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

The South American sports nutrition market is segmented by product type (sports food, sports drink, and sports supplement), distribution channel (supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online stores, and others), and country.

Market Snapshot

South America Sports Nutrition Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.7 %

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Market Overview

The South American sports nutrition market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

· Athletes and bodybuilders are the prime consumers of sports nutrition products. However, the market is benefited from the increase in the number of recreational and lifestyle users. Changes in lifestyle and an increase in disposable income are the driving the growth of the market studied. Moreover, rising awareness regarding the benefits of protein-based sports nutrition products and an active lifestyle augmented the growth of the sports nutrition industry.

· Additionally, the incorporation of natural and plant-based ingredients, along with the introduction of vegan alternatives in the product range, increased their acceptability among the masses. Furthermore, social media significantly influenced the industry. The increase in the number of social media influencers and the prominent impact celebrities have on day-to-day lives, especially in case of millennials, is expected to drive the market’s growth.

Scope of the report

By product type, the South American sports nutrition market is segmented into sports food, sports drink, and dietary supplement segments, and by distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online stores, and others. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the sports nutrition market in the emerging and established markets across the region, including Brazil, Argentina, and the Rest of South America.

By Type
Sports Food
Sports Drink
Sports Supplements
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Online Stores
By Country
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Number of Health and Fitness Centers

The increase in the demand for sports nutrition products is primarily due to the rising preference toward healthy lifestyle, primarily to stay fit. Furthermore, health clubs and gyms are the key trends contributing to the growth of the South American sports nutrition market. Most of the health clubs sell protein supplements, nutrition bars, energy drinks, and similar sports nutrition products. Some health clubs hire dieticians to assist consumers with the selection of these products. Moreover, sports supplements have been witnessing rising popularity and demand due to the increasing number of health centers and fitness clubs across the world, as these function as primary distribution channels for these products. The increasing number of health and fitness centers has been positively influencing the growth of the market, as these centers are involved in the endorsement of sports and fitness nutrition products among their respective consumers.

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Brazil to Dominate the Regional Market

Due to the rising health concerns, there has been an increasing demand for nutrition filled, low-calorie sports foods and drinks, which are made from natural ingredients, like stevia and other sugar alternatives. Protein/energy bars recorded the fastest growth in the the sports nutrition category. Moreover, the South American sports nutrition market is driven by the widespread launches of sports nutrition products. Integralmédica, which is one of the leading companies in the sports nutrition category in Brazil, has been witnessing growth, primarily due to the success of its launches of different brands targeting specific niches within the category. The South American population is inclined toward health and fitness. Their core interest lies in identifying the ingredients present in the product. This is expected to drive the demand for clean-labeled sports nutrition products.

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Competitive Landscape

The South American market for sports nutrition is fragmented, owing to the presence of numerous regional and domestic players. Companies are focusing on mergers, expansions, acquisitions, and partnerships, along with new product developments, as strategic approaches to boost their brand presence. Key players dominating the regional market include Nutribrands, Integralmedica Suplementos Nutricionais Ltda, PepsiCo Inc., and The Coca-Cola Company, among others.

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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Sports Food

      2. 5.1.2 Sports Drink

      3. 5.1.3 Sports Supplements

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialty Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 Brazil

      2. 5.3.2 Argentina

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Nutribrands

      2. 6.4.2 Integralmedica Suplementos Nutricionais Ltda

      3. 6.4.3 PepsiCo Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 The Coca-Cola Company

      5. 6.4.5 Britvic PLC

      6. 6.4.6 Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 AJE Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Sports Nutrition Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Sports Nutrition Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7% over the next 5 years.

Nutribrands, Integralmedica Suplementos Nutricionais Ltda, PepsiCo, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Britvic PLC, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. are the major companies operating in South America Sports Nutrition Market.

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