Global Insoluble Dietary Fibers Market- Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)

Published - Jan 2017 | Category - Food & Beverages | No. of Pages - 157 | Published By - Mordor Intelligence

Report Highlights

The Global Insoluble Dietary Fibers Market was valued at USD 2.18 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 3.2 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020. The indigestible portion of food derived from plants, which doesn’t dissolve in water and is highly metabolically inactive is defined as an insoluble dietary fiber. Insoluble fibers are potential sources of prebiotics and are extensively employed in the food industry due to their versatile usage.

This market has been segmented on the basis of type into bulking agent, fat replacer, texturing agent, and others. On the basis of product type, the market has been segmented into cellulose, hemi-cellulose, chitin & chitosan, lignin, resistant starch, and others. On the basis of application, the market has been segmented into bakery, beverages, confectionaries, meat, pasta & soups, and others. Lastly, on the basis of geography, the market has been segmented into North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico, and others), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and others), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, Australia, and others), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and others), and Africa (South Africa and others).

The sudden change in lifestyles, western influence, and considerable raise in the disposable income have created a demand for healthy food products in the developing countries. The European bakery industry witnessed a considerable demand for natural and healthy bakery products employing dietary fibers as well. Furthermore, a demand for fiber supplements in fulfilling nutritional requirements in the western countries acted as a driver for the global insoluble dietary fibers market.

Technical difficulties pertaining to reactivity and stability of the product has been one of the major challenges faced by the industries employing dietary fibers. Additionally, delayed and inconsistent regulatory standards for approval are other constraints for the market. With effective scientific research, new insoluble fiber variants are being identified with superior qualities. Insoluble dietary fibers have also recently found their application in weight management and health care industry. With very limited production in the developing countries, the untapped market provides a prolific opportunity for investment in this sector.

Insoluble dietary fibers have multi-disciplinary uses, some of which include being employed as bulking agents in reduced-sugar applications, as an effective moisture manger in fat replacing, as a tool for incorporating texture, and as a natural antioxidant. They also have an extensive use as a bulking agent in the bakery industry, which accounts to 31.0% of the total market share. Commonly employed insoluble dietary fibers include cellulose, hemi-cellulose, chitin & chitosan, lignin, and resistant starch of which cellulose alone occupies over 28.0% of the entire market share. These fibers find their application in several food productions including bakery, beverages, confectionaries, meat, pasta, and soups among others. The bakery industry employs 35.0% of the entire insoluble dietary fibers due to their superior ability in providing higher softness of breadcrumb and firmness to the loaf.  

North America with a share of 38.0% holds is dominant in the global insoluble dietary fibers market. This can be accounted to the higher numbers of health conscious population in this region. Europe stands second in the market with the recent high demand for healthier bakery products. Asia-Pacific, with its huge demand for convenience foods and increased western influence, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% during the given forecast period.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill Inc., E. I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Gmbh & Co. Kg, and Tate & Lyle PLC are the major players in this market. A very high industrial rivalry exists in the sector due to limited players. New entrants have not backed off due to high profitability of this market. Major players have engaged in extensive scientific research to identify better and economically feasible active ingredients with a wider application range. With numerous mergers & acquisitions and new entrants into the sector, the global insoluble dietary fibers market is expected to grow considerably during the next five years.

Key Deliverables in the Study:

Market analysis for the Global Insoluble Dietary Fibers Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales

Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints

Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale

Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares

Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global insoluble dietary fibers market on both global and regional scales

A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information

A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market

Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped


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