Rice Flour Market Research Report – Forecast till 2027

Rice Flour Market Research Report: Information by Source (White Rice and Brown Rice), Category (Organic and Conventional), Application (Bakery & Confectionary, Breakfast Solutions, Baby Food, Sweet & Savoury Snacks and Others) Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, RoW) — Global Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/5976-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 90 pages         

Rice Flour Market

The Rice Flour Market size was valued at USD 1090.7 million with a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period 2020-2027


By Source White Rice Brown Rice
By Category Organic Conventional
By Application Bakery & Confectionary Breakfast Cereals & Premixes Baby Foods Sweet & Savory Snacks Others

Key Players

  • EDME Food Ingredients Limited (UK)
  • Belourthe SA (Belgium)
  • Shipton Mill Ltd. (UK)
  • The Soufflet Group (France)
  • Whitworth Bros. Ltd. (UK)
  • Bunge Ltd. (US)


  • Rising incidences of gluten intolerance and celiac disease
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Rice Flour Market Synopsis

Rice flour is prepared by grinding rice kernels into coarse or fine powder. Rice flour is used commonly as substitute to wheat flour, as wheat flour contains gluten. At the same time, rice flour is used in soups, sauces and gravies as a thickening agent. Rice flour contains choline, it is required to maintain vital components of the membranes. Rice flour is used in the preparation of bakery products, rice noodles and deserts. All these factors are expected to drive the Rice Flour Market in near future.

Rice Flour Market has been growing due to its gluten-free properties. The increasing prevalence of celiac disease and rising adoption of gluten-free diet is resulting in manufacturers substituting ingredients high in gluten with rice flour. Moreover, the health benefits of rice flour have attracted the attention of the health-conscious consumers. 


Rice Flour Market has been segmented by source, category and application.

By source, the global market has been classified as white rice and brown rice.

The global market has also been segregated, on the basis of category, into organic and conventional.

On the basis of application, the global market is further segmented into bakery & confectionary, breakfast cereals & premixes, baby foods, sweet & savory snacks and others.

The global market has been studied among four key regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).

The North American rice flour market has further been segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The European rice flour market has been classified as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Rest of Europe. The rice flour industry in Asia-Pacific has been divided into China, India, Japan, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The rice flour industry in the RoW has been segmented into South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

Regional Market Summary

Global Rice Flour Market Share (%), by Region, 2017

Rice Flour Market

Source: Secondary Sources and MRFR Analysis

Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market for rice flour during the forecast period owing to the increasing adoption of gluten-free diet. Rising incidences of gluten intolerance and celiac disease in Australia and Japan are a major driver for the growth of the global market in Asia Pacific. North America is also expected to hold a significant share of the global rice flour industry due to rising demand in bakery applications. The US and Canada are the major contributors to the growth of the North American market. The market in Europe is projected to register a high CAGR during the forecast period with Germany and UK being the largest country-level markets for rice flour in the region. The use of rice flour in the preparation of various dishes is likely to drive market growth in the rest of the world.   

Global Rice Flour Market, by Source

  • White Rice

  • Brown Rice

Global Rice Flour Market, by Category

  • Organic

  • Conventional

Global Rice Flour Market, by Application

  • Bakery & Confectionary

  • Breakfast Cereals & Premixes

  • Baby Foods

  • Sweet & Savory Snacks

  • Others

Global Rice Flour Market, by Region

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • UK

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Key Players in the Global Rice Flour Market

  • Associated British Foods PLC (UK)

  • Ebro Foods, S.A. (Spain)

  • Ingredion Incorporated (US)

  • Archer-Daniels Midland Co. (US)

  • Wilmar International Limited (Singapore)

  • Bunge Ltd. (US)

  • Whitworth Bros. Ltd. (UK)

  • The Soufflet Group (France)

  • Shipton Mill Ltd. (UK)

  • KRÖNER-STÄRKE GmbH (Germany)

  • Belourthe SA (Belgium)

  • Bressmer & Francke (GmbH & Co.) KG (Germany)

  •  EDME Food Ingredients Limited (UK)

Intended Audience

  • Rice Flour producers/processors

  • Food & beverage manufacturers

  • Raw material suppliers and distributors

  • Traders, exporters, and importers

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