Animal Protein Market

Analysis by Form (Liquid, and Solid); by Product (Egg Protein, Dairy Protein, Fish Protein, and Gelatin); and by Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics & Personal Care, and Feed)– Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023-2035

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Global Animal Protein Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

The global animal protein market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 75 Billion by the end of 2035 by growing at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. Further, the market generated a revenue of USD 45 Billion in the year 2022. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising consumption and production of meat which is one of the primary sources of animal protein. The world's largest producer of beef and veal is the United States. The production in US reached around 13 million metric tons in 2022. Additionally, more than three times as many beef cows as dairy cows were living in the United States in 2022 to meet the country's output demand.


 In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth of animal protein include the wide usage of animal protein in various industries, including pharmaceutical, food & beverage, cosmetic, and others. Animal proteins are used to make both the active and inactive components, such as binders, fillers, stabilizers, transporters, and others, that are used in the production of pharmaceutical products. Moreover, products such as, animal fats, fish oil, and dairy proteins are extensively used in the food industry. Furthermore, the growing awareness for healthy lifestyle has given major push to the protein supplements, which is likely to augment the market growth.

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Global Animal Protein Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 45 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 75 Billion

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 the Middle East and Africa)

Global Animal Protein Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Protein Supplements – Protein supplements have become the prime ingredient in the diets of muscle-builders and gym freaks. Every 2 in five Americans often eat protein beverages and smoothies, that account for 46% of the population. Moreover, most Americans consume twice as much protein as they need.

  • Rising use of Collagen-based Products – Collagen is frequently used in cosmetics with the goal of minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, cellulite and enhancing the flexibility of the skin. Most of the collagen is extracted from beef and fish. Cellulite is likely to affect 80 to 90 percent of females, and it usually affects the thighs and glutes.

  • Rising Production of Meat – Growing production of meat is expected to create lucrative opportunities for animal proteins. According to the reported data, in comparison to fifty years ago, the world currently produces more than three times as much beef. About 340 million tons were produced in 2018.

  • Rise in the Number of Cattle – Higher population of livestock and aquaculture is likely to give a major boost to the production of animal-based products. In 2021, there were around 996 million cattle in the world, which further increased to nearly 1 billion in the year 2022.

  • Higher Consumption of Baby FormulaInfant formula milk are very important for the healthy growth of the baby, it provides essential nutrients and vitamins. Baby formula contains different types of animal proteins, such as whey protein, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, milk protein isolate, and others.  Over the course of the first month, newborns steadily eat more baby formula and eventually reach a feeding size of 3 to 4 ounces (90 to 120 ml) per feeding, or 32 ounces per day.


  • Rising population of vegans and vegetarians
  • Adverse effects of animal protein- Animal protein stimulates the secretion of IGF-1 hormone which in turn increases the division of cells and increases the risk of developing cancer. Moreover, high protein, heavy meat diets may cause problems with the liver, and worsen coronary artery disease. It also causes problems with bones and the calcium levels in the body. Therefore, the negative impact of animal protein is expected to hamper the market’s growth
  • Strict regulation for ensuring the superior quality of animal protein

Global Animal Protein Market Segmentation

The global animal protein market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals, cosmetics & personal care, and feed. Out of the four application of animal protein, the food & beverages segment is estimated to gain the largest market share in the year 2035. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the rising use of animal proteins, such as dairy, egg protein, and gelatin in the food and beverage industry owing to their high nutritional value.  Moreover, higher consumption of ice cream is also expected to boost the segment growth. Ice creams are made with gelatin, which serves as an emulsifier. Moreover, it maintains the freshness of the ice cream and provides it texture. With a yearly intake of around 28 liters per person, New Zealand is the country with the highest ice cream consumption in the world. Moreover, during the Australian summer, ice cream consumption surges, around 3% of grocery customers buy ice cream cartons weekly while nearly 19% consume them monthly. In addition to this, every two to three months, about 21% of consumers buy ice cream tubs.

The global animal protein market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by product into egg protein, dairy protein, fish protein, and gelatin. Amongst these four segments, the dairy protein segment is expected to garner a significant share in the year 2035. The growth of the segment is primarily ascribed to the rising production of milk. The amount of milk produced globally in 2019 increased by around 1% to 852 million tons, out of which around 81% consisted primarily of cow milk, nearly 15% buffalo milk, and goat, sheep, and camel milk had a share of approximately 4%.

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

        By Form

  • Liquid
  • Solid

      By Product

  • Egg Protein
  • Dairy Protein
  • Fish Protein
  • Gelatin

       By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Feed

Global Animal Protein Market Regional Synopsis

The Asia Pacific animal protein market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the increasing production of milk in the region. In the last eight years, between the years 2014–15 and 2021–22, India's milk output has climbed by around 51 percent, reaching a total of around 2 million tons owing to the government’s adoption of several programs. Furthermore, the rising consumption of dietary supplements that is consist of protein in the region is expected to boost market growth. Protein bars make up the majority of the remaining part of the sports nutrition market in China, which is dominated by protein powder with a 91% market share.

The North American animal protein market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the second largest share during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising intake of whey protein. Fitness facilities frequently offer protein supplements, which is drawing customers' attention to whey protein. Demand for whey protein is further rising as consciousness of healthy lives and the prevalence of diseases linked to lifestyles are advancing. The United Nations has the highest number of gym members in all the world. The total count is amounting to around 64 million.

Further, the market in the Middle East and African, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold a significant share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the increasing consumption of meat in various parts of the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council nations ate over 3.9 million metric tons of meat in 2019. Over 1.6 million metric tons of meat were produced in the area that year. Moreover, the increased likeability for cakes and other bakery products is also expected to boost the market growth. South Africa consumed around 2 million metric tons of meals and desserts in 2020–2021.


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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Animal Protein Market

    • Trobas Gelatine B.V.
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Archer Daneils Midland Company
    • Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S
    • Cargill, Incorporated
    • Darling Ingredients Inc.
    • Kerry Group Plc
    • Kewpie Corporation
    • Nitta Gelatin India Limited
    • Peterlabs Holdings Berhad
    • Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited

In The News

  • April 2022: IBSRELA the first and only NHE3 inhibitor for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults, has been made available by the biopharmaceutical company Ardelyx. The first Ardelyx product to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration is IBSRELA.
  • March 2022: Indegene a provider of technology-driven healthcare solutions, & meta Me Health, a maker of Regulora and a Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDT) business, teamed up to offer Regulora as a remedy for irritable bowel syndrome-related stomach pain (IBS).

Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the global animal protein market?

Ans: Increasing consumption of protein-based supplements, growing cattle farming, and the growing production of animal-based products s are the major factors driving the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of global animal protein market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

3) What are the challenges affecting the global animal protein market growth?

Ans: Growing conversion to vegan lives, the negative impact of excessive animal protein, and strict monitoring of the quality of protein are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of global animal protein market in future?

Ans: The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the global animal protein market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S, Cargill, Incorporated, Darling Ingredients Inc., Kerry Group Plc, Kewpie Corporation, Nitta Gelatin India Limited, Peterlabs Holdings Berhad, Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited, and Trobas Gelatine B.V.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

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

7) What are the segments in the animal protein market?

Ans: The market is segmented by form, product, application, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in the application segment in the animal protein market?

Ans: The food & beverages segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

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