Asia-Pacific Dairy Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

Asia-Pacific Dairy Market is segmented on the basis of Product Type (Milk, Cheese, Butter, Dairy Desserts, Yogurt, and Other Products), Distribution Channel ( Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialist Retailers, and Other Distribution Channels), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific Dairy Market Summary
Study Period: 2016-2025
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.12 %

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Market Overview

Asia-Pacific Dairy Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.12% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • China is the most significant market for dairy primarily driven by increased consumption of dairy products. India and Indonesia is the fastest growing market in the region driven by increased population. Rising demand for western dairy products as natural snacks, fermented dairy products, such as yogurt, sour milk, etc., and product & packaging innovation is driving the dairy market growth.
  • The demand for " clean label " products and transparency in dairy products certainly drives innovation in the dairy products sector, and dairy consumers will continue to look at product labels in the envelope.

Scope of the report

Asia-Pacific Dairy Market is segmented on the basis of Product Type, distribution channel, and geography. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into Milk (Flavored and Regular), Cheese, Butter, Dairy Desserts, Yogurt, and Other Product Types. On the basis of the distribution channels, the market is segmented into Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialist Retailers, and Other Distribution Channels. On the basis of geography, the report also provides a regional analysis based on countries covered. 

By Product Type
Dairy Desserts
Other Products
By Distribution Channel
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Convenience Stores
Specalist Retailers
Online Retail Stores
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Fermented Dairy Products

Yogurt and sour milk drinks which offer potential health benefits owing to probiotic contents are attracting sales. Increased health & wellness trend among consumer is driving the fermented dairy demand. Sour milk drinks, drinkable yogurt, flavored and fermented milk recorded a healthy growth rate over the past five years. Drinkable yogurt is witnessing an impressive CAGR of xx% during the forecasted period driven by increased consumer interest in probiotic drinks. Innovation in probiotic beverages by incorporating various flavors in convenient pack size is another major factor in accelerating the sales.  Increased consumer awareness regarding additives in packaged products is driving fresh milk sales in Chiba, while flavored milk is becoming more popular in South Korea.


Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Driving Chilled Dairy Products

Lack of cold storage in supply chain affected the growth of convenience and independent small grocery retailers as product freshness play an essential role in the growth of dairy products as more nutritious than shelf-stable variants, especially in emerging Asian countries, where health consciousness is gaining traction. However, supermarkets are leading the sale of overall dairy products which is followed by convenience stores. Specialist retailers also account for a significant share in the market driven by the wide varieties available and convenient. Specialist retailer’s recorded a healthy growth rate during the forecast period 2020-2025


Competitive Landscape

The Asia-Pacific Dairy Market is highly fragmented with a large number of domestic and multinational player competing for market share. Regional companies dominate the market, with Chinese accounting for leading position followed by Indian and Japanese players. Companies are focusing on new product launch and partnership with distribution channels as their key marketing strategy. Some of the major players in asia-pacific dairy market are Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), Yili Group, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd., Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force 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 Milk

      2. 5.1.2 Cheese

      3. 5.1.3 Butter

      4. 5.1.4 Dairy Desserts

      5. 5.1.5 Yogurt

      6. 5.1.6 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specalist Retailers

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 Japan

      3. 5.3.3 India

      4. 5.3.4 Australia

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF)

      2. 6.4.2 Yili Group

      3. 6.4.3 Nestle SA

      4. 6.4.4 Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.

      5. 6.4.5 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 Bright Dairy & Food Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Dairy Market market is studied from 2016 - 2025.

The Asia-Pacific Dairy Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.12% over the next 5 years.

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), Yili Group, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd., Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Dairy Market.

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