Global Plant-based Protein Market Report 2021: Market is Estimated to be Valued at $10.3 Billion in 2020 and is Projected to Reach $15.6 Billion by 2026

Dublin, Feb. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Plant-based Protein Market by Source (Soy, Wheat, and Pea), Type (Isolates, Concentrates, and Textured), Form, Application (Food(Dairy Alternatives, Meat Alternatives, and Performance Nutrition) and Feed), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The Plant-Based Protein Market is Estimated to be Valued at USD 10.3 Billion in 2020 and is Projected to Reach USD 15.6 Billion by 2026, Recording a CAGR of 7.2%, in Terms of Value.

Some of the major factors driving the growth of the plant-based protein market include growing demand in the food industry, increasing demand for pea-based protein, and the opportunity to expand in the high growth potential markets.

By application, the food segment is projected to dominate the plant-based protein market throughout the forecast period.

The food segment is projected to dominate the plant-based protein market, by application, in terms of value, due to their extensive use in human nutrition. Plant-based protein is incorporated in food to add nutritional value to various food products. Different product sources are developed into types such as isolates, concentrates, and even textured proteins, which can be utilized in different types of plant-based foods, including dairy and meat alternatives, ready meals, confectionery, and other food types.

By from, the liquid segment is projected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period.

The liquid segment is projected to grow at the highest growth rate due to its major use in plant-based dairy, food & beverages, and nutritional supplements such as shakes and other healthy beverages. Wet/liquid form of processing is a mainstream technology used for producing plant-derived protein isolates.

This form of processing involves the consumption of copious amounts of water and energy. During the extraction of the protein, the source crop is dispersed in water so that other components, such as carbohydrates, are also extracted through ultrafiltration or iso-electric precipitation. With the growing demand for plant-based protein in the food and feed segments, the demand for plant-based protein that is obtained through wet processing is projected to remain high during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is projected to record the highest growth during the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to record the highest growth during the forecast period. The rising vegan food consumption has led to an increased demand for plant-based food. The feed sector is also growing in countries such as China, India, and Japan, which aids the growth of the plant-based market in the region. Some of the leading players operating in the region include Herblink Biotech Corporation (China) and ET Chem (China).

Apart from regional manufacturers, major foreign players such as Cargill (US), DSM (The Netherlands), and ADM (US) have established their production and research & development facilities in countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Market Dynamics


  • Rise in Demand for Health-Enriching Organic Food & Beverages
  • Innovations and Developments Related to Plant-Based Protein to Encourage the Vegan Trend
  • Rise in Population with Lactose Intolerance
  • Increase in Investments & Collaborations in the Plant-Based Food Business


  • Allergies Associated with Plant-Based Protein Sources Such as Soy & Wheat
  • Possibilities of Nutritional & Vitamin Deficiencies Among Vegans


  • Rise in Demand for Food & Beverages with Organic Ingredients
  • Increase in Preference of Consumers for Meat Alternatives
  • Focus on Aquatic Plants as New and Emerging Sources of Protein


  • Concerns Over the Quality of Food & Beverages due to Gm Ingredient Adulteration
  • Economic Constraints Related to the Processing Capacity of Pea Protein

Company Profiles

Key Companies

  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Cargill
  • Dupont
  • Wilmar International
  • Roquette Freres
  • Glanbia
  • Kerry Group
  • DSM
  • Ingredion
  • Emsland Group
  • Puris
  • Cosucra Groupe
  • Batory Foods
  • Burcon Nutrascience
  • Sotexpro

Other Players

  • AGT Food & Ingredients
  • Axiom Foods
  • Prolupin GmbH
  • Aminola
  • Herblink Biotech Corporation
  • Beneo
  • ET Chem
  • Shandong Jianyuan Group
  • The Green Labs LLC
  • Parabel

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