The global probiotics market is estimated to be valued at USD 61.1 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 91.1 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period. The increase in the consumption of functional foods such as yogurt especially in developing economies like Asia Pacific and awareness of health has resulted in the growth of probiotics market. The ban on the use of antibiotics particularly in the European region is projected to create growth prospects for probiotics manufacturers in the coming years.
Probiotics are becoming one of the essential ingredients for various health and nutritional applications. Awareness regarding the benefits of ‘good bacteria’ has always been high in the European and Asia Pacific markets due to bacterially fermented milk products available in the regions. With the increase in diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis, consumers tend to maintain a healthy diet with the increased consumption of fortified foods, beverages, and dietary supplements.
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The human probiotics segment by end user is projected to account for the largest market of the probiotics market.
The rising trend of consuming functional foods due to the growing preferences for health-benefiting products is projected to drive the market for probiotics in the human segment. Popular sources of probiotics include yogurt, beverages such as fermented milk & juices, and probiotic supplements. The developing economies in Asia Pacific such as China, India, and South Korea are largely shifting toward urbanization, and in the coming years, the demand for convenience food products is witnessed to grow explicitly. These factors accounts for the large market share across the globe.
Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market.
The Asia Pacific region presents immense opportunities for animal probiotic products as governments are becoming increasingly concerned about the health and productivity of farm animals. Health deterioration in animals due to the use of AGPs has also encouraged livestock owners to use probiotic-based feed. The application of probiotics is expected to increase at a fast pace in Asia Pacific due to the rise in consumer demand.
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Key Market Players
The key players in this market include Probi AB (Sweden), Nestlé (Switzerland), ADM (US), Danone (France), DuPont (US), Yakult Honsha (Japan), Kerry Group (Ireland), Chr. Hansen (Denmark), and BioGaia (Sweden).