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Global Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market by Application (Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements), Product (Syrup, Powder) and by Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 4500
Pages: 175

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market Growth and Forecast (2021-2026):

The global Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market size was calculated to be USD 570 million in 2021 and is determined to will reach a value of USD 850 million by 2026 at a CAGR of about 6% during the conjecture period. The size of the galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) market may show significant growth during the same time.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market

Market Overview:

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), also termed as oligo-galactose or trans-galacto-oligosaccharides (TOS) that belong to the group of prebiotics and are non-digestible. It helps hydrolysis by saliva and intestinal digestive enzymes. As the incidence of chronic disease increases worldwide, the rate of Galacto-oligosaccharides consumption has increased. GOS is very stable over a wide temperature range, making it easy to use in a variety of applications. Furthermore, it is suitable for use in diabetics due to the low calorific value of the product. Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) is gaining significant absorption in the infant nutrition industry due to its positive perception of the therapeutic effects on gut health and immune development. The increase in lactose intolerance populations continues to challenge policy makers. The availability of plant galacto oligosaccharides have been shown to be highly beneficial in meeting the nutritional requirements of lactose intolerant populations.

Recent Developments in Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Industry:

  • King-Prebiotics recently introduced GOS-570-S, a galacto-oligosaccharide (GAC) product with 57% liquid syrup. It can be used in the food and beverage industry to produce liquid milk, dairy products, powdered formulas, dietary supplements, and beverages.
  • Yakult Pharmaceutical industry Co., a market leader in galacto-oligosaccharides, competes to expand its services in a variety of countries such as China, Vietnam, the United States, Brazil, India, Mexico, Myanmar and the Middle East.
  • Royal Friesland Campina N.V., a leading player in the Galacto oligosaccharide market, has started a new unit for Vivinal GOS in Borculo, The Netherlands, to respond to the increasing demand for high-quality ingredients in infant nutrition.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Application, Product and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Ltd., Samyang Genex Co, Nissin Sugar Production Co. Ltd, Taiwan Fructose Co. Ltd, Friesland Campina and Others.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market Growth:

The infant nutrition industry will strive to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the marketing of Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS).


The market for galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period as interest in the quality of food and beverages increases. It is a colorless, water soluble substance that prolongs shelf life by reducing microbial contamination. Market growth increased as product demand and consumer awareness of healthy eating habits increased. The tremendous benefits GOS offers include improving digestive health for middle-aged and older consumers and increasing consumption of low-fat products that increase demand during the prediction period. The growth of the food and beverage industry due to changes in eating habits, taste preferences and increased consumption of fast food may promote the overall growth of the market. The increased use of galacto oligosaccharides in processed and functional foods can lead to increased demand for products. GOS is increasingly used as a low-calorie sweetener in confectionery, beverages, dairy products, and bread. The presence of nutrients similar to breast milk allows them to be used in infant formulas, which ultimately drives growth.

However, market growth slows due to a variety of factors. Among them, the presence and preference of ingredients is increasing. For example, prebiotics like oligosaccharide isomalt (IMO), which exhibit similar functionality, can be used as a substitute for GOS. Isomalt Oligosaccharides (IMO) are digestion resistant oligosaccharides present in grains such as wheat, barley, corn, pulse, oats, tapioca, rice, potatoes, and other sources of starch. IMO can also be artificially derived with starch. Galacto-oligosaccharides are rapidly increasing in terms of adoption rates in the infant nutrition sector worldwide due to awareness of the therapeutic effects on immunity and intestinal health. Consequently, the development of plant-based Galacto-oligosaccharides has been shown to be effective in meeting the nutritional requirements of lactose-intolerant populations. This trend is also further anticipated to improve the marketing of infant nutrition items. Also, the rise in demand for liquid and powdered GOS is determined to support growth in the foreseen years. New entrants in the market are expected to rise as large R&D investments expand. Leading companies in this industry have improved their production capabilities to fulfill the augmenting demand. However, continued investment from developing countries and plans to expand the GOS market, adoption of galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) in food, and consumer awareness of healthy eating are expected to strengthen the market for galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) during the anticipated period.


On the other hand, as the incidence of lactose intolerance increases, the use of galacto-oligosaccharides is limited. Expensive GOS products and excessive consumption can limit market growth by causing health problems such as intestinal gas and noise, stomach cramps, bloating, and diarrhea.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Application:

  • Food & Beverages
  • Dietary Supplements       

By Product:

  • Syrup       
  • Powder   

Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

Regional Analysis:

North America, fueled by market demand for galacto-oligosaccharides in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, will record significant growth by 2025. Increased health awareness and increased disposable incomes are driving increased demand for infant formula and baby food. The increasing number of women working in regions that prefer ready-made formulas and have an increasing tendency to adopt organic baby food is a major driver of growth in the regional market. The size of the European galacto-oligosaccharides market, led by Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany, will show significant growth during the predictable period. Increased consumer health awareness and a willingness to increase dietary supplements can promote product growth.

The European dietary supplement market may exceed $ 25 billion by 2025. In addition, an increase in the elderly population in the region leads to a regional demand for GOS, which may increase the demand for various dietary supplements because it suffers from a variety of age-related diseases and suffers from malnutrition due to a dietary disorder that occurs in old age. The Asia Pacific region, driven by the size of the galacto-oligosaccharides market in India, Japan and China, will show significant growth during the outlook period. Increased consumer awareness of the nutritional value of dairy products and the high consumption of dairy products may lead to further growth in local markets as demand for dairy products increases. India's dairy sector is expected to exceed $150 billion by 2025. Additionally, consumers, especially the younger generation for new flavors and their preference for dairy protein, can influence dairy innovation, fueling the growth of the local business.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Market are

  • Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Ltd.                         
  • Samyang Genex Co.               
  • Nissin Sugar Production Co. Ltd.                       
  • Taiwan Fructose Co. Ltd.                      
  • Friesland Campina         

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                           

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                              

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research            

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling     

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                      

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                             

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                      

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market               

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Application                 

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 Food & Beverages

                                5.1.3 Dietary Supplements         

                                5.1.4  Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Application        

                                5.1.5  Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application       

                                5.1.6  Market Share Analysis, By Application        

                5.2 Product                        

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 Syrup        

                                5.2.3 Powder    

                                5.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Product

                                5.2.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Product               

                                5.2.6 Market Share Analysis, By Product                

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                              

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Application

                                       By Product

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Application

                                       By Product

                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Application

                                       By Product

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy           

                                6.2.6 France      

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan        

                                6.3.5 Australia  

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                            

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil         

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America         

                6.6 Middle East & Africa               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa        

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental      

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry      

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Ltd.                          

                                8.1.1 Overview

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.4 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 Samyang Genex Co.                

                8.3 Nissin Sugar Production Co. Ltd.                        

                8.4 Taiwan Fructose Co. Ltd.                       

                8.5 Friesland Campina                   

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                        

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                          

                9.4 New Product Launches                          

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                          


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              


  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • The Segment-level analysis in terms of By Application, Product  and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market



  1. Global Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Food & Beverages Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Dietary Supplements Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) Market By Product, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Syrup Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Powder Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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