Global Market Study on Sterols: Accelerating Consumption of Functional Foods Assisting Market Growth

Sterols  Market
  • Published On : Aug-2020 |
  • Pages : 300 Pages |
  • Format : Sterols  Market Sterols  Market Sterols  Market Sterols  Market

Producers in the global sterols market are offering their products and ingredients to various industries such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. Demand for sterols is also increasing for each of its application industries, as rising health concerns have resulted in growing demand for functional products and dietary supplement products over the last few years. Some manufacturers have shown keen interest in enhancing their market presence by new product developments. Manufacturers are also investing heavily toward capacity expansion to cater to growing demand. This strategy also helps them reach out to new and untapped industries, which will strengthen their position in the global sterols market.

  • In 2015, BASF Corporation increased its sterol extraction capacity in Boussens, France, to meet increasing demand for sterols in the global market, as primarily, these have high demand among dietary supplements and functional food, owing to their health benefits such as cholesterol reduction and control.

Sterols Market Trends

Rising Demand for Healthy Food Products: Consumers are choosing dietary supplements and functional food over fast food products, as health has become a prime concern. Growing number of consumers, especially baby boomers, are primarily preferring foods that help prevent chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and others related to aging. Owing to this, the demand for healthy food products is increasing at a high growth rate, as such, boding well for the expansion of the sterols market size.

Rapidly Aging Demographics – Supplementing Demand for Sterols: The life expectancy of people around the world is decreasing due to numerous factors, but on the other hand, the desire of people to improve their quality life for the future has stimulated health care professionals and functional food and ingredients manufacturers to meet these demands of consumers.

Statistics show that more than a quarter of the population in Japan is over the age of 60 years, which is on track to reach 40 percent by 2060. This shows that the rising aging population of Japan is one of the key segments that accounts for a lucrative market for companies offering sterol-based products, as they are more prone toward chronic diseases. Over next thirty years, the number of people aged sixty years or above will increase thrice as much, and is projected to cross over 15% of the global population. It is expected that the demand for functional food with added sterols will increase, as consumers are seeking preventive measures rather than a cure, thereby surging the growth of the sterols market.

Development of Innovative Products: New food products are appearing in market, in which flavors are added along with plant sterols in order to meet the rising demand for products that reduce cholesterol and also have a unique taste. Companies are adding functional ingredients such as plant sterols and fruit-based flavors in their food products as intended for particular nutritional purposes or as a dietary food. For instance, Unilever’s brand, Flora ProActiv, offers a wide range of cholesterol-lowering products, such as spreads and milk, and also launched its new flavored range of drinks in pomegranate, raspberry, mango, cherry, strawberry, and others, as a cholesterol-lowering drink.

Regional Outlook of Sterols Market

Europe held the highest sterols market share in 2019, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. This trend will continue throughout the duration of the forecast period. However, along with the market in Europe, the sterols market in Latin America is projected to expand at a high CAGR over the next decade.

COVID-19 Impact on Sterols Market

The spread of COVID-19 has moved many consumers to prioritize immune. The long-standing significance of health is coming to the fore. The pandemic is throwing light on the impact that a weak heart and immune condition may have increased disease susceptibility, which is leading to heart health being progressively seen as a piece of encompassing health. Consumers are likewise increasing a superior comprehension of how essential heart wellbeing can reduce the risk of mortality and viral morbidity.

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the focus of people with heart disease to a preventive, rather than reactionary a mindset toward overall health. The wellbeing of the lungs and the heart are in top order for lowering the risk of mortality. According to the American Heart Association, stroke survivors and those with heart disease, including high blood pressure and congenital heart defects, may face an increased risk of complications if they become infected with the COVID-19 virus. WHO reports have shown cardiovascular diseases to account for an estimated 31% deaths, worldwide. This, in turn, increases the need for nutrition in order to mitigate the risk of heart failure, thus positively impacting the sales for sterols during the pandemic.

Analyst’s Viewpoint

A comprehensive view of the global sterols market has led our analysts to conclude that, the market is growing at a healthy rate, with North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific holding a large chunk of the market share. The impact of increasing number of heart patients and preventive healthcare by consumers will remain for a long period. Strategies adopted by manufacturers such as investment in research & development and increase in production capacity and new product launches will give a thrust to the global sterols market.

Companies with research & development capabilities and expertise in the use of technology will gather momentum and profitability in the global sterols market. Leading market players who are adapting to dynamic market changes will continue to grow and have a vast market revenue share. However, the limited availability of sterol-based products in emerging economies and fluctuating prices of raw material could restrain the growth of the global sterols market to some extent.

Sterols Market: Report Scope

A latest market report by Persistence Market Research on the global sterols market evaluates the opportunities and current market scenario, providing insights and updates about the corresponding segments involved in the global sterols market for the forecast period of 2020-2030. The report provides detailed assessment of key market dynamics and comprehensive information about the structure of the global sterols market. This market study contains exclusive insights into how the global sterols market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period of 2020-2030.

The primary objective of the global sterols market report is to provide insights regarding opportunities in the market that are supporting the transformation of global businesses associated with sterols. 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 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for overall forecasts, to enable readers better understand the analysis and evaluation of the global sterols market, and to discover lucrative opportunities in the market.

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

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

Key Segments of Global Sterols Market

PMR’s report on the global sterols market offers information divided into four segments – source, form, end use, and region.



End Use


  • Vegetable Oil
    • Soya
    • Corn
    • Cottonseed
    • Sunflower
    • Rapeseed/Canola
  • Powder
  • Food
    • Dairy Products
    • Sauces & Dressings
    • Beverages
    • Bakery and Confectionery
    • Others
  • North America
  • Pine Trees (Tall Oil Pitch)
  • Granular
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Cosmetics
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Others
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Questions Answered in PMR’s Global Sterols Market

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

Global Sterols Market: Research Methodology

Persistence Market Research is committed to providing unbiased market research solutions to its clients. PMR follows a robust methodology for the deduction of data included in this report. A unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the global sterols market, and reach conclusions about the future growth factors of the sterols market. PMR’s research methodology comprises primary research methods coupled with secondary research methods, which ensures 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 standard market structures, methods, and definitions that are based on inputs from local sources in over seven regions - 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
  • Social Media Research

Companies covered in Sterols Market Report

  • The Archer Daniels Midland Company 
  • BASF SE 
  • Cargill, Inc. 
  • Raisio Plc 
  • Xi'an Healthful Biotechnology Co., Ltd 
  • Matrix Fine Sciences Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Vita-Solar Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  • COFCO Tech Bioengineering (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
  • DRT
  • Lipofoods SLU 
  • Advanced Organic Materials 
  • Arboris, LLC 
  • Vitae Caps S.A.
  • Gustav Parmentier GmbH 
  • Nutrartis
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