Milk Ingredients Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2021


  • To Be Published : Apr-2017 |
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Changing lifestyles of consumers across the globe has instrumented a greater incentive on the quality of essential ingredients consumed by them through daily diets. And, the volumes of milk consumed by any individual in a day becomes a crucial aspect for determining balanced nutritional diets among consumers. Identifying the benefits of consuming milk with high-quality ingredients has become necessary, not just for dietary satisfaction, but also to lower incidences of nutrition-based disorders. Qualitative analysis of several types of milk ingredients helps manufacturers of milk products and dairy-based beverages to improve the nutritional value of their products by augmenting the presence of such ingredients during milk processing operations. 

Lactose, milk protein concentrates, caseins, lactic acids, calcium lactates, sodium lactates, and milk protein isolates, among others, are some of the recognizable types of milk ingredients in the global market. Health benefits from consuming them will continue to drive their demand, while digestive disorders and allergic instances are likely to limit their consumption among some consumers. Growth of the global milk ingredients market, however, is likely to ascend across the world, exhibiting varying growth curve in different regions and indicating distinct business progress for each company participating in the market. 

Global Milk Ingredients Market: Drivers & Inhibitors 

Demand for milks enriched with specific ingredients is no longer limited to sports industry or fitness professionals in the world. Health consciousness is gripping consumers from all walks of life, prompting milk producers to offer healthy products through protein-rich or low-fat milks. Consumption of milks with higher presence of protein ingredients, such as caseins and caseinates, and amino acids helps consumers build muscles in a healthier fashion. Organic benefits of some milk ingredients such as calcium lactate improves the strength of consumers’ teeth and bones, which is far more benefitting for people suffering from orthopedic disorders. A moderate consumption of milk supplemented with amino acids as its core ingredients, on a daily basis, ensures a proper sleep for consumers, and acts as a remedy for sleep deprivation and insomnia. Improving skin tones, averting cognitive decline and keeping the consumer’s body hydrated also act as drivers for fuelling demand of some specific milk ingredients in the global market. 

Qualities of milk ingredients that promote their consumption might not necessarily be applicable for all consumer sects in the global market. Incidences of milk allergies such as lactose intolerance are acidic refluxes deter the consumption of such milk brands among consumers. Overconsumption of milk with higher presence of specific ingredients can lead to some serious disorders, demoting a company’s product range with no fault of its own, whatsoever. Another key challenge curbing the growth of global milk ingredients market is milk product manufacturers are often riddled with production hindrances arising from deriving ingredients in their natural and organic form. Improper extraction of ingredients or inclusion of artificial ingredients instigates heavy criticism from industry leaders, consumers as well as regulatory bodies of a region. 

Global Milk Ingredients Market: Trends & Opportunities 

Keeping in mind that consumers prefer flavorsome yet nutritious milk, companies continue to adopt developed production equipment and mechanism to instate processes that increase presence of optimum ingredients in their milk products. The global market for milk ingredients will progress under the influence of such trends, where milk manufacturing companies should concentrate their businesses on the basis of several types of milk ingredients, and likewise, more and more consumers should be compelled to opt for such “ingredient-rich” milk products. Milk cartons and packages will continue to notify consumers on types of ingredients present in the packaged milk, along with their nutritional worth and quantity. Business opportunities for milk companies offering ingredient information on their packaging labels will soar successively, particularly due to dietary choices of health enthusiast consumers. Meanwhile, budding manufacturers of milk ingredients are likely to introduce innovative products in the market and initiate harvesting of revenues from consumption of novel milk products. 

Global Milk Ingredients Market: Segment-wise Breakdown 

Besides the prominent types of ingredients, the global market for milk ingredients is also segmented on the basis of application and regions. Primary types of milk ingredients classifying the growth of global market include, milk protein concentrates, milk protein isolates, milk powder, casein, and caseinates, while lesser prevalent ingredients can be categorized under “others” segment. Milk powder is expected to attain dominance as an ingredient type, while the global milk ingredients market will also witness considerable growth in its casein and caseinates ingredients segment. Applications of such ingredients are also instrumental for assessing a growth prognosis of the global market, which is why the market is stratified into dairy products, food supplements, sports nutrition, infant formula, beverages, and ice-creams, among others. The prominence of dairy product applications will continue to be evident, but growth in infant formula application segment is likely to gain momentum over the projected period. 

Global Milk Ingredients Market: Regional Overview 

Analysis of the growth of global milk ingredients market can be evaluated across four key regions, namely,

  • North America (Canada and the US)
  • Western Europe (Benelux, Nordics, EU5)
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific (New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Greater China, India, ASEAN countries, and others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, and others)

Key insights of region-wise analysis will promote the influence of North America in the global milk ingredients market. Consumers in the US continue to opt for nutritional foods and beverages, regardless of their affordability, resulting to higher contribution in global market by North America’s milk ingredients market. Proliferating health consciousness and advanced diary industry in Western Europe is slated to increase revenue influx in European milk ingredients market, while presence of a specialty nutrition sector in Asia Pacific countries will render the region lucrative for production of milk ingredients in the global market. 

Global Milk Ingredients Market: Key Companies 

Introducing ground-breaking products in the global market is among top priorities for milk manufacturers in the world. Devising production processes that can calibrate ingredient inclusion in milk products has urged several key players towards adoption of enhanced machinery and highly-proficient workforce. Some of the prominent participants in the global milk ingredients market comprise of Cayuga Milk Ingredients, Danone SA, Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S, Glanbia Plc., Adams Food Limited, Dairy Farmers of America, Fonterra Co-operative Group, and Friesland Campina, among others.

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