Global Market Study on Clinical Nutrition: Infant Nutrition Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020


  • Published On : Jan-2015 |
  • Pages : 90 Pages |
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Increasing population of baby boomers is a major factor driving the consumption of clinical nutrition products. With increasing age, digestion abilities of the human digestive system decreases, thus makes it difficult for the body to absorb all the required nutrients from food. Loss of appetite is also a common problem among baby boomers. As a result, aging individuals do not get optimal amounts of nutrients. Hence, they resort to additional supplements for proper nourishment. In order to stay fit, their dependence on clinical nutrition increases. According to the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), 841 million people were aged 60 years and above in 2013 compared to 205 million people in 1950. The population is projected to reach over 2 billion by 2050. With the increasing population of baby boomers, spending on clinical nutrition is expected to increase. 

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for clinical nutritional products globally. Increasing birth rate paired with increasing geriatric population is driving the clinical nutrition market in the Asia Pacific region. Countries such as India and China have high birth rate, which is expected to boost the demand for clinical nutrition products, especially infant nutrition products. Some of the major factors contributing the growth of clinical nutrition market in North America include Increase in consumer awareness about health and wellbeing paired with increasing healthcare cost. Growing aging population coupled with high birth rate in some European countries, such as the U.K. and France, are driving the clinical nutrition market in the region. 

The report covers in-depth Clinical Nutrition market analysis, by type segment (infant nutrition, enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition), by infant nutrition type segment (milk-based, soy-based, organic, probiotic/prebiotic, and others), and by enteral nutrition type segment (standard, and enteral nutrition for chronic illnesses) for the period 2010 to 2020. In addition, the current Clinical Nutrition market dynamics including the drivers, restraints, opportunities and recent developments have been captured throughout the report. The Competitive Landscape section of the clinical nutrition market report includes companies market share globally included in the report. The report also includes benchmarking section which provides an insight on the revenue generated and presence of its offerings in the three clinical nutrition categories: infant nutrition, enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition of the companies.

Key points covered in the report

  • The report provides historic, present and forecasted market size, analysis, trend, share, and growth 
  • The report segments the market on the basis of products type by value (USD billion) for all Geography
  • The report covers clinical nutrition products segmentation
    • Infant Nutrition
    • Enteral Nutrition
    • Parenteral Nutrition
  • The infant nutrition products segmentation
    • Milk-Based
    • Soy-Based
    • Organic
    • Probiotic/Prebiotic
    • Others
  • The enteral nutrition products segmentation
    • Standard
    • Enteral Nutrition for Chronic Illnesses
  • The report covers geographic segmentation
    • North America 
    • Europe 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Row 
  • The report provides company profiles of some of the leading companies operating in the market
  • The report also provides porters five forces analysis of the market

Increasing population of baby boomers is a major factor driving the consumption of clinical nutrition products. With increasing age, digestion abilities of the human digestive system decreases, thus makes it difficult for the body to absorb all the required nutrients from food. Loss of appetite is also a common problem among baby boomers. As a result, aging individuals do not get optimal amounts of nutrients. Hence, they resort to additional supplements for proper nourishment. In order to stay fit, their dependence on clinical nutrition increases. According to the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), 841 million people were aged 60 years and above in 2013 compared to 205 million people in 1950. The population is projected to reach over 2 billion by 2050. With the increasing population of baby boomers, spending on clinical nutrition is expected to increase. 

Asia Pacific was the largest market for clinical nutrition in 2013, accounting for 41.5% of the global market share, followed by Europe and North America with market share of 24.4% and 22.6% respectively. From 2014 to 2020, the Asia Pacific clinical nutrition market is expected to grow at a CAGR 3.9%, owing to increasing demand from countries such as India and China. Increasing geriatric population is also expected to propel the growth of the Asia Pacific market. The market share of North America is expected to decrease to 21.3%, whereas that of Europe is expected to increase to 25.4% by 2020.

The clinical nutrition market is bifurcated into product type (infant nutrition, enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition), type of infant nutrition (milk-based, soy-based, organic, probiotic/prebiotic, and others), and type of enteral nutrition (standard, and enteral nutrition for chronic illnesses). Infant nutrition segment holds the largest share of overall market in 2013 at USD 21.1 billion; and is expected to reach USD 27.1 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 3.8% for the period 2014-2020.

Under the infant nutrition segment, the milk-based segment (largest segment in 2013) increased by 4.2% CAGR during 2010 – 2013 to reach USD 8.1 billion in 2013. Under regional segment, the Asia Pacific clinical nutrition market (largest market in 2013) increased by 4.8% CAGR during 2010-2013 to reach USD 15.3 billion in 2013. The global clinical nutrition market is highly concentrated with four players accounting for approximately 69% of the market share. Nestlé SA led the market in 2013. Others major players operating in the global clinical nutrition market are Baxter International, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, B. Braun Melsungen AG, H. J. Heinz Company, Groupe Danone, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, Fresenius Kabi AG, Hospira, Inc. and Perrigo Company Plc.

Some of the major players in the Clinical Nutrition market:

  • Nestlé SA, Baxter International, Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories.
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG.
  • H. J. Heinz Company.
  • Groupe Danone.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company.
  • Fresenius Kabi AG.
  • Hospira, Inc.
  • Perrigo Company Plc.
  • Other.
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