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Soy Food Market Research Report By Type (Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Soymilk, Soy Oil, Tofu, and Others), Category (Organic and Conventional), Distribution Channel (Store Based and Non-Store-Based) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/1953-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Varsha More| April 2024

Global Soy Food Market Overview

Soy Food Market Size was valued at USD 40.8 Billion in 2022. The Soy Food market industry is projected to grow from USD 42.8 Billion in 2023 to USD 63.1 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.98% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Health and nutrition awareness, rising demand for plant-based proteins, lactose intolerance and dairy allergies, functional properties and versatility, growing demand for non-GMO and organic foods, economic factors, changing eating habits, government support and promotion, sustainable agriculture and environmental concerns, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Soy Food Market Overview

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

Soy Food Market Trends

  • Lactose intolerance and dairy allergies is driving the market growth

Lactose intolerance and dairy allergies, which have developed into major market drivers for soy foods, are fueling the demand for soy-based products as viable alternatives to meals based on dairy. These diseases, which affect a substantial portion of the population, prompt consumers to search for alternative vitamin and taste sources, as well as increase consumer knowledge of and promote growth in the soy food sector.

When the body lacks lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, a condition known as lactose intolerance develops. Consequently, persons who have lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal pain and symptoms including bloating, gas, and diarrhea after consuming dairy products. On the other hand, dairy allergies are brought on by an immune response to the proteins in cow's milk, and they can produce allergic reactions ranging from modest skin rashes to potentially fatal anaphylaxis.

The prevalence of lactose intolerance varies among societies, with certain ethnic groups experiencing a higher rate than others. In regions where lactose intolerance is common, such as parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, there is a natural predisposition towards non-dairy alternatives, and soy-based meals have grown in popularity as a result. But because to rising health consciousness and the acceptance of plant-based diets, the benefits of soy-based products for both lactose-intolerant and non-intolerant persons have been revealed, even in regions where lactose intolerance is less frequent.

Soy milk has become one of the largest beneficiaries of the increase toward lactose intolerance. Since soy milk is lactose-free and derived from plants, it has a creamy texture and nutritional profile that are similar to those of cow's milk. Because it contains vital nutrients including protein, calcium, and vitamins D and B12, it can be a good replacement for those who cannot consume dairy products. Customers seeking a range of flavor profiles have been attracted by the availability of flavored soy milk options, which has enhanced its marketability.

The spread of soy-based products and dairy-free lifestyles has been significantly aided by the popularity of social media and online platforms. Influencers, health bloggers, and celebrity endorsements have helped raise awareness of lactose intolerance, dairy allergies, and the benefits of soy-based alternatives in the general public. Due to the influence of these marketing campaigns on consumer perceptions and purchase behavior, the soy food industry is now expanding. Thus, driving the Soy Food market revenue.

Soy Food Market Segment Insights

Soy Food Type Insights

The Soy Food market segmentation, based on type, includes Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Soymilk, Soy Oil, Tofu, and Others. The soy oil segment dominated the market in 2022. Soy oil is regarded as healthier than some other types of cooking oils, such as trans-fat-containing partially hydrogenated or palm oil. For consumers who are concerned about their health, soy oil is a heart-healthy option because it has a low concentration of saturated fat and a decent mixture of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.

Soy Food Category Insights

The Soy Food market segmentation, based on Category, includes Organic and Conventional. The organic category generated the most income in 2022. The organic market benefits from certification processes that are controlled, transparent, and ensure the authenticity and traceability of organic products. Consumers look for certified organic labels to make sure the products they purchase are of the highest caliber and integrity.

Soy Food Distribution channel Insights

The Soy Food market segmentation, based on distribution channel, includes store based and non-store based. The store-based category generated the most income in 2022. Store-based channels frequently provide discounts and promotions for large purchases, enticing customers to buy more soy food products, which increases sales.

Figure 1: Soy Food Market, by Distribution channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Soy Food Market, by Distribution channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

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

Soy Food Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific Soy Food Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). Soy-based foods have been a staple of Asian diets since antiquity, particularly in countries like China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Due to soy's cultural significance as a traditional food source, the region has a high level of acceptance and consumption of soy-based products. Moreover, China’s Soy Food market held the largest market share, and the Indian Soy Food market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

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



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

Europe Soy Food market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. More people are adopting vegetarian and vegan diets throughout Europe. These customers use soy products, especially tofu and plant-based burgers made of soy, as a source of protein in their meals. Further, the German Soy Food market held the largest market share, and the UK Soy Food market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The North America Soy Food Market accounts for the second-largest market share. North American food producers consistently develop and broaden their selection of soy-based foods. They offer convenient soy-based snacks with fresh tastes and formulas that appeal to a wide range of consumers. Further, the U.S. Soy Food market held the largest market share, and the Canada Soy Food market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Soy Food Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Soy Food market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Soy Food industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Soy Food industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Soy Food industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Soy Food market, including Kerry Inc., The Scoular Company, Fuji Oil Group, Cargill Inc., House Foods Group Inc, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., The White Wave Foods Company, CHS Inc., Archer-Daniels Midland Co. and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Kerry Group plc (Kerry Group) offers nutritional and functional solutions to the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage industries. Its range also includes flavors, lipids, enzymes, fermented substances, protein fractions, bioactive compounds, probiotics, and metabolites in addition to other nutritional and functional components. A wide range of food products are also sold by the company, including chilled meals, dairy flavor products, texturants, taste-modifiers, natural extracts, meat, cereals, and sweet and savory foods. Kerry Group markets its products under the Wall's, Mattessons, Dairygold, LowLow, Galtee, Charleville, Strings and Things, Naked Glory, Rollover, Denny, and Richmond brands. The company sells ingredients and nutritional items across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. It also offers food products through a variety of merchants, convenience stores, and e-commerce platforms in a few areas. The Kerry Group is headquartered in Tralee, Ireland.

House Foods Group Inc (House Foods) manufactures and sells spices, seasonings, and prepared foods. Soybean-related products, functional beverages, stew and packaged noodles, curry, and spices are among the company's product offerings. Tofu, curries, snacks, desserts, processed meat, starchy dishes, and other products are also sold there. Some of the brand names under which the business sells its products include Vermont Curry, C-vitt, Solid Curry Rox, Prin Mix, Instant Stew, Kurkure Stew, Shanmen Soy Sauce, Tongari Corn, Rokko-No-Oishii-Mizu, Pure-In, and Ukon No Chikara. Additionally, it provides warehousing, import, and export services. House Foods' corporate headquarters are in Higashi-osaka City, Osaka, Japan.

Key Companies in the Soy Food market include

  • Kerry Inc.

  • The Scoular Company

  • Fuji Oil Group

  • Cargill Inc.

  • House Foods Group Inc

  • I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

  • The WhiteWave Foods Company

  • CHS Inc.

  • Archer-Daniels Midland Co.

Soy Food Industry Developments

February 2021: Earth Island, the manufacturer of the vegan and plant-based Follow Your Heart product line, agreed to sell all of its shares to Danone as part of a negotiated agreement. This acquisition will enable Danone to grow its plant-based business. Earth Island's Vegenaise brand of dairy- and egg-free mayonnaise also makes sauces and cheese alternatives.

June 2021: Atlante's vegan yogurt made its premiere in the Netherlands. Currently, Superunie retailers are selling the item under the Melkan brand.

Soy Food Market Segmentation

Soy Food Type Outlook

  • Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)

  • Soymilk

  • Soy Oil

  • Tofu

  • Others

Soy Food Category Outlook

  • Organic

  • Conventional

Soy Food Distribution Channel Outlook

  • Store-Based

  • Non-Store-Based

Soy Food Regional Outlook

  • North America

  • S.

  • 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 2022 USD 40.8 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 42.8 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 63.1 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.98% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Category, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Kerry Inc., The Scoular Company, Fuji Oil Group, Cargill Inc., House Foods Group Inc, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., The WhiteWave Foods Company, CHS Inc., Archer-Daniels Midland Co.
Key Market Opportunities Changing Eating Habits.
Key Market Dynamics Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Soy Food market size was valued at USD 40.8 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.98% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Asia-Pacific had the largest share in the market

The key players in the market are Kerry Inc., The Scoular Company, Fuji Oil Group, Cargill Inc., House Foods Group Inc, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., The WhiteWave Foods Company, CHS Inc., Archer-Daniels Midland Co.

The Soy oil category dominated the market in 2022.

The store based had the largest share in the market.

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