Protein Ingredients Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Protein Ingredients Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Plant, Animal), By Application (Food & Beverages, Infant Formulations, Personal Care & Cosmetics), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Mar, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-451-2
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 120

Industry Insights

The global protein ingredients market size was USD 29.42 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.5% from 2019 to 2025. Growing demand from food products such as yogurt, milk sausages, bakery products, spicy sauces, spreads, cold cuts, and margarines is expected to drive the growth.

Demand from food and beverages application is expected to witness high growth due to rising demand for baked products, low fat foods, and dairy products. Increasing demand for baked and dairy products is likely to increase use of these ingredients as food additives to impart functional and nutritional value to food. Growing food and beverage sector in BRICS and Saudi Arabia due to rising domestic demand is anticipated to further fuel the market.

U.S. protein ingredients market

Animal proteins are usually derived from meat, milk, egg, fish, and gelatin. On the other hand, plant based ingredients are obtained from rice, pea, soy, canola, and wheat. Milk and soy have substantial amount; hence they are preferred by all age groups. Owing to the advancement in extraction techniques, different types obtained from milk and soy are named as isolates, concentrates, and hydrolysates, among which isolates have about 90% of it.

Scientists have conducted numerous researches proving the importance of these ingredients in maintaining healthy body. Whey proteins are beneficial for cancer patients. Rising consumer awareness, especially for dietary supplements and functional foods, has been a significant factor for market development in recent years. For instance, in November 2018, DuPont Nutrition & Health published research conducted on plant-based protein and portrayed significant opportunities for the product.

The volatile price of these products is expected to have a serious impact on the market development. Owing to the imbalance in the supply-demand of grains, the prices of soybean has witnessed continuous fluctuations. This might result in an increased production cost, thus creating a negative impact on the market.

Application insights

Food and beverage was the largest consumer in protein ingredients market accounting for over 52% of global demand in 2018. Increasing demand for functional foods in developed countries is expected to have a positive impact on growth over the next seven years. Infant formulation was the second largest application segment accounting for over 20% of global consumption in 2018. The other key application segments include personal care and cosmetics and animal feed.

Product insights

Soy protein concentrates was the highest consumed form of plant based ingredients accounting for over 34% of the global demand in 2018. The key reason for the high market share of this segment is the fact that being edible, soy has a negligible amount of cholesterol and saturated fats.

Global protein ingredients market

Soy protein isolates was the second largest segment accounting for over 30% of the global demand in 2018. These products are the refined form of soy protein comprising 90% protein content. It is utilized in meat products for improvising the quality and texture. Also, these are rarely found in stores and majorly used in food industry.

Regional insights

North America was the largest regional market accounting for over 34% of global demand in 2018, attributed to growing consumer awareness regarding health coupled with growth in cosmetics and food and beverage application. Protein ingredients market in U.S. is expected to grow on account of increasing consumption of snacks, cold cereals, and energy bars. The launch of new food products containing low saturated fat and cholesterol free beverages is expected to augment the demand over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of over 6.8% in terms of volume from 2019 to 2025 due to growing exports and domestic demand. Growth of healthcare and cosmetics industries in Japan, China, India, and South Korea are expected to drive the regional expansion over the forecast period.

Protein Ingredients Market Share insights

The global market is consolidated and is characterized by mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Key players include DuPont, Bunge, Cargill, ADM and Mead Johnson. In July 2018, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) acquired Neovia which has 72 production facilities of animal nutrition solutions across 25 countries. The market is led by integrated participants such as ADM and Cargill. Major manufacturers are focusing on strengthening their presence in Asia Pacific owing to low manufacturing cost and availability of raw material.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historic data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Kilo Tons, Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Germany, U.K., China, India, Brazil

Report coverage

Volume & Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts volume and revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global protein ingredients market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Plant Proteins

    • Animal Proteins

  • Plant proteins Ingredients Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Wheat

    • Soy Protein Concentrates

    • Soy Protein Isolates

    • Textured Soy Protein

    • Pea

    • Canola

    • Others

  • Animal proteins Ingredients Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Egg Protein

    • Milk Protein Concentrates/Isolates

    • Whey Protein Concentrates

    • Whey Protein Hydrolysates

    • Whey Protein Isolates

    • Gelatin

    • Casein/Caseinates

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Foods & Beverages

    • Infant Formulations

    • Personal Care & Cosmetics

    • Animal Feed

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons, Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

    • MEA

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