Global Clinical Nutrition Market by Product Type (Infant Nutrition (Milk based, soy-based, Organic, Probiotics/ Prebiotics and Others), Enteral Nutrition (Standard Nutrition, Disease Specific) Parenteral Nutrition (Amino acids, Fats and Carbohydrates), and by Region - Insights, Size, Share, Opportunity Analysis, and Industry Forecast till 2025

Clinical Nutrition – The New Tradition is Good Nutrition

Clinical nutrition products are aimed at maintaining a nutritional balance in patients, by providing sufficient amounts of nutrients, such as vitamins, proteins, and minerals. The clinical nutrition products are specially formulated to nourish and improve the quality of life for people of all ages, which is in turn favoring the growth of clinical nutrition market. Oral administration of clinical nutrition products is not viable in patients that have severe infection or burns and are recovering from major surgery or acute trauma. Nutritional need in such patients can be met by specialized nutritional feeding known as enteral or parenteral feeding. The enteral nutrition is a segment of clinical nutrition, which includes liquid formula diets and it is administered by feeding tubes into the gastro intestinal tract. Whereas, parenteral feeding is the clinical nutrition administered by the intravascular route.

The market for clinical nutrition includes a number of companies, which are taking interest in this sector with the introduction of novel products. Before Brands, Inc., a science-based consumer products company, launched SpoonfulOne Daily Food Mix-In, which is a dietary supplement designed for children not having a food allergy. SpponfulOne, helps the body to get know and stay accustomed to the foods responsible for 90% of food allergies. A first-of its kind product is expected to drive interest of medical community in recommending this product to their patients.

Furthermore, nutrition and nutritional care are gaining a wide clinical and scientific interest, which is expected to favor the clinical nutrition market growth. The increased knowledge of metabolic disorders and nutritional assessment in the chronic and acute disease is also expected to boost the growth of clinical nutrition market. Premature births, malnutrition, and increasing geriatric population are demanding for most of the clinical nutrition, which is expected to fuel the global clinical nutrition market. Loss of mass, strength, and function favors the growth of global clinical nutrition market. According to the National Institute on Aging, around 524 million people were recorded to be 65 years of age and above, accounting for around 8% of the world's population in 2010, which is expected to triple in number to 1.5 billion, representing around 16% of the world's population by 2050.

Few growth restraining factors include stringent regulatory scenario and tolerability issues for identified clinical nutrition product. For instance, Cow’s milk protein is intolerant or is allergic leading to common food allergic disease of infancy, which is hampering the growth of clinical nutrition market. The clinical nutrition products carrying health claims are considered as pharmaceutical product and therefore need to undergo the clinical trial process. Besides, lack of awareness regarding the clinical nutrition is expected to hamper growth of the market.

Global Clinical Nutrition Market Share, by Region, 2016

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Source: Coherent Market Insights 2017

Increasing incidence and diagnosis of chronic diseases are expected to favor the growth of clinical nutrition market. The global clinical nutrition market was valued at US$ 42.2 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period (2017 - 2025).

The growth of clinical nutrition market is observed mainly due to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dementia, and diabetes. Asia Pacific accounts for the largest share in the global clinical nutrition market. This is mainly attributed to the high prevalence of chronic diseases and large pool of patients in Asia Pacific region. The most common diseases in Asia Pacific region are cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases.  Manufacturers have struggled to boost the sales of infant clinical nutrition in China in 2016, as China had made mandatory for manufacturers of clinical nutrition products to re-register the baby formulas with the government.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), in 2017, announced that the Similac Stage 2 consisting of 1.3 milligrams of niacin per 100g, is 66% less than the data (3.8mg/100g) declared on its nutrition label. On account of this, the baby milk powder was banned from sale, which in turn hampered the clinical nutrition market in the Hong Kong.

Malnutrition is an important factor driving the need for clinical nutrition

Malnutrition is treated by the clinical nutrition as these products provide accurate amount of the nutrients required by the body.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), undernutrition is estimated to be associated with 2.7 million (45%) child deaths annually of all child deaths, creating a huge demand for clinical nutrition products. Many manufacturers are promoting the need of clinical nutrition for the infants and children. For instance, Nestlé Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Nutrition Society held a nutrition workshop in October 2017, to address micronutrient deficiencies in Ghana, which in turn is expected to favor the growth of clinical nutrition market in the Africa region.

 Abbott Nutrition has a huge range of nutritional support product across different segments, which include adults, infant and new mother, therapeutic, child, and sports to cater different age groups. Some other major players operating in the clinical nutrition market include Nestle, Fresenius Kabi, Danone, Baxter Healthcare, and B Braun Melsungen AG.

Clinical nutrition is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the intake, absorption, and metabolism of dietary constituents. Clinical nutrition also promotes the health by preventing diet-related diseases. As the nutrition plays an important role in the body, deficiency of it could lead to various problems, such as anemia, diabetes, and blood disorder. Clinical nutrition products help to improve metabolism, digestion, absorption, and storage in the human body.

Clinical nutrition is a huge domain and is mainly classified into infant, enteral, and parental feeding. Infant nutrition includes products for premature babies with special clinical needs and deserve exceptional nutrition. The major driving factors for growth of clinical nutrition market include increasing prevalence of malnutrition, acute trauma, burns, and eating disorder or major surgery.

Market Dynamics

The significant advances related to prebiotics and probiotics are expected to favor the growth of clinical nutrition market. For instance, in 2017, Healthmune+ Junior launched a sachet that blends a prebiotic and probiotic with cocoa powder, along with Wellmune a clinically proven immune-boosting fiber. Increasing prevalence of obesity and non-communicable disease acts as a driver for growth of the clinical nutrition market. The consumer awareness for positive role of diet plays an important role in disease risk management, which favors the growth of clinical nutrition market. Increased demand for clinical nutrition, due to rising chronic disease, growing number of premature births, and increasing aging population especially in emerging economies is expected to drive the growth of the clinical nutrition market.  Stringent government regulations for approval of clinical nutrition products hamper the growth of clinical nutrition market. The inclusion of probiotics and prebiotics in clinical nutrition is also expected to favor the growth of clinical nutrition market. Efforts by the companies to represent probiotics and prebiotics in different attractive formulations, such as bars, yogurt, and chewing tablets are expected to attract the population towards probiotics and prebiotic products, in turn fueling the growth of clinical nutrition market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of global clinical nutrition market provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2017 – 2025), considering 2016 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market.
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players.
  • It profiles leading players in the global clinical nutrition market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments, and strategies, and future plans.
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Nestle, Fresenius Kabi, Abbott Nutrition, Danone, Baxter Healthcare, and B Braun Melsungen AG.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launch, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics.
  • The global clinical nutrition market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, clinical nutrition manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts.
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing clinical nutrition market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Clinical Nutrition Market, By Product Type:
    • Infant Nutrition
      • Milk-based
      • Soy-based
      • Organic
      • Probiotic/Prebiotic
      • Others
    • Enteral Nutrition
      • Standard Nutrition
      • Disease Specific
    • Parenteral Nutrition
      • Amino Acids
      • Fats
      • Carbohydrates
  • Global Clinical Nutrition Market, By Formulation:
    • Powder
    • Liquid
    • Others
  • Global Clinical Nutrition Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Product
        • Infant Nutrition
          • Milk-based
          • Soy-based
          • Organic
          • Probiotic/Prebiotic
          • Others
        • Enteral Nutrition
          • Standard Nutrition
          • Disease Specific
        • Parenteral Nutrition
          • Amino Acids
          • Fats
          • Carbohydrates
      • By Formulation
          • Powder
          • Liquid
          • Others
      • By Country
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Product
        • Infant Nutrition
          • Milk-based
          • Soy-based
          • Organic
          • Probiotic/Prebiotic
          • Others
        • Enteral Nutrition
          • Standard Nutrition
          • Disease Specific
        • Parenteral Nutrition
          • Amino Acids
          • Fats
          • Carbohydrates
      • By Formulation
          • Powder
          • Liquid
          • Others
      • By Country
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product
        • Infant Nutrition
          • Milk-based
          • Soy-based
          • Organic
          • Probiotic/Prebiotic
          • Others
        • Enteral Nutrition
          • Standard Nutrition
          • Disease Specific
        • Parenteral Nutrition
          • Amino Acids
          • Fats
          • Carbohydrates
      • By Formulation
          • Powder
          • Liquid
          • Others
      • By Country
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Product
        • Infant Nutrition
          • Milk-based
          • Soy-based
          • Organic
          • Probiotic/Prebiotic
          • Others
        • Enteral Nutrition
          • Standard Nutrition
          • Disease Specific
        • Parenteral Nutrition
          • Amino Acids
          • Fats
          • Carbohydrates
      • By Formulation
          • Powder
          • Liquid
          • Others
      • By Country
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • By Product
        • Infant Nutrition
          • Milk-based
          • Soy-based
          • Organic
          • Probiotic/Prebiotic
          • Others
        • Enteral Nutrition
          • Standard Nutrition
          • Disease Specific
        • Parenteral Nutrition
          • Amino Acids
          • Fats
          • Carbohydrates
      • By Formulation
          • Powder
          • Liquid
          • Others
      • By Country
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product
        • Infant Nutrition
          • Milk-based
          • Soy-based
          • Organic
          • Probiotic/Prebiotic
          • Others
        • Enteral Nutrition
          • Standard Nutrition
          • Disease Specific
        • Parenteral Nutrition
          • Amino Acids
          • Fats
          • Carbohydrates
      • By Formulation
          • Powder
          • Liquid
          • Others
      • By Country
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Nestle*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Fresenius Kabi
    • Abbott Nutrition
    • Danone
    • Baxter Healthcare
    • B Braun Melsungen AG.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet By Product Type
      • Market Snippet By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Impact Analysis
      • FDA Approved Timeline
      • Industry Trends
      • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Clinical Nutrition Market, By Product Type, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-O-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Infant Nutrition
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Milk-based
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Soy-based
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Organic
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Prebiotic/Probiotic
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Others
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
    • Enteral Nutrition
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Standard Nutrition
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Disease Specific
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
    • Parenteral Nutrition
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Amino Acids
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Fats
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
        • Carbohydrates
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
  5. Global Clinical Nutrition Market, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-O-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Powder
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
    • Liquid
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (USD Million)
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  6. Global Clinical Nutrition Market, By Regions, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-O-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017 - 2025
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East Others
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Formulation, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (USD Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Nestle
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Abbott Nutrition
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Danone
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Fresenius Kabi
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Baxter Healthcare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • B Braun Melsungen AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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