The global Insect Protein market size is expected to be worth around US$ 1 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.
The global Insect Protein market size was valued at US$ 210.6 million in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 25.0% during forecast period 2020 to 2027.
The growth is majorly driven by the willingness of the wealth investors to capitalize with developing insect protein manufacturers.
As per the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), minimum two billion people around the world consume insect protein in various forms. Shift in the consumer preference for alternative sources of protein, rising trend of consuming insect-based food, and easy availability of edible insects are some of the key factors driving the growth of the market. The low environmental stress and nutritious benefits of insects are the factors further projected to boost the demand. Flexitarians eat lesser meat and are usually more aware of food sustainability and sourcing, as is the case with those purchasing organic products or following a paleo diet. This alteration in attitudes around food, is expected to create novel opportunities for the insect protein market in near future.
On the basis of product, the market is segmented into Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Diptera, and others. Orthoptera refers to the order of insects that includes grasshoppers, crickets, and locusts. It is expected to hold a considerable market share over the forecast period. Crickets in particular have a superior nutrient profile and can contain about 65% protein, offering a complete portion of protein and essential amino acids. Protein ingredients sourced from crickets are being increasingly marketed as alternatives to animal-based protein. Furthermore, production of these protein ingredients requires relatively less water and it also emits less greenhouse gases in comparison with animal-based protein ingredients.
Based on the application, the insect protein market can be segmented into food and beverages, personal care and cosmetics, and animal nutrition. Owing to the increasing need for protein alternatives by the food and beverage producers to cater to the growing consumer demand, the adoption of insect-based protein has been rising in many foods and beverages applications, such as bakery, dietary supplements, and snacks.
Rising demand for insect-based ingredients in the animal nutrition segment is anticipated to create growth avenues for the market over the forecast period. Insect-based ingredients are being extensively used in cat and dog food around the world owing to rising awareness regarding various studies suggesting the benefits of these ingredients for maintaining overall pet health.
Based on the product, the insect protein market is segmented into Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, and Diptera, among others. Coleoptera refers to the insect order consisting of beetles and weevils. It is the largest order of insects representing about 40% of the species. Edible beetles have been traditionally consumed in various countries owing to their high protein content. For instance, in China, Holotrichia parallela Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), an edible beetle species, has been traditionally consumed for its high nutrition. While the consumption of live insects of such species has been prevalent, the extraction of proteins from them is relatively a new concept.
Europe accounted for the largest market share in 2018 and is expected to witness leading over the forecast period. The region is considered to be an eminent market for insect protein as is among the key ingredients consumed in food applications across the middle-age and old-age consumers in Europe. Insect protein is principally used for dietary and nutritional supplements in the region. However, the European market is yet to realize its full potential in the beverages space. Increasing demand for insect protein in major markets including Germany and the U.K. on account of the rising importance of fiber-fortified products is anticipated to impact market growth positively, though at a slower rate owing to the maturity of industries.
Major players are concentrating on expanding their total market and productivity through technological innovation. Key market players include Aspire Food Group Protifarm, EntomoFarms, Chapul Cricket Protein, Jimini’s, and Swarm Nutrition GmbH, EnviroFlight LLC, AgriProtein Holdings Ltd. Ÿnsect, Hexafly, Innovafeed, and Protix.
Food & Beverages
Personal Care & Cosmetics
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
The Insect Protein market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Insect Protein market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
This report focuses on the global Insect Protein market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Insect Protein market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Insect Protein market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.
In terms of production side, this report researches the Insect Protein capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Insect Protein by regions (countries) and application.
Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Insect Protein market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.
With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Insect Protein market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Insect Protein market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.
The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.
Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Insect Protein industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.
The Insect Protein market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Insect Protein market.
Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Insect Protein market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Insect Protein market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Insect Protein. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Insect Protein. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Insect Protein are as follows:
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Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
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