Global Market Study on Starter Cultures: Ever-increasing Demand from Dairy Industry Driving Market Growth

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  • Published On : Feb-2020 |
  • Pages : 128 Pages |
  • Format : Starter Culture  Market Starter Culture  Market Starter Culture  Market Starter Culture  Market

Starter culture is mainly used in dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, processed or fermented milk, butter, and many dairy-based beverages, as it improves the taste, texture, and flavor of dairy products. Additionally, it also increases the shelf life of these products and controls bacterial activity. On back of these benefits of using starter culture, the dairy industry is expected to emerge as the largest end use segment in the global starter culture market.

  • In 2018, Chr. Hansen’s launched a range of starter cultures called the DVS® SSC series. This product series consists of four cultures, and is designed to create soft cheese with a mild flavor and a creamy mouthfeel.

Increasing Usage of Starter Cultures in Traditional Meat Products to Boost Market

Starter cultures play an important role in the manufacture of traditionally-cured meat products that are preserved through drying, salting, canning, aging, and smoking. The use of a starter culture in this process helps in improving preservation, ensuring hygiene, and maintaining and improving the nutritional value of cured meat products. Starter cultures are also used in dry-fermented meat products and sausages to improve their quality, safety, and shelf life.

  • Chr. Hansen’s T-SPX Bactoferm and LHP-DRY starter culture is a freeze-dried culture well suited for all fermented sausages. The culture is recommended for the production of traditional fermented and dry sausages.

Starter Cultures to Replace Synthetic Fermenting Agents

Climatic changes have led to a deterioration in food quality or have affected shelf life. Moreover, increasing consumption of junk food impacts human health. Consumers are now seeking healthy and natural food products that are free from chemicals. Manufacturers of food and beverage products seek natural ingredients and raw materials for use in their products to attract these consumers. Increasing use of starter cultures as a replacement for synthetic fermenting agents is expected to create huge opportunities for players in the global starter culture market.

Bakery Industry to Account for High Sales of Starter Culture

The bakery industry is one of the leading food segments in the global food & beverage industry. North America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa are the leading consumers of bakery products. In many countries, baked products are consumed as a staple food or are the main food for consumers. The use of starter cultures for the preparation of baked goods ensures their acidification, and also improves the taste, texture, flavor, freshness, and control spoilage of the products. Owing to these factors, the demand for starter culture is increasing from players in the bakery industry.

  • Companies such as Addcon-Green Chemistry and Mad Millie provide starter cultures that are specially designed for baked goods.

Regional Landscape of Global Starter Culture Market

Asia Pacific is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world based, both, in terms of population and economy. This region has the highest number of consumers of dairy and meat products. Most Asian countries have developing markets, and the demand for packaged food & beverage products is increasing significantly in these markets. Increasing penetration of new dairy products and packaged meat products in these markets is expected to fuel the growth of the global starter culture market in the Asia Pacific region. 

  • Global players in the dairy market such as Saputo Inc., Schreiber Foods Inc., Meiji Holdings Company, Ltd., and Groupe Lactalis S.A. focus on the expansion of their businesses in the Asia Pacific region through acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships with local players.

Europe and North America together hold a leading share in the global starter culture market. Europe is one of the largest consumers of dairy products, including sour milk, cheese, cream, and yogurt, which creates huge demand for starter culture in this region. North America is the leading consumer of meat and meat-based products, including cured meat products, processed meat, packaged meat, and fermented meat, along with the leading consumer of dairy and bakery products, which is expected to significantly boost the growth of the global starter culture market in the region.

  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, North America accounts for the highest per-capita consumption of processed meat, worldwide.
  • According to the North America Meat Institute, the North American region was the largest consumer of processed and packaged meat in 2017.

Analysts’ Viewpoint

The global starter culture market is expected to witness extensive growth over the coming years. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, while Europe remains the top producer as well as consumer of starter culture in the global market. The increasing number of food & beverage manufacturers and foodservice outlets across regions is expected to have a significant impact on the growth of the global starter culture market, which is projected to expand at a CAGR of over 4% through 2027.

Starter Culture Market: Scope of the Report

The latest market report by Persistence Market Research on the global starter culture market evaluates the opportunities and current market scenario, providing insights and updates about the corresponding segments involved in the global starter culture market for the forecast period of 2019-2027. The report provides a detailed assessment of the key market dynamics and comprehensive information about the structure of the global starter culture market. This report also contains exclusive insights into how the global starter culture market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period.

The primary objective of the global starter culture market report is to provide insights regarding opportunities in the market that are supporting the transformation of global businesses associated with starter culture. It is very important to consider that, in an ever-wavering economy, we provide estimated (Y-o-Y) year-on-year growth rate in addition to the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for overall forecast, enabling readers to better understand the analysis and evaluation of the global starter culture market, and to discover lucrative opportunities in the market.

This study also provides an estimate of the global starter culture market size and corresponding revenue forecast carried out in terms of absolute $ opportunity. It also offers actionable insights based on future trends in the starter culture market. Furthermore, new and emerging players in the global starter culture market can make use of the information presented in the study to make effective business decisions, which will provide momentum to their businesses and the starter culture market.

The study is relevant for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and investors in the global starter culture market. All stakeholders in the global starter culture market, as well as industry experts, journalists, and business researchers can leverage the information and data represented in PMR’s study.

Key Segments of Global Starter Culture Market

PMR’s study on the global starter culture market offers information categorized into four key segments - form, type, end-use, and region.



End Use




Dairy Products

North America



Meat and Sausages

Latin America


Alcoholic Beverages


Bakery Products

Asia Pacific

Animal Feed

Middle East & Africa


Key Questions Answered in PMR’s Global Starter Culture Market

  • Which region will hold the highest market share in the global starter culture market during the forecast period?
  • Which regional market is experiencing the highest growth (CAGR)?
  • Which factors are impacting the global starter culture market?
  • Which are the global trends impacting the starter culture market?
  • What strategies must emerging players adopt to capture opportunities in various regions in the starter culture market?
  • What is the structure of the global starter culture market?

Global Starter Culture Market: Research Methodology

PMR is committed to providing unbiased market research solutions to its clients. PMR follows a robust methodology in the deduction of data included in this report. A unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the global starter culture market and reach conclusions about the future growth factors of the starter culture market. The research methodology uses primary research methods coupled with secondary research methods, which ensure the accuracy and reliability of the conclusions in this report.

A demand-side approach is followed to estimate the sales of target products, followed by an in-depth supply-side assessment of value generated, key trends, and events over a predefined period. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structures, methods, and definitions that are based on inputs from local sources in over five regions, i.e. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa, which PMR considers for segmenting the global market. Statistics, characteristics, and variances are collected at a regional level, aggregated at the same level, and then synthesized at a worldwide level to create global market measurements. Our main sources of research include-

  • Primary Research
  • Secondary Research
  • Trade Research

Companies covered in Starter Culture Market Report

  • Chr. Hansen
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • DuPont’s Nutrition and Biosciences
  • Sacco srl
  • Mad Millie
  • Saputo Inc.
  • CSK Food Enrichment B.V.
  • Dalton Biotecnologie S.r.l.
  • Kerry PLC
  • Meat Cracks Technologie GmbH
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