The global margarine market grew at a CAGR of 4% during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to continue its moderate growth during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Margarine is a non-dairy alternative for butter having a similar appearance, consistency, taste, and nutritional value. It is produced by the amalgamation of various refined vegetable oils, including corn, palm, canola, soybean, etc. Margarine acts as a good source of essential fat-soluble nutrients that aid in maintaining lower blood cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is widely available in different forms such as sticks, cubes, tubs, liquid, spray, blocks, etc. Margarine is extensively used across bakeries, confectioneries, and household cooking.

Margarine Market

The rising consumer health concerns towards the negative impact of saturated fats have led to an increasing shift from butter towards margarine. Additionally, the high prevalence of lactose-intolerance disorders coupled with the growing awareness towards the dairy-free content of margarine is further propelling the product demand. In line with this, the increasing adoption of vegan trends and changing consumer dietary habits are also driving the market for margarine. Moreover, the expanding bakery sector is further augmenting the utilization of margarine in preparing pastries, doughnuts, cookies, etc. Several small-scale and artisanal bakeries are shifting from butter towards margarine as an essential ingredient for adding volume, texture, and maintaining its neutral taste to enhance flavors in the baked goods. Apart from this, the growing consumer consciousness towards clean-label and sustainable products has led to the emergence of non-GMO, allergen-free, and naturally-sourced margarine. Several manufactures are introducing organic and low-calorie variants of margarine that are made up of healthier vegetable oils, such as olive oil, palm oil, corn oil, etc. This is further expected to drive the global market for margarine over the forecasted period.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global margarine market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, source, form, distribution channel and application.

Breakup by Source:


Breakup by Form:


Breakup by Distribution Channel:

Hypermarkets and Supermarkets
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Online Stores

Breakup by Application:

Spreads, Sauces and Toppings

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
United Kingdom
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Bunge Limited, Conagra Foodservice Inc., EFKO Group, NMGK Group, PURATOS, Richardson International Limited, Vandemoortele and Wilmar International Ltd.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global margarine market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What is the impact of COVID-19 on the global margarine market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
What is the breakup of the market based on the form?
What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the market?
What is the structure of the global margarine market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the market?