturers. Increasing consumer disposable income levels in countries like Brazil and Argentina,are expected to boost dietary supplement consumption and fuel prebiotics demand over the forecast period. Rising domestic demand for meat in major countries, such as Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, is expected to play an important role in augmenting market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is fragmented with a large number of companies involved in the extraction and processing of prebiotics from raw materials. Companies are focusing on setting up R&D facilities with a technological rise in extracting and refining the raw materials coupled with the adoption of new food manufacturing technologies. The companies are increasing strategic expansions, mergers & acquisitions, and new product development activities. For instance, in March 2020, BENEO announced a major expansion for its chicory root manufacturing facility in Chile by 2022, which is being funded by an investment of over EUR 50 million.

This expansion is owing to the growing demand for BENEO’s inulin, oligofructose, and chicory root fibers, as consumer interest in digestive health continues to grow. In October 2019, Ashland signed an agreement with Clasado Biosciences, a company that develops advanced GOS products for unique prebiotics, and provides solutions for pharmaceuticals and food & beverage worldwide. Under the agreement, Ashland has the right to supply Bimuno prebiotics in the U.S. The huge production base and industry presence of starch manufacturers, such as ADM, Cargill Foods, and Beneo, in North America and Europe, are expected to cater to the growing domestic product demand. Some of the prominent players operating in the global prebiotics market include:

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • BENEO GmbH

  • Bright Food (Group) Corp. Ltd.

  • Cargill Inc.

  • Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

  • Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA

  • The Kraft Heinz Company

  • FrieslandCampina

  • Jarrow Formulas, Inc.

  • Parmalat S.p.A

  • Roquette Frères

  • Royal Cosun

  • Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.

Prebiotics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 6.94 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 21.2 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 14.9% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in kilo tons, revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Volume & revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Ingredients, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; The Netherlands; China; India; Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Brazil

Key companies profiled

Abbott Laboratories; BENEO GmbH; Bright Food (Group) Corp. Ltd.; Cargill Inc.; Kraft Foods Group, Inc.; Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA; The Kraft Heinz Company; FrieslandCampina; Jarrow Formulas, Inc.; Parmalat S.p.A; Roquette Frères; Royal Cosun; Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.

Customization scope

Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analysts working days) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope.

Pricing and purchase options

Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Explore purchase options


Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global prebiotics market report on the basis of ingredients, application, and region:

  • Ingredients Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS)

    • Inulin

    • Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

    • Mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS)

    • Others (Oligosaccharides, Chicory Fructans, HMO, XOS)

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Prebiotic Food & Beverages

      • Dairy Products

      • Cereals

      • Baked Food

      • Fermented Meat Products

      • Dry Food Prebiotics

      • Others

    • Prebiotic dietary Supplements

      • Food Supplements

      • Nutritional Supplements

      • Specialty Nutrients

      • Infant Foods

    • Animal Feed Prebiotics

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • The Netherlands

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • New Zealand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

gvr icn


gvr icn

This FREE sample includes data points, ranging from trend analyses to estimates and forecasts. See for yourself.

gvr icn


We can customize every report - free of charge - including purchasing stand-alone sections or country-level reports, as well as offer affordable discounts for start-ups & universities. Contact us now

Certified Icon

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is safe and secure. For more details, please read our privacy policy.