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 Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the prebiotics market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for prebiotics market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of prebiotics market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Prebiotics Market Categorization:

The prebiotics market was categorized into three segments, namely ingredients (Fructo-oligosaccharide, Inulin, Galacto-oligosaccharides, Mannan-oligosaccharide), application (Prebiotic Food & Beverages, Prebiotic dietary Supplements, Animal Feed Prebiotics), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The prebiotics market was segmented into ingredients, application and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The prebiotics market was analyzed at a regional level. The global was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twelve countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; the UK.; Germany; The Netherlands; China; India; Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Brazil.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Prebiotics market companies & financials:

The prebiotics market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Abbott Laboratories - Abbott Laboratories, initially known as Abbot Alkaloidal Company, is a multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturing firm established in 1888. With a workforce of around 69,000 employees, the company operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its primary product categories include pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostic assays, and nutritional and animal health products. Abbott Laboratories is structured into six business units: animal health, diabetes care, vascular, diagnostics, nutrition, and molecular. The company markets its products under well-known brands such as Similac, PediaSure, Pedialyte, BlinkTears, Ensure, EAS Sports Nutrition, Tricor, and Glucerna. In addition to its headquarters in the United States, Abbott Laboratories has regional offices in over 40 countries, including China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and Brazil. Within its nutrition product segment, the company offers a diverse range of prebiotic products under the brand name Abbott Nutrition.

  • Beneo GmbH - Beneo GmbH, a food additive manufacturer based in Germany, was established in 2007 and is an integral part of the Südzucker Group. By 2013, the company had expanded its presence to more than 75 countries, employing over 900 individuals across six regional offices and five manufacturing facilities in Germany, Belgium, Chile, and Italy. Beneo focuses on several key business segments, including human nutrition, animal nutrition, pharmaceutical excipients, and high-intensity sweeteners. Their products offer numerous benefits, such as weight management, blood sugar management, digestive health, healthy aging, and energy management. Beneo provides a diverse range of prebiotic products within its human and animal nutrition product portfolio.

  • Bright Food (Group) Corporation Limited - Bright Food (Group) Co. Ltd., a Chinese food and beverage manufacturing conglomerate, is a state-owned company headquartered in Shanghai. Established in 2006, the company is involved in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of food supplements. Bright Foods has made significant advancements in seed breeding, ecological agriculture, and the production of agri-based products like cow milk, vegetables, and swine & fish products. Additionally, their retail outlets offer a wide range of dairy products, such as ice cream, beverages, canned food, candies, and rice wines. Weetabix Ltd., a Bright Food Group subsidiary, specializes in producing prebiotic products, including biscuits and breakfast cereals.

  • Cargill Inc. - Cargill, a multinational chemical company founded in 1865, is privately held and based in the United States. Its diverse product portfolio encompasses crop and livestock, energy trading, food, industrial and financial risk management, health and pharmaceuticals, raw materials, and electricity. With a presence in Asia Pacific, Central America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Africa, Cargill operates through regional offices and subsidiaries in 67 countries, employing over 145,000 individuals in 2013. In addition to its various offerings, the company has integrated inulin prebiotic products into its health-promoting ingredient portfolio. Furthermore, Cargill's biotechnology development center offers solutions for prebiotics in food and feed ingredients.

  • Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA - Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, a natural food ingredient manufacturing company, was established in 1852 and is headquartered in Warcoing, Belgium. Throughout its history, the company has focused on processing natural ingredients and providing industry solutions, clinical research, and regulatory consultation. These efforts aim to enhance existing products and assist customers in developing new ones. In addition to its primary location in Belgium, Cosucra Groupe has regional offices in various countries, including Canada, Chile, the U.S., Austria, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, China, Japan, India, and Thailand. The company's product portfolio consists of natural food ingredients derived from chicory and pea legumes. Under the brands Fibruline, Pisane, and Swelite, Cosucra Groupe markets and distributes its products. Notably, the company offers prebiotic products based on inulin under its Fibruline brand.

  • Kraft Foods Group, Inc. - Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a multinational grocery product manufacturer, was established in 1903. It originated in the United States and underwent a restructuring in 2012, resulting in its separation from Kraft Foods Inc. The latter was subsequently renamed Mondelez International. Kraft Foods Group primarily focuses on manufacturing and processing grocery products, particularly in North American markets. The company's product portfolio encompasses various segments, including cheese, refrigerated meals, beverages, meals & desserts, and enhancers & snack nuts. Notable food brands owned by Kraft Foods Group include Planters, Kool-Aid, Philadelphia, Cracker Barrel, Boca Burger, Oscar Mayer, Jell-O, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and Maxwell House. Additionally, the company boasts a diverse portfolio that prominently features prebiotic products as key ingredients under its LivActive brand.

  • FrieslandCampina - FrieslandCampina, a multinational dairy product manufacturer, was established in 2008 through the merger of Campina and Royal Friesland Foods. The company's headquarters are located in Amersfoort, Netherlands. With regional offices in 28 countries, FrieslandCampina has a global presence in over 100 nations. As of 2013, the company employs more than 21,180 individuals. FrieslandCampina specializes in producing, processing, and distributing various dairy products, including consumer goods, cheese, butter, milk powder, and prebiotics. Additionally, FrieslandCampina Domo focuses on developing, manufacturing, and distributing dairy ingredients for infant formulas and medical and food nutrition markets.

  • Roquette Freres - Roquette Freres, also known as Roquette, was established in 1933 and is a privately held company specializing in starch processing. The company is based in Lestrem, France, and is involved in manufacturing more than 700 starch-based by-products. These products include polyols, sugars, proteins & derivatives, bio-based ethanol, dietary fibers, and fine chemicals. Roquette operates in various countries with 18 manufacturing sites and 12 regional offices, including the U.S., France, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Korea. The company's diverse product range caters to the needs of different industries, such as food, pharma & personal care, chemicals & bio-industries, and animal nutrition. In addition, Roquette offers a prebiotic product portfolio that serves industries like food & beverages, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals, and animal nutrition.

  • Jarrow Formulas, Inc. - Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is an American manufacturer and supplier of nutritional supplements. It was established in 1977 and officially incorporated in 1988. The company's headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, and it has distribution centers in more than 20 countries worldwide, including Azerbaijan, Chile, China, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, the UK, and Vietnam. Jarrow Formulas offers various nutritional products, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, prebiotics, enzymes, standardized herbal concentrates, and enteral nutrition formulas. The company caters to multiple fields, such as beauty and personal care, bone and joint health, brain and memory support, children's health, men's and women's health, and sports nutrition.

  • Parmalat S.p.A - Parmalat S.p.A is a multinational food and dairy product corporation based in Italy. It was established in 1961 and has its headquarters in Collecchio. Following its bankruptcy in 2003, the company became a subsidiary of the French firm Lactalis in 2011. Parmalat specializes in manufacturing and distributing ultra-high temperature (UHT) processed milk and its derivatives, including yogurt, butter, cheese, and ice cream. Additionally, Parmalat is involved in the production of processed fruit juices. The company has a global presence, with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, China, Australia, and South America. As of 2013, Parmalat employed over 36,000 individuals across approximately 140 manufacturing facilities.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Prebiotics Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2021, historic information from 2017 to 2020, and forecast from 2022 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Prebiotics Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2021 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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