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Alternative Proteins Market to be Worth $47.05 Billion by 2031

Alternative Proteins Market Size, Share, Forecast, & Trends Analysis by Type (Plant Protein [Soy, Pea, Potato], Insect Protein [Crickets, BSF], Microbial [Algae Protein, Fungal Proteins]), Application (Food & Beverage, Alternative Proteins) - Global Forecast to 2031


Meticulous Research®—a leading global market research company, published a research report titled ‘Alternative Proteins Market Size, Share, Forecast, & Trends Analysis by Type (Plant Protein [Soy, Pea, Potato], Insect Protein [Crickets, BSF], Microbial [Algae Protein, Fungal Proteins]), Application (Food & Beverage, Alternative Proteins) - Global Forecast to 2031.'

According to this latest publication from Meticulous Research®, the alternative proteins market is projected to reach $47.05 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 13.6% from 2024–2031. In terms of volume, the alternative proteins market is projected to reach 13,536 thousand tons by 2031, at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period of 2024–2031. The growth of the alternative proteins market is mainly driven by rapid urbanization and growing consumer aspirations, increasing venture investments in the alternative proteins industry, innovations in food technologies, the high nutritional value of edible insects, and the environmental sustainability of alternative protein production and consumption. However, the higher costs of alternative proteins compared to conventional proteins and consumers’ high preference for animal-based products restrain the growth of this market. Furthermore, consumers’ increasing inclination toward plant-based foods is expected to generate growth opportunities for the players operating in the alternative proteins market.

Key Players

The key players operating in the global alternative proteins market are Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (U.S.), Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Roquette Frères (France), Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.), Kerry Group plc (Ireland), International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) (U.S.), Now Health Group, Inc. (U.S.), Tate & Lyle Plc (U.K.), Axiom Foods Inc. (U.S.), Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Canada), BENEO GmbH (A Part of Südzucker AG) (Germany), Glanbia Plc (Ireland), Sotexpro (France), Farbest-Tallman Foods Corporation (U.S.), CHS Inc. (U.S.), Ÿnsect (SAS) (France), Enterra Feed Corporation (Canada), Protix B.V. (Netherlands), Entomo Farms (Canada), Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd. (Thailand), Aspire Food Group (U.S.), EnviroFlight, LLC (U.S.), Haocheng Mealworm Inc. (China), JR Unique Foods Ltd. (Thailand), Armstrong Cricket Farm Georgia (U.S.), Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch (U.S.), Cricket Lab Limited (U.K.), DIC Corporation (Japan), Cellena Inc. (U.S.), Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Company (Taiwan), Cyanotech Corporation (U.S.), Bluebiotech International GmbH (Germany), Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. (Canada), E.I.D.-Parry (India) Limited (India), Tianjin Norland Biotech Co., Ltd. (China), MycoTechnology Inc. (U.S.), Enough. (U.K.), Corbion NV (Netherlands), Sun Chlorella Corporation (Japan), Plantible Foods, Inc. (U.S.), Parabel Nutritional, Inc. (U.S.), Far East Bio-Tec Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), Far East Microalgae Industries, Co. Ltd. (Taiwan), Roquette Klötze Gmbh & Co. Kg (Germany), Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd. (Japan), Unibio Group (Denmark), String Bio (India), Calysta, Inc. (U.S.), Angel Yeast Co., Ltd (China), and Lesaffre (France).

The alternative proteins market study presents historical market data in terms of value & volume (2022 and 2023), estimated current data (2024), and forecasts for 2031. This market is segmented by type, application, and geography.

Based on type, the alternative proteins market is segmented into plant proteins, insect proteins, and microbial proteins. In 2024, the plant proteins segment is expected to account for the largest share of the alternative proteins market. However, the insect proteins segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 29.0% during the forecast period of 2024–2031. The high growth rate of this segment is mainly driven by the growing demand for environmentally friendly protein-rich food and the rising investments in edible insect farming.

Based on application, the plant proteins market is segmented into food & beverage, animal feed, nutrition & health supplements, pharmaceuticals, and other plant protein-based applications. In 2024, the food & beverage segment is expected to account for the largest share of 60.6% the global plant proteins market. The large market share of this segment is mainly attributed to increasing consumer preference for plant-based foods and ingredients, the growing awareness and demand for protein-rich food products, the versatile functionality and compatibility of plant-based proteins with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and the rise of clean-label trends. However, the nutrition & health supplements segment is expected to record a CAGR of 11.8% during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is mainly attributed to changing lifestyles, growing health & wellness trends, and the increasing prevalence of diseases.

Based on region, the alternative proteins market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. In 2024, North America is expected to account for the largest share of 38.3% of the global alternative proteins market. North America alternative proteins market is estimated to be worth USD 7.4 billion in 2024. The prominent position of North America in the alternative proteins market is attributed to the increasing focus on producing protein using sustainable methods due to the rising environmental concerns and ethical aspects associated with animal proteins, the increasing vegan population, the rising number of investments in alternative protein products, the increasing demand for healthy & nutritional products, and technological advancements in the food industry.

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Key Questions Answered in the Report:

  • What is the current revenue generated by alternative proteins globally?
  • At what rate is the global alternative proteins demand projected to grow for the next 5–7 years?
  • What are the historical market sizes and growth rates of the global alternative proteins market?
  • What are the major factors impacting the growth of this market at the regional and country levels? What are the major opportunities for existing players and new entrants in the market?
  • Which segments in terms of type and application are expected to create major traction for the manufacturers in this market?
  • What are the key geographical trends in this market? Which regions/countries are expected to offer significant growth opportunities for the manufacturers operating in the global alternative proteins market?
  • Who are the major players in the global alternative proteins market? What are their specific product offerings in this market?
  • What are the recent strategic developments in the global alternative proteins market? What are the impacts of these strategic developments on the market?

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