Probiotic Ingredients Market Report

Probiotic Ingredients Market Analysis By Ingredients (Bacteria (Lactobacilli, Bifidobacterium, Streptococcus), Yeast, Spore Formers), By End Use (Human, Animal), Competitive Landscape, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Feb, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-395-9
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014-2016
  • Number of Pages: 221

Industry Insights

The global probiotic ingredients market was valued at USD 1.71 billion in 2015 and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Increasing health consciousness among the consumers and their preventive measures is expected to positively drive the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Countries including China, the U.S and Germany are anticipated to have an uptrend in aging population over the forecast period. Probiotic ingredients help to strengthen the immune system in aging people. This factor is estimated to positively influence the probiotics ingredients growth over the forecast period.

U.S. probiotic ingredients market by application, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. probiotic ingredients market

Growing health concerns coupled with rising digestive disorders owing to unhealthy lifestyle is a key factor expected to influence the market positively. Health disorders are a result of unhealthy lifestyles such as long working hours, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, poor food habits and alcohol consumption. These unhealthy habits of people are expected to positively influence the industry growth over the forecast period.

Wide applications of probiotic ingredients in healthcare sector including, medical food with beneficial bacteria, nutritional foods and supplements are expected to positively drive the growth of the market over the forecast period.

R&D initiatives by companies to enhance effective products that have a broad application base is expected to create immense growth opportunities for industry participants. For instance, Thorne Research collaborated with EXOS, a company involved in proactive health and performance solutions, to launch EXOS performance nutrition, to cater to the needs of consumers ranging from everyday adults to elite athletes.

Ingredient Insights

Increasing demand in dairy products sector, fermented products, and nutritive food & beverages is anticipated to grow steadily over the next nine years. Yeast sector accounted for 12% in 2015. Growing product demand, spore formers is expected to increase share over the next nine years. This increase can be attributed to robust demand and growing urbanization & industrialization.

Rising food manufacturing and technologically advanced infrastructure spending in emerging countries is projected to influence the market demand positively. Not only in these emerging economies but it is being observed that probiotics are consumed worldwide tremendously since they promote good health.

Bacteria Insights

Bifidobacterium segment accounted for over 31% in 2015 and is anticipated to show a steady increase over the forecast period. Streptococcus segment had a 6% share by revenue in 2015 and is expected to gain share by the end of the forecast period.

Demand in lactobacilli segment accounted for over 59% in 2015 and is projected to grow at a significant rate in the coming years. Increasing investments in probiotics market owing to growing economies such as China, Brazil, and India, is anticipated to propel the growth of ingredients including lactobacilli, bifidobacterium, and streptococcus, over the forecast period.

Application Insights

Food & beverages emerged as the leading application segment in terms of revenue and accounted for over 82% of the overall demand in 2015. Growing demand in the main end-use industries such as food and beverage, food processing and nutritional food industry, especially in developing regions, is expected to be a key driving factor for this product.

Dietary supplements segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2016 to 2025. This product is used mostly in applications such as breakfast cereals, medical food, nutritional supplements, dairy food and frozen foods.

Animal feed segment is expected to gain market share over the next nine years. Growing demand in various applications such as animal husbandry may be attributed to the high growth of the product segment.

End Use Insights

The animal probiotics demand accounted for 7% of the overall demand in 2015 and is expected to gain share over the forecast period. Increasing animal husbandry has resulted in the rise of the demand for animal nutrition. This factor is anticipated to drive the growth of the animal probiotics segment over the forecast period.

Increasing health concerns and unhealthy lifestyle has compelled people to opt for healthy dietary options like probiotics. The human probiotics segment accounted for 93% of the overall demand in 2015.

Regional Insights

North America demand is projected to propel at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2016 to 2025. Growing popularity of the probiotics ingredients and aging population in the U.S. is anticipated to have a positive influence on the regional demand. The European market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period. Growing food industry in Italy, France, and Germany is anticipated to boost the market demand. Other countries that show significant growth over the period includes UK, Switzerland, and Greece.

Global probiotics ingredients market by region, 2015, (USD Million)

Global probiotic ingredients market

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness high growth owing to rising disposable income and growing population, thereby aiding the regional probiotics ingredients market. Asia Pacific probiotics ingredients industry accounted for over 32% of the overall revenue in 2015. R&D and infrastructural spending in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, China, and India is expected to influence the regional demand.

Competitive Insights

Companies in this industry are engaged in extensive R&D to improve their product portfolio and strengthen their presence. Manufacturers producing probiotics ingredients raw materials can also distribute and supply, and in some cases even fall under the end-use category. The industries are characterized by high level of vertical integration, horizontal and complete integration. Such diverse integration helps them to integrate their businesses in a cost effective way and shields them from raw material procurement difficulties. Biocodex Inc., Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Danisco A/S, Danone Inc., and Lallemand Inc. are some of the companies who are into the complete value chain of probiotics ingredients.

Major industry participants integrated vertically include Ganeden and Sabinsa Corporation. Such fully integrated companies have financial as well as operational benefits that improve profitability and reduce operational costs.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 & 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, CSA & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, China, India, Japan, Brazil

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an industry analysis on the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the probiotic ingredients market on the basis of ingredient, bacteria, application, end-use and region:

  • Ingredient Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Bacteria

    • Yeast

    • Spore formers

  • Bacteria Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Lactobacilli

    • Bifidobacterium

    • Streptococcus

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Food & beverages

    • Dietary supplements

    • Animal feed

  • End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Human

    • Animal

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • CSA

      • Brazil

    • MEA

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