3D Food Printing Market Size & Share, by Ingredient (Dough, Fruits & Vegetables, Proteins, Sauces, Dairy Products, Carbohydrates); Technology (Fused Deposition Modeling, Sintering, Binder Jetting); End-user (Retail Stores, Bakeries, Confectionaries, Restaurants, Residential) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 272
  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

3D Food Printing Market size is estimated to cross USD 979 Million by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 13% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2023, the industry size of 3D food printing was over USD 288 Million. The growth of the market can be attributed primarily to the expansion of the food industry worldwide, rising awareness of preservatives and their health issues, and increasing adoption of food from healthy sources. For instance, global food sector revenue accounted for nearly USD 8 trillion in the year 2022 and is expected to grow by 4% at the end of 2023. 

3D printing is used to manufacture and create food products, utilizing lasers, powdery materials, nozzles and delivering a potent blend of nutrients. Moreover, the increasing innovations in bio printing for meat and seafood printing, rising demand of gourmet food products, growing adoption of product to reduce food wastage and rapidly growing number of restaurants are expected to drive 3D food printing market growth over the forecast period. For instance, a total of USD 650 billion is expected to be generated by the restaurant industry in 2020. 

3D Food Printing Market
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3D Food Printing Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rapid Growth in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry with Rising Living Standards - For instance, during the year 2021, the global hospitality and tourism industry generated USD 3950 billion in sales. An estimated 400 million tourists travelled worldwide in 2021.
  • 3D food printing technology is highly popular in the hospitality industry. It has gained the attention of many famous chefs around the world as 3D food printers are capable of printing complicated designs impossible to print manually. A growing number of tourists are expressing a desire to try traditional dishes from their countries in customized forms. In addition, the rapid expansion of the hospitality industry is anticipated to drive the 3D food printing market growth during the forecast period.
  • Rising Demand for Customized Food Across the World – It was observed that a fast-food restaurant's ability to customize its orders is very important to 60% of consumers, and a fast-casual restaurant's ability to do so is equally important to 63% of consumers.
  • Emergence of Innovative Products by Manufactures of 3D Printing - For instance, FELIXprinters launched a series of food 3D printers. It features one syringe that can be used to print pastes with a height of up to 17 cm accurately. Twin Head Food 3D printers have two fixed print heads. 
  • Rising Disposable Income of People in Developing and Lo-Income Countries - Between July 2022 and July 2023, US personal income increased by USD 47 billion (0.2%) and US disposable personal income (DPI) rose by USD 37.6 billion (0.2%), as per the data by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 
  • Increasing Spending on Food and Snacks with Increasing Preference to Experience New Things - According to Economic Research Service, in 2021, food budgets accounted for 10% of disposable income, up from 9% in 2010. Consumers in the U.S. spent about 10.1 percent of their disposable income on food in 2021.


  • Slow Processing Time Consuming Process Involved In 3D Food Printing- The 3D food printing process is time-consuming compared to the other conventional methods. The reason is the printing time was slow as the printer needs to be highly precise. Also, the printed food has to be cooled to become solid and compatible to eat. It takes time to print or design a bar of chocolate as it takes around 35 minutes on average which consumers cannot wait for and this hinders the market growth.
  • Inconsistency in Flavor and Texture
  • High Manufacturing Cost 

3D Food Printing Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 288 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 979 Million

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)
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3D Food Printing Segmentation

End-user (Retail Stores, Bakeries, Confectionaries, Restaurants, Residential)

The global 3D food printing market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end user into retail stores, bakeries, confectionaries, restaurants, and residential. Among these segments, the bakeries segment is anticipated to capture the largest market size in the global market owing to the rising demand for bakery products coupled with the exponential growth of the bakery sector. For instance, in the United States, bakery products account for 2% of the gross domestic product. There are more than 28 billion dollars in revenue generated by the baking industry every year. Moreover, 3D printing has become an increasingly popular way of adding creativity to cakes. This factor is expected to augment segment growth over the forecast period.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

            By Ingredient

  • Dough
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Proteins
  • Sauces
  • Dairy Products
  • Carbohydrates

           By Technology

  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Sintering
  • Binder Jetting

             By End User

  • Retail Stores
  • Bakeries
  • Confectionaries
  • Restaurants
  • Residential

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3D Food Printing Industry - Regional Synopsis

The North America region 3D food printing market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The rapid expansion of the confectionery industry and rising demand for customized confectionery products is expected to propel the market’s growth in the region. It was observed that confectionery sales in the United States totaled nearly USD 35 billion in 2016 and are predicted to surpass USD 51 billion by the end of 2025. Furthermore, the high personal disposable income, growing demand for premium baked products, high aware ness of a healthy eating lifestyle among people, rapid adoption of technology, and strong tourism infrastructure are factors expected to contribute to the expansion of the market size in the region during the forecast period.

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Companies Dominating the 3D Food Printing Landscape

    • Natural Machines
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • TNO
    • By Flow B.V.
    • Print2taste GmbH
    • CandyFab
    • Beehex
    • 3D Systems, Inc.,
    • Dovetailed
    • Wiiboox
    • The Sugar Lab
    • FELIXprinters


In The News

  • The Sugar Lab introduced chocolate bonbons and truffles with three-dimensional printing. A three-dimensional printing process was used to create these fancy desserts. A variety of candies, cupcake and pastry shells were also included in the product range. 
  • ByFlow B.V. and Verstegen Spices & Sauces B.V. announced that Verstegen would be the first worldwide retailer to offer the Focus 3D Food Printer with ready-to-use fillings, as Flow's new reseller, in order to increase production capacity using 3D printing.

Author Credits:  Anil Kumar, Ipsheeta Dash

  • Report ID: 272
  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rapid expansion of food and restaurant industry, rising demand for customized and gourmet food products along with increasing disposable income are the major factors driving the growth of the 3D food printing market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~13% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

High cost associated with production is expected to hinder market growth.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Natural Machines, TNO, By Flow B.V., Print2taste GmbH, CandyFab, Beehex, 3D Systems, Inc., Dovetailed, Wiiboox, The Sugar Lab, LUMITOS AG, FELIXprinters.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by ingredient, technology, end user, and, by region.

The bakeries segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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