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Flour Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020


Retail market for global flour industry has been covered under the scope of this report. Flour is fine and coarse powder that are being processed by grinding cereals, grains, roots and seeds. Flour can be processed through both dry and wet milling technology. The flour milling companies transform agricultural crops such as wheat, rye, maize and rice among others to flour with the integration of either dry or wet milling technology. During the flour milling process, range of milling processes are involved such as purifying the grains, conditioning the grains and blending the grains among others. In case of wet milling technology, flours are prepared with the integration of series of processing steps such as cleaning the raw agricultural crops, grinding the raw crops, steeping the derivative and drying the end output among others. Flours are used as one of the principal ingredient for bread and bakery products. Moreover, noodles, pasta, biscuits, wafers and animal feed among others are also prepared by using flour as one of the major ingredients.

Global flour market is primarily driven by increase in consumption of bakery and dough products fuelled by conjoint impact of population growth, change in consumer tastes and rise in per capita income of consumers globally. Flours are being used as base ingredients for breads, corn based coating of fried food and bakery products being sold in quick service restaurants (QSRs), fast food chains and cafes among others. With increase in penetration of fast food industry in developing countries such as China, India and Singapore among others, the consumption of flour based food items has increased. Rising health concern for high protein flour has created opportunity for flour millers to experiment with gluten free low protein alternatives of flours. Considering this positive impact, demand for gluten free alternatives of flour, such as maize flour, rice flour, soya flour and corn flour is set to rise during the forecast period to 2014 to 2020. Deregulation of government control in Asia Pacific has fuelled the development of privatized flour mills.

The global flour market has been segmented into four broad regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW. By volume, Asia Pacific contributed largest market share in 2013. By revenue, Europe contributed largest market share in 2013. Rise in per capita consumption of flour based food items are triggered by factors like increase in consumption of fast food and bakery products and rise in per capita income. Largest volume share of Asia Pacific is driven by factors such as comparatively low average selling price (ASP) of flour products and greater population density. Largest revenue share of Europe is driven by factors such as greater average selling price of flour and higher per capita consumption of flour products.


The global flour market, by application, is bifurcated into six application segments such as noodles and pasta, animal feed (including pet food), wafers, crackers and biscuits, non food application (including bioplastics, biomaterials, and glue) bread and bakery products and others (including roux and baby food). Rising consumer awareness towards easy-to-consume bread and bakery products and increasing penetration of fast food industry has positively impacted the global flour market. With modernization of lifestyle and increase in extent of urbanization, demand for convenient staple foods has been increased manifold. The growth of market for flour used in animal feed (including pet food) is driven by factors such as expansion of commercial farmlands and evolution of the aquatic feed industry in Asia Pacific.

Some of the leading players in the market are Ardent Mills Canada (Canada), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Associated British Foods plc (United Kingdom), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (U.S.), General Mills Inc (U.S.), Hindustan Unilever Limited (India), Hodgson Mill., ITC Limited. (U.S.), King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. (U.S.), White Wings (Australia) and Wilmar International Limited (Singapore) among others.

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Research scope
1.3 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market Dynamics
     3.3.1 Market Drivers
             3.3.1.1 Increase in demand for bakery and bread products globally
             3.3.1.2 Increasing awareness about gluten free products
             3.3.1.3 Development of Flour Milling Industry in Asia Pacific
    3.3.2 Market Restraints
            3.3.2.1 Rising concerns over high protein wheat
            3.3.2.2 Price volatility of raw materials
    3.3.3 Market opportunities
           3.3.3.1 Emerging scope of application of wet milling technology
           3.3.3.2 Non food applications of flour
3.4 Flour  Market – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    3.4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
    3.4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
    3.4.3 Threat from substitutes
    3.4.4 Threat of new entrants
    3.4.5 Competitive rivalry
3.5 Flour market: Market attractiveness analysis
3.6 Global Flour market: Company market share analysis

Chapter 4 Global Flour Market, by Application, 2014 – 2020 (Revenue and Volume)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Noodles and Pasta
    4.2.1 Noodles and pasta market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
4.3 Bread and bakery products
    4.3.1 Bread and bakery products market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
4.4 Wafers, crackers, and biscuits
    4.4.1 Wafers, crackers, and biscuits market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
4.5 Animal feed (including pet food)
    4.5.1 Animal feed (including pet food) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
4.6 Non food application (including bioplastics, biomaterials, and glue
    4.6.1 Non food application (including bioplastics, biomaterials, and glue) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD billion and Kilo Ton)
4.7 Others (including roux and baby food)
    4.7.1 Others (including roux and baby food) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)

Chapter 5 Global Flour Market, by Technology, 2014 – 2020 (Revenue and Volume)
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Dry technology
    5.2.1 Dry technology market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
5.3 Wet technology
    5.3.1 Wet technology market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)

Chapter 6 Global Flour Market, by Raw Material 2014–2020 (Revenue and Volume)
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Maize (including corn flour)
    6.2.1 Maize (including corn flour) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
6.3 Rice
    6.3.1 Rice market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
6.4 Wheat (including durum flour)
    6.4.1 Wheat (including durum flour) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
6.5 Others (including oat flour and rye flour)
    6.5.1 Others (including oat flour and rye flour) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)

Chapter 7 Global Flour Market by Geography 2014 – 2020 (Revenue and Volume)
7.1 Introduction
    7.1.1 Global flour market revenue share, by geography, 2013 and 2020 (%)
    7.1.2 Global flour market volume share, by geography, 2013 and 2020 (%)
7.2 North America
    7.2.1 North America flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.2 North America flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.3 North America flour market revenue and volume forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.4 North America flour market revenue and volume forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.5 North America flour market revenue and volume forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.6 U.S. flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.7 U.S. flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.8 Canada flour market revenue, volume and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.9 Canada flour market revenue, volume and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.10 Quebec flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.11 Quebec flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.12 Rest of North and Central America flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.2.13 Rest of North and Central America flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
7.3 Europe
    7.3.1 Europe flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.3.2 Europe flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.3.3 Europe flour market revenue and volume forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.3.4 Europe flour market revenue and volume forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.3.5 Europe flour market revenue and volume forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
7.4 Asia Pacific
    7.4.1 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.4.2 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.4.3 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and volume forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.4.4 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and volume forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.4.5 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and volume forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
7.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
    7.5.1 RoW flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.5.2 RoW flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.5.3 RoW flour market revenue and volume forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.5.4 RoW flour market revenue and volume forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
    7.5.5 RoW flour market revenue and volume forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 Ardent Mills Canada
    8.1.1 Company overview
    8.1.2 Financial overview
    8.1.3 Business strategy
    8.1.4 Recent development
8.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company
    8.2.1 Company overview
    8.2.2 Financial overview
    8.2.3 Business strategy
    8.2.4 Recent developments
8.3 Associated British Foods plc
    8.3.1 Company overview
    8.3.2 Financial overview
    8.3.3 Business strategy
    8.3.4 Recent developments
8.4 ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    8.4.1 Company overview
    8.4.2 Financial overview
    8.4.3 Business strategy
    8.4.4 Recent developments
8.5 General Mills, Inc.
    8.5.1 Company overview
    8.5.2 Financial overview
    8.5.3 Business strategy
    8.5.4 Recent developments
8.6 Hindustan Unilever Limited
    8.6.1 Company overview
    8.6.2 Financial overview
    8.6.3 Business strategy
    8.6.4 Recent developments
8.7 Hodgson Mill
    8.7.1 Company overview
    8.7.2 Financial overview
    8.7.3 Business strategy
    8.7.4 Recent developments
8.8 ITC Limited
    8.8.1 Company overview
    8.8.2 Financial overview
    8.8.3 Business strategy
    8.8.4 Recent developments
8.9 King Arthur Flour Company, Inc.
    8.9.1 Company overview
    8.9.2 Financial overview
    8.9.3 Business strategy
    8.9.4 Recent developments
8.10 White Wings
    8.10.1 Company overview
    8.10.2 Financial overview
    8.10.3 Business strategy
    8.10.4 Recent developments
8.11 Wilmar International Limited
    8.11.1 Company overview
    8.11.2 Financial overview
    8.11.3 Business strategy
    8.11.4 Recent developments


FIG. 1 Market segmentation: Global flour market
FIG. 2 Value chain analysis for flour market
FIG. 3 Porter’s five forces analysis for Flour  market
FIG. 4 Market attractiveness analysis, by application, 2013
FIG. 5 Market share by key Flour vendors, 2013 (Value %)
FIG. 6 Global Flour Market Revenue Share (%), by Application, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 7 Global Flour Market Volume Share (%), By Application, 2013–2020
FIG. 8 Noodles and pasta market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 9 Bread and bakery products market revenue, volume and forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 10 Wafers, crackers, and biscuits market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 11 Animal feed (including pet food) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 12 Non food application (including bioplastics, biomaterials, and glue) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 13 Others (including roux and baby food) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 14 Global Flour Market Revenue Share (%), by Technology, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 15 Global Flour Market Volume Share (%), By Technology, 2013–2020 (%)
FIG. 16 Dry technology market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 17 Wet technology market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 18 Global Flour Market Revenue sShare (%), by Raw Material, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 19 Global Flour Market Volume Share (%), By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (%)
FIG. 20 Maize (including corn flour) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 21 Rice market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 22 Wheat (including durum flour) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 23 Others (including oat flour and rye flour) market revenue and volume forecast, 2013–2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 24 Global flour market revenue share, by geography, 2013 – 2020 (%)
FIG. 25 Global flour market volume share, by geography, 2013 – 2020 (%)
FIG. 26 North America flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 27 U.S. flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 28 Canada flour market revenue, volume and forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 29 Quebec flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 30 Rest of North and Central America flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 31 Europe flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 32 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 33 RoW flour market revenue and volume forecast, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion and Kilo Ton)
FIG. 34 Annual revenue of Archer Daniels Midland Company, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 35 Annual revenue of Associated British Foods plc, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 36 Annual revenue of ConAgra Foods, Inc., 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 37 Annual revenue of General Mills, Inc., 2011 - 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 38 Annual revenue of Hindustan Unilever Limited, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 39 Annual revenue of ITC Limited, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 40 Annual revenue of Goodman Fielder Ltd, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)
FIG. 41 Annual revenue of Wilmar International Limited, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)


TABLE 1 Global flour market snapshot (revenue), 2013 and 2020
TABLE 2 Global flour market snapshot (volume), 2013 and 2020
TABLE 3 Drivers of the Flour Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 4 Restraints of the Flour Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 5 North America flour market revenue and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 6 North America flour market volume and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 7 North America flour market revenue and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 8 North America flour market volume and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 9 North America flour market revenue and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 10 North America flour market volume and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 11 Europe flour market revenue and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 12 Europe flour market volume and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 13 Europe flour market revenue and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 14 Europe flour market volume and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 15 Europe flour market revenue and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 16 Europe flour market volume and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 17 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 18 Asia Pacific flour market volume and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 19 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 20 Asia Pacific flour market volume and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 21 Asia Pacific flour market revenue and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 22 Asia Pacific flour market volume and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 23 RoW flour market revenue and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 24 RoW flour market volume and forecast, by raw materials, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 25 RoW flour market revenue and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 26 RoW flour market volume and forecast, by application, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
TABLE 27 RoW flour market revenue and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)
TABLE 28 RoW flour market volume and forecast, by technology, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)


This report provides strategic analysis of the global flour market. The scope of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on raw material, technology, applications and in-depth cross sectional scrutiny of the flour market across different geographic segments. Retail market for global flour industry has been covered under the scope of this report. Growing demand for bread and bakery products and convenience staple foods across globally has fuelled the growth of flour market. Flours are used as principal ingredients for processing bakery items, corn based coating of fried food, bread, fast food and wafers among others. Increasing penetration of fast food industry in terms of quick service restaurants (QSRs), fast food chains and cafes is driving the consumption of food items such as donuts, burgers, cakes and fried meat items among others. As a result, consumption of flour is estimated to rise during the forecast period. 

Rising health concerns for high protein flour has created opportunity for flour millers to make product innovation by using gluten free flour alternatives such as rice flour, maize flour, corn flour and soya flour. Deregulation of government control on private flour millers in Asia Pacific has created opportunity for private players to increase their production capacity and innovate product offerings. Demand for flour based convenience staple foods has been fuelled by factors such as increase in extent of urbanization and modernization of lifestyle. Expansion of commercial farmlands and growth of aquatic feed industry in Asia Pacific have conjointly impacted the application of flour in the form of animal feed. Growth of global population and rising per capita income are two major drivers driving growth of flour market. On the other hand, increase in average selling price for flour in most of the countries has positively impacted the growth of global flour market.

To aid in strategic decision making, the report also includes competitive profiling of leading players in the industry and their market share in different geographic regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World). Moreover, various business strategies adopted by leading players has also been discussed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics and industry competition.

The report also provides breakdown and review of various factors impacting the market growth, which are appropriately described as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities. These factors determine various existing trends and their impact on market growth. Overall, the report includes a holistic analysis of the global flour market, and provides an estimate of growth for the period 2014 to 2020, keeping in mind the various factors that has an impact on the market. 

Some of the leading players in the market are Ardent Mills Canada (Canada), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Associated British Foods plc (United Kingdom), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (U.S.), General Mills Inc (U.S.), Hindustan Unilever Limited (India), Hodgson Mill., ITC Limited, (U.S.), King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. (U.S.), White Wings (Australia) and Wilmar International Limited (Singapore) among others.

The report segments the global flour market as:
Flour market, by raw material:
  • Maize (Including corn flour)
  • Rice
  • Wheat (Including durum flour)
  • Others (Including oat flour, rye flour, etc.)
Flour market, by Application:
  • Noodles and pasta
  • Bread and bakery products 
  • Wafers, crackers and biscuits
  • Animal feed (Including pet food)
  • Non food application (Including bioplastics, biomaterials, glue, etc.)
  • Others (Including roux, baby food, etc.)
Flour market, by Technology:
  • Dry technology
  • Wet technology
Flour market, by geography: The market is segmented on the basis of geography into:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (Latin America, Middle East and Africa)