B0905 Market for Fructo-oligosaccharides

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The objective of this project was to assist our client in identifying potential partners and then facilitating one or more suitable partnerships for the development of its products suitable for use where they have value, especially in human food and dietary supplements although opportunities will also be sought in cosmetics, pet food and animal feed.

The study provided specific recommendations to the client as to how to enter these markets most efficiently, cost-effectively and quickly.

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) have a well-documented history as a prebiotic product and is in use already for this purpose as an alternative to oligofructans mainly from chicory. FOS has a number of technical characteristics that may make it preferred as a prebiotic and the current premium price is based on these characteristics. The report covers aspects of prebiotics markets including trends, main players and products.


The study was carried out by obtaining information from within the CPL database, from public sources and from contacts with the manufacturers and users of fructo-oligosaccharides (and inulin). In addition, CPL obtained information from knowledgeable individuals and companies. The information was collated and analysed.

Click to see the contents of the study or look below for an outline.

Table of Contents

Scope of the study
Principle findings

  • Markets
    • 2008
    • 2004
    • Earlier
  • Players and Products
    • 2008
    • 2004
  • Application trends & end users
    • 2008
    • 2004
    • Soluble Fibres and Prebiotics
    • Regulatory
    • Scientific Research, Patents and Clinical Trials

Update on FOS (and inulin) Market since 2004

  • Background
  • Market overview
    • 2008
    • 2003
    • 2000
  • 2008-Market trends for FOS/inulin
    • As Prebiotics
    • For Satiety and Weight Management
    • For Calcium Absorption
    • Consumer Awareness/Perception
    • Organic Inulin Products
    • Combinational Products
    • Lower Dose Inulin

    2008-Developments in the Market

    • Expansion
    • Partnerships & Acquisition

    • Innovative Production
  • 2008-Players/Distributors
    • FOS Players
    • Inulin and Fructo-oligosaccharides players
    • History
  • Products
    • 2008
    • 2004
  • 2008-Applications, Trends & end users
    • Dairy
    • Beverage
    • Confectionary
    • Bakery & cereals
    • Infant Formula
    • Meat
    • End Users
    • 2004
  • 2008-Scientific Research
  • 2008-Clinical Trials
  • Patents
    • Patents Overview
    • Patents
  • Labelling & Legislation
    • 2008
    • 2004
  • FOS News
    • 29 News articles


    11 contacts

Contacts 2004


      Key Factors for Success
      Health claims
      Market CAGR

    Inulin/FOS Pproducers/Distributors

      17 companies


      6 companies


      9 contacts


      4 contacts


      8 contacts

    News Summary

News Summary of 2004

    27 Tables

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