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Global Dairy Alternatives Market by Application (Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Ice Creams, Creamers), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets, Health Stores, Pharmacies, and Online Stores), and Region Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 2420
Pages: 175

Dairy Alternatives Market Growth and Forecast (2021-2026):

The Global Dairy Alternatives Market Size was worth USD 11.90 billion in 2021, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of USD 41.06 billion by the end of 2026, registering an annual growth rate of 16.7 % between 2021 and 2026.

Dairy Alternatives Market

Market Overview:

Dairy alternatives offer better nutritional benefits compared to traditional dairy products like milk, butter, and cheese, allowing more customers to switch to these products. Contrary to popular belief, studies published in the Food and Nutrition Research Journal show that increased milk consumption does not improve bone density in adults. Dairy substitutes have fewer calories than low-fat milk. In addition, the calcium and potassium content of these dairy substitutes is higher than that of milk, which is one of the main causes of dairy consumption. The results of these studies were incorporated into the marketing strategies by the manufacturers of dairy substitutes to increase sales.

Recent Developments in Dairy Alternatives Industry:

  • July 2017: SunOpta sold equipment on one of two production lines in Lehigh Valley.
  • April 2017: WhiteWave Foods Company, an industry entrepreneur, founded Danone S.A. (France) Completed the merger. This merger will help Danone S.A. to focus on expanding sales of factory-based products.
  • March 2017: Hain Celestial presented 75 exciting natural products at Expo West 2017.
  • WhiteWave Foods Company recently announced the acquisition of So Delicious, a famous manufacturer of plant-based frozen drinks and desserts, and the deal was worth $ 190 million.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Application, Distribution Channel and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Vitsoy International Holding Limited, CP Kelko, Daiya Foods Inc, WhiteWave Foods Company, Nutriops S.L, OT AB, Eden Foods, Freedom Food Group Co Ltd, Blue Diamond Grower Inc, Hain Celestial Group and Others.

Dairy Alternatives Market Growth:

With the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and gastrointestinal illness, along with increasing consumer spending on healthy foods, essential calories, nutrition, lactose, and sugar-free diets, is majorly bolstering this market.


Increased consumer interest in nutritional values, such as low in calories and high in protein and vitamins provided by milk substitutes or dairy alternatives, is likely to have a positive impact on the market. Soy milk contains various minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. This product is very popular with heart patients because it lowers cholesterol levels. Also, soy milk contains the same amount of protein as milk and has fewer calories than whole milk and skim milk. Therefore, like soy milk consumption increases, overall industrial demand is expected to increase. A preliminary study of the company's performance on substitute dairy products showed that soy, rice, and almond milk yields were approximately 6% higher than conventional milk and milk yields, attracting the attention of startups and food companies.

The European dairy industry has become a market leader, especially in Western Europe. Due to the growing consumer demand for plant-derived dairy products, the global industry is supposed to grow at a significant rate. As consumer health awareness increases along with improving disposable incomes in countries such as Brazil, India, China and Japan, consumption of soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and rice is assumed to increase during the outlook period. The growing interest in animal rights and environmental protection is rising the preference for veganism. It is presumed to lead the industry during the projection period.

Furthermore, government policies to improve the agricultural sector will have a positive impact on market growth by increasing the availability of raw materials and lowering prices. Changes in the supply of raw materials are suspected to be a primary concern for market growth. The raw materials used in the manufacture of milk substitutes are nuts and edible grains, and most of the production is used for direct consumption. As a result, the availability of raw materials can be a crucial factor affecting the industry.


On the other hand, the price of milk substitutes depends on the supply of raw materials, which causes price fluctuations. Oat milk and many other dairy substitutes face the problem of not being able to use raw materials due to rising prices. This price volatility is one of the most significant limitations in the growth of sales of dairy alternative drinks.

Dairy Alternatives Market Segmentation Analysis:

By application, the milk segment took over the global dairy alternatives market in 2018. When choosing beverages, consumers prioritize health and convenience. The companies have diversified their beverage offering with products containing almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk and other ingredients from non-dairy products and alternatives derived from hemp, oatmeal, or flax. Factors supporting the popularity of dairy-free milk are lactose intolerance and the health problems associated with the busy lifestyle of the middle-class working population. Due to these factors, we can save time by using convenient products that can be consumed on the go.

By distributing channels, the online store is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment in the global dairy alternatives market during the forecast period. The growth of online stores is due to the wide range of specific dairy-free food options at reduced prices compared to traditional retail prices to attract more customers. Factors such as rapid accessibility and cost-effectiveness have increased the use of online services in developing and developed countries. As the frequency of online purchases increases, there is an opportunity to improve sales of these products by major online players such as Amazon, Vegan Online and Goodness Direct, and other online retailers around the world.

Dairy Alternatives Market Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

Regional Analysis:

The forecast for the Asia Pacific Dairy Alternatives Market is expected to show the fastest growth of more than 10% from 2020 to 2025. Economic development, improved living standards, increased consumer spending on food, and the impact of western trends will stimulate demand for dairy alternative industries. Rapid population growth, liberalization of FDI in the food industry, increased consumer awareness of health and fitness, and a rapid increase in purchasing power are key factors driving demand for products in the region. Changes in consumer preferences are the result of a higher prevalence of obesity and lactose intolerance among young and older populations.

North America dairy alternatives market accounted for more than 25% of the global business in 2018. Increased demand for nutrition and health products is expected, coupled with an increase in consumer awareness of health and fitness, deliver significant benefits during the forecast schedule. Furthermore, the willingness of consumers to pay higher prices for healthy and nutritious products will provide a favorable scenario for market growth.

Leading Company:

ADM focused on product innovation, new product launches, mergers and acquisitions to broaden its geographic base and increase market share.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Dairy Alternatives Market are

  • Vitsoy International Holding Limited
  • CP Kelko
  • Daiya Foods Inc
  • WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Nutriops S.L
  • OT AB
  • Eden Foods
  • Freedom Food Group Co Ltd
  • Blue Diamond Grower Inc
  • Hain Celestial Group


1. Introduction                         

          1.1 Market Definition                

          1.2 Scope of the report             

          1.3 Study Assumptions             

          1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods            

2. Research Methodology                    

          2.1 Analysis Design                  

          2.2 Research Phases                 

                   2.2.1 Secondary Research

                   2.2.2 Primary Research    

                   2.2.3 Data Modelling       

                   2.2.4 Expert Validation    

          2.3 Study Timeline          

3. Report Overview                   

          3.1 Executive Summary             

          3.2 Key Inferencees                  

4. Market Dynamics                            

          4.1 Impact Analysis                  

                   4.1.1 Drivers         

                   4.1.2 Restaints     

                   4.1.3 Opportunities         

          4.2 Regulatory Environment                

          4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends               

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                     

          5.1 Key Player Benchmarking               

                   5.1.1 Market share analysis       

                   5.1.2 Products/Service    

                   5.1.3 Regional Presence   

          5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape             

          5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations               

6. Market Segmentation                      

          6.1 Dairy Alternatives Market, By Application           

                   6.1.1 Milk   

                   6.1.2 Cheese         

                   6.1.3 Yogurt

                   6.1.4 Ice Cream     

                   6.1.5 Creamers     

                   6.1.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)  

                   6.1.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis       

                   6.1.8 Market Attractiveness Index       

          6.2 Dairy Alternatives Market, By Distribution Channel                 

                   6.2.1 Supermarkets         

                   6.2.2 Health Stores

                   6.2.3 Pharmacies   

                   6.2.4 Online Stores

                   6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)  

                   6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis       

                   6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index       

7. Geographical Landscape                            

          7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region              

          7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021-2026)         

                   7.2.1 By Country   



                   7.2.2 By Application        

                   7.2.3 By Distribution Channel    

          7.3 Europe            

                   7.3.1 By Country   






                    Rest of Europe

                   7.3.2 By Application        

                   7.3.3 By Distribution Channel    

          7.4 Asia Pacific               

                   7.4.1 By Country   




                    South Korea

                    South East Asia

                    Australia & NZ

                    Rest of Asia-Pacific

                   7.4.2 By Application        

                   7.4.3 By Distribution Channel    

          7.5 Latin America            

                   7.5.1 By Country   




                    Rest of Latin America

                   7.5.2 By Application        

                   7.5.3 By Distribution Channel    

          7.6 Middle East and Africa         

                   7.6.1 By Country   

                    Middle East


                   7.6.2 By Application        

                   7.6.3 By Distribution Channel    

8. Key Player Analysis                         

          8.1 Vitsoy International Holding Limited                  

                   8.1.1 Business Description        

                   8.1.2 Products/Service    

                   8.1.3 Financials     

                   8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                   8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                   8.1.6 Analyst Overview    

          8.2 Archer Daniel Midlands                  

          8.3 CP Kelko         

          8.4 Daiya Foods Inc                  

          8.5 WhiteWave Foods Company           

          8.6 Nutriops S.L              

          8.7 Eden Foods               

          8.8 Freedom Food Group Co Ltd          

          8.9 Blue Diamond Grower Inc              

          8.10 Hain Celestial Group, Inc             

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                            


          List of Tables                  

          List of Figures                 

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • The segment-level analysis in terms of By Application, Distribution Channel and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market


  1. Global Dairy Alternatives Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Dairy Alternatives Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Milk Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Cheese Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Yogurt Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Ice Cream Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Creamers Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Dairy Alternatives Market By Distribution Channel, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Supermarkets Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Health Stores Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Pharmacies Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Online Stores Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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