Worldwide Edible Insects Market by Segment [Raw; Coated (Bars, Candy, Chocolate, Cookie, Chips, Crackers, Snack Packs); Powdered (Flour, Baking Powder, Protein Powder, Salts); Paste]: Market Size, Forecasts, Insights and Opportunities (2018 – 2023)

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Report Description

The market report on Edible Insects provides insights into key market requirements gathered from consumers, stores, retail outlets, and shops and their preferences, priorities, and perception of commercially available edible insects. The study also covers key adoption factors such as user preferences on palate, tastes, age groups, consumption patterns, and coatings.

The Edible Insects market report provides an in-depth analysis on the market size and forecasts of the variety of segments of commercial available edible insects and bugs, including market opportunities across the globe. The study also covers additional market forecast data on four segments within the edible insect ecosystem – Raw, Coated, Powdered and Paste. Further to this, the report also provides market data for sub-segments within the Coated and Powdered Edible Insect market – including bars, candy, chocolate, cookies, chips, crackers, snack packs, flours, baking powders, protein powders, salts, and others. The report also provides the market opportunities, sizes, and forecasts of edible insects by ten different types of insect. The analysis in this report will help both edible bug vendors, suppliers, harvesters and food and beverage companies to develop strategies, marketing goals and business decisions based on the actionable market intelligence from this report.

This report has been built on a rigorous period of information gathering from both secondary and primary sources through several interviews with industry participants, retail stores, shops, buyers, consumers, insect farms, organizations, bodies, suppliers, channel players and regulators. Data gathered from these interviews and surveys was curated, analyzed, and engineered to understand buying, spending, demand, and supply patterns and to estimate market sizes and forecasts. The resultant data was checked for applicability across the insect, food and farm management value chains through market-data associations and then further validated through multiple check points to check consistencies, error samples, variances.

The 2018 syndicated study report on Edible Insects is part of an ongoing series of market reports that focus on micro emerging trends in the sustainable food and beverage markets across multiple regions and countries.

Companies mentioned in the report

Acheta, All Things Bugs, Anteater, The Cambridge Distillery, Aspire Food Group (Aketta), Bugs Inc., Biteback, Bitty Foods, Entomarket, Bugfoundation, Bugeater Foods, BugSnack, Bugsolutely, C-Fu foods, Chapa Farms, Chapul, Chloe’s, Coalo Valley Farms, Coast, Cowboy Cricket Farms, Crick, Cricket Flours, Crickstart, Crickster, Crik Nutrition, Critter Bitters, Damhert Nutrition, Deli Ostrich, Detroit Ento, Cornish Edible Insects, Earth+Me, EAT:EM, Eco Insect Farming, Edible Inc, Enorm, Entis, Entocube, Entofactory, Entomo Farms, Entomos, Eentosense, Entotech, Exo, Bear-Protein, Flying Spark, Getsharp, Global Bugs, Aldento, Gran Mitla, Green Kow, Grilo, Griopro, Eat Grub, Gryo, Hargol Food Tech, Harmony Micro Farms, Heimdal Entofarm, Horizon Edible Insects, Hotlix, Imago Insect Products, Insecteo, Zirp, Instar Farming, Italbugs, Jiminy Co., Jump Bars, Jurassic Snacks, Kafka, Kinjao, Kric8, Leader, Livin farms, MealFood europe, Micronutris, Minus Farm, Naak, Next Food, Nordic Insect Economy, Nutribug, One Hop Kitchen, Primal Future, Rainbow Mealworms, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, Sahakhun Bug Farm Ltd., Seek, Sens, Chirps, Small Chomps, Snack Insects, TinyFoods, Tottem Nutrition, Uka Proteine, Unikmat, Wholi, Wicked Cricket, Bush Grub, DeliBugs, Don Bugito, Hopper Foods, Insectable, Tiny Farms, Sexy Food.

Some Questions answered in the Report

• What is the market size of edible insects in 2023?
• How big is the market opportunity for insect flour over the next 5 years?
• What are the different market segments and how much is the revenue forecast in each segment?
• Which insect segments have the most revenue generating potential?
• What are the companies in this market and what do they offer?

Market Segmentation

The Edible Insects market covers four major segments

  • Raw
  • Coated
  • Powdered
  • Paste

The Coated Edible Insect market is further segmented by

  • Bars
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Cookie
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Snack Packs
  • Others

The Powdered Edible Insect market is further segmented by

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Protein Powder
  • Salts
  • Others

The market is further segmented by Insect Types

  • Beetles
  • Caterpillars
  • Bees, Wasps and Ants
  • Grasshoppers, Locusts and Crickets
  • Cicadas, Plant Hoppers, Scale Insects, Tree bugs
  • Termites
  • Dragonflies
  • Flies
  • Others

The Edible Insect market is also segmented by regions.

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Central/Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle-East and Africa
Table of Contents

1 EDIBLE INSECTS: RESEARCH OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY

1.1 Research Design
1.1.1 Research Goals
1.1.2 Research Scope
1.1.3 Research Methodology
1.1.4 Market Assumptions

1.2 Executive Summary
1.2.1 Demand Insights
1.2.2 Forecast Insights

2 EDIBLE INSECTS: MARKET OVERVIEW AND FORCES

2.1 Market Introduction
2.1.1 Definition
2.1.2 Evolution
2.1.3 Segmentation

2.2 Market Forces
2.2.1 Market Drivers
2.2.1. a Demand for Nutrient-Rich Foods
2.2.1. b Environmentally Sustainable Production
2.2.1. c High Availability
2.2.1. d Food Security
2.2.2 Restraints
2.2.2. a Food and Health Regulations
2.2.3 Market Challenges
2.2.3. a Frameworks and Risk Assessments
2.2.3. b Populist Food Patterns and Icky Factor
2.2.4 Opportunities
2.2.4. a Global Push for Protein
2.2.4. b Food Discovery Trails
2.2.4. c Millennials and Gen Z

3 EDIBLE INSECTS: MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST BY SEGMENTS

3.1 Market Overview and Trends

3.2 Raw
3.2.1 Market Overview
3.2.2 Market Size and Forecast by Regions

3.3 Coated
3.3.1 Market Overview
3.3.2 Bars
3.3.2. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.3 Candy
3.3.3. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.4 Chocolate
3.3.4. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.5 Cookies
3.3.5. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.6 Chips
3.3.6. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.7 Crackers
3.3.7. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.8 Snack Packs
3.3.8. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.3.9 Others
3.3.9. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions

3.4 Powdered
3.4.1 Market Overview
3.4.2 Flour
3.4.2. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.4.3 Baking Powder
3.4.3. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.4.4 Protein Powder
3.4.4. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.4.5 Powdered Salts
3.4.5. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions
3.4.6 Others
3.4.6. a Market Size and Forecast by Regions

3.5 Paste
3.5.1 Market Size and Forecast by Regions

4 EDIBLE INSECTS: MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST BY INSECT TYPES

4.1 Market Overview and Trends
4.2 Beetles
4.2.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.3 Caterpillars
4.3.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.4 Bees, Wasps and Ants
4.4.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.5 Grasshoppers, Locusts and Crickets
4.5.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.6 Cicadas, Plant Hoppers, Scale Insects, Tree bugs
4.6.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.7 Termites
4.7.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.8 Dragonflies
4.8.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.9 Flies
4.9.1 Market Size and Forecasts
4.10 Others
4.10.1 Market Size and Forecasts

5 EDIBLE INSECTS: MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST – BY REGIONS

5.1 Market Overview and Trends
5.2 North America
5.2.1 Market size and Forecast by Types
5.3 Europe
5.3.1 Market size and Forecast by Types
5.4 Asia-Pacific
5.4.1 Market size and Forecast by Types
5.5 Central America/Latin America
5.5.1 Market size and Forecast by Types
5.6 Middle-East and Africa
5.6.1 Market Size and Forecast by Types

6 EDIBLE INSECTS: MARKET SUPPLY AND DEMAND TRENDS

6.1 Key Market Participants and Products

6.2 Demand Side Analysis
6.2.1 Edible Insects Palate Preference Ratings by Region
6.2.2 Edible Insects Cooking Preference Ratings by Region
6.2.3 Edible Insects Coating Preference Ratings by Region
6.2.4 Edible Insects Age Demography Ratings by Region
6.2.5 Edible Insects Harvest Type Ratings by Region

List of Tables, Charts and Figures from the Report

Table 1: Forecast Assumptions and Growth Factors
Table 2: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast
Table 3: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Table 4: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Regions
Table 5: Raw Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Regions
Table 6: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types
Table 7: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Bars, by Regions
Table 8: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Candy, by Regions
Table 9: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Chocolate, by Regions
Table 10: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Cookies, by Regions
Table 11: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Chips, by Regions
Table 12: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Crackers, by Regions
Table 13: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Snack Packs, by Regions
Table 14: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Others, by Regions
Table 15: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types
Table 16: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Flour, by Regions
Table 17: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Baking Powder, by Regions
Table 18: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Protein Powder, by Regions
Table 19: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Powdered Salts, by Regions
Table 20: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Others, by Regions
Table 21: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Paste, by Regions
Table 22: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Type of Insects
Table 23: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Beetles
Table 24: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Caterpillars
Table 25: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Bees, Wasps & Ants
Table 26: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Grasshoppers, Locusts and Crickets
Table 27: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Cicadas, Plant Hoppers, Scale Insects, Tree Bugs
Table 28: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Termites
Table 29: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Dragonflies
Table 30: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Flies
Table 31: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Others
Table 32: North America Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Table 33: Europe Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Table 34: Asia-Pacific Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Table 35: Central & Latin America Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Table 36: Middle East & Africa Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Table 37: Edible Insects Market Participants and Key products
Table 38: Edible Insects palate Preference Ratings, by Regions
Table 39: Edible Insects Cooking Preference Ratings, by Regions
Table 40: Edible Insects Coating Preference Ratings, by Regions
Table 41: Edible Insects Age Demography Ratings, by Regions
Table 42: Edible Insects Harvest Type Ratings, by Regions

Figure 1: Edible Insects Research Methodology
Figure 2: Edible Insects Market Segmentation
Figure 3: Edible Insects Market Forces
Figure 4: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast
Figure 5: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Figure 6: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Regions
Figure 7: Raw Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Regions
Figure 8: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types
Figure 9: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Bars, by Regions
Figure 10: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Candy, by Regions
Figure 11: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Chocolate, by Regions
Figure 12: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Cookies, by Regions
Figure 13: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Chips, by Regions
Figure 14: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Crackers, by Regions
Figure 15: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Snack Packs, by Regions
Figure 16: Coated Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Others, by Regions
Figure 17: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Product Types
Figure 18: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Flour, by Regions
Figure 19: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Baking Powder, by Regions
Figure 20: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Protein Powder, by Regions
Figure 21: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Powdered Salts, by Regions
Figure 22: Powdered Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Others, by Regions
Figure 23: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Paste, by Regions
Figure 24: Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Type of Insects
Figure 25: North America Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Figure 26: Europe Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Figure 27: Asia Pacific Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Figure 28: Central & Latin America Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types
Figure 29: Middle East & Africa Edible Insects Market Size and Forecast, by Types

Executive Summary and Key Insights

More than 2 billion people around the world eat insects. Entomophagy is not a new practice but commercially available processed and packaged edible insects is. This market is nascent and over the last 3-4 years, western countries have begun to lap up this trend as part of food discovery, sustainability, and food trail culture. The rise in the importance towards nutrient rich foods is an important trend that mimics into a driver for this market. The major nutritional value that edible insects carry is its ability to delivery higher levels of protein per weight in a sustainable way. When compared to popular meat options, insect harvesting for commercial purposes promises sizeable environmental and resource utilization advantages.

The Icky factor continues to be the biggest challenge to mass market adoption of edible insects. Popular opinion for insect eating is still not favorable. In many parts of the west and some parts in the east, entomophagy is viewed with a certain level of perceived disgust and is often identified with primitiveness. Pre-existing psychological aversion towards insects combined with religious and cultural beliefs is a key challenge for mass market adoption.

Regulations also continue to be a critical factor in the mass market adoption of edible insects. Food administrations across the world are evaluating guidelines and rulebooks for the use of commercially available edible insects. In fact, for the use of bugs in the feed sector, lobbying is underway through private sector forces and US-based companies to obtain FDA approval. The same trend is prevalent in Europe as well. With an improving regulatory environment for edible insects, marketplace acceptance is beginning to happen as more stores and shops have begun to stock edible bugs in the food sections.

The market for edible insects across many parts of the world is still substantial and is forecast to grow significantly the next 5 years. The edible insect market is a nestled in niche opportunity that has begun to provide incremental ROIs to value investors and market stakeholders.

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Global Edible Insects Market projected to reach $1.53 billion in 2021

The global market for Edible Insects is set to reach $1.54 billion in 2023, according to Arcluster, in its second edition of the report on the edible insects and entomophagy market. “The market for edible insects across many parts of the world is still substantial and is forecast to grow significantly across powdered and coated segments”. The report also states that regulations continue to be a critical factor in the mass market adoption of edible insects.

The report spans 113 pages, and contains 42 tables and 29 figures and charts. The latest edition on the edible insects market report covers the market dynamics, ecosystem, sizes and forecasts of segments within the commercial edible insect ecosystem for the period 2018 – 2023. The report also provides insights into key market requirements gathered from consumers, stores, retail outlets, and shops and their preferences, priorities and perception of commercially available edible insects.

The market for edible insects is segmented into three categories – Segments, Insect Types and Regions.

  • By Segments – the market size and forecasts for edible insects is provided by four segment types – Raw, Coated, Powdered, Paste. Coated is further segmented by Bars, Candy, Chocolate, Cookies, Chips, Crackers, Snack Packs and Others. Powdered is further segmented by Flour, Baking Powder, Protein Powder, Salts and Others.
  • By Types of Insect – Beetles; Caterpillars; Bees, Wasps and Ants; Grasshoppers, Locusts and Crickets; Cicadas, Plant Hoppers, Scale Insects, True bugs; Termites; Dragonflies; Flies; Others.
  • By Regions – North America, Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Central/Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

The analysis in this report will help both edible bug vendors, suppliers, harvesters and food and beverage companies to develop strategies, marketing goals and business decisions based on the actionable market intelligence from this report. The 2018 syndicated study report on Edible Insects is part of an ongoing series of market reports that focus on micro emerging trends in the sustainable food and beverage markets across multiple regions and countries. You can procure the Edible Insect Market Report directly from our online research store and receive the report instantly.

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