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North America Plant Protein Ingredients Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2026

North America Plant Protein Ingredients Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2026

  • September 2022
  • ID: 6321724
  • Format: PDF
  • Mordor Intelligence LLP


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The North America Plant Protein Ingredients Market stood at 4.30 billion usd in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.26% to reach 5.05 billion usd in 2026.

Key Highlights
Largest Segment by Product Type - Soy Protein : Soy protein overpowers all the plant protein types due to its high protein content, low viscosity, solubility, etc., which caters to its extensive application in all sectors.
Largest Segment by End User - Food and Beverages : The F&B segment leads the market, mainly driven by the bakery and dairy alternative sectors. The broad functionalities of soy and wheat proteins also boost the F&B segment.
Fastest Growing Segment by Product Type - Pea Protein : Pea proteins are gaining huge demand as meat alternatives, as they provide quick rehydration, neutral taste, and texturizing properties, leading to numerous product launches.
Fastest Growing Segment by End User - Supplements : The rising consumer focus on fitness and sports is anticipated to drive the segment. The increasing preference for soy-based supplements is also boosting the segment’s growth.

Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By End User : Food and Beverages

The food and beverage segment witnessed the highest demand, followed by animal feed, in 2020. The increase in demand for plant proteins in dairy and meat alternatives is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
The demand in the protein market is primarily driven by the increasing demand for protein functionalities, awareness about protein-rich diets, and new technological developments. Among all food and beverage segments, meat alternatives lead the demand in the protein market, owing to the proteins’ ability to mimic muscle meat texture. Also, they can be used for protein fortification in meat-alternative products. In 2020, meat alternatives claimed a 41% share in the overall plant proteins consumed in the food and beverage segment. However, the supplement segment is expected to register the highest demand for plants proteins, with a volume CAGR of 4.85% during the forecast period. The demand is high due to increased daily nutritional requirements as a result of changing lifestyles, especially in the sport/performance nutrition category.

Largest Country : United States

The United States remained the largest plant protein-consuming country in the region. Its share was majorly influenced by the growing demand for plant-based food products amid rising veganism, concerns about the environment, and the demand for sustainable protein sources. In 2020, the retail sales of plant-based food products in the United States rose by 27% compared to the previous year. Thus, the surging demand at the retail end is further expected to boost volume sales of plant proteins. Also, around 61% of consumers in the United States consider plants to be a preferred protein source over animal-based proteins.
On the other hand, Canada and Mexico held a minor volume share in 2020, majorly driven by the F&B and animal feed sectors. In terms of growth, Mexico emerged as the fastest-growing, with a projected volume CAGR of 6.35% during the forecast period, owing to the growing acceptance of plant proteins among Mexicans, particularly as meat alternatives.

Competitive Landscape

The North America Plant Protein Ingredients Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 48.21%. The major players in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge Limited, CHS Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc. and Südzucker Group (sorted alphabetically).

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