Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United Kingdom Protein market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United Kingdom Protein trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.
Animal protein consumption growth fuels opportunities for key players in the ingredients sector
Consumers in the United Kingdom are looking for healthier food options due to increasing urbanization, the rising geriatric population, changes in lifestyles, and the increasing number of women in the registered workforce. The demand for protein-fortified foods is also growing in the country to meet the daily dietary requirements of people. Animal protein has transformed from a low-profile commodity to a value-enhancing ingredient. The per capita consumption of overall animal protein increased from 60.4 grams in 2018 to 65.2 grams in 2022.
The highly matured food and beverage industry witnessed a rising demand for high-quality protein ingredients from health-conscious people. There is also a growing popularity of personal care and sports nutrition products in the United Kingdom. These industries are boosting the animal protein market. Animal protein is one of the primary ingredients in products that promote weight management and boost immunity. As of July 2022, around 40% of consumers in the United Kingdom looked for protein while choosing foods and beverages for their exercise schedules. The demand rose by almost 50% among people aged 18 years to 29 years.
With a significant focus on overall health and clean-label products, the demand for natural ingredients is growing in the sports nutrition sector. The market for whey protein is mostly driven by the rising intention of leading healthy lifestyles. The number of health and fitness clubs increased largely due to this trend, significantly enhancing the market's growth possibilities. The UK whey protein market was also driven by the industry's experience in consumers' demand for high-quality protein ingredients. The number of gyms and fitness centers in the United Kingdom increased from 2,642 in 2017 to 3,060 in 2021.
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Rapid development in dairy processing industry to drive milk production
The animal protein market includes distinct raw materials, like milk, whey (a byproduct of cheese), fish, animal bones, tissues, and other animal parts that are widely used as byproducts in the country. Consumers are inclined toward consuming home-slaughtered meat, including beef/veal and pig. In 2020, the demand for beef/veal and pig meat increased by 1.92% and 2.81%, respectively, accounting for 932.10 thousand ton and 984.30 thousand ton, respectively. The constant rise in the production of meat is catering to the country’s animal protein sector.
The cheese industry is another raw material supplier to animal protein manufacturers. The country used 4,438 million liters of milk to produce cheese in 2018 to meet the rising demand. The volume of cheese production in the country increased from 442 thousand metric ton in 2016 to 504 thousand metric ton in 2021. The volume is projected to increase further during the forecast period, thereby increasing the volume of whey production as well.
Milk production is constantly rising in the United Kingdom, despite the continuous decline in the number of dairy cows. During 2016-2019, the average daily protein intake of individuals aged 19-64 years was 76 g per person, which was more than the 64 g/day average adult daily requirement. This number was calculated by using a reference intake value of 0.83 g/kg of body weight per day. The average daily consumption of animal protein per person is projected to be 39.6 g, with 25.9 g coming from meat and meat products and 9.9 g from milk and milk products. Accordingly, the total domestic milk production has risen. Less than 7% of the domestic production is exported, thereby providing easy access to manufacturers.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT
Market maturation and declining birth rates are accountable for the slow growth rate
Functional beverages to play key role in future market growth
Cooking sauces to witness the highest demand in the UK market
Dairy alternative to boost market growth
Meat alternatives to witness significant growth rate
Spiked demand for savory snacks in the UK
Increasing demand for animal sourced products
Plant protein consumption growth fuels opportunities for key players in the ingredients sector
Artisanal and gluten-free supporting the bakery industry
Stronger retail growth as more consumers have breakfast at home
Sugar reduction programs to hinder segmental growth in the forecast period
Changing demography to incline toward health supplements
Plant-based ready-to-eat packaged food market is projected to grow during the forecast period
Millennials' inclination toward fitness emerged as the major market driver
Skinimalism trend to be in high demand in the UK
United Kingdom is focusing to increase wheat and pea production capabilities
United Kingdom Protein Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029
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