Insect Protein Market Global Outlook, Trends, and Forecast


Insect Protein Market was expected to generate a revenue of US$ 0.8 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 3.3 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 33.4% from 2022 to 2027. North America is expected to dominate the market by 2027. The growing population and the pressure caused by it on food and feed demand has been a global concern since a decade. As the world population proliferates, the demand for food as well as feed will increase, thereby necessitating an increase in food production by 70%.

North America dominated the insect protein market and is projected to grow with a CAGR of 33.45% during the forecast period (2022 – 2027)

North America is anticipated to hold the largest market share in the insect protein market in 2022, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW. The presence of key insect protein manufacturing companies in developed regions such as North America and Europe contributes to these regions’ high market share. Many start-ups have been established in the region that provide both edible insects and insect protein-based products for food and feed applications. Enterra Feed Corporation (Canada), Entomo Farms (Canada), EnviroFlight LLC (US), and Aspire Food Group (US) are some of the leading companies providing insect protein-based products. The market for insect protein-based food products is projected to record the fastest growth during the forecast period due to the increasing awareness among people.

The food & beverage segment is the fastest growing among the various application of insect protein during the forecast period

The major buyers in this market are food and beverage companies, dairy-alternative manufacturers, and feed industrials among others. The supply of insect protein affects the production of insect-based food and beverages production. Insect-based protein is considered a viable alternative source for protein, majorly in food and feed applications. Though whole insects are also available in the market as a rich source of protein, the scope of this report has been limited to only the processed products available as insect protein.

The offline distribution channel is most widely used and held the largest market share in 2021, primarily owing to its of ease of accessibility and convenience.

Offline distribution includes supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and specialist retailers. Few consumers prefer online platform because of ease of accessibility and convenience. The dominance of offline distribution channel is primarily driven by the demand from developing countries. These countries are the large consumers of insect protein and do not have well established online distribution channel.

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