Sourdough Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Sourdough Market Research Report Information By Type (Type I, Type II, and Type III), By Ingredients (Wheat, Rye, Oats, Barley, and Others), By Application (Bread & Buns, Pizza, Cakes, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/1291-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | June 2023         

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Global Sourdough Market Overview:

Sourdough Market Size was valued at USD 2.9 billion in 2021. The Sourdough market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.98 Billion in 2022 to USD 5.36769761 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.00% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). Rising consumer demand for healthier, tastier, and more natural baked products has renewed the success of conventional production over the years are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Sourdough Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Sourdough Market Trends

  • Sourdough baked goods are healthy and easy to digest which boosts market growth

Sourdough-based baked goods are considered to be a healthier alternative to regular dough baked goods. These products are easier to digest, unlike those made from regular dough. In addition, the presence of other important nutrients such as folic acid, magnesium, iron, B vitamins, and zinc make these products easier to digest. Therefore, it become the preferred choice of consumers due to its health benefits.

Further, Increased production of fermented products is also driving the industry. Against this backdrop, the sector is fueled by the rapid growth of craft breweries focused on offering digestive health products. It is likely to expand in the coming years, fueled by food trends that should. There is a growing demand for healthy, naturally baked products.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumer awareness of nutrition, health and wellness. Various awareness campaigns by government agencies, NGOs and companies are expected to increase consumer understanding of the nutritional benefits of baked goods and boost the market growth. The outbreak of the pandemic has also increased awareness of the benefits of vegan and gluten-free baked goods, which is expected to drive market growth in the post-COVID era. demand gluten-free diets products cater to millions of people and those with medical needs ranging from celiac disease to gluten intolerance. Benefits associated with gluten-free products such as manage celiac disease and improve health, its ability to promote healthy digestion, maintain a high fiber composition, and preserve freshness will primarily support the growth of the market. With the increasing focus on outdoor games and healthy lifestyles, an increasing number of athletes around the world are adopting a gluten-free diet to improve their performance, further supporting the growth of the market.

Sourdough Market Segment Insights:

Sourdough Type Insights

The Sourdough market segmentation, based on type, includes Type I, Type II, and Type III. Type I dough is typically firm and have a pH in the range of 3.8-4.5. Type I eliminates the addition/incorporation of S. cerevisiae (baker’s yeast) in the form of a leaving agent, unlike that of type II and type III segments. The Type III Sourdough segment held the majority share in 2021 in respect to the Sourdough market revenue. This is primarily owing to the consistent quality/property and it is also considered to be the most advantageous substances to introduce authentic taste to baked products. Rising demand for dehydrated sourdough as a dehydrated version of sourdough (Type III) is the most used as a starter in the bakery industry. Dehydrated sourdough offers protection against microorganisms while protecting the important culture from heat damage. Moreover, dehydrated sourdough provides a cost-effective production of end-products.

Sourdough Ingredients Insights

The Sourdough market segmentation, based on Ingredients, includes Wheat, Rye, Oats, Barley, and Others. The wheat ingredients segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. This is due to the presence of abundant native and ancient varieties of wheat that are high in nutrition and flavor.

Sourdough Application Insights

The Sourdough market data has been bifurcated by application into bread & buns, pizza, cakes, and others. The bread & buns segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. Sourdough bread consists of better inherent properties in comparison with regular bread made using baker’s yeast owing to the presence of lactic acid in the former.

January 2023: Pizza Punks, a Scottish restaurant announced that it is giving two diners the chance to win a free supply of pizza with unlimited toppings for a whole year. This initiative has further broadened the growth opportunity for the Sourdough industry.

Figure 2: Sourdough Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)
Sourdough Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Additionally, Pizza emerged as the second-largest segment in 2021. The demand for sourdough pizza is driven by increasing consumer receptivity to new flavors. Furthermore, rising R&D investments by prominent restaurant chains in the pizza industry, including Pizza Hut, has contributed positively to the growth of the segment. The segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate over the forecast period owing to its rising consumption in Europe.

Sourdough Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Europe Sourdough market accounted for USD 1.24 billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. This is attributed to the strong performance of bread and pastries in the European region demonstrates that shoppers are looking for variety to meet their needs for various meals and snacks throughout the day across the region.

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

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

North America Sourdough market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the he number of individuals with celiac disease has increasingly more dominantly, and increase use of gluten-free products including baked good prepared with sourdough are expected to increase demand of the market. Further, the  U.S. Sourdough market held the largest market share in the North American region.

The Asia-Pacific Sourdough Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. This is due to growing demand for baked products that are free of chemicals and preservatives, putting sourdough-based products in the spotlight. One of the primary reasons for increasing product demand is the availability of raw resources in abundance in Asia Pacific Moreover, China Sourdough market held the largest market share, and the India Sourdough market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region

Sourdough Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Sourdough market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Sourdough industry must offer healthy items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.

One of the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers in the Sourdough industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector is to manufacture technology applied for their production. In recent years, Sourdough industry has provided products with some of the most significant benefits. The Sourdough market major player such as Puratos Group, Ireks GmbH, Ernst Böcker GmbH & Co. KG, Lesaffre Group, Philibert, Alpha Baking Co. Inc., and others are working to expand the market demand by investing in research and development activities.

Puratos Group is a company that operates in the Food & Beverages industry. It is an international food manufacturing group. The group uses raw materials and application expertise to supplying ingredients to bakers, pastry chefs and chocolatiers. In July 2021, Puratos UK launched British-made living sourdough to help bakers meet current and future tastes and needs of consumers. According  to the manufacturer, the new liquid sourdough will be made at the Puratos factory in Simonswood, Merseyside. Gluten-free and made with flours milled in the UK, the product can be developed to meet individual customers’ needs.

Also, Lesaffre Group is one of the player in the fermentation of microorganisms (yeasts, bacterias) for baking, taste, healthcare & biotechnology. Its businesses consists of baking, food taste & pleasure, healthcare and industrial biotechnology. In October 2022, Lesaffre introduced the Livendo 2in1 rustic sourdough, a brand-new, cutting-edge solution. It contains ingredients with specific effects for dough improvement and selected flavors stemming from fermentation for better tastes.

Key Companies in the Sourdough market includes

  • Puratos Group

  • Ireks GmbH

  • Ernst Böcker GmbH & Co. KG

  • Lesaffre Group.

  • Philibert

  • Alpha Baking Co. Inc.

  • Sourdough & Co.

  • Mount Sourdough Co.

  • Pan’Artisan

  • Speciality Breads Ltd.

Sourdough Industry Developments

August 2021:  IREKS Group partnered with MONDO LIEVITO MADRE company in Italy to expand its expertise in producing sourdough. The company aims to work together to create innovative sourdoughs for making bread, morning goods, pizza, and confectionery.

March 2021: Philibert Savours, a leading French player in liquid and dehydrated sourdoughs for professional bread and pastry bakers, announced an investment of EUR 15 million to build a new factory at Crottet, in the Ain, near the Swiss border.

Sourdough Market Segmentation

Sourdough Type Outlook

  • Type I

  • Type II

  • Type III

Sourdough Ingredients Outlook

  • Wheat

  • Rye

  • Oats

  • Barley

  • Others

Sourdough Application Outlook

  • Bread & Buns

  • Pizza

  • Cakes

  • Others

Sourdough 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 Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 2.90 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 3.13 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 5.36 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.00% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Market Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Ingredients, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Puratos Group, Ireks GmbH, Ernst Böcker GmbH & Co. KG, Lesaffre Group, Philibert, Alpha Baking Co. Inc., and others
Key Market Opportunities Rising consumer demand for healthier, tastier, and more natural baked products
Key Market Dynamics Increased production of fermented products

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Sourdough market size was valued at USD 2.90 Billion in 2021.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.00% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

The key players in the market are Puratos Group, Ireks GmbH, Ernst Böcker GmbH & Co. KG, Lesaffre Group, Philibert, Alpha Baking Co. Inc., and others.

The type III dominated the market in 2021.

The bread and buns had the largest share in the market.

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