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

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

  • September 2022
  • ID: 6321728
  • Format: PDF
  • Mordor Intelligence LLP


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The Europe Plant Protein Ingredients Market stood at 3.04 billion usd in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.27% to reach 3.58 billion usd in 2026.

Key Highlights
Largest Segment by Product Type - Soy Protein : Soy protein overpowers all the plant protein types, owing to its high protein content, low viscosity, solubility, etc., catering to its extensive application in all sectors.
Largest Segment by End User - Food and Beverages : The F&B sector dominates the market, primarily led by meat and dairy alternatives due to their functionalities, making them a highly preferred ingredient in these industries.
Largest Segment by Product Type - Pea Protein : Pea proteins are gaining high demand from 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 health and sports fitness is anticipated to drive the segment. Among all, the preference for soy in the sector is propelling segmental growth.

Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By End User : Food and Beverages

The food and beverage segment was the leading end user of protein in the region, accounting for a 50.89% volume share, followed by animal feed with a volume share of 48.03%, in 2020.
The demand for plant proteins in the F&B segment was primarily driven by increasing demand for protein functionalities and growing awareness of protein-rich diets. In 2020, in the F&B segment, the meat/poultry/seafood and meat alternative products sub-segment occupied a major volume share, followed by the dairy and dairy alternative products sub-segment. The sub-segment is projected to register a CAGR of 3.11% during the forecast period.
The supplements segment, through the sports and performance nutrition sub-segment, is projected to grow, recording the fastest CAGR of 4.83%, by value, during the forecast period. The growing popularity of bodybuilding and muscle growth and rising awareness of the health advantages of plant protein ingredients have increased the use of these proteins in the segment.

Largest Country : Russia

The plant protein market in Europe was primarily driven by Russia in 2020. The Russian market is majorly food and beverage-oriented. The F&B sector claimed about 51% of the plant protein volume consumed in the country in 2020. This growth was attributed to the growing interest among the Russian population in animal-free products. In response, industry players and associations are gearing up to achieve technological advancements to address the demand.
In terms of growth, both the United Kingdom and Russia are set to outpace other countries, with projected CAGR values of 3.86% and 3.87%. High plant protein consumption in the food and beverage segment drives both countries. The main sub-segment of the food and beverage segment is meat and meat alternatives, which includes highly popular vegan bacon and chicken items. In the United Kingdom, 36% of local consumers turned to meat substitutes and replacement products.

Competitive Landscape

The Europe Plant Protein Ingredients Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 30.96%. The major players in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, Kerry Group PLC and Lantmännen (sorted alphabetically).

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