Frozen Meat Market

Frozen Meat Market Analysis, By Product Type (Beef, Pork, Poultry Meat, Sheep Meat), By Nature (Organic Frozen Meat, Conventional Frozen Meat), By End Use Application (Food Processing, Food Service, Retail) - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

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

Frozen Meat Market Outlook

The global frozen meat market analysed by Fact.MR estimates that the market enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 5.5% in 2021 to total 8,284,722 MT.

Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that frozen meat products hold 32.5% share in the global frozen food market, and are expected to witness a prominent CAGR of 6.5% to reach a valuation of US$ 61.5 Bn by 2031.

Report Attributes Values
Frozen Meat Market Size in 2021 US$ 32.8 Bn
Market Forecasted Value for 2031 US$ 61.5 Bn
Global Market Growth Rate (2021 to 2031) 6.5% CAGR
Market Share of India in South Asia Region 59%

Frozen Meat Consumption Analysis (2016-2020) Vs Market Projections (2021-2031) 

Consumers are turning towards ready-to-cook meals to fill the gap between hectic work schedules and nutritional intake of protein, iron, and other nutrients in their day-to-day diets, creating opportunities for frozen meat products used in semi-cooked food products, such as frozen beef, frozen chicken, frozen pork, and so on.

To fulfil this rising demand, growing number of frozen meat product manufacturers are joining the market, with newcomers spreading to new markets. As a result, most countries' food trading in the frozen meat industry is becoming increasingly international. Due to this, supply chains are becoming larger and more complicated, leading to a rise in the need for meat to stay fresh for extended periods, thereby driving frozen meat sales.

Frozen meat market by product type from Fact.MR

Food retailers and supermarkets want products to maintain the desired visual appearance, scent, and other quality features of processed meat products for longer periods of time while on supermarket shelves to keep up sales, which is pushing up frozen meat demand globally.

Frozen food has gained popularity in developing and developed nations as a result of strategic and technological advancements. For example, free frozen freezing technology has a number of advantages that allow manufacturers to recoup the cost of the freezing equipment in less time, as such, promoting the production of frozen meat products.  

Most meat processing enterprises are now using this technology as a standard, such as the EU Poultry Group, allowing them to enhance production levels and grow geographically by shipping products to different areas and nations.

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Country-wise Analysis

Will Rising Demand for Convenience Food in China Boost Frozen Meat Consumption?

According to Fact.MR, the frozen meat industry in China is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.2% through 2031. One of the major factors positively influencing frozen meat sales in China is rising demand for convenience foods along with excellent development of the retail sector - rising number of large retail chains, including hypermarkets and supermarkets, which is promoting demand for frozen meat in the country. 

Will Strong Distribution Channels Benefit the Indian Market for Frozen Meat?

The frozen meat industry in India is surging due to significant coverage of distribution channels in the country. The evolution of modern retail outlets such as D-Mart, Food Bazaar, Spencers, and online grocery stores such as Big Basket and Groffer’s in the frozen meat industry in India led to positive growth of 6.9% at present (2021), and is expected to increase the market value to US$ 5.5 Bn by 2031.

How is High Demand for Shelf-Stable Meat in Germany Affecting Frozen Meat Sales?

The frozen meat sector in Germany is experiencing a rise at a CAGR of 3.8%. This is attributed to the augmented need for longer frozen meat shelf life by both, manufacturers and retailers. It will give more time to transport and sell meat products and also lead to inventory shrinkage due to reduced spoilage, thereby driving frozen meat consumption in the country.  

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Category-wise Insights

Health Consciousness to Propel Frozen Organic Meat Demand

The global frozen organic meat market is expected to increase to US$ 6.75 Bn at a CAGR of 7.7% through 2031.

The market for organic meat products is expected to grow in response to customers' growing preference for frozen organic products. This can be linked to growing health concerns and increased understanding of the health benefits related to organic meat products.

According to The Organic Trade Association, sales of organic food items in the United States hit US$ 50.1 Bn in 2019, up 4.6% from the previous year. Organic meat has been more popular in recent years, and rising demand for organic foods is expected to fuel demand for frozen organic meat products over the projection period.

Will Increased Availability of Beef Boost the Frozen Beef Market Valuation?

The frozen beef market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 6% due to increased quantities of slaughter-ready cattle and rising carcass weights due to high incidence of male slaughter, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Meanwhile, increased cow supply and improved slaughterhouse margins are likely to boost beef production in Brazil (USDA). Carabeef production in India will resume its recovery in 2021, following a steep reduction in output in 2020 due to severe supply chain interruptions.

Competition Landscape

Frozen meat suppliers are taking strategic steps towards broadening their distribution networks to reach new markets.

  • For example, BRF S.A. has a well-established distribution network that can deliver frozen food products to practically any part of Brazil. In addition, BRF exports its products to over 140 countries and has its own distribution networks, through which, it distributes directly to local food processors and wholesalers.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies supplying frozen meat have been tracked by the team at Fact.MR, which are available in the full report.

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Frozen Meat Industry Report Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Analysis US$ Mn for Value & MT 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
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa
Key Segments Covered
  • Product Type
  • Nature
  • End-use Application
Key Companies Profiled
  • Kerry Group Plc.
  • Associated British Foods Plc
  • BRF S.A.
  • Marfrig Group.
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Arcadian Organic and Natural Meat Co.
  • Pilgrim`s Pride Corporation
  • Verde Farms
  • Cargill Beef
  • Others
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Main Segments Covered in Frozen Meat Industry Research

  • By Product Type

    • Beef
    • Pork
    • Poultry Meat
    • Sheep Meat
  • By Nature

    • Organic Frozen Meat
    • Conventional Frozen Meat
  • By End Use Application

    • Food Processing Industry
    • Food Service Industry
    • Retail
      • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
      • Traditional Grocery Stores
      • Convenience Stores
      • Discount Stores
      • Online Retail Stores
      • Others

- FAQs -

How much is the current worth of the global frozen meat industry?

Currently, the global frozen meat market is worth around US$ 32.8 Bn.

At what CAGR is frozen meat sales expected to grow?

Frozen meat consumption is expected to increase at a CAGR of around 6.5% over the period of 2021-2031.

Over the last five years, at what rate did frozen meant sales increase?

In terms of revenue, frozen meat sales increased at a CAGR of around 4.9% during 2016-2020.

What is the demand outlook for frozen meat over the decade?

Global frozen meat sales are forecasted to surpass US$ 61.5 Bn by the end of 2031.

Who are the top 5 frozen meat suppliers operating in the market?

Kerry Group Plc., Marfrig Group, BRF, Associated British Foods Plc., and Pilgrim's Pride Corporation are the top 5 players driving market growth.

Which are the major countries driving demand for frozen meat?

The U.S., Australia, India, and China, are majorly driving demand for frozen meat.

What outlook does the market in Europe provide?

Europe holds around 32.8% of global frozen meat revenue share.

At what rate is the U.S. market for frozen meat expected to progress?

The U.S. market is projected to surge at a CAGR of around 5.5% over the next ten years.

At what level does the report reflect pricing analysis?

The report presents detailed cost analysis of frozen meat based on product type, i.e., beef, pork, poultry meat, and sheep meat.

Frozen Meat Market

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