Global Dairy Alternatives Market: Snapshot

The global dairy alternatives market consists of a large number of players, a lot of whom are finding excellent scope of growth through the growing number of people diagnosed as lactose intolerant or allergic to milk. With advancements in medical technology and a growing rate of awareness about lactose and the human body among consumers of milk, the market for dairy alternatives is finding a much greater scope of sales than before. The global dairy alternatives market is also being augmented by other factors such as the growing variety of dairy alternatives across the world, and the overall healthier nature of several types of dairy alternatives. However, the global dairy alternatives market is currently being stifled by factors such as the higher price of dairy alternatives as compared to dairy products, and the confusion and lack of clarity surrounding a lot of the currently available dairy alternative products.

Overall, the global dairy alternatives market had reached US$8.22 bn in 2015, and is expected to reach US$26.31 bn by the end of 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 13.8% within a CAGR from 2016 to 2024.

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Asia Pacific Continues High Consumption Rate of Dairy Alternatives

A geographical segmentation of the global dairy alternatives market reveals Asia Pacific as the leader, above other the key regions of North America, Europe, The Middle East and Africa, and Latin America, for 2015. At the time, Asia Pacific had held a share of close to 53% of the global market’s value, and is highly likely to continue leading the regional demand for dairy alternatives over the coming years. Players are finding Asia Pacific to be highly attractive, primarily due to the extensively established nature of the dairy industry coupled with the surging numbers of people who are either lactose intolerant or who want to switch to a completely plant-based diet.

At the same time, Latin America is emerging as a highly promising region for players from the global dairy alternatives market for nearly similar reasons. While all regions are experiencing a spike in demand for dairy alternatives in beverages, North America and Europe especially are experiencing a very high rate of increase in demand for almond milk.

Dairy Alternative Beverages Enter Core Demand Segments in Multiple Regions

The global dairy alternatives market is segmented on the basis of applications, into food and beverages. Beverages held the leading share in the global dairy alternatives market for 2015 in terms of both value as well as volume. Dairy alternative foods are expected to witness a significant growth in demand over the coming years, due to heavy rate of application of dairy alternatives in different high-demand food products, such as spreads, cheeses, and desserts.

By distribution, the global dairy alternatives market is divided into large retail, small retail, specialty stores, and online or ecommerce. Large retail chains accounted the leading share in the global dairy alternatives market for 2015. Meanwhile, online sales are expected to surge over the forecast period. The online sale of dairy alternatives is expected to be the exceptionally fast, owing to the ease with which manufacturers or distributors can provide a wider variety of products in different flavors, tastes and formulations as well as the consumer loyalty schemes and discounts.

For 2015, the leaders in the global dairy alternatives market included Archer Daniels Midland Company, Blue Diamond Growers, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Freedom Foods Group Limited, The Whitewave Foods Company, SunOpta, Inc., Daiya Foods Inc., Earth’s Own Food Company, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Sanitarium Health, Eden Foods, Inc., and Wellbeing Company.

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: Overview

The report covers the analysis and forecast of the diary alternatives market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with the forecast for the period between 2016 and 2024 based on revenue (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons).

The study provides a detailed view of the diary alternatives market by segmenting it based on product type, formulation, application and distribution. On the basis of product type, the diary alternatives market has been further segmented into soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk and other type of products. The diary alternatives market has been segregated on the basis of formulation into plain formulation and flavored formulation. Plain formulation is sub segmented into plain sweetened formulation and plain unsweetened formulation. Flavored formulation is sub-segmented into flavored sweetened formulation and flavored unsweetened formulation. On the basis of application, the diary alternatives market is segregated into food and beverages. On the basis of distribution, the diary alternatives market is segmented into large retail, small retail, specialty stores and online distribution channel.

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: Scope of the Study

A comprehensive analysis of the market dynamics that is inclusive of market drivers, restraints and opportunities is included in the purview of the report. Additionally, the report includes potential opportunities in the diary alternatives market on the global and regional level. Market dynamics are the factors which impactthe market growth, thereby helping to understand the ongoing trends of the global market. Therefore, the report provides the forecast of the global market for the period from 2016 to 2024, along with offering an inclusive study of the diary alternatives market.

The report provides the size of the diary alternatives market in 2015 and the forecast for the next nine years up to 2024. The size of the global diary alternatives market is provided in terms of both volume and revenue. Market revenue and volume is defined in US$ Mn and Kilo Tons respectively. The market size and forecast for each product and application segment are provided in the context of global and regional markets. Numbers provided in this report are derived based on demand generated from different applications and types products. Market dynamics prevalent in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific have been taken into account for estimating the growth of the global market.

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: Research Methodologies

Market estimates for this study have been based revenue being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for commonly utilized quality of diary alternatives in each application and function has been considered. Demand for diary alternatives has been derived by analyzing the global and regional demand for diary alternatives in each application for its respective functions. The global diary alternatives market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Average selling price of diary alternatives products in the major countries has been taken into consideration to estimate regional and global revenue. Forecasts have been based on the expected demand from diary alternatives applications. We have used the bottom-up approach to estimate the global revenue of diary alternatives market, split into regions. We have initially determined the volume and price in every region for the diary alternatives market. Revenue has been determined with the help of volume and price derived from every region.

Based on product type, formulation, application and distribution, we have summed up the individual revenues from all the regions to achieve the global revenue for diary alternatives. The application split of the market has been derived using a bottom-up approach for each regional market separately, with the global application segment split being an integration of regional estimates.Companies were considered for the market share analysis based on their product portfolio, revenue, and manufacturing capacity. In the absence of specific data related to the sales of diary alternatives of several privately held companies, calculated assumptions have been made in view of the company’s product portfolio and regional presence along with the demand for products in its portfolio.

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: Competition Assessment

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. These have been further sub-segmented into countries and regions with relevance to the market. The segmentation also includes demand for individual product and applications in all regions.

The competitive profiling of the key players in the global diary alternatives market across five broad geographic regions is included in the study. These include different business strategies adopted by the leading players and their recent developments as in the field of dairy alternatives.

The report covers a detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and company profiles of key players operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report are Archer Daniels Midland Company, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Blue Diamond Growers, THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY, Freedom Foods Group Limited, Daiya Foods Inc., SunOpta, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Earth’s Own Food Company, Inc., Eden Foods, Inc., Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company among others.

The market has been segmented as follows:

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: By Product Type

  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Others

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: By Formulation

  • Plain Formulation
    • Plain Sweetened Formulation
    • Plain Unsweetened Formulation
  • Flavored Formulation
    • Flavored Sweetened Formulation
    • Flavored Unsweetened Formulation

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: By Application

  • Food
    • Dessert
    • Cheese
    • Snacks
    • Spreads
    • Others
  • Beverages

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: By Distribution

  • Large Retail
  • Small Retail
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online

Global Dairy Alternatives Market: By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America