Used Cooking Oil Market Forecast $9.55 Billion By 2032 CAGR 6.3%

Used Cooking Oil Market Size Worth $ 9.55 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 6.3%

The global used cooking oil market size is expected to reach USD 9.55 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Used Cooking Oil Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Source (Restaurants and Other Food Outlets, Household, Food Manufacturers, Caterers, Others); By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.  

Used cooking oil (UCO), commonly called waste cooking oil or recycled cooking oil, has been previously used for frying, cooking, or other culinary applications. It is the residual oil left behind after cooking food items like French fries, chicken, or other deep-fried dishes. UCO is generated various food service establishments, including restaurants, hotels, fast-food chains, cafeterias, and households.

Used cooking oil (UCO) is primarily a biofuel for power generation and heating. Additionally, it is utilized as a high-energy animal feed improver in the animal feed market, contributing to the production of various animal food goods. The versatility of UCO has led manufacturers to develop a wide range of products using this valuable resource.

The growing demand for biofuels in both developing and developed economies has been a key driver behind the rise of the used cooking oil market. Factors such as increasing urbanization, industrialization, and the need for sustainable energy sources have propelled the market's growth.

Furthermore, the expanding global population and rising awareness about utilizing sustainable resources have further supported the market's expansion. The increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions and growing environmental consciousness drive the market's growth for used cooking oils. Market players employ competitive strategies such as expansion, product launches, development, partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to strengthen their position in the competitive landscape of the used cooking oil (UCO) market.

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In addition, recent market developments and technological advancements in processing waste cooking oil into high-quality refined oil are poised to stimulate overall market growth. The rapidly evolving food and service industry, characterized by innovative culinary preparations, has directly influenced the production of used cooking oil (UCO). Furthermore, increasing government initiatives aimed at promoting the utilization of UCO for industrial purposes are expected to drive the growth of the used cooking oil market in the coming years.

Public health management has made significant efforts to encourage the consumption of cholesterol-free oils, low-calorie, due to their naturally lower saturated fatty acids, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improve digestion and metabolism. Informed and health-conscious consumers increasingly opt for healthy, natural, and nutritious products, which is anticipated to propel the market's growth further.

Used Cooking Oil Market Report Highlights

  • The Food Manufacturers segment expected to the witness fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This segment refers to companies involved in producing and processing various food products. Factors such as increasing consumer demand for packaged and processed food items, expanding the food processing industry and introducing innovative food products contributed to the segment's dominance in the market.
  • In 2023, the bio-diesel segment accounted for the largest market share which focuses on producing and utilizing bio-diesel, a renewable fuel derived from organic sources such as used cooking or plant-based oils.
  • In 2023, Europe region dominated the largest used cooking oil (UCO) market, due to increasing environmental concerns, supportive regulations promoting the recycling and sustainable utilization of used cooking oil, and a growing demand for biofuels and renewable energy sources.
  • The global key market players include Lywood Consulting, Darling Ingredients, Argent Energy, Uptown Biodiesel Limited, Devon Biofuels, Proper Oils, Brocklesby Ltd, Baker Commodities Inc., Biomotive Fuel Ltd., and Greenergy International Ltd.

 Polaris Market Research has segmented the used cooking oil market report based on source, application, and region:

Used Cooking Oil, Source Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Restaurants and Other Food Outlets
  • Household
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Caterers
  • Others

Used Cooking Oil, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Bio-diesel
  • Oleochemicals
  • Animal feed
  • Others

Used Cooking Oil, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Used Cooking Oil Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 5.88 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 9.55 billion


6.3% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Source, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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