Insect Protein Market Growth Prospects, Industry Research & Geographical Outlook 2029

High nutritional value and production efficiency poise the global insect protein market to show astounding growth at 28% CAGR between 2019 and 2029. The market is primarily driven by factors such as cost-efficiency, eco-friendly manufacturing processes, and innovation in food and beverages made from insect protein extracts. The report offers a comprehensive overview of the market, covering key growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, and prevailing trends.

It includes in-depth insights into the insect protein market:

  • Estimated value of the market is pegged at US$ 322 Mn by 2029. Through the course of the report’s forecast period, the market exhibits a dexterous pace of growth.
  • Regionally, Europe emerged as a key market for Insect Proteins. This is attributed to increasing environmental awareness among nutrition-savvy consumers.
  • Along with North America, Europe continues to lead demand generation as key markets for Insect Protein.  Middle East & Africa (MEA) registers double digit growth that offers lucrative opportunities for future revenues.
  • Beetles exhibit promising growth at the highest rate of more than 20% over the forecast period. Beetles contain high amounts of protein, mineral, low fat, and chitin which are driving the growth of this segment.
  • Key players are likely to focus on research and development of new products and strategic supply chain partnerships to stay relevant in developed markets.

“Versatile nature of insect proteins play an important role in generating demand from animal nutrition segment. The mass-adoption is driven by surge in demand for eco-friendly alternatives for animal feed in aquatic and poultry farms. Pets play an important part as owners prefer nutritional food for their beloved pets,” said a lead analyst at FMI.

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Who is Winning?

Some of the leading players operating in the insect protein market are EntomoFarms, Aspire Food Group, Chapul Cricket Protein, Swarm Nutrition, GmbH, AgriProtien Holdings Ltd., InnovaFeed SAS, Protix, SAS Ynsect, EnviroFlight LLC, and Hexafly.

As a result of increasing competition, insect protein manufacturers are focusing on expanding their product portfolio and improving production process. Their expansion strategies are further aided by agreements between them and local players across emerging market. These companies are particularly focusing on catering to changing consumer preference across various applications.

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In addition to this, strategic partnerships remain popular among market players. Companies intend to expand their regional footprint through strategic collaborations.

  • UK based insect protein product manufacturers, Eat Grub partnered with SOK- Finland’s largest supermarket group. SOK will distribute insect protein based Eat Grub product across 400 of its stores globally.
  • Insect-based French snack start-up, Jimini’s forged a strategic partnership with Carrefour to sell its products across 300 Carrefour stores worldwide.

Get Valuable Insights into Insect Protein Market

Future Market Insights, in its new report, presents an unbiased analysis of the global insect protein market, covering historical demand data and forecast figures for the period between 2019 and 2029. The study divulges compelling insights into growth witnessed in the market. In terms of insect type ((Bees, Wasps, and Ants), (Grasshoppers, Locusts, and Crickets), (beetles), (caterpillars), and others), by form factor (whole insect and powder), by region (North America, Latin America, Europe, APEJ, Japan, and Middle East & Africa).

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Table of Content

  1. Global Insect Protein Market – Executive Summary

    1.1. Global Insect Protein Market Country Analysis

    1.2. Application – Product Mapping

    1.3. Competition Blueprint

    1.4. Technology Time Line Mapping

    1.5. Analysis and Recommendations

  1. Market Overview

    2.1. Market Introduction

    2.2. Market Definition

    2.3. Market Taxonomy

  1. Market Dynamics

    3.1. Macro-economic Factors

        3.1.1. Rise in Consumption of Food Items across Globe

        3.1.2. Global and Regional Per Capita Food Consumption (kcal per capita per day)

        3.1.3. Change in Consumer Price Indexes (Percentage Change) 2018 (Forecast)

        3.1.4. Population of Key Countries

        3.1.5. Food and Beverage Industry Overview

        3.1.6. Global Retail Dynamics

        3.1.7. Per Capita Disposable Income 

        3.1.8. Organized Retail Penetration

        3.1.9. Middle Income Population Group 

        3.1.10. Global GDP Growth Outlook

    3.2. Future Protein Demand and Supply 

    3.3. Overview on Alternative Protein Market

        3.3.1. Plant Based Protein

        3.3.2. Animal Based Protein

        3.3.3. Insect Based Protein

    3.4. Insects as Food: Entomophagy Market Potential

    3.5. Edible Insects Farming

    3.6. Packaging Insects For a New Generation of Protein Snacks

    3.7. Drivers 

        3.7.1. Economic Drivers

   Rapid Population Growth

   Growing Protein Needs of Consumers

        3.7.2. Supply Side Drivers

   Low Capital Investment

   Ease of Harvesting and Processing

   Less Water Intensive

        3.7.3. Demand Side Drivers

   The Craving for Healthy Foods has Fronted the Idea of High Protein Diets

   The Idea of Sustainable Sources of Protein is Driving the Growth for Insect Protein 

   Increasing Demand for Nutritional Bars and Supplements

   Online Penetration Fueling the Sales for Insect Protein 

   Alternative for Egg and Dairy Protein


    3.8. Market Restraints

   Consumer Acceptance: Psychological Aversion in Combination with cultural and Religious Believes 

   Regulatory environment

   Lack of Consumer Awareness


    3.9. Market Opportunities

   Niche within the existing product line

   Opportunities in new product categories

   Latent opportunities in established market

   White Spaces in Newer Markets


    3.10. Forecast Factors – Relevance and Impact

    3.11. Top exporters/Importers for Insect Protein 

    3.12. Key Regulations and Claims

        3.12.1. Food Packaging Claims

        3.12.2. Labeling and Claims

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