Europe Hot Dog And Sausages Market Research Report - Segmented By Product, Type And Region(UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecasts (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: June, 2024
ID: 7086
Pages: 145

Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market Size (2024 to 2029)

The Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market was worth USD 15.79 billion in 2024 and is anticipated to reach a valuation of USD 18.95 billion by 2029 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.72% from 2024 to 2029.


A hot dog is a sausage sandwich made out of a hot dog bun and a meat sausage that is grilled or steamed. The sausage is primarily formed of ground meat such as pork, beef, or chicken and is seasoned with spices such as pepper, garlic, and paprika among others. Honey, brown sugar, barbecue, spicy, and teriyaki hot dogs and sausages are among the few flavors available. Hot dogs and sausages are preferred by consumers as they are a quick and convenient means to satiate hunger while being friendly on the pocket. The versatility of sausages as a dish is quite unique as this form of processed meat can be eaten by itself or it can also be served as a topping this sets sausages apart from its counterparts.  

Hot dogs and sausages are usually created in a casing made of intestines, but they can also be composed of synthetic materials. Raw sausages can be cooked in a variety of methods, including grilling, pan-frying, pan-searing, and broiling. Sometimes sausages are cooked while being made, and afterward, the casing is removed. Curing, drying (sometimes in tandem with fermentation or culturing, which can help with preservation), smoking or freezing sausages are all techniques for preserving them. Most cured or smoked sausages can be kept at room temperature for a short period of time. Generally, fresh sausages must be refrigerated or frozen until they are cooked. Dry sausages originated in hot climates where preservation was difficult, but fresh and cooked sausages originated in colder climates. Dry sausages include more proteins, B vitamins, and minerals than wet sausages since they are treated to remove moisture. A very famous type of sausage is called the Bratwurst which originated in Germany, its usually made from pork and sometimes from beef or other meat sources. The way sausages are served varies by region, although they are most usually thought of as a simple snack served on or in a white wheat flour roll and eaten with mustard. It's often served with sauerkraut or potato salad as a pub dish, and it's sometimes served alongside brown, toasted country bread made mostly from rye flour, or less commonly with a Brazil (pretzel). It's a popular fast food option in German-speaking nations, where it's commonly prepared and sold by street sellers from small kiosks, and it's also popular among soccer fans. The hot dog and sausage industry reaps the benefits of the ever-growing culture of quick and convenient food sources.

Hot dogs and sausages have long been symbols of European cuisine. They've been more available in many forms in several places throughout the world over the years, enticing primarily meat-eaters but off late, vegans as well. European countries prefer sausages over traditional meat as they are cured and have a longer shelf life which may be a key market driver for the hot dog and sausage industry to prevail and grow within European markets. Another key driver would be the culture of fast food. The majority of hot dog and sausage market share is used for commercial purposes and the rapid spread of fast food joints from America to Europe will also boost the hot dog and sausage market volume. As people are becoming more and more health-conscious, food service companies are pushing for a more nutritious sausage like red meat sausages which are linked to being unhealthy can be replaced by turkey or vegan sausages as they have a very low-fat profile while being a rich source of protein.

Health problems associated with the consumption of red meat- Although red meat may be quite flavorful and tasty, it comes with its own set of problems as it can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers. Therefore, these factors further reduce the Europe hot dog and sausages market growth. People avoiding processed food- As people are becoming more and more health-conscious, they tend to choose natural meat sources over their counterparts that are processed meat sources as they are said to be devoid of nutrition and high in trans fats. The Hot Dog and Sausage Council has reviewed this matter and they are turning over to different manufacturing processes to preserve nutrition and make the hot dog and sausage industry as healthy as possible.

This Research Report on Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market  is segmented and sub segmented into following categories

Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market By Product

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Others

Chicken hot dogs and sausages dominate the hot dog and sausage markets in Europe due to the increasing recognition of the health benefits of poultry protein, which is the leanest type of protein, the chicken segment is likely to hold the bulk of the market share. When compared to other meat sources, poultry protein is a wonderful source of protein and is inexpensive.

Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market By Type

  • Refrigerated Breakfast Sausages
  • Refrigerated Dinner Sausages
  • Cocktail Sausages

Refrigerated Breakfast Sausages are usually lightly spiced and it is consumed during breakfast. It is primarily made from the meat derived from pork. On the other hand, refrigerated dinner sausages are derived from different types of meat sources, unlike the breakfast sausage, dinner sausages are heavily spiced and they usually carry their own distinct flavor and taste. Cocktail sausages are available in various meat options and their size tends to vary from 3 inches to 4 inches. Cocktail sausages are typically served as a snack and their market share is insignificant when compared to its counterparts. Refrigerated Dinner Sausages have a sales volume that is marginally more than Refrigerated Breakfast Sausages. Unlike American culture, the European culture has a very flexible taste hence there is not a very clear line between breakfast and dinner sausages.

Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market By Country

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • Russia
  • Italy

In terms of production, the country with the highest production in the hot dog and sausage market is Germany with a production volume of approximately 2.7M tonnes as of 2023.

The hot dog and sausage market volume share that Germany holds is approximately equal to 31% of the total volume. The second position is held by Poland which has a production volume of approximately 822K tonnes and the third position is held by Spain which has a production value of approximately 574K tonnes. As a whole, the European Union produced 8.3M tonnes in 2023. The total output value increased at an average rate of 1.1% from 2016-2021and the trend pattern was observed to be relatively unwavering.

In terms of Hot dog and sausage market sales, Germany led the market with a record sale of USD 8.2 billion, and the second highest sales was recorded by France with a sale of USD 3.4 billion.

The countries which recorded the highest sausage consumption per capita in 2021 were Germany with a per capita consumption of 21kg per person and following Germany was the Czech Republic with a per capita consumption of 19kg per person.


Key Players In Europe Hot Dog & Sausage Market are Bigard Group, Terrena, Veronesi Group, Vion, Tönnies Holding ApS & Co. KG, Danish Crown AmbA, Groupe Bigard SA, LDC Group, HK Scan, Westfleisch SCE mbH.


the brand Moving Mountains launched sausages to various European markets. The brand offers plant-based meat alternative options for vegans. The sausage comes with similar flavoring and spices just like regular sausages. Instead of deriving ingredients from meat, ingredients like oyster mushrooms and beetroots were used to give a similar texture. Unlike meat-derived sausages, the vegan options have added B12 and are free from cholesterol.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.What is the Hot Dog and Sausages Market and what products does it encompass?

The Hot Dog and Sausages Market includes various processed meat products, such as hot dogs, sausages, bratwursts, chorizos, and similar items, typically consumed as convenience foods or as part of meals and snacks.

2.What are the key drivers of growth in the Hot Dog and Sausages Market?

Factors driving growth might include the convenience of these products, changing dietary habits, increasing demand for ready-to-eat foods, urbanization, and the popularity of outdoor grilling and barbecuing.

3.What are the different types of Hot Dogs and Sausages available in the market?

The market might offer a variety of hot dogs and sausages, including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, vegetarian/vegan options, and specialty or gourmet varieties with unique flavors or ingredients.

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