GVR Report cover Food Dehydrator Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Food Dehydrator Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Horizontal Airflow), By End-use, By Energy Source, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-903-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 152
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Advanced Materials

Report Overview

The global food dehydrator market size was valued at USD 1,910.2 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% from 2023 to 2030. The growing popularity of dehydrated fruits and vegetables and the rising demand for food processing equipment are likely to drive the growth of the market. The outbreak of COVID-19 had an adverse effect on the sales of food dehydrator equipment in various end-use industries. Due to the restrictions and lockdowns imposed by the governments, in-store sales of food dehydrator was affected. Moreover, halted industrial production and arrested operations of commercial businesses such as restaurants, cafes, & kitchens resulted in reduced demand for food dehydrators.

U.S. food dehydrator market size, by technology, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

U.S. accounted for a significant market share and is expected to expand at a 5.0% CAGR. This is attributed to the higher disposable income and greater product awareness among the end-users. The rising food processing industry and geographical expansion of commercial kitchens across the U.S. are anticipated to contribute substantially to the growth of the food dehydrator market.

Additionally, the U.S. government is actively taking an effort to provide support to domestic businesses. For instance, in January 2022, the U.S. government introduced America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act. The government aims to improve the supply chain, enhance the workforce, and grow domestic manufacturing through this legislation.

Food dehydration is a process where moisture in the food is reduced by 98%, which leads to brittle and shriveled products. Due to this, the shelf life of the food is significantly prolonged and the chances of being spoiled are reduced. The growing emphasis on reducing food wastage is expected to boost the demand for dehydrated foods and drive the growth of the food dehydrator market.

Furthermore, the expansion of the food processing industry is likely to bolster market growth. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the growth of the organized food retail sector along with the increase in urbanization is driving the food processing industry. The food processing industry's growth is likely to upsurge the demand for food dehydrators.

Technology Insights

The horizontal airflow technology segment led the global market and accounted for 74.1% market revenue share in 2022. This is significantly attributed to its application mostly in the commercial and industrial sectors. The need for large food dehydrators with multiple numbers of trays feasible for operation in the industrial sector is available in the shelf structure with horizontal airflow.  

Moreover, large horizontal airflow units easily accessible offers uniform airflow and heat distribution. These products are suitable for a wide range of food products and are mostly used for the commercial dehydration of fruits, meats, & beef jerky. These factors are expected to boost the demand for the horizontal airflow food dehydrator over the forecast period.

The vertical airflow technology segment is likely to grow at a robust growth rate, registering a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period. The segmental growth is anticipated to be driven by growing consumer awareness, increasing product launches, and rising applications for homemade food items.

The vertical airflow food dehydrators are ideal for residential purposes since they are compact in size and can fit in household kitchens easily. Moreover, these units are stackable and can be easily operated without the restriction of space. The rising demand for the residential food dehydration process is likely to provide increased opportunities in the market.

End-use Insights

The industrial segment dominated the global market, accounting for 43.8% market revenue share. This is attributed to the wide applications of food dehydrators in the food processing industry and pet food production. Food dehydrators can be used for the production of dehydrated fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, herbs, spices, etc.

The residential end-use segment is anticipated to register substantial growth at a CAGR of 6.0%. Customers are becoming more concerned with responsible consumption and sustainable practices regarding the reduction of food waste generation at home. Food dehydrator helps in achieving waste reduction, which is likely to drive the sales of food dehydrators over the forecast period.

The growth of the commercial segment is driven by changing consumer behavior. Shifts in consumer attitude are providing momentum to the trends such as eating out, café culture, and consumption of processed food. These trends are significantly driving the growth of the HoReCa industry and the demand for food dehydrators is expected to rapidly increase.

Moreover, various strategic decisions by the hotels, food outlets, & restaurant owners such as geographical expansions, franchising, and new ventures are likely to give a boost to the growth of the commercial businesses. For instance, in June 2021, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. announced plans to open new restaurants in U.K. and France. 

Energy Source Insights

The electric energy source segment led the global market share and accounted for 42.8% of revenue share in 2022. This is attributed to the large consumer preference and higher expenditure on the electric food dehydrator. Ease of use, uniform circulation of heat, and availability of a control panel of temperature are some of the factors that influence consumer decisions.

Moreover, the growth of the electric segment is also facilitated by the heightened product launches in the global market enhancing product availability via different distribution channels. For instance, Maan Global Industries launched an innovative food dehydrator in October 2022. The new dehydrator is designed to consume 75% less electricity the conventional food dehydrators.

Global food dehydrator market share, by energy source, 2022 (%)

The solar segment as an energy source of the global market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period. The rising concerns over the rising greenhouse gas emission and limited availability of conventional energy resources are demanding sustainable and efficient products. Due to this, solar-powered appliances are anticipated to enjoy lucrative growth opportunities.

The other segment of the market consists of the food dehydrator operating with energy sources other than electric and solar, which includes white kerosene, LPG, and biofuel. The growth of this segment is attributed to the growing research in the production and utilization of biofuel-operated food dehydrators.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for a significant market share, with a 37.0% market revenue share in 2022. This is highly attributed to the higher consumer disposable income and larger spending on kitchen appliances such as food dehydrators. Better consumer awareness regarding food dehydrators across the entire end-users, residential, commercial, and industrial attributable to higher revenue share in the market.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register a lucrative growth rate over the forecast period, with a CAGR of 5.4%. The growth in organized retailing and trade liberalization is leading to the increasing demand for processed food products including dehydrated fruits and vegetables. The expanding footprint of food processing in the region is likely to propel the food dehydrator market growth. For instance, in March 2022, Barry Callebaut announced gearing its expansion plans in Asia Pacific with a new factory in Australia.

Food Dehydrator Market Trends by Region

Moreover, the growing population in the Asia Pacific is leading to an enormous increase in demand for food over the forecast period. The rising food insecurity due to global warming and increasing instances of climate change is likely to affect food supply, availability, and utilization. This is expected to drive the demand for food dehydrators in the regional market. 

The rising expansion of food processors in Central and South America is anticipated to boost the demand for food processing equipment. This is also likely to create increased opportunities for food dehydrators. Brazil’s food processing industry is expected to continue robust growth during the forecast period, according to the Brazilian Food Processors' Association.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is competitive in nature due to the presence of multinational brands as well as strong local players. The key players are significantly focusing on the expansion of the business through strategic initiatives, such as mergers & acquisitions, product innovation, geographic expansion, online retailing, and joint ventures.  

For instance, in February 2021, Vitality 4 Life UK Ltd launched a new food dehydrator in its BioChef brand. The new food dehydrator is compact in size and available with 6 trays. This product is ideal for residential and small commercial places. Some prominent players in the global food dehydrator market include:

  • Tribest Corporation

  • Koolatron Corporation

  • Excalibur Dehydrator

  • National Presto Industries, Inc.

  • Lem End-uses Holding LLC

  • Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.

  • The Sausage Maker, Inc.

  • Aroma Housewares Company

  • JBT Corporation

  • STX International

  • Avantco Equipment

  • National Enameling and Stamping Company (NESCO)

  • Vitality4Life Pty Limited

  • Kihara Works Co., Ltd.

  • Guangdong IKE Industrial co., Ltd.

Food Dehydrator Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 1,991.37 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2.84 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market position analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology, end-use, energy source, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; China; India; Japan; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Tribest Corporation; Koolatron Corporation; Excalibur Dehydrator; National Presto Industries, Inc.; Lem Products Holding LLC; Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.; The Sausage Maker, Inc.; Aroma Housewares Company; JBT Corporation; STX International; Avantco Equipment; National Enameling and Stamping Company (NESCO); Vitality4Life Pty Limited; Kihara Works Co., Ltd.; Guangdong IKE Industrial co., Ltd.

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Global Food Dehydrator Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the food dehydrator market report based on technology, end-use, energy source, and region:

Global Food Dehydrator Market Segmentation

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Horizontal Airflow

    • Vertical Airflow

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial
  • Energy Source Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Electric

    • Solar

    • Other

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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