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$40+ Billion Alternative Protein Market – Global Forecast to 2030: Increasing Venture Investments and Demand for Environmental Sustainable Protein Fueling Growth

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Alternative Protein Market by Type, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2030” report has been added to’s offering.

Global alternative proteins market is projected to reach $40.7 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 13.0% during the forecast period 2023-2030

The growth of this market is driven by rapid urbanization and growing consumer aspirations, increasing venture investments in the alternative proteins industry, innovations in food technologies, the high nutritional value of edible insects, and the environmental sustainability of alternative protein production and consumption.

However, the higher costs of alternative proteins compared to conventional proteins and consumers’ high preference for animal-based products restrain the growth of this market. Furthermore, consumers’ increasing inclination toward plant-based foods is expected to generate growth opportunities for the players operating in the alternative proteins market.

Asia-Pacific is slated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, mainly due to the increasing awareness regarding the importance of protein-rich diets, the increasing technological advancements in the food & beverages industry, the fast-growing economy, and the wide availability of raw materials.

In 2023, the plant proteins segment is expected to account for the largest share of the alternative proteins market.

The large share of this market is mainly attributed to the growing demand from food & beverage manufacturers, the huge availability of raw materials for processing, and lower cost than other alternative proteins. However, the insect proteins segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period of 2023-2030. The high growth rate of this segment is mainly driven by the growing demand for environmentally friendly protein-rich food and the rising investments in edible insect farming.

In 2023, the plant protein-based applications segment is expected to account for the largest share of the alternative proteins market.

The large share of this segment is attributed to the growing vegetarian and vegan population, consumers’ rising demand for clean-label products, and the increasing investments and expansions by plant-based product manufacturers. However, the insect protein-based applications segment is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

In 2023, the food & beverage segment is expected to account for the largest share of the global insect proteins market.

The large share of this segment is driven by the growing food shortage worldwide, the increasing consumption of processed whole insects as food, and the rising demand for high-quality alternative protein and amino acid sources among end users.

Key Questions Answered in the Report:

  • What is the current revenue generated by alternative proteins globally?
  • At what rate is the global alternative proteins demand projected to grow for the next 5-7 years?
  • What are the historical market sizes and growth rates of the global alternative proteins market?
  • What are the major factors impacting the growth of this market at the regional and country levels? What are the major opportunities for existing players and new entrants in the market?
  • Which segments in terms of type and applications are expected to create major traction for the manufacturers in this market?
  • What are the key geographical trends in this market? Which regions/countries are expected to offer significant growth opportunities for the manufacturers operating in the global alternative proteins market?
  • Who are the major players in the global alternative proteins market? What are their specific product offerings in this market?
  • What are the recent strategic developments in the global alternative proteins market? What are the impacts of these strategic developments on the market?

Factors Affecting Market Growth

  • Rapid Urbanization and Growing Consumer Aspirations Driving the Demand for Alternative Proteins
  • Increasing Venture Investments Boosting the Production of Alternative Proteins
  • Innovations In Food Technologies Supporting the Growth of the Alternative Proteins Market
  • High Nutritional Value Driving the Consumption of Edible Insects
  • Increasing Focus On Environmental Sustainability Driving the Production and Consumption of Alternative Proteins
  • High Costs Impacting the Adoption of Alternative Proteins
  • Consumer Preference for Animal-Based Products Hampering Market Growth
  • Consumers’ Increasing Inclination Toward Plant-Based Diets Positively Influencing the Demand for Alternative Proteins

Company Profiles (Business Overview, Financial Overview, Product Portfolio, and Strategic Developments)

  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (U.S.)
  • Cargill Incorporated (U.S.)
  • Roquette Freres (France)
  • Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.)
  • Kerry Group plc (Ireland)
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) (U.S.)
  • Now Health Group Inc. (U.S.)
  • Tate & Lyle Plc (U.K.)
  • Axiom Foods Inc. (U.S.)
  • Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Canada)
  • BENEO GmbH (A Part of Sudzucker AG) (Germany)
  • Glanbia Plc (Ireland)
  • Sotexpro (France)
  • Farbest-Tallman Foods Corporation (U.S.)
  • CHS Inc. (U.S.)
  • Ynsect (SAS) (France)
  • Enterra Feed Corporation (Canada)
  • Protix B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Entomo Farms (Canada)
  • Global Bugs Asia Co. Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Aspire Food Group (U.S.)
  • EnviroFlight LLC (U.S.)
  • Haocheng Mealworm Inc. (China)
  • JR Unique Foods Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Armstrong Cricket Farm Georgia (U.S.)
  • Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch (U.S.)
  • Cricket Lab Limited (U.K.)
  • DIC Corporation (Japan)
  • Cellena Inc. (U.S.)
  • Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Company (Taiwan)
  • Cyanotech Corporation (U.S.)
  • Bluebiotech International GmbH (Germany)
  • Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. (Canada)
  • E.I.D.-Parry (India) Limited (India)
  • Tianjin Norland Biotech Co. Ltd. (China)
  • MycoTechnology Inc. (U.S.)
  • Enough. (U.K.)
  • Corbion NV (Netherlands)
  • Sun Chlorella Corporation (Japan)
  • Plantible Foods Inc. (U.S.)
  • Parabel Nutritional Inc. (U.S.)
  • Far East Bio-Tec Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Far East Microalgae Industries
  • Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Roquette Klotze Gmbh & Co. Kg (Germany)
  • Yaeyama Shokusan Co. Ltd. (Japan)
  • Unibio Group (Denmark)
  • String Bio (India)
  • Calysta Inc. (U.S.)
  • Angel Yeast Co. Ltd (China)
  • Lesaffre (France)

Scope of the Report:

Alternative Proteins Market Assessment – by Type

  • Plant Proteins
  • Soy Proteins
  • Soy Protein Concentrate
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Textured Soy Protein
  • Other Soy Proteins
  • Wheat Proteins
  • Vital Wheat Gluten
  • Wheat Protein Isolate
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Textured Wheat Protein
  • Pea Proteins
  • Pea Protein Isolate
  • Pea Protein Concentrate
  • Textured Pea Protein
  • Pea Protein Hydrolysate
  • Pea Flour
  • Other Pea Proteins
  • Canola Proteins
  • Canola Protein Isolate
  • Canola Protein Concentrate
  • Other Canola Proteins
  • Potato Proteins
  • Potato Protein Concentrate
  • Potato Protein Isolate
  • Rice Proteins
  • Rice Protein Isolate
  • Rice Protein Concentrate
  • Rice Protein Hydrolysate
  • Corn Proteins
  • Corn Protein Isolate
  • Corn Protein Concentrate
  • Corn Protein Hydrolysate
  • Other Plant Proteins
  • Insect Proteins
  • Crickets
  • Black Soldier Fly
  • Other Insect Proteins
  • Microbial Proteins
  • Algae Proteins
  • Fungal Proteins
  • Mycoprotein
  • Mushroom Protein
  • Yeast Protein
  • Bacterial Proteins

Alternative Proteins Market Assessment – by Application

  • Plant Protein-based Applications
  • Foods & Beverage
  • Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
  • Bakery
  • Meat Analogs
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Cereals & Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Other Food & Beverage Applications
  • Animal Feed
  • Nutrition & Health Supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Other Plant Protein-based Applications
  • Insect Protein-based Applications
  • Food & Beverage
  • Processed Whole Insects
  • Processed Insect Powder
  • Insect Protein Bars & Shakes
  • Insect Baked Products & Snacks
  • Insect Confectioneries
  • Insect Beverages
  • Other Food & Beverage Applications
  • Feed
  • Animal Feed
  • Aquaculture Feed
  • Pet Food
  • Microbial Protein-based Applications
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Animal Feed
  • Cosmetics
  • Other Microbial Protein-based Applications

Alternative Proteins Market Assessment – by Geography

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

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