North America Phytosterols Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

North America Phytosterols market is segmented By Product type into Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, Other Product Types; by application into food and beverage, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics Dietary Supplements, and Animal Feed & Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 8.1 %
Fastest Growing Segment: Dietary Suppliment

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Market Overview

North America Phytosterols market forecasted to reach USD 312.02 million by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 8.1%  during the forecast period. 

  • In the North America region, the United States leads the phytosterol market, due to the high population and increase in heart diseases at an alarming rate. The US Food and Drug Administration has given the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status to the addition of plant sterols in food products.
  • The government regulatory division in North America such as  Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is actively promoting the use of phytosterols in the food products in the region by setting parameters for products having more than 1.0 g phytosterol in the product.

Scope of the Report

The type of phytosterols present in the North America market namely, beta-setosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and other types are drived from two primary sources which includes wood sterol and vegetable oil sterols. The sterols present in the market hold applications in differed food and beverage industries which includes, dairy products, sauces and condiments, beverages bakery and confectionery and other processed foods. The sterols also hold the application in pharmaceutical industries such as cosmetics, dietary supplements, and animal feed.

By Product Type
Other Product Types
By Application
Food and Beverage
Dairy Products
Sauces and Condiments
Bakery and Confectionery
Other Processed Food
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Prevalence of Obesity

In the North America region, the United States leads the phytosterol market, due to the high population and increase in obesity at an alarming rate. According to a recent survey, the obesity rate in the region increased by 5 percent accounting for about 31.3%  in 2018. The obesity rate is highest among the middle-aged population. The American Society of Family Physicians (AAFP) and U.S Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is also promoting the usage of Phytosterols because of its health benefits along with rising demand for phytosterol infused products is augmenting the growth phytosterols in the American market.


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The Growing Demand for Phytosterol Infused Dietary Suppliments

The dietary supplement segment is registering a high CAGR, because of the growing demand for phytosterols in the functional food segment. Moreover, growing health concerns have further elevated the demand for dietary supplement products over the past few years. The per capita consumption of phytosterols are considerably higher for the United States, which is facilitated by the booming dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries. The US dietary supplements market is by far the most advanced, in terms of product offerings and market penetration.

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Competitive Landscape

The major players in the North America phytosterol market are BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland, Arboris LLC,  and Cargill Incorporated. In recent years, the companies have adopted new launches as the key strategy, along with expansions and partnerships. This, in turn, has helped to gain a competitive edge over the competitors. Also, the companies are enhancing their product portfolio, in order to cater to the consumers across various demographics and thus strengthen their presence in the market. 

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Beta-Sitosterol

      2. 5.1.2 Campesterol

      3. 5.1.3 Stigmasterol

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverage

        1. Dairy Products

        2. Sauces and Condiments

        3. Beverages

        4. Bakery and Confectionery

        5. Other Processed Food

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Cosmetics

      4. 5.2.4 Dietary Supplements

      5. 5.2.5 Animal Feed

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Mergers & Acquisitions

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland

      2. 6.3.2 Cargill, Incorporated

      3. 6.3.3 Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Harting S.A

      5. 6.3.5 Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Merck Group

      7. 6.3.7 BASF SE Group

      8. 6.3.8 Avanti Polar Lipids

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Phytosterols Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Phytosterols Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.1% over the next 5 years.

The North America Phytosterols Market is valued at Dietary Suppliment in 2026.

Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Ashland Global Holdings Inc, Härting S.A. are the major companies operating in North America Phytosterols Market.

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