United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market is segmented by Form (Concentrates, Hydrolyzed, Isolates) and by End User (Animal Feed, Food and Beverages, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Supplements). Market value in USD and market volume in tonnes are presented. Key data points observed include the market volume of end-user segments, per capita consumption, and raw material production.

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The United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market size is estimated at 0.88 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 1.11 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.76% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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0.88 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

1.11 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

6.17 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

4.76 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Market by Form

46.79 %

value share, Concentrates, 2023

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Whey protein concentrates make up the majority and is increasingly used for fortification due to their high protein content, low production cost, and high bioavailability.

Largest Market by End User

50.87 %

value share, Food and Beverages, 2023

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F&B held the largest share, owing to consumers' pivoting interest from carbonated beverages toward healthier drinks and protein-based snacks, thus, majorly driving the market.

Fastest Growing Market by Form

7.18 %

Projected CAGR, Hydrolyzed, 2024-2029

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Widespread use of hydrolyzed whey protein in the sports nutrition supplements due to its rich amino acid profile and functional benefits such as faster absorption, easy digestibility, hypoallergenicity are driving the segment growth.

Fastest Growing Market by End User

6.71 %

Projected CAGR, Supplements, 2024-2029

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Whey protein supplements are the top choice for fitness enthusiasts, who are becoming more and more dependent on high-protein diets, further supporting its top ranking.

Leading Market Player

17.67 %

market share, Glanbia PLC, 2021

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The market is fragmented, with the top players accounting for a share of 24.6%. Glanbia PLC invested in expansions and product launches during the review period.

Surging sports and performance nutrition industry coupled with growing number of beauty clinics benefitted the use of whey proteins in the market

  • The whey protein market comprises food and beverage and supplements as the two major applications. In 2019, the consumption volume of supplements surpassed the consumption volume of food and beverage to claim the top position among all end-user applications. This growth can be attributed to the rising number of muscle and fitness enthusiasts. This situation is increasing consumers' demand for whey protein-based sports beverages, specialized nutritional products, and other products designed to optimize athletic performance. From 2016 to 2019, the total number of memberships at fitness centers across the United States witnessed a growth of 12.04%, reaching 64.2 million memberships in 2019. However, the food and beverage industry in the United States grew by 10.57% in 2019.
  • The supplements segment is likely to outpace other applications in terms of growth rate, recording a projected CAGR of 6.51% during the forecast period. The surging sports and performance nutrition industry is projected to register the fastest CAGR of 6.70%. This situation is further anticipated to drive the sales of whey protein in the supplements industry across the country.
  • The other fastest-growing end-user segment for whey protein is personal care and cosmetics, which is projected to register a CAGR of 5.13% during the forecast period. Whey protein is used in anti-aging products, hair-care products, and nail-care products, among other things. The increasing number of beauty clinics, increasing per capita expenditure on personal appearance, a robust regulatory framework, and the growing beauty and cosmetics industry may boost overall demand in the future. Between 2016 and 2021, the average annual expenditure on beauty and personal care products rose by 7.04% across the United States.
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United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market Trends

Sport/performance nutrition to witness significant growth during forecast period

  • Rising health concerns and memberships across health clubs are primarily driving the sport/performance nutrition industry. From 2009 to 2019, the number of gyms in the United States rose by 39%. However, the industry witnessed a significant decline due to gym closures during the COVID-19 pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown in 2020. Health clubs are among the most popular sales channels for sports supplements. The closure of health clubs had a negative impact on the sales of supplements. In 2020, several gyms like Gold's Gym, Flywheel Sports, Town Sports International, and 24-Hour Fitness declared bankruptcy. Sales of sports nutrition products decreased in 2020, and the industry's overall Y-o-Y growth rate reduced by 3.37%.
  • The importance of leading an active lifestyle is fueling the sports nutrition market. In 2021, 67% of US consumers aged six and above participated in fitness activities, of which 43.3% of consumers engaged in individual sports, 52.9% in outdoor sports, and 22.1% in team sports. Consumers are becoming more aware of the value of optimal nutrition and healthier lifestyles, all of which positively impact the sport nutrition supplements market.
  • Sports/performance nutrition is the fastest-growing end-user segment in the US whey protein ingredients market, of which animal protein accounts for a major share of 91.1% in terms of value. The fitness industry is rapidly increasing the usage of animal protein ingredients, such as whey, collagen, and milk proteins, in nutritional supplements used for muscle or tissue repair after workouts. The rise in the availability of protein supplements, a growth in the number of recreational and lifestyle users of these products, and an increase in health awareness are expected to foster market growth over the forecast period.
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Increasing dry whey production to stabilize whey protein prices during forecast period

  • Whey production is mainly driven by the supply obtained from cheese production plants, accounting for a majority of the country's liquid whey production. As of April 2022, there were over 500 cheese production plants in the United States. Whey powder dominates the whey products market, closely followed by WPC. In 2021, around 934 million pounds of dry whey is produced in the country. The demand is mainly driven by a strong inclination toward protein and high-protein products across the country's food and beverage market.
  • Major companies are working toward securing additional whey plants. Whey has become a key resource in the dairy market. Sports and performance nutrition products are driving strong growth in the high-end protein ingredients sector. WPC is produced by removing a certain percentage of non-protein constituents from pasteurized whey derived from cheese processing. The finished WPC products available for food aid are WPC34, which contains more than 34% whey protein, and WPC80, which contains more than 80% protein.
  • In 2020, the overall whey production declined due to the pandemic because production plants had shut down across the nation. The production volume of dry whey was nearly 951 million pounds, which was down by 2.7%. The production volume of WPC was about 478 million pounds, which was down by 2.7% from that of 2019. On the contrary, production in milk plants witnessed a surge due to panic buying, which stabilized after April 2020. The production of dry whey for the animal feed sector is stable as prices remain unchanged. Although WPC production is stable, some market players are expecting higher prices for higher-concentration WPC in the next few quarters, which is likely to have a positive impact on production.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • Baby food to witness steady growth post pandemic
  • Innovation holds key to maintain steady growth rate
  • Consumers' preferences shift to premium condiments and sauces, away from packaged soups
  • Dairy alternatives to witness significant growth rate
  • Great opportunities for meat alternative products
  • Key players focusing more on healthy ingredients post COVID-19
  • United States cosmetic industry to drive by synergy of innovation and social media influence
  • The growth of the bakery industry is led by large commercial players
  • Sustainable and innovative packaging trends to influence breakfast cereals market
  • Key players to focus fortification and nutritional enrichment
  • Emphasizing awareness and innovation; driving force behind elderly nutrition market growth
  • E-commence will emerge as one of the most preferred channels
  • Rising us feed exports and feed prices are expected to impact production
  • Animal protein consumption growth fuels opportunities for key players in the ingredients sector

United States Whey Protein Ingredients Industry Overview

The United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 23.88%. The major players in this market are Arla Foods amba, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Glanbia PLC, Groupe Lactalis and Koninklijke FrieslandCampina NV (sorted alphabetically).

United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market Leaders

  1. Arla Foods amba

  2. Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

  3. Glanbia PLC

  4. Groupe Lactalis

  5. Koninklijke FrieslandCampina NV

United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market Concentration

Other important companies include Agropur Dairy Cooperative, Carbery Food Ingredients Limited, Dairy Farmers of America, Grande Cheese Company, Hilmar Cheese Company Inc., Hoogwegt Group, MEGGLE GmbH & Co.KG, Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd, Talley's Group Limited, Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market News

  • August 2022: Optimum Nutrition announced the launch of its new Gold Standard Protein Shake. The RTD is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors and is formulated with 24 grams of protein per serving.
  • June 2022: Fonterra JV entered a joint venture with Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) and a three-mile canyon farm in the United States to launch Pro-Optima TM, a grade A functional whey protein concentrate (fWPC).
  • November 2021: At the Food ingredient Europe 2021, FrieslandCampina Ingredients exhibited 45D, its fortified protein water concept containing Nutri Whey Isolate Clear, in the New Product Zone.

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United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  3. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. End User Market Volume

      1. 2.1.1. Baby Food and Infant Formula

      2. 2.1.2. Bakery

      3. 2.1.3. Beverages

      4. 2.1.4. Breakfast Cereals

      5. 2.1.5. Condiments/Sauces

      6. 2.1.6. Confectionery

      7. 2.1.7. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

      8. 2.1.8. Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition

      9. 2.1.9. Meat/Poultry/Seafood and Meat Alternative Products

      10. 2.1.10. RTE/RTC Food Products

      11. 2.1.11. Snacks

      12. 2.1.12. Sport/Performance Nutrition

      13. 2.1.13. Animal Feed

      14. 2.1.14. Personal Care and Cosmetics

    2. 2.2. Protein Consumption Trends

      1. 2.2.1. Animal

    3. 2.3. Production Trends

      1. 2.3.1. Animal

    4. 2.4. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.4.1. United States

    5. 2.5. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  4. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD and Volume, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Form

      1. 3.1.1. Concentrates

      2. 3.1.2. Hydrolyzed

      3. 3.1.3. Isolates

    2. 3.2. End User

      1. 3.2.1. Animal Feed

      2. 3.2.2. Food and Beverages

        1. 3.2.2.1. By Sub End User

          1. 3.2.2.1.1. Bakery

          2. 3.2.2.1.2. Beverages

          3. 3.2.2.1.3. Breakfast Cereals

          4. 3.2.2.1.4. Condiments/Sauces

          5. 3.2.2.1.5. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

          6. 3.2.2.1.6. RTE/RTC Food Products

          7. 3.2.2.1.7. Snacks

      3. 3.2.3. Personal Care and Cosmetics

      4. 3.2.4. Supplements

        1. 3.2.4.1. By Sub End User

          1. 3.2.4.1.1. Baby Food and Infant Formula

          2. 3.2.4.1.2. Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition

          3. 3.2.4.1.3. Sport/Performance Nutrition

  5. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global Level Overview, Market Level Overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and Analysis of Recent Developments).

      1. 4.4.1. Agropur Dairy Cooperative

      2. 4.4.2. Arla Foods amba

      3. 4.4.3. Carbery Food Ingredients Limited

      4. 4.4.4. Dairy Farmers of America

      5. 4.4.5. Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

      6. 4.4.6. Glanbia PLC

      7. 4.4.7. Grande Cheese Company

      8. 4.4.8. Groupe Lactalis

      9. 4.4.9. Hilmar Cheese Company Inc.

      10. 4.4.10. Hoogwegt Group

      11. 4.4.11. Koninklijke FrieslandCampina NV

      12. 4.4.12. MEGGLE GmbH & Co.KG

      13. 4.4.13. Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd

      14. 4.4.14. Talley's Group Limited

      15. 4.4.15. Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd

  6. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR PROTEIN INGREDIENTS INDUSTRY CEOS

  7. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. VOLUME OF BABY FOOD AND INFANT FORMULA MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF BAKERY MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF BEVERAGES MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF BREAKFAST CEREALS MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF CONDIMENTS/SAUCES MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF CONFECTIONERY MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF DAIRY AND DAIRY ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ELDERLY NUTRITION AND MEDICAL NUTRITION MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MEAT/POULTRY/SEAFOOD AND MEAT ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF RTE/RTC FOOD PRODUCTS MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF SNACKS MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF SPORT/PERFORMANCE NUTRITION MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ANIMAL FEED MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETICS MARKET, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF ANIMAL PROTEIN, GRAM PER DAY, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. DRY WHEY PRODUCTION, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, CONCENTRATES, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, CONCENTRATES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, % CONCENTRATES , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, HYDROLYZED, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, HYDROLYZED, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, % HYDROLYZED , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, ISOLATES, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, ISOLATES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, % ISOLATES , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY END USER, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, ANIMAL FEED, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, ANIMAL FEED, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % ANIMAL FEED , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, FOOD AND BEVERAGES END USER, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, FOOD AND BEVERAGES END USER, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FOOD AND BEVERAGES END USER, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FOOD AND BEVERAGES END USER, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BAKERY, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BAKERY, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % BAKERY , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BEVERAGES, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BEVERAGES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % BEVERAGES , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BREAKFAST CEREALS, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BREAKFAST CEREALS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % BREAKFAST CEREALS , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, CONDIMENTS/SAUCES, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, CONDIMENTS/SAUCES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % CONDIMENTS/SAUCES , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, DAIRY AND DAIRY ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, DAIRY AND DAIRY ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % DAIRY AND DAIRY ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, RTE/RTC FOOD PRODUCTS, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, RTE/RTC FOOD PRODUCTS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % RTE/RTC FOOD PRODUCTS , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, SNACKS, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, SNACKS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % SNACKS , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETICS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETICS, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETICS , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, SUPPLEMENTS END USER, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, SUPPLEMENTS END USER, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY SUPPLEMENTS END USER, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY SUPPLEMENTS END USER, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BABY FOOD AND INFANT FORMULA, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, BABY FOOD AND INFANT FORMULA, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % BABY FOOD AND INFANT FORMULA , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, ELDERLY NUTRITION AND MEDICAL NUTRITION, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, ELDERLY NUTRITION AND MEDICAL NUTRITION, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % ELDERLY NUTRITION AND MEDICAL NUTRITION , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, SPORT/PERFORMANCE NUTRITION, METRIC TONNES, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET, SPORT/PERFORMANCE NUTRITION, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WHEY PROTEIN MARKET BY FORM, % SPORT/PERFORMANCE NUTRITION , UNITED STATES, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, COUNT, UNITED STATES WHEY PROTEIN INGREDIENTS MARKET, 2017 - 2022
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  2. MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, COUNT, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, UNITED STATES WHEY PROTEIN INGREDIENTS MARKET, 2021

United States Whey Protein Ingredients Industry Segmentation

Concentrates, Hydrolyzed, Isolates are covered as segments by Form. Animal Feed, Food and Beverages, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Supplements are covered as segments by End User.

  • The whey protein market comprises food and beverage and supplements as the two major applications. In 2019, the consumption volume of supplements surpassed the consumption volume of food and beverage to claim the top position among all end-user applications. This growth can be attributed to the rising number of muscle and fitness enthusiasts. This situation is increasing consumers' demand for whey protein-based sports beverages, specialized nutritional products, and other products designed to optimize athletic performance. From 2016 to 2019, the total number of memberships at fitness centers across the United States witnessed a growth of 12.04%, reaching 64.2 million memberships in 2019. However, the food and beverage industry in the United States grew by 10.57% in 2019.
  • The supplements segment is likely to outpace other applications in terms of growth rate, recording a projected CAGR of 6.51% during the forecast period. The surging sports and performance nutrition industry is projected to register the fastest CAGR of 6.70%. This situation is further anticipated to drive the sales of whey protein in the supplements industry across the country.
  • The other fastest-growing end-user segment for whey protein is personal care and cosmetics, which is projected to register a CAGR of 5.13% during the forecast period. Whey protein is used in anti-aging products, hair-care products, and nail-care products, among other things. The increasing number of beauty clinics, increasing per capita expenditure on personal appearance, a robust regulatory framework, and the growing beauty and cosmetics industry may boost overall demand in the future. Between 2016 and 2021, the average annual expenditure on beauty and personal care products rose by 7.04% across the United States.
Form
Concentrates
Hydrolyzed
Isolates
End User
Animal Feed
Food and Beverages
By Sub End User
Bakery
Beverages
Breakfast Cereals
Condiments/Sauces
Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products
RTE/RTC Food Products
Snacks
Personal Care and Cosmetics
Supplements
By Sub End User
Baby Food and Infant Formula
Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition
Sport/Performance Nutrition
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Market Definition

  • End User - The Protein Ingredients Market operates on a B2B basis. Food, Beverages, Supplements, Animal Feed, and Personal Care & Cosmetic manufacturers are considered to be end-consumers in the market studied. The scope excludes manufacturers buying liquid/dry whey to be used for application as a binding agent or thickener or other non-protein applications.
  • Penetration Rate - Penetration Rate is defined as the percentage of Protein-Fortified End User Market Volume in the Overall End User Market Volume.
  • Average Protein Content - Average protein content is the average protein content present per 100 g of product manufactured by all end-user companies considered under the scope of this report.
  • End User Market Volume - End-user market volume is the consolidated volume of all types and forms of end-user products in the country or region.
Keyword Definition
Alpha-lactalbumin (α-Lactalbumin) It is a protein that regulates the production of lactose in the milk of almost all mammalian species.
Amino acid It is an organic compound that contains both amino and carboxylic acid functional groups, which are required for the synthesis of body protein and other important nitrogen-containing compounds, such as creatine, peptide hormones, and some neurotransmitters.
Blanching It is the process of briefly heating vegetables with steam or boiling water.
BRC British Retail Consortium
Bread improver It is a flour-based blend of several components with specific functional properties designed to modify dough characteristics and give quality attributes to bread.
BSF Black Soldier Fly
Caseinate It is a substance produced by adding an alkali to acid casein, a derivative of casein.
Celiac disease Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
Colostrum It is a milky fluid that’s released by mammals that have recently given birth before breast milk production begins.
Concentrate It is the least processed form of protein and has a protein content ranging from 40-90% by weight.
Dry protein basis It refers to the percentage of "pure protein" present in a supplement after the water in it is completely removed through heat.
Dry whey It is the product resulting from drying fresh whey which has been pasteurized and to which nothing has been added as a preservative.
Egg protein It is a mixture of individual proteins, including ovalbumin, ovomucoid, ovoglobulin, conalbumin, vitellin, and vitellenin.
Emulsifier It is a food additive that facilitates the blending of foods that are immiscible with one another, such as oil and water.
Enrichment It is the process of addition of micronutrients that are lost during the processing of the product.
ERS Economic Research Service of the USDA
Extrusion It is the process of forcing soft mixed ingredients through an opening in a perforated plate or die designed to produce the required shape. The extruded food is then cut to a specific size by blades.
Fava Also known as Faba, it is another word for yellow split beans.
FDA Food and Drug Administration
Flaking It is a process in which typically a cereal grain (like corn, wheat, or rice) is broken down into grits, cooked with flavors and syrups, and then pressed into flakes between cooled rollers.
Foaming agent It is a food ingredient that makes it possible to form or maintain a uniform dispersion of a gaseous phase in a liquid or solid food.
Foodservice It refers to the part of the food industry which includes businesses, institutions, and companies which prepare meals outside the home. It includes restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations, and many other formats.
Fortification It is the deliberate addition of micronutrients that are not found in them naturally or which are lost during processing, to improve a food product's nutritional value.
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSSAI Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Gelling agent It is an ingredient that functions as a stabilizer and thickener to provide thickening without stiffness through the formation of gel.
GHG Greenhouse Gas
Gluten It is a family of proteins found in grains, including wheat, rye, spelt, and barley.
Hemp It is a botanical class of Cannabis sativa cultivars grown specifically for industrial or medicinal use.
Hydrolysate It is a form of protein manufactured by exposing the protein to enzymes that can partially break the bonds between the protein's amino acids and break down large, complicated proteins into smaller pieces. Its processing makes it easier and quicker to digest.
Hypoallergenic It refers to a substance that causes fewer allergic reactions.
Isolate It is the purest and most processed form of protein which has undergone separation to obtain a pure protein fraction. It typically contains ≥ 90% of protein by weight.
Keratin It is a protein that helps form hair, nails, and the outer layer of skin.
Lactalbumin It is the albumin contained in milk and obtained from whey.
Lactoferrin It is an iron‑binding glycoprotein that is present in the milk of most mammals.
Lupin It is the yellow legume seeds of the genus Lupinus.
Millenial Also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, it refers to the people born from 1981 to 1996.
Monogastric It refers to an animal with a single-compartmented stomach. Examples of monogastric include humans, poultry, pigs, horses, rabbits, dogs, and cats. Most monogastric are generally unable to digest much cellulose food materials such as grasses.
MPC Milk protein concentrate
MPI Milk protein isolate
MSPI Methylated soy protein isolate
Mycoprotein Mycoprotein is a form of single-cell protein, also known as fungal protein, derived from fungi for human consumption.
Nutricosmetics It is a category of products and ingredients that act as nutritional supplements to care for skin, nails, and hair natural beauty.
Osteoporosis It is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
PDCAAS Protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) is a method of evaluating the quality of a protein based on both the amino acid requirements of humans and their ability to digest it.
Per-capita consumption of animal protein It is the average amount of animal protein (such as milk, whey, gelatin, collagen, and egg proteins) that is readily available for consumption by each person in an actual population.
Per-capita consumption of plant protein It is the average amount of plant protein (such as soy, wheat, pea, oat, and hemp proteins) that is readily available for consumption by each person in an actual population.
Quorn It is a microbial protein manufactured using mycoprotein as an ingredient, in which the fungus culture is dried and mixed with egg albumen or potato protein, which acts as a binder, and then is adjusted in texture and pressed into various forms.
Ready-to-Cook (RTC) It refers to food products that include all of the ingredients, where some preparation or cooking is required through a process that is given on the package.
Ready-to-Eat (RTE) It refers to a food product prepared or cooked in advance, with no further cooking or preparation required before being eaten.
RTD Ready-to-Drink
RTS Ready-to-Serve
Saturated fat It is a type of fat in which the fatty acid chains have all single bonds. It is generally considered unhealthy.
Sausage It is a meat product made of finely chopped and seasoned meat, which may be fresh, smoked, or pickled and which is then usually stuffed into a casing.
Seitan It is a plant-based meat substitute made out of wheat gluten.
Softgel It is a gelatin-based capsule with a liquid fill.
SPC Soy protein concentrate
SPI Soy protein isolate
Spirulina It is a biomass of cyanobacteria that can be consumed by humans and animals.
Stabilizer It is an ingredient added to food products to help maintain or enhance their original texture, and physical and chemical characteristics.
Supplementation It is the consumption or provision of concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances that are intended to supplement nutrients in the diet and is intended to correct nutritional deficiencies.
Texturant It is a specific type of food ingredient that is used to control and alter the mouthfeel and texture of food and beverage products.
Thickener It is an ingredient that is used to increase the viscosity of a liquid or dough and make it thicker, without substantially changing its other properties.
Trans fat Also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, it is a type of unsaturated fat that naturally occurs in small amounts in meat.
TSP Textured soy protein
TVP Textured vegetable protein
WPC Whey protein concentrate
WPI Whey protein isolate
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The United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market size is expected to reach USD 879.54 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 4.76% to reach USD 1.11 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market size is expected to reach USD 879.54 million.

Arla Foods amba, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Glanbia PLC, Groupe Lactalis and Koninklijke FrieslandCampina NV are the major companies operating in the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market.

In the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market, the Food and Beverages segment accounts for the largest share by end user.

In 2024, the Supplements segment accounts for the fastest growing by end user in the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market.

In 2023, the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market size was estimated at 879.54 million. The report covers the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market historical market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the United States Whey Protein Ingredients Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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