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Animal Protein Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Dairy Proteins, Meat, Poultry & Beef Proteins, Fish Proteins), By Form (Powder, Liquid), By Application (Dietary Supplements, Infant Formula, Functional Food & Beverages, Bakery Products, Dairy Products, Other Processed Foods (Soups, Sauces, Meat-based products), Animal Nutrition) And Regional Forecast 2023-2030

Last Updated: June 24, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI104321



The global animal protein market size was USD 20.11 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow from USD 21.09 billion in 2023 to USD 28.67 billion in 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.49% during the forecast period. Asia Pacific dominated the animal protein market with a market share of 43.96% in 2022.

Proteins are large biomolecules and macromolecules that are made up of long chains of amino acids residues and are vital in building muscles. Animal protein is used in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, cosmetics, and animal feed.

The global market is segmented by type, including whey, egg protein, gelatin, and caseinate. Whey is likely to experience a higher growth rate in the forecast period owing to the rising demand for these products in emerging markets such as India and China. The food & beverage industry has the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to the rising global population and demand for protein-centric diets among individuals.

The Asia Pacific and Europe regions hold a significant market share due to high demand in countries such as Germany, India, China, and others. The leading two regions are followed by North America owing to the rising demand for nutraceutical products in the U.S. Furthermore, animal protein products have shown rapid growth in the forecast period, driven by the urbanization trend in countries across the Asia Pacific region.


Supply Chain Constraints caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic had a Significant Impact on The Global Market

The global pandemic caused governments to implement several restrictions, regulations, and lockdowns to control the rapid spread of the virus. The measures significantly restrained the global supply chain of animal protein products due to labor shortages. In addition, border closures had a detrimental impact on global trade, leading to increased global prices and a negative effect on profitability. For instance, as per Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator, Iowa, the pandemic disrupted the supply chains for egg, resulting in a decline in the prices of liquid eggs and an increase in retail and farm gate prices.

The pandemic severely impacted the sales of cosmetic products. Although the food and beverages sales saw a sudden spike owing to consumers stockpiling amid the rising fear of lockdown, the focus of stockpiling inclined more toward necessary food products. Thus, there was a notable decline in demand for protein products such as whey.

However, post-pandemic, owing to the rising awareness of protein consumption and a healthy diet, the demand for nutraceutical and protein-based products saw significant growth, resulting in an increase in the global market value. For instance, as per the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there has been a significant shift in consumption trend among individuals toward healthy food post-pandemic.


Rapid Growth in the Nutraceutical Industry to Fuel the Growth in the Animal Protein Market

The nutraceutical industry has shown significant growth in recent years owing to the rising awareness of the potential benefits of dietary supplements among individuals. Nutraceutical products are known for assisting in managing health issues such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol, authorities, and others.

For instance, in 2021, as per the International Trade Administration, dietary supplements hold around 65% of the nutraceutical industry, which has grown more than 15% and is expected to grow at 22% Y-o-Y in India.

In addition, the increasing participation in sports, athletics, and recreational activities among millennial and geriatric populations is one of the prominent factors fueling the growth in the consumption of nutraceutical products. Furthermore, the rapid growth in urban population and increasing spending capacity among individuals contribute to the rising demand for protein supplements.

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Rising Prevalence of Protein-Rich Diet among Individuals to Drive Market Growth

Animal proteins such as whey, egg white powder, and others have significantly gained traction among food beverage manufacturers owing to the increasing consumption of protein-rich diets among individuals. The global demand for a protein-rich diet has been rising over the years owing to the increase in awareness of the benefits associated with protein consumption.

In addition, the rising prevalence of protein among the geriatric population and the increasing geriatric population fuels the demand for animal protein in the food and beverage industry.

For instance, as per the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2023, around 10.1% of the total population globally is aged 65 and above, expected to grow to 20% by 2050. Furthermore, increasing awareness of the benefits offered by protein supplements and food products among the geriatric population contributes to increasing demand in the global market.


Rapid growth in Plant-based Protein Market to Restraint Animal Protein Market Growth

The demand for plant-based protein has grown significantly due to changing consumer preferences toward plant-based foods. The negative impact of red meat consumption is one of the prevalent factors causing the rapid change in consumer behavior. For instance, in 2022, as per the Plant-Based Food Association, around 6 in 10 households in the U.S.  are now purchasing plant-based food products.  

In addition, rising awareness of the negative impact of the poultry and animal husbandry industry on the environment has restrained the consumption of animal protein among individuals who are more inclined toward sustainable products. Furthermore, there has been a rising awareness about the harmful practices carried out by the poultry and animal husbandry industry on animals, leading to significant decline in the demand for animal products in the market. Thus, the increase in the prevalence of plant-based food products is restraining the growth of this market.


By Type Analysis

Whey Segment To Have Fastest CAGR Due to Increasing Demand Amongst Individuals

 Based on type, the market is segmented into whey, egg protein, gelatin, and caseinate.

Whey exhibits the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to the increasing participation in sports, athletics, and fitness regimes among individuals which is fueling the demand for whey protein.

Furthermore, the increasing adoption of gelatin in the food and beverage industry is one of the significant factors driving the growth of global market in the forecast period. The rising awareness of protein consumption in animals and its benefits has also fueled the demand for such products among animal feed producers.

The egg protein segment holds the significant share in the global market owing to its higher consumption rate in dietary supplements, sports drinks, and baked goods owing to its ability to enhance bone strength and high digestibility. The increasing consumption of food products such as bakery, snacks, confectionaries, and others further contributes to its prominence.

Thus, the rapid advancement in technology, new product launches, and increasing awareness regarding the benefits of whey, egg protein, caseinate (Type of Milk Protein), and gelatin consumption, is driving growth in the global market.

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By End-Use Analysis

Rising Advancement in the Food & Beverages Industry to Fuel the Growth in the Animal Proteins Industry

By end-use, the market is segregated into pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, cosmetics, and animal feed.

Food & beverages segment holds the highest share in the market owing to the higher demand for egg and whey among food and beverage manufacturers. Furthermore, food & beverages is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rapid growth in the consumption of sports bars and drinks owing to the increase in adoption of sports and recreational activities among individuals. For instance, in 2019, as per the European Commission, participation in sports and physical activities has shown significant growth in Europe and around 44% of the EU population practices at least one physical activity weekly.

Furthermore, the increasing inclination toward a healthy lifestyle, the preference for a protein-rich diet, and the demand for infant formula fuels the growth in the global market. Thus, pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturers are launching new products such as protein bars, drinks, supplements, and others to cater to the growing demand.  


Based on geography, the market is studied across Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Asia Pacific Animal Protein Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific Dominates The Market Due To Higher Coffee Consumption

The Asia Pacific region holds a dominant animal protein market share due to its higher population and major dairy and poultry markets. In addition, the rapid growth in the urban population and increase in the spending capacity of individuals in countries such as India and China further contribute to market growth. For instance, as per the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), India alone has around 22% share in global milk production.

The Asia Pacific region is followed by Europe and North America owing to the higher protein consumption in countries such as Germany, France, the U.S., Italy, and others.

The countries in North America and Europe have a higher consumption rate for food products such as bakery. In addition, the countries in this region, specifically the U.S., are one of the prominent nutraceutical markets with significant demand for sports nutrition products.

The South America and Middle East & Africa regions have shown significant growth over the years and is expected to witness rapid growth in the forecast period, driven by rising food and beverage consumption. In addition, the increasing inclination toward a healthy diet among consumers in the region is a key factor fueling the growth of the market.

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Market Players are Focusing on New Product Launches to Meet the Rising Demand for Protein Products

Arla Foods, Cargill, Kerry Group, and others are the key players in the global market. These leading market players are inclined toward new product launches, regional expansion, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and technological advancements to meet the growing demand for these products in the global market. For instance, in October 2023, Cargill announced the launch of its all-new facility in France called the Protein Innovation Hub. The new facility would develop protein products to cater to the growing global demand.


  • Arla Foods Inc. (Denmark)

  • Nitta Gelatin Inc. (Japan)

  • Shenzhen Taier Biotechnology Co. Ltd. (China)

  • Kerry Group Plc. (Ireland)

  • Peterlabs Holdings (Malaysia)

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.)

  • Trobas Gelatine B.V. (Netherlands)

  • Cargill Incorporated (U.S.)

  • Kewpie Corporation (Japan)

  • Darling Ingredients Inc. (U.S.)


  • October 2023 – FrieslandCampina Ingredients, one of the global leaders in protein and probiotics, announced that the company is doubling its whey production owing to the rising demand for such products globally.

  • April 2023 – Arla Foods Ingredients announced the launch of its new line of whey protein products. These new products were based on the company’s patented microparticulation technology. The new launch would cater to the global market's rapidly growing demand for whey protein.

  • November 2022 – Arla Foods, one of the significant ingredients companies, announced its partnership with First Milk, a British dairy co-operative. Together, they aimed to produce a specialty whey protein powder, targeting the enhancement of protein level in food and beverage products owing to the rise in demand for whey protein in the global market.

  • October 2022 – Arla Foods Ingredients announced the launch of its all-new product, which combined whey protein and electrolytes to target two significant sports nutrition goals: rehydration and restoration. As per the company, customers participating in physical activities heavily focused on rehydration and restoration.

  • September 2020 –  DV Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, announced the launch of 8 new nutraceutical products under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Priyojana (PMBJP). These products were made available in the market through Janaushadhi Kendras across India.


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Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.49% from 2023-2030


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By Type

  • Whey

  • Egg Protein

  • Gelatin

  • Caseinate

By End-Use

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Food & Beverages

  • Cosmetics

  • Animal Feed

By Geography

  • North America (By Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • U.S. (By Type)

    • Canada (By Type)

    • Mexico (By Type)

  • Europe (By Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • Germany (By Type)

    • France (By Type)

    • Spain (By Type)

    • U.K. (By Type)

    • Italy (By Type)

    • Rest of Europe (By Type)

  • Asia Pacific (By Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • China (By Type)

    • India (By Type)

    • Japan (By Type)

    • Australia (By Type)

    • South Korea (By Type)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Type)

  • South America (By Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • Brazil (By Type)

    • Argentina (By Type)

    • Rest of South America (By Type)

  • Middle East & Africa (By Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • Saudi Arabia (By Type)

    • Saudi Arabia (By Type)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By Type)

Frequently Asked Questions

According to Fortune Business Insights, the global market size was USD 20.11 billion in 2022.

The market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 4.49% over the forecast period (2023-2030)

During the forecast period, the whey segment is set to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period.

Increasing awareness of the benefits of protein consumption is a key factor driving the growth in the global market.

Arla Foods, Cargill Incorporated, Kerry Group, Nitta Gelatin Incorporation, and others are some major players in the market.

Asia Pacific dominated the market share in 2022.

Rising urbanization is expected to drive the adoption of animal protein globally.

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