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Bulk Food Ingredients Market Research Report Information By Primary Processed Type (Nuts, Oilseeds, Grains, Pulses, and Cereals, Herbs & Spices, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, And Coca, and Other Types (Dried Vegetables and Citric Acid)), By Secondary Processed Type (Dry Fruits & Processed Nuts, Vegetable Oil, Processed Herbs & Spices, Processed Grains, Pulses, and Cereals, Sugar & Sweetners, Tea, Coffee, and Coca, Flours, Sea Salt, and Other Types (Dried Vegetables And Citric Acid)), By Distribution Channel (Direct from Manufactures, and Distributors


ID: MRFR/F-B & N/20096-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| July 2024

Global Bulk Food Ingredients Market Overview


Bulk Food Ingredients Market Size was valued at USD 364.2 Billion in 2023. The Bulk Food Ingredients industry is projected to grow from USD 380.95 Billion in 2024 to USD 545.92 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.60% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increasing adaptation of western culture, shifting lifestyles, and a growing working population are the key market drivers accelerating market expansion.


Bulk Food Ingredients Market Overview


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Bulk Food Ingredients Market Trends



  • The increase in people's changing lifestyles is driving the market growth.


The market CAGR for bulk food ingredients is being driven by an increase in people's changing lifestyles. Food ingredients used in packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, and processed foods are referred to as bulk food ingredients. Foods like cookies, chocolates, beverages, and confectionary items all used bulk food ingredients as their primary basic material. Bulk food ingredients include foods like chocolates, nuts, spices, grocery goods, and drinks. The raw and processed forms of bulk food ingredients are both available.


Additionally, the industry is being driven by the rising popularity of packaged food and beverage products. The higher standards of living and improved lifestyles are to blame for this. The packaged bulk products market expanded globally as a result of rising urbanization, disposable income, and improved lifestyles. Additionally, because of their busy schedules, individuals are choosing to eat packaged foods instead of cooking much because they are easier to prepare and fulfill their taste buds. Companies that produce these packaged goods make the same amount of money worldwide, in both developing and rich nations.


Additionally, as people's lifestyles have changed, there has been a steady rise in the demand for junk consumables or ready-to-eat foods, which has led to an increase in the consumption of bakery goods, junk food, and sweets. In emerging nations, when eatable expenditure per capita rises with income, the need for convenience meals is more pronounced. Processors and wholesalers of bulk food ingredients must make the most of their available space, handle various storage temperatures, and react to a high stock turnover while upholding hygienic standards and product traceability.


For instance, according to a recent survey by the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), the price increase of vegetables has significantly improved consumers' spending power, which has raised sales of packaged goods by 20% to 25%. Thus, result in driving the Bulk Food Ingredients market revenue.


Bulk Food Ingredients Market Segment Insights


Bulk Food Ingredients Primary Processed Type Insights


The Bulk Food Ingredients market segmentation, based on Primary Processed Type includes Nuts, Oilseeds, Grains, pulses, and cereals, Herbs & spices, Sugar, Tea, coffee, and coca, and Other types (dried vegetables and citric acid). The herbs & spices segment dominated the market. Herbs and spices give a variety of flavors and can distinguish food products, enabling producers to develop distinctive and alluring flavor profiles.


Bulk Food Ingredients Secondary Processed Type Insights


The Bulk Food Ingredients market segmentation, based on Secondary Processed Type includes Dry fruits & processed nuts, Vegetable oil, Processed herbs & spices, Processed grains, pulses, and cereals, Sugar & sweeteners, Tea, Coffee, and coca, Flours, Sea salt, and Other types (dried vegetables and citric acid). The processed herbs & spices segment dominated the market. The use of herbs and spices like bay leaf, cardamom, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and oregano in foods such processed meat, beverages, ready-to-eat meals, and savory snacks is projected to become a crucial development accelerator.


Bulk Food Ingredients Distribution Channel Insights


The Bulk Food Ingredients market segmentation, based on distribution channel, includes Direct from manufactures, and Distributors. The direct from manufactures category generated the most income. The rise in R&D activity for processed & convenience foods are anticipated to have an impact on the manufacturing of bulk food ingredients. R&D operations aid in the development of new goods and remedies for a variety of uses for fats and oils.


Figure1: Bulk Food Ingredients Market, by Distribution channel, 2022&2032 (USD Billion)


Bulk Food Ingredients Market, by Distribution channel, 2022&2032


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Bulk Food Ingredients Application Insights


The Bulk Food Ingredients market segmentation, based on Application, includes Food products, and Beverages. The beverages category generated the most income. demand is rising for a wide range of beverages, including alcoholic beverages, ready-to-drink tea and coffee, sports drinks, carbonated beverages, juices, and functional drinks.


Bulk Food Ingredients Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Bulk Food Ingredients market area will dominate this market. This is because to things like a vast population, a diverse food production sector, and a need from consumers for convenience foods.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Brazil.


Figure2: BULK FOOD INGREDIENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


BULK FOOD INGREDIENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Bulk Food Ingredients market accounts for the second-largest market share because customers are more willing to test new preservatives, sweeteners, flavor enhancers, natural flavors, and spices and because packaged and processed food products are becoming more widely available. Further, the German Bulk Food Ingredients market held a dominant market share, and the UK Bulk Food Ingredients market was the European region's fastest-growing market.


The Asia-Pacific Bulk Food Ingredients Market is anticipated to see the fastest CAGR between 2023 and 2032. This is due to its growing population and increased exposure to western lifestyles, the region serves as the main market for the consumption of processed and packaged foods. Moreover, China’s Bulk Food Ingredients market held a dominant market share, and the Indian Bulk Food Ingredients market was the Asia-Pacific region's fastest-growing market.


Bulk Food Ingredients Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are putting a lot of money on R&D to broaden their product lines, which will help the market for bulk food ingredients grow even more. Additionally, market participants are engaging in a range of strategic initiatives to increase their worldwide reach, with important market developments such as the introduction of new products, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and cooperation with other organizations. to grow and endure in an increasingly competitive and challenging market environment, Bulk Food Ingredients industry must provide reasonably priced goods.


One of the main business strategies employed by manufacturers is to produce locally to reduce operational expenses in the Bulk Food Ingredients industry to develop market sector and provide benefits to customers. In recent years, the Bulk Food Ingredients industry has provided some of the most important benefits for medicine. Major players in the Bulk Food Ingredients market, including Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Associated British Foods plc, Bunge Limited, Cargill, Incorporated, Corbion, and others, invest in operations for research and development in an effort to improve market demand.


The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company also referred to as ADM, also known as ADM, is an American multinational corporation with its corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1902. Around the world, the company manages more than 270 plants and 420 crop procurement facilities where cereal grains and oilseeds are converted into products used in the food, beverage, nutraceutical, and animal feed industries. In June 2022, ADM (US) and Bayer AG (Germany) collaborated to develop and implement a sustainable crop protection plan for soybean farmers in Maharashtra, India.


Bunge Limited was established in Bermuda. In addition to trading grains, it produces fertilizer, processes food, and exports soybeans abroad. Louis Dreyfus, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill are its rivals. There are about 32,000 employees working for the organization across 40 nations. In 2020, Bunge relocated its headquarters from White Plains, New York, to the metropolitan area of St. Louis, where the company had previously been based.


Key Companies in the Bulk Food Ingredients market include.



  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

  • Associated British Foods plc

  • Bunge Limited

  • Cargill

  • Incorporated

  • Corbion

  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

  • EHL Ingredients

  • Essex Food Ingredients

  • GCL Food Ingredients

  • Ingredients Inc

  • McCormick & Company, Inc

  • Olam International

  • Pure Ingredients

  • Tate & Lyle

  • The Green Labs LLC


Bulk Food Ingredients Industry Developments


July 2022: Club Coffee LP, one of Canada's major coffee roasters and suppliers of packaging solutions, was purchased by Olam Group. This will help the company enhance its coffee business, expand it to Canada, and meet growing coffee demand there.


October 2022: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. launched a $30 million innovation centre in Singapore to develop and introduce new goods and technologies across all of its businesses.


January 2023: A soybean processing plant and refinery called Owensboro Grain Company, located in Owensboro, Kentucky, was recently acquired by Cargill, Inc. By acquiring Owensboro Grain Company, Cargill will be better equipped to service the growing demand for oilseeds in the food, feed and renewable fuel industries by expanding capacity across its North American oilseeds network.


Bulk Food Ingredients Market Segmentation


Bulk Food Ingredients Primary Processed Type Outlook



  • Nuts

  • Oilseeds

  • Grains, pulses, and cereals

  • Herbs & spices

  • Sugar

  • Tea, coffee, and cocca

  • Other types (dried vegetables and citric acid)


Bulk Food Ingredients Secondary Processed Type Outlook



  • Dry fruits & processed nuts

  • Vegetable oil

  • Processed herbs & spices

  • Processed grains, pulses, and cereals

  • Sugar & sweetners

  • Tea, Coffee, and cocca

  • Flours

  • Sea salt

  • Other types (dried vegetables and citric acid)


Bulk Food Ingredients Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Direct from manufactures

  • Distributors


Bulk Food Ingredients Application Outlook



  • Food products

  • Beverages


Bulk Food Ingredients Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada





  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe





  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 364.2 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 380.95 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 545.92 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.60% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Primary Processed Type, Secondary Processed Type, Distribution Channel, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Associated British Foods plc, Bunge Limited, Cargill, Incorporated, Corbion,
Key Market Opportunities Customers value convenience meals' quick preparation and straightforward handling.
Key Market Dynamics Rapid shifts in consumer preferences and eating patterns, as well as the spread of western eating customs in developing economies


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

In 2022, the market for bulk food ingredients was expected to be worth USD 364.2 billion.

During the forecast period, 2024-2032, the CAGR for the market is predicted to be 4.60%.

North America maintained the biggest market share globally.

The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Associated British Foods plc, Bunge Limited, Cargill, Inc., Corbion, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., EHL Ingredients, and others are the major competitors in the market.

In 2023, the market was dominated by the herbs and spices category.

The largest market share in the world was held by Direct from Manufacturers.

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