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Global Microbial Cultures Market by Type (Starter Cultures, Adjunct & Aroma Cultures, Probiotics, Others), By Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables, Beverages, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Microbial Cultures Market by Type (Starter Cultures, Adjunct & Aroma Cultures, Probiotics, Others), By Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables, Beverages, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 135975 3300 Food & Beverages 377 244 Pages 4.8 (33)

Market Overview:

The global microbial cultures market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for fermented foods and beverages, rising awareness about probiotics, and growing demand for ready-to-eat meals. In terms of type, the starter cultures segment is expected to lead the global microbial cultures market during the forecast period. This segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% from 2018 to 2030. The adjunct & aroma cultures segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2018 to 2030, while the probiotics segment is projectedgrow at a CAGRof7 .9 %from2018t o20 28 .2 %from2018to20 28 , followed by dairy (8%), fruits and vegetables (7%), beverages (6%), and others segments (6%).

Global Microbial Cultures Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A microbial culture is a population of cells from a single species or genus of microorganisms. The term is often used interchangeably with the term "microbial community." A microbial culture is usually grown in a laboratory setting and used to determine the presence or absence of certain microbes, to identify their genetic makeup, or to study their physiology. Microbial cultures are also used in biotechnology and medicine for the production of antibiotics, vaccines, and other therapeutics.

Starter Cultures:

Starter cultures are used for microbial culture growth. They are also known as seed or inoculum cultures. The most commonly used starter culture is a glucose/maltose-based slant, which provides an optimum growth environment for heterologous microbes. Other types of starter cultures include peptone water, dextrose and maltose, glycerol (glycerol monostearate), trehalose, arabinoxylans and gelatin hydrolysates (gelatin).

Adjunct & Aroma Cultures:

Adjunct & Aroma Cultures are used in microbial cultures for the production of antibiotics, enzymes, and vitamins. It is also used as a source of carbon and nitrogen for the growth of microbes. These products are available in different forms such as liquids (broth or stock), powders, frozen formulations, and dried formulations.

The global market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2015.

Application Insights:

The beverages application segment led the global market in 2017. This is attributed to the rising demand for functional beverages, which are manufactured by growing bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, on fruit pulp or sugarcane juice concentrate. The use of these cultures helps in improving gut health and reducing gas formation while fermentation occurs.

The dairy products segment is expected to register a significant CAGR over the forecast period owing to an increase in consumption of fermented milk products like yogurt and buttermilk among other dairy products that contain bacterial culture supplements. These microbes perform specific functions during fermentation; for instance, Lactococcus lactis breaks down lactose (a disaccharide) into smaller compounds so that they can be absorbed by the body easier. The aforementioned factors are anticipated to boost product demand over the coming years.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The growth is attributed to the increasing consumption of probiotic-based foods and beverages, coupled with rising awareness about their health benefits. Europe accounted for a significant share owing to high demand for dairy products, which are supplemented by microbial cultures. Asia Pacific is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period due to factors such as improving healthcare infrastructure and growing population especially in China and India.

Microbial cultures have been used traditionally across Asia Pacific countries such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia among others for various food processing applications resulting into improved quality attributes including flavor retention and stability of nutrients including vitamins., minerals etc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for probiotics and prebiotics in food and dietary supplements
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of microbial cultures for human health
  • Growing demand from the pharmaceuticals industry for microbial cultures used in drug development and manufacturing processes
  • Increasing research funding to support development of new applications for microbial cultures
  • Technological advances that improve the efficiency and yield of microbial culture production

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Microbial Cultures Market Research Report

By Type

Starter Cultures, Adjunct & Aroma Cultures, Probiotics, Others

By Application

Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables, Beverages, Others

By Companies

Chr. Hansen, DuPont, DSM, Evonik, HiMedia, Ingredion, Kerry Group, Naturex, Neogen, NCIMB

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Microbial Cultures Market Report Segments:

The global Microbial Cultures market is segmented on the basis of:


Starter Cultures, Adjunct & Aroma Cultures, Probiotics, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables, Beverages, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Chr. Hansen
  2. DuPont
  3. DSM
  4. Evonik
  5. HiMedia
  6. Ingredion
  7. Kerry Group
  8. Naturex
  9. Neogen
  10. NCIMB

Global Microbial Cultures Market Overview

Highlights of The Microbial Cultures Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Starter Cultures
    2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
    3. Probiotics
    4. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Bakery & Confectionery
    2. Dairy
    3. Fruits and Vegetables
    4. Beverages
    5. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Microbial Cultures Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Microbial Cultures Market Statistics

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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Microbial cultures are colonies of microorganisms that have been isolated from a natural or artificial medium. These cultures can be used to study the physiology and behavior of individual microorganisms, as well as to develop new methods for controlling microbial growth.

Some of the major companies in the microbial cultures market are Chr. Hansen, DuPont, DSM, Evonik, HiMedia, Ingredion, Kerry Group, Naturex, Neogen, NCIMB.

The microbial cultures market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Microbial Cultures Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Microbial Cultures Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Microbial Cultures Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Microbial Cultures Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Microbial Cultures Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Microbial Cultures Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Microbial Cultures Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Starter Cultures
      5.3.2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
      5.3.3. Probiotics
      5.3.4. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Bakery & Confectionery
      6.3.2. Dairy
      6.3.3. Fruits and Vegetables
      6.3.4. Beverages
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Microbial Cultures Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Bakery & Confectionery
      9.4.2. Dairy
      9.4.3. Fruits and Vegetables
      9.4.4. Beverages
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Starter Cultures
      9.7.2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
      9.7.3. Probiotics
      9.7.4. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Microbial Cultures Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Bakery & Confectionery
      10.4.2. Dairy
      10.4.3. Fruits and Vegetables
      10.4.4. Beverages
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Starter Cultures
      10.7.2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
      10.7.3. Probiotics
      10.7.4. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Microbial Cultures Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Bakery & Confectionery
      11.4.2. Dairy
      11.4.3. Fruits and Vegetables
      11.4.4. Beverages
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Starter Cultures
      11.7.2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
      11.7.3. Probiotics
     11.7.4. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Microbial Cultures Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Bakery & Confectionery
      12.4.2. Dairy
      12.4.3. Fruits and Vegetables
      12.4.4. Beverages
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Starter Cultures
      12.7.2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
      12.7.3. Probiotics
      12.7.4. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Microbial Cultures Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Microbial Cultures Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Bakery & Confectionery
      13.4.2. Dairy
      13.4.3. Fruits and Vegetables
      13.4.4. Beverages
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Microbial Cultures Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Starter Cultures
      13.7.2. Adjunct & Aroma Cultures
      13.7.3. Probiotics
      13.7.4. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Microbial Cultures Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Microbial Cultures Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Microbial Cultures Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Microbial Cultures Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Chr. Hansen Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. DuPont Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. DSM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Evonik Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. HiMedia Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Ingredion Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Kerry Group Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Naturex Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Neogen Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. NCIMB Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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