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The global margarine industry is largely driven by the changing lifestyles and dietary habits, due to a shift in the consumer preference towards natural products. The demand is also driven by the fact that margarine is a cheaper alternative to butter. Availability of other alternatives for margarine and health-related concerns of fat consumption may restrain the growth of the otherwise consistently growing industry. An increasing use of margarine in the food industry and the introduction of innovative margarine varieties into the market are expected to provide future growth opportunities.
The global margarine market can be broadly segmented into three major segments that include the product type, usage, and geography. By the product type, margarine can be classified into butter margarine, liquid margarine, and others. The butter margarine segment has the highest demand, followed by liquid margarine. By usage, the market is segmented into spreadable and non-spreadable margarine.
The global margarine market is dominated by North America, which holds 29% of the total market share. It is followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa. North America is the largest consumer of margarine, especially due to the high consumption in food processing. The USA and Canada are the largest consumers in North America. Europe is the second largest consumer of margarine. Developing regions, such as Asia-Pacific and South America, are constantly growing at a high rate of consumption. China and India are the largest producers and consumers of margarine, in the Asia-Pacific region.
Major Players: BRF, BUNGE, CHINA AGRI-INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS, CONAGRA, DAIRY CREST, FU JI OIL, GOODMAN FIELDER, GRUPO LALA, MENGNIU, NAMCHOW, SOUTHSEAS OILS & FATS INDUSTRIAL, UNI-PRESIDENT CHINA HOLDINGS, UNILEVER, and WILMAR INTERNATIONAL, amongst others.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
2. Research Approach & Methodology
2.2 Research Designs
2.3 Study Timelines
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation
3. Key Findings
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Changing Lifestyle and Dietary Habits
4.1.2 Cheaper Alternative for Butter
4.2.1 Increasing Health Concern Among Consumers
4.2.2 Availability of Other Alternatives for Margarine
4.3.1 Rising Demand in Developing Countries
4.3.2 Introducing Innovative Products
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Consumer Behavior Analysis
4.5.1 Consumer Demand Analysis
4.5.2 Target Market Identification
188.8.131.52 Purchasing Power
184.108.40.206 Demographic Strengths & Weaknesses
220.127.116.11 Spending Patterns
5. Market Segmentation?
5.1 By Usage
5.2 By Distribution Channel
5.2.2 Food Sector
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.4 South America
18.104.22.168 South Africa
6. Competitive Landscape
7. Company Profiles
7.3 China Agri-Industries Holdings
7.5 Dairy Crest
7.6 Fu Ji Oil
7.7 Goodman Fielder
7.8 Grupo Lala
7.11 Southseas Oils & Fats Industrial
7.12 Uni-president China Holdings
7.14 Wilmar International
- China Agri-Industries Holdings
- Dairy Crest
- Fu Ji Oil
- Goodman Fielder
- Grupo Lala
- Southseas Oils & Fats Industrial
- Uni-president China Holdings
- Wilmar International