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Protein Ingredients Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

The global protein ingredients market was worth US$ 32.5 Billion in 2018. The market is further projected to reach a value of US$ 44.9 Billion by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.5% during 2019-2024. Protein ingredients consist of amino acids which are required for maintaining the optimum protein level in the human body. These ingredients can be acquired from different sources, such as plants or animals, and help in repairing damaged cells. They also aid in regulating weight, improving physical strength, lowering muscle loss caused by aging, and mitigating the risk of chronic diseases. As a result, protein ingredients are widely used in the production of food and beverages, personal care products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Global Protein Ingredients Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • A surge in the cases of health-related issues has encouraged the consumers to opt for functional foods that contain high amounts of proteins and other vital nutrients. This is further supported by the availability of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free product variants, which cater to the individual requirements of the consumers.
  • The rising fitness trend among the health-conscious consumers coupled with the role of protein-rich foods in muscle building and weight management are stimulating the market growth.
  • With changing lifestyles, the preparation of conventional protein-rich products has become a difficult task. As protein ingredients can be prepared easily and consumed on-the-go, they are increasingly being used by the consumers.
  • The uncertainties regarding raw material prices along with stringent rules and regulations imposed by different authorities, such as the Food and Drug Administration in the US, are the major factors that can hamper the growth of the protein ingredients market.

Breakup by Product Type:

Based on type, the market has been segmented into animal and plant proteins. Amongst these, animal proteins are the most popular product type, accounting for the majority of the global share. Animal proteins are further categorized as egg protein, whey protein, gelatin, casein and milk protein concentrates/isolates. On the other hand, plant proteins are classified as wheat protein, soy protein, pea protein and others.

Breakup by Application:

On the basis of application, food and beverage represents the largest segment owing to the huge demand for dietary supplements, and functional food and beverages. This segment is followed by the personal care and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and animal feed segments.

Regional Insights:

Region-wise, Europe enjoys the leading position in the global protein ingredients market, holding the largest share. This can be accredited to the increasing demand for protein ingredients in the sports nutrition segment and an expanding market for weight management. Other major regions include North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Competitive Landscape:

The global protein ingredient industry is fragmented with the presence of a large number of global and regional manufacturers. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
  • Kerry Group
  • Omega Protein Corporation
  • Mead Johnson


This report provides a deep insight into the global protein ingredients market 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. 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 protein ingredients market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global protein ingredients market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the global protein ingredients market?
  • Which are the popular product types in the global protein ingredients market?
  • What are the key application segments in the global protein ingredients market?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global protein ingredients market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global protein ingredients market?
  • What is the structure of the global protein ingredients market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global protein ingredients market?
  • How are protein ingredients manufactured?

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 Protein Ingredients Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.4    Market Breakup by Application
    5.5    Market Breakup by Region
    5.6    Market Forecast
    5.7    SWOT Analysis
        5.7.1    Overview
        5.7.2    Strengths
        5.7.3    Weaknesses
        5.7.4    Opportunities
        5.7.5    Threats
    5.8    Value Chain Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Research and Development
        5.8.3    Raw Material Procurement
        5.8.4    Manufacturing
        5.8.5    Marketing
        5.8.6    Distribution
        5.8.7    End-Use
    5.9    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.9.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.9.4    Degree of Competition
        5.9.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.9.6    Threat of Substitutes
6   Market Breakup by Product Type
    6.1    Animal Proteins
        6.1.1    Egg Protein
              6.1.1.1 Market Trends
              6.1.1.2 Market Forecast
        6.1.2    Whey Protein
              6.1.2.1 Market Trends
              6.1.2.2 Market Forecast
        6.1.3    Gelatin
              6.1.3.1 Market Trends
              6.1.3.2 Market Forecast
        6.1.4    Casein
              6.1.4.1 Market Trends
              6.1.4.2 Market Forecast
        6.1.5    Milk Protein Concentrates/Isolates
              6.1.5.1 Market Trends
              6.1.5.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    Plant Proteins
        6.2.1    Wheat Protein
              6.2.1.1 Market Trends
              6.2.1.2 Market Forecast
        6.2.2    Soy Protein
              6.2.2.1 Market Trends
              6.2.2.2 Market Forecast
        6.2.3    Pea Protein
              6.2.3.1 Market Trends
              6.2.3.2 Market Forecast
        6.2.4    Others
              6.2.4.1 Market Trends
              6.2.4.2 Market Forecast
7   Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    Food and Beverages
        7.1.1 Market Trends
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Personal Care and Cosmetics
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
    7.3    Pharmaceuticals
        7.3.1 Market Trends
        7.3.2 Market Forecast
    7.4    Animal Feed
        7.4.1 Market Trends
        7.4.2 Market Forecast
8   Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    Europe
        8.1.1 Market Trends
        8.1.2 Market Forecast
    8.2    North America
        8.2.1 Market Trends
        8.2.2 Market Forecast
    8.3    Asia Pacific
        8.3.1 Market Trends
        8.3.2 Market Forecast
    8.4    Latin America
        8.4.1 Market Trends
        8.4.2 Market Forecast
    8.5    Middle East and Africa
        8.5.1 Market Trends
        8.5.2 Market Forecast
9   Protein Ingredients Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Raw Material Requirements
    9.3    Manufacturing Process
    9.4    Key Success and Risk Factors
10  Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Market Structure
    10.2    Key Players
    10.3    Profiles of Key Players
        10.3.1    Cargill, Incorporated
            10.3.1.1    Company Overview
            10.3.1.2    Description
            10.3.1.3    Product Portfolio
            10.3.1.4    Financials
            10.3.1.5    SWOT Analysis
        10.3.2    Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
            10.3.2.1    Company Overview
            10.3.2.2    Description
            10.3.2.3    Product Portfolio
            10.3.2.4    Financials
            10.3.2.5    SWOT Analysis
        10.3.3    Kerry Group
            10.3.3.1    Company Overview
            10.3.3.2    Description
            10.3.3.3    Product Portfolio
            10.3.3.4    Financials
        10.3.4    Omega Protein Corporation
            10.3.4.1    Company Overview
            10.3.4.2    Description
            10.3.4.3    Product Portfolio
            10.3.4.4    Financials
        10.3.5    Mead Johnson
            10.3.5.1    Company Overview
            10.3.5.2    Description
            10.3.5.3    Product Portfolio
            10.3.5.4    Financials


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2011-2018
Figure 3: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2018
Figure 4: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2018
Figure 5: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 6: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 7: Global: Protein Ingredients Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8: Global: Protein Ingredients Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Protein Ingredients Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Animal Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011, 2018 & 2024
Figure 11: Global: Egg Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 12: Global: Egg Protein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 13: Global: Whey Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 14: Global: Whey Protein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 15: Global: Gelatin Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 16: Global: Gelatin Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 17: Global: Casein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 18: Global: Casein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 19: Global: Milk Protein Concentrates/Isolates Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 20: Global: Milk Protein Concentrates/Isolates Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 21: Global: Plant Proteins Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011, 2018 & 2024
Figure 22: Global: Wheat Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 23: Global: Wheat Protein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 24: Global: Soy Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 25: Global: Soy Protein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 26: Global: Pea Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 27: Global: Pea Protein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 28: Global: Other Protein Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 29: Global: Other Protein Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 30: Global: Protein Ingredients Market (Applications in Food and Beverages): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 31: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast (Applications in Food and Beverages): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 32: Global: Protein Ingredients Market (Applications in Personal Care and Cosmetics): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 33: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast (Applications in Personal Care and Cosmetics): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 34: Global: Protein Ingredients Market (Applications in Pharmaceuticals): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 35: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast (Applications in Pharmaceuticals): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 36: Global: Protein Ingredients Market (Applications in Animal Feed): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 37: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast (Applications in Animal Feed): Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 38: Europe: Protein Ingredients Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 39: Europe: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 40: North America: Protein Ingredients Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 41: North America: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 42: Asia Pacific: Protein Ingredients Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 43: Asia Pacific: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 44: Latin America: Protein Ingredients Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 45: Latin America: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 46: Middle East and Africa: Protein Ingredients Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 47: Middle East and Africa: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 48: Protein Ingredients Manufacturing: Detailed Process Flow


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Protein Ingredients Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 5: Protein Ingredients: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Competitive Structure
Table 7: Global: Protein Ingredients Market: Key Players

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