Japan Pea Protein Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030)

  • The Japan Pea Protein Market size was valued at USD 140.2 Mn. in 2023 and the total Japan Pea Protein revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly USD 217.87 Mn. by 2030.

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Japan Pea Protein Market Overview-

Pea protein extraction involves a dry phase, mechanically removing outer shells, followed by wet filtration and centrifugation to isolate water-soluble proteins. It outpaces as the fastest-growing source, driving Japan's market growth with XX consumers adopting plant-based meat alternatives. Health consciousness, sustainability, and technological advancements fuel its demand, transforming the landscape of animal-free protein products. Pea protein is gaining traction in the food industry, with emerging extraction methods such as chemical-free dry fractionation. These methods offer cost-effectiveness and minimal environmental impact.


The study explores the intricacies of pea protein, covering extraction techniques, chemical composition, functional attributes, modification methods, and diverse applications. From food emulsifiers to dairy and meat products, the research showcases the versatility and promising role of pea protein in the food industry.


The report analyses the Japan Pea Protein market and covers trends, technological advancements, and potential disruptions that shape the market. It assesses market size, growth, economic factors, regulations, and commercial drivers. The competitive landscape is analyzed, highlighting differentiation among key operators and drawing on historical data, industry insights, and the report forecasts sector. The economic downturn prompted the analysis and revealed the Japan Pea Protein industry's resilience challenges.

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Japan Pea Protein Market Dynamics

Rising health consciousness drives the Japan Pea Protein Market

Rising health awareness initiatives an increased in Japan Pea Protein Market as consumers seek beneficial protein sources. Manufacturers, driven by health motivations, innovate with pea protein-based products, such as encouraged foods and supplements, meeting diverse dietary needs. The willingness to pay a premium for perceived health benefits raises the market's premiumization.

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The Japan Pea Protein Market faces challenges such as misinformation and overhyped claims risking consumer trust. A hyperfocus on protein intake neglects a balanced diet. Despite competitiveness, pea protein's cost, though reasonable, limits accessibility, emphasizing the need for addressing affordability concerns to broaden its consumer base.


In the Japan Pea Protein Market, prioritizing transparency and education is crucial. Manufacturers provide clear information on pea protein's attributes through labeling and consumer education. Emphasizing a holistic wellness approach, positioning pea protein as part of a balanced diet, and showcasing its sustainability contribute to a comprehensive marketing strategy, appealing to diverse health-conscious consumers.


Japan Pea Protein Market Segment Analysis:

Based on Form, the Dry Pea Protein segment held the largest market share of about 80% in the Japan Pea Protein Market in 2023.  According to the STELLAR analysis, the segment is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. It stands out as the dominant segment within the Japan Pea Protein Market thanks to its rapid technological advancement and growing adoption of smart devices with data connectivity and integration.

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In the Japan Pea Protein Market, dry pea protein offers high functionality, catering to athletes, vegetarians, and vegans. Its seamless integration into various food products, longer shelf life, and convenience make it preferred. Aligned with Japanese trends, it meets the demand for plant-based protein and clean label appeal, satisfying health, environmental, and ethical considerations. In the Japan Pea Protein Market, dry pea protein, although versatile, excels in specific applications where wet pea protein offers superior properties. The potential for higher costs in dry processing might affect its price compared to wet pea protein, with taste considerations requiring additional flavoring to mask occasional beany or grassy notes.


Dry pea protein is pivotal in the Japan Pea Protein Market, valued for its high functionality, market dominance, and alignment with consumer trends. Despite its crucial role, recognizing potential limitations in specific applications and taste considerations is essential for a comprehensive understanding of its impact on the Japanese market. In the dynamic Japan Pea Protein Market, dry pea protein stands out for its superiority. Dry processing methods produce concentrates and isolates with higher protein content, making it a preferred choice for manufacturers and health-conscious consumers. Its seamless integration into various foods, longer shelf life, easy handling, and clean label appeal contribute to its dominance. Researching unique Japanese consumer trends and exploring local pea production could more improve its market position.


Japan Pea Protein Market Scope:

Japan Pea Protein Market

Market Size in 2023

USD 140.2 Mn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 217.87 Mn.

CAGR (2024-2030)


Historic Data


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segment Scope

By Product

  • Includes isolates
  • concentrates
  • textured
  • hydrolysates

By Form

  • Dry
  • wet

By Source

  • Yellow split peas
  • chickpeas
  • lentils

By Application

  • Food
  • meat substitutes
  • performance nutrition
  • functional foods
  • snacks
  • bakery products
  • confections
  • food applications beverages 
  • Others


Leading Key Players in the Japan Pea Protein Market

Frequently Asked Questions

Rising concern for pet well-being is expected to be the major driver for the Japan Pea Protein market.

1.    Japan Pea Protein Market Introduction
1.1 Study Assumption and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
1.3 Executive Summary 
1.4 Emerging Technologies
1.5 Market Projections
1.6 Strategic Recommendations
2.    Japan Pea Protein Market Trends
2.1 Market Consolidation
2.2 Adoption of Advanced Technologies
2.3 Pricing and Reimbursement Trends
3.    Japan Pea Protein Market Import Export Landscape
3.1 Import Trends
3.2 Export Trends
3.3 Regulatory Compliance
3.4 Major Export Destinations
3.5 Import-Export Disparities
4.    Japan Pea Protein Market: Dynamics
4.1.1 Market Drivers
4.1.2 Market Restraints 
4.1.3 Market Opportunities
4.1.4 Market Challenges

4.2 PORTER’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3 PESTLE Analysis
4.4 Regulatory Landscape 
4.5 Analysis of Government Schemes and Initiatives for the Japan Pea Protein Industry
5.    Japan Pea Protein Market: Market Size and Forecast by Segmentation (Value) (2023-2030)
5.1 Japan Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Product (2023-2030)
5.1.1 Includes isolates
5.1.2 Concentrates
5.1.3 Textured
5.1.4 Hydrolysates

5.2 Japan Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Form (2023-2030)
5.2.1 Dry
5.2.2 Wet

5.3 Japan Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
5.3.1 Yellow split peas
5.3.2 Chickpeas
5.3.3 lentils

5.4 Japan Pea Protein Market Size and Forecast, by Application (2023-2030)
5.4.1 Food
5.4.2 Meat substitutes
5.4.3 Performance nutrition
5.4.4 Functional foods
5.4.5 Snacks
5.4.6 Bakery products
5.4.7 Confections
5.4.8 Food Applications Beverages  
5.4.9 Others

6.    Japan Pea Protein Market: Competitive Landscape
6.1 STELLAR Competition Matrix
6.2 Competitive Landscape
6.3 Key Players Benchmarking
6.3.1 Company Name
6.3.2 Service Segment
6.3.3 End-user Segment 
6.3.4 Revenue (2023)
6.3.5 Company Locations

6.4 Leading Japan Pea Protein Companies, by market capitalization
6.5 Market Structure
6.5.1 Market Leaders 
6.5.2 Market Followers
6.5.3 Emerging Players

6.6 Mergers and Acquisitions Details
7.    Company Profile: Key Players
7.1 Roquette Frères
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Business Portfolio
7.1.3 Financial Overview
7.1.4 SWOT Analysis
7.1.5 Strategic Analysis
7.1.6 Scale of Operation (small, medium, and large)
7.1.7 Details on Partnership
7.1.8 Regulatory Accreditations and Certifications Received by Them
7.1.9 Awards Received by the Firm
7.1.10  Recent Developments

7.2 Cosucra Groupe Warcoing
7.3 Axiom Foods, Inc.
7.4 Burcon NutraScience Corporation
7.5 Shandong Jianyuan Group
7.6 Farbest Brands
7.7 Glanbia plc
7.8 Ingredion Incorporated
8.    Key Findings
9.    Industry Recommendations
10.    Japan Pea Protein Market: Research Methodology

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