Edible Insects Market by Product Type (Whole Insect, Insect Powder, Insect Meal), Insect Type (Crickets, Black Soldier Fly, Mealworms), Application (Animal Feed, Protein Bar and Shakes, Bakery, Confectionery, Beverages)- Global Forecast to 2030
In terms of value, the global edible insects market is expected to reach USD 7,956.7 million by 2030, supported by a CAGR of 24.4% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2030. Also, in terms of volume, this market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 27.8% during the forecast period to reach 732,684.1 tonnes by 2030. The factors such as growing population and decreasing food resources, increasing demand for protein rich food, high cost of animal protein, environment sustainability with production and consumption of edible insects, high nutritional value of insects, and low risk of transmitting zoonotic diseases are driving the growth of the global edible insects market. However, non-standardized regulatory framework across the globe, lack of awareness, psychological and ethical barriers, and allergies due to insect’s consumption are the major factors restraining growth of this market to some extent.
Based on insect type, crickets commanded the largest share in 2018 and expected to dominate the global edible insects market during the forecast period. The growth of this type is primarily attributed to its high nutritional value, easy farming, easy processing, and growing use in various food recipes & products. Also, increasing demand for cricket-based products, such as protein powder, protein bars, and snacks, among others further supports the growth of this segment.
Based on application, the insect protein bars and protein shakes application segment is expected to grow at a highest CAGR during the forecast period. The fast growth of this segment is mainly attributed to increasing inclination of young generation towards the fitness and wellness, rising number of health clubs and fitness centers, and busy lifestyle and swelled disposable income which demands highly nutritious and convenient food.
An in-depth analysis of the geographical scenario of the industry provides detailed qualitative and quantitative insights about the five major geographies (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) along with the coverage of major countries in each region. Asia-Pacific commanded the largest share of the global edible insects market in 2018, followed by Europe and North America. The largest share of this region is mainly attributed to the insect’s diversity and huge production, positive attitude towards the insect as food and feed, and no regulatory barrier to use insect in food and feed.
The key players operating in the global edible insects market are Kreca Ento-Food Bv (A Proti-Farm Company), Entomo Farms, Haocheng Mealworm Inc, Agriprotein, Ynsect, Deli Bugs Ltd., Hargol Foodtech, Aspire Food Group, All Things Bugs, LLC, Tiny Farms, Beta Hatch, Entocube, Nordic Insect Economy, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, Coalo Vally Farms, Armstrong Cricket Farm Georgia, Cowboy Cricket Farms, Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd., Jr Unique Foods Ltd., Part, and The Cricket Lab among others.
Scope of the Report:
Market by Product Type
Market by Insect Type
Black Soldier Flies
Market by Application
Processed Whole Insects
Animal and Pet Feed Products
Processed Insect Powder
Insect Protein Bars and Protein Shakes
Insect Baked Products and Snacks
Market by End Use
Market by Geography
Rest of Europe
Rest of World
Middle East and Africa
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