Brazil Whey Protein Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Brazil Whey Protein Market is segmented by Product Type (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein) and Application (Sports and Performance Nutrition, Infant Formula and Functional/Fortified Food)

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8 %
CAGR% (2020 - 2025): 8%
Largest Market: Whey Protein Concentrates

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Market Overview

Brazil Whey Protein Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Brazil, accounting to over 58.53% of the market in South America, was the major market for whey protein in the region.
  • Increasing western influence resulted in a demand for foods and beverages with functional benefits in the region.
  • A subsequent demand for whey protein was witnessed due to its health benefits.The Brazilian sports nutrition market has been expanding with protein-based products leading in the sports nutrition category. As a result, whey protein products have high growth potential in South America.

Scope of the Report

The market studied has been segmented by product type which includes whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and hydrolyzed whey protein. By Application, the market can be divided into sports and performance nutrition, infant formula, functional/ fortified food.

By Product Type
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey Protein Isolate
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein
By Application
Sports and Performance Nutrition
Infant Formula
Functional/Fortified Food

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Key Market Trends

Entrenched Fitness Industry

Brazil has sustained its second position in the World health club industry, in terms of a number of fitness centers from the past three years. Determined about fitness and health, high adoption rates of gym culture and pursuit of body beauty have been a leading factor for the industry growth in Brazil. In 2015, 3.5% of the Brazilian population was registered in fitness centers, of which, more than 40% centers are occupied with women and people above 60 years. With the growing gym culture, the demand for sports nutrition and supplements has gone up. This had a huge impact on sports nutrition. Among the sports nutrition, proteins occupy a major share of 74%, owing to their health benefits in strengthening and muscle building. In addition, the influence of trainer guidance has a huge impact on the market, as they direct the customers overeating habits. It is estimated that sports nutrition will grow at an average of 9% a year.


High Demand For Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey protein concentrate is widely considered to be the most efficient and economical form of protein for the human body to digest and use. The concentrates are micro-filtered and not heat treated to produce ultra-pure protein. This process ensures that the protein stays intact and as pure as it can be. It also means the powder can be mixed easily and achieve a smooth texture, giving the perfect protein shake. The market for whey protein concentrate is cheap and growing as it is consumed as a general supplement of the body. Therefore, this form of protein is particularly popular among health-conscious masses. Whey protein concentrate is the cheapest type of whey protein available with the lowest amount of protein per 100grams. Though low in protein content, 55-89% is made of protein; other 11-45% is made of fat, lactose, and peptides. In some cases, despite less availability of protein, WPC is treated as whole food as it contains trace amounts of lactose and milk fat.


Competitive Landscape

The Brazil whey protein market is a fragmented market. The market is dominated by players, such as Arla Foods, Carbery Group and Fonterra  Group. Other prominent players in the market include Hilmar Cheese Company and FrieslandCampina amongst others. Product innovation and Partnership are the most common strategy adopted by key market players, such as Arla Foods and Fonterra Group.


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 Porter's 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 Whey Protein Concentrate

      2. 5.1.2 Whey Protein Isolate

      3. 5.1.3 Hydrolyzed Whey Protein

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Sports and Performance Nutrition

      2. 5.2.2 Infant Formula

      3. 5.2.3 Functional/Fortified Food


    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 Arla Foods Ingredients

      2. 6.4.2 Carbery Group

      3. 6.4.3 Hilmar Ingredients

      4. 6.4.4 Fonterra Co-Operative Group

      5. 6.4.5 FrieslandCampina

      6. 6.4.6 Lactalis Ingredients

      7. 6.4.7 Leprino Foods Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Brazil Whey Protein Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Brazil Whey Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 8% over the next 5 years.

The Brazil Whey Protein Market is valued at 8% in 2026.

Arla Foods Ingredients, Carbery Group, Fonterra Co-Operative Group, Hilmar Ingredients, FrieslandCampina are the major companies operating in Brazil Whey Protein Market.

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