Dietary Fibers Market

Global Market Study on Dietary Fibers: Demand for Soluble Dietary Fibers to Remain High Over Coming Years

Market Snapshot

As per industry research in dietary fibers by Persistence Market Research, Europe currently dominates the global market accounting for over 36% share. Food & beverages account for around 49% share of the global market, due to rising focus on the consumption of functional food products such as sports and performance drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, energy drinks, and enriched beverages.

Overall, the global dietary fibers market is projected to top a valuation of US$ 14 Bn by 2031.

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  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Kerry Group
  • CP Kelco
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Roquette Frères
  • Grain Millers, Inc.
  • Beneo GmbH
  • Lonza Group
  • Südzucker AG
  • Yugen Chemicals
  • DuPont
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Drytech Industries
  • Others (On Additional Request)

Key Insights Offered in Dietary Fibers Industry Survey:

  • Market estimates and forecast 2016-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise analysis
  • Competition mapping and benchmarking
  • Brand share and market share analysis
  • Key product innovations and regulatory climate
  • Covid-19 impact on dietary fiber sales and how to navigate
  • Recommendation on key winning strategies

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Sales Analysis of Dietary Fibers from 2016-2020 Compared Market Outlook for 2021-2031

From 2016-2020, the dietary fibers market expanded at the rate of 5.7%. Sales of insoluble fibers are increasing at 8.3%, with optimistic growth trends for the near future. Rising consumer awareness regarding healthy diets and leading an active lifestyle is expected to drive market growth over the coming years.

Growing health consciousness due to increased cases of heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes has resulted in consumers preferring fiber-based food products with added health benefits.

Further, increasing technological advancements related to nutraceuticals and rising use of dietary fibers have also helped in propelling consumption. Growing trend of plant-based diets in countries such as the U.S., China, U.K., and Italy are anticipated to propel demand for dietary fibers from the food and beverages industry, with overall market value expected to top US$ 14 Bn by the end of 2031, expanding at a value CAGR of around 7.7%.


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How is Growing Importance of Beta-Glucan as an Immunity Booster Bolstering Sales of Dietary Fibers?

Beta glucan is one form of soluble dietary fiber that’s strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels and boosting heart health. Beta glucan slows down food transit in the intestines. The body doesn’t absorb sugar as quickly, reducing the likelihood of blood sugar spikes and helping keep blood sugar levels stable.

Beta glucan is also useful for cancer treatment as it is one type of BRM. BRM is a form of immunotherapy that boosts the immune system and triggers a defense response. It can help slow cancer growth and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved foods that have high amounts of beta glucan are heart-healthy food products; for example, eating oats with at least 3 g of beta glucan daily can reduce bad cholesterol levels between 5 to 7%.

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Will Investments in Research on Dietary Fiber Applications Surge its Demand?

With the help of different research centers, public research universities, and crop institutes across the U.S., key manufacturers are actively researching potential applications of dietary fibers. Constant research for increased application of dietary fibers in the food and pharmaceutical industry is been carried out.

Growing health concerns and advancements in R&D activities have led to the growth of dietary fibers. Factors such as multifunctional benefits of dietary fibers across various applications and technological innovations to use them as an alternative to sugar are contributing to the growth of the market.

  • Kerry Group already offers a highly stable spore-forming prebiotic ingredient EmulGold fiber that can be formulated into food and beverage products, snack bars, confectionary, nutraceutical tablets, ready meals, and sauces.

What are the Factors Restraining Sales of Dietary Fibers?

Customer preferences have been influenced by the growing rate of population being affected by various diseases caused due to the consumption of gluten, such as celiac, infertility, and neurological disorder. With celiac disease becoming more prevalent, consumption of gluten-free food items is rising, and this hinders the sales of dietary fibers.

Dietary fibers are naturally sourced from legumes and whole grains such as cereals, wheat bran, brown rice, etc., which also contain gluten. Sensitivity to gluten is one of today’s most common food allergies among consumers. Gluten-free diets are gaining popularity due to claimed benefits such as improving health, increased energy, and weight loss.

There is high prevailing unawareness in developing countries regarding dietary fibers. One reason is the thinking of people that dietary fibers are costly, which is a factor stunting market expansion.

Country-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Dietary Fibers Increasing across the U.S.?

The market for dietary fibers in the U.S. is witnessing significant growth at around 6.6% CAGR with revenue of US$ 1.2 Bn, due to rise in consumption of dietary supplement products. Changes in lifestyles and lack of time have led to high consumption of functional foods across the U.S.

With increased workloads, busy lifestyles, and rise in the number of working women, the time and means to intake healthy food have reduced. This has resulted in growing demand for products that offer balanced nutrition. Thus, consumer demand for functional foods, nutraceuticals, and supplements has been increasing. As dietary fibers form an essential ingredient in functional food products, the market is also increasing in the U.S.

Why Does Italy Hold the Highest Share in Europe’s Market for Dietary Fibers?

Italy is showcasing highest growth in Europe at 7.8% CAGR, owing to increasing health-conscious consumers along with willingness to adopt dietary supplement products. According to Persistence Market Research, the Europe market will evolve at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecasted period.

The market in Italy is anticipated to generate US$ 175 Mn in terms of revenue by the end of 2031, which can be attributed to rise in consumption of nutrient fortified food products.

Moreover, recent economic developments coupled with growing urban population in the country has led to substantial changes in lifestyle and dietary patterns. Rise in intake of fiber content in daily food and promising trend in functional food production are other key factors driving the market here.

Category-wise Insights

How are Dietary Fibers Positively Impacting Demand for Dietary Supplements?

The dietary supplement industry holds 25.9% market value share in dietary fibers globally. An increasing number of consumers are inclining toward adding dietary supplements such as dietary fibers, vitamin pills, and gummies in their regular dietary habits.

Adoption rate of fast foods and sedentary lifestyles in emerging economies have contributed to rise in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity prevalence over the past few years. Increasing demand for healthy alternatives to fast food is expected to propel growth of the dietary supplements market.

Factors such as growing health consciousness among consumers and awareness about the health benefits of soluble dietary fibers, along with rise in incidence of chronic diseases, have fueled demand for dietary fibers.

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Demand for Dietary Fibers?

With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery, and renewal phases. Building business resilience and enabling agility will aid organizations move forward in their journey out of the COVID-19 crisis toward the next normal.

The pandemic is reshaping the market for dietary fibers, from global economies to product categories, pricing, stock availability, to consumer behavior. The pandemic has also placed the spotlight on dietary fiber supply and food security across the world. Plant-based dietary fiber companies will be expected to see growth opportunities over the years. Against this backdrop, the pandemic is unlikely to have a long-term effect on the sales of dietary fibers.

Competitive landscape

Companies manufacturing dietary fibers are aiming at strategic collaborations and strategic partnerships with other manufacturers to expand their production and address the demand of an expanding patient pool.

  • In April 2021, Dupont launched Nurica enzyme in China. The company introduced a new way for dairy producers to create a premium product to fulfil consumer health needs. Nurica is an innovative enzymatic solution that enables manufacturers to naturally produce dietary fibers in the form of GalactoOligoSaccharides.
  • In November 2019, CP Kelco launched NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber at Food Ingredients Europe, which is a clean-label ingredient that is sustainably sourced and produced from intact citrus peels.
  • In 2019, CP Kelco invested to expand its pectin production capacity at its Limeira, Brazil facility by approximately 10%. In September 2019, it expanded the production of Low Methoxyl Amidated (LMA) pectin fiber, which is suited for products such as ambient drinking yogurts and fruit preparations, by 15%, to address global market demand.

Dietary Fibers Marker Report Scope



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Key regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • The middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • 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

  • Type
  • Source
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Kerry Group
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • DuPont
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • CP Kelco
  • Roquette Frères
  • UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG
  • Tereos S.A.
  • Advocare International, L.P.
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Yugen Chemicals
  • Grain Processing Corporation
  • Grain Millers, Inc.
  • Nexira
  • Drytech Industries
  • Lonza Group

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

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Dietary Fibers Industry Analysis by Category


  • Soluble Dietary Fibers
    • Arabinoxilan
    • B-Glucan
    • Pectin
    • Inulin
    • Others
  • Insoluble Dietary Fibers
    • Cellulose
    • Lignin
    • Xanthan Gum
    • Others


  • Dietary Fibers from Fruits & Vegetables
  • Dietary Fibers from Legumes
  • Dietary Fibers from Cereals & Grains
    • Wheat
    • Rice
    • Others


  • Dietary Fibers for Food Process Industry
    • Bakery & Confectionery
    • Dairy Products
    • Meat Products
    • Snacks & Cereals
    • Others
  • Dietary Fibers for Supplements
  • Dietary Fibers for Pharmaceuticals
  • Dietary Fibers for Animal Feed

FAQs Answered in Market Study

  • What is the current valuation of the global market for dietary fibers?

    The global dietary fibers is currently valued at around US$ 6.7 Bn.

  • At what rate did the sales of dietary fibers increase over the past 5 years?

    From 2016 to 2020, sales of dietary fibers increased at a CAGR of 5.7%.

  • What is the main demand driver for dietary fibers?

    Demand for dietary fibers is being triggered with growing importance of beta-glucan as an immunity booster.

  • Which are some of the leading companies producing dietary fibers?

    Companies such as Archer Daniels Midland Company, Kerry Group, Ingredion Incorporated, DuPont, Cargill, Incorporated, and CP Kelco are key players offering dietary fibers.

  • What is the future outlook of the global dietary fibers industry?

    The global dietary fibers market is slated to expand at 7.7% CAGR and top a valuation of US$ 14 Bn by 2031.

  • Which are some of the leading companies producing dietary fibers?

    Companies such as Archer Daniels Midland Company, Kerry Group, Ingredion Incorporated, DuPont, Cargill, Incorporated, and CP Kelco are key players offering dietary fibers.

  • Which type of dietary fiber holds a major share?

    Soluble dietary fibers hold the highest share around 80% globally, with revenue expected to cross US$ 11 Bn by 2031.

  • What is the market share of top 5 manufacturers of dietary fibers?

    Top 5 multinational companies in this market hold around 45-55% market share.

  • What are the top 5 countries driving demand for dietary fibers?

    Top 5 countries driving demand for dietary fibers are the U.S., China, Brazil, India, and Australia due to increasing number of health conscious consumers.

  • Which countries are key producers of dietary fibers?

    The U.S., Switzerland, France, and Germany are major producers of dietary fibers.

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