Global dairy alternatives market size estimated to grow at CAGR of 13.6% during 2023-20230 period, reaching value of US$69.84B by 2030, driven by increased demand for plant-based products: Fortune Business Insights

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June 5, 2023 (press release) –

The global dairy alternatives market size is estimated to display strong growth by reaching USD 69.84 billion by 2030. Fortune Business Insights™ in its report titled “Dairy Alternatives Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Source (Soy, Almond, Coconut, Rice, Oats, and Others), By Product Type (Non-dairy Milk, Butter, Cheeses, Yogurts, Ice Cream, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retail, and Others), and Regional Forecasts, 2023-2030” observes that the market size in 2022 stood at USD 25.19 billion and is expected to reach 28.55 billion in 2023. The market is expected to witness a strong CAGR of 13.63% during 2023-2030. Recent surge in demand for non-dairy products or dairy alternatives has led to rise in the plant-based milk substitutes. Vegan milk is a suspension of dissolved and disintegrated plant extracts in water as a base. Homogenization and thermal treatments are the two processing techniques utilized to improve the suspension and stability of such plant-derived products. Evolution and improvisation in dietary lifestyles, such as veganism and flexitarianism, are fuelling the demand for plant milk and associated products.

Halted Manufacturing Units Amid Pandemic Hindered Market Growth

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic encouraged people to consume plant-based and healthy food products to improve their immune systems. The low availability of labor and disrupted manufacturing processes greatly impacted the demand and sales of these dairy alternatives. Also, the dairy alternatives market growth was hampered during the initial lockdown phase due to lack of supplies and halted production activities. Furthermore, supply chains were disrupted due to stringent restrictions on import/export policies imposed by governments. However, the leading market players plan to expand their production post-pandemic. 

Ripple Foods Launched New Product Oatmilk + Protein Into Its Product Portfolio

In May 2022, Ripple Foods launched new product oatmilk + protein into its product portfolio. Ripple Foods is a leader in the plant-based dairy products and the new product launch was the newest addition in its plant-based product portfolio. The new product is available Whole Foods Market, Jewel, and Southern Division of Albertson.

High Consumption of Plant-Based Products to Augment Market Growth  

The market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years due to increasing concerns for processed dairy products and the growing lactose intolerant population. Also, the rising consumption of vegan food and increasing veganism are expected to bolster the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, product innovation strategies implemented by the leading market players are expected to fuel the market growth.

Introducing New Products Allow Companies to Enhance their Product Portfolio    

Market players have been developing and offering alternatives which are nutritionally adequate and environmentally sound but are also economical. The leading companies focus on introducing new products to attract customers and enhance their product portfolio. Rising adoption of the latest technologies and integration of emerging consumer demand allow companies to build their business performance. In April 2022, Wicked Foods, Inc. introduced its ice creams and novelties range which are plant-based in nature making it first-to-market product launched in the U.S. Wicked Foods, Inc. is a plant-based food manufacturer

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Notable Industry Development:

  • June 2022: Strive Nutrition Corp. signed a partnership with Perfect Day to launch a new line of milk alternatives which are enriched with Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein. Strive Nutrition Corp. is a plant-based beverages manufacturing company.

List of Key Players Covered in the Report:

  • Danone S.A. (France)
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (U.S.)
  • Blue Diamond Growers (U.S.)
  • SunOpta, Inc. (Canada)
  • Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong)
  • Daiya Food, Inc. (Canada)
  • Goya Foods, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Living Harvest Foods, Inc. (India)
  • Organic Valley (U.S.)
  • Eden Foods, Inc. (U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

  • Asia Pacific dominated the global market share owing to rising cases of cow milk allergy and lactose intolerance among the population. The regional market stood at USD 13.04 billion in 2022. Rising calorie concerns and higher prevalence of hypercholesterolemia and obesity are the driving factors for regional market growth.
  • By product type, the market is segregated into non-dairy milk, butter, cheeses, yogurts, ice cream, and others. The non-dairy milk segment is expected to dominate the market share due to the vegan population's rising demand for plant-based dairy alternatives.

Table of Segmentation:



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.63% from 2023 to 2030


Value (USD Billion)

By Source

  • Soy
  • Almond
  • Coconut
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Others

By Product Type

  • Non-dairy Milk
  • Butter
  • Cheeses
  • Yogurts
  • Ice Cream
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Retail
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (By Source, Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Country)
    • U.S. (By Source)
    • Canada (By Source)
    • Mexico (By Source)
  • Europe (By Source, Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Country)
    • Germany (By Source)
    • U.K. (By Source)
    • Spain (By Source)
    • France (By Source)
    • Italy (By Source)
    • Netherlands (By Source)
    • Rest of Europe (By Source)
  • Asia Pacific (By Source, Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Country)
    • China (By Source)
    • Japan (By Source)
    • Australia (By Source)
    • India (By Source)
    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Source)
  • South America (By Source, Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Country)
    • Brazil (By Source)
    • Argentina (By Source)
    • Rest of South America (By Source)
  • Middle East and Africa (By Source, Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Country)
    • South Africa (By Source)
    • UAE (By Source)
    • Rest of ME&A (By Source)

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