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Global galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) market size is expected to reach 175.66 kilo tons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2014 to 2020. Growth in infant population is anticipated to drive GOS market over the forecast period.

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Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS) Market Analysis, Share,

Regional Outlook, Industry Trends, Competitive Strategies

And Segment Forecast, 2012 To 2020

Industry Overview

Global galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) market size is expected to reach 175.66 kilo tons by 2020,

growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2014 to 2020. Growth in infant population is anticipated to drive GOS

market over the forecast period.

According to estimates, world population of children between ages 0-4 years was 642.2 million in 2010

and is expected to reach 1018.3 million by 2050. Global baby food industry is expected to generate USD

55 billion by 2015 owing to high demand for infant formula, dried baby food and prepared baby food.

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Prebiotics have been given GRAS status by U.S. FDA under section 201(s) of the Federal Food, Drug and

Cosmetic Act. According to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 by European Food and Safety

Authority (EFSA), it is also recognized in reducing gastrointestinal discomfort and potential pathogenic


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Increasing use as low calorie sweeteners and food ingredients in food & beverages application such as

yogurt, soft drinks, chewing gums, cookies, ice creams and powdered & clabbered milk is anticipated to

drive galacto-oligosaccharides market demand.

Low per capita yogurt consumption in U.S., (6.7 kg in 2012), represents infancy statge. Increasing

awareness regarding health benefits of yogurt is likely to drive GOS market growth. Spoonable yogurt,

frozen yogurt and yogurt drinks combined generated retail sales of USD 7 billion in 2012, which was 17%

higher than in 2010.

Growing demand of substitute prebiotics products such as Isomaltooligosaccharide (IMO) is likely to

poses a possible threat to GOS market growth. North Carolina State University has recently developed

new production technique from recombinant galactosyl transferase. This factor is likely to open up new

avenue for industry growth.

Application Overview

GOS fortified food and beverages occupied a major chunk of the global volume with revenue generation

estimated at over USD 400 million in 2013. This application is also likely to witness highest gains over the

forecast period. It helps in maintaining digestive health of middle aged and elderly consumers and hence

consumption of fortified food is on the rise in population of all age groups. GRAS recognition is also

likely to surge its use in bars, dairy products, fruit drinks and waters/quenchers, fruit preparations, baby

foods, and milk beverages.

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Prebiotic dietary supplements accounted for more than 4% of the demand in 2013 and are expected to

witness gains at an estimated CAGR of 7% from 2014 to 2022. Growing nutraceuticals demand on

account of increased awareness towards nutrition is likely to surge GOS demand for this particular


Regional Overview

Europe was the dominant region with valuation of over USD 250 million in 2013. Presence of many

infant formula producing companies including Danone, Humana and Ordesa Group has resulted in

Europe being a net exporter. This region is also influence by high demand from dairy products, infant

formula, functional foods, beverages, food supplements and cosmetics.

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Asia Pacific GOS market accounted for more than 25% of the total volume in 2014 and is anticipated to

witness highest gains at an estimated CAGR of over 9.5% up to 2020. Asia Pacific is the largest region for

infant formulas owing to high demand from China as a result of increasing infant population (82 million

children under five years of age).

Asia Pacific has immense growth potential as untapped markets including India & China provide

opportunities due to increasing number of working women and rising per capita disposable income

resulting in foreign players entering into the region. Global infant formula demand is expected to

witness 2% annual growth with demand growing faster in Asia Pacific

Competitive Market Share

Global GOS market share is highly consolidated and was dominated by four companies, accounting for

over 60.0% in 2013. Among these companies, Royal FrieslandCampina was the largest with over 20.0%

of share in 2013. The Netherlands based FrieslandCampina is an integrated product manufacturer with

lactose and GOS manufacturing facilities.

Other major players include Yakult Honsha, Nissin Sugar, Ingredion, First Milk, Kerry, Samyang, Taiwan

Fructose and Wuxi.

Table of Content

Chapter 1 Executive Summary

Chapter 2 GOS Industry Overview

2.1 Market Segmentation

2.2 Market Size and Growth Prospects

2.3 Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS) - Value Chain Analysis

2.4 GOS – Market Dynamics

2.5 Key opportunities – Prioritized

2.6 Industry Analysis –Porter’s

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Chapter 3 GOS Application Overview

3.1 Global GOS market volume share by application, 2013 & 2020

3.2 Food & Beverage

3.3 Prebiotic Dietary Supplements

3.4 Other Applications

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Chapter 4 GOS Regional Overview

4.1 Global GOS market volume share by region, 2013 & 2020

4.2 North America

4.3 Europe

4.4 Asia Pacific

4.5 RoW

Chapter 5 Competitive Landscape

5.1 Kerry Group

5.2 Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.

5.3 Ingredion

5.4 First Milk

5.5 Samyang Genex Corporation

5.6 Taiwan Fructose Co. Ltd.

Chapter 6 Methodology & Scope

6.1 Research Methodology

6.2 Research Scope & Assumptions

6.3 List of Data Sources

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