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Lactose and Derivative Market

Market Insights on Lactose and Derivative covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Lactose and Derivatives Market by Product Type, End-Use, Form & Region for 2022 – 2032

Lactose and Derivatives Market Outlook – 2022 – 2032

The Lactose and Derivatives market is valued at USD 42.1 Bn in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period, to reach a value of USD 62.9 Bn by 2032. Newly released data from Future Market Insights market analysis shows that global Lactose and Derivatives demand is projected to grow year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth of 3.2% in 2022.

Market Size Value in 2022

USD 42.1 Bn

Market Forecast Value in 2032

USD 62.9 Bn

Global Growth Rate (2022 to 2032)

4.1% CAGR

Forecast Period


Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2021A)


Lactose for inhalation is an excipient with very high functionality that significantly improves the reliability of dry powder inhalation and, ultimately, the patient's health.

Suppliers, consumers, and regulators are collaborating closely to gain a greater understanding of the advantages of inhalation lactose, adopt a new manufacturing strategy based on statistical models, and set up the proper regulatory framework for emerging technologies. Inhalation lactose continues to be a popular product in the global Pharmaceutical Lactose market due to the significance of the substance in DPI performance.

Additionally, with the manufacturers' development of Pharmaceutical Lactose, the market has recently seen product introductions.

For Instance-

  • Kerry introduced lactose inhalation grades under the Aero Flo brand in 2019. Specific lactose inhalation grades under the Aero Flo® Brand have been created for use in dry powder inhalers for the pulmonary delivery of medications.
  • Armor Pharma teamed with Nordmann in August 2020 to increase the scope of its product offering.
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2017-2021 Lactose and Derivatives Market Outlook Compared to 2022-2032 Forecast

The market grew with a CAGR of 3.6% between 2017 and 21, as today's consumers are concerned not just with the product’s quality but also with their origins and the business's moral character. Companies are therefore concentrating on providing products with a strong positive image and developing strong brands.

For instance, Agropur, a top producer of lactose derivatives, places a strong emphasis on creating a variety of brands, including Farmers, Island Farms, Dairytown Lucerne, biPro, Agropur Signature, and many others.

Robust Demand from Preserves, Spreads, Snack, and Beverage Industries

Rapidly increasing use of lactose nutrition in healthy snacks such as bars is anticipated to provide a vast opportunity for the market for lactose and nutraceutical ingredients. For instance, in August 2018, Herbalife Nutrition launched a new Herbalife24 Achieve Protein Bar, a new protein product consisting of high-quality whey and milk protein.

The dairy industry is at a turning point with a growing economy, growing disposable income, and expanding middle-class population. Due to these key factors, consumers are shifting toward a healthy lifestyle and consequently, demand for lactose-based products is steadily increasing as consumers are becoming more aware of the benefits of lactose derivatives to maintain health and wellbeing.

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Country-wise Insights

Growing Awareness in the U.S. of Bio-based Seed Coating Materials

From 2022 to 2032, the U.S.'s increasing demand for protein-enriched foods and general awareness about the benefits of protein has increased extensively among consumers. Customers are looking to increase their protein consumption for several motives, such as weight loss and general health. They are also identifying the role of protein in overall nourishment and its capacity to release amino acids gradually.

For instance, Fairlife LLC, a dairy company based in the United States, has launched high-protein milk which contains more than 50% of natural protein and calcium.

Will Lactose and Derivatives Providers Experience High Growth in China?

Over the forecast period, it is expected that the Chinese market will expand at a CAGR of 4.6%. China's expanding population and its demand for protein are driving the market.

Additionally, the Usage of lactose-based products for application in animal feed is gaining popularity in China. The feedstuff industry holds an important share in the global lactose derivatives market.

A few billion pounds of concentrated or dried whey is used up each year as a supplement to feeds, and indisputably, the lactose and its derivatives present in this whey play a vital role in improving the nutrition of domestic animals and will continue to do so. This will boost the overall lactose derivative market globally.

Category-wise Insights

Which product type dominates the global market share for Lactose and Derivatives?

The market for this product class is led by lactitol, a sugar alcohol with 30–40% of sucrose's sweetness that is used as a replacement bulk sweetener for low-calorie foods. Lactitol is a common component in foods that are low in calories or fat. Its high stability makes it a favorite for baking. It is used in sugar-free sweets, cookies (biscuits), chocolate, and ice cream and has a sweetness level that is 30 to 40% higher than sucrose.

Lactitol promotes gut health by acting as a prebiotic. Lactitol only contains 2-2.5 kilocalories (8.4-10.5 kilojoules) per gram as opposed to normal saccharides' 4 kilocalories (17 kJ) per gram because of their restricted absorption. Lactitol, therefore, contains about 60% more calories than typical saccharides.

Lactitol is listed as an excipient for medical uses in some prescription drugs. Lactitol, sold under the brand name Important, is a laxative that can be used to treat or prevent constipation.

In the United States, lactitol has been approved for use as an osmotic laxative to treat adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). As a recognized laxative for the treatment or prevention of idiopathic constipation, ispaghula husk, and lactitol work well together. Lactitol, mannitol, sorbitol, erythritol, xylitol, and maltitol are a few examples of sugar alcohols.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies sugar alcohols as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS). They are accepted as food additives because they don't cause tooth decay or blood sugar spikes.

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Competitive Landscape

The TATUA Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd., MILEI GmbH, Fresenius Kabi AG, Davisco Foods International Inc., DMV International Pharma, Glanbia Foods Inc., Tatura Milk Industries Ltd., Arla Foods Inc., Proliant Inc., Fonterra Co-Operrati, and Solvay S.A. are a few of the major lactose and derivative market players identified across the value chain in this market.

Scope of Report



Market Size Value in 2022

USD 42.1 Bn

Market Forecast Value in 2032

USD 62.5 Bn

Global Growth Rate

4.1% CAGR

Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

MT for Volume and USD Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and MEA

Key Countries Covered

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Nordic, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, South Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, and others

Key Market Segments Covered

Product Type, End Use, Form

Key Companies Profiled

  • Friesland Foods Domo
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Danisco A/S. (DuPont Nutrition & Health)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • MEGGLE Group
  • The TATUA Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd.
  • MILEI GmbH
  • Fresenius Kabi AG
  • Davisco Foods International Inc.
  • DMV International Pharma
  • Glanbia Foods Inc.
  • Tatura Milk Industries Ltd
  • Arla Foods Inc.
  • Proliant Inc.
  • Fonterra Co-Operative Group
  • Saputo Inc.
  • Others


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Lactose and Derivatives Market by Category

By Product Type:

  • Lactose
  • Galactose
  • Lactulose
  • Lactitol
  • Lactobionic Acid
  • Galactooligosaccharides
  • Epilactose
  • Lactosucrose
  • Sialyllactose
  • Tagatose
  • Lactic Acid

By End-Use:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Feed Ingredient
  • Others

By Form:

  • Powder
  • Granules

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

The Lactose and Derivatives market is estimated to reach sales of nearly USD 42.1 Bn by 2022.

Lactose and Derivatives market revenue is expected to increase at a CAGR of around 4.1% during the period 2022-2032.

Lactose and Derivatives sales increased a CAGR of around 3.7% over the past half-decade.

The global Lactose and Derivatives market value is estimated to be around USD 62.9 Bn in 2032.

The top countries driving the Lactose and Derivatives demand are the US, Germany, China, and the UK.

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