Pea Starch Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Global Pea Starch Market is segmented by Source (Organic and Conventional ), Application (Food and Beverage, Animal Feed and Pet Food, and Clinical Nutrition and Cosmetics ), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Pea Starch Market Size

Pea Starch Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 8.16 %

Major Players

Pea Starch Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Pea Starch Market Analysis

Global pea starch market is projected to witness a CAGR of 8.16% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is having a major impact on international trade. The effect on the grains, pulses, legumes, and oilseeds sectors is generally smaller than in other agricultural sectors. However, according to the World Bank, the import of legumes (including peas) and pulses from January 2019 to February 2020 declined by 6%, owing to supply chain disruptions, followed by export restrictions. The export restrictions have a direct impact on the prices of agricultural commodities, including peas, which is expected to automictically have a negative price effect on its processed products such as protein, fiber, and starch. The high price point of many pea-based options has been a key challenge, which became a bigger issue with the recession created by the pandemic resulting in lower disposable income for many.

Globally, pea starch has gained immense popularity in the food and starch industries. From easy processing to firm gels, pea starch is extensively used in a broad range of applications as it offers key performance and functionality benefits. Consumers are always seeking food with great texture and taste that are made with clean label & recognizable ingredients and pea starch provides all these preferred attributes without any compromise in color and taste of the food.

An increase in demand for pea starch from the pet food industry and continuous developments in the food & beverages industries may offer lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global pea starch market during the forecast period. 

Pea Starch Industry Segmentation

Pea starch is a rich source of amylose (35 %) and this unique feature gives it good thickening and gelling properties which are better than other commonly used starches. The global pea starch market is segmented by source, application, and geography. By source, the market is segmented into organic and conventional. By application, the market is segmented into food and beverage, animal feed and pet food, and clinical nutrition and cosmetics applications. The food and beverage segment is further sub-segmented into bakery products, soups and sauces, snacks and cereals, meat and meat products, dairy, and other food and beverage applications. The study also provides an analysis of the pea starch market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD million).

By Source
By Application
Food and Beverage
Bakery Products
Soups and Sauces
Snacks and Cereals
Meat and Meat Products
Other Food and Beverage Applications
Animal Feed and Pet Food
Clinical Nutrition and Cosmetics
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Pea Starch Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Pea Starch Market according to our research experts:

Consumer Preference for Free-from Food is Driving the Pea Starch Demand

As consumers globally have grown more health-conscious, clean label alternatives to modified starches have been developed and come in greater focus. More comprehensive focus on minimally processed food products, more authentic and real ingredients, no synthetic additives, and antibiotic-free food products drive the demand for clean label starches, globally. Increased demand for healthy products experienced a significant increase in the launch of processed food products, including pea protein, as ingredients. Satisfying the need for pea protein has resulted in increased availability of other pea-based products based on fiber and starch. The rise in popularity of veganism, dietary supplements, and flexitarian diet is the major accelerators for the growth of the global pea starch market. The rising popularity of quitting meat and the influence of social media has a huge impact on the growth of the market as people are increasingly becoming aware of the side effects of meat and dairy products. The enriched nutrients derived from the alternative food choices are expanding the opportunities for the pea starch market. Higher diagnosis of consumers facing meat allergies and lactose intolerance is moving them towards healthier food alternatives. 

Pea Starch Market: Consumer Preference As Per the Claims on Food Products, in %, Global, 2020

Europe Dominates the Global Pea Starch Market

Europe held the largest market share. European countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Russia, and France among others are the major contributor to the overall growth of the region. The stringent government regulations for labeling allergens such as gluten-free on food products, coupled with about 8.5 million consumers in 2019 (according to Sustain Health Magazine) following a gluten-free diet, resulted in an increasing number of consumers seeking food and beverage products with gluten-free claims. The growth in the gluten-free products market, followed by the ongoing trend of veganism, is one of the major factors resulting in the active penetration of pea starch in the country. According to The Vegan Society, over the period under consideration, the number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled. In 2014, the number of vegans was estimated to be 150 thousand, which increased to 600 thousand in 2019. That year, vegans accounted for 1.16% of the population of Great Britain. Moreover, the growing number of youngsters regularly indulging in sports and athletic activities has resulted in the increased consumption of dietary supplements products containing starch as an ingredient.

Pea Starch Market: Market Size (%), by Geography, Global, 2021

Pea Starch Industry Overview

The global pea starch market is competitive in nature, with many local and international players competing for the market share. Emsland Group, Roquette Frères, Puris, Cosucra Groupe Warcoing SA, and Ingredion Incorporated hold the dominant positions in the market. The key players are expanding their footprints in the global market to gain a lucrative share in the growing pea starch industry. To retain their positions within the market or gain an advantage over their competitors, these companies have set their focus on R&D, expansion, partnership, and innovation. For instance, Cosucra opened its second pea processing plant in Aarhus, Denmark, to further support its development in the plant-based food segment. The facility is jointly operated by the existing owner of the facility, AABT, and Cosucra.

Pea Starch Market Leaders

  1. Ingredion Incorporated

  2. Roquette Frères

  3. Yantai Shuangta Food Co. Ltd

  4. Puris

  5. COSUCRA - Groupe Warcoing

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Pea Starch Market Concentration

Pea Starch Market News

  • In May 2021, Gillco Ingredients and COSUCRA Inc., the North American subsidiary of parent company COSUCRA Groupe WarcoingS.A., have entered into a distribution agreement. Gillco will be distributing FIBRULINE and FIBRULOSE branded chicory root fiber specialty ingredients as well as NASTAR native pea starch, SWELITE pea cell-wall fiber, and PISANE Organic pea protein to end customers across multiple consumer sectors in the United States.
  • In March 2021, Roquette Frères collaborated with Delpharm Evereux to develop a new soft gel capsule with a plant-based shell. Based on Roquette’s LYCAGEL pea starch soft gel technology, this vegetarian softgel is composed of hydroxypropyl pea starch, carrageenan and other functional ingredients.
  • In March 2021, Ingredion added two new ingredients to its plant-based portfolio, VitessensePulse 1853 pea protein isolate and Purity P 1002 pea starch. Both ingredients are 100% sustainably sourced from North American Farms. Purity P 1002 native pea starch helps combines versatility and clean-label appeal to deliver just-right texture for applications as diverse as plant-based cheese, gelatin-free confectionery and gluten-free baked goods.

Pea Starch 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

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    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 By Source

      1. 5.1.1 Organic

      2. 5.1.2 Conventional

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverage

        1. Bakery Products

        2. Soups and Sauces

        3. Snacks and Cereals

        4. Meat and Meat Products

        5. Dairy

        6. Other Food and Beverage Applications

      2. 5.2.2 Animal Feed and Pet Food

      3. 5.2.3 Clinical Nutrition and Cosmetics

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. Spain

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Groupe Emsland

      2. 6.3.2 Roquette Freres

      3. 6.3.3 The Scoular Company

      4. 6.3.4 COSUCRA - Groupe Warcoing

      5. 6.3.5 Ingredion Incorporated

      6. 6.3.6 Axiom Foods Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Yantai Shuangta Food Co. Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Vestkorn Milling AS

      9. 6.3.9 Meelunie BV

      10. 6.3.10 Puris

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Pea Starch Market Research FAQs

The Pea Starch Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Pea Starch Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.16% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Frères, Yantai Shuangta Food Co. Ltd , Puris, COSUCRA - Groupe Warcoing are the major companies operating in Pea Starch Market.

Pea Starch Industry Report

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