Enteral Nutrition Market Size, Growth, Global Report 2027

Enteral Nutrition Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts By Form (Liquid and Powder); Nutrient Composition (Protein Based, Carbohydrates Based, Fat Based, Vitamin Based, Others); Distribution Channel (Hospitals, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies), and Geography

Publication Month : Dec 2019

  • Report Code : TIPRE00004763
  • Category : Pharmaceuticals
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 163
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The enteral nutrition market is expected to reach US$ 16,185.64 Mn in 2027 from US$ 8,611.49 Mn in 2018. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 7.4% from 2019-2027.


The report provides trends prevailing in the global enteral nutrition market and the factors driving the market along with those that act as hindrances. The increasing incidence of malnutrition and rising number of patients suffering with chronic diseases are anticipated to drive the growth of the market. However, the complications associated with enteral nutrition is likely to hamper the growth of the market.

Lucrative Regional Enteral Nutrition Market

Lucrative Regional Enteral Nutrition Market
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Market Insights

Increasing malnutrition worldwide

Malnutrition is a state of an individual pertaining to nutrition in which a deficiency or excess or imbalance of energy, protein and other nutrients leads to measurable adverse effects on tissue/body form in terms of body shape, size and composition as well as function and clinical outcome. Infections such as measles, malaria and diarrhea are highly prevalent in the society that results into acute malnutrition, majorly among infants and children.

Malnutrition is one of the universal problem that is prevalent in all the countries around the world. According to the World Health Organization, one third of the female that falls under reproductive age are anemic, whereas 39% of the adults across the world are obese or overweight. Moreover, the data findings by WHO also states that every year around 20 million newborn babies born are overweight. The Global Nutrition Report of 2018 states that malnutrition and its associated costs may cause a global burden of approximately US$ 3.5 trillion annually. Thus, the government support along with increasing cases of malnutrition across the world is expected to promote the growth of enteral nutritional supplements over the coming years. 

Increasing Online Distribution Platforms

During recent years, larger platforms such as Zalando, Amazon and others are increasingly dominating the digital distribution across the globe. In the past few years, the number of online medical supply retailers and mass distributors have increased by a significant rate due to ease of purchase and customer friendly services offered by these channels. The internet has disrupted the conventional model of medical nutrition supplement distribution by giving the consumers new choices as well as control over the ways to manage their wellbeing and health. According to the National Health Services, an estimated of four out of five people in the US check the medical products online before consulting a physician and also verifies price difference between retail stores and online pharmacies. The NHS also states that similar trends are also reflected in the UK. Furthermore, improved patient-provider communication and promotional campaigns are likely to induce the growth of online distribution in case of enteral nutrition products for short-term and long term care among critically ill patients. 

Form Insights

The enteral nutrition market on the basis of form is segmented in to liquid and powder. In 2018, the liquid segment accounted for the largest market share in the global enteral nutrition market by form. The liquid formulations are easy to be tube-fed in patients that have difficulties in chewing and swallowing and does not require reconstitution in a liquid base like the powder counterparts. Furthermore, the liquid form has also shown results to be well-tolerated by patients making them a preferred option over powdered forms.

Enteral nutrition Market, by Form

Enteral nutrition Market, by Form
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Enteral Nutrition Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 8,611.49 Million in 2018
Market Size Value byUS$ 16,185.64 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 7.4% from 2019-2027
Forecast Period2019-2027
Base Year2019
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Some of the activities undertaken by the companies, which have promoted its growth are, majorly organic developments. Companies such as Abbott, Nestle SA and Danone SA among others have been implementing various strategies that have helped the growth of the company and in turn have brought about various changes in the enteral nutrition market. The companies have utilized strategies such as product launches, and approvals of their product portfolio and area expansion for the growth of their organizations.

Global Enteral Nutrition Market – By Form

  • Liquid
  • Powder

Global Enteral Nutrition Market – By Nutrient Composition

  • Protein-Based
    • Standard Protein Diet
    • High Protein Supplement
    • Protein for Diabetic Patients
    • Other Composition Types
  • Carbohydrates Based
  • Fat Based
  • Vitamin Based
  • Others

Global Enteral Nutrition Market – By Product Size

  • Table-Top
  • Benchtop
  • Standalone

Global Enteral Nutrition Market – By Distribution Channel

  • Hospitals
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies


  • North America

    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe

    • France
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
  • South and Central America

    • Brazil
    • Argentina

Company Profiles

  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Global Health Products, Inc.
  • Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Victus, Inc.
  • Hormel Foods Corporation
  • Abbott
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Danone SA
  • Fresenius Kabi AG
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Form ; Nutrient Composition ; Distribution Channel , and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of enteral nutritional supplements?

The price of enteral nutrition supplements lies between the ranges of US$ 40-400, per package of varying volumes. However, the cost profoundly differs based upon the customization, i.e., the type of enteral supplement for particular disease, brand value and others. Also, the cost of enteral nutrition supplements depends based on the location of the manufacturer depending upon the raw materials and the demand for the products.

What is enteral nutrition?

Enteral nutrition refers to food supplements and products that are consumed via gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This type of nutrition is recommended to patients that has an injury or a medical condition that prevents regular intake of food through the mouth or for the people that have difficulties in swallowing or chewing.

What are the driving factors for the enteral nutrition industry across the globe?

The increasing incidence of malnutrition and rising number of patients suffering with chronic diseases are anticipated to drive the growth of the market. However, the complications associated with enteral nutrition are likely to hamper the growth of the market. On the other, booming e-commerce and online distribution of medical products are likely to be prevalent trends in the enteral nutrition market over the coming years.

The List of Companies

  1. B. Braun Melsungen AG
  2. Global Health Products, Inc.
  3. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.
  4. Victus, Inc.
  5. Hormel Foods Corporation
  6. Abbott
  7. Nestlé S.A.
  8. Danone SA
  9. Fresenius Kabi AG
  10. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company

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  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

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  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

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