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Global Fructooligosaccharides Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Fructooligosaccharides Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Fructooligosaccharides Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 2.76 Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 4.60 Billion
Diagram CAGR %

Major Markets Players

  • BENEO (Germany)
  • Cargill
  • Incorporated (U.S.)
  • Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.)
  • Tereos Group (France)

Global Fructooligosaccharides Market, By Source (Sucrose and Inulin), Product Type (Solid Fructooligosaccharides and Liquid Fructooligosaccharides), Application (Infant formulations, Food and Beverages, Animal feed, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Fructooligosaccharides Market

Fructooligosaccharides Market Analysis and Size

The global market for fructooligosaccharides (FOS) is experiencing robust growth, driven by increasing consumer awareness and demand for functional food ingredients that promote digestive health. FOS, known for their prebiotic properties, are widely used in food and beverage products as natural sweeteners and dietary supplements. They serve as food for beneficial gut bacteria, supporting gut microbiota balance and enhancing digestive function. This health-conscious trend is particularly pronounced in developed regions where there is a growing preference for products that offer both nutritional benefits and functional advantages. Furthermore, the rise in gastrointestinal disorders and increasing interest in preventive healthcare are fueling market expansion, as consumers seek dietary solutions that support digestive wellness. The food and beverage industry is incorporating FOS into a wide range of products, including dairy, bakery, and dietary supplements, to cater to this growing demand.

Global fructooligosaccharides market size was valued at USD 2.76 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 4.60 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 6.60% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Source (Sucrose and Inulin), Product Type (Solid Fructooligosaccharides and Liquid Fructooligosaccharides), Application (Infant formulations, Food and Beverages, Animal feed, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America

Market Players Covered

BENEO (Germany), Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.), Tereos Group (France), Royal Friesland Campina NV (Netherlands), Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan), Galam Group (Israel), Brenntag SE (Germany), Jarrow Formulas Inc. (U.S.), Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.), Baolingbao Biological Co. Ltd (China), Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (New Zealand), Roquette Frères (France), Nutriagaves (Mexico), Quantum Hi-Tech (China) Biological Co., Ltd. (China), Tata Chemicals Ltd. (India), Biosynth Carbosynth (U.K.), DANA DAIRY GROUP (Switzerland), ELICITYL (France), Glycom A/S (Denmark)

Market Opportunities

  •   Expansion in Functional Food and Beverage Market  
  • Advancements in Extraction Technologies      

Market Definition

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are a type of soluble fiber and prebiotic compound found naturally in various plants such as chicory root, onions, garlic, and bananas. They consist of short chains of fructose molecules linked together with glucose at the end. Fructooligosaccharides are not digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract but instead pass intact to the colon, where they serve as food for beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in the gut. This fermentation process stimulates the growth and activity of these beneficial bacteria, contributing to digestive health and supporting overall well-being.  

Fructooligosaccharides Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Rising Demand for Functional Foods

The increasing consumer shift towards functional foods and beverages, which offer additional health benefits beyond basic nutrition, is significantly bolstering the utilization of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) as a key ingredient. FOS's ability to serve as a prebiotic, supporting gut health and enhancing digestive functions, aligns perfectly with this trend. Consumers are increasingly seeking products that not only satisfy hunger but also contribute to overall well-being, including improved digestion and immune support. This demand is prompting food and beverage manufacturers to incorporate FOS into a wide array of fructooligosaccharides products such as yogurt, cereal bars, and beverages, aiming to appeal to health-conscious consumers and driving the market growth.                 

  • Health Benefits and Digestive Wellness  

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are gaining prominence in dietary supplements and food products due to their significant role in promoting digestive health and fostering a balanced gut microbiota. FOS serves as a preferred substrate for beneficial bacteria in the colon, stimulating their growth and activity. This fermentation process not only enhances nutrient absorption but also helps in the production of short-chain fatty acids, which contribute to intestinal health. As awareness of digestive wellness grows among consumers, fueled by concerns over gastrointestinal disorders and overall wellness, the demand for FOS-infused products continues to rise. Manufacturers are increasingly highlighting these health benefits, driving adoption across a spectrum of dietary supplements, and driving the market growth.

Opportunities 

  • Expansion in Functional Food and Beverage Market

Consumers are actively seeking products that offer not only basic nutrition but also additional health benefits such as improved digestive health, enhanced immune support, and effective weight management. FOS, known for its prebiotic properties and ability to selectively stimulate beneficial gut bacteria, aligns perfectly with these health-conscious trends. Manufacturers can capitalize on this opportunity by developing innovative food and beverage products that integrate FOS to address specific health needs. This includes enhancing the nutritional profile of fructooligosaccharides food sources such as yogurt, functional drinks, and snack bars with FOS to appeal to a broader consumer base seeking functional solutions in their daily diets and creating new market opportunities.               

  • Advancements in Extraction Technologies             

Improved extraction methods from natural sources like chicory root and innovative purification techniques ensure higher purity levels of FOS, meeting stringent quality standards for food and pharmaceutical applications. Furthermore, innovations in formulation techniques such as microencapsulation enable enhanced stability and bioavailability of FOS, facilitating their incorporation into a broader range of products including pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and specialized nutrition. Advancements in extraction technologies and production processes for fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are opening up new opportunities in the market.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Formulation Challenges

The formulation of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) into food and beverage products presents significant challenges, particularly in maintaining taste, texture, and stability without compromising product quality. FOS can impact product attributes such as sweetness and mouthfeel, necessitating careful formulation adjustments to achieve desired sensory profiles. Furthermore, the hygroscopic nature of FOS can pose challenges to product stability, affecting shelf life and manufacturing processes.             

  • Regulatory Challenges

The fructooligosaccharides (FOS) market faces regulatory complexities and varying approvals across different regions, which can impede market growth and hinder product development efforts. Regulatory authorities around the world have varying requirements and standards for the use of FOS in food and dietary supplements, ranging from labeling requirements to permissible dosage levels. Obtaining regulatory approval can be time-consuming and costly, particularly for manufacturers aiming to expand into new markets or launch new product formulations.

This market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Recent Developments

  • In March 2022, Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global supplier of ingredients and solutions for the food and beverage industries, announced the agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech Biological Co. Ltd (Quantum) from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co. Ltd (ChemPartner) for USD 237 million. Quantum is a prominent player in China, specializing in the research, development, production, and sale of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS), renowned as prebiotic dietary fibers. This acquisition strengthens Tate & Lyle's position in the prebiotic fiber market
  • In January 2022, Galam, a global manufacturer of specialty ingredients for food and animal nutrition, unveiled plans to launch a production plant for its prebiotic GOFOS. GOFOS, a short-chain fructooligosaccharide (sc-FOS) known for its strong prebiotic properties, has shown scientific evidence suggesting daily consumption can yield various health benefits for humans and animals alike. Produced by Galam, GOFOS is a soluble sc-FOS prebiotic fiber that supports the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut bacteria

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Fructooligosaccharides Market Scope

The market is segmented into three notable segments based on source, product type, and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Source

  • Sucrose
  • Inulin

Product Type

  • Solid Fructooligosaccharides
  • Liquid Fructooligosaccharides

Application

  • Infant Formulations
  • Food and Beverages
  • Animal Feed
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals

Fructooligosaccharides Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, source, product type, and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Egypt, Israel, rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and rest of South America.

Europe is expected to dominate the market due to various factors, such as rising consumer demand for natural and healthier food and beverage options, along with increasing recognition of the potential health advantages of FOS, the regulatory landscape in Europe is favorable towards its incorporation in food and dietary supplements.    

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing due to the rising demand for nutritional products in emerging economies within this region, there is a growing opportunity for companies like Galam to expand their market presence and production capabilities. These economies, characterized by increasing urbanization, rising disposable incomes, and evolving dietary preferences towards healthier options, present a fertile ground for the introduction and uptake of functional ingredients.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Fructooligosaccharides Market Share Analysis

The market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to market.

Some of the major players operating in the market are:

  • BENEO (Germany)
  • Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.)
  • Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.)
  • Tereos Group (France)
  • Royal Friesland Campina NV (Netherlands)
  • Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Galam Group (Israel)
  • Brenntag SE (Germany)
  • Jarrow Formulas Inc. (U.S.)
  • Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.)
  • Baolingbao Biological Co. Ltd (China)
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (New Zealand)
  • Roquette Frères (France)
  • Nutriagaves (Mexico)
  • Quantum Hi-Tech (China) Biological Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd. (India)
  • Biosynth Carbosynth (U.K.)
  • DANA DAIRY GROUP (Switzerland)
  • ELICITYL (France)
  • Glycom A/S (Denmark)


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