South America Baby Food Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

South America baby food market is segmented by Type (Milk Formula, Dried Baby Food, Prepared Baby Food, Others), Distribution Channel (Hypermarket/Supermarket, Drugstores/Pharmacies, Convenience Stores, and Others), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.53 %
Largest Market: Brazil

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Market Overview

South America market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.53% during the forecast period.

  • South America is the most promising market for baby food and infant formula. Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela are the major countries, which contribute substantially to this market’s growth. 
  • A majority of the South American rural children population are affected by the malnutrition. Therefore, the baby food companies in South America are concentrating on introducing new products, which keeps in-check the nutritional content intake by children. 


Scope of the Report

South America baby food market is segmented by type, distribution channel, and region. The baby food market, by type, is segmented as milk formula, dried baby food, prepared baby food and among others. By distribution channels, the market is segmented into hypermarket/supermarkets, convenience stores, drug/pharmacies, and others. The study also provides an analysis of the South America baby food market in the emerging and established markets across the region, including Brazil, Argentina, and rest of the South America.

By Type
Milk Formula
Dried Baby Food
Prepared Baby Food
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Organic Baby Food

Since the population is continuously rising in South America, the consumers in these regions are ready to spend extra money on infant food products, so that they can provide their children with quality and nutritious food from the initial stages. With the increasing disposable income, consumers are not hesitant to go for the organic baby food and considers it an important product for their children healthcare, even if they’re highly priced. Trusted brands selling the baby foods in South America provide an assurance of quality to consumers with active market campaigns and promotions. Due to numerous food safety incidents in recent years, particularly in South America, consumers in this region are valuing safety, food preparation methods and ingredients added to it. Therefore, the majority of the consumers are choosing natural products baby food over others.

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Demand for Complete Nutrition Foods has Gone Up

The population in South America has increased in the last few years, which resulted in robust growth of the overall South America baby food market. Moreover, growing awareness about the advantages of baby food and greater disposable income have added to the growth of this market. Growth in South America baby food is also driven by an upsurge in the increasing number of working women population has increased the baby food market growth.


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Competitive Landscape

Some of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of the baby food in the South America are : Nestle S.A., Abbott, Cargill, Ausnutria, Diana Group, Sancor, and Baby Faves Organics, and among others. These companies are focusing on expansion of baby food product lines, due to the demand for baby in South America.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Milk Formula

      2. 5.1.2 Dried Baby Food

      3. 5.1.3 Prepared Baby Food

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Hypermarket/Supermarket

      2. 5.2.2 Drugstores/Pharmacies

      3. 5.2.3 Convenience Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Arla Foods

      2. 6.3.2 Dairy Farmers of America

      3. 6.3.3 FrieslandCampina

      4. 6.3.4 Glanbia, PLC

      5. 6.3.5 Lactalis

      6. 6.3.6 HATSUN Agro Products

      7. 6.3.7 Murray Goulburn Co-operative

      8. 6.3.8 Nestle SA

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Baby Food Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Baby Food Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.53% over the next 5 years.

The South America Baby Food Market is valued at Brazil in 2026.

Nestle S.A, Abbott Nutrition, Cargill Inc., Ausnutria, Diana Group are the major companies operating in South America Baby Food Market.

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