Europe Soy Protein Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

Europe Soy Protein Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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Market Insights

The European soy protein ingredients market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.9%, during the forecast period (2019 – 2024). The market growth for soy protein ingredients in Europe is facilitated by accumulating scientific evidence of various health benefits of soy protein, over and above animal-based protein counterparts.

Benefits of the plant-based diet are being increasingly acknowledged by European consumers. The region has also witnessed rising demands for ideal meat substitutes. In the United Kingdom alone, the sales of meat substitutes are predicted to increase by 25% in the next five years. The rise in vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice is a trend expanding across Europe

Market Dynamics

The R & D in soy protein have demonstrated its intrinsic functional benefits. The functional foods manufacturers in Europe have also exhibited promising approach toward utilizing soy protein ingredients due to cost considerations and safety aspects. 

The consumers have gradually shown increasing concerns toward GM-foods. Adding to this is the emergence of alternate vegetable protein options in the marketplace, coupled with the awareness regarding the bioavailability of soy protein, due to the presence of anti-nutritional factors. These aforementioned factors are restraining the growth of the European soy protein ingredients market.

Market Segmentation

The European soy protein ingredients market is segmented based on type, application, and country. Recently a German-Hungarian proposal to enhance the yield of legumes, including soybean has received support from 13 EU member states. This trend is expected to benefit the soy protein concentrates manufacturers in Europe.  In the developed markets, like that of France, the consumers have shown increasing preference toward vegetable proteins over the meat proteins. Based on the type of soy protein, there is a strong demand for concentrates, particularly in infant nutrition and bakery products.


Key Developments

  • Mar 2018 - Valio, a Finnish dairy company, has announced its efforts toward environmentally friendly milk production by entirely discontinuing the use of soy in the feed.
  • Recently, a public-private research consortium based in the Netherlands was exploring technology for turning plant proteins into a fibrous material that resembles meat. Ingredion has prominently involved itself in this consortium. Soy protein ingredients are expected to be utilized with more clear understanding of organoleptic attributes of meat and meat products. 

Competitive Landscape

The major players in the European soy protein ingredients market include - ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company), Cargill Europe BVBA, CHS Inc. (US), DuPont, EISS B.V., Köster Marine Proteins, Kerry, Nordic Soya, Victoria Group, and Wilmar International.

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                1.1 Research Methodology

                1.2 Definition of the Market

                1.3 Assumptions



                3.1 Drivers

                                3.1.1 Consumer Behavior Becoming more Health-centric

                                3.1.2 Rising Awareness about Scientific Evidence of Various Health Benefits of Soy Protein

                                3.1.3 Cost-effective Quality Substitute for Animal Protein

                                3.1.4 Increasing Research and Inheriting Functional Properties Allow for Versatile Applications

                3.2 Constraints

                                3.2.1 Consumer Aversion for Genetically Modified Crops

                                3.2.2 Availability of Alternate Vegetable Protein Options

                                3.2.3 Non-nutritional Components and Risk to Allergies

                3.3 Opportunities

                                3.3.1 Application in the Food and Beverage Sector

                                3.3.2 High Rate of Obesity Presents Great Opportunity in the Weight Management Sector

                                3.3.3 Adoption of Functional Foods and Nutritional Supplements to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

                3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

                                3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                3.4.5 Degree of Competition


                4.1 By Type

                                4.1.1 Soy Isolates

                                4.1.2 Soy Concentrates

                                4.1.3 Soy Flours

                                       Textured Soy Flour

                                       Textured Soy Protein

                4.2 By Application

                                4.2.1 Bakery and confectionery

                                4.2.2 Meat alternatives

                                4.2.3 Functional foods

                                4.2.4 Dairy Replacement

                                4.2.5 Infant foods

                                4.2.6 Other Applications

                4.3 By Geography

                                4.3.1 Europe


                                       United Kingdom





                                       Rest of Europe


                5.1 Most Adopted Strategies

                5.2 Most Active Companies

                5.3 Market Share Analysis


                6.1 ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company)

                6.2 Cargill Europe BVBA

                6.3 CHS Inc. (US)

                6.4 DuPont

                6.5 EISS BV

                6.6 Köster Marine Proteins

                6.7 Kerry

                6.8 Nordic Soya

                6.9 Victoria Group

                6.10 Wilmar

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