Europe Fats and Oils Market by Product Type (Olive Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil and Others), by Application (Food & Beverage, Industrial, Animal Feed, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care), by Form (Solid and Liquid), by Source (Animal and Plants) and By Country (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe) – Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
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Europe Fats and Oils Market Growth and Forecast (2023 - 2028):

Europe Fats and Oils Market was estimated at US$ xx million in 2022, and it is predicted that it will reach US$ xx million by 2028 with an annual expansion rate of xx% between 2023 and 2028.

Market Overview:

Fats and oils are very essential ingredients in diet and are widely used in a variety of industries. They are nothing but organic matter, fat is in solid form and oil is in liquid form at room temperature. Fats and oils are foods with more energy and higher energy density than proteins and carbohydrates. Inedible oils are used primarily in soap making and other products. Fats and oils are used throughout the world for food and industrial applications. It is consumed in feed, soaps, fatty acids, biodiesel, personal care products, lubricants, paints (made from alkyd resins) and fats, as well as vegetable shortening, butter, salad oil, margarine, cooking oil. Food applications represent a significant part of the consumption of fats and oils worldwide. Cooking oil is very likely to develop alternative biodiesel automotive fuels in the transportation sector. Oils made from coconut, palm, rapeseed, and corn are widely used in soap making to promote saponification.

Recent Developments in Europe Fats and Oils Industry:

  • In March 2019, Cargill launched CremoFLEX, the newest line of premium filler greases for the European market. The new range of fats can be used in a number of applications including filled wafers, filled chocolate bars, cookies and sandwiches, and bonbons.

Europe Fats and Oils Market Growth:

Changes in consumer eating habits are driving demand in the Europe Fats and Oils market.


Increased consumption of animal products and changes in consumer eating habits driving call for high-quality edible fats and processed foods are expected to increase market demand for fats and oils in Europe. Fats and oils are essential elements of the diet and are organic substances used in many industries. Fat in the diet is important for supporting cell growth in the body and protecting the body's organs. Additionally, dietary fats are important for many bodily processes, such as hormonal development and the regulation of vitamins in the body. Fats and oils have emulsifying, lubricating and blending properties along with high caloric values. Various foods and drinks contain nutrients that include protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, and minerals. There was a great demand for Fats and Oils in the food and beverage industry in Europe. Other areas where fats and oils are used include chemical, animal feed, pharmaceutical, industrial and personal care applications. Europe Fats and Oils Market demand is increasing as demand for alternative biodiesel fuels in the transportation sector. Increased health awareness and rising disposable income in emerging markets are expected to further strengthen the Europe Fats and Oils market.

Today, foods that are free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and that contain minimally processed organic fats and oils are increasingly preferred by young consumers around the region. Millennials and younger consumers prefer to avoid overly processed ingredients and foods, which increases the demand for unrefined natural oils. Consumers around the region are learning more about the difference between unhealthy fats and oils. Most of these consumers now express a greater willingness to consider and try fats and oils derived from non-traditional sources with the perceived benefits of being sustainable, organic, or non-biotech. The adoption of butter-based fats is being revived by providing superior performance that makes ingredient labelling simple and clean. This is mainly because simple and clean labels are the new standard for Gen Z and Millennial consumers. Increased consumption of fast and convenience food is likely to fuel demand for Europe Fats and Oils market during the foreseen period. Increased consumption of processed foods and growing demand for high-quality cooking oil are likely to have a positive impact on the Europe Fats and Oils market.


Increasing quality standards, strict government regulations on food safety and increasing environmental problems with health problems such as heart-related diseases and obesity caused by excessive consumption of fats and oils can hamper market growth in the near future. Regulations governing food safety and labelling issues are estimated to further retard Europe Fats and Oils market growth. High commodity prices are predicted to have a negative impact on the Europe Fats and Oils market growth prospects.

Europe Fats and Oils Market Segmentation Analysis:

Based on the product type, the vegetable oil market is estimated to be dominated by the palm oil sector, followed by soybean oil and rapeseed oil. Palm oil has become the most widely used vegetable oil for edible purposes and is one of the largest consumers of vegetable oil.

By application, Europe Fats and Oils market is segmented food & beverage, industrial, animal feed, pharmaceutical and personal care. Food & Beverage is the dominant segment in this market that is predicted to expand with a considerable growth rate in future.

By source, the regional market is bifurcated mainly into animal and plants. The demand for plant-based products is augmenting in the European nations lately.

By form, the Europe Fats and Oils market is segmented into solids and liquids. The liquid segment dominated the market in 2020 and is expected to grow the fastest in biodiesel, where the oil is consumed primarily for culinary purposes and the liquid form is preferred over the solids.

Regional Analysis:

Geographically the Europe Fats and Oils Market is segmented into UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe. European sales of virgin coconut oil for industrial applications have seen rapid growth over the last decade due to its health properties and functions. This is because virgin coconut oil, which is free of trans fatty acids and high in lauric acid, has less polyunsaturated fatty acids (PFAs) compared to oils like soybean and peanut oil. Within Germany, Europe, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Sweden are the main import markets. This growth is driven by increased consumer awareness of health, higher national disposable income, and high consumption of processed foods and cooking oils.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Europe Fats and Oils Market are

  • Associated British Food Plc
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Unilever Plc
  • United Plantations Berhad
  • Wilmar International Limited
  • International Foodstuff Company Holdings Ltd
  • Ajinomoto Co. Inc
  • Bunge Limited

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