The global bakery product market size was estimated at USD 203.8 billion in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing consumption of ready-to-eat foods across the globe owing to hectic lifestyle is expected to fuel the product demand over the forecast years. Growing preference for ethnic food along with the success of Thai and Mexican food in restaurants has resulted in increased demand for bakery products in Europe.
Major companies are increasing their geographical presence to gain greater market share. The establishment of joint warehouses in the key locations is expected to remain a critical success factor for the companies. The cakes & pastries segment is forecasted to register the fastest CAGR from 2019 to 2025 owing to increased consumption of snack.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest CAGR over the forecast years due to strong the presence of key companies in emerging countries, such as China, India, Singapore, and Japan. Moreover, rising per-capita income in these countries will contribute to the growth of the regional market. Basic raw materials required for manufacturing bakery products include milk, emulsifiers, fat, stabilizer, flavors, sugar, and flour.
The pricing of bakery products is highly dependent on the prices of these materials as well as their availability. To combat supply-demand imbalances and uncertainty, numerous companies, such as Associated British Foods and Dawn Foods and Bakels, have integrated backward. The bakery product market involves high energy usage and logistics and storage costs as the product have to be transported in specially designed automotive components equipped with state-of-the-art refrigeration capabilities. These factors may restrain the market growth to some extent.
Various factors affecting the industry growth are flavors and fat content along with texture and sweetness. Breads & rolls segment is expected to witness significant growth on account of substantial rise in demand for the products in regions, such as North America and Asia Pacific. The cakes & pastries segment is expected to witness fastest growth over the forecast period accounting for the largest market share owing to the introduction of novel flavors and rising consumer disposable income levels. Growing population in Asia Pacific will also provide long-term opportunities for industry participants. The cookies product segment is also estimated to have a healthy growth in future on account of the introduction of new flavors, shapes, and textures in the product.
Europe is expected to be the dominant and second fastest-growing regional market on account of high demand for baked products, such as gluten-free, high-fiber, and Trans fat products, which are staple foods. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market over the forecast years on account of the presence of key companies in emerging countries, such as China, India, Singapore, and Japan. Developing markets are projected to provide growth opportunities due to rising population and per-capita income levels. Moreover, demand for breakfast grains and cereals, in countries such as China and India, will drive the market further.