Microbial-Derived Fibers Market Soaring at 9.8% CAGR by 2033

Microbial-derived Fiber Market

The global market for microbial-derived fiber is poised for remarkable growth, with a projected impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8%. By the year 2033, it is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 62.33 million, a significant increase from its 2023 value of US$ 24.47 million.

Microbial-derived fiber, a type of dietary fiber, is the product of specific bacteria fermentation. It is generated as these microorganisms, commonly bacteria or yeasts, break down complex carbohydrates during their metabolic processes. Unlike conventional dietary fibers found in plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, microbial fibers are distinct. The former is derived from the structural components of plants, while the latter results from the metabolic activity of microorganisms.

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Key Takeaways from Market Study

  • The global microbial-derived fiber market is worth US$ 24.47 million in 2023.
  • Worldwide demand for microbial-derived fibers is forecasted to surge at a CAGR of 9.8% from 2023 to 2033.
  • The market is expected to achieve a valuation of US$ 62.33 million by 2033.
  • The United States market is projected to reach US$ 14.46 million by 2033.
  • Global demand for natural microbial-derived fibers is anticipated to swell at a CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period.

Growing awareness of the importance of gut health has provided a favorable climate for the demand growth of microbial-derived fibers. More customers are looking for items that promote gut health, and the food industry is responding by adding these fibers into functional foods and beverages. Consequently, microbial-derived fibers are becoming more popular as part of a broader emphasis on gut health and overall well-being,” says a Fact.MR analyst.

Consumers nowadays are looking for food and beverage products that provide health benefits in addition to basic nourishment. Microbial-derived fibers are considered natural and useful additives, with benefits such as increased dietary fiber, enhanced texture, and lower fat and sugar content. These fibers are derived from natural sources, frequently through fermentation methods, which appeals to consumers who seek products with clean labels and minimal processing. The need for healthier and more natural options in the food and beverage industry is driving market expansion.

Advancements in fermentation technology have also played a significant role in the expansion of the global market. The development of effective and scalable fermentation techniques has made it easier to create microbial-derived fibers on a commercial scale. This has resulted in improved availability and cost-effectiveness of these fibers, making them more accessible to food manufacturers. Furthermore, fermentation technology allows for the modification and development of fiber properties, allowing for the production of fibers with specific functionalities and benefits. The use of fermentation technology has broadened the possibilities for microbial-derived fibers, boosting the market growth.

Competitive landscape:

Key players in the microbial-derived fiber market are actively pursuing inorganic tactics such as collaborations, acquisitions, investments, and R&D activities to grow and solidify their market presence.

  • Polybion stated in March 2022 that its bacterial cellulose facility, the world’s first, is ramping up production. Polybion’s solar-powered, industrial-scale bacterial cellulose production facility will manufacture 1.1 million square feet of the company’s proprietary biotextile Celium® per year at full capacity.

Key Companies Profiled This Report

  • Borregaard AS
  • BOWIL Biotech
  • Axcelon Biopolymers Corporation

Key Segments of Microbial-derived Fiber Industry Research:

  • By Type :
  • Synthetic
  • Natural
  • By Application :
  • Food and Beverage Additives
  • Conventional Desserts
  • Meat Products
  • Food Packaging
  • By Region :
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific & China
  • Middle East & Africa

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Regional Analysis

North America is dominating the global market. The United States is a market leader in North America due to rising consumer interest in gut health, a favorable regulatory environment, and a booming functional food and beverage market. Moreover, Asia Pacific and Europe are following North America in terms of growth.

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