Sales of animal meat and milk have reportedly fallen as vegan-friendly plant-based food sales soared to record highs.

Vegetarianism (veganism) is gaining

attention from the perspective of climate change because the production of meat and dairy products is accompanied by a large amount of greenhouse gas emissions. It is reported that it will reach a record high of 5.7 billion euros (about 840 billion yen) in 2022. Meanwhile, sales of animal-based meat and milk are declining.

Market insights on European plant-based sales 2020-2022 - GFI Europe

Meat And Milk Sales Drop In Europe As Vegan Versions Hit Record Highs

The Good Food Institute (GFI), which researches plant-based alternatives to animal foods such as meat, dairy and eggs, has been launched in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, A survey conducted in 13 European countries, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, reported that sales of plant-based alternative meat products increased by about 19% from 2020 to 2022. Below is a graph showing the sales transition of plant-based alternative meat products. It will increase to 1.96 billion euros (about 290 billion yen) in 2021 and 2.01 billion euros (about 296 billion yen) in 2022. In comparison, animal-based meat sales are down about 8% compared to 2020.

Below is a graph showing the sales transition of plant-based alternative milk. In 2020, we recorded sales of 1.85 billion euros (approximately 270 billion yen), but in 2021 we recorded sales of 2.06 billion euros (approximately 304 billion yen) and in 2022 2.21 billion euros (approximately 320 billion yen). I am recording. Sales of plant-based milk alternatives are up about 20% compared to 2020, while milk sales are down about 9%.

Plant-based products are also growing in cheese, with sales increasing by about 62% in 2022 compared to 2020, more than 10 times the growth rate of the traditional cheese product market. became clear. Furthermore, it is reported that the total market value of cheese brands and products for vegans has reached 144 million euros (about 21.2 billion yen) as of 2022. Sales of plant-based cheese in 2020 are 106 million euros (about 15.6 billion yen), 158 million euros (about 23.3 billion yen) in 2021, and 165 million euros (about 24.3 billion yen) in 2022. was.

Similarly, sales of plant-based yogurt increased by about 10%, while sales of conventional milk-based yogurt decreased by about 4%. Sales in 2020 are reported to be 475 million euros (approximately 70 billion yen), 517 million euros (approximately 76.3 billion yen) in 2021, and 515 million euros (approximately 76 billion yen) in 2022. I'm here.

Additionally, the plant-based alternative seafood market saw an approximately 343% increase in total sales over the three-year period from 2020 to 2022. However, the GFI said, 'The vegan seafood market remains the least developed segment of the plant-based food market.' Vegan seafood has reportedly grown by 343%, with sales of about 43 million euros (about 6.2 billion yen) in 2022. Below is a graph showing changes in sales of plant-based seafood. In 2020, it was only 10 million euros (about 1.4 billion yen), but it will grow rapidly to 27 million euros (about 4 billion yen) in 2021 and 43 million euros (about 6.2 billion yen) in 2022. I'm here.

“The plant-based food market has come a long way, but there is still room for improvement,” said Carloto Lucas, Senior Corporate Engagement Manager at GFI. “The figures for the market for plant-based foods in the three-year period 2020-2022 show that interest in these foods continues to grow in Europe, but plant-based foods remain It's a small part of the market,' he said.

Lucas added, “European businesses and governments have a key role to play in helping consumers make more sustainable choices. In addition, governments should continue to invest in research and development of these products, and governments should reduce the price of plant-based foods and improve food quality in order to meet climate targets and enhance food security. We need to invest in the research and infrastructure needed to improve

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