Infant Formula Ingredients Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2020 - 2027

The global Infant Formula Ingredients market size is expected to be worth around US$ 38.6 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Infant Formula Ingredients market size was valued at US$ 20.3  billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% during forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Growth Factors

The product is expected to witness high demand over the forecast period on account of several government initiatives and programs in the dairy ingredients space across the globe.

Infant formulations contain protein, carbohydrates, and fat ingredients, which are necessary to provide the macronutrients and energy needed by the newborn. Furthermore, milk protein and isolate infant formulations are consumed by majority of newborn babies. The product is available in a powdered, liquid concentrate, and liquid ready-to-feed forms. Various cow milk-derived products include nonfat milk, casein, combinations of casein, and whey proteins.

With regards to ingredients, the infant formula ingredient market is segmented into oils and fats, carbohydrates, proteins, prebiotics vitamins, and minerals. The prebiotics segment is anticipated to witness substantial demand on account of the various perceived health benefits. Supporting increased mineral absorption, building immunity, lowering the tendency to become obese, and resisting gastrointestinal problems are some of the health benefits associated with these ingredients.

Report Highlights

Based on source, the industry is segmented into cow milk, soy, protein hydrolysates, and others. The cow milk-segment find wide scale usage across North America and Europe regions owing to its acceptance as a cost-effective production process, and cow milk-based ingredients that are accessible in bulk. Moreover, most of the infant formula producers use such ingredients, including Mead Johnson and Company, LLC, Abbott Laboratories, and Nestlé S.A.

The protein hydrolysate segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. The use of the product in the market to improve the absorption of amino acids and gain optimum nutrient value of protein hydrolysate is expected to have a positive impact on market growth.

Based on ingredient, the market is segmented into oils and fats, carbohydrates, proteins, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals, and others. The probiotics infant formula ingredient segment comes in different forms such as concentrated liquid and powder, and can be mixed with other liquids such as milk. The customized product offering is specifically designed to match the metabolic and intestinal needs of infants, which, in turn, is expected to benefit segment growth over the next seven years.

Growing importance of infant formula fortified with nutritional content on account of new product launches by baby food manufacturers including FrieslandCampina and Arla Foods is expected to limit the usage of vitamin ingredient. Furthermore, hazardous effects associated with fluoride owing to toxicity are expected to restrict its demand as an ingredient in infant formulas over the forecast period.

The growing middle class is creating increasing demand for the consumption of probiotic ingredient in the form of infant formula, forcing retailers and convenience store owners to continuously strive to achieve relevance in pricings and product offerings. Much of the growth in retail sector is expected to come from consolidation and mergers and acquisitions from international players.

Based on application, the market is segmented into standard infant formula, growing-up milk, specialty formula, and follow-on formula. The growing-up milk segment is expected to exhibit fastest growth over the forecast period. The said application includes vitamin D, iron, and calcium. Growing-up milk application functions as a part of a balanced diet for babies of 12 months and above age group.

During the transition phase from infant nutrition to family food, producers providing infant formula for this specific age group are anticipated to witness high growth prospects. Moreover, sales of growing-up milk application is expected to witness strong gains owing to augmented product awareness, particularly in emerging markets such as Japan.

On the basis of region, North America accounted for significant share in the market and is expected to grow considerably over the forecast period. The said region is considered to be eminent regional market that fulfills its increasing demand.

The demand for infant formula is most prominent in regions such as Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, is rapidly expanding the retail sector in the country. Increasing exposure to foreign or western lifestyles has been contributing significantly to the market in the Middle East countries such as Saudi Arabia. However, the infant formula segment is yet to realize its full potential in Middle East.

Industry is extremely aggressive with companies undertaking some activities including strategic alliances, capital extension, regular mergers, and acquisitions. Major players are concentrating on expanding their share of the total industry coupled with productivity through technological innovation.

Key Players

Co-operative Group Limited, AAK AB, Royal Friesland Campina N.V., Carbery Food Ingredients Limited, Glanbia plc, BASF SE, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH, Chr. Hansen Holdings A/S, Arla Foods, Lactalis Ingredients, Kerry Group plc, and Vitablend Nederland B.V. The infant

Market Segmentation

  • Ingredient Outlook 

    • Oils & Fats

    • Carbohydrates

    • Proteins

    • Prebiotics

    • Vitamins

    • Minerals

    • Others

  • Source Outlook

    • Cow Milk

    • Soy

    • Protein Hydrolysates

    • Others

  • Application Outlook

    • Standard Infant Formula

    • Growing-up Milk

    • Specialty Formula

    • Follow-on Formula

  • Regional Outlook

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

The Infant Formula Ingredients market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Infant Formula Ingredients market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Infant Formula Ingredients market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Infant Formula Ingredients market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Infant Formula Ingredients market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Infant Formula Ingredients capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Infant Formula Ingredients by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Infant Formula Ingredients market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Infant Formula Ingredients market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Infant Formula Ingredients market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Infant Formula Ingredients industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Infant Formula Ingredients market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Infant Formula Ingredients market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Infant Formula Ingredients market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Infant Formula Ingredients market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Infant Formula Ingredients. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Infant Formula Ingredients. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Infant Formula Ingredients are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

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- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
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- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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