Market Research Report
Spain Plant-Based Meat Market Overview, 2026
|Spain Plant-Based Meat Market Overview, 2026|
Published: June 2, 2022
Bonafide Research & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
Content info: 62 Pages
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In European region Spain is the biggest meat consumption country with around 70 Million Livestock slaughtered each year. An average Spanish eats 1Kg of meat on a weekly basis which is far more than Germany or United Kingdom's consumption. The over consumption of animal meat has caused Mediterranean region to rapid warming and decline in precipitation rate. The rising GHG has accelerated the temperatures in Spain to 1.3 degree Celsius. In 2021, the extreme temperatures caused fire in Avila and evacuation drive was carried out for the residents. The massive livestock of Spain has produced large amounts of methane gas. From Jamon to Fuet to Chorizo to Chuleton, eating meat in different forms is part of their traditional food. Apart from meat, Spaniards are also accustomed to eating fish two to three times a week. Other Europeans comparatively eat less of fish on a weekly basis. With 46.2 Kg per capita annual consumption the Spanish leave behind Portugal and Lithuania. The most savored fish is Hake as it is soft, flaky with delicate texture than haddock or Pollock. Pork meat is largely consumed in Spain as is the second largest producer of pork in EU with over 24 Million pigs. In earlier times rearing pigs was very common in rural Spain for domestic use. Spanish use every part of the pig slaughtered to be used in varied dishes. White pork is industrialized as it yields more pork meat.
According to the report title "Spain Plant-based Meat Market Overview, 2026", published by Bonafide research, the plant based meat market in Spain is expected to grow over 25% during the forecast period ending 2026. The plant based meat market of Spain grew by 119% since the historic year 2015. Spanish consumers are increasingly being worried about their health and obesity caused due to animal meat. The number of vegan or flexitarians is on the rise with the prospect of living a healthy life. Soy is the most common source for preparing plant based meat and has a major share in the market. However, the rising allergies caused by soy are a restraint and the consumers look out for alternatives like quinoa and oats based plant based meat. Oats is assumed to be giving nutrition equal to Beef meat. Though wheat is the largest grown grain in Spain it is mostly used for feeding to cattle and not for human consumption. Wheat has a market share of over 20% in Spain plant based meat. Another source of plant based meat that is worked on at present is pea. The demand for clean protein sources without any allergies or gluten is increasing demand for pea based plant meat in Spain. However, high costs with procurement, sourcing, research, extraction and product development is a restraint.
Plant based meatballs demand is upward trending as consumers are turning to vegan options to stay healthy and fit. Key market players are developing new plant based products to offer variety to consumers with different ingredients, spices, flavors and texture. Sausages and Burger Patties remain the top consumed plant based meat in 2020 with over 60% market share. Sausages and Spanish breakfasts are indifferent to each other. Spaniards have been consuming sausages in second breakfast as sandwich or tortilla and at dinner as a side dish. Chorizo is the famous and most savored sausage made from pork meat in Spain. While, burgers are the second love after sausages to Spaniards that is the most tempting fast food and goes easy on pocket. Strips and nuggets are increasingly being tried and liked by consumers across the country and are demanding more of them. These are mostly consumed by young demographics for evening snack or just before the dinner time.
According to a research paper Spain is the healthiest country of world as they eat a Mediterranean diet with omega 3, fats and proteins. The transition from animal meat to plant based meat is easy to adapt as they are already inclined to healthy eating habits. But, the only restraint is lack of awareness of the harmful effects of over consumption of animal meat and its corresponding climatic changes and the environment. The Spanish are in a assumption that the climatic changes are caused due to vehicular traffic or industries. To foster plant based diet consumers need to be confronted with the adverse effects. This can be achieved through various guidelines; promoting plant based eating, and lowering the animal meat consumption. Plant based beef is moderately consumed type while, plant based fish accounts for less than 1% market share. But the future trend of plant based fish is promising as there will be more demand for the same. Spaniards lately are being aware of the diseases associated with fats due to meat consumption and the growing anti livestock industry narratives. This is causing for an increased demand for clean labeled food products and decline for processed foods.
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 meat 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.
Figure-8: Porter's Five Forces Meter of Plant-based Meat Industry in Spain
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