The Africa brewing enzymes market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
- The market is mainly driven by the increase in demand for domestic consumption of premium products of beer and alcoholic beverages with better taste and quality. Growth in the craft beer market acts as a major driver for the growth in this market. These results in an increased number of independent breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs on the regional level. In addition, the rise in technological innovations has further boosted the growth of the market.
- However, the lack of uniformity in regulations affects international trade is the major challenge that is restraining market growth.
Key Market Trends
Rising Demand for Protease in the Food Industries
The demand for protease has been witnessed significant growth in recent years as a brewing enzyme. Proteases are used in brewing for many benefits and the most important two are digestion of protein for clarification and facilitation of malting. Its other functionalities include improving the fermentation and chilling and storage qualities of the brewed drink. It also increases the degree of solubility of the proteins and accordingly lowers the viscosity of beer, thus developing a good condition for yeast growth by satisfying the availability of free amino nitrogen which is necessary for yeast growth. During mashing, protease softens the kernel layer by hydrolyzing the cell wall protein leading to the exposure of the starch to the mashing enzymes and accordingly better mashing and wort fermentability.
South Africa to Drive the Regional Market
South Africa has been recorded to have the largest production of beer in the Africa region. As a result of increased demand for alcoholic beverages in the country, the demand for the brewing and distilling industries have experienced significant growth during the past few years. According to Barth-Haas Group, the beer production in the African countries was recorded to be the highest in South Africa, followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola, Cameroon, and Kenya in 2018. Consumers across South Africa are seeking distinctive and flavorful beers, which is pushing the market for brewing enzymes such as amylases, proteases, glucanase, and cellulase in the alcoholic beverage market space.
The Africa brewing enzymes market is competitive in nature having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Key players dominating the regional market include DuPont de Nemours Inc., Kerry Group PLC, and Novozymes A/S, among others.
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