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Plant-Based Meat Market Segmentation by Source (Wheat, Soy, Pea, and Others); by Type (Chicken, Pork, Fish, Beef, and Others); by Product (Sausages, Strips, Burger Patties, Nuggets, Meatballs, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Plant-Based Meat Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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  • January, 2021: Maple Leaf Foods is aiming to increase its plant protein production in the United States to meet the surging demand for tempeh. The 118,00 square food plant will be set up in the city of Indianapolis manned by a strong workforce of 115 employees.

Plant-Based Meat Market Highlights 2022 – 2030

The plant-based meat market is estimated to garner a large revenue by growing at a CAGR of ~19% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing trend of veganism among consumers, increasing consciousness about animal rights and rising awareness about the health benefits of plant-based meat. It is evaluated that more than 7.5 million human lives can be saved by the end of 2050 if the world went vegan. Furthermore, it can also avoid climate damages worth more than USD 1.3 trillion. High investments by major food industry players for the production of plant-based meat products is another factor projected to boost market growth in the near future. In addition to these, growing emphasis of companies to increase sales by innovative marketing strategies and correct positioning is expected to offer ample growth opportunities to the market in the forthcoming years.


The market is segmented by source into wheat, soy, pea, and others, out of which, the soy segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the plant-based meat market on account of high production of soybean, low formulation costs and low carbon footprint of these products than dairy-based and other animal food products. For instance, the United States alone produces over 105 million tons of soybean every year, followed by Brazil, producing over 95 million tons of the crop. Moreover, the segment for pea-based meat is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period, which can be credited to the rising demand for these products as they are lactose and gluten free. Furthermore, on the basis of type, the chicken segment is assessed to occupy the largest market share. This can be accounted to the fact that chicken is the major ingredient of conventional meat industry in several products such as patties and nuggets.  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Global Plant-Based Meat Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the plant-based meat market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. The market in the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of increasing adoption of healthy lifestyle in the region. Along with this, growing consumption of Tofu and Tempeh as staple foods in countries, namely Japan, China and South Korea is also anticipated to drive market growth in the region in the future. The Tofu industry in China generated a revenue of more than USD 25 billion in 2020. The growth of this market reached up to 6% by the end of the same year. Additionally, North America is projected to acquire the largest market share during the forecast period ascribing to the rising awareness about the risks of consuming contaminated meat products and strong presence of startups in the plant-based market.

The plant-based meat market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the plant-based meat market includes the following segments:

By Source

  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Pea
  • Others

By Type

  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Beef
  • Others

By Product

  • Sausages
  • Strips
  • Burger Patties
  • Nuggets
  • Meatballs
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Trend of Consuming Vegan Food Products
  • Increasing Investments for Producing Plant-Based Meat by Major Market Players


  • Negative Perception About the Taste of Plant-Based Meat

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Impossible Foods Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Beyond Meat, Inc.
  • Conagra, Inc.
  • Unilever UK Ltd
  • Kellogg NA Co.
  • Gold&Green Foods Ltd.
  • Amy's Kitchen, Inc.
  • VBites Food Limited
  • Marlow Foods Ltd.



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