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Organic Milk Market

Organic Milk Market Size, Share, Analysis Report By Product Type (Skimmed, Whole, Partly Skimmed Organic Milk), By Source (Cow, Buffalo), By Pasteurization (HTST, Ultra-Pasteurization), By Packaging (Pouches, Tetra Packs, Bottles), By Flavor, By Distribution Channel - Regional Forecast 2021-2031

Analysis of Organic Milk market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Organic Milk Market Outlook

Organic milk  market sales will continue to increase through 2021 and beyond. According to the study, the market is anticipated to reach US$ 150 Mn by 2021. In the long haul, prospects appear further optimistic, with the industry expected to reach US$ 281.8 Mn by the end of the assessment period 2021-2031. Projected compounded annual growth rate for the aforementioned period is around 6.5%.

Market Size Value in 2021 US$ 150 Mn
Projected Market Forecast Value by 2031 US$ 281.8 Mn
Global Growth Rate (2021 to 2031) 6.5% CAGR

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Organic Milk Revenue Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Outlook 2021-2031

According to Fact.MR, market research and competitive intelligence provider, from 2016 to 2020, the global market for organic milk has grown at a CAGR of almost 5%. With consumers increasingly seeking excellence in sensory experiences, they are experimenting with multiple flavors, which has, in turn, sparked demand for flavored organic milk in the past few years.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, demand for milk consumption raised in the market. In the first quarter of 2020, as infection cases increased, consumers began seeking out healthy, nutritious food products, which resulted in a substantial increase in the market for natural and organic milk in the market. In addition, certain studies reported that organic milk sales increased steadily from both the retail and wholesale sectors during the pandemic period.

Despite the changing market trends, the global market for flavored organic milk is expected to grow in the near future with increasing popularity for different flavors in the market. The growing trend towards organic farming is bound to have a significant impact on the market demand for organic milk. Hence the market is likely to surge at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2021-2031.

How are Various Government Initiated Programs Spurring Demand for Organic Milk?

Regular consumption of omega 3 fatty acids protects a wide range of diseases and may help reduce the occurrence of heart disease, tissue inflammation, cancer, and arthritis. Thus, demand for organic milk is growing in the market. Concerns over climate change and CO2 emissions from the industry have led to a greater demand for recyclable products in the market. The increased demand for organic milk has been driven mainly by the consumption of green products.

Organic milk manufacturers and ventures are increasingly investing their resources into research and development, aiming to improve and develop healthier milk products, which is considered to be one of the significant factors behind the growth of the global market for organic milk. The Codex Commission under the World Health Organization (WHO) is setting different levels for the restriction of antibiotics and aflatoxin in traditional milk to promote a long-term healthy life. With strict government regulation and FDA-approved food products, various firms have the added benefit of investing in R&D and the dairy industries which contributes to the growth of the organic milk market.

Growing demand for clean-label foods is considered to be one other factor that contributes significantly to the growth of organic milk in the global market. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases caused by synthetic and adulterated preservatives has contributed to the increase in demand for organic milk in the market.

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Does Rising Health Consciousness Drive Demand for R&D in this Market?

Even though ultra-high-temperature processing of some foods may dilute their nutritional value, studies have found that organic milk contains a significant level of omega-3 fatty acids. Scientists focused on experiments involving various types of organic milk in the market. The researchers investigated the health benefits of using organic milk in the food industry as a whole.

The health effects of milk's fat have long been a subject of debate among experts. Past studies have shown that foods with high-fat content are unhealthy for humans. Studies have also shown that higher fat consumption from dairy and other sources reduces the likelihood of stroke, death from any cause, and death due to cardiovascular disease.

Recent research from Emory University scientists in collaboration with The Organic Center suggests that organic milk is the healthiest option for families. In a study conducted by researchers, samples of milk obtained from grocery stores were tested to check differences in the levels of growth hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides in conventional and organic milk. As a result of this study, it was found that milk samples derived from conventional cows tested positive for antibiotic residues - two of which are banned by the U.S. dairy industry.

Additionally, a study was conducted that dissected the effectiveness of different packaging methods and the shelf life of these milk in the store. In addition, several studies have also been conducted on milk containers that are available for purchase in the market. Researchers made an effort to acquire a zero residue milk collection process.

Country-wise Analysis

Why does the U.S. Dominate the Global Market for Organic Milk?

The growing demand for organic food on the market has led to a significant increase in the demand for organic milk among consumers. According to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), organic milk sales in the United States for September 2021 were 227 million pounds. The region is likely to surge at a CAGR of 7% from 2021 to 2031.

As people have become more aware of the health benefits of organic milk in recent years, there has been an increased demand among consumers for organic milk, which is beneficial because it is rich in good fats that can improve wellbeing. This is one of the primary factors contributing to the growth of organic milk in the U.S. market.

Recent trends in organic milk consumption indicate that sales have seen a 10% growth rate on an annual basis. The promotion of organic farms and foods by the government of the United States is also considered to be one of the major factors behind the growth of organic milk among consumers. Through these promotional campaigns, consumers can gain a better understanding of the health benefits of organic foods. The benefits of organic milk in enhancing immunity and metabolism are also gaining traction amongst Americans.

How is the U.K Emerging as an Attractive Investment Destination for Organic Milk Manufacturers?

The accelerated growth of companies investing in the organic food sector is one of the significant factors that are contributing to the growth of organic milk in the United Kingdom. The outbreak of pandemic is also one of the major reasons behind the gradual growth of sales of organic milk in the market. As per Fact.MR, a CAGR worth 5.5% is projected for the market in the U.K.

As organic milk becomes more readily available through online platforms, consumers are more likely to switch from traditional milk to organic milk. The growing demand for locally produced foods and drinks is also raising the demand for organic milk in the households of the UK. As a result of government initiatives promoting a healthy lifestyle, consumers are choosing local farm products over branded and traditional milk. The growing export facilities of organic milk are also regarded as one of the primary reasons for the growth of the U.K market.

For instance, Omsco has more than 250 farmers across the UK, producing more than 250 million liters of organic milk each year. It manages over 65% of the country's organic milk supply and is the only dairy cooperative in the UK owned and run by farmers. As a result, it is the world's second-largest private organic milk pool. In addition, it is the largest provider of organic dairy processing needs, as well as the largest exporter of organic cheese, raw milk, butter, bulk ingredients, whey, and specialist ingredients.

How is the Market for Organic Milk Growing in China?

Growing organic farming and dairy farming in these regions has bolstered the demand for organic milk in the market. Growing export demand for organic milk from China has also contributed to the gradual expansion of the market. Increased demand for plant-based organic milk in these regions has increased the demand for soy milk in the market. The region is slated to register an expansion rate worth 5% from 2021 to 2031.

Several companies, such as Shengmu, are also taking an interest in the Chinese organic milk market since it also meets EU organic standards, which also attracts a lot of attention. The Chinese infant organic milk powder market is also becoming increasingly popular and as a result, companies like Junlebao are investing heavily in its production. Organic milk powder is not only beneficial to health but also easy to find, therefore, sales are increasing steadily in China.  

What is the Driving Force behind the Growth of Organic Milk in India?

The Indian Government’s National Action Plan concerning productivity and dairy development has contributed to the growth of organic milk in the market. Growing consumer demand and the availability of organic milk have caused the market to see an increase in sales. The country is expected to register a CAGR worth 6% from 2021-2031.

Rising disposable incomes and proliferation of dairy farms have contributed to an increase in demand for organic milk consumption across India. The trend of healthy living and the consumption of milk among kids is growing, which has increased the demand for flavored organic milk on the market. Growing consumer awareness of organic products is one of the driving forces behind the global demand for organic milk in the market.

The rising number of malnourished children in these regions has led to an increase in demand for organic milk sales in the market. Government initiated mid-day meal programs at various government schools have increased the demand for organic milk in these regions. As part of socio-economic development, the government of India is also supporting organic milk production and growth. Various national and international brands are also taking an interest in the development of organic milk in India, which has become a driving factor behind the growth.

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Category-wise Insights

What are the Prospects for Skimmed Organic Milk?

The increasing demand for bakery and confectionery products in the global market is enhancing demand for skimmed organic milk. Whole milk has always been the best choice for bakery and confectionery products. A market share worth 45% is projected for organic skimmed milk for the forthcoming decade, according to Fact.MR.

The consumption of fat has become more of a concern for consumers over recent years. Therefore, demand is gaining massive support among consumers. Organic skimmed milk is low in fat and high in protein, vitamin A and vitamin D, and most importantly, it contains a high concentration of low-density lipoprotein, which is good for the heart.

Why is Organic Cow Milk Preferred over Other Sources?

Growing consciousness for healthy organic foods is helping organic cow milk gain major market share in the global market. Organic cow milk works as a good substitute for breast milk and is highly recommended by doctors. Additionally, it prevents accumulation of bad cholesterol, improving cardiac health.

Recent studies have shown that many schools are also promoting organic cow milk for children in many forms, such as tea, coffee, cheese, and chocolate, which have also proven to be of major nutritional value. A CAGR worth 5% is projected for the organic cow milk segment from 2021 to 2031.

Why are Tetra Packs the Most Preferred Packaging Format for Organic Milk?

With the increasing amount of health benefits that milk has to offer, the market has seen a growth in the demand for tetra packs. Growing awareness about the sterilization of milk packets among consumers has raised the need to sterilize milk using Ultra Heat Treatment (UHT) methods in the market. This ensures that the milk is free of microorganisms. A market share worth 35% is projected for this segment.

Tetra pack cartons are expected to witness high adoption rate due to its ability to enhance shelf life of the products under difficult environmental conditions. Additionally, its aseptic technologies ensure that food remains fresh and wholesome for a period of up to six months without the need for refrigeration or any other additives. This helps ensure that food retains its color, texture, flavor, and nutrients.

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Competitive Landscape

Through strategic collaboration, manufacturers can increase production, meet consumer demand and increase sales. The advent of new packaging technology and methods will enable end-users to benefit from packaging that is organic by nature. An effective strategic partnership can increase production capacity for the company.

  • In October 2021, The Lactalis Group completed the acquisition of the European company Leerdammer and Shostka at the transaction value of €500 million. With this acquisition, Lactalis Group would be able to get support for the development of reputable and quality local products. It will also help in the expansion of the business.
  • In February 2021, Danone fully acquired the Vegenaise Brand at the purchasing price of $40 billion. With this acquisition, Danone will be able to produce a variety of products to expand the business and meet the requirements of customers.

Report Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Analysis US$ Mn for Value & Litres for Volume
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Countries Covered
  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Israel
Key Segments Covered
  • Product Type
  • Source
  • Packaging Type
  • Flavour Type
  • Distribution Channel
  • Pasteurization Type
Key Companies Profiled
  • Danone
  • Groupe Lactalis S.A
  • Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
  • Dairy Farmers of America Inc.
  • Agropour Dairy Co-Operative
  • Arla Foods AmbA
  • The Kroger Company
  • Clover Stornetta Farms Inc.
  • Organic Valley Co-Operative
  • Stratus Family Creamery Inc.
Pricing Available upon Request

Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type

    • Skimmed Organic Milk
    • Whole Organic Milk
    • Partly Skimmed Organic Milk
  • Source

    • Organic Cow Milk
    • Organic Buffalo Milk
    • Other Sources
  • Packaging Type

    • Organic Milk Pouches
    • Organic Milk Cans
    • Organic Milk Bottles
    • Organic Milk Tetra Packs
    • Organic Milk Bulk Packs
  • Flavour Type

    • Non Flavoured Organic Milk
    • Flavoured Organic Milk
      • Chocolate
      • Strawberry
      • Vanilla
      • Other Flavours      
  •  Distribution Channel

    • Organic Milk Sales via HoReCa
    • Organic Milk Sales via Specialty Stores
    • Organic Milk Sales via Modern Trade
    • Organic Milk Sales via Convenience Stores
    • Organic Milk Sales via e-Retailers
    • Organic Milk Sales via Other Distribution Channels
  • Pasteurization Type

    • High Temperature, Short Time (HTST) Method Organic Milk Pasteurization
    • Ultra-Pasteurization (UP)
    • Vat Pasteurization

- FAQs -

The global organic milk market size is worth US$ 150 Mn at present.

From 2016 to 2020, sales of organic milk surged at around 5% CAGR

The organic milk market is expected to reach nearly US$ 281.8 Mn by 2031

Increasing demand for preservative-free and plant-based organic milk are the key trends in the global market.

Changing consumer preferences, changing food habits, and the increasing demand for organic food products are driving the global organic milk market.

The top 4 market players are anticipated to account for over 30% share in the organic milk market

The U.S., UK, China, India, and Germany are the top 5 countries driving demand for organic milk in the market.

Organic milk demand is expected to rise 6% CAGR in India through 2031

U.S is the key producer of organic milk in the market, registering a CAGR of 7% from 2021-2031

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