Edible Insects Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Edible Insects Market size is valued at $323.3m by 2019, and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 37.1% during the forecast period 2020-2025. The Edible Insects Market growth rate is attributed to easy availability, protein extraction, high nutritional profile, and economic processing techniques. Edible insects can act as a great solution for this owing to their capability to satisfy the food need with the high nutrition for human consumption, and also, the use as food has ecological advantages over conventional meat and other sources. In addition, insect can be a good source of protein for animals as they are not only able to provide the potential to extract protein from waste material, but also facilitate significant reductions in waste volume. From increasing farming of insects owing to minimum investment along with rising cases of livestock diseases is making consumers opt for safe and economical edible insect products to market players rapidly investing in R&D and marketing to capitalize on emerging trends in food & beverage sector by introducing innovative products is anticipated to propel the Edible Insects Market during the forecast period 2020-2025.

Report Coverage

The report: “Edible Insects Market Forecast (2020-2025)”, by Industry ARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Edible Insects Market:

By Product Type: Whole Insects, Insects Powder, and Insects Meal.
By Habitat Type: Ground, Aquatic and Tree/Bush/Shrubs.
By Applications: Processed Whole Insects, Animal and Pet Feed Products, Processed Insects Powder, Insects Protein Bar and Protein Shakes, Insects Baked Products and Snacks, Insects Confectioneries, Insects Beverages and Others.
By End-Users: Human Nutrition and Animal Consumption.
By Geography: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. 

Key Takeaways

  • North America dominated the Edible Insects Market with a share of 37% in the year 2019. 
  • The factors such as high cost of animal protein, environmental sustainability with production and consumption of edible insects, high nutritional value of insects, and low risk of transmitting zoonotic diseases are amongst the major factor projected to impel growth of Edible Insects Market.
  • Low cost of farming, high population growth, and shortages in protein rich food are the key factors owing to the growth in the segment during forecast period 2020-2025.

Habitat Type - Segment Analysis

Cricket of the ground segment held the largest share in the market owing to its high nutritional value; easy farming and processing over others as growing use into various food recipes & products; and increasing demand for cricket-based products, such as protein powder, protein bars, and snacks. Also cricket requires low production cost, low emission during production process, and less water, which acts as sustainable source thereby, helping to bolster the Edible Insect market segment.

Application Type- Segment Analysis

On the basis of Application type, Insect Protein Bar and Shakes segment held the major share of the market in terms of revenue and is poised to grow with a CAGR of 26.6%. The reason may be attributed to the inclination of young generation towards the fitness and wellness with rising number of health clubs and fitness centers. Moreover, protein bars and shakes are generally preferred by athletes and sportspersons owing to its gluten free nature and thus propelling the demand for the product. Apart from these, vast application and easy availability coupled with busy lifestyle and swelled disposable income is anticipated to further expand the consumption rate over the projection period of 2020-2025. 

By Geography - Segment Analysis

North America dominated the Edible Insects Market with a share of 37% in 2019. North America remains the largest consumer of Edible Insects owing to the increasing population, increase in demand for protein rich food, increase in awareness regarding the food habits, increase in awareness regarding the benefits of taking insect food, increase in insect harvesting and presence of more number of insect food manufacturers continues to expand its market. However, Asia Pacific edible insects market projected to grow at a significant rate owing to increasing population density, urbanization, positive attitude towards the insect as food and feed, lower cost of production, increase in dependency on edible insects, the availability of various edible insect types is to cater the Edible Insects Market in the forecast period of 2020-2025.

Drivers – Edible Insects Market

Rising awareness on potential benefits of Edible Insects 

With the rise in awareness on potential benefits of edible insect’s products and increasing demand for naturally fortified ingredients coupled with changing dietary patterns towards low calorie and high protein sources industry players are developing novel techniques to market their products by offering free samples, discounts, and attractive packaging which can be considered as an Edible Insects key driver of the market during the forecast period 2020-2025. 

Challenges – Edible Insects Market

Stringent Rules and Negative Perceptions about Insects

The major challenge for the market are the stringent rules and regulations in North America & Europe for food manufacturers towards the use of edible insects in bakery, cheese, and other food preparations to protect consumer interest is making industry players to provide innovative, safe, and high-quality solutions. Furthermore, negative perceptions about insect consumption among consumers and lack of awareness are also likely to impede the growth of the market over the forecast period. 

Edible Insects Industry Outlook

Product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and geographical expansions are key strategies adopted by players in the Edible Insects Market. In 2019, Edible Insects Market share is fragmented by the top ten players present in the market. Edible Insects Market top 10 companies are Beetle Jelly, Bugs in Mugs, Haocheng, Crickester, Eddiebug, Gran Mitla, Insecteo, Bugsy Bros, Bug foundation, Insectables and others.

Acquisitions/Product Launches

  • In March 27, 2020 Sysco partners with Entosense to add Edible Insects to its product Line as protein is arguably one of the sectors being explored the most, as consumers clamor for more plant-based, sustainable, and healthy options that make them feel good both inside and out.
  • In March 1, 2016 Bugsolutely announced the launch of an innovative pasta made with cricket flour “Cricket Pasta”, with remarkable amount of nutritional values, including high protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, and Omega 3 and 6, and all 9 of the amino fatty acids thereby, enters the fast growing market of food products based on edible insects.

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1. Edible Insects Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Edible Insects Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends by Product Type
    2.3 Key trends by Applications
    2.4 Key trends by Geography
3. Edible Insects Market – Comparative Analysis
    3.1 Product Benchmarking – Key Companies
    3.2 Financial Analysis – Key Companies
    3.3 Market Value Split by Key Companies
    3.4 Patent Analysis – Key Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Edible Insects Market - Startup Companies Scenario (Premium)
    4.1 Key Startup Company Analysis by
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Edible Insects Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3 Case Studies of Successful Ventures
6. Edible Insects Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints/Challenges
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes 
7. Edible Insects Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Market Life Cycle
8. Edible Insects Market – By Product Type (Market Size –$Million/$Billion)
    8.1 Whole Insects
    8.2 Insects Powder
    8.3 Insect Meal
9. Edible Insects Market – By Habitat Type (Market Size –$Million/$Billion)
    9.1 Ground
        9.1.1 Cricket
        9.1.2 Scale Insects
        9.1.3 Dung Beetles
    9.2 Aquatic
        9.2.1 Water Scorpion
        9.2.2 Diving Beetle
        9.2.3 Water Scavenger
        9.2.4 Dragonfly Larvae
        9.2.5 Giant Water Bug
    9.3 Tree/Bush/Shrub
        9.3.1 Cicada
        9.3.2 Bamboo Caterpillar
        9.3.3 Weaver Ant
        9.3.4 Stink Bug
        9.3.5 Scarabid Beetle
        9.3.6 Grasshoppers
10. Edible Insects Market – By Applications (Market Size –$Million/$Billion)
    10.1 Processed Whole Insects
    10.2 Animal and Pet Feed Products
    10.3 Processed Insects Powder
    10.4 Insects Protein Bar and Protein Shakes
    10.5 Insect Baked Products and Snacks
    10.6 Insect Confectioneries
    10.7 Insect Beverages
    10.8 Others
11. Edible Insects Market – By End Users (Market Size –$Million/$Billion)
    11.1 Human Nutrition
    11.2 Animal Consumption
12. Edible Insects Market - By Geography (Market Size –$Million/$Billion)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 U.S.
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 U.K.
        12.2.2 Germany
        12.2.3 France
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 Spain
        12.2.6 Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 India
        12.3.3 Japan
            12.3.4 South Korea
        12.3.5 Australia & New Zealand
        12.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    12.4 Rest of the World
        12.4.1 Middle East
        12.4.2 Africa
        12.4.3 South America
13. Edible Insects Market - Entropy
14. Edible Insects Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape   (Premium) 
    14.1 Market Share Analysis
        14.1.1 Global Market Share – Key Companies
        14.1.2 Market Share by Region – Key companies
        14.1.3 Market Share by Countries – Key Companies
        14.1.4 Best Practices for Companies
15. Edible Insects Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
16. Edible Insects Market Company Analysis
    16.1 Company 1
    16.2 Company 2
    16.3 Company 3
    16.4 Company 4
    16.5 Company 5
    16.6 Company 6
    16.7 Company 7
    16.8 Company 8
    16.9 Company 9
    16.10 Company 10 and more
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