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Europe Protein Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts Up To 2026

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  • November 2021
  • Region: Europe
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5656776
The Europe Protein Market stood at 5.13 billion usd in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.40% to reach 6.06 billion usd in 2026.

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Source - Plant: Immense availability, functionality, vegan protein source, and low price of soy, wheat, and pea have contributed to the leading position of plant proteins in the region.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Food and Beverages: The F&B industry dominates the market, primarily led by bakery and meat and dairy alternatives due to their functionalities that make them highly preferred ingredients.
  • Fastest growing segment by Source - Animal: The approval of insect protein for human consumption by the EU drove the segment in the F&B industry. Collagen, whey, and egg protein are the fastest growing sub-segments.
  • Fastest growing segment by End User - Personal Care and Cosmetics: Protein-enriched skin, body, and hair care products are on the rise. Players are also offering protein ingredients with distinct concentrations as per customer requirements.

Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By End User: Food and Beverages

  • By application, the food and beverage industry led the application sector for proteins in the region, accounting for a major volume share. The share was highly influenced by the dairy- and meat-alternative industries that accounted for 30% of the overall proteins consumed in the region.
  • The share is primarily driven by the rising number of vegan and flexitarian consumers who increasingly rely on or are open to animal-free product offerings in the market. As of 2020, the number of vegans in Europe has doubled from 1.3 million to 2.6 million, representing 3.2% of the population. However, despite the largest share, the food and beverage market is yet to outpace its growth rate, and it is anticipated to register a volume CAGR of 3.15% during the forecast period. The market was followed by animal feed, which identified government initiatives and plant proteins as the two major driving forces.

Largest Country: Russia

  • Russia remained the largest consumer of protein in the region. The demand was driven by heavy product developments, government initiatives, investments, and high demand from the food and beverage sector. In 2020, the sector claimed for 56% protein consumed in the country. The market is witnessing high demand for animal-free protein alternatives. Actively working associations are partnering with industry players to boost the domestic protein market. For instance, in 2021, the Association of Alternative Food Producers partnered with ProVeg to launch Russia’s first-ever incubator for animal-free product space. The launch is set to support start-ups developing plant- or microbial-based meat alternatives.
  • Germany and Turkey followed the Russian market in terms of volume consumption. In terms of growth, the market is projected to be outpaced by the United Kingdom, with a volume CAGR of 3.45%. The country's market is driven by high protein consumption through the food and beverage sector, primarily meat and dairy alternatives.

Competitive Landscape

The Europe Protein Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 30.46%. The major players in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Darling Ingredients Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc, Kerry Group plc and Royal FrieslandCampina N.V (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary & Key Findings
2 Introduction
2.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
2.2 Scope of the Study?
2.3 Research Methodology
3 Key Industry Trends
3.1 End User Market
3.2 Per Capita Animal Protein Consumption
3.3 Per Capita Plant Protein Consumption
3.4 Raw Material/Commodity Production
3.5 Regulatory Framework (*Only for the major country/countries)
3.6 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis
4 Market Segmentation
4.1 By Country
4.1.1 Belgium
4.1.2 France
4.1.3 Germany
4.1.4 Italy
4.1.5 Netherlands
4.1.6 Russia
4.1.7 Spain
4.1.8 Turkey
4.1.9 United Kingdom
4.1.10 Rest of Europe
4.2 By Source
4.2.1 Animal Casein and Caseinates Collagen Egg Protein Gelatin Insect Protein Milk Protein Whey Protein Other Animal Protein
4.2.2 Microbial Algae Protein Mycoprotein
4.2.3 Plant Hemp Protein Oat Protein Pea Protein Potato Protein Rice Protein Soy Protein Wheat Protein Other Plant Protein
4.3 By End User
4.3.1 Animal Feed
4.3.2 Personal Care and Cosmetics
4.3.3 Food and Beverages Bakery Beverages Breakfast Cereals Condiments/Sauces Confectionery Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products Meat/Poultry/Seafood and Meat Alternative Products RTE/RTC Food Products Snacks
4.3.4 Supplements Baby Food and Infant Formula Elderly Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Sport/Performance Nutrition
5 Competitive Landscape
5.1 Key Strategic Moves
5.2 Market Share Analysis
5.3 Company Profiles
5.3.1 3fbio Ltd
5.3.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company
5.3.3 Arla Foods AMBA
5.3.4 Darling Ingredients Inc.
5.3.5 DuPont de Nemours Inc
5.3.6 Groupe LACTALIS
5.3.7 Kerry Group plc
5.3.8 Laita
5.3.9 Roquette Frères
5.3.10 Royal FrieslandCampina N.V
5.3.11 SAS Gelatines Weishardt
5.3.12 Südzucker AG
6 Appendix
6.1 Appendix-1 References
6.2 Appendix-2 List of Tables & Figures
7 Key Strategic Questions for Proteins CEOs

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 3fbio Ltd
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Arla Foods AMBA
  • Darling Ingredients Inc.
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc
  • Groupe LACTALIS
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Laita
  • Roquette Frères
  • Royal FrieslandCampina N.V
  • SAS Gelatines Weishardt
  • Südzucker AG