Japan Soy Protein Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Japan Soy Protein Market is segmented by Form (Concentrates, Isolates, and Textured/Hydrolyzed) and by End User (Animal Feed, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Food and Beverages, and Supplements). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD and in volume terms in tons for all the abovementioned segments.

Japan Soy Protein Market Size

Japan Soy Protein Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 2.31 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Japan Soy Protein Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Japan Soy Protein Market Analysis

The Japan soy protein market is expected to grow from USD 192 million in 2023 at a CAGR of 2.31% over the next five years.

  • Soy protein is used in different foods and beverages as the demand for plant-based food and beverage products is increasing in the country. Soy proteins are easily digestible and provide higher nutrients than animal meat. Owing to this, the use of soy protein in meat substitutes is increasing. Soybeans are a powerful legume that can easily replace meat as it provides a meat-like texture.
  • Soy-fortified milk also observed high demand because of comparable protein, calcium, vitamins A and D, and B vitamins content to cow's milk. The demand for soy milk is increasing in the country due to rising lactose intolerance. According to JSMA data from 2022, the shipment volume of soy milk in Japan was 126.3 thousand liters. Furthermore, the demand for soy protein in sports nutrition and infant food is also increasing due to its nutritional and functional properties.
  • According to the United States Department of Agriculture data from 2022, the production of soybeans in Japan was 238 thousand tons. Owing to the increasing production, the processing of soya is also increasing in the country. The market players are launching and innovating new soy proteins for a wide range of applications. For instance, Hollywood Cosmetics Japan provides a range of soy proteins for beauty and health. Soy protein is used in cosmetics and personal care products as it holds moisture in the skin for a longer time and provides glowing, healthy skin. According to Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation data from 2021, monthly household expenditure on personal care products in Japan was USD 26.96. Owing to this, the demand for soy protein in personal care products is growing. Although the use of soy protein is increasing in the country, the presence of other plant-based proteins like hemp protein, pea protein, potato protein, and others is expected to restrict the growth of the market.

Japan Soy Protein Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Plant Based Protein Products

  • Consumer demand for plant-based food and beverages is increasing due to the rising trend of vegan and plant-based food consumption. Therefore, the demand for soy protein is increasing. Soy protein is used as an alternative in different dairy as well as meat alternative products. Due to rising health consciousness, consumers are opting for the consumption of less calorific and more nutritious and functional food. Also, due to the increasing prevalence of lactose intolerance, the demand for plant-based milk is increasing, which is increasing the demand for soy proteins in dairy manufacturers. 
  • According to Procon.Org data from 2022, 73% of people in Japan are lactose intolerant. Old consumers in the country are looking for products that are easy to digest; hence, the demand for plant-based proteins is increasing. Over the medium term, the demand for soy protein is expected to increase owing to the increasing demand for plant-based food and beverage products.
Japan Soy Protein Market: Japan Soy Protein: Production Daily Per Capita Itake of Plant-Based Proteins, in Grams, 2018-2021, Japan

Increasing Application in Sports Nutrition

  • Health-conscious consumers in the country are opting for the consumption of plant proteins as they provide more energy and keep the body fresh for a longer time. The market Players are using plant proteins like soy proteins in sports nutrition products like powders and beverages. Plant proteins reduce muscle fatigue and keep the body energized for a longer time. Additionally, soy protein helps in muscle building. Due to rising diseases like obesity and diabetes, consumers are participating in sports to keep themselves healthy. 
  • Sports athletes and sports enthusiasts are incorporating plant proteins in their diet regime to be fresh and fit for a longer time. According to Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan) data from 2021, 74.79 million people in Japan are practicing sports. Owing to this, the demand for soy protein in sports nutrition products is increasing. The market players are providing soy protein products like isolates, concentrates, and others for athletes' weight management, muscle building, and overall immunity. For instance, the SAVAS brand from Meji Holdings provides soy protein for weight management.
Japan Soy Protein Market: Weekly Sports Participation, By Age Group and Gender, Japan, 2022

Japan Soy Protein Industry Overview

The Japan soy protein market is fragmented, with the top companies covering major markets. The major players in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, CHS Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc., Fuji Oil Group, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. The demand for plant proteins is increasing in the country, due to which the market players are innovating new products. The companies are also focused on strategies like expansions, acquisitions, partnerships, and innovations to cater to growing demand.

Japan Soy Protein Market Leaders

  1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  2. CHS Inc.

  3. DuPont de Nemours Inc.

  4. Fuji Oil Group

  5. Kerry Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Japan Soy Protein Market Concentration

Japan Soy Protein Market News

  • January 2023: Roquette Freres, a plant-based ingredient manufacturer, made a strategic investment in the Japanese startup Daiz Inc. Daiz Inc. specializes in extrusion technology, which is instrumental in advancing the development of innovative plant-based ingredients.
  • February 2021: DuPont completed a merger that united its Nutrition Business with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), creating a formidable entity poised to become a prominent supplier of ingredients to the United States' food industry. The resulting company achieved an impressive revenue of USD 11 billion and is well-positioned to offer a wide range of ingredients, including soy proteins, for various consumer products.
  • December 2020: Marubeni Corporation entered into a partnership agreement with Daiz, a Japanese startup specializing in soy-based protein production for use in meat alternatives. Marubeni Corporation invested USD 0.95 million in this promising startup venture.

Japan Soy Protein Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Protein-Rich Food

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Plant-Based and Organic Ingredients

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Presence of Alternative Proteins

    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 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Concentrates

      2. 5.1.2 Hydrolyzed

      3. 5.1.3 Isolates

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Animal Feed

      2. 5.2.2 Personal Care and Cosmetics

      3. 5.2.3 Food and Beverages

        1. Bakery

        2. Beverages

        3. Breakfast Cereals

        4. Condiments/Sauces

        5. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

        6. RTE/RTC Food Products

        7. Snacks

      4. 5.2.4 Supplements

        1. Baby Food and Infant Formula

        2. Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition

        3. Sport/Performance Nutrition


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Royal DSM

      2. 6.3.2 Kerry Group PLC

      3. 6.3.3 Fuji Oil Group

      4. 6.3.4 CHS inc

      5. 6.3.5 DuPont de Nemours Inc

      6. 6.3.6 Bunge Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      8. 6.3.8 A. Costantino & C. SpA

      9. 6.3.9 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Cargill Inc

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Japan Soy Protein Industry Segmentation

Soy protein is extracted from the processing of soy. Soy protein is used in different food products to increase their nutritional value. 

Japan's soy protein market is segmented by for into concentrates, hydrolysates, and isolates. By end user, the market is segmented into animal feed, personal care and cosmetics, food and beverages, and supplements. The food and beverage segment is further segmented into bakery, beverages, breakfast cereals, condiments/sauces, dairy and dairy alternative products, RTE/RTC food products, and snacks. 

For each segment, the report offers the market size in value terms in USD and volume terms in tons for all the abovementioned segments.

Animal Feed
Personal Care and Cosmetics
Food and Beverages
Breakfast Cereals
Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products
RTE/RTC Food Products
Baby Food and Infant Formula
Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition
Sport/Performance Nutrition

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Japan Soy Protein Market Research FAQs

The Japan Soy Protein Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Japan Soy Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 2.31% over the next 5 years.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, CHS Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc., Fuji Oil Group, Kerry Group are the major companies operating in Japan Soy Protein Market.

Japan Soy Protein Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Japan Soy Protein market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Japan Soy Protein analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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