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Ingredients Market Overview


The global sector of ingredients is currently experiencing profound changes in connection with the development of new sources of ingredients (plant, fungi, algae-based…) and new technologies such as precision fermentation.

In the dairy world, technical dairy ingredients, essentially proteins, became a business unit of its own, with more and more advanced fractionation of milk and a fiercely competitive landscape, pushing global players to be innovative and to create value from the nutritional and /or functional qualities of their ingredients.

Over several years, Gira provides a unique database on production, trade and applications of technical dairy ingredients, such as whey derivatives, caseins, milk protein concentrates, micellar caseins and native whey proteins, and answers strategic questions about opportunities for dairies in terms of geographical markets, applications, type of ingredients and the evolution of prices.

The sector of ingredients is changing like food sectors in general, with the boom of alternatives’ development. Gira has integrated these new ingredients, like plant protein concentrates/isolates, bio-engineered protein and fat, in its portfolio to provide a complete view of this sector, where competition is rising, but where the level of opportunities and innovation is vast.

Gira’s analysis closely follows key sectors in the application of these technical ingredients, like performance nutrition, adult, medical and infant nutrition, as well as the evolution of consumers’ trends in food sectors in general, to provide the key drivers of global and regional technical ingredients offer and demand.

Contact us to find out how Gira can help you turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Latest Ingredients Market Reports

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Gira Ingredients Club 2024

Dairy, Global, Technical Ingredients
Gira Ingredients Club 2024 (Proposal) 1 file(s) 825 Download (2nd edition to be published September 2024) Be part of Gira’s second Gira Ingredients Club this September…focusing on sustainability, protein alternatives and development strategies, etc   Why the Gira Ingredients Club? Gira created the Gira Ingredients Club (GIC), dedicated to dairy and non-dairy ingredients, to address Read More...

The Global Market for Milk Sugars: milk/whey permeates and lactose

Dairy, Global, Technical Ingredients

(1st Edition to be published in September 2023) The global market for milk sugars is driven on the supply side by growing raw material availability (more and more milk and whey protein concentrates) and on the demand side by the development of lactose derivatives like lactulose, lactitol and GOS.


The Lactoferrin & Lactoperoxidase Global Markets study

The Lactoferrin & Lactoperoxidase Global Markets study (Proposal) 1 file(s) 912 Download (1st Edition Published June 2022)   Double-digit growth expected for lactoferrin, enhanced by immunity boosting products trend and non-food sectors   Lactoferrin (LF) and Lactoperoxidase (LP), two bio-components of milk, are currently generating much interest in the dairy world. The global lactoferrin market has Read More...

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