April 10, 2014

Driven by customer preferences and the needs of an aging global population, robust growth is predicted for the global dietary fiber market, according to a new study published by Research and Markets. Functional foods, beverages, dairy, and bakery and confectionary are some of the leading food product categories accounting for dietary fiber growth. Pharmaceutical use of fiber is also a major driver of growth.

According to the report, the dietary fiber market volume is estimated to reach 465,128.3 metric tons by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% from 2014 to 2019. In terms of value, the report estimates the global dietary fiber market will be worth $4.2 billion dollars by 2019, up from nearly $2.3 billion in 2013.

The report features regional market breakdowns and insights for dietary fiber use, including high growth in Asia-Pacific, emerging markets in Brazil and Argentina, and swiftly rising use in North America and Europe.

The dietary fiber market is growing worldwide

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The Research and Markets report, “Dietary Fiber Market by Product Type and Application – Global Trends & Forecasts up to 2019,” is available for purchase from Research and Markets.

Sherry Torkos is a holistic pharmacist, author, fitness instructor and lecturer, compensated to provide her professional opinions.

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