United Kingdom Whey Protein Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The United Kingdom Whey Protein Market is segmented by Form ( Concentrates, Hydrolyzed, Isolates ) and by End User ( Animal Feed, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Food and Beverages, Supplements )

UK Whey Protein Market Size

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Largest Share by End User: Supplements
Fastest Growing by End User: Food and Beverages
CAGR: 3.41 %

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UK Whey Protein Market Analysis

The United Kingdom Whey Protein Market stood at 57.39 million usd in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.41% to reach 67.86 million usd in 2026.

  • Largest Segment by Form - Concentrates : Whey protein concentrates dominate the market, as they are extensively used in the F&B sector and are being applied in the supplements sector, mainly in the sports sector.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Supplements : The rising number of fitness enthusiasts and their growing dependence on high protein diets make supplements the most preferred choice, further boosting their top position.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by Form - Hydrolyzed : Arla, a key player, is investing more in product development to gain market share in the hydrolyzed segment through its unique offerings, like Lacprodan HYDRO.PowerPro.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by End User - Food and Beverages : The fastest growth is due to many research studies confirming the benefits of whey protein in F&B products, growing awareness, and the launch of whey-enriched food products.

UK Whey Protein Industry Segmentation

By Form
By End User
Animal Feed
Personal Care and Cosmetics
Food and Beverages
Breakfast Cereals
Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products
RTE/RTC Food Products
Baby Food and Infant Formula
Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition
Sport/Performance Nutrition

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UK Whey Protein Market Trends

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

Largest Segment By End User : <span style="font-family: 'regular_bold';color:#0e7db3;">Supplements</span>

  • By application, the supplements industry is the leading application sector for whey protein in the region in 2020. The consumers give higher importance to fitness and clinical nutrition, leading to the growth of a supplemented diet like whey protein.
  • The F&B segments accounted for the second major share in the market in this snacks segment, followed by the beverages segment in 2020.
  • Product launches have been taking place in the region to cope with the demand and meet the increasing needs of the customer. For instance, Arla Foods launched whey pro biscuits, which contain Nutrilac Arla's whey protein ingredient. This product claimed high protein in the European Union. This bakery product has low water activity for long-lasting crispness and a low risk of microbiological spoilage.

UK Whey Protein Industry Overview

The United Kingdom Whey Protein Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 25.36%. The major players in this market are Arla Foods amba, First Milk Limited, Glanbia PLC, Kerry Group plc and Royal FrieslandCampina N.V (sorted alphabetically).

UK Whey Protein Market Leaders

  1. Arla Foods amba

  2. First Milk Limited

  3. Glanbia PLC

  4. Kerry Group plc

  5. Royal FrieslandCampina N.V

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


UK Whey Protein Market News

  • August 2021: Arla Foods amba launched its new whey protein ingredient solution, Nutrilac CH-7694, which claims to reduce the cream cheese manufacturing process to just 30 minutes while increasing yield at the same time.
  • July 2021: MILEI GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morinaga, established in 1972 as a Japan-Germany joint venture, completed and opened its new building for commercial production of all its offerings.
  • June 2021: First Milk Limited acquired a 51% stake in the whey protein joint venture, Fast Forward, from Fonterra Co-op Group Ltd. Thus, it became the sole owner of the WPC manufacturing facilities based at its Lake District Creamery, Cumbria.

UK Whey Protein Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary & Key Findings

  2. 2. Introduction

    1. 2.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 2.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 2.3 Research Methodology

  3. 3. Key Industry Trends

    1. 3.1 End User Market

    2. 3.2 Per Capita Animal Protein Consumption

    3. 3.3 Raw Material/Commodity Production

    4. 3.4 Regulatory Framework

    5. 3.5 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  4. 4. Market Segmentation

    1. 4.1 By Form

      1. 4.1.1 Concentrates

      2. 4.1.2 Hydrolyzed

      3. 4.1.3 Isolates

    2. 4.2 By End User

      1. 4.2.1 Animal Feed

      2. 4.2.2 Personal Care and Cosmetics

      3. 4.2.3 Food and Beverages

        1. Bakery

        2. Beverages

        3. Breakfast Cereals

        4. Condiments/Sauces

        5. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

        6. RTE/RTC Food Products

        7. Snacks

      4. 4.2.4 Supplements

        1. Baby Food and Infant Formula

        2. Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition

        3. Sport/Performance Nutrition

  5. 5. Competitive Landscape

    1. 5.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 5.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 5.3 Company Profiles

      1. 5.3.1 Arla Foods amba

      2. 5.3.2 Carbery Food Ingredients Limited

      3. 5.3.3 First Milk Limited

      4. 5.3.4 Glanbia PLC

      5. 5.3.5 Kerry Group plc

      6. 5.3.6 Lactoprot Deutschland GmbH

      7. 5.3.7 Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.

      8. 5.3.8 Royal FrieslandCampina N.V

      9. 5.3.9 Volac International Limited

  6. 6. Appendix

    1. 6.1 Appendix-1 References

    2. 6.2 Appendix-2 List of Tables & Figures

  7. 7. Key Strategic Questions for Proteins CEOs

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UK Whey Protein Market Research FAQs

The United Kingdom Whey Protein Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The United Kingdom Whey Protein Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.41% over the next 5 years.

Supplements is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Food and Beverages holds highest share in 2020.

Arla Foods amba, First Milk Limited, Glanbia PLC, Kerry Group plc, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Whey Protein Market.

United Kingdom Whey Protein Industry Report

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