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Evolving Parental Preferences: Shaping the Infant Formula Consumption Patterns

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In 2023, the infant formula market is worth US$ 49,720 million. In 2022, the market was worth US$ 45,614 million. Over the projection period of 2023 to 2033, the market is estimated to develop at a strong CAGR of 9%. The market is expected to reach US$ 94,468 million by 2033.

Infants need a range of micronutrients for proper development. These micronutrients are present in human milk naturally. Human milk might not provide all of the necessary nutrients for preterm newborns. Infant formula might be useful in this situation.

A variety of micronutrients are required for an infant’s healthy development. These micronutrients are naturally present in human milk. For premature neonates, human milk might not supply all of the essential nutrients. In this case, infant formula might be helpful.

However, casein and whey sensitivity can occur in some newborns. These newborns can eat soy-protein-rich baby formula. Numerous manufacturers of infant formula are also experimenting with cutting-edge product designs that use elements sourced from plant-based sources.

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FMI anticipates the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, and India to dominate the global market for infant formula between 2023 and 2033. Across these countries, private and public players are taking firm initiatives to encourage adoption of infant formulas for supporting the development of babies.

From 2023 to 2033, the market is likely to encounter particular challenges as well. For instance, in rural parts of developing nations, people still shy away from using infant formulas and rely exclusively on breastfeeding.

Key Takeaways from the Report:

  • The global infant formula marketis expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 114.1 billion in 2033.
  • A positive CAGR of 5%is likely to accelerate the market from 2023 to 2033.
  • The United States is anticipated to account for an 9% share in the global market.
  • The United Kingdom is set to hold a 6% share in the global market.
  • Powdered infant formulas are poised to dominate sales in the coming years owing to their easy availability and affordability.

Who is Winning?

The global market for infant formula consists of emerging as well as established players. Irrespective of the size of market participants, all of them are likely to diversify their products in the coming years. Through product diversification, they can expand their global reach and strengthen their respective grasps on the market.

Nestle, Abbott Nutrition, Groupe Danone, The Kraft Heinz Company, Synutra International Inc., Mead Johnson Nutrition, Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. Ltd, Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd., Friesland Campina, and Pfizer Inc. are the key players in the global infant formula market.

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Future Market Insights, in its new offering, provides an unbiased analysis of the global infant formula market market, presenting historical demand data (2018 to 2022) and forecast statistics for the period from 2023 to 2033. The study divulges compelling insights on the infant formula market based on product type (starting milk, follow-on-milk, toddlers milk, special milk), ingredient (whey protein concentrate, soy protein concentrate, protein hydrolysate), form (liquid, powder, ready-to-eat), and distribution channel (store-based retailing, online retailers) across seven regions.

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Global Infant Formula Market by Category

By Product Type:

  • Starting Milk
  • Follow-On-Milk
  • Toddlers Milk
  • Special Milk

By Ingredient:

  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Soy Protein Concentrate
  • Protein Hydrolysate

By Form:

  • Powder
  • Liquid
  • Ready to Feed

By Distribution Channel:

  • Store-based retailing
    • Convenience Store
    • Hypermarkets/ Supermarkets
    • Pharmacy/Medical stores
    • Food Specialist
    • Other Grocery Retailers
  • Online retail

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa


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