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Lactase Enzyme Market

Lactase Enzyme Market Analysis Report By Product Type (Fungal Lactase Enzymes, Neutral Lactase Enzymes), By Form (Liquid Lactase Enzymes, Dry Lactase Enzymes), By End-use Application (Dietary Supplements, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals) - Regional Forecast 2021-2031

Analysis of Lactase Enzyme market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Lactase Enzyme Market Outlook

The global lactase enzyme market enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 3.7% in 2021. The U.S. lactase enzyme market grew 3.4%, settling initial scepticism about how the market would perform during a global pandemic.

This detailed report released by Fact.MR estimates that the lactase enzyme market is set to progress a CAGR of 3.7% and top a valuation of US$ 1 Bn by 2031. Lactase enzymes hold around 10% market share in the global enzymes market.

Lactase is a mammalian enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of lactose into simple sugars glucose and galactose. Lactases are β--galactosidases, which catalyse lactose hydrolysis into galactose and glucose.

Rise in primary lactose intolerance, secondary lactose intolerance, and congenital or developmental lactose intolerance is driving demand for lactose-free milk or dairy food products. Due to the absence of sugar, lactose-free dairy foods contain less calories. Increase in lactase sales to lactose-free dairy product companies owing to high demand will support market expansion.

Lactase enzyme supplements are available for consumption in various forms, such as lactase enzyme drops, lactase enzyme tablets, lactase enzyme powder, and also lactase enzyme syrup, as per the requirement of customers.

For instance, Bioven is one of the key brands offering Bioven lactase enzyme drops and lactase enzyme powder.

Consumption of lactase enzymes has been increasing due to rising consumer awareness about their nutritious and efficient qualities. Key lactase enzyme suppliers have sustained to signify their products in the global market, which has augmented demand for lactase enzymes across the world.

Lactase Enzyme Market Size in 2020 US$  679.5 Mn
Market Forecasted Value for 2031 US$ 1 Bn
Global Market Growth Rate (2021 – 2031) 3.7% CAGR
Europe Market Share 34.6%

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Consumption Analysis of Lactase Enzymes from 2016 to 2020 Vs Market Projections for 2021 to 2031   

As per Fact.MR, a market study and competitive intellect provider, in the past few years, market value for lactase enzymes increased at a compound annual growth rate of around 2.7%. Rising demand for processed lactose-free products, growing lactose intolerant population, and need for the elderly for easy digestible lactose-free free products are market key drivers.

Overall, sales of lactase enzymes are anticipated to increase at a steady CAGR of around 3.7% over the forecast period.

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Rising Awareness Leading to Increase in Consumption of Dietary Supplements Containing Lactase

Lactaid, which has lactase, is a widely consumed supplement that is taken as a capsule by individuals, most of whom have lactose sensitivity. Reportedly, numerous individuals value dairy foods, but many are worried about getting sufficient calcium from dairy products. The idea behind this supplement is to take it before lactose-containing meals.

According to manufacturers, such supplements comprise lactase enzymes that also follow excellent safety profiles. They are suitable for every meal, every day, and every lactose-containing snack. As a matter of fact, the saturation of lactase-containing dietary supplements is rising, resulting in increased demand for lactase enzymes in the dietary supplements market.

It has been discovered that 5%-23% of the European population suffers from primary lactose maldigestion. Lactose maldigestion is thought to be common in Asia, Africa, the Hispanic population, and India as well, and it is an inherited deficiency. This has led to an increase in the use of lactase dietary supplements, owing to their ease of use and the benefits they provide to the lactose-intolerant population.

Vegan and non-GMO are the latest green badges of food formulation courage. Vegan, like gluten-free, serves as a positive cue for those who are simply friends of vegetarians and vegans. The transition shift from mainstream dairy products, such as cow milk, towards plant-based alternatives, is motivated by health concerns.

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Country-wise Analysis

Is the U.S. Expected to Witness Valuable Market Growth for Lactase Enzymes?

The U.S. market is expected to witness a notable growth rate of a 3.4% over the forecast period, owing to increased demand for lactase enzymes from dairy product manufacturers.

The U.S. is dominating the North American space with a market share of 89.2% in 2021, but demand for lactase enzymes in Canada is set to witness a lucrative growth rate of 4.7% through the forecast period.

Why is China Dominating the East Asia Market for Lactase Enzymes?

Market size of lactase enzymes in China is valued at US$ 34.3 Mn in 2021. Consumption of lactase enzymes is likely to be at 4.2% CAGR over the projection period.

In 2021, IFF stated the unveiling of NuricaTM enzymes in East Asia in China, providing dairy producers with a novel way to produce the finest product that meets customer well-being while boosting sales. NuricaTM is IFF's most recent revolution for the marketplaces in china, and it is sold under the Danisco® brand of food ingredients.

Will Prompt Progression in Production of Lactase Enzymes Propel Sales in Germany?

Germany holds a market share of 15.8% in Europe, in 2021, with a projected growth rate of 2.1% over the assessment period.

Prompt progression in the production of lactase enzymes is motivating investigators to achieve lactase enzyme applications for several industries. Experts and researchers are keen on discovering optimal replacements with least side-effects on health, providing a potential market for lactase enzymes.

The study & expansion of lactase enzymes need ample investments in technology. These products have to be developed and produced according to international food and feed regulations. Such advancements by manufacturers is driving sales of lactase enzymes in Germany.

How are Technical Enhancements in Lactase Enzymes Driving Market Growth in India?

According to the most recent assessment by Fact.MR, the India lactase enzyme market size in 2021 is worth US$ 14.1 Mn.

Abundant technical enhancements are relentlessly taking place in the market, as a result of which, the ingredient has been discovered to have properties in various food products, opening opportunities for lactase enzyme products in areas such as bakery, beverages, and dairy products. 

Increased use of lactase enzyme products in these new field has boosted the Indian market for lactase enzymes.

Why is There Increasing Sales of Supplements Containing Lactase in Japan?

According to Fact.MR, sales of lactase enzymes in Japan are assessed around 5.4% of the overall Asia Pacific market in 2021, with an expected growth rate of 6.2%.

Japan's population is ageing at an accelerating rate. Currently, 28.7% of the population is above the age of 65. Such a citizenry in Japan tends to buy easy-to-consume food that is also healthy. They favor environmentally friendly products and services. As a result, the country's demand for lactose-free products has increased.

Demand for easily digestible dairy products has forced dairy product producers in the country to include lactase in their product lines, resulting in increased demand for lactase enzymes.

According to the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), it was found that, almost 29% of the adult population in Japan belongs to the LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) category. Further, a breakdown of the adult population into various age groups showed that, preference for organic products is similar, with a higher percentage amongst consumers aged 60 years and above.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Liquid Lactase Enzymes Gaining Traction in the Global Market?

According to Fact.MR, liquid lactase enzymes are anticipated to witness a lucrative growth rate of CAGR 3.7% over the forecast period, owing to increased awareness about the beneficial properties of liquid lactase enzymes.

Liquid form of lactase enzyme formulation is appropriate to elders, plus for kids as well. When added to dairy products such as milk, infant formula, and expressed breast milk, there is high strength formula hydrolyses lactose. Vegan and vegetarian customers, both consume a consistent and biologically active source of enzyme.

Why is Food & Beverage Application of Lactase Enzymes Dominating the Landscape?

In 2021, food and beverages accounted for approximately 45.9% of the global market share, and the segment is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period.

In food and beverages sector, dairy producers are profiting from rising retail value of lactose-free dairy products in comparison to regular dairy products. This is encouraging most dairy manufacturers around the globe to include lactase enzymes in their dairy production processes, which is increasing demand for lactase enzymes.

Leading lactase enzyme manufacturers are increasing lactase enzyme production in order to capitalise on rising demand for lactose-free dairy products.

Why are Fungal Lactase Enzymes Highly Popular?

Fungal lactase enzymes are anticipated to witness a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period. Fungal type holds around 77.3% market share in the product type segment.

There is growing recognition that plant-based lactase enzymes are just as beneficial to digestive health as animal-based lactase enzymes. Lactase is active at low pH (3.5-5.5), making it particularly effective at digesting lactose in the stomach, and thus, the perfect dietary supplement for use as a digestive aid.

Fungal lactase compositions have been shown in studies to be useful in supporting digestive complaints by reducing flatulence and bloating in those with low lactase enzyme levels in the gastrointestinal tract.

Top Lactase Enzyme Companies

Leading lactase enzyme suppliers are working on providing products with a variety of claims. Recognized lactase enzyme producers, such as Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and DuPont de Nemours and Company, are aiming to expand their presence in developing countries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.

In the meantime, newbies are inventing lactase enzymes for novel applications such as nutraceutical supplements and food supplements. The unavoidable need to obtain accreditations from globally renowned certification bodies, such as Kosher and Halal, may necessitate changes to lactase enzyme manufacturers' manufacturing and/or marketing strategies.

Lactase Enzyme Industry Report Scope

Attribute Details
Market Analysis KG for Volume and US$ Million for Value
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Countries Covered
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of LATAM
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Rest of South Asia
  •  Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries 
  • Rest of South Africa
Key Market Segments Covered
  • Product Type
  • Form
  • End-use Application
  • Region
  • Natural Factors Nutritional Products Ltd.
  • Symrise AG
  • Mitushi Biopharma
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  •  Advanced Enzyme Technologies Limited
  • DuPont de Nemours and Company
  • DSM Chemicals
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Merck KGaA (Sigma-Aldrich)
  • Sternenzyme
  • Calza Clemente
  • Senson,
  • Nature BioScience Pvt. Ltd.
  • Biolaxi Corp.
  • Novact Corp,
  • Aumgene Biosciences
  • Infinita Biotech Pvt. Ltd.,
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Key Segments Covered in Lactase Enzyme Industry Analysis

  • By Product Type

    • Fungal Lactase Enzymes
    • Neutral Lactase Enzymes
  • By Form

    • Liquid Lactase Enzymes
    • Dry Lactase Enzymes
  • By End-use Application

    • Lactase Enzymes for Dietary Supplements
    • Lactase Enzymes for Food & Beverages
      • Dairy Products
      • Infant Formula
    • Lactase Enzymes for Pharmaceuticals

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The global lactase enzyme market size is currently worth around US$ 705 Mn.

Lactase enzyme consumption is expected to rise at a CAGR of around 3.7% over the period of 2021-2031.

In terms of revenue, lactase enzyme demand increased at a CAGR of around 2.7% during 2016-2020.

Lactase enzymes in the making of lactose-free products, especially in dairy, advanced technologies enzymes, and shifting consumer preference toward lactose-free food products are the latest trends being observed in the market.

Companies are choosing to aim at research & development, consolidation of distribution channel in emerging countries, and new product introductions to stay noticeable in the global market.

Top 20 producers of lactase enzymes hold around 45%-50% market share.

The U.S., Russia, U.K., China, Brazil, Germany, and India are the main countries driving demand for lactase enzymes.

Europe holds around 34.6% of global lactase enzyme revenue share.

The U.S. market is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 3.4% over the next ten years.

The report presents detailed cost analysis of lactase enzymes based on product type, i.e. fungal and neutral.

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