The global bacon market reached a value of US$ 65.27 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 83.55 Billion by 2027 exhibiting a CAGR of 3.80% during 2022-2027. 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. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Bacon refers to a type of pork, usually made from the side of a pig that is cured and smoked after removing the spare ribs. It is typically consumed as a side dish, added as a flavoring agent or accent, and used in numerous foods, such as salads, sandwiches, soups, and sweets like maple bacon ice cream. It is widely available in different variants, including slabs, regular sliced, thin-sliced, thick-sliced, and ends and pieces. As a result, bacon is popularly consumed by individuals of all age groups due to its unique, smoky flavor and longer shelf life.

Bacon Market Trends:
The escalating demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) and ready-to-cook (RTC) food due to the expanding working population, hectic lifestyles, and changing dietary habits represents the primary factor driving the market growth. Besides this, the growing consumer awareness and acceptance of convenience meat products with enhanced taste, quality, and shelf life is augmenting the demand for bacon. Additionally, various foodservice outlets are offering a wide variety of bacon products to increase their menu options and attract more consumers. Along with this, the rising consumption of meat products like bacon as a part of paleo and keto diet plans among health- and fitness-conscious consumers is propelling the market growth. Furthermore, several leading players are launching innovative product variants, such as low-calorie and gluten-free bacon, to expand their product portfolio and maintain a competitive edge in the market. They are also making heavy investments in attractive and sustainable packaging solutions due to the growing environmental concerns among the masses. Other factors, including the increasing demand for meat protein, shifting preferences toward healthy and nutritious food items, inflating consumer expenditure capacities, and the rising influence of cross-culture dietary patterns, are also creating a positive market outlook.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global bacon market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, product type, source, nature and distribution channel.

Breakup by Type:

Dry Cured
Immersion Cured
Pumped Bacon

Breakup by Product Type:

Standard Bacon
Ready-To-Eat Bacon

Breakup by Source:


Breakup by Nature:


Breakup by Distribution Channel:

Institutional Sales (HoReCa)
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Independent Retailers
Specialist Retailers

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Foster Farms, Fresh Mark Inc., Great British Meat Company, Hormel Foods Corporation, Karro Foods Group Limited, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., OSI Group, Seaboard Corporation, Smithfield Foods Inc. (WH Group Limited), The Kraft Heinz Company, True Story Foods and Tyson Foods Inc. Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global bacon market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global bacon market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
What is the breakup of the market based on the nature?
What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global bacon market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?