Infant Formula Market

Infant Formula Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis, By Type(Infant Milk, Follow- On – Milk), By Distribution Channel(Hypermarkets/ Supermarkets, Pharmacy, Speciality Stores), By Region - Industry Forecast 2024-2031


Report ID: SQMIG35H2033 | Region: Global | Published Date: February, 2024
Pages: 242 |Tables: 62 |Figures: 75

Infant Formula Market Insights

Global Infant Formula Market size was valued at USD 31868.8 million in 2019 and is poised to grow from USD 35237.5 million in 2023 to USD 78273.3 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 10.6% in the forecast period (2024-2031).

Infant formulas are specially formulated drinks for young children, ideally under a year old. To guarantee the excellent quality of the product, numerous governmental bodies such as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the World Health Organization (WHO), and others, have precise guidelines on the formulation of infant food. Consumers can be encouraged to buy new items without concern if strict standards regarding product quality are in place. For instance, the FSSAI issued new regulations in 2019 for infant milk substitutes for premature infants, lactose-free newborn milk substitutes, and infant formulae for particular medical uses. Unfortunately, not all mothers can breastfeed: there are a few medical conditions that aren’t compatible with breastfeeding. Also, situations such as inflexible work schedules or working away from home may prevent a mother from breastfeed her baby. They simply are not in a conducive environment to breastfeeding.

The demand for infant formula was stable throughout this pandemic condition, but the long-term consequences are difficult to predict at this time due to supply chain interruptions and a detrimental effect on the product's international trade. Due to growing concerns for their newborn's health due to high risk of infection, parents are flocking toward choosing high-end products, which strengthens the baby's immune. It is challenging to forecast market data for the upcoming years due to uncertainties related to the current state of the business. To strengthen their global footprint in the face of the pandemic, the market enterprises are collaborating and going digital. For example, The Kraft Heinz Company partnered with childcare websites in China, such as Babytree, in March 2020 to distribute over 4,000 cartons of the company's infant nutrition to families in need through the Shanghai Fosun Foundation.

US Infant Formula Market is poised to grow at a sustainable CAGR for the next forecast year.

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Infant Formula Market Segmental Analysis

Infant Formula Market is segmented based on the type, distribution channel, and region. Based on the type, the global Infant Formula Market is segmented as infant milk, follow- on – milk. Based on the distribution channel , the global Infant Formula Market is segmented as hypermarkets/ supermarkets, pharmacy , speciality stores. Based on region, Infant Formula Market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

Infant Formula Market Analysis by Type

Due to the dearth of suitable alternatives in the market, the infant milk formula segment has experienced high value-based sales and is one of the leading segments in emerging nations. Manufacturers are being inspired to create and launch novel products in the infant formula market due to lack of availability of convenient and nutrient-dense products. Growing consumer spending allows them to purchase a wide variety of infant milk formula products and baby milk for their babies. According to study of the global market, the additional milk sector is expected to experience the highest CAGR over the projection period. Due to its high protein, calcium, iron, and other micronutrient content, premiumized follow-on milk formula should be able to simulate the nutritive function of breast milk, which will increase the product's market share. The demand for follow-on milk is anticipated to rise at a more manageable rate as a result of newborns with low iron levels or poor weaning diets needing extra nourishment from their food.

Demand for infant formula in the supermarket/hypermarket channels has increased rapidly. Under one roof, these mass merchandisers provide customers with improved convenience, dedicated infant areas, bundling deals, schemes, and a simple shopping experience. Furthermore, it is anticipated that these distribution channels will serve as a "one-stop-shop" for infant formula. The other rapidly expanding distribution channels are specialty stores, which offer a variety of baby foods, specialist items, breast milk alternatives, and other infant care products on a single platform. Customers are drawn to shop at specialised stores due to convenience and wide variety of products they offer. The majority of customers prefer to purchase products while being advised by a knowledgeable nutritionist who works in such specialized businesses.

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Infant Formula Market Regional Insights

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for infant formulas. During the projection period, the regional market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 10.88 % by 2028. Strong demand resulting from high birth rates dominates the regional infant formula market. The local industry's strong incentives and increased reliance on imports, together with the rising consumer demand for more expensive, higher-quality goods, have also contributed to the infant formula market expansion in the region. China, which is one of the world's largest consumers of newborn and baby food products also contributes to the dominance of Asia-Pacific in the global infant formula market. Additionally, it is anticipated that China's decision to end its "one-child" policy and a rise in domestic birth rates will have a beneficial effect on market expansion. Due to an increase in the number of working women and growing knowledge of the advantages and nutritional worth of the goods, demand is expanding across the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, the greater familiarity with the western way of life and the underlying soundness of the economy are likely to have a favourable effect on product demand.

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Infant Formula Market Dynamics

Infant Formula Market Driver

  • Low breastfeeding rates and fertility rates show an early reliance on breast milk substitutes. Modernization and changing lifestyles are also responsible for the growing demand for infant formula. Demand for the product among parents is being fueled by its convenience and improved composition. The infant formula market growth is anticipated to be positively impacted by the rising investment made by the key players in the research & development of novel products. For instance, Nestle S.A. inaugurated a brand-new research facility in Ireland in January 2021. For the global market, the centre will concentrate on creating innovations in milk-based newborn and maternal nutrition products.
  • There has been a remarkable increase in the young working mother population. This has worked as a key factor in propelling the growth of the infant nutrition market, as these working mothers are majorly dependent on processed infant nutrition products. Stress is also currently one of the most common problems working women face, which causes low milk production in them. These factors have encouraged the adoption of convenience-oriented lifestyles, making infant formula and baby foods more desirable.

  • The increasing middle-class population in the emerging and developing countries has opened new horizons in the infant nutrition market, as the need for products compatible with a working mom’s schedule is growing. The growth of the middle class, rapid urbanization, and rising rates of female participation in the labor force in many developing markets have encouraged the adoption of convenience-oriented lifestyles, making prepared baby foods and baby formula more desirable.

Infant Formula Market Restraint

  • Strict guidelines for the introduction of new items and challenging registration process are hampering infant formula market growth. Additionally, a barrier to the market expansion may be the lesser acceptance of premium or expensive products in some emerging regions (caused by low per capita income).

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Infant Formula Market Competitive Landscape

The global infant formula market is relatively fragmented, with a high level of competition. Companies are working on new product launches and other initiatives to provide better equipment to their customers and expand their company globally. These industry leaders are expanding their client base in a variety of ways, and many organizations are forming strategic and creative partnerships with other start-up businesses in order to increase market share and profitability.

Top Players in the Global Infant Formula Market

  • Nestle S.A.
  • Danone S.A.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Reckitt Benckiser Group)
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • The a2 Milk Company Limited
  • Synutra International, Inc.
  • Arla Foods amba
  • Hero Group
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
  • Bellamy's Organic
  • Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd.
  • Hain Celestial Group Inc.
  • HiPP GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG
  • Meiji Co., Ltd.
  • Yili Group
  • Wakodo Co., Ltd.

Infant Formula Market Recent Developments

  • In October 2022 Infant formula manufacturer Perrigo Company Plc (PRGO.N) said that it  is buying the Good Start brand and a Wisconsin plant that makes the product from Nestle SA (NESN.S), as U.S. retailers recover from shortages of the product.
  • In Feb 2020, Almonds, buckwheat, and tapioca are combined in a patented formula to create a 100% plant-based, organic toddler formula, according to Else Nutrition, a producer and distributor of clean-ingredient, plant-based nutrition products.
  • In June 2021 , Karicare Toddler, a new product from Danone Nutricia, a brand of Danone SA, was introduced with a new product innovation created with pure New Zealand sheep milk in New Zealand.

Infant Formula Key Market Trends

  • The baby nutrition market is flourishing globally, with promising prospects for rapid expansion in the industry amid a frenzy of innovation including essential substances like probiotics and human milk oligosaccharides. In recent years, a trend for clean label, plant-based, and organic products has emerged. The expansion of organic and clean-labeled newborn nutrition products is anticipated to be supported by the increased consumer trend away from chemical components and toward all-natural and plant-based ingredients.
  • As vitamin D may be important in balancing the bacteria population in the newborn's stomach, more infant formula is being fortified with it. As concerns for newborns' health and wellbeing have grown due to the COVID-19 virus, the market's top competitors should now actively profit from the launch of infant formula supplemented with vitamin D.

Infant Formula Market SkyQuest Analysis

SkyQuest’s ABIRAW (Advanced Business Intelligence, Research & Analysis Wing) is our Business Information Services team that Collects, Collates, Co-relates, and Analyses the Data collected utilizing Primary Exploratory Research backed by the robust Secondary Desk research.

According to our Global Infant Formula Market Analysis, offers a thorough analysis of the industry and focuses on important factors like top businesses and popular product uses. In addition, the research analyses significant industry breakthroughs and provides insights into the major market trends. The research includes a number of additional variables that have contributed to the market expansion in recent years in addition to those mentioned above.

Report Metric Details
Market size value in 2023 USD 31868.8 million
Market size value in 2031 USD 78273.3 million
Growth Rate 10.6%
Forecast period 2024-2031
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments covered
  • Type
    • Infant Milk, Follow- On – Milk
  • Distribution Channel
    • Hypermarkets/ Supermarkets, Pharmacy, Speciality Stores
Regions covered North America (US, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Rest of Latin America), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of MEA)
Companies covered
  • Nestle S.A.
  • Danone S.A.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Reckitt Benckiser Group)
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • The a2 Milk Company Limited
  • Synutra International, Inc.
  • Arla Foods amba
  • Hero Group
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
  • Bellamy's Organic
  • Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd.
  • Hain Celestial Group Inc.
  • HiPP GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG
  • Meiji Co., Ltd.
  • Yili Group
  • Wakodo Co., Ltd.
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Table Of Content

Executive Summary

Market overview

  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Infant Formula Market Characteristics
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market by Geography
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Segmentation
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Vendor Market Positioning

Parent Market Analysis

Market overview

Market size

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • SWOT Analysis

KEY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Technology Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and details)
  • Pricing Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and pricing details)
  • Supply Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Supply Chain Presentation)
  • Value Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Value Chain Presentation)
  • Ecosystem Of the Market
    • Exhibit: Parent Market Ecosystem Market Analysis
    • Exhibit: Market Characteristics of Parent Market
  • IP Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of product/technology, patents filed, inventor/company name, acquiring firm)
  • Trade Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Import and Export data details)
  • Startup Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Emerging startups details)
  • Raw Material Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Mapping of key raw materials)
  • Innovation Matrix
    • (Exhibit: Positioning Matrix: Mapping of new and existing technologies)
  • Pipeline product Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of companies and pipeline products, regional mapping)
  • Macroeconomic Indicators

COVID IMPACT

  • Introduction
  • Impact On Economy—scenario Assessment
    • Exhibit: Data on GDP - Year-over-year growth 2016-2022 (%)
  • Revised Market Size
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Infant Formula Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Impact Of COVID On Key Segments
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Segment Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • COVID Strategies By Company
    • Exhibit: Analysis on key strategies adopted by companies

MARKET DYNAMICS & OUTLOOK

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • Regulatory Landscape
    • Exhibit: Data Table on regulation from different region
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porters Analysis
    • Competitive rivalry
      • Exhibit: Competitive rivalry Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of substitute products
      • Exhibit: Threat of Substitute Products Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Exhibit: buyers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Exhibit: Threat of new entrants Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Exhibit: Threat of suppliers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
  • Skyquest special insights on future disruptions
    • Political Impact
    • Economic impact
    • Social Impact
    • Technical Impact
    • Environmental Impact
    • Legal Impact

Market Size by Region

  • Chart on Market share by geography 2021-2027 (%)
  • Data Table on Market share by geography 2021-2027(%)
  • North America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • USA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Canada
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Europe
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Germany
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Spain
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • France
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • UK
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Europe
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Asia Pacific
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • China
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • India
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Japan
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Korea
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Latin America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Brazil
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of South America
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • GCC Countries
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Africa
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of MEA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)

KEY COMPANY PROFILES

  • Competitive Landscape
    • Total number of companies covered
      • Exhibit: companies covered in the report, 2021
    • Top companies market positioning
      • Exhibit: company positioning matrix, 2021
    • Top companies market Share
      • Exhibit: Pie chart analysis on company market share, 2021(%)

Methodology

For the Infant Formula Market, our research methodology involved a mixture of primary and secondary data sources. Key steps involved in the research process are listed below:

1. Information Procurement: This stage involved the procurement of Market data or related information via primary and secondary sources. The various secondary sources used included various company websites, annual reports, trade databases, and paid databases such as Hoover's, Bloomberg Business, Factiva, and Avention. Our team did 45 primary interactions Globally which included several stakeholders such as manufacturers, customers, key opinion leaders, etc. Overall, information procurement was one of the most extensive stages in our research process.

2. Information Analysis: This step involved triangulation of data through bottom-up and top-down approaches to estimate and validate the total size and future estimate of the Infant Formula Market.

3. Report Formulation: The final step entailed the placement of data points in appropriate Market spaces in an attempt to deduce viable conclusions.

4. Validation & Publishing: Validation is the most important step in the process. Validation & re-validation via an intricately designed process helped us finalize data points to be used for final calculations. The final Market estimates and forecasts were then aligned and sent to our panel of industry experts for validation of data. Once the validation was done the report was sent to our Quality Assurance team to ensure adherence to style guides, consistency & design.

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Infant Formula Market size was valued at USD 31868.8 million in 2019 and is poised to grow from USD 35237.5 million in 2023 to USD 78273.3 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 10.6% in the forecast period (2024-2031).

The infant formula market is relatively fragmented, with a high level of competition. Companies are working on new product launches and other initiatives to provide better equipment to their customers and expand their company globally. These industry leaders are expanding their client base in a variety of ways, and many organizations are forming strategic and creative partnerships with other start-up businesses in order to increase market share and profitability. 'Nestle S.A.', 'Danone S.A.', 'Abbott Laboratories', 'Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Reckitt Benckiser Group)', 'Pfizer Inc.', 'H.J. Heinz Company', 'The Kraft Heinz Company', 'The a2 Milk Company Limited', 'Synutra International, Inc.', 'Arla Foods amba', 'Hero Group', 'FrieslandCampina', 'Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.', 'Bellamy's Organic', 'Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd.', 'Hain Celestial Group Inc.', 'HiPP GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG', 'Meiji Co., Ltd.', 'Yili Group', 'Wakodo Co., Ltd.'

Low breastfeeding rates and fertility rates show an early reliance on breast milk substitutes. Modernization and changing lifestyles are also responsible for the growing demand for infant formula. Demand for the product among parents is being fueled by its convenience and improved composition. The infant formula market growth is anticipated to be positively impacted by the rising investment made by the key players in the research & development of novel products. For instance, Nestle S.A. inaugurated a brand-new research facility in Ireland in January 2021. For the market, the centre will concentrate on creating innovations in milk-based newborn and maternal nutrition products.

The baby nutrition market is flourishing globally, with promising prospects for rapid expansion in the industry amid a frenzy of innovation including essential substances like probiotics and human milk oligosaccharides. In recent years, a trend for clean label, plant-based, and organic products has emerged. The expansion of organic and clean-labeled newborn nutrition products is anticipated to be supported by the increased consumer trend away from chemical components and toward all-natural and plant-based ingredients.

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for infant formulas. During the projection period, the regional market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 10.88 % by 2028. Strong demand resulting from high birth rates dominates the regional infant formula market. The local industry's strong incentives and increased reliance on imports, together with the rising consumer demand for more expensive, higher-quality goods, have also contributed to the infant formula market expansion in the region. China, which is one of the world's largest consumers of newborn and baby food products also contributes to the dominance of Asia-Pacific in the infant formula market. Additionally, it is anticipated that China's decision to end its "one-child" policy and a rise in domestic birth rates will have a beneficial effect on market expansion. Due to an increase in the number of working women and growing knowledge of the advantages and nutritional worth of the goods, demand is expanding across the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, the greater familiarity with the western way of life and the underlying soundness of the economy are likely to have a favourable effect on product demand.

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