Italy Protein Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Italy Protein Market is segmented by Source ( Animal, Microbial, Plant ) and by End User ( Animal Feed, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Food and Beverages, Supplements )

Italy Protein Industry Overview

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Largest Share by End User: Food and Beverages
Fastest Growing by End User: Personal Care and Cosmetics
CAGR: 3.57 %

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Italy Protein Market Analysis

The Italy Protein Market stood at 326.05 million usd in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.57% to reach 388.62 million usd in 2026.

  • Largest Segment by Source - Plant : Immense availability, functionality, vegan protein source, and low price of soy, wheat, and pea have contributed to the leading position of plant proteins in the country.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Food and Beverages : The F&B industry dominates the market, primarily led by bakery and meat and dairy alternatives due to their functionalities that make them highly preferred ingredients.
  • Fastest growing segment by Source - Animal : The approval of insect protein for human consumption by the EU drove the segment in the F&B industry. Collagen, whey, and egg protein are the fastest growing sub-segments.
  • Fastest growing segment by End User - Personal Care and Cosmetics : Protein-enriched skin, body, and hair care products are on the rise. Players are also offering protein ingredients with distinct concentrations as per customer requirements.

Italy Protein Industry Segments

By Source
Casein and Caseinates
Egg Protein
Insect Protein
Milk Protein
Whey Protein
Other Animal Protein
Algae Protein
Hemp Protein
Oat Protein
Pea Protein
Potato Protein
Rice Protein
Soy Protein
Wheat Protein
Other Plant Protein
By End User
Animal Feed
Personal Care and Cosmetics
Food and Beverages
Breakfast Cereals
Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products
Meat/Poultry/Seafood and Meat Alternative Products
RTE/RTC Food Products
Baby Food and Infant Formula
Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition
Sport/Performance Nutrition

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Italy Protein Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Italy Protein Market according to our research experts:

Largest Segment By End User : <span style="font-family: 'regular_bold';color:#0e7db3;">Food and Beverages</span>

  • By application, the food and beverage industry is the leading application sector for protein in the region, followed by the animal feed sector in 2020.
  • The demand for the protein market in food and beverage is primarily driven by factors like the increasing demand for protein functionalities, awareness about protein-rich diets, etc. In the food and beverage category, the meat/poultry/seafood and meat alternative products segment accounted for the major volume share, followed by the dairy and dairy alternative products segment in 2020. Moreover, the segment is likely to outpace other applications, in terms of volume growth rate, with a projected CAGR of 3.48% during the forecast period.
  • Increasing awareness of functional foods and dietary supplements in the segment is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Italy Protein Market Competitor Analysis

The Italy Protein Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 18.04%. The major players in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Arla Foods amba, Darling Ingredients Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc. and Kerry Group PLC (sorted alphabetically).

Italy Protein Market Top Players

  1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  2. Arla Foods amba

  3. Darling Ingredients Inc.

  4. DuPont de Nemours Inc.

  5. Kerry Group PLC

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Italy Protein Market Recent Developments

  • August 2021: Arla Foods Ingredients launched MicelPure™, a micellar casein isolate, in the market. The new micellar casein isolate contains a minimum of 87% of the native protein, and it is low in lactose and fat, is heat-stable, and has a neutral taste. It is majorly used in RTD beverages, high-protein beverages, and powder shakes.
  • May 2021: Darling Ingredients Inc. announced that its Rousselot brand expanded its range of purified, pharmaceutical-grade, modified gelatins with the launch of X-Pure® GelDAT – Gelatin Desaminotyrosine.
  • April 2021: Darling Ingredients' EnviroFlight brand launched a new R&D and Corporate Center in Apex, North Carolina. This new R&D facility will enable further emphasis on target research areas, including expanding the knowledge base for alternative uses of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) in animal health, animal nutrition, cosmetics, and other product development.

Italy Protein Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary & Key Findings

  2. 2. Introduction

    1. 2.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 2.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 2.3 Research Methodology

  3. 3. Key Industry Trends

    1. 3.1 End User Market

    2. 3.2 Per Capita Animal Protein Consumption

    3. 3.3 Per Capita Plant Protein Consumption

    4. 3.4 Raw Material/Commodity Production

    5. 3.5 Regulatory Framework

    6. 3.6 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  4. 4. Market Segmentation

    1. 4.1 By Source

      1. 4.1.1 Animal

        1. Casein and Caseinates

        2. Collagen

        3. Egg Protein

        4. Gelatin

        5. Insect Protein

        6. Milk Protein

        7. Whey Protein

        8. Other Animal Protein

      2. 4.1.2 Microbial

        1. Algae Protein

        2. Mycoprotein

      3. 4.1.3 Plant

        1. Hemp Protein

        2. Oat Protein

        3. Pea Protein

        4. Potato Protein

        5. Rice Protein

        6. Soy Protein

        7. Wheat Protein

        8. Other Plant Protein

    2. 4.2 By End User

      1. 4.2.1 Animal Feed

      2. 4.2.2 Personal Care and Cosmetics

      3. 4.2.3 Food and Beverages

        1. Bakery

        2. Beverages

        3. Breakfast Cereals

        4. Condiments/Sauces

        5. Confectionery

        6. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

        7. Meat/Poultry/Seafood and Meat Alternative Products

        8. RTE/RTC Food Products

        9. Snacks

      4. 4.2.4 Supplements

        1. Baby Food and Infant Formula

        2. Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition

        3. Sport/Performance Nutrition

  5. 5. Competitive Landscape

    1. 5.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 5.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 5.3 Company Profiles

      1. 5.3.1 A. Costantino & C. spa

      2. 5.3.2 Agrial Group

      3. 5.3.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 5.3.4 Arla Foods amba

      5. 5.3.5 Bioway (Xi'An) Organic Ingredients Co. Ltd

      6. 5.3.6 Darling Ingredients Inc.

      7. 5.3.7 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

      8. 5.3.8 Groupe Lactalis

      9. 5.3.9 Jellice Group

      10. 5.3.10 Kerry Group PLC

      11. 5.3.11 Lactoprot Deutschland GmbH

      12. 5.3.12 Laita

      13. 5.3.13 Protix BV

      14. 5.3.14 Roquette Frères

  6. 6. Appendix

    1. 6.1 Appendix-1 References

    2. 6.2 Appendix-2 List of Tables & Figures

  7. 7. Key Strategic Questions for Proteins CEOs

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Italy Protein Market Research FAQs

The Italy Protein Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Italy Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.57% over the next 5 years.

Food and Beverages is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Personal Care and Cosmetics holds highest share in 2020.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Arla Foods amba, Darling Ingredients Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc., Kerry Group PLC are the major companies operating in Italy Protein Market.

Italy Protein Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Italy Protein sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Italy Protein research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Italy Protein report PDF.

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