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Chickpeas Market

Chickpeas Market Report By Product Type (Desi, Kabuli), By Form (Dried, Dried, Frozen, Frozen, Flour), By Application (Direct Consumption, Salads, Snacks, Hummus and Tahini, Sweets and Desserts) - Regional Forecast, 2021-2031

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

Chickpeas Market Outlook

States the chickpeas market surpassed US$ 10.2 Bn by the end of 2021. In addition, canned chickpeas are gaining traction in North America. Thus, Fact.MR estimates that the revenues of chickpeas market will nearly double between 2021 and 2031, reaching nearly US$ 17.8 Bn in 2031 with a CAGR of 5.7% in the forecast period.

Market Value for 2021 US$ 10.2 Bn
Projected Value for 2031 US$ 17.8 Bn
Growth Rate of Market (2021-2031) 5.7% CAGR
Market Share of India 60%
U.S Growth Prospects 45% Market Share

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Key Points Covered in Chickpeas Industry Analysis

  • Market estimates and forecast 2016-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Chickpeas Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
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Chickpeas Consumption Analysis 2016-2020 Vs Demand Outlook 2021-2031

Over the historical period 2016-2020, sales of chickpeas surged at a CAGR of 4.3%, spurred by easy availability, low cost and increased adaptability as a foundational ingredients for numerous cuisine preparations. Furthermore, rising concerns about excessive meat consumption has encouraged consumers to wean away from animal-based protein intake, preferring chickpeas as an effective substitute.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, chickpeas consumption increased substantially, as more consumers exhibited an inkling towards consuming more plant-based diets. A series of studies conducted during the course of the pandemic crisis revealed that participants following plant-based diets had 73% lesser odds of moderate-to-severe COVID-19 infections

Manufacturers of chickpeas are investing in producing the same on a large scale. In addition, owing to their nutritional value, chickpeas are gaining huge traction in different geographical regions. Thus, due to the aforementioned reasons, a valuation of US$ 17.8 Bn has been forecast for the global chickpeas industry from 2021 to 2031.

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How is Easy Adaptability in Various Food Preparations Augmenting Chickpeas Demand?

Being one of the major ingredients of various Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian dishes, the demand for chickpeas is continuously rising. Moreover, manufacturers of processed foods are also using chickpeas for offering a variety of food products. Among various foods, hummus is one of the most popular dips or spread made of chickpeas. Hence, hummus is also being made using a variety of flavors with chickpeas as the main ingredient.

Being the largest producer of chickpeas, many major market players are looking forward to expanding in India and other Asian countries to produce various food products with chickpeas as a major ingredient. Increasing number of people suffering from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease is also motivating restaurants to opt for gluten-free cooking with beans such as chickpeas.

Leading to higher nutrition value and protein, chickpeas are generally consumed with soups, salads, dip, spread, etc. Rising consumption is also leading to the rise in manufacturers offering chickpeas in various forms such as roasted, flavored, snack bar. Moreover, fried and seasoned chickpeas are also being consumed on a large scale.

Rising Health Consciousness Playing Key Role in Boosting Chickpeas Sales?

Consumers are becoming health conscious, hence are focusing on consuming food that is low in calories and fats. People have also started following various diets, among these, the Mediterranean diet is being followed on a large-scale and of which chickpeas form an important part.

Therefore, manufacturers are also looking forward to offering chickpeas in various flavors and forms without losing its protein, carbohydrate and fiber contents. Increase in production of chickpeas is also resulting in the development of new technology to store chickpeas protecting it from various insects and preventing it from getting rotten.  People are using chickpeas in a variety of dishes to add texture and flavor. Chickpeas are also being offered to the animals to fulfil their energy and protein requirements.

Country-wise Analysis

Will India Continue to Hold Sway in Global Chickpea Production & Consumption?

According to Fact.MR, chickpea production & consumption levels in India will continue to remain dominant across the 2021-2031 assessment period, accounting for a revenue share worth 60%. According to ICRISAT, from 1979-2019, chickpea production in Central & Southern India increased by 445%, from 1.27 million to 6.95 million metric tons.

This increase is attributed to a 177% increase in cultivation area (2.42 to 6.71 million hectares), and a 97% yield upsurge (527 to 1036 kg/ha). The organization projects that India has ample opportunities and capabilities to sustain this high growth of pulses and chickpeas in the long run. Hence, favorable policies to encourage more production are being implemented.

For instance, the Indian government announced its intention to target a pulses output of 26.3 million tons in 2020, and further to 32 million tons by 2050. To achieve this, the government has increased Minimum Support Prices of pulses, coupled with enhanced procurement in 2016-17, from 16 to 34% since 2013. Furthermore, the country has expanded its National Food Safety Mission to encompass 638 districts across 29 states.   

How is the Increasing Foray for Plant-Based Proteins Stimulating Chickpeas Consumption in the U.S?

The U.S is also expected to emerge as one of the biggest markets for chickpeas, given their increased incorporation across various food preparations, including salads and bakery products. This enhanced adoption is majorly a result of an increasing proportion of the population seeking to transition towards a plant-based protein diet.

As per statistics published by the Good Food Institute and the Plant Based Foods Association, around US$ 5 billion is accrued from the plant-based food industry. Furthermore, a 300% increase in the number of Americans adhering to plant-based diets has been documented over the past 15 years. This proportion further surged with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 2/5th of the consumers turning vegetarian.

Hence, a number of food & beverage companies are offering chickpea based products. Notable product lines include the Banza Chickpea Pasta, Biena Sea Salt Chickpea Snacks, Delighted by Dessert Vanilla Bean Hummus and Hippease Maple Haze Chickpea Puffs among others. Thus, the U.S is expected to possess more than 45% market share in the upcoming forecast period.

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Category-wise Insights

Will Dried Chickpeas Remain the Most Consumed Form?

According to Fact.MR, dried chickpeas will continue commanding the majority revenue proportion, accounting for 60% of the global market share until 2031. Dried chickpeas are not only easily available, but are also convenient to cook. Furthermore, they offer a host of benefits to the human body.

As a rich source of vitamins, fiber and minerals, chickpeas aid in weight management, improving digestion and reducing risk of diseases. Additionally, since they are leguminous, chickpeas possess a high concentration of protein, rendering them effective substitutes to meat.

Will Kabuli Chickpeas Gain an Edge over Desi Chickpeas?

By product type, Kabuli chickpeas are expected to score higher than desi chickpeas, attributed to the presence of high nutritional value. As per a physiochemical and nutritional quality study, it was revealed that the Kabuli chickpea contains a larger seed, weighing 26 g/100, while the desi type weighed 21 g/100 seeds.

Furthermore, the average cooking duration of Kabuli chickpeas is shorter, amounting to 37.5 vs 32.8 minutes, and further to 28.8 vs 22.5 minutes when soaked overnight in water and a 0.5% solution of sodium bicarbonate. A CAGR worth 5% is projected for the Kabuli segment.

Why is Direct Consumption of Chickpeas Gaining Traction?

As compared to the various application of chickpeas in snacks, salads, hummus, and tahini, direct consumption is likely to experience steady growth. This is owing to the ready-to-eat nature of chickpeas. In addition, chickpeas easily blend with different spices and taste great as snacks.

Thus, towards the end of 2031, direct consumption of chickpeas is projected to exceed the US$ 3.5 Bn value. Although the use of chickpeas in hummus and tahini is also likely to experience growth in the coming years. Thus, direct consumption of chickpeas is expected to possess 35% of market share in the forthcoming sales indicator period. 

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturers of chickpeas are focusing on dwelling into business strategies and offering flavoured chickpeas. Furthermore, key expansion strategies relied upon by prominent manufacturers include collaborations with existing players, acquiring small-scale entities and securing approvals from regulatory authorities.

  • Wimmera Grain Co., a prominent Australian pulses manufacturer, offers a broad range of lentils, chickpeas, field peas and beans respectively. Some notable product offerings include small reds, medium reds, large reds, desi chickpeas, Kabuli Almaz chickpeas, and Genesis Types (090s & 079s)

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
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Nordics
  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Israel
Key Segments Covered
  • Product Type
  • Form
  • Application
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • The Wimmera Grain Co. Pty Ltd
  • Bean Growers Australia Limited
  • AGT Food & Ingredients, Inc.
  • Indraprasth Foods Ltd
  • OLEGA S.A.
  • Sanwa Pty. Ltd.
  • Alberta Pulse Growers Commission
  • Mast Qalander Traders 
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Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type

    • Desi Chickpeas
    • Kabuli Chickpeas
  • Form

    • Dried Chickpeas
    • Fresh/Green Chickpeas
    • Frozen Chickpeas
    • Preserved/Canned Chickpeas
    • Chickpea Flour
  • Application

    • Chickpeas for Direct Consumption
    • Chickpeas for Salads
    • Chickpea Snacks
    • Chickpeas for Hummus and Tahini
    • Chickpeas for Sweets and Desserts
    • Chickpeas for Other Applications

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As of 2021, the market for chickpeas will reach US$ 10.2 Bn according to Fact.MR

The chickpeas is expected to surpass a CAGR of 5.7% from 2021-2031.

The chickpeas market is expected to reach nearly US$ 17.8 Bn by 2031

From 2016 to 2020, global chickpeas sales expanded at a CAGR of 4.3% in value terms

Increasing preference for plant based diets, combined with high degree of adaptability as an ingredient for various food preparations is driving demand

India is expected to be the largest market for chickpeas, registering a 60% revenue share until 2031

According to Fact.MR, the U.S will account for 45% revenue in the global chickpeas landscape

The Wimmera Grain Co., Pty Ltd, Bean Growers Australia Limited, AGT Food & Ingredients, Inc., Indraprasth Foods Ltd, OLEGA S.A., Sanwa Pty. Ltd., Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, and Mast Qalander Traders are prominent chickpeas market players.&nb

Direct consumption of chickpeas is expected to hold 35% market share for chickpeas

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