Instant Noodles Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The global instant noodles market reached a value of nearly US$ 40 Billion in 2017, registering a CAGR of 6.0% during 2010-2017. The market value is further projected to reach around US$ 55 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.4% during 2018-2023. Instant noodles are made up of fine wheat flour along with a mixture of alkaline salts. Various additional ingredients are also added to the dough in smaller quantities such as starch, edible oil, gluten and stabilizers like guar gum. Instant noodles are precooked dried noodles which are dehydrated using one of the two processes, namely flash or air frying. They are generally accompanied with a small sachet comprising of the tastemaker. Instant noodles have gained popularity worldwide as they are portable, quick to make and easy to store.

Global Instant Noodles Market Drivers:

  • Growing urbanization and increasing disposable incomes have altered the eating habits of the consumers. Due to the hectic lifestyle, the working population now prefers affordable and quick meals, such as instant noodles, which require minimal cooking. This shift in their eating habit has created a great opportunity for the instant noodles market to flourish.
  • Instant noodles are available in a wide range of flavors along with numerous vegetarian and non-vegetarian variations. Moreover, the manufacturers keep formulating with new flavors, colors, textures and seasonings/tastemakers, according to regional tastes and preferences, in order to expand their consumer-base.
  • The growth of the organized food retail sector, with an increasing number of departmental stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores across the globe, is expected to facilitate the sales of instant noodles.
     

Instant Noodles Market Research Report

Breakup by Product Type:

On the basis of types, the market has been bifurcated into fried and non-fried instant noodles. Amongst these, fried instant noodles represent the most popular product type, accounting for the dominant share. As these noodles are flash fried, they help in securing the flavor, improving the shelf-life and averting bacterial growth.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

On the basis of distribution channels, supermarkets/hypermarkets hold the largest market share, representing the leading segment. They provide easy access different brands, types and flavors of instant noodles. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are followed by convenience stores, online stores, specialty stores and others.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, China enjoys the leading position in the global instant noodles market. Noodles have been an essential part of the Chinese cuisine owing to which there has been a high demand for instant noodles in the region. China is followed by Indonesia, Japan, India, Vietnam, United States, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

Competitive Landscape:

The global instant noodles industry is fragmented due to the presence of a large number of players in the key markets such as China and Indonesia. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Master Kong (Shenyang) Instant Noodle Foodstuff Co., Ltd.
  • Hebei Hualong Food Group
  • Indofood Sukses Makmur
  • Nissin Foods
  • Nestle
  • Acecook Vietnam Joint Stock Company


This report provides a deep insight into the global instant noodles industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the instant noodles industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global instant noodles market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the global instant noodles market?
  • What are the various product types in the global instant noodles market?
  • What are the major distribution channels in the global instant noodles market?
  • What are the price trends of instant noodles?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global instant noodles market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global instant noodles market?
  • What is the structure of the global instant noodles industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global instant noodles market?
  • What are the profit margins in the global instant noodles market?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • How are instant noodles manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for instant noodles?
  • What are the transportation requirements for instant noodles?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for an instant noodles manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology
   
2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Instant Noodles Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1 Volume Trends
        5.2.2 Value Trends
    5.3    Price Analysis
        5.3.1    Price Indicators
        5.3.2    Price Structure
        5.3.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Breakup by Type
    5.5    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    5.6    Market Breakup by Region
    5.7    Market Forecast
    5.8    SWOT Analysis
        5.8.1    Strengths
        5.8.2    Weaknesses
        5.8.3    Opportunities
        5.8.4    Threats
    5.9    Value Chain Analysis
        5.9.1    Raw Material Procurement
        5.9.2    Manufacturing
        5.9.3    Marketing
        5.9.4    Distribution
        5.9.5    Exports
        5.9.6    End-Use
    5.10    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.10.4    Degree of Competition
        5.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.11    Key Market Drivers and Challenges
    5.12    Success Factors for Manufacturers
6    Market Breakup by Type
    6.1    Fried
    6.2    Non-fried
7    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    7.1    Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
    7.2    Specialty Stores
    7.3    Convenience Stores
    7.4    Online
    7.5    Others   
8    Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    China
    8.2    Indonesia
    8.3    Japan
    8.4    India
    8.5    Vietnam
    8.6    United States
    8.7    Republic of Korea
    8.8    Thailand  
    8.9    Saudi Arabia
    8.10    Others
9    Competitive Landscape
 
  9.1    Market Structure
    9.2    Key Players
10    Instant Noodles Manufacturing Process
    10.1    Product Overview
    10.2    Detailed Process Flow
    10.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    10.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
11    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    11.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    11.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    11.3    Machinery Schematic
    11.4    Plant Machinery
    11.5    Machinery Pictures
    11.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    11.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    11.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    11.9    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    11.10    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    11.11    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    11.12    Other Capital Investments
12    Loans and Financial Assistance
13    Project Economics
    13.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    13.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    13.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    13.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    13.5    Income Projections
    13.6    Expenditure Projections
    13.7    Financial Analysis
    13.8    Profit Analysis
14    Key Player Profiles

List of Figures


Figure 1: Global: Instant Noodles Industry Overview
Figure 2: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Instant Noodles Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010 & 2017
Figure 5: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Breakup by  Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 9: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 10: Global: Instant Noodles Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Instant Noodles Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Instant Noodles Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13: China: Instant Noodles Market (in Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 14: Indonesia: Instant Noodles Market (in Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15: Japan: Instant Noodles Market (in Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16: India: Instant Noodles Market (in Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: Vietnam: Instant Noodles Market (in Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 19: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 20: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 21: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 22: Instant Noodles Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 23: Instant Noodles Production: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)

 

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Breakup by Raw Material (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Table 4: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Table 5: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 6: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 7: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery (in US$)    
Table 8: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements
Table 9: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 10: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 11: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 12: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 13: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 14: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 15: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 16: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 17: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 18: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 19: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account


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