Galacto Oligosaccharides Market - Forecast(2021 - 2026)

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Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Overview

The Galacto oligosaccharides market had a market size of $889.3 million in the year 2020 and is analyzed to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. Galacto Oligosaccharides is prebiotic predominantly found in two different sources: animals and plants. Prebiotics are given to infants mostly owing to increase their gut health and bowel movements. It passes through one’s digestive tract without getting treated and hence forms a colony of “good bacteria” in one’s colon. Oligosaccharides are a category consisting of Fructans and Galacto Oligosaccharides. Monosaccharide galactose, Monosaccharide glucose, and Monosaccharide fructose are all part of Monosaccharide isomers, which hence means that they all have the same chemical formula, but their very structure differ structurally and chemically.

On the one hand, Fructans have chains of fructose sugars attached to glucose at their very end. Whereby GOS or Galacto Oligosaccharides are chains of galactose sugars with glucose at their very end. The similarity between them is that both pass through one’s stomach unabsorbed and is only reactive when it meets the large intestine as the human body is incapable of breaking the bonds between these sugars. The role of dietary fibers is similar, as they even pass through one’s gut untreated, and the body is incapable of breaking. Therefore, the acknowledgment granted by the FDA to use dietary fibers and prebiotics offers a lucrative opportunity for the product manufacturers to expand their portfolio. Chickpeas, a legume commonly found in Asian countries, are an excellent form of fiber, which has good quantities of Galacto oligosaccharides. Soybeans are also another type of legume and closely resemble nutritional values similar to that of chickpeas. Oat Milk has varying quantities of FODMAPs, and one needs to be wary of which region does that belongs to. It closely relates to goat milk and cow’s milk, owing to the FODMAP content. With the growth of the geriatric population, infant population, along with the rising awareness for weight management and gut health, the Galacto oligosaccharides industry outlook looks optimistic.

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Report Coverage

The report: Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Forecast (2021-2026)”, by Industry ARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Galacto Oligosaccharides Market.

By Source- Animals and Plants.
By Form- Syrup and Powder.
By Application- Food and Beverages, Dietary Supplements, and Others.
By Geography- North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom (U.K.), France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan India, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and Rest of Asia Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America), and Rest of the World (the Middle East, and Africa)

Key Takeaways

  • Europe held the dominant share in the year 2020. It is owing to it being tagged as the largest producer of milk and allied products. Additionally, major companies manufacturing infant formula are present in the continent, making it the highest net exporter.
  • Asia-Pacific shows opportunities for significant growth owing to a rise in the use of the ingredients in the food and beverages segment due to its excellent stabilization property. 
  • Adoption of Galacto oligosaccharides beyond the regular use in infant formula will help in driving its market growth.
  • The premium report will entail an in-depth analysis of strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats. 

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue Share- By Geography as % for 2020. 

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Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Segment Analysis- By Form

The Galacto oligosaccharides market is segmented into two categories based on the form- Powder, and Syrup. The powder segment dominated the market in the year 2020. It is owing to the ease by which it can be mixed with associated and desired products. Additionally, the stability of the ingredient is such that it can be incorporated into functional foods and shakes or beverages.

The segment of powder will continue to grow at the fastest CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. It is predominantly owing to its rising application in the food and beverages industry, where it can be incorporated into nutrition bars, shots, and yogurt drinks. Additionally, to its primitive use in infant formula constituents, the powder can be easily mixed with any food, and due to lack of any aroma or stringent smell, it gets easy to feed the said infant. Moreover, renowned brands such as Nestle and others adopt the powder strategy.

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Segment Analysis- By Application

The Galacto Oligosaccharides market can be segmented into two basic subsegments- Food and Beverages and Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplements dominated the market in the year 2020. It is owing to the infant formula, which is considered the gold standard, and a ready replacement for breast milk. First and foremost, it helps in the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria. In vitro studies showed that 4.4% growth in the levels of good bacteria was observed post-consumption of galacto-oligosaccharides. It further increased by another 2% in the next week. An increase in bowel movements amongst children was observed as well; an average bowel movement per week before consumption was close to 3, which increased to 5 post-consumption. The following reasons made it a favorable alternative to breast milk and had driven it in the preceding year.

Although, food and beverages will grow at a fastest CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. It owes to the rising adoption of dietary fiber in one’s daily diet plan. FDA recently gave a nod which allows the food manufacturers to allow and count eight types of fibers while giving out the “total fiber content” on their “Nutritional Facts Label.” It also includes the likes of galacto-oligosaccharides. Due to the fiber, stability to maintain the prebiotic levels post-mix, and its heat and acid resistance in the enlisted beverage will allow the market to grow forward.

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Segment Analysis- By Geography

Europe held a dominant geographic share of 35% in the year 2020. It is owing to the predominant growth seen in the use of infant formula, amongst many. Additionally, Europe is the dominant net exporter of milk and associated products. And, as we know, galactooligosaccharides are made from lactose by the action of enzymes.

Asia-Pacific will see a lucrative growth in the market owing to the habit of intaking a heavy carbohydrate diet. The functionality, stability, and storage capacities of the product will enable its use in making beverages, confectionaries, and other bakery products. The Asia-pacific geriatric population is growing at a tenuous rate, and according to the data released, the low-income countries of Asia Pacific have witnessed a six-year increase in life expectancy, while the life expectancy of the middle-income countries has gone up by years. The following numbers will help the manufacturers to focus on providing better products to the said population, as the geriatric population is prone to constipation and other colon-related diseases.

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Drivers

Expansion of Galacto oligosaccharides in the beverage segment will augment its growth

Galacto Oligosaccharides are predominantly used in infant formula to subjugate and replicate the nutritional value of the gold standard, “breast milk.” Lately, several beverages have started incorporating GOC as an essential fiber in their products. The property to provide stability in the use of beverages will have a multiplicative effect on the market's growth. Friesland Campina expanded its product domains from infant formula to a prebiotic peach and apple white tea concept. They regarded that GOS can be used across any beverage due to its excellent stability post mix. Various studies in the domain have proven its usefulness. A prebiotic activity score was conducted on green tea beverages, and the results of which were beyond the expectations. Across the various in-runs of in-vitro tests, the prebiotic activity score’s observed value and the expected value were at par. For example, at the 9th run, the observed value was -0.19+-0.00, and the predicted value was -0.19. The comprehensive studies proved that the optimized formulation of prebiotics using mixture design analysis was found to be 1.26% FOS, 6.74% GOS, and 0.98% inulin. And GOS, Galacto Oligosaccharides constituted for the highest integrity in its class. Thereby making it a favorable option in the use of beverages.

Growing geriatric population supplanted by gastrointestinal problems, and anxiety issues will lead to the growth of Galacto oligosaccharides product use

Several studies have suggested that problems related to gut health, digestion, and other microbial factors develop with the rising age. Research has also proven that GOS helps develop bifidobacterial, a good microbe, which provides exceptional gastrointestinal health, like, constipation, bloating flatulence, abdominal pain, and various others. The heat and acid stability further allow the user to mix the products with different drinks and functional foods.

Further research conducted by the University of Surrey found that by providing GOS to healthy and adult populations, their anxiety levels reduced. The trial was conducted on 64 people in a double bind study. The senior population is predicted to grow significantly, as the population composition in major demographics such as North America and Asia by 2036 will have up to 25% of the elderly population. The following will help in the usage of this prebiotic as a clinical supplement as well.

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Challenges

Reduction in the global fertility rate will create a demand shortage for infant formula

By looking at the data, it can be assessed that the overall female fertility rate has seen a continuous dip from the last two decades. In 2017, for the least developed nations, the average child per woman was 4.03, which has stepped down to 3.87 in 2020. The less developed countries have seen a reduction from 2.60 children per woman in 2017 to 2.40 in 2020. The following have been a prime reason for the global average to low down, as for 2017, the average child per woman was 2.47, which is now 2.35. It is primarily associated with the rise in girl education and mother education for halving a nuclear and small family. The following trends dictate that the overall number of infants would substantially decrease in the years to come, thereby making the product manufacturers take a dent in their revenues.

Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Landscape

The Galacto oligosaccharides market adopts to the strategies of product launches and developments, along with mergers and acquisitions to propel and gain a competitive edge over the others. The top 10 companies operating in the Galacto oligosaccharides market are-

  • Kerry Group,
  • Ingredion Incorporated,
  • Samyang,
  • Nissin Sugar,
  • Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry,
  • Friesland Campina,
  • Taiwan Fructose Co Ltd,
  • New Francisco Biotechnology Co Ltd,
  • Dairy Crest,
  • Clasado Ltd

Recent Developments

In March 2021, Friesland Campina’s own subsidiary- Biotis launched a product by the name of Biotis Gas-O. It is a syrup incorporated and derived from dairy, and has the properties to help one’s health by curing and uplifting digestive health, mental health and physical health. The prime ingredient is Galacto oligosaccharides, and can be used in different drink formats, and functional foods.

Relevant Titles

Dairy Ingredients Market

Report Code- FBR 0189

Confectionary Ingredients Market

Report Code- FBR 54131 

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1. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenues and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key Trends by Source
    2.3 Key Trends by Form
    2.4 Key Trends by Application
    2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Comparative Analysis
    3.1 Product Benchmarking- Key Companies
    3.2 Financial Analysis- Key Companies
    3.3 Market Share Analysis- Key Companies
    3.4 Patent Analysis
    3.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Startup Companies Scenario
    4.1 Key Startup Company Analysis by
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Application Analysis
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Case Studies of Successful Ventures
6. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porter Five Forces Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Customers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value- Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Market Life Cycle
8. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market-By Source (Market Size- $Million/$Billion)
    8.1 Animal
    8.2 Plants
9. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- By Form (Market Size- $Million/$Billion)
    9.1 Syrup
    9.2 Powder
10. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- By Application (Market Size- $Million/$Billion)
    10.1 Food and Beverages
        10.1.1 Bakery Products
        10.1.2 Dairy Products
        10.1.3 Cereals
        10.1.4 Others
    10.2 Dietary Supplements
        10.2.1 Infant Formula
        10.2.2 Elderly Nutrition
        10.2.3 Sports and Clinical Nutrition
        10.2.4 Others
    0.3 Others
11. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- By Geography (Market Size- $Million/$Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 U.S.
        11.1.2 Mexico
        11.1.3 Canada
    11.2 Europe
        11.1.4 U.K.
        11.1.5 France
        11.1.6 Germany
        11.1.7 Italy
        11.1.8 Spain
        11.1.9 Russia
        11.1.10 Rest of Europe
    11.3 Asia Pacific
        11.1.11 China
        11.1.12 India
        11.1.13 Japan
        11.1.14 South Korea
        11.1.15 Australia & New Zealand
        11.1.16 Rest of Asia Pacific
    11.4 South America
        11.1.17 Brazil
        11.1.18 Argentina
        11.1.19 Rest of South America
    11.5 Rest of the World
        11.1.20 Middle East
        11.1.21 Africa
12. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Entropy
13. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Industry/ Segment Competition Landscape Premium
    13.1 Market Share Analysis
        13.1.1 Global Market Share- Key Companies
        13.1.2 Market Share by Region- Key Companies
        13.1.3 Market Share by Country- Key Companies
        13.1.4 Best Practices for Companies
14. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market- Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
15. Galacto Oligosaccharides Market-Company Analysis
    15.1 Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
    15.2 Company 1
    15.3 Company 2
    15.4 Company 3
    15.5 Company 4
    15.6 Company 5
    15.7 Company 6
    15.8 Company 7
    15.9 Company 8
    15.10 Company 9
    15.11 Company 10 and more



1.US Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
2.Canada Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
3.Mexico Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
4.Brazil Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
5.Argentina Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
6.Peru Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
7.Colombia Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
8.Chile Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
9.Rest of South America Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
10.UK Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
11.Germany Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
12.France Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
13.Italy Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
14.Spain Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
15.Rest of Europe Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
16.China Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
17.India Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
18.Japan Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
19.South Korea Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
20.South Africa Galacto Oligosaccharides Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
21.North America Galacto Oligosaccharides By Application
22.South America Galacto Oligosaccharides By Application
23.Europe Galacto Oligosaccharides By Application
24.APAC Galacto Oligosaccharides By Application
25.MENA Galacto Oligosaccharides By Application
26.ABO SWITZERLAND CO., LTD., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
27.CLASADO LIMITED, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
28.INGREDION INC., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
30.NISSIN SUGAR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
31.QINGDAO FTZ UNITED INTERNATIONAL INC., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
32.ROYAL FRIESLANDCAMPINA NV, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
33.SAMYANG TAIWAN FRUCTOSE CO., LTD., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
34.WUXI CIMA SCIENCE CO., LTD., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
35.YAKULT PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)