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Greek Yogurt Market

Greek Yogurt Market

Greek Yogurt Market Size, Share, Trends, Report By Product Type (Spoonable Greek Yogurt, Drinkable Greek Yogurt), By Package Type (Cups & Tubs, Bottles), By Nature (Conventional Greek Yogurt, Organic Greek Yogurt), By Sales Channel - Regional Forecast 2021-2031

Greek Yogurt Market
  • Dec-2021
  • List of Tables : 287
  • List of Figures : 87
  • 170 Pages
  • Food & Beverage

Greek Yogurt Market Outlook

The worldwide Greek yogurt market is expected to be valued at US$ 4.18 Bn in 2021, further expected to reach US$ 12 Bn by 2031. Overall, the industry is expected to expand almost 3x throughout the 2021-2031 forecast period. Preference for organic Greek yogurt will remain prominent, capturing a revenue share worth 45%.

Market Size Value in 2021 US$ 4.18 Bn
Projected Market Forecast Value by 2031 US$ 12 Bn
Global Growth Rate (2021 to 2031) 11.1% CAGR
Market Share of Europe 24.3%

Demand Analysis of Greek Yogurt from 2016 to 2020 Vs Market Projections for 2021 to 2031 

The worldwide Greek yogurt market expanded at a CAGR of 8.1% during the historical period 2016-2020. Increased consumer popularity due to its excellent nutritional value and use as a basic component in a number of popular dishes was regarded as one of the key elements that fueled expansion.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, sales temporarily contracted, especially during the first two quarters. This was attributed to logistical difficulties experienced with regard to raw material procurement amid tight lockdowns. However, this eased as restrictions were lifted and consumers began relying on online purchases.

The global market for Greek yogurt is anticipated to witness impressive growth during the 2021-2031 forecast period, expanding at a CAGR of 11.1%. Consumers' growing health consciousness and dietary preferences are prompting a shift toward healthier, more nutrient-dense foods boosting Greek yogurt popularity.

How is the Versatile Nature of Greek Yogurt Spurring Sales across Key Regions?

Greek yogurt, alternatively known as concentrated or strained yogurt, is made by eliminating the whey and other liquids from normal yogurt. While traditionally meant to be a breakfast snack, Greek yogurt is being increasingly incorporated into other meals. Moreover, it is a favorite of culinary enthusiasts looking to enhance food flavor.

In recent years, Greek yogurt is being deployed across smoothies to impart a protein rich base, thus enhancing nutritional value. Also, it has been found to enhance creaminess of soups and as a savory spread for burgers and patties such as corn basil cakes. As a dessert topping, Greek yogurt is also consumed as popsicles, or as cakes.

Given this highly versatile nature of Greek yogurt, prominent food companies are introducing various formats to be used for multiple applications. For instance, Epigamia, an Indian company, offers Greek yogurt in various flavors, including natural, rose& lychee, vanilla bean, strawberry, wild raspberry, blueberry and mango. These can be either consumed directly or added with other food preparations.

Increasing Nutritional Requirements Spurring Consumption of Greek Yogurt?

Worldwide, consumers are shifting towards a nutrition friendly diet. Increasing prevalence of fast-paced lifestyles had to the onset of various unhealthy eating habits, causing rising cases of obesity and other chronic diseases. Hence, emphasis on reducing fat and calorie intake has acquired precedence. This has boded well for the Greek yogurt industry.

According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, for one container (156 grams or 5.5 oz) of plain non-fat Greek yogurt, there are 92 calories, 0.265 grams of fat, 56.2 milligrams of sodium, 5.68 grams of carbohydrates, 5.1 grams of sugar and 111 mg of calcium. Furthermore, Greek yogurt is beneficial in improving bone health, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

A 2020 study published in Applied Psychology, Nutrition and Metabolism discovered that healthy males aged between 18 to 25 years who consumed fat free plain Greek yogurt for 12 weeks experienced a significantly greater increase in bone formation. Besides, Greek yogurt contain probiotics, facilitating spawning of the gut microbiome, improving overall health.

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Country-wise Analysis

What is the Key Factor Enabling Growth in Germany?

The market for Greek yogurt in Germany is expected to develop rapidly by 2031, owing to the rising demand for yogurt-based drinks over sugar-laden variations as a result of increased awareness of lifestyle illnesses such as obesity and diabetes.

Combined with the rising popularity of low-fat Greek yogurt among consumers due to its low calorific value and the health benefits associated with yogurt consumption, is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Furthermore, the higher disposable income, steady GDP, high living standards, and expanding innovations by food and beverage makers such as flavored Greek yogurts, fruit-based Greek yogurts, and so on will drive the expansion of the German Market in the coming years. A CAGR worth 9% is projected for Greek yogurt sales in Germany.

How are Homegrown Greek Yogurt Manufacturers Influencing Sales across the U.S?

In contrast to ordinary yogurt, Greek yogurt appeals equally to men and women in the U.S, and customers are drawn to the creamy product due to its high protein level, especially since protein is the preeminent subject in food marketing. A CAGR of 9.3% is projected for the U.S market.

Chobani Greek yogurt has seen great development in the United States in recent years, while Danone is one of the market leaders, accounting for 34% of the Greek yogurt industry in the country. Danone operates in four business segments: fresh dairy products, water, early childhood nutrition, and medical nutrition. Chobani Greek yogurt has seen great development in the United States in recent years. Danone is one of the industry's leaders.

Likewise, Stonyfield Organic is another influential Greek yogurt manufacturer, especially specializing in the organic Greek yogurt segment. Some of its products include the Whole Milk Greek Vanilla Bean Yogurt (30 oz), Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt (30 oz), 0% Fat Greek Vanilla Bean and 0% Fat Plain Greek Yogurt respectively.

What is the Scope of Growth for Greek Yogurt Manufacturers in China?

In China, Greek yogurt products need to be more diverse. When more products enter the market, consumers may be more willing to adopt this new category. Currently, the Greek yogurt sector in China is very underdeveloped, with only a few brands on the market, such as LePur and yoGreek produced by Bright Dairy.

Despite the fact that the former is now the most successful Greek yogurt brand in China and the latter is backed by one of China's domestic dairy behemoths, sales volumes of these products are still in the tens of millions RMB per month, accounting for a negligible portion of the overall yogurt market.

In general, the development of Greek yogurt has been momentarily suspended due to its high protein content (typically greater than 6.2%), and its price is roughly three times that of conventional yogurt. However, as consumers become more protein conscious, manufacturers are finding renewed growth opportunities. As per Fact.MR, the region is likely register a CAGR worth 9.8% until 2031.

Greek yogurt market forecast analysis by Fact.MR

Category-wise Insights

Why is Spoonable Greek Yogurt Consumption Bound to Increase?

By product type, spoonable Greek yogurt is anticipated to remain the top selling product category, expected to account for 3/4th of the global market in the 2021-2031 assessment period. Consumption is rising due to its smooth and glossy texture.

Moreover, spoonable yogurt is a highly convenient option for patients suffering from dysphagia and other swallowing disorders. Also, as consumers seek out more alternative dessert cravings, spoonable yogurt is the most preferred go-to option by enthusiasts.

Will Online Distribution Emerge as the New Normal for Greek Yogurt?

The availability of Greek yogurt in numerous retail outlets is projected to fuel the global market's demand. Consumers find it convenient to go to supermarkets to buy food items such as Greek yogurt. As Greek yogurt can now be purchased online, the industry's expansion is likely to be fueled by an increase in smartphone and internet penetration.

According to Fact.MR, the online distribution channel will be the fastest-growing segment, registering a CAGR of 13% from 2021-2031. This trend has especially gained significance against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to reduced footfalls across conventional brick & mortar stores.

How will Organic Greek Yogurt Generate Growth Prospects?

Based on nature, consumption of organic Greek yogurt is anticipated to incline significantly, comprising almost 45% of global market revenue. Heightened awareness about presence of synthetic elements in conventional Greek yogurt is tilting preference towards its organic counterpart.

Furthermore, the increasing trend of consuming clean-label and naturally sourced food products is also enhancing sales of organic Greek yogurt. A major benefit of organic Greek yogurt is that they are manufactured from milk produced from organic food fed cows, preventing bio magnification. 

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Competitive Landscape

Manufacturers in the Greek yogurt market will primarily focus on strategic acquisitions, collaborations, and product releases in the following decade.

  • Danone North America stated in February 2019 that it would expand its largest production facility in DuBois, Pennsylvania, to increase production of plant-based goods, particularly yogurt, to satisfy rising consumer demand.
  • To enhance its cereal offering, General Mills Fiber One introduced 'Fiber One Strawberries' and 'Vanilla Clusters' in January 2019. The new variety seeks to please consumers who are looking for a new fiber-rich alternative in the cereal aisle to help them increase their fiber intake.
  • Chobani, a key participant in the Greek yogurt market, introduced a new Savor range of goods in August 2018 as replacements to traditional sauces and sour cream that may be immediately squeezed onto any dish. The new product line comprises two varieties: one prepared with low-fat milk and one created with full milk.

Greek Yogurt Market Report Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Analysis US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units 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
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordic
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Israel
Key Segments Covered
  • Product Type
  • Package Type
  • Sales Channel
  • Nature
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • FAGE USA Dairy Industry Inc.
  • Chobani
  • Dannon Yogurt
  • General Mills Inc.
  • Nestle S.A
  • Cabot Creamery
  • Trader Joe's
  • Hain Celestial Group
  • Vivartia Holding S.A
  • Wallaby Yogurt Company Inc.
Pricing Available upon Request

Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type

    • Spoonable Greek Yogurt
    • Drinkable Greek Yogurt
  • Package Type

    • Greek Yogurt in Cups & Tubs
    • Greek Yogurt in Bottles
    • Greek Yogurt in Other Package Types
  • Sales Channel

    • Greek Yogurt Sales via Modern Trade
    • Greek Yogurt Sales via Specialty Stores
    • Greek Yogurt Sales via Convenience Stores
    • Greek Yogurt Sales via Online Retailers
    • Greek Yogurt Sales via Other Sales Channels
  • Nature

    • Conventional Greek Yogurt
    • Organic Greek Yogurt

- FAQs -

According to Fact.MR, by 2021, global Greek yogurt market is expected to reach US$ 4.18 Bn
From 2021 to 2031, Greek yogurt sales are expected to witness an impressive 11.1% CAGR
From 2016 to 2020, Greek yogurt sales surged at a CAGR of 8.1% according to Fact.MR
In 2031, the Greek yogurt market is poised to reach US$ 12 Bn
In the U.S, Greek yogurt consumption is expected to register a CAGR of 9.3%
As per Fact.MR, China is likely to register a CAGR worth 9.8% from 2021-2031
Germany is poised to surge at an impressive 9% CAGR from 2021-2031
Spoonable Greek yogurt is expected to account for 3/4th of the global revenue
Greek yogurt sales via online channels will likely flourish at a CAGR of 13%
Organic Greek yogurt is expected to remain top selling, capturing 45% revenue

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