Protein Alternatives Market Size
|Study Period:||2018 - 2028|
|Fastest Growing Market:||Asia Pacific|
|Largest Market:||North America|
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Protein Alternatives Market Analysis
The global protein alternatives market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.65% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).
In the space of the alternative protein industry, COVID-19 is providing an unexpected boost. Although COVID-19 is not related to livestock animals, the pandemic increased widespread attention given to zoonotic viral infections, the risk of which can also be associated with livestock, paying way for alternative protein industry. Thus Growthwell, a Singapore-based plant-based protein firm, secured USD 8 million in funding in May 2020 from Singapore's sovereign fund Temasek and several institutional investors to set up a research & development center and launch a new product line with the Israeli start-up ChickP. Furthermore, Growthwell purchased a stake in Israeli food-tech ChickP to produce a new chickpea protein isolate, the first of its kind, targeted toward Asian-specific vegan products.
Changing dietary preferences among consumers is evident globally, and the low inclination toward meat and meat-based products is visible among European and North American consumers. The percentage of consumers becoming more flexitarian or vegan has paved great opportunities for manufacturers to introduce and innovate more in the plant protein segment.
Demand for alternative proteins is fueled by forces ranging from health concerns to climate action and the increasing awareness of ethical issues in factory farming. Today, alternative protein companies are growing strongly. New entrants are applying disruptive technologies such as synthetic biology, big data, AI, machine learning, robotics, and the Internet of Things, to gain a competitive edge in the market.
Protein Alternatives Industry Segmentation
Protein Alternatives are protein-rich ingredients sourced from plants, insects, fungi, or through tissue culture to replace conventional animal-based sources. The global protein alternatives market is segmented by the source that includes plant protein, mycoprotein, algal protein, and insect protein. The plant protein section is further classified into soy protein, wheat protein, pea protein, and other plant proteins. Based on the application, the market is segmented into food and beverage, dietary supplements, animal feed, and pet food, personal care and cosmetics. The food and beverage segment is sub-segmented into the bakery, confectionery, plant-based dairy products, beverages, and other food and beverage. The report further analyses the global scenario of the market, which includes a detailed analysis of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).
|Animal Feed and Pet Food|
|Personal Care and Cosmetics|
Protein Alternatives Market Trends
This section covers the major market trends shaping the Protein Alternatives Market according to our research experts:
Growing Preference For Plant-Based Protein Products
Consumer interest in boosting protein intake is increasing with more attention being paid to the specific types of protein being consumed. With increasing population and welfare, the demand for protein as a food-nutritional component is rising sharply. The high protein trend is gaining traction and will continue to evoke interest in the upcoming years. The shift in consumer demand from animal protein to plant protein can clearly be witnessed with the rise of the alternative protein market. This gradual inclination toward a plant-based diet is largely associated with different factors, such as sustainability issues, health awareness, ethical or religious views, and environmental and animal rights. Consumers have become more aware of protein benefits in supporting an active lifestyle. The desire for clean labels, ease of digestion, the need or desire to avoid allergens, compatibility with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and concerns about sustainability among the general population are putting the spotlight on plant protein.
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North America Holds the Largest Market Share
The United States dominates the North American protein alternatives market by more than 60%. While there is still a strong dominance of animal protein among the United States population, plant protein, such as soy, lentils, beans, among others, has been gaining high traction from the past few years. This is due to the high penetration of vegan protein-based products in the retail market and increased consumer awareness about the health benefits associated with it, along with weight management initiatiives. With the existing business opportunities in the protein alternatives market, many companies are strategical, including business expansion plans, specifically in the plant protein category.
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Protein Alternatives Industry Overview
The global protein alternatives market is competitive; Cargill, ADM, Kerry Group, and DuPont dominate the market with major strategies, such as acquisitions, expansions, and new product launches. Cargill leads the market among the major players in the protein alternatives market. These companies, in order to retain their position within the market or gain an advantage over its competitors, have set their focus on research and development. In addition, these key players are now focusing on expanding their production facilities. Doing so would help them to cater to the additional demand that arises along with the growth in the market. In February 2020, Archer Daniel Midlands expanded the production of non-GMO soy protein concentrate at its facility in Europoort, Netherlands, to meet the growing demand for high-quality plant-based proteins in the European market.
Protein Alternatives Market Leaders
Archer Daniels Midland Company
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Protein Alternatives Market News
- In 2021, ADM announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Sojaprotein, a leading European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients.
- In 2020, Kerry introduced 13 new plant-based, allergen-free protein options made from pea, rice and sunflower protein sources. The ingredients are sold under the company’s Hyprol and ProDiem lines and can be used in a range of products, from infant formulas to senior protein beverages.
- In 2020, Cargill expanded its line of pea protein which includes RadiPure and Puris to European Markets expanding beyond its active markets for these products in North America, Asia and South America.
Protein Alternatives Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Source
5.1.1 Plant Protein
18.104.22.168 Soy Protein
22.214.171.124 Wheat Protein
126.96.36.199 Pea Protein
188.8.131.52 Other Plant Proteins
5.1.3 Algal protein
5.1.4 Insect Protein
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Food and Beverage
184.108.40.206 Plant-Based Dairy Products
220.127.116.11 Other Food and Beverages
5.2.2 Dietary Supplements
5.2.3 Animal Feed and Pet Food
5.2.4 Personal Care and Cosmetics
5.3.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United States
22.214.171.124 Rest of North America
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe
184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America
220.127.116.11 Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle East & Africa
18.104.22.168 South Africa
22.214.171.124 Saudi Arabia
126.96.36.199 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
*List Not Exhaustive
6.1 Most Active Companies
6.2 Most Adopted Strategies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 The Archer Daniels Midland Company
6.4.2 Cargill Incorporated
6.4.3 Glanbia PLC
6.4.4 Ingredion Incorporated
6.4.5 DuPont de Nemours Inc.
6.4.6 Corbion NV
6.4.7 Kerry Inc.
6.4.8 Royal Avebe UA
6.4.9 BÜHLER HOLDINGS AG
6.4.10 Roquette Freres
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
8. IMPACT OF COVID -19 ON THE MARKET
Protein Alternatives Market Research FAQs
What is the study period of this market?
The Protein Alternatives Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.
What is the growth rate of Protein Alternatives Market?
The Protein Alternatives Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.65% over the next 5 years.
Which region has highest growth rate in Protein Alternatives Market?
Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.
Which region has largest share in Protein Alternatives Market?
North America holds highest share in 2021.
Who are the key players in Protein Alternatives Market?
Cargill Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont Danisco, Kerry Group, Ingredion Incorporated are the major companies operating in Protein Alternatives Market.
Protein Alternatives Industry Report
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