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Bromelain Market

Global Market Study on Bromelain: Increasing Applicability of Enzymes in Everyday Life to Gain Momentum in the Upcoming Years

Bromelain Market by Product (Stem Bromelain and Fruit Bromelain)

Bromelain Market Outlook (2023 to 2033)

The Market for Bromelain can be expected to expand at a value based CAGR of 4.1% and show an increase in revenue from 40.5 Bn to around 60.5 Bn by 2033.

Bromelain Market Size (2023E)

40.5 Bn

Projected Sales of Bromelain (2033F)

60.5 Bn

Value CAGR (2023 to 2033)


Value Share of Top 4 Countries (2022E)


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Bromelain Consumption Analysis (2018 to 2022) Vs. Market Estimations (2023 to 2033)

The global bromelain market has witnessed significant growth in the historical period registering a CAGR of 2.9% in the historical period and was valued at 40.5 Bn in 2023. The market is expected to grow steadily with increasing consumption and awareness about benefits related to bromelain.

Derived from the pineapple plant, the bromelain enzyme finds various applications across different end-use industries. At the industrial level, bromelain is used to digest proteins. The proteolytic nature of bromelain finds application in the food and beverage industry where it is largely used as a meat tenderizer. With added benefits such as anti-inflammation and immunity boosting properties, the enzyme is being increasingly used in dietary supplements. Bromelain also finds application as a viable solution to several energy and resource consuming processes in industries such as leather and paper processing.

The meat industry is a large part of the global food & beverages sector and there is a continuous and rapidly rising consumer demand for processed meat and ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat meat dishes, owing to the ease of consumption of these ready meat food products. Bromelain is in great demand in the F&B industry to tenderize red meat. Traditional methods of meat tenderization using the process of marinating is time consuming and requires a significant amount of resources. The Bromelain enzyme – owing to its inherent properties to tenderize meat – helps reduce post process preparation time and reduces production costs significantly. This is anticipated to boost market demand for the enzyme in the coming years.

The global market for bromelain is estimated to reach an approximate valuation of 60.5 Bn in the forecast period.

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What are the Key Trends in the Market for Bromelain?

Increasing demand from the household care industry

The detergent industry is the largest single industry in terms of consumption of enzymes, contributing to around a quarter of the global sales of enzymes. The household care industry has adopted the usage of enzymes extensively over its offerings through the last decade, in which, proteases and amylases are the active ingredients. This is expected to fuel the growth of the bromelain market, resulted by the increasing demand from the household care industry over the forecast period. Also, benefits like low washing temperatures and clean labels for manufacturers are expected to boost the demand for bromelain, as more and more manufacturers are looking to include enzyme-added offerings to get a competitive edge in the market.

“Growing meat industry”

The meat industry in the region dominates the total food and beverages industry, with processed, ready-to-cook, and ready-to-eat products capturing retail space rapidly, owing to their ease of consumption and value-added offerings. A major application of the bromelain enzyme is tenderizing red meat, which is otherwise traditionally done with a lot of resources and methods involving time-consuming marinating processes. This can be significantly reduced by the use of the bromelain enzyme, as such, reducing post process preparation time, and reducing production cost significantly. This is attributed to be a driving force for bromelain enzymes over the forecast period.

“Advent of bromelain enzymes in the cosmetic industry”

In 2016, the U.K. was the largest worldwide exporter of vibrant and innovative cosmetics, which is growing in value of both, imports and exports by 13% and 13.1%, respectively, over 2015. Within the EU, Ireland, Germany, and France are the top players in the cosmetics market, by continuously delivering innovative and best products. Ireland and Germany rank at the top in exports as well as for domestic markets, which is continuously being driven by new innovations and techniques, and rising trends in the cosmetics industry. Wide application of bromelain helps in treating acne, wrinkles, and dry skin. It also helps in post-injection bruising and swelling.

“The advent of dietary supplements

With busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules amongst the rising millennial population in major urban regions of Asia Pacific, the population has inclined themselves towards unhealthy eating habits; foods which are quick to consume at an ease of availability. The adaptability of ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook food products is capturing the wide consumer segment, with a rising demand from working women and professionals. The rising health awareness among them for supplement usage is going to impact the market in a positive way during the forecast period. Also, an increasing geriatric population will also lead to the growth of the market, as the old population majorly suffers from joint pains and osteoarthritis.

“Presence of allergens”

The population who are allergic to pineapple is also allergic to bromelain. This allergy may vary from mild nasal congestion to severe anaphylactic shock, leading to a complex medical condition. A huge North American population is reported to be sensitive to one or another kind of allergy. Consumers in the region are more concerned about the allergen labels on products. This is expected to act as a restraint for the bromelain market over the forecast period.

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Country-wise Insights

What is the value share held by United States for the bromelain market?

North America holds 36.6% of the global bromelain market value share while United States holds 32.3 of the market share.

The detergent industry in North America is the largest consumer of enzymes and the household care industry extensively utilizes enzymes such as bromelain in various products. The meat industry in North America is on an upward growth trajectory, owing to increasing consumption of meat products by the population. Bromelain being the most sought after meat tenderizing agent is in great demand in the F&B industry across North America. A trending development in this region is the adoption of bromelain in teeth whitening products. Oral care product manufacturers are now including bromelain-added products in their offerings.

How is the Latin American Bromelain Market Faring?

Brazil is the leading consumer of poultry feed and feed additives in Latin America. There is a growing demand for poultry meat in the region. The carbohydrate and protein enhancing solutions for the animal feed market are driving the growth in demand for enzymes such as bromelain. Addition of the bromelain enzyme improves the digestibility of cereal containing feeds. Also, Brazil and Argentina are the two largest consumers and exporters of meat in Latin America and consequently, there has been a steadily increasing demand for bromelain across the region.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Application of Bromelain Accounts for High Revenue Generation?

The food & beverages segment of bromelain holds the maximum value of US$ 12,342.3 ‘000 in 2022 and 31.7% of the value share.

The food and beverages segment is estimated to create an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 1,538.9 ‘000 in 2023 over 2022, and an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 19,973.9 ‘000 between 2023 and 2033.

Which Product Type of Bromelain is seen more across the World?

The maximum consumption of bromelains is in its type which holds a value of US$ 6,25,865 ‘000 and a value CAGR of 3.4% for the forecast duration.

The segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 4,34,300 ‘000 by 2022 end, and is expected to increase over the forecast period. The segment is expected to be valued at US$ 6,25,865 ‘000 by the end of 2032, representing an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 15,320 ‘000 in 2023 over 2022, and an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 1,76,245 ‘000 between 2023 and 2033.

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Global bromelain market is principally categorized by large number of regional and multinational companies. Approximately 45-50% share is held by multinational players and offers an extensive variety of bromelain based products in global enzyme market. Asia Pacific is the major region of production followed by Latin America. Companies such as Enzyme Development Corp., Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd., Enzybel International S.A, Hong Mao Biochemical Co., and others are some major companies operating in bromelain market. Further regional players and local players accounts market share of 30-35% and 15-20% respectively. Primarily these players are focusing on North America region and Europe with both global and domestic market approach.

  • Enzybel International S.A focuses on enhancing its sales with the help of promoting its products by participating in various events.
    • In July 2017, the company announced that it would attend CPhI Worldwide 2017, which is an event in which more than 42,000 pharmaceutical industries from more than 150 countries are expected to participate.
    • In March 2017, the company announced that it would be a part of Vitafoods Europe 2017, a global nutraceutical event for the sources for functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries.
  • 3W Botanical Extract Inc. focuses on using different techniques for the promotion of its products in order to increase its sales.
    • From 6th to 8th May 2015, the company participated in the CPHI International Exhibition, which is a trade fair for pharmaceutical raw material.
    • In March 2013, the company attended the Engredea 2013 show, an event of organic, natural, and healthy products, which took place in Anaheim, CA, United States.
  • In July 2013, Enzyme Development Corporation announced its partnership with Fytozimus Biotech, a Canadian-based company, which also produces plant extracted enzymes. With this partnership, EDC introduced Fytozimus Biotech's Aspartic acid protease in USA, which enabled the expansion of the protease products of the company. The company focuses on the promotion of its products by exposing them at various events, so that their growth rate increases with the increase in the sales of the products.
    • In June 2014, the company participated in the Food Expo in New Orleans.
  • In June 2017, Advanced Enzyme Technologies Limited acquired 80% shares of Palm Techno Ventures Enzyme Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian-based company which produces crude oil and natural gas, to procure new product offerings and technology.

Bromelain Industry Report Scope



Forecast period

2023 to 2033

Historical data available for

2018 to 2022

Market analysis

USD thousand for value

Key regions covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

Key countries covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key market segments covered

  • Form
  • Product Type
  • Application
  • Region

Key companies profiled

  • Advanced Enzyme Technologies
  • Antozyme Biotech Pvt Ltd.
  • Biolaxi Corporation
  • Botanic Healthcare
  • Creative Enzymes
  • Dayang Chem (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd
  • Enzyme Technology (PTY) Ltd.
  • Guangxi Nanning Javely Biological Products Co.
  • Hong Mao Biochemicals Co., Ltd.
  • Mitushi Biopharma
  • Undersun Biomedtech Co.,Ltd

Report coverage

  • Market Forecast
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Bromelain Industry Research by Category

By Form:

  • Powder
  • Liquid

By Product Type:

  • Stem Bromelain
  • Fruit Bromelain

By Application:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal Feed

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Advanced Enzyme Technologies
  • Antozyme Biotech Pvt Ltd.
  • Biolaxi Corporation
  • Botanic Healthcare
  • Creative Enzymes
  • Dayang Chem (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd
  • Enzyme Technology (PTY) Ltd.
  • Guangxi Nanning Javely Biological Products Co.
  • Hong Mao Biochemicals Co., Ltd.
  • Mitushi Biopharma
  • Undersun Biomedtech Co.,Ltd

- Frequently Asked Questions -

The global market for bromelain has a value of US$ 40,481.4 ‘000 in 2023.

The global market for bromelain has a value CAGR of 2.9% from 2018-2022.

The global market for bromelain has a value of US$ 60,455.3 ‘000 in 2033.

The global market for bromelain has a value CAGR of 4.1% from 2023-2033.

The top players in the global bromelain market includes Nanning Pangbo Bioengineering Co., Ltd., 3W Botanical Extract Inc., Guangxi Nanning Javely Biological Products Co., Ltd, Xena Bio Herbals Pvt. ltd.

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