Ice Cream Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The Ice Cream Market is segmented by Distribution Channel (Off-Trade, On-Trade) and by Region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America). Market Value in USD and Volume are both presented. Key Data Points observed include Per capita consumption; Population; and Dairy production.

Ice Cream Market Size

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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The Ice Cream Market size is estimated at 111.62 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 135.60 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.97% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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111.62 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

135.60 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

2.96 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

3.97 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Market by Distribution Channel

85.20 %

value share, Off-Trade , 2023

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The growth of segment in the country is largely driven with the existence of an inviting place for customers to shop, as they are constantly drawn to make large purchases.

Largest Market by Region

41.64 %

value share, Europe , 2023

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Over the review period, indulgence and the increasing consumer preference for ice cream as a leisure product drove the growth and innovative flavors are further driving the segment.

Fastest-growing Market by Distribution Channel

4.86 %

Projected CAGR, Off-Trade , 2024-2029

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The onset of the experimential economy and the rising social media platforms with increasing consumer reach in the market is driving the off trade channels through online channels

Fastest-growing Market by Region

5.08 %

Projected CAGR, South America , 2024-2029

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Health and wellness trends in South America led to the inclination of consumers toward low-fat, lactose-free variants, and calcium-rich variants, with rising growth for gluten-free, low-sugar ice creams.

Leading Market Player

14.34 %

market share, Unilever PLC , 2022

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Unilever Group gained a competitive edge over other players due to its extensive product portfolio with wider brand presence, along with its strategic moves toward innovation.

Strong penetration of organized retail channels propelling the market growth.

  • The off-trade segment dominates the distribution channels of the global ice cream market. In the off-trade segment, consumers prefer buying ice cream majorly from supermarkets and hypermarkets, as people get discount coupons for bulk shopping in supermarkets. As a result, the off-trade channel is considered the primary distribution channel for the sales of ice cream, with more than 74% of overall sales as of 2023 globally.
  • Convenience stores are the second-largest channel for the sales of ice cream after supermarkets and hypermarkets. In 2022, the sales value of ice cream through convenience stores increased by 3.4% compared to 2021. Many convenience stores stay open longer than traditional retail stores, resulting in more time in the day for the companies' products to be sold.
  • Ice creams are commonly consumed as after-meal snacks in restaurants and foodservice channels, which is further boosting the global ice cream market growth. As of 2022, 47% of consumers consumed meals and ice cream at restaurants, and 31% of consumers ordered their food from foodservice channels globally.
  • Africa had the highest sales of ice cream through on-trade channels globally, accounting for a major share of 50% in 2023. The sales are driven by the strong preference for eating out in the region. South Africa and Egypt are the leading countries in terms of sales of ice cream through on-trade channels in Africa. In 2022, the two countries covered 79% of sales in terms of volume in the total ice cream sales through on-trade channels in the region. In 2022, there were 3.5 million reservations in South Africa, seating 17.8 million diners at restaurants across the country. In 2020, despite the pandemic, around 68% of African people showed a willingness to eat out.
Global Ice Cream Market

Consumer growing preference towards sweet indulgence driving the market growth.

  • The global ice cream industry observed growth of 2.83% in 2022 compared to 2021. The growth was attributed to the rising number of consumers with a sweet tooth globally. In 2022, it was observed that the average Kiwi (People of New Zealand) consumed 28.4 l of ice cream. The United States, Australia, and Finland had a per capita consumption of volume of 20.8 l, 18.0 l, and 14.2 l in 2022, respectively.
  • In North America, premium and regular ice cream hold 80% of the market. In 2022, 16% of the total population of North America preferred chocolate-flavored ice cream, followed by cookie N cream and vanilla, preferred by 13% and 12% of the population, respectively. Some flavors, such as cookie dough and mint chocolate dip, were preferred by 11% of the population. In 2022, 37% of consumers preferred eating ice cream out of a bowl.
  • In the Middle East, consumers prioritize products' shelf life to store them conveniently. Ice creams have a longer shelf life, ranging from 12 to 24 months, depending on the temperature. Consumers in the Middle East prefer to consume ice cream at home.
  • During the review period (2017-2022), in Asia-Pacific, China dominated the ice cream industry with a production of a whopping 4.3 billion l worth of ice cream. India, Vietnam, and Indonesia amassed a total of 13 billion l worth of ice cream sales. India sold 657 million l of ice cream in 2021. With the increased innovation in the ice cream industry, the demand for such products is expected to grow during the forecast period (2025-2029).

Global Ice Cream Market Trends

The strong penetration of ice cream parlors, the availability of diverse flavors, and the consumer preference for indulgent and healthier dessert options are driving the consumption of ice cream.

  • Ice cream is the most widely consumed dairy dessert globally, with strong penetration across different countries. The demand for ice cream is driven by the significant number of ice cream parlors and scoop shops emerging in response to the high consumer spending on different flavors of ice creams. Europe is a significant consumer of ice cream globally. In 2022, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain collectively covered 29.28% of the overall ice cream consumption.
  • Developed markets like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia are witnessing rising health concerns. Thus, consumers across the region prefer ice cream products that are GMO-free, preservative-free, dairy-free, low in calories, and organic and fat-free.
  • The Asian ice cream market is growing, with brands tapping into the ice cream trend from an indulgence and a health perspective. For example, per capita consumption of ice cream in India is expected to increase by 5.90% from 2023-2024. The growing consumer expenditure on food and beverages, the introduction of new flavors, increasing impulse purchasing, and strong demand for healthy ice cream products among consumers are some of the primary factors increasing the consumption of ice cream. 75% of consumers in Asia often try new or different varieties when purchasing ice cream products.
Global Ice Cream Market

OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • The growing demand for processed dairy products followed by increasing prices globally is emerged to be the major factors impacting the production of milk

Ice Cream Industry Overview

The Ice Cream Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 22.60%. The major players in this market are Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd, Nestlé SA, Unilever PLC and Wells Enterprises Inc. (sorted alphabetically).

Ice Cream Market Leaders

  1. Dairy Farmers of America Inc.

  2. Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd

  3. Nestlé SA

  4. Unilever PLC

  5. Wells Enterprises Inc.

Ice Cream Market Concentration

Other important companies include Blue Bell Creameries LP, Lotte Corporation, Smith Foods Inc..

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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Ice Cream Market News

  • October 2022: Unilever partnered with ASAP for the delivery of its ice cream products. As per the partnership, ASAP will also deliver ice cream and treats from Unilever's virtual storefront, The Ice Cream Shop.
  • October 2022: Kemps replaced Dean Goods throughout Iowa as Dairy Farmers of America completed the USD 433 million acquisition of Dean Foods properties. The business took over the Le Mars milk factory, which can process numerous Kemps products, from cottage cheese to ice cream.
  • October 2022: Blue Ribbon's Street range launched three new two-liter tubs, each featuring two flavors. The range includes chocolate affair, caramel hokey pokey, and velvety caramel.

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Ice Cream Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Per Capita Consumption

    2. 2.2. Raw Material/Commodity Production

      1. 2.2.1. Milk

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.3.1. Brazil

      2. 2.3.2. Canada

      3. 2.3.3. Germany

      4. 2.3.4. Italy

      5. 2.3.5. Japan

      6. 2.3.6. Mexico

      7. 2.3.7. United States

    4. 2.4. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD and Volume, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Distribution Channel

      1. 3.1.1. Off-Trade

        1. 3.1.1.1. Convenience Stores

        2. 3.1.1.2. Online Retail

        3. 3.1.1.3. Specialist Retailers

        4. 3.1.1.4. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

        5. 3.1.1.5. Others (Warehouse clubs, gas stations, etc.)

      2. 3.1.2. On-Trade

    2. 3.2. Region

      1. 3.2.1. Africa

        1. 3.2.1.1. By Distribution Channel

        2. 3.2.1.2. Egypt

        3. 3.2.1.3. Nigeria

        4. 3.2.1.4. South Africa

        5. 3.2.1.5. Rest of Africa

      2. 3.2.2. Asia-Pacific

        1. 3.2.2.1. By Distribution Channel

        2. 3.2.2.2. Australia

        3. 3.2.2.3. China

        4. 3.2.2.4. India

        5. 3.2.2.5. Indonesia

        6. 3.2.2.6. Japan

        7. 3.2.2.7. Malaysia

        8. 3.2.2.8. New Zealand

        9. 3.2.2.9. Pakistan

        10. 3.2.2.10. South Korea

        11. 3.2.2.11. Rest of Asia Pacific

      3. 3.2.3. Europe

        1. 3.2.3.1. By Distribution Channel

        2. 3.2.3.2. Belgium

        3. 3.2.3.3. France

        4. 3.2.3.4. Germany

        5. 3.2.3.5. Italy

        6. 3.2.3.6. Netherlands

        7. 3.2.3.7. Russia

        8. 3.2.3.8. Spain

        9. 3.2.3.9. Turkey

        10. 3.2.3.10. United Kingdom

        11. 3.2.3.11. Rest of Europe

      4. 3.2.4. Middle East

        1. 3.2.4.1. By Distribution Channel

        2. 3.2.4.2. Bahrain

        3. 3.2.4.3. Iran

        4. 3.2.4.4. Kuwait

        5. 3.2.4.5. Oman

        6. 3.2.4.6. Qatar

        7. 3.2.4.7. Saudi Arabia

        8. 3.2.4.8. United Arab Emirates

        9. 3.2.4.9. Rest of Middle East

      5. 3.2.5. North America

        1. 3.2.5.1. By Distribution Channel

        2. 3.2.5.2. Canada

        3. 3.2.5.3. Mexico

        4. 3.2.5.4. United States

        5. 3.2.5.5. Rest of North America

      6. 3.2.6. South America

        1. 3.2.6.1. By Distribution Channel

        2. 3.2.6.2. Argentina

        3. 3.2.6.3. Brazil

        4. 3.2.6.4. Rest of South America

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global Level Overview, Market Level Overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and Analysis of Recent Developments).

      1. 4.4.1. Blue Bell Creameries LP

      2. 4.4.2. Dairy Farmers of America Inc.

      3. 4.4.3. Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd

      4. 4.4.4. Lotte Corporation

      5. 4.4.5. Nestlé SA

      6. 4.4.6. Smith Foods Inc.

      7. 4.4.7. Unilever PLC

      8. 4.4.8. Wells Enterprises Inc.

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR DAIRY AND DAIRY ALTERNATIVE CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF ICE CREAM, KG, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. PRODUCTION OF MILK, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2021
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM, METRIC TONNES, BY GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM, USD, BY GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, GLOBAL, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, GLOBAL, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY SUB DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY SUB DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY SUB DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS , %, GLOBAL, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY SUB DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS , %, GLOBAL, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA ONLINE RETAIL, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA ONLINE RETAIL, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA SPECIALIST RETAILERS, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA SPECIALIST RETAILERS, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS AND HYPERMARKETS, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS AND HYPERMARKETS, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA OTHERS (WAREHOUSE CLUBS, GAS STATIONS, ETC.), METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA OTHERS (WAREHOUSE CLUBS, GAS STATIONS, ETC.), USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA ON-TRADE, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET SOLD VIA ON-TRADE, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY REGION, METRIC TONNES, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY REGION, USD, GLOBAL, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY REGION , %, GLOBAL, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY REGION , %, GLOBAL, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, METRIC TONNES, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY COUNTRY, METRIC TONNES, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY COUNTRY, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY COUNTRY , %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY COUNTRY , %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, EGYPT, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, EGYPT, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, NIGERIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, NIGERIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, REST OF AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, REST OF AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, METRIC TONNES, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, USD, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY COUNTRY, METRIC TONNES, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY COUNTRY, USD, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY COUNTRY , %, ASIA-PACIFIC, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, INDIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, INDONESIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, INDONESIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, JAPAN, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, JAPAN, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, MALAYSIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, MALAYSIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, NEW ZEALAND, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, PAKISTAN, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, PAKISTAN, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, SOUTH KOREA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, SOUTH KOREA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, REST OF ASIA PACIFIC, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, REST OF ASIA PACIFIC, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, METRIC TONNES, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL , %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, BELGIUM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, BELGIUM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, FRANCE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, FRANCE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, GERMANY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, GERMANY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, NETHERLANDS, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, NETHERLANDS, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, RUSSIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM MARKET, USD, RUSSIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ICE CREAM MARKET, METRIC TONNES, SPAIN, 2017 - 2029
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Ice Cream Industry Segmentation

Off-Trade, On-Trade are covered as segments by Distribution Channel. Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America are covered as segments by Region.

  • The off-trade segment dominates the distribution channels of the global ice cream market. In the off-trade segment, consumers prefer buying ice cream majorly from supermarkets and hypermarkets, as people get discount coupons for bulk shopping in supermarkets. As a result, the off-trade channel is considered the primary distribution channel for the sales of ice cream, with more than 74% of overall sales as of 2023 globally.
  • Convenience stores are the second-largest channel for the sales of ice cream after supermarkets and hypermarkets. In 2022, the sales value of ice cream through convenience stores increased by 3.4% compared to 2021. Many convenience stores stay open longer than traditional retail stores, resulting in more time in the day for the companies' products to be sold.
  • Ice creams are commonly consumed as after-meal snacks in restaurants and foodservice channels, which is further boosting the global ice cream market growth. As of 2022, 47% of consumers consumed meals and ice cream at restaurants, and 31% of consumers ordered their food from foodservice channels globally.
  • Africa had the highest sales of ice cream through on-trade channels globally, accounting for a major share of 50% in 2023. The sales are driven by the strong preference for eating out in the region. South Africa and Egypt are the leading countries in terms of sales of ice cream through on-trade channels in Africa. In 2022, the two countries covered 79% of sales in terms of volume in the total ice cream sales through on-trade channels in the region. In 2022, there were 3.5 million reservations in South Africa, seating 17.8 million diners at restaurants across the country. In 2020, despite the pandemic, around 68% of African people showed a willingness to eat out.
Distribution Channel
Off-Trade
Convenience Stores
Online Retail
Specialist Retailers
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Others (Warehouse clubs, gas stations, etc.)
On-Trade
Region
Africa
By Distribution Channel
Egypt
Nigeria
South Africa
Rest of Africa
Asia-Pacific
By Distribution Channel
Australia
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
Pakistan
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
Europe
By Distribution Channel
Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Russia
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Middle East
By Distribution Channel
Bahrain
Iran
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East
North America
By Distribution Channel
Canada
Mexico
United States
Rest of North America
South America
By Distribution Channel
Argentina
Brazil
Rest of South America
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Market Definition

  • Butter - Butter is a yellow-to-white solid emulsion of fat globules, water, and inorganic salts produced by churning the cream from cows’ milk
  • Dairy - Dairy product include milk and any of the foods made from milk, including butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and condensed and dried milk.
  • Frozen Desserts - Frozen dairy dessert means and includes products containing milk or cream and other ingredients which are frozen or semi-frozen prior to consumption, such as ice milk or sherbet, including frozen dairy desserts for special dietary purposes, and sorbet
  • Sour Milk Drinks - Sour milk is thick, curdled milk, with a sour taste, obtained from the fermentation of milk. Sour milk drinks such as kefir, laban, buttermilk have been considered in the study
Keyword Definition
Cultured Butter Cultured butter is prepared by having the raw butter go through chemical processing and has been added with certain emulsifiers and foreign ingredients.
Uncultured Butter This type of butter is one which has not been processed in any way
Natural Cheese The type of cheese in its most natural form. It is made from natural and simple products and ingredients, including fresh and natural salts, natural colors, enzymes, and high-quality milk.
Processed Cheese Processed cheese undergoes the same processes as natural cheese; however, it requires more steps and many different forms of ingredients. Making processed cheese involves melting natural cheese, emulsifying it, and adding preservatives and other artificial ingredients or colorings.
Single Cream Single cream contains around 18% fat. It’s a single layer of cream that appears over boiled milk.
Double Cream Double cream contains 48% fat, more than double the amount of fat of single cream. It’s heavier and thicker than single cream
Whipping Cream This has a much higher fat percentage than single cream (36%). Used to top cakes, pies, and puddings and as a thickener for sauces, soups, and fillings.
Frozen Desserts Desserts that are meant to be eaten in frozen condition. E.g., sherbets, sorbets, frozen yogurts
UHT Milk (Ultra-high temperature milk) Milk heated at a very high temperature. Ultra-high-temperature processing (UHT) of milk involves heating for 1–8 sec at 135–154°C. which kills the spore-forming pathogenic microorganism, resulting in a product with a shelf-life of several months.
Non-dairy butter/Plant-based butter Butter made from plant-derived oil such as coconut, palm, etc.
Non-dairy Yogurt Yogurt made from typically made from nuts, like almonds, cashews, coconuts, and even other foods like soybeans, plantains, oats, and peas
On-trade It refers to restaurants, QSRs, and bars.
Off-trade It refers to supermarkets, hypermarkets, on-line channels, etc.
Neufchatel cheese One of the oldest kinds of cheese in France. It is a soft, slightly crumbly, mold-ripened, bloomy-rind cheese made in the Neufchâtel-en-Bray region of Normandy.
Flexitarian It refers to a consumer preferring a semi-vegetarian diet, that is centered on plant foods with limited or occasional inclusion of meat.
Lactose Intolerance Lactose intolerance is a reaction in digestive system to lactose, the sugar in milk. It causes uncomfortable symptoms in response to the consumption of dairy products.
Cream Cheese Cream cheese is a soft and creamy fresh cheese with a tangy taste made from milk and cream.
Sorbets Sorbet is a frozen dessert made using ice combined with fruit juice, fruit purée, or other ingredients, such as wine, liqueur, or honey.
Sherbet Sherbet is a sweetened frozen dessert made with fruit and some sort of dairy product such as milk or cream.
Shelf stable Foods that can be safely stored at room temperature, or "on the shelf," for at least one year and do not have to be cooked or refrigerated to eat safely.
DSD Direct Store Delivery is the process in supply chain management wherein the product is delivered from manufacturing plant directly to the retailer.
OU Kosher Orthodox Union Kosher is a kosher certification agency based in New York City.
Gelato Gelato is a frozen creamy dessert made with milk, heavy cream and sugar.
Grass-fed Cows Grass-fed cows are allowed to graze in pastures, where they eat a variety of grasses and clover.
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Ice Cream Market Research FAQs

The Global Ice Cream Market size is expected to reach USD 111.62 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.97% to reach USD 135.60 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Global Ice Cream Market size is expected to reach USD 111.62 billion.

Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd, Nestlé SA, Unilever PLC and Wells Enterprises Inc. are the major companies operating in the Global Ice Cream Market.

In the Global Ice Cream Market, the Off-Trade segment accounts for the largest share by distribution channel.

In 2024, Europe accounts for the largest share by region in the Global Ice Cream Market.

In 2023, the Global Ice Cream Market size was estimated at 111.62 billion. The report covers the Global Ice Cream Market historical market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Ice Cream Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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