The Middle East and African fermented ingredient market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period (2020-2025).
- In the food and beverage industries, the country has witnessed a rising demand for beverage brands that move beyond traditional products such as yoghurt and fermented culture drinks and branch into new categories such as tea bags and flavoured water due to the consumer interest in the novel and new products.
- Increased demand for fortified food products such as fortification of fermented cereal food products with Pseudocereal and Legume-Based ingredient has boosted the demand for fermented ingredients in the region. For instance, sorghum and fava bean, both readily available in many developing countries of Africa, are combined as fermented ingredients to increase the potential protein availability of the end-product.
Key Market Trends
Increased Demand for Amino Acids
The growing popularity of amino acids, especially the BCAA formulation and amino acid supplements, is anticipated to boost the market growth for fermented amino acids. As most of the animal feed industry in the region utilize the traditional cereal crops, such as maize, soya oilcake, wheat bran, and so on, therefore, the country has huge potential for fermented amino acid manufacturers of lysine, tryptophan, threonine, and methionine.
The major established players of the market in the region are also focusing on product launches and developments to introduce new technologies or developing further on the existing product portfolio. For instance, Evonik at AGRENA launched its latest animal nutrition innovations- Biolys® and Ecobiol®, for the Middle East and North Africa, where Biolys is an innovative lysine source obtained through the fermentation process in 2017.
Pharmaceutical is the Fastest Growing Segment
The pharmaceutical industry is facing high demand for amino acid infusions, as they have been found to increase the success rate of surgeries. This increasing demand can be attributed to the fact that the human body rejects the protein in the infusions (earlier used) and has been, thus, widely replaced by amino acid infusions. A variety of amino acids are majorly being utilized for making intravenous nutrient solutions for pre- and post-operative care.
The nutrient solution mixtures account for a very small portion of the total volume of amino acids being produced and sold every year, however; the purity in terms of grade of amino acids employed is high, which makes it a value-added component, thus, propelling the market growth. The increasing utilization of amino acids in Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAAs) formulas for people with liver dysfunction has given high scope for manufacturers for amino acid production, valine, leucine, and isoleucine in specific.
The Middle East and African fermented ingredients market is consolidated with the major players dominating the market. Some of the strategies adopted by the key players to gain a competitive advantage in the market are new product development, expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships. The prominent players are BASF SE, Lonza Group, Döhler Group, Lessafre, and Evonik Industries AG.
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