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Garlic Market

Garlic Market

Therapeutic Effects & Pharmaceutical Applications of Garlic to Stimulate the Growth of Garlic Market during 2021-2031

Garlic Market
  • Sep-2021
  • List of Tables : 236
  • List of Figures : 78
  • 170 Pages
  • Food & Beverage

Market Snapshot

Fact.MR’s recent study on the global garlic market projects that the market is likely to experience a CAGR exceeding 5% during the 2021-2031 forecast period. The market is projected to bring in US$ 19.5 Bn in revenue by the end of 2022. Prominent manufacturers are experimenting with multiple garlic formats- including pastes, powder and fresh forms respectively. High preference for black garlic is spurring countless product innovations, broadening overall market growth prospects for the future.

Key Points Covered in Garlic Industry Survey

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • Assessment by Product Grade / Purity / Formulation Standards
  • Assessment of Import Price, Bulk Price, Contractual Price, Producer / Distributor Price
  • Certifications and Compliance Requirements
  • COVID-19 Impact on the Garlic Industry and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Consumption Analysis of Garlic from 2016-2020 Vs Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR – a market research and competitive intelligence provider, over the last 5 years, the global market for garlic expanded at around 4% CAGR, reaching over US$ 19 Bn in 2020. Key players in the garlic market are trying to make it convenient to use garlic in cooking by offering it in various forms such as powder and paste. However, people still prefer to use garlic in its fresh form. 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, garlic sales experienced a substantial incline, attributed to multiple reasons. Firstly, imposition of lockdowns prompted consumers to experiment with different flavored foods, for which garlic seasoning acquired importance. Secondly, healthcare experts concluded that garlic contains rich organosulfur and flavonoid components, which helps impart strong immunity against the coronavirus infection.

Considering the aforementioned trends, Fact.MR’s report on the global garlic market projects a CAGR of nearly 5% during the 2021-2031 forecast period, closing in at a value of US$ 32 Bn by 2031-end.

How are Perceived Therapeutic Effects Stimulating Garlic Sales?

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) reports, eating garlic frequently lowers the risk of colorectal cancers. There are many ways in which garlic and its compounds may do this: Lab studies show that garlic compounds help with DNA repair, slow the growth of cancer cells and decrease inflammation.

Manufacturers are also studying various methods to retain all the antibiotic properties of garlic even after processing it or mixing it with other foods. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a garlic-containing meal may lead to a reduction in cancer risk through regular intake. Garlic is used by various industries and in varied food preparations like chutneys, pickles, curry powders, curried vegetables, meat and meat product preparations, tomato ketchup, etc., 

Moreover, it is used in products like garlic powder, garlic salt, garlic vinegar, garlic cheese croutons, garlic potato chips, garlic bread, herbal medicine, etc. Considering the aforementioned factors, a huge demand for garlic powder is going to drive the market owing to its usage and consumption in the food and health care industries. 

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Why are Pharmaceutical Applications of Garlic on the Rise? 

According to studies, Sanskrit records show garlic was used for medicinal purposes about 5,000 years ago, and it has been used for at least 3,000 years in Chinese medicine. Moreover the organic sulfur compound allicin in garlic that imparts its pungent smell and makes it a healthy addition to the diet.

Garlic is known for its immunity-boosting capabilities.  According to one study involving 41,000 middle-aged women, those who routinely ate garlic, fruits, and vegetables had a 35% lower colon cancer risk.  Arthritis Foundation recommends garlic to help fight inflammation and may even help prevent cartilage damage from arthritis.

Studies also reveal that garlic supplements have shown promise in the treatment of uncontrolled hypertension, lowering blood pressure by about 10 mm/Hg systolic and 8 mmHg diastolic, similar to standard BP medication. Looking at these factors, garlic has proven its benefits in fighting and curing various health issues. The demand for garlic is projected to expand through 2031.

Why is Asia Likely to Remain an Opportunistic Investment Hub? 

Asia is projected to be the largest revenue contributor to the global market for garlic through 2031. Witnessing a steady growth rate during the forecast period, sales are estimated to exceed US$ 8.2 Bn by 2022 end.

China and India are the two highest garlic-producing countries across the Asian market. Moreover, initiatives by the government in both countries are also supporting garlic production. As of 2020, the top 10 garlic producers in India generated 1088.37 tons in production volume, while Chinese warehouses will contain about 4.6 million tons through 2021.

Country-Wise Analysis 

What is the Growth Outlook for Garlic in the U.S? 

As per the report, the U.S. is projected to display moderate demand for garlic during the upcoming years. About 24,000 acres of garlic is planted in the U.S. annually, with a total production of about 400 million pounds. Fact.MR forecasts a CAGR of 5% for the U.S garlic industry.

One Half of the garlic grown is for the fresh market, while the other half is dehydrated. According to the research, an average American consumes about 2 lbs. of the vegetable a year, with about 75% of their consumption coming from the dehydrated variety.

How is the Chinese Market for Garlic Bolstering?

Garlic production in China is significant to the worldwide garlic industry, as China provides 80% of the total world production and is the leading exporter. Statistics state that China’s export volume of fresh and cold-stored garlic in 2020 reached 2.232 million tons, marking a high point in the entire decade. 

China’s garlic market is projected to grow significantly by the end of 2031, registering an impressive valuation and growth rate. The country’s exports represent 70.3% of world exports for garlic and most of the production comes from plantations in Jinxiang, Shandong, Peizhou, Jiangsu, Qixian Henan, Zhongmou, and Henan. 

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Category-Wise Analysis

Which is the leading Application Segment of Garlic? 

Culinary is likely to emerge as one of the largest applications in the garlic market. Culinary is projected to surpass US$ 8.8 Bn in revenue in the garlic market by 2022-end.

In the long-run, according to Fact.MR, culinary applications of garlic is expected to gain over 40% of revenue share in the market through 2031.

Which Form of Garlic is Highly Preferred?

Among various forms of products available fresh form of garlic is likely to be the most preferred variant. Fresh garlic is highly preferred amid its fresh aroma and presence of essential nutrients and vitamins.

Garlic in fresh form is projected to surpass US$ 11.1 Bn in revenue towards the end of 2022. On the other hand, garlic in dehydrated form is also likely to experience moderate growth in the garlic market through 2022. 

Why are Hard Neck Garlics Most Preferred?

Compared to soft-neck garlic, hard neck garlic is likely to emerge as the top-selling product in the market. Structural robustness of hard necked garlic is the major reason for its enhanced uptake.

For instance, hard necked garlic are best suited for cold climates as they are more winter hardy. Gaining nearly 66% revenue share of the garlic market towards the end of 2021, hard neck garlic is projected to create incremental opportunity exceeding US$ 2.6 Bn during 2021-2031.

Competitive Landscape 

The global garlic market is highly competitive in nature. The global reach of well-established market players and high capital investment for entering the market has created barriers for new market players.

Leading market players are focusing their efforts on developing innovative products to strengthen their position in the global market and are adopting strategies like acquisitions and mergers.

  • For instance, the Garlic Company provides premium quality California garlic to food service, industrial, and retail customers. Offering pack types in the fresh whole bulb, peeled, diced, pureed, or frozen form, the company delivers the consistent, delicious flavor of California garlic to everyone's favorite foods.
  • In January 2021, Frontenac acquired Monterey Bay Spice Company- a processor and distributor of botanicals, herbs, teas, essential oils, seasonings and spices. This acquisition will help Frontenac expand its outreach in the global food & beverage industry

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Report Scope



Market size value in 2021

USD 19.5 Billion

Market forecast value in 2031

USD 32 Billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5% from 2021 to 2031

Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


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
  • Nordics
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Israel

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • Form
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Italian Rose Garlic Products Inc.
  • The Garlic Company LLC
  • California Garlic Company
  • Mcfadden Farm
  • Mr. Lucky
  • Monterey Bay Spice Company Inc.
  • Filaree Garlic Farm
  • Shandong Liancheng Garlic Industry Co. Ltd
  • Atmiya International
  • South West Garlic Farm


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Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type

    • Hard Neck Garlic
    • Soft Neck Garlic
  • Form

    • Fresh Garlic
    • Dehydrated Garlic
    • Frozen Garlic
    • Preserved/Canned Garlic
  • Application

    • Garlic for Culinary Applications
    • Garlic for Soups, Sauces and Dressings
    • Garlic for Snacks & Convenience Foods
    • Garlic for Bakery Products
    • Garlic for Fast Food Restaurant Chains
    • Garlic for Meat & Poultry Products
    • Garlic for Other Applications

- FAQs -

As of 2020, garlic sales surpassed a value of US$ 19 Bn across the world

The garlic market is projected to accrue US$ 32 Bn in revenue by the end of 2031.

From 2016 to 2020, garlic sales expanded at a CAGR of 4% according to Fact.MR

The market is projected to grow at nearly 5% CAGR during the forecast period (2021-2031).

The market for garlic is estimated to grow 1.6x across the 2021-2031 assessment period

The health benefits that garlic offers are currently driving the global garlic market.

Culinary applications is likely to surpass US$ 8.8 Bn in revenue by 2022 and beyond

As per the report, the U.S. is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 5% through 2031

Garlic in fresh form is projected to surpass US$ 11 Bn in revenue towards the end of 2022.

Asia exhibits tremendous growth potential, surpassing US$ 8 Bn in the short run (2022)

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