Yogurt belongs to dairy food industry. It is derived from the bacterial fermentation of the milk. Primarily yogurt is consumed directly as a dessert or it is used in various recipes.
Yogurt is an important part of diet and has assumed an integral role in changing lifestyles of several consumers. A dairy product made by fermentation of milk using a bacterial treatment, yogurt is gaining remarkable popularity due to its nutritional value.
Yogurt market is segmented on the basis of product type which includes regular yogurt and fat free yogurt. Among both of these segment regular yogurt is expected to occupy the largest position on the pie in terms of revenue contribution. However rising awareness among the consumer regarding the consumption of healthy and fat free products is expected to support the demand of fat free yogurt product segment in the near future.
Global Yogurt Market stood at $77,679 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $107,209 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2017 to 2023. Yogurt is a sourish food product, often sweetened or flavored, prepared via homogenization and fermentation of pasteurized milk. It is consumed in various forms such as beverage, snacks, meal replacement, dessert, protein-rich sports drink, and different other forms. The health benefits associated with eating yogurt include healthy digestion, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, protection against colorectal cancer, prevention & treatment of osteoporosis, enhanced weight & fat loss, improved immune system, and reduction of high blood pressure & bad cholesterol.
The main drivers for the global yogurt market are the health benefits associated with consuming yogurt and rising alertness among people in different regions for losing weight. The additional facts that support the growth of the market are growth in retail market and the low lactose content for lactose intolerant people willing to eat dairy products. However, the artificial additives & ingredients present in certain varieties of yogurt along with hormonal treatment of cows causing fatal diseases may limit people from consuming yogurt and restrict the market growth. Rise in demand for yogurt in the emerging nations owing to increase in disposable income and health awareness are expected to provide numerous opportunities for expansion of the global yogurt market.