Egg substitutes market set to reach £5.2 billion by 2032


The egg substitutes market is on a trajectory of robust growth, projected to soar to £5.2 billion globally by 2032, according to a recent report by Allied Market Research. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6%, the sector is witnessing significant expansion, fuelled by a variety of factors including dietary preferences, health consciousness and the growing demand for vegan and allergen-free alternatives.

The report highlights a shift in consumer preferences towards plant-based diets and the increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related health conditions. As consumers become more health-conscious, they are actively seeking alternatives to traditional animal-based products, driving the demand for egg substitutes across various food applications.

Key findings from the report indicate a surge in demand for egg substitutes in bakery and confectionery products, owing to their functional properties and versatility in recipe formulations. Furthermore, the rising prevalence of allergies and intolerances to eggs has led to a surge in demand for allergen-free substitutes, propelling market growth even further.

Europe is identified as a prominent market for egg substitutes, attributed to the region’s strong inclination towards vegetarian and vegan diets. Moreover, stringent regulations regarding animal welfare and food safety have spurred the adoption of plant-based alternatives in the food industry.

The Asia-Pacific region is also anticipated to witness substantial growth in the egg substitutes market, driven by changing dietary patterns, urbanisation, and increasing disposable incomes. The report underscores the significant opportunities for market players to capitalise on the burgeoning demand in emerging economies such as India and China.

Key players in the egg substitutes market are strategising to expand their product portfolios and enhance their production capacities to meet the escalating demand. Innovation and product development remain crucial focal points for market participants, as they endeavour to cater to evolving consumer preferences and address the diverse needs of the food industry.

As consumer awareness regarding health, sustainability, and animal welfare continues to rise, the egg substitutes market is poised for continued expansion, offering a viable alternative for individuals seeking healthier and more sustainable dietary options.


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