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Dairy Enzymes Market Size & Share, by Product (Lipases, Carbohydrates, Proteases, Esterase, Catalase, Transglutaminase), Application (Milk, Cheese, Butter, Yoghurt, Whey Protein, Desserts & Ice cream, Infant Formula), Regional Forecast, Industry Players, Growth Statistics Report 2024-2033

Report ID: FBI 1611


Published Date: Sep-2023


Format : PDF, Excel

Market Outlook:

Dairy Enzymes Market size exceeded USD 609 Million in 2023 and is anticipated to cross USD 1.44 Billion by 2033, registering a CAGR of more than 9.9% during the forecast period. The demand for dairy goods such as cheese, yoghurt, and beverages made from milk increased on a global scale. The desire for more effective and environmentally friendly dairy processing techniques has increased as a result. In order to coagulate milk proteins, cheese is made using enzymes like chymosin and rennet.

The market for the dairy enzymes required to make cheese was sizable, and there was a movement towards employing microbial rennet and enzymes that weren't produced from animals to make cheese that was suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The demand for enzymes employed in lactose hydrolysis to create lactose-free dairy products and plant-based dairy substitutes increased along with the rise of lactose intolerance and the interest in dairy alternatives.

Base Year Value (2023)

USD 609 Million

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CAGR (2024-2033)


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Forecast Year Value (2033)

USD 1.44 Billion

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Historical Data Period


Dairy Enzymes Market

Largest Region

North America

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Forecast Period


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Market Dynamics:

Growth Drivers and Opportunities:

Demand for lactose free dairy products to boost the market growth

Consumers' awareness of lactose intolerance was expanding, which resulted in a rise in the demand for dairy products that were simpler to digest. In areas where lactose intolerance is more common, this trend has been particularly noticeable. As more people sought out these options, not just due to lactose sensitivity but also for purported health benefits and dietary preferences, the market share of lactose-free dairy products was rapidly rising. Manufacturers of popular dairy products including milk, yoghurt, cheese, and ice cream were diversifying their product lines to offer lactose-free variations. Lactase, among other enzymes, was essential for the manufacturing of these goods.

Increasing use of dairy enzymes to produce cheddar cheese

Cheddar cheese production relies heavily on dairy enzymes. Popular cheddar cheese is recognised for its distinctive flavour and texture. Cheddar cheese is produced using enzymes, which help with milk coagulation, curd formation, and flavour development. Global sales of cheddar cheese have increased as a result of rising demand in developing economies. Dairy enzymes are used by producers to create Cheddar cheese that appeals to regional tastes and preferences. The distinctive flavour of Cheddar cheese is largely a result of enzymes. Producers can cater to a larger range of consumer preferences by creating distinctive and enticing taste profiles by using particular enzymes.

Report Scope

Report CoverageDetails
Segments CoveredProduct, Application
Regions Covered• North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)  
• Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)  
Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Australia, Rest of APAC)  
• Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Rest of South America)  
• Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, Rest of MEA)
Company ProfiledKoninklijke DSM N.V., DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Novozymes A/S, Wilbur-Ellis Holdings, Inc., Kerry Group Plc, Infinita Biotech Private Limited, BASF SE, Associated British Foods plc, Advanced Enzyme Technologies, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Phythozymes, Biocatalysts, Amano Enzyme Inc., STERN-WYWIOL GRUPPE GMBH CO. KG, Aumenzymes

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Industry Restraints & Challenges

Strict guidelines to restrain the market growth

Regulations that are too onerous can hamper advancements in enzyme technology. If they expect regulatory obstacles, enzyme producers might be less likely to invest in creating new enzymes or upgrading current ones. This may prevent the market from receiving more effective and long-lasting enzymes. Dairy enzymes may be subject to varied regulatory regulations depending on the region and country. Since manufacturers must juggle complicated and occasionally conflicting rules, this could pose difficulties for the global trade in dairy products and enzymes. Regulations may restrict the supply of specific enzyme-treated dairy products, which may limit consumer options, particularly for those with dietary preferences or restrictions.

Report Coverage & Deliverables

Historical Statistics Growth Forecasts Latest Trends & Innovations Market Segmentation Regional Opportunities Competitive Landscape
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Regional Forecast:

North American Market

North America is anticipated to dominate the Dairy Enzymes market from 2024 to 2033. In North America, the market for dairy enzymes is primarily driven by cheese production. Enzymes are essential to the manufacture of cheese, including Cheddar, Mozzarella, and different speciality cheeses, and the US and Canada are two of the world's top producers of cheese. In North America, yoghurt and dairy substitutes are becoming more and more popular. Yoghurt fermentation and the creation of plant-based dairy substitutes both use enzymes, which helps the industry expand. Due to the high frequency of lactose sensitivity in North America, the demand for dairy products with decreased or no lactose has been rising. These products, which cater to the demands of consumers who are lactose intolerant, are produced using enzymes such as lactase.

Asia Pacific Market

Asia Pacific is witnessing the fastest market growth between 2024 to 2033. The dairy enzymes market has expanded significantly in the Asia-Pacific region. This expansion can be ascribed to rising middle-class populations with shifting nutritional preferences, rising dairy consumption, and expanding populations. One of the world's biggest consumers of dairy goods, such as milk, yoghurt, cheese, and ice cream, is the APAC area. The necessity for effective dairy processing techniques made possible by enzymes has been driven by the continually increasing demand for these products. Although the APAC area does not consume as much cheese as other Western nations, there has been an increase in interest in cheese, particularly among urban consumers. The manufacturing of cheese has increased as a result, as has the usage of enzymes in the cheese-making process.

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Segmentation Analysis:

Insights by Product

The proteases segment is predicted to reach USD 609.5 Million up to 2033. Proteases are essential to the process of making cheese. They contribute to the texture and flavour development of cheese as well as the breakdown of proteins. The need for proteases for manufacturing cheese rises along with the global increase in cheese consumption. The texture of dairy products can be changed by proteases. Products like yoghurt, sour cream, and cream cheese might benefit from them by having more creaminess, viscosity, and overall mouthfeel. Proteases are now used more frequently as a result of the rising demand for specialised and artisanal cheeses. These enzymes can assist cheese producers in developing speciality cheese variants with distinctive textures and flavours.

Insights by Application

The Cheese segment is projected to achieve over 10.45% CAGR between 2024 to 2033. New cheese products, such as spreadable cheeses, cheese snacks, and cheese-based condiments, are constantly being developed by the dairy business. These goods' development and enhanced properties involve the use of enzymes. Consumer interest in uncommon and specialised cheese kinds, such as artisanal and regionally made cheeses, is rising. These speciality cheeses frequently require certain enzymatic activity for flavour and texture development, making enzymes crucial to their manufacturing.

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Competitive Landscape:

Major players in the market

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Wilbur-Ellis Holdings, Inc.
  • Kerry Group Plc, Infinita Biotech Private Limited
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Advanced Enzyme Technologies
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • Phythozymes
  • Biocatalysts
  • Amano Enzyme Inc.
  • Aumenzymes

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