The global food dehydrators market was valued at USD 2.10 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. The market is expected to be driven by increased demand for eatables with longer shelf life and growing consumer disposable income. Furthermore, the growing food processing industry and rising awareness pertaining to food waste management are expected to propel dehydrators market growth.
Know more about this report: request for sample pages
The dehydrators technology is continuously changing to create new products and set product standards. As wastage happens across several supply chain stages, including agriculture, distribution, grocery shops, and point-of-consumption, there has been a growing need for dehydrators for eatables. This pattern can be seen worldwide, and it has led to a rise in demand for goods with longer shelf lives.
One-third of all eatables produced is wasted. Governments and non-governmental organizations have taken several measures. These groups use dehydrators to store leftover food, which is then distributed to areas affected by natural disasters or shortages. The demand is expected to be fueled by a rise in restaurant owners' usage to reduce waste.
In 2020, the U.S. had the third-largest market share. Dehydrators are expected to become more common as the food processing industry expands with growing consumer disposable income. Furthermore, rising demand for goods with long shelf lives is expected to drive growth in the United States. Over the forecast period, the market is projected to grow due to increased knowledge about food waste.
According to the National Restaurant Association, which is in the United States, restaurant sales totaled about USD 590 billion in 2010 and are projected to hit USD 863 billion by 2019. As a result, an increase in the number of food service establishments is anticipated.
Market growth is expected to be driven by rising efforts to minimize food waste in industrial and commercial applications via food dehydration. Furthermore, as people become more conscious of the advantages of food dehydrators, demand for commercial food dehydrators is expected to rise.
Growing usage in industrial and commercial applications, electrical food dehydrators are expected to witness significant growth in 2020. Electrical food dehydrators' increased performance is expected to fuel market growth in the next seven years.
The market is primarily segmented based on technology, end-use, energy source, and region.
By Energy Source
Know more about this report: request for sample pages
A fan is usually mounted at the base of vertical air flow dehydrators. As the air travels from the bottom to the top and vice versa, the technology is known as vertical flow. These dehydrators are typically smaller which are used to dehydrate spices, herbs, etc.
The horizontal airflow technology segment is expected to account for the majority of the market share by 2028. Some of the factors contributing to their widespread demand include uniform heat distribution and suitability for a wide variety of eatables. These dehydrators are suitable for dehydrating eatables that need a lot of heat, including meat and poultry.
The dehydrators technology already uses various energy sources, including electricity, biofuel, and solar, among others, thanks to continuous innovations. Wind, tidal, and gas turbines are some of the other energy sources. The electricity segment accounted for the largest revenue share of the global food dehydrators market in 2020 and is projected to continue its domination due to lower set-up costs than solar.
On account of its consistent availability and low prices, the electricity segment is projected to with growth. However, owing to the inexpensive and environmental-friendly nature of the source, the biofuel segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The solar segment is expected to account for a substantial share of the global market on account of the increasing investment for innovation in renewable energy.
On account of rising disposable income and increased knowledge pertaining to food waste, the residential segment is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. The economies of the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and China are projected to push segment growth even further.
Due to rapid growth in the F&B market, especially in developing countries such as India and China, the industrial segment is expected to be one of the fastest-growing end-use segments. Consumer demand for longer-lasting eatables is expected to drive the dehydrators industry growth.
In 2020, Europe accounted for the largest revenue share of the global food dehydrators market owing to the rapidly increasing agriculture and food processing industries. The region is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, the demand for longer-lasting eatables, combined with rising disposable income, is expected to drive up the demand for food dehydrators.
On account of awareness pertaining to food waste, high agricultural production, and increased exports of food products, especially fruits and vegetables, Asia Pacific was the second-largest market in 2020 and is expected to witness the fastest growth over the projected period. The rapidly expanding food processing industry is also likely to continue to develop in the region, complementing dehydrators market growth.
Some of the major players operating in the global market include Tribest Corporation, Excalibur Dehydrator, Inc., Lem Products Holding LLC, The Sausage Maker, Inc., NutriChef Kitchen, LLC, Buffalo Appliances, STX International, Aroma Housewares Company, Avantco Equipment, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., National Presto Industries, National Enameling, and Stamping Company (NESCO), Koolatron Corporation, and Vitality4Life Pty Limited.