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

Global Dairy Protein Market is segmented by Ingredients (Milk Protein Concentrates (MPCs), Whey Protein Concentrates, (WPCs), Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs), Milk Protein Isolates (MPIs), Casein and Caseinates, Others), Application (Sports Nutrition, Infant formulations, Functional Food & Dietary supplement, Pharmaceutical, Animal Feed/Pet Food, and Others), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Dairy Protein Market Share
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 5.7 %
Dairy Protein Market Major Players

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Market Overview

Global Dairy Protein Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.

  • Dairy proteins, such as milk protein, casein, and whey protein are the sources of proteins offering various nutritional and functional benefits on health.
  • The dairy protein consumption has subsequently increased with milk being the richest and the most popular source of protein. The taste of dairy protein is richer than the newly-growing vegetarian proteins, which is the main driving factor for the dairy protein market demand.
  • The increased health awareness and demand for sports nutrition are the major factors driving the global market.


Scope of the Report

Global dairy protein market has been segmented based on the ingredients, applications, and regions. The ingredients market consists of whey protein concentrates and isolates, milk protein concentrates and isolates, casein and caseinates, as the major products. Based on the application of dairy proteins, the various sectors are sports nutrition, infant formulations, functional food & dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, animal feed/pet food, and others. Also, the study provides an analysis of the dairy protein market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Ingredients
Milk Protein Concentrates (MPCs)
Whey Protein Concentrates (WPCs)
Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs)
Milk Protein Isolates (MPIs)
Casein and Caseinates
By Application
Sports Nutrition
Infant formulations
Functional Food & Dietary supplement
Animal Feed/Pet Food
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Awareness Towards Healthy Food

Dairy proteins are now being used in a variety of novel and tasty applications to help consumers achieve the benefits of higher- protein diets, such as satiety, weight management, and muscle health. The major factors that are driving the dairy protein industry are awareness of health and well being. With lifestyle diseases and obesity incidences on the rise, manufacturers of dairy proteins are motivated to innovate and deliver products meeting the discerning needs of health-conscious consumers. In recent times, people have gained clearer understanding of the link between nutrition and health, and are looking for food & beverage products that can support their health goals. At the same time, globally, the dramatically rising senior population is looking to combat healthcare costs and age-related muscle loss.

Dairy Protein Market Growth

Europe holds the Major Share in Dairy Protein Market,

Europe holds the largest market share in the global dairy protein market, standing out as the primary market for the sector. Following Europe, North America holds the second largest market share. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market, owing to its large population and the spiking demand for sports nutrition & functional beverages in the region. The developing countries of South America and Asia present the most attractive markets, owing to the larger younger population of these regions consuming whey protein, extensively as dietary supplements and for body building. Africa is projected to record a lower CAGR of XX%, owing to the lack of awareness and improper regulatory guidelines.

Dairy Protein Market Size

Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players in the global dairy protein market are Dairiconcepts, Darigolds, Devondale Murray Goulburn Co-Operative, Erie Foods Inc., Fonterra, Grassland, Glanbia, Idaho Milk, Laïta Group, Milk Specialties Inc., Sole Mizo, Tatura Milk Ind, Theo Müller, United Dairymen of Arizona, Westland Milk Products, among others.

Major Players

  1. Dairiconcepts

  2. Darigolds

  3. Devondale Murray Goulburn Co-Operative

  4. Erie Foods Inc.

  5. Fonterra

Dairiconcepts, Darigolds, Devondale Murray Goulburn Co-Operative, Erie Foods Inc., Fonterra

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 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 Ingredients

      1. 5.1.1 Milk Protein Concentrates (MPCs)

      2. 5.1.2 Whey Protein Concentrates (WPCs)

      3. 5.1.3 Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs)

      4. 5.1.4 Milk Protein Isolates (MPIs)

      5. 5.1.5 Casein and Caseinates

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Sports Nutrition

      2. 5.2.2 Infant formulations

      3. 5.2.3 Functional Food & Dietary supplement

      4. 5.2.4 Pharmaceutical

      5. 5.2.5 Animal Feed/Pet Food

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    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 & Africa

        1. UAE

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & 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 Darigolds

      2. 6.4.2 Devondale Murray Goulburn Co-Operative

      3. 6.4.3 Laita Group

      4. 6.4.4 Erie Foods Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Fonterra

      6. 6.4.6 Grassland

      7. 6.4.7 Glanbia

      8. 6.4.8 Idaho Milk

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dairy Protein Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Dairy Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Dairiconcepts, Darigolds, Devondale Murray Goulburn Co-Operative, Erie Foods Inc., Fonterra are the major companies operating in Dairy Protein Market.

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