The global yogurt market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Yogurt is a coagulated dairy product made by fermenting milk with yogurt cultures like Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. It is a rich source of proteins, calcium, vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, potassium and magnesium. As a result of its high nutritional value, yogurt offers several health benefits. It helps in improving immunity, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, strengthening bones and teeth, preventing digestive problems, and lowering high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. In recent years, the manufacturers have also introduced a wide variety of probiotic, stirred, creamy and pulp-laced yogurt variants. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global yogurt market to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period (2021-2026).
Global Yogurt Market Drivers:
Yogurt has a low fat and sugar content due to which it is increasingly being preferred by health-conscious consumers. In line with this, manufacturers are offering fortified yogurt products with extra vitamins, minerals and fiber. For instance, Arla Foods has launched a fiber-rich yogurt variant that is high in proteins, low in fats and contains around 27% of the daily recommended intake of calcium.
Convenient and innovative packaging formats offer various growth opportunities to the manufacturers. In line with this, they are introducing products such as self-contained froyo balls, squeezable tubes, and containers equipped with anti-choking cap that minimize spills and reduce potential safety hazards.
The leading dairy companies are acquiring businesses to expand their presence and market operations worldwide. For example, Lactalis acquired the organic yogurt maker Stonyfield from Groupe Danone, and a US-based dairy brand called siggi’s which specializes in Icelandic style yogurt.
Breakup by Product Type:
Currently, set yogurt represents the most popular product type, holding the largest market share. Set yogurt has a firm texture and gets fermented in less time as compared to other yogurt products. It is consumed as a dessert and used as an ingredient in various recipes.
Breakup by Flavor:
The market has also been categorized on the basis of flavors. Some of the popular flavors of yogurt include strawberry blend, vanilla, plain, strawberry, peach and others.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets represent the largest distribution channel as these stores have a wide variety of products from numerous brands. Supermarkets and hypermarkets also offer access to cold storage which is essential for maintaining the shelf-life of perishable dairy products.
Region-wise, the European Union is the leading market, followed by North America. The European Union accounts for the largest market share as yogurt is widely consumed in the region as a snack and dessert. Other major regions include Eastern Europe, Latin America and Others.
The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:
General Mills Inc.
Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd.
Key questions answered in this report:
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