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UHT Milk Market To Reach USD 148.88 Million By Year 2030

Global UHT Milk Market size was reasonably estimated to be approximately USD 119.07 Million Tons in 2023 and is poised to generate revenue of over USD 148.88 Million Tons by the end of 2030, projecting a CAGR of around 4.57% from 2023 to 2030.

Swati Kalagate
Food and Beverages
Pristine Intelligence LLP

Market Overview:

Global UHT Milk Market size was reasonably estimated to be approximately USD 119.07 Million Tons in 2023 and is poised to generate revenue of over USD 148.88 Million Tons by the end of 2030, projecting a CAGR of around 4.57% from 2023 to 2030.

The UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk market has experienced steady growth globally in recent years. UHT milk, also known as long-life milk, is processed by heating it to a very high temperature to kill bacteria, extending its shelf life without refrigeration. This method preserves the milk's nutritional content and flavor for several months. Several factors have contributed to the expansion of the UHT milk market. Convenience is a significant driver, as UHT milk does not require refrigeration until opened, making it suitable for regions with unreliable electricity or limited access to refrigeration. Additionally, changing lifestyles and increasing urbanization have led to greater demand for convenient, on-the-go products. The market has seen significant penetration in both developed and developing countries, with consumers appreciating its longer shelf life and convenience. Key players in the UHT milk market include dairy giants like Nestlé, Danone, and Fonterra, along with various regional and local players. The market is expected to continue its upward trajectory, driven by increasing consumer demand for convenience, longer shelf life, and the expanding availability of UHT milk products worldwide.

Top Key Players Covered in The UHT Milk Market:

    • Nestlé (Switzerland)
    • Danone (France)
    • Arla Foods (Denmark)
    • Fonterra Co-operative Group (New Zealand)
    • Lactalis Group (France)
    • Mengniu Dairy (China)
    • FrieslandCampina (Netherlands)
    • Parmalat (Italy)
    • Unilac Dairy Products Co. Ltd. (Saudi Arabia)
    • Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Other Major Players

Market Dynamics and Factors:           

The UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk market has seen significant growth due to various driving factors, opportunities, and restraints. The driving factors include increasing consumer demand for convenience foods, longer shelf life, and the growing preference for ready-to-drink products. Additionally, UHT milk's ability to retain nutritional value and reduce the risk of bacterial contamination contributes to its popularity. Opportunities in the UHT milk market stem from expanding distribution channels, especially in emerging economies, and innovative packaging solutions that enhance product appeal and convenience. Moreover, rising health consciousness among consumers has spurred the demand for UHT milk variants fortified with vitamins and minerals, creating new market avenues. However, the market faces restraints such as consumer preference for fresh milk in certain regions, concerns over taste and texture differences compared to fresh milk, and environmental issues related to packaging waste. Moreover, fluctuating raw material costs, regulatory challenges, and competition from alternative beverages also pose challenges to market growth.

 The UHT Milk Market Report Highlight:

    • By Type, In the UHT (Ultra High Temperature) milk market, the Full Cream segment stands out as dominant. This segment holds a significant share due to its rich taste and high nutritional value, appealing to a wide consumer base. Full Cream UHT milk offers convenience and longer shelf life, making it a preferred choice for many households. Its popularity is further fueled by increasing health consciousness among consumers, who prioritize wholesome dairy products.
    • By Distribution Channel, In the UHT milk market, supermarkets dominate the distribution channel segment due to their widespread presence, convenience, and diverse consumer base. Supermarkets offer a wide range of UHT milk products, providing consumers with ample choices and accessibility. Their efficient supply chains and competitive pricing strategies contribute to their dominance in reaching consumers across various demographic segments.
    • By Region, The UHT milk market in Europe is a well-established and significant segment within the dairy industry, experiencing substantial growth. European consumers have embraced UHT milk due to its extended shelf life and convenience. Factors such as busy lifestyles, limited access to refrigeration, and the preference for long-lasting dairy products have contributed to this market expansion. Key players in the region offer a wide range of UHT milk options, including full-fat, low-fat, flavoured, and organic varieties, catering to diverse consumer preferences.

Key Industry Development:

    • In March 2023, Friesland Campina Ingredients opened a new lactoferrin production facility. Friesland Campina Ingredients processes this milk into high-quality functional lactoferrin using a mild heat-treating process that has been specially designed by the company’s R&D experts. The result is a product that is 95 % pure as a minimum and has considerable iron-binding properties.
    • In February 2023, Danone launches its new international Daniel Carasso Research & Innovation Centre to accelerate research on the Future of Nutrition. This research centre will be dedicated to the development and innovation of Danone's "fresh dairy and plant-based products" and "natural mineral water" categories. It will include laboratories at the forefront of research and pilot production sites for innovation and limited production of specific prototypes.

The UHT Milk Market Segmentation:

By Type

    • Full Cream
    • Semi Skimmed
    • Skimmed

 By Distribution Channel

    • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    • Convenience Stores
    • Specialty Stores
    • Online Retail

For this report, Pristine Intelligence Research has segmented the UHT Milk Market based on region:

Regional Outlook (Revenue in USD Million; Volume in Units, 2023-2030)

North America

    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico

Eastern Europe

    • Russia
    • Bulgaria
    • The Czech Republic
    • Hungary
    • Poland
    • Romania
    • Rest of Eastern Europe

Western Europe

    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Netherlands
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Western Europe

Asia Pacific

    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • New-Zealand
    • Rest of APAC

Middle East & Africa

    • Turkey
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • South Africa

South America

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SA
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