Soybean Derivatives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Soybean Derivatives Market is segmented by Type (Soy oil, Soy milk, Soy meal, and Others); by Application (Food and Beverages, Feed, and Others); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 5.76 %

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Market Overview

The global soybean derivatives market is growing at a CAGR of 5.76% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The market is mainly driven by the rising demand for high protein food, owing to the increased consumer health consciousness. In addition, its significant impact on not only the food and beverage industry, but on other industrial applications, as well, enhances the growth rate of the market. Also, the rising economy and disposable income are other factors adding to the growth of the market.
  • Geographically, Asia-Pacific dominates the global market of soybean derivatives, followed by North America. Europe is witnessed to have the fastest growth in the market.
  • However, the few of the major challenges in this sector are the presence of a large number of competing products in the market such as tofu, textured vegetable protein (TVP), and seitan; and rising soy allergies to Lecithin.


Scope of the Report

The global soybean derivatives market has been segmented by type into soy oil, soy milk, soy meal, and others; and by application into food and beverages, feed and others. The food and beverage segment is further bifurcated into the bakery, breakfast cereals, pasta & noodles, beverages, and others. Also, the study provides an analysis of the soybean derivatives market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.


By Type
Soy Oil
Soy Milk
Soy meal
By Application
Food & Beverages
Breakfast cereals
Pastas & Noodles
Meat & meat products
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

Increased Demand for Soybean Oil

Consumer preference for healthier foods has led to the demand for soybean derivatives such as soy milk and soy oil. The soy oil segment is estimated to grow significantly in the recent years owing to the growing awareness among consumers regarding its health benefits such as reduction of obesity and blood sugar levels and its wide application in various food products such as baked goods and snacks. Also, increased imports and innovations in this sector have further fueled the market growth. For instance, ADM expanded its conventional and non-GMO soybean processing capabilities in Germany to meet the growing demand for non-GMO and high-protein soybean meal across Europe in 2017.

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Asia-Pacific to be the Drive the Global Market

The global soybean derivatives market is estimated to be led by the Asia-Pacific region. The major contribution in this region is China and India as these are the major importers and consumers of soybean derivatives. According to the UN COMTRADE, India accounts for 31.3 percent of the soybean oil imports. Also, in China, the total volume of soybeans crushed in China increased from about 79.0 million tons in 2016 to about 87.0 million tons in 2017. Consequently, both soybean meal and soybean oil saw higher consumption in 2017. Soybean meal consumption in China increased by around 11% to 68.0 million tons while soybean oil consumption in China increased by 10% to around 15.9 million tons in 2017.

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Competitive Landscape

The global soybean derivatives 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. The key players in the tempeh market include Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CHS Inc., Bunge Limited, and Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. to name a few. For instance, in March 2019, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill completed the launch of technology joint venture, Grainbridge, LLC, which is focused on farmer profitability by developing digital tools to help North American farmers consolidate information on production economics and grain marketing activities into a single digital platform, at no cost to them.

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 Soy Oil

      2. 5.1.2 Soy Milk

      3. 5.1.3 Soy meal

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food & Beverages

        1. Bakery

        2. Breakfast cereals

        3. Pastas & Noodles

        4. Meat & meat products

        5. Beverages

        6. Others

      2. 5.2.2 Feed

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    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. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        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 and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.4.3 CHS Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Bunge Limited

      5. 6.4.5 Wilmar International Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Louis Dreyfus Company B.V.

      7. 6.4.7 Ag Processing Inc

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Soybean Derivatives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Soybean Derivatives Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.76% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CHS Inc., Bunge Limited, Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. are the major companies operating in Soybean Derivatives Market.

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