April 09, 2012 04:08 ET

Competition for Basic Raw Material Is Restraining the Yeast Market in Europe & North America

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Apr 9, 2012) - has announced the addition of the new report "Global Yeast Market by Types, Applications, & Geography - Trends & Forecasts (2011 - 2016)," to their collection of Ingredients market reports. For more information, visit

The global yeast market is dominated by baker's yeast which accounted for over 31% of the total market in 2010. Growing market for bakery products, beer, wine, animal feed, and bio-ethanol is supposed to be the major driver for global yeast market. High nutritional value and health benefits of yeast are other driving factors for the global yeast market. Competition for basic raw material (i.e. molasses) is the major restrain for yeast market in Europe and North America. Increased competition for global yeast market players from Chinese yeast players is growing Asia-Pacific market. Salt replacing properties of yeast and alternative raw material sources can open up new opportunities in the yeast market. As there is strong competition for basic yeast material, major yeast players established special divisions to take care of the general drive within the market and exploit the nutritional and functional properties of yeast and yeast extracts. Yeast extracts are proven tools in helping food producers to achieve reduction in the sodium level in food. It can thus aid the process of repairing and improving the taste of the product to a level at which the consumer would not be able to trace the lower sodium levels.

The report provides full analysis of the world's leading players in the yeast market, the key types occupying the major shares, with a clear insight and commentary on the developments and trends. Also included is a chronology of developments with respect to types, functions and applications, ensuring coverage of the latest findings in the yeast applications. With the huge market potential and growth, the market is likely to witness a shift in the variants and methods of yeast applications. The market is anticipated to continue flourishing in the developed as well as the developing regions. The growth is also attributed to the growing demands and penetration of the food and beverage industry. The variants and combination methods used for the application of yeasts are bound to undergo further developments with growing demands and concerns for food safety legislations and regulations.

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