Spain Whey Protein Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Whey Protein Spain Market Analysis and is segmented by Type (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein), Application (Sports and Performance Nutrition, Infant Formula, and Functional/Fortified Food).

Spain Whey Protein Market Size

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Spain Whey Protein Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 3.60 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Spain Whey Protein Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Spain Whey Protein Market Analysis

The Spain whey protein market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The key factors driving the growth of the market include the growing awareness about the benefits of whey such as improvement in body strength, presence of enriched nutrients and proteins, prevention against allergic conditions in infants, reverse weight loss in people with HIV, and antioxidants defense.
  • The demand for whey proteins is significantly increasing from sports nutrition and functional beverage sectors. Also, the geriatric population in Spain, health-conscious consumers, and an increasing number of health & fitness clubs/centers for the youngsters facilitate the growth of the whey protein market in Spain.

Spain Whey Protein Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Spain Whey Protein Market according to our research experts:

Rising Demand for Whey Protein Concentrate

Protein concentrate has the largest share in the plant protein market. Concentrates have become a popular choice over isolates because of the same nutritional profile but at lower costs. This segment is driven by its extensive use in food industries such as the functional food and beverage sector owing to its potential benefits such as high-water solubility, fat-binding capacity, emulsifying properties, and foaming ability. Also, protein concentrates are available in different forms, such as granules, flakes, flour, and spray-dried powders. Concentrated proteins have also found use in injection-molded chews and treats. Furthermore, rapid advancements in technology and companies' efforts in trying to develop products with multifunctional uses are driving the trend of protein concentrate in Spain.

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Growing Demand for Sports & Performance Nutrition

Growing demand from the health, performance, and sports industry has led to significant growth of the whey protein-based product market. At the same time, food-processing industries are using whey protein for the manufacturing of health drinks. In Spain, the growing middle-class population and economic growth have led to an increase in the consumption rate of health drinks. Awareness among the mass to be fit and remain in shape, along with enhancing the body immunity, has lead to significant growth in demand for whey protein in urban areas. This increase in the number of muscle and fitness enthusiasts has prompted a growing consumer demand for protein sports beverages, specialized nutritional drinks, nutritional snack bars, and other products, which are designed to optimize athletic performance.

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Spain Whey Protein Industry Overview

The Spain whey protein market is competitive in nature having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Key players dominating the regional market include Lactalis Ingredients, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Estrel Ingredients, S.L., and Carbery Group, among others.

Spain Whey Protein Market Leaders

  1. Lactalis Ingredients

  2. Estrel Ingredients, S.L.

  3. Fonterra Co-operative Group

  4. Carbery Group

  5. United Quality Foods

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Spain Whey Protein Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 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 Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)

      2. 5.1.2 Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)

      3. 5.1.3 Hydrolyzed Whey Protein (HWP)

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Sports and Performance Nutrition

      2. 5.2.2 Infant Formula

      3. 5.2.3 Functional/ Fortified Food


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Lactalis Ingredients

      2. 6.3.2 Estrel Ingredients, S.L.

      3. 6.3.3 Fonterra Co-operative Group

      4. 6.3.4 Carbery Group

      5. 6.3.5 United Quality Foods

      6. 6.3.6 Hoogwegt Group

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Spain Whey Protein Industry Segmentation

The scope of the whey protein market in Spain includes the segmentation of whey protein by type under whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and hydrolyzed whey protein. Further segmentation has been done on the basis of an application under sports and performance nutrition, infant formula and functional/fortified food.

By Type
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein (HWP)
By Application
Sports and Performance Nutrition
Infant Formula
Functional/ Fortified Food
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Spain Whey Protein Market Research FAQs

The Spain Whey Protein Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Lactalis Ingredients, Estrel Ingredients, S.L., Fonterra Co-operative Group, Carbery Group and United Quality Foods are the major companies operating in the Spain Whey Protein Market.

The report covers the Spain Whey Protein Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Spain Whey Protein Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Spain Whey Protein Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Spain Whey Protein market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Spain Whey Protein analysis includes a market forecast outlook 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Spain Whey Protein Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)