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Meat Substitutes Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2021 to 2029

  • ID: 5345592
  • Report
  • May 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 100 pages
  • Acute Market Reports

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Beyond Meat
  • Blue Chip Group
  • Hain Celestial
  • Kellogg Company
  • MGP Ingredients
Meat substitutes are the food products which resemble meat in the texture, taste and protein qualities. Meat substitutes are made up of plant protein ingredients, which therefore contain no meat. The global meat substitutes market was valued at USD XX billion in 2020. Meat substitutes market is mainly driven by the increasing health consciousness, shift in consumer preference towards natural plant proteins, rising meat prices and increasing demand from general middle class consumers. Meat substitutes are a part of the free-from trend, which is driven by health concerns, and the health & wellness trend. Growing global population is also a significant driver of the market. As per the UN projections, the global population will reach 8.9 billion people by 2050, increasing by 47% since 2000. In view of current trend, alternative sources of protein become an important factor of sustainable development. Meat substitutes are gaining across the globe among vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians and flexitarians - people who want to shift their diets towards consumption of less meat. Moreover, the manufacturers of meat substitute’s products target specifically non-vegetarians because this consumer group is interested in purchasing healthy foods that resemble similar flavors and textures that of meat. Since, meat causes various diseases, its vegetarian options are getting more popularity. The meat substitutes market has been segmented on the basis of type, source, and region.


Textured vegetable proteins accounted for approximately 40% revenue share in year 2020 of the meat substitutes market by type and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period 2021 to 2029. However, pea protein is projected to grow at the robust growth of around 8.5% during the forecast period 2021 to 2029.

In terms of source, soy based meat substitutes held the largest share in terms of value in 2020. It is also projected to grow at a decent rate during the forecast period of 2021 to 2029. Availability of raw material, changing consumer preference towards plant sourced meat substitutes, and lower extraction cost of soy based meat substitutes is expected to drive segment growth over the forecast period.

In 2020, the meat substitutes market by region was dominated by the Europe accounting more than 35% of the market share. Europe was followed by the North America and Asia-Pacific. The UK is the largest national market for meat substitutes. Increasing number of vegetarians coupled with flexitarianism trend in the UK is projected to propel the demand for meat substitutes in the region. The UK is also projected see the fastest growth during the forecast period, at a CAGR of around 8.5% between 2021 and 2029.

The meat substitutes market is highly fragmented with the majority of the companies being small to medium size companies. Major players operating in the market are Amy’s Kitchen, Pinnacle Foods, Archer Daniels Midland Company, MGP Ingredients, Blue Chip Group, Monde Nissin, Kellogg Company, Hain Celestial, Beyond Meat, among others.

Global Meat Substitutes Market is segmented into following categories:

By Type
  • Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • Quorn
  • Pea protein
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Seitan
  • Other meat substitutes
By Source
  • Soy-Based Meat Substitutes
  • Wheat-Based Meat Substitutes
  • Mycoprotein Meat Substitutes
  • Other Sources of Meat Substitutes
By Geography
  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • ASEAN
  • ANZ
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • GCC
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa
For the purpose of this study, the global meat substitutes market by type is categorized into:
  • Textured vegetable protein
  • Quorn
  • Seitan
  • Tofu
  • Pea protein
  • Tempeh
  • Other meat substitutes
Textured vegetable protein is estimated to account for approximately 40% of the meat substitutes market in 2020, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecasted period. Low cost of TVP coupled with availability in different forms is expected to drive the overall market, globally. TVP is officially recognized by the USAID as a product, which can be used as a source of protein in cases of food insecurity. TVP finds its application in production of a wide range of products such as stews, spaghetti, pizza toppings, vegetarian burgers, sausages, meatballs and other types of food.

TVP was followed by tofu and seitan in 2020. Factors such as health benefits, cheaper than meat, environmental benefits and so on is expected to fuel the segment market growth during the forecast period. Tofu is gaining traction around the world owing to its nutritional qualities as high protein and low fat makes it a preferred alternative to meat. Shifting consumer interest towards plant based protein is also a major aspect bolstering the market growth. Other meat substitutes include Quinoa seeds, Lentils, Beans, etc.

For the purpose of this study, the global meat substitutes market by source is categorized into:
  • Soy-based meat substitutes
  • Wheat-based meat substitutes
  • Mycoprotein meat substitutes
  • Other sources of meat substitutes
Soy-based meat substitutes accounted for significant market share of the meat substitutes market in 2020 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecasted period. Manufacturers are focusing on offering new and innovative alternatives that are sourced from plants, hence fueling demand for meat substitutes. Significant investment in technology, innovation and cropland for plant based meat alternative production is expected to boost the overall market growth, for e.g. AURI.org collaborated with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council to develop soybean based product similar to meat and also can be mixed into meat products at various levels. Change in the consumption pattern and lifestyle coupled with increasing demand of high nutrition and healthy food is expected to drive the meat substitutes market, globally.

Soy-based meat substitutes segment was followed by wheat-based meat substitutes in 2020. Wheat gluten is also a rich source of protein and is suitable for production for meat substitutes. Moreover, wheat gluten contain protein is close to the amount of protein that in beef. Thus, gluten-based products are a good alternative to animal proteins. Other sources includes rice-based & milk-based meat substitutes.

On the basis of geography, the global meat substitutes market is segmented as per following regions and countries
  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • ASEAN
  • ANZ
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • GCC
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa
The global market for meat substitutes is dominated by Europe region in terms of value, accounted for approximately 40% of global meat substitutes market, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Europe meat substitutes demand is mainly driven by increasing number of vegetarians in the U.K. and falling meat consumption in the country. The UK is the leading meat substitute market owing to Europe and in world as well. It is also projected to witness the robust growth during the forecast period. North America is the second largest market owing to presence of large number of flexitarians. Rising prices of meat coupled with population switching to healthy lifestyle leading to increased use of plant proteins in their diets, which in-turn supplementing the growth of meat substitutes in the region. Asia Pacific is projected to grow at a decent rate of 7.7% during the forecast period. Increasing preference of consumers for healthy food, growing economy, rising middle class and increasing purchasing power are some of the factors boosting the growth of Asia Pacific market. China is the fastest growing country in Asia-Pacific and is expected to witness the growth of approximately 8% between 2021 and 2029.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Beyond Meat
  • Blue Chip Group
  • Hain Celestial
  • Kellogg Company
  • MGP Ingredients
1. Preface
1.1. Report Description
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Executive Summary
2.1. Market Snapshot
2.2. Global Meat Substitutes Market, by Type, 2020
2.3. Global Meat Substitutes Market, by Source, 2020
2.4. Global Meat Substitutes Market, by Region, 2020
2.5. Global Meat Substitutes Market: Premium Insight

3. Global Meat Substitutes Market: Market Dynamics
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Market Dynamics
3.3. Competitive Landscape: Market Positioning of Key Players
3.4. Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography
3.5. Porter’s Analysis
3.6. Value Chain Analysis

4. Global Meat Substitutes Market Size (US$ Mn), by Type, 2019 - 2029
4.1. Overview
4.2. Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
4.3. Quorn
4.4. Pea protein
4.5. Tofu
4.6. Tempeh
4.7. Seitan
4.8. Other meat substitutes

5. Global Meat Substitutes Market Size (US$ Mn), by Source, 2019 - 2029
5.1. Overview
5.2. Soy-Based Meat Substitutes
5.3. Wheat-Based Meat Substitutes
5.4. Mycoprotein Meat Substitutes
5.5. Other Sources of Meat Substitutes

6. Global Meat Substitutes Market Size (US$ Mn), by Geography, 2019 - 2029
6.1. Overview
6.2. North America
6.3. Europe
6.4. Asia Pacific
6.5. Latin America (LATAM)
6.6. Middle East and Africa (MEA)

7. Profiles
7.1. Competitive Dashboard
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  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Pinnacle Foods
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • MGP Ingredients
  • Blue Chip Group
  • Monde Nissin
  • Kellogg Company
  • Hain Celestial
  • Beyond Meat
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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