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Global Phytosterols Market 2017-2021

Global Phytosterols Market 2017-2021

About Phytosterols

Phytosterols are a group of naturally occurring sterol compounds found in plant cell membranes. These substances are important constituents of the plant cell membrane. Phytosterols are of two forms: sterols and stanols. Sterols are the free forms and are commonly found. Stanols are the esterified form of phytosterols; they are usually synthesized from natural sources. Commercially, phytosterols are mainly isolated from two sources, from vegetable oils such as soybean oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed (canola) oil, or corn oil and from tall oil, a byproduct of wood pulp manufacture. Each commercial source has its characteristic composition.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global phytosterols market to grow at a CAGR of 8.79% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global phytosterols market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of phytosterols sold in the different regions: The Americas, APAC, and EMEA.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Phytosterols Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Arboris
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • BASF
  • Cargill
Other prominent vendors
  • CONNOILS
  • DRT
  • GUSTAV PARMENTIER
  • K. Patel Phytoextractions
  • Lubrizol
  • Matrix Fine Sciences
  • VITAE CAPS
  • Xi'an Healthful Biotechnology
Market driver
  • Growing demand for phytosterols in functional foods and supplements
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low awareness about phytosterols and their benefits
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • New product formulations with phytosterols as an ingredient
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Phytosterols Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global phytosterols market: Arboris, Archer Daniels Midland, BASF, and Cargill

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CONNOILS, DRT, GUSTAV PARMENTIER, K. Patel Phytoextractions, Lubrizol, Matrix Fine Sciences, VITAE CAPS, and Xi'an Healthful Biotechnology.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is New product formulations with phytosterols as an ingredient. The growing interest of researchers in the cholesterol-lowering ability of phytosterols has led to the discovery of their many possible uses in food and beverage applications. The properties of phytosterols are thus being worked on to introduce new product formulations, which has resulted in the emergence of new phytosterols that are soluble in water and dispersible in food and beverage applications. For instance, in 2017, Lipofoods launched LIPOPHYTOL, a microencapsulated powdered form of palm-free phytosterols, targeted at increasing the water solubility of these substances. This product offers a convenient form of consuming and incorporating these plant-based substances in the diet.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing demand for phytosterols in functional foods and supplements. The increase in awareness about the benefits of phytosterols has led to the rise in demand for the fortification of these substances in foods. The initial uses of phytosterols were aimed at reducing cholesterol levels and enhancing immunity. The increasing demand for phytosterols has led to extensive research on developing new functional food products and supplements. For instance, in 2016, Lycored launched the heart health-related supplement Cardiomato, which helps maintain blood cholesterol levels. Cardio-grade tomato extract along with phytosterol is used in the supplement, which claims to reduce the oxidation of LDLs.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Low awareness about phytosterols and their benefits. The low awareness about phytosterols has resulted in their limited use. This is the major reason for the fewer sales of phytosterols-containing products in certain regions such as APAC and the Middle East. Though these regions have enormous potential for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications, they are relatively new markets for phytosterols. Many people are still unaware of the benefits offered by these substances in the prevention and treatment of acute conditions and chronic diseases.

Companies Mentioned

Arboris, Archer Daniels Midland, BASF, Cargill, CONNOILS, DRT, GUSTAV PARMENTIER, K. Patel Phytoextractions, Lubrizol, Matrix Fine Sciences, VITAE CAPS, Xi'an Healthful Biotechnology

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global phytosterols market
    • Global phytosterols market
      • Table Global phytosterols market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global phytosterols market by product type
      • Table Global phytosterols market by product type 2016 and 2021 (% share)
      • Table Growth of global phytosterols market by product type 2016-2021
    • Global beta-sitosterol market
      • Table Global beta-sitosterol market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global campesterol market
      • Table Global campesterol market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global stigmasterol market
      • Table Global stigmasterol market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global market for other phytosterols
      • Table Global market for other phytosterols 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global phytosterols market by geography
      • Table Global phytosterols market by geography 2016 and 2021 (% share)
      • Table Growth outlook for global phytosterols market by geography 2016-2021
    • Phytosterols market in EMEA
      • Table Phytosterols market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Phytosterols market in Americas
      • Table Phytosterols market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Phytosterols market in APAC
      • Table Phytosterols market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • US
    • China
    • Germany
    • India
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • New product formulations with phytosterols as an ingredient
    • Increase in focus on potential pharmaceutical applications
    • Growing demand from emerging markets
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive positioning assessment
      • Table Competitive positioning matrix for phytosterols manufacturers in 2016
    • Arboris
      • Table Arboris: Product portfolio
    • Archer Daniels Midland
      • Table Archer Daniels Midland: Product portfolio
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Product portfolio
    • Cargill
      • Table Cargill: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent market players
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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