Dairy Blends Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Dairy Blends Market is Segmented by Product Type (Dairy Mixture, Dairy/Non-dairy Ingredients, Dairy as Functional Ingredient, Dairy as Carrier, and Other Product Types), Application (Food, Beverages, Infant Formula, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for dairy blends in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Dairy Blends Industry Overview

Dairy Blends Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.8 %

Major Players

Dairy Blends Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Dairy Blends Market Analysis

The dairy blends market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 outbreak had a negligible negative impact on the dairy blends market. As they are essentially used in the food and beverage sector, the demand for dairy blends increased due to the demand for different processed foods. According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), in 2019, the Chinese food and beverage industry experienced a 7.8% increase than in 2018, with an expected growth of 16% in 2021. The food and beverage sector and the constant demand for infant solutions added to the stable demand for dairy blends.

The increasing health consciousness among customers and the nutritional benefits of these products have encouraged the consumers to opt for dairy blends, as they have various health benefits like enhanced immune function and a reduced risk of several diseases, like diabetes. The presence of essential nutrients with lesser fat content adds to the surging growth of dairy blends in the market.

The availability of numerous flavors also fuels the demand for dairy blends. Companies are trying to experiment with various combinations of flavors to cater to the growing demand for innovation. Moreover, dairy blends can be used in various forms in different industries. For instance, powdered dairy blends can be used as sweeteners and stabilizers in many yogurts and ice creams.

Dairy Blends Industry Segments

Dairy blends are used by industries like food and beverage, nutrition, and infant solutions to prepare dairy protein products. These dairy blends are majorly used as functional ingredients and as a mixture of non-dairy and dairy ingredients. The dairy blends market is segmented by product type, application, and geography. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done based on value (in USD million).

By Product Type
Dairy Mixture
Dairy/Non-dairy Ingredients
Dairy as a Functional Ingredient
Dairy as a Carrier
Other Product Types
By Application
Ice Cream
Infant Formula
Other Beverages
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Dairy Blends Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Dairy Blends Market according to our research experts:

Demand for Dairy Blends in Numerous Industries

The demand for dairy blend products is increasing rapidly due to their multiple uses in different industries, including food and beverage and infant formula. The most prominent use of dairy blends can be seen in the food and beverage industry. These dairy blends also act as functional ingredients in many processed foods. The combination of non-dairy and dairy ingredients is the most popular dairy blend, with additional health benefits and rich nutrition content. Due to changes in social and economic patterns and growing awareness about healthy foods, functional dairy blends are being applied in many food processing units. The production of ready-to-eat and convenience food requires dairy blends, adding to their surging demand. The rising demand for protein dairy blends like whey protein blends in the nutraceutical industry is also boosting their demand.

Dairy Blends Market: Preference of Using Dairy Blends in Different Industries, By Application, Global, 2021

Asia-Pacific May Witness Significant Growth in Dairy Blends Market

The growing demand for dairy proteins in the food industry due to their nutritional benefits further boosted the market for dairy blends worldwide. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth in the dairy blends market during the forecast period due to the growing preference for dairy-based products. The Asia-Pacific dairy market shows a growing interest in dairy blends as the standard demand for milk fat grows. In contrast to vegetable fats, milk fat is a natural product and offers a better taste. Therefore, the production of dairy blends satisfies the growing demand. Counties like India produces the highest amount of milk and milk fats in the region, adding to the dairy blends market.

Dairy Blends Market: Market Size (%), By Region, Global, 2021

Dairy Blends Market Competitor Analysis

The dairy blends market is highly competitive, with the presence of numerous domestic and global players. The private-label brands have been gaining a competitive advantage in terms of product differentiation and cost-efficient solutions. The market studied is dominated by All American Foods, Batory Foods, Royal Frieslandcampina NV, Kerry Group, Dana Foods Inc., and Cargill. The market is fragmented, and many players are focused on new product developments and expansion to maintain their market positions. Companies are focused on catering to newer industries and expanding the application of dairy blend ingredients.

Dairy Blends Market Top Players

  1. All American Foods

  2. Kerry Group

  3. Royal Frieslandcampina N.V.

  4. Cargill Inc.

  5. Royal Frieslandcampina NV

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Dairy Blends Market Concentration

Dairy Blends Market Recent Developments

In 2022, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and Health & Biosciences expanded their YOY MIX ViV product portfolio by adding four new cultures to satisfy the needs of yogurt manufacturers. These new cultures aim to solve the problems of the manufacturers, enabling the formation of high-quality products.

In 2021, Arla Foods Ingredients launched Lacprodan premium ALPHA-10, a dry-blend protein ingredient that can be useful for infant formula manufacturers. This blend has whey protein from human milk consisting of essential amino acids.

In 2021, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. launched a new solution, YO-MIX ViV, for yogurt and other fermented drinks manufacturers in Asia-Pacific, especially China.

Dairy Blends Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    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 Dairy Mixture

      2. 5.1.2 Dairy/Non-dairy Ingredients

      3. 5.1.3 Dairy as a Functional Ingredient

      4. 5.1.4 Dairy as a Carrier

      5. 5.1.5 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food

        1. Bakery

        2. Confectionery

        3. Ice Cream

        4. Cheese

        5. Yogurt

      2. 5.2.2 Beverages

      3. 5.2.3 Infant Formula

      4. 5.2.4 Other Beverages

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    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 All American Foods Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Royal Frieslandcampina NV

      4. 6.4.4 Kerry Group

      5. 6.4.5 Advanced Food Products LLC

      6. 6.4.6 Cape Food Ingredients

      7. 6.4.7 AAK Foodservice

      8. 6.4.8 Dana Foods Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Batory Foods

      10. 6.4.10 Fonterra Cooperative Group Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Dairy Blends Market Research FAQs

The Dairy Blends Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Dairy Blends Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

All American Foods, Kerry Group, Royal Frieslandcampina N.V., Cargill Inc., Royal Frieslandcampina NV are the major companies operating in Dairy Blends Market.

Dairy Blends Industry Reports

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