Germany Plant-Based Meat Market Overview, 2026

Germany Plant-based Meat Market is expected to grow over 18% by 2026. This report consist industry trends and major growing factors with market players.

"Germany is one of the fastest and second biggest plant based meat market where the people are willing to pay a higher price for plant based meat products; around 26% people are ready to pay high price for the plant based meat. As they become aware about the nutritional benefits that can be taken from the plant based meat in recent times. And also due to covid-19 the consumers preferences changed from conventional meat to plant based meat. According to the research Germany produced less meat and more of the conventional meat. The conventional meat production in the Germany fell around 4% in 2020, which is around $46.8 billion whereas the substitute of conventional meat product showed the rise in demand to around 39%.Germany is a leading market for plant-based meat alternatives in Europe due to its large population, strong environmental consciousness, and emphasis on healthy and sustainable food choices. German consumers are increasingly adopting plant-based diets and reducing meat consumption due to factors like animal welfare concerns, environmental impact awareness, and health considerations. The country offers a wide variety of plant-based meat products, including burgers, sausages, deli slices, and meatballs, with companies investing in product development and innovation to replicate traditional meat products. The German government has implemented policies and regulations to support the growth of the plant-based industry, including initiatives to promote sustainable and healthy food choices, funding for research and development, and labelling guidelines. Germany's strong vegan and vegetarian culture has contributed to the growth of the plant-based meat market, with a significant portion of the population following plant-based diets. Foodservice adoption has increased, with plant-based burgers, sausages, and other meat alternatives featured on menus catering to vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians. German companies are at the forefront of technological advancements in plant-based meat production, focusing on improving the taste, texture, and nutritional profile of plant-based alternatives. German plant-based meat companies are exploring export opportunities, leveraging their reputation for engineering and quality standards to gain a competitive advantage in international markets. Additionally, Germany's rich culinary heritage and culture of innovation have influenced the development of plant-based meat alternatives, providing consumers with familiar flavours and experiences. According to the report title “Germany Plant-based Meat Market Overview, 2026”, published by Bonafide research, the plant based meat market in Germany is expected to grow over 18% during the forecast period ending 2026. The market grew historically by 429% as compared to the historic year 2015 with vegan food trend surrounding. The plant based meat product sales skyrocketed during the Covid pandemic as consumers wanted to avoid any animal origin product. The pandemic made the consumer aware about the nutritional factors that a plant based meat can serve to the people. This changing behavior of the consumers in Germany also changed the facts and figures of the German meat market. After the breakdown of COVID-19 the animal based meat production fell down to around 4%, and around 26% people were ready to spend more on the plant based meat. Germans are heavy chicken consumers and thus plant based chicken products are the most selling in the market.

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Soy is the main source of plant based meat used widely in Germany to make plant based meat products as it is easily procured by manufacturing companies. Also, it is familiar with the processes and execution of soy source as an important ingredient. On the other hand, quinoa and oats are the other types of plant sources that have been recently gaining attention of the makers as consumers demand for variety. Soy’s allergencity and wheat’s gluten are the major restraining factors for their decreasing market share as the preferred choice of producers now days. As Europeans love burgers so do Germans who find eating a plant based burger most cost effective and easy to substitute product to animal meat. However, other snacks like plant based meatballs and chips and deli are increasingly tried by consumers. Consumers now opt for a healthy snacking option as there are many choices and have become more focused towards health. Unlike other countries, Germany has comparatively more share in retail sales of these products, as they prefer to cook at home and also proves to be cost effective. Eating out in hotels, restaurants serve plant based meat menu at a higher price. German schnitzels and sausages are world famous but with plant based meat over powering the demands and change in consumer attitudes it is becoming sidelined. More than 35 Million Germans abstain from animal meat in some or other form. The German marketplace for plant based meat constitutes of traditional vendors, local companies, new start-ups, and international players too. Also with government initiatives and proposing plant based meat diet to its citizens, the future market growth is expected to grow robustly over the forecast period. Another major factors being animal love and environment benefits that help reduce carbon and GHG gases. The changed tastes of the consumers in Germany have led to inclusion of plant based meat menu in several hotels and restaurants in the last five years. According to Happy cow there are over 900 vegetarian restaurants and out of which at least 300 are serve only vegan meals. Berlin, in Germany is a fast growing start-up hub attracting many professionals from all over the world. Nearly, a quarter of the countries vegan and 15% vegetarian restaurants can be found here. The growing number of vegans and flexitarians are pushing the demand for burgers, sausages and chicken alternatives. Beyond Meat was the first to sell plant based meat burger through Lidl’s stores and were sold out in no matter of time. The German market is growing rapidly with ever increasing demands from consumers. A famous meat processing company Rugenwalder Muhle that was founded in 19th century started selling vegan products in 2014. By 2018 they saw a 50% rise in sales of vegan meat products and sell more than animal products. Local suppliers usually make plant based meat products from soy or wheat. German based start-up Terra Vegane backed by retailer Aldi made an entry into market. These new players are trying out new substitutes like maize, peas, vegetables, jackfruit, seeds, beans or lupins to replace animal meat. The major retailers also jumped into the bandwagon of producing plant based meat products and the most affluent example being Lidl who introduced Next level burger in Germany.

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Arun Kalwani

Arun Kalwani

Research Analyst

Considered in this report • Geography: Germany • Base year: 2020 • Estimated year: 2021 • Forecast year: 2026 Aspects covered in this report • Germany plant based meat products market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Five force models • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Source in the report • Soy • Pea • Wheat • Others (Quinoa, oats, nuts etc.)

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Types of meat products in the report • Burger Pattie • Sausages • Strips & Nuggets • Meatballs • Others By Type in the report • Beef • Chicken • Pork • Fish • Other (Lamb, Turkey) By End-User in the report • Retail • HoReCa The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to plant based meat industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry. "

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Introduction
  • 2.1. Market Definition
  • 2.2. Market Scope & Segmentation
  • 2.3. Research Methodology
  • 3. Germany Macro Economic Indicators
  • 4. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Category Analysis
  • 4.1. Key findings
  • 4.2. Market Drivers
  • 4.3. Market Restraints
  • 4.4. Opportunities
  • 4.5. Policies & Certification
  • 4.6. Value Chain Analysis
  • 4.7. Key Developments - 2021
  • 5. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Trends
  • 6. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Overview
  • 6.1. Market Size By Value
  • 6.2. Market Share
  • 6.2.1. By Source
  • 6.2.2. By End-User
  • 6.2.3. By Product
  • 6.2.4. By Type
  • 7. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Segmentations
  • 7.1. Germany Plant Based Meat Market, By Source
  • 7.1.1. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Soy, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.1.2. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Pea, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.1.3. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Wheat, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.1.4. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Others, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.2. Germany Plant Based Meat Market, By End-User
  • 7.2.1. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Retail, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.2.2. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By HoReCA, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.3. Germany Plant Based Meat Market, By Product
  • 7.3.1. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Burger Patties, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.3.2. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Sausages, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.3.3. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Strips & Nuggets, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.3.4. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Meatballs, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.3.5. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Others, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.4. Germany Plant Based Meat Market, By Type
  • 7.4.1. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Beef, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.4.2. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Chicken, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.4.3. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Pork, 2015 - 2026F
  • 7.4.4. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Fish, 2016 - 2027F
  • 7.4.5. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size, By Others, 2015 - 2026F
  • 8. Germany Plant Based Meat Market Opportunity Assessment
  • 8.1. By Source, 2021F to 2026F
  • 8.2. By End User, 2021F to 2026F
  • 8.3. By Product, 2021F to 2026F
  • 8.4. By Type, 2021F to 2026F
  • 9. Competitive Landscape
  • 9.1. Porter's Five Forces
  • 9.2. Company Profiles
  • 9.2.1. Company 1
  • 9.2.2. Company 2
  • 9.2.3. Company 3
  • 9.2.4. Company 4
  • 9.2.5. Company 5
  • 9.2.6. Company 6
  • 9.2.7. Company 7
  • 9.2.8. Company 8
  • 10. Strategic Recommendations’
  • 11. Disclaimer

List of Table

Table 1: Germany Plant Based Meat Product Market Share By Application (2015, 2020 & 2026F)
Table 2: Germany Plant Based Meat Product Market Share By Type (2015, 2020 & 2026F)
Table 3: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Soy (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 4: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Pea (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 5: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Wheat (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 6: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Others (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 7: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Retail (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 8: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of HoReCa (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 9: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Burger Patties (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 10: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Sausages (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 11: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Others (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 12: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Beef (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 13: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Chicken (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 14: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Pork (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 15: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Fish (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 16: Germany Plant Based Meat Market Size of Others (2015 to 2026F) in USD Million
Table 17: Key Facts of Company 1
Table 18: Key Facts of Company 2
Table 19: Key Facts of Company 3
Table 20: Key Facts of Company 4
Table 21: Key Facts of Company 5
Table 22: Key Facts of Company 6
Table 23: Key Facts of Company 7
Table 24: Key Facts of Company 8

List of Figures

Figure 1: Germany Plant Based Meat Product Market Size – By Value 2015 to 2026F (In USD Million)
Figure 2: Germany Plant Based Meat Product Market Share By Source (2015, 2020 & 2026F)
Figure 3: Germany Plant Based Meat Product Market Share By End User (2015, 2020 & 2026F)
Figure 4: Market Attractiveness Index, By Source
Figure 5: Market Attractiveness Index, By End-User
Figure 6: Market Attractiveness Index, By Product
Figure 7: Market Attractiveness Index, By Type
Figure-8: Porter's Five Forces Meter of Plant-based Meat Industry in Germany

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