Sourdough Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global sourdough market is segmented by Application (Bread & Buns, Cakes & Pastries, Pizza base, and Others), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 4.2 %

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Market Overview

The global sourdough market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • This market is mainly driven by the growing demand for bread types paired with health benefits among consumers. Also, rising demand for gluten-free sourdough products and fermented foods boost the sourdough market growth.
  • Geographically, Europe, followed by North America contributes the major share in the sourdough market owing to the increasing demand for gluten-free bakery and confectionery products and high-consumption of healthy foods in the region and the Asia- Pacific regions is registered to witness the fastest growth in the market owing to the increasing demand for different types of baked products and the availability of raw materials in superabundance.
  • However, factors such as high price of sourdough products in comparison to regular baked goods and shorter shelf life of the products restraint the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The global sourdough market has been segmented by application which includes bread & buns, cakes & pastries, pizza base, and others. The report further analyses the global scenario of the market in the regions of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and, the Middle East, and Africa.

By application
Bread & Buns
Cakes & Pastries
Pizza base
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand For Gluten-free Sourdough Products

The surge in popularity of gluten-free products due to the increasing gluten intolerance across the globe have been boosting the sourdough industries. According to a survey in 2015 by NSF International, consumers are following the gluten-free diet for different reasons in the United States such as gluten gastrointestinal allergy, gluten skin allergy, celiac disease, health-conscious diet or others. Among these, consumers suffering from gluten gastrointestinal allergies were found to be the largest group, followed by celiac disease and gluten skin allergic people. Also, according to Mayo Clinic, 3.1 million Americans are shifting towards a gluten-free diet where 72 percent of them are classified as people without celiac disease avoiding gluten (PWAG). There is also a group of people ditching gluten without a celiac diagnosis owing to join the trend of gluten-free consumption.

Trend 1

Europe to Witness Significant Growth During Forecast Period

Countries in the European region, such as Germany, France, Italy and Spain are driving the market, where Germany is expected to remain as the largest market as Germans have been traditionally known to consume sourdough bread made up of wheat, spelt, and rye flours. Also, increased sales of private label sourdough in the region have fueled the market growth.

Trend 2

Competitive Landscape

The sourdough market is highly competitive in nature having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share and with innovation in products being a major strategic approach adopted by leading players. Additionally, merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership with other companies are the common strategies to enhance the company presence and boost the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 application

      1. 5.1.1 Bread & Buns

      2. 5.1.2 Cakes & Pastries

      3. 5.1.3 Pizza base

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Position Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Most Adopted Strategies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ernst Bocker GmbH & Co. KG

      2. 6.4.2 IREKS GmbH

      3. 6.4.3 GoodMills Group GmbH

      4. 6.4.4 Lesaffre

      5. 6.4.5 Puratos NV/SA

      6. 6.4.6 Boudin Bakery

      7. 6.4.7 Truckee Sourdough Company

      8. 6.4.8 Alpha Baking Company, Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Sourdough Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Sourdough Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Ernst Böcker GmbH & Co. KG, IREKS GmbH, GoodMills Group GmbH, Puratos NV/SA, Lesaffre are the major companies operating in Sourdough Market.

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