Have a look at our Introduction and Brochure for a description of our consultancy work.

The objective of this project was to assist the client with plans to become a more complete ingredients company. As part of this process, we reviewed of some of the products and markets in bulking agents, including the focus of this study, inulin. We profiled the main players, their activities, and the size and growth prospects of the inulin market.

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Contents include



Principal Findings and Conclusions

  • Inulin and FOS
    • Players and Products
    • Market Volumes, Values and Growth
    • Market Sectors and Applications
    • End User Perception
    • FOS Versus Inulin
    • Perceived Disadvantages & Advantages of FOS vs Inulin Business
    • Entering the FOS or the Inulin Business
  • Soluble Fibres & Prebiotics
    • Applications, Technical Functions & Health Benefits of Soluble Fibres/Prebiotics
    • Markets & Trends
    • Manufacturers and Products

Inulin, Oligofructose and FOS Markets

  • Definitions
  • History
  • Players/Distributors
  • Products
  • Market Volume, Value & Trends
  • Prices
  • Production Costs
  • Perspective on the Market from Ex Sales Manager
  • Patents
  • Applications, Market Sectors and End User Perception
  • Recent News

Soluble Fibres Market

  • Market Volume, Value and Trends
  • Players and Products
  • Health Benefits
  • Recent News
  • Consumer Perception of Functional Food/Ingredients
  • UK Supermarket Visit


  • in 2000: 4 Inulin/FOS Producers/Distributors
  • 2003: 9 Inulin/FOS Producers/Distributors
  • Current: 11 Inulin/FOS Producers/Distributors
  • Until 2003: 8 Customers
  • Current: 4 Customers


  • Chicory
  • Glossary of Fat Replacers
  • Interactive European Network for Industrial Crops and Their Applications
  • Consumer Acceptability of Low Fat Foods Containing Inulin and Oligofructose

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