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

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

Japan Protein Market Size

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Largest Share by End User: Food and Beverages
Fastest Growing by End User: Personal Care and Cosmetics
CAGR: 1.55 %

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Japan Protein Market Analysis

The Japan Protein Market stood at 544.76 million usd in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 1.55% to reach 588.33 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 country's leading position of plant proteins.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Food and Beverages : F&B is driven mainly by the meat and beverage sectors. The multifunctionalities of plant protein imparted in these products, as well as rising consumers taste for vegan meals.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by Source - Plant : Animal proteins with claims such as organic, sustainable, and grass-fed are boosting sales in the segment. Gelatin and collagen 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 offering protein ingredients with distinct concentration as per the need is boosting the segment.

Japan Protein Industry Segmentation

By Source
Casein and Caseinates
Egg Protein
Insect Protein
Milk Protein
Whey Protein
Other Animal Protein
Algae Protein
Hemp 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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Japan Protein Market Trends

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

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

  • Protein ingredients are getting traction in the country with the increase in acceptance for natural, health benefitting concepts in the country. Among Allthe protein formats, proteins sourced from Plant sources highly dominated the market, as these are known to be the naturally sourced protein forms.
  • By end-user segments, food and beverages highly dominate the market value with the share of 57.72% by value in 2020 which is followed by Animalfeed segment which owes to the share of 33.2% by value in 2020. The major driving segment among F&b sector includes meat alternative products and dairy alternative products.
  • With the rising demand for proteins in the country, food manufacturers are constantly looking for new, high-quality, cost-effective protein ingredients with friendly labels increasing scope for their incorporation in various segments. For this reason, companies are developing innovative products.

Japan Protein Industry Overview

The Japan Protein Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 13.65%. The major players in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Arla Foods AMBA, Darling Ingredients Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc and Lacto Japan Co., Ltd. (sorted alphabetically).

Japan Protein Market Leaders

  1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  2. Arla Foods AMBA

  3. Darling Ingredients Inc.

  4. DuPont de Nemours Inc

  5. Lacto Japan Co., Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Japan Protein Market News

  • July 2021: MILEI GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morinaga, established in 1972 as a Japan-Germany joint venture, completed and opened its new building for the commercial production of all its offerings.
  • 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: ADM opened a new cutting-edge, plant-based innovation lab at its Biopolis research hub in Singapore. The lab develops advanced products as well as customized solutions to meet growing food and beverage demand in the Asia-Pacific region. The ADM Biopolis research hub features a wide range of capabilities, including a food and flavor analytic lab; a beverage and dairy applications lab and pilot plant; a bakery and confectionery lab; a meat and savory lab; a sweet and savory creation lab; sensory evaluation facilities; and a customer innovation center in addition to the new plant-based innovation lab.

Japan 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. Pea Protein

        3. Potato Protein

        4. Rice Protein

        5. Soy Protein

        6. Wheat Protein

        7. 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 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 5.3.2 Arla Foods AMBA

      3. 5.3.3 Bunge Limited

      4. 5.3.4 Cargill, Incorporated

      5. 5.3.5 Darling Ingredients Inc.

      6. 5.3.6 DuPont de Nemours Inc

      7. 5.3.7 Jellice Group

      8. 5.3.8 Lacto Japan Co., Ltd.

      9. 5.3.9 Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.

      10. 5.3.10 Nagata Group Holdings, ltd.

      11. 5.3.11 Nitta Gelatin, Inc.

  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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Japan Protein Market Research FAQs

The Japan Protein Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Japan Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 1.55% 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, Lacto Japan Co., Ltd. are the major companies operating in Japan Protein Market.

Japan Protein Industry Report

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