Coconut Milk Market Size, Share and Growth Forecast to 2032

The global coconut milk market is set to gain traction from the increasing awareness among consumers about the health benefits associated with vegan diet. The Plant Based Foods Association published its data in 2020 mentioning that the sales of plant-based milk surged by 5% the same year in the U.S. Companies are also grabbing this opportunity to launch their products in the market. As per a report by Fortune Business Insights™, titled, “Coconut Milk Market, 2024-2032,” the market stood at USD 1,249.99 million in 2023. It is projected to grow from USD 1,393.43 million in 2024 to USD 3,380.15 million by 2032 at a CAGR of 11.71% in the forecast period.

Market expansion for coconut milk and cream is anticipated to be driven by rising consumer concerns about consuming traditional dairy-based food and beverage items and switching to vegan diets. Food products derived from coconuts are becoming more and more popular, which indicates that consumers are shifting their preferences from animal to plant-based foods. Natural health concerns, ethical or religious convictions, knowledge of environmental issues and animal rights, and ecological concerns are the main factors driving this gradual change to a plant-based diet. Coconut milk and cream are becoming increasingly popular as essential vegan food ingredients, and the number of vegans worldwide is growing regardless of the classification criteria, reasons, or types. This is pushing the need for dairy-free food products.

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Organic Segment Held 26.80% Share in 2020: Fortune Business Insights™

Based on nature, the market for coconut is bifurcated into conventional and organic. Out of these, the organic segment procured 26.80% in terms of the coconut milk market share in 2020. This growth is attributable to the increasing trend of consuming clean-label products. Besides, organic products are gaining high popularity because of the rising demand for pesticide and chemical-free products from consumers.

Report Coverage-

We follow an innovative research methodology that includes data triangulation on the basis of bottom-up and top-down approaches. We conduct extensive primary research to validate the projected market numbers. We also derive information from paid databases, industry journals, SEC filings, and other authentic resources. The report includes numerous details, such as drivers, opportunities, challenges, and dynamics of the market.

Drivers & Restraints-

Increasing Incorporation in Bakery and Confectionery Items to Bolster Growth

Consumers nowadays are inclining rapidly towards plant-based products as they are considered to be healthier and safer, compared to animal-originated products. The Vegan Society, for instance, declared that in Europe, the U.K. is showcasing an exponential growth in its plant-based milk sector. In 2019, it stood at USD 320.6 million in the overall European market. At the same time, several people are practicing vegan diets worldwide. This is encouraging numerous companies to incorporate plant-based milk in a wide range of confectionery and bakery items. In February 2021, the Scottish Government announced that it would soon include plant-based milk alternatives on a government-funded early learning milk scheme and nursery. Additionally, the surging prevalence of lactose intolerance has compelled people to opt for coconut milk.

However, coconut farming depends mainly on climatic conditions. As the amount of greenhouse gas emissions is increasing, the global climatic conditions are also changing at a fast pace. Therefore, the frequent harsh weather conditions may hamper the coconut milk market growth in the near future.

Regional Insights-

Increasing Production of Coconuts in Sri Lanka to Help Asia Pacific Dominate

In 2020, Asia Pacific earned USD 398.08 million in terms of revenue owing to the rising trade activities of coconut-based products between major Asian countries and others. Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Thailand are considered to be the major producers of coconut in this region. As per Sri Lanka Export Development Board, the country’s total coconut production accounts for around 12% and in 2017, approximately 2,500 -3000 million coconuts were produced. Europe, on the other hand, is estimated to show high growth stoked by the increasing adoption of this milk in numerous bakery products, such as cookies, pies, and cakes.

Competitive Landscape-

Key Players Focus on Introducing New Products to Attract More Consumers

The market houses a large number of international and domestic companies that are presently focusing on launching unique products infused with coconut milk to attract more consumers. A few others are joining hands with start-up firms to co-develop novel food products containing this ingredient. Below are the two crucial industry developments:

  • June 2020: Epigamia introduced a new line of plant-based yogurt in India. It is made of coconut milk and has a creamy texture. It is available in two flavors, namely, Coconut Jaggery and Unsweetened. Both are free from preservatives and high in probiotics.
  • March 2020: Kite Hill unveiled two new products, including Kite Hill Sour Cream Alternative, a plant-based sour cream made with almond milk and coconut, as well as Kite Hill Blissful, a creamy and thick range of yoghurts made of coconut milk.

A list of reputed vendors operating in this market:

  • Danone S.A. (Paris France)
  • Nestle S.A. (Vevey, Switzerland)
  • Dabur India Ltd. (Ghaziabad, India)
  • Cocomi Bio Organic (Sri Lanka)
  • The Coconut Company (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Coconuts of the Caribbean Ltd. (Tune Puna, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Thai Coconut Public Company Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Sari Segar Husada (Indonesia)
  • Celebes Coconut Corporation (Cebu, Philippines)
  • Merit Food Products Co., Ltd. (Nong Khang Khok, Thailand)

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