Market Research Report
Europe Plant-Based Milk Market Outlook, 2026
|Europe Plant-Based Milk Market Outlook, 2026|
Published: December 30, 2021
Bonafide Research & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
Content info: 77 Pages
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People who eliminate completely animal origin product and its by product are called Vegans. Whereas, some people call themselves flexitarian which means they eat both animal product and vegan products occasionally. In Europe around 3.2% of population is vegan representing a double growth in 2020. Further, interpreting the study shows that a total of 30.9% of population is no longer a full meat eater. Austria, Germany, Portugal have the highest number of flexitarian as compared to other countries. Germany is labelled as the sixth famous country for vegans while, Berlin and Hamburg making it to the fifth vegan friendly cities. France is not known as the most vegan friendly country but it is a trend on the rise and studies suggest the percentage of people who are vegans or vegetarians in France is as high as 5%. The veganism movement has grown rapidly over the last years. Spain had the 10th highest percentage of vegans in the world in 2017, when 0.1% of populace declared themselves as vegan. Plant based meat and plant based dairy alternative market is more developed market and plant based snacks and beverages are being introduced in the market with demand for plant based food and beverage on the rise.
According to the research report "Europe Plant Based Milk Market Outlook, 2026" published by Bonafide Research, the plant based milk market is expanding speedily to cross over revenue of USD 5 Billion by the end of forecast period. The global plant based milk market is three times more than plant based meat market, which is prudent that plant based milk market is a matured market. Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain has over 45% market share in Europe plant based milk market. European continent consumes more coffee than any other in the world. Given its, property to increase alertness and powerful antioxidants, coffee is widely consumed in Europe. The recent wave of eliminating cow's milk from diet in lieu of turning vegan, has boost the plant based milk consumers in replacing it with soy milk. As soy milk gives a nutty flavour, foamy texture and an enhanced taste when combined with a good quality coffee, it is most consumed in Europe. It lets the prominent flavour of coffee be alive in it without the need of dairy milk. Barista's across Europe, use soy milk as their preferred choice as the base for making any type of coffee. However close rival to soy milk is almond milk which is gaining popularity among Europeans, as it is considered more rich in nutrients.
Almond milk is the fastest growing plant based milk and is expected to have more users in the future years as well. Oat milk grows at a much higher CAGR than other milks, owing to its incredible popularity and demand. Oat milk is a better option for people with lactose intolerance, milk allergies, and gluten free and easy to digest. Oat milk is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. However, it has more calories than almond, soy or cow's milk but more vitamin B content. It helps to lower cholesterol levels, otherwise which increases the risk of heart diseases. Oat milk is further fortified with calcium and vitamin D which is good for bones.
The report analyses influential trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. It further, interprets important dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players and also the new entrants with the manufacturing of the plant based milk market. The analyses also state the upholding of the future status of the plant based milk market over the forecast period. A detailed overview of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report. A list of prominent companies operating in the plant based milk market, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this extensive research study.
Growing number of population is turning vegan and the 2020 statistics shows there are 5% vegans, 20% flexitarian and 11% vegetarians around the globe. People in the western countries are more inclined towards plant based milk than the developing countries. Widespread awareness of consuming plant based foods and its positive impacts on health are a major driver for this market. Obesity is on the rise, globally irrespective of varied food cultures in different regions of the world. Plant based milk provides more energy, improves health, balances body weight and adds flavour to milk.
Oat milk has paved its way to become one of the fastest growing markets during the forecast period with a power to cross over 10% market share globally. The other types of milk like Cashew milk, Hazelnut milk are also gaining traction in the market, as consumers are always on a spur to taste new variants. The flavoured plant based milk market is expected to grow enormously, as manufacturers are bringing new flavours on the shelf like Berry, Hazelnut, Coffee, Mocha and Coconut. While, Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry are well established and have succeeded in capturing majority of the market share. Online sales of plant based milks is rapidly expanding as they offer discount schemes and free home delivery options. Today's busy consumers want to enjoy the easy accessible shopping through their luxury home space. Many one-stop shops have put themselves on the web to ease the purchasing process for the consumers. Leading supermarket chains have their own online shopping apps which further paves the market to succeed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the world economy at large. Major economies were hit hard resulting in decline of GDP to a significant extent. The demand and supply chain disruption led to a decline of plant based milk market in 2020 to a noticeable point in Spain. With the tourism industry coming to an halt altogether, the plant based milk market being inversely related suffered. However, the pandemic is now being seen as an advantage to plant based food products, as consumers moving towards healthy food eating habits. Consumers want to refrain from any animal origin product due to spread of diseases.
The Hain Celestial (US), Blue Diamond Growers (US), SunOpta (Canada), Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company (Australia), Danone (France), Freedom Foods Group (Australia), Earth's Own Food Company (Canada), Triballat Noyal (France), Valsoia S.p.A (Italy), Panos Brands (US), Melt Organic (US), Oatly (Sweden), Living Harvest Foods (US), Ripple Foods (US), Kite Hill (US), Califia Farms (US), Hudson River Foods Inc. (US), Daiya Foods Inc. (Canada), Pureharvest (Australia), Yoconut Dairy Free (US), and Yumbutter (US)
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to plant based milk industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
Keywords: Global, North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Asia-Pacific, India, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Italy, France, soy milk, almond milk , coconut milk, oat milk, vegan milk, vegan, hemp milk, cashew milk, quinoa milk, hazelnut milk, chocolate milk, coffee milk, nut milk, berry milk, flavoured milk, plain milk, vanilla milk, strawberry milk, alternative milk, soy, pea, lactose, allergy, legumes, organic milk.
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