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Cereal Ingredients Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast 2016 – 2024

Report Description

Cereal crops are cultivated for their edible component i.e. grain. These are a source of energy to the humans and are grown in large quantities. Moreover these are also called as staple crops. Cereals are rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and protein. In developing countries cereal ingredients such as rice, maize, millet and wheat are the source of daily sustenance. While in developed countries due to inclination of people towards fast- foods and ready to eat food, cereal ingredients have moderate and variable consumption, however they still play substantial role in daily diet.

The cereal ingredients market can be segmented by type as- Wheat, Maize, Rice, Oats, Sorghum and Barley. However the market can also be segmented by application- Animal feed, Breakfast cereal, Brewing and Bio-fuel. The market can also be segmented geographically as- North America, APAC, Europe and Rest of the World (RoW) regions.

Increasing demand for cereal grains by livestock industry coupled with rising consumption of cereal as staple food are the drivers for cereal ingredients industry. Moreover rise in consumption of beer has also escalated demand for malting cereals such as barley and oats. One of the major restraining factors for the cereal ingredients market is potential for contamination of cereals and cereal products by pests, rusts, mycotoxins and smuts. Lack of research in genomics to improve the quality of cereal grains is also one of the growth barriers for cereal ingredients market. Further improvements in cereal crops breeding create an opportunity for the cereal ingredients industry.

Europe has the largest demand for malting barley cereals while fuelling demand of breakfast cereals from emerging economies such as China, India and Indonesia has created need for cereal ingredients. However North America has largest market for breakfast cereal ingredients.

Some of the key players of cereal ingredients market are- Cereal Ingredients Inc., Kellogg Company, Nestle S.A., Kashi Company and others.

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The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, North Africa)


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  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
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  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
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  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
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