Snack Pellets

Snack Pellets Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Potato, Corn, Tapioca, Cheese, Rice, Edible Oil, Multigrain, Cereals, Legumes and Other Types), Form (Laminated, Tridimensional, Die Face, Punched, Gelantinized and Die Distance), Flavor, Technique, Process, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22762

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $2.21 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $3.02 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Snack Pellets Market is accounted for $2.21 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $3.02 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 5.34% during the forecast period. Snack pellets are non-expanded intermediate goods created from cereals, potatoes, or vegetable powders as basic ingredients. Typically, snack producers purchase these semi-finished goods to prepare them using a variety of techniques, including hot air baking, frying, and more. They may be made into ready-to-eat snacks with distinctive flavor and flavor combinations. Snack pellets provide a practical option for snacking. They offer mouth watering flavours with an improved nutritional profile and more protein. Snack pellets provide a number of advantages, including a longer shelf life, stability, bulk density, and ease of storage.

According to the North American Association of Food Equipment reports, demand for snack pellets reduced drastically in 2020 due to fall in FDI by 5% to 15%.

Market Dynamics:


Huge demand for convenient foods

Snacks are popular since they serve as substitutes for supplements. They are convenient to acquire and eat. The demand for ready-to-eat food products has increased as a result of the population's changing lifestyles and rising disposable incomes since they save time and effort. Children and teenagers require fillers in between meals. The need for processed food and an increase in the trend of between-meal snacking are also driving up demand for extruded food products. The popularity of nibbling in between meals is boosting the market for snack pellets.


High acrylamide content

Acrylamide production while frying is a serious problem for the snack pellets sector. Acrylamide is produced when the asparagine and glucose in the meal combine at temperatures higher than 248 °F. When ingested in excess, acrylamide has the potential to cause cancer and alters the flavor of the snack pellets. The development of snack pellets made from potatoes has been adversely affected by the presence of acrylamide which is therefore restricting the market demand.


Growing technological advancements

Innovations in the market for food processing equipment mostly involve mixers, dryers, and extrusion equipment. Robotics, GPS, and smartphone apps are all being used in the food industry to improve productivity and efficiency. The consumer experience is being enhanced and improved through new technology. Robotics use on food production lines enables food producers to scale up nutrition customization. It lowers costs while increasing distribution and availability, which in turn fuels demand in the market.


Operational complexity

Along with the intricacy of the mathematical representations of the process, the interrelationships between viscosity, screw speed, temperature, and pressure are also quite strong. Accurate dynamic modeling of the extrusion process is made difficult by these dynamics. Processing functional items needs to be done with extra care since there might be nutritional loss from the components. These elements may limit the market expansion for snack pellets as a whole.

Covid-19 Impact

COVID-19 had a negative impact on the food supply chain financially and by restricting labor migration, altering consumer demand, closing food manufacturing facilities, and restricting food trade laws. The virus significantly impacted the multigrain snack pellets manufacturing sector, resulting in a stop to production and facility operations. It is the worst-affected sector globally. After the epidemic, the market ultimately began to expand.

The gelatinized segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The gelatinized segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to its thickness and design. Pellets made of gelatine are uniformly thick. These often have flat surfaces with holes in them. They may be made with the aid of a specifically created high-speed rotary cutting machine that simultaneously and sequentially punches the holes in the sheet and cuts it into the correct form. The segment's expansion is being fuelled by its distinctive form and design elements.

The multigrain segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The multigrain segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to its excellent nutritional content. The grains used to make the multigrain snack pellets have a higher nutritious value. The demand for multigrain snack pellets is fairly high because of their high fiber content. Because of their low fat level, they provide a number of benefits for both flavor and health. These advantages are propelling the segment's expansion.

Region with largest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the large customer base. Due to the extensive availability of raw materials and the existence of a powerful food production industry, North America outperforms the other areas in terms of volume and value. Consumers in this area really enjoy appetizers made with potatoes. Because of this, potatoes are the primary ingredient in the bulk of the region's snack pellets.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to increase in demand for savoury snacks. This region is seeing rapid development due to large-scale manufacturing and cost-effective shipping of pellets to established markets like the US and Europe. The area has huge availability of labour and raw materials. Urbanization and growing household incomes support the region's growth. As a result during the course of the forecast period, the Asia-Pacific market is anticipated to grow quickly.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Snack Pellets Market include LIVEN S.A., Akkel Group, Pasta Foods Ltd, Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG, Leng-dOr S.A., Dalmaza Food Industries Company, Classic Foods Inc, Grupo Industrial Michel, Limagrain Cereales Ingredients, J.R. Short Milling Company, Quality Pellets A/S, Balance Foods, Inc, Pellsnack Products GmbH, Oriental Food Industries, The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG, Snack Creations Ltd, Almounajed Food Industries, Noble Agro Food Products Private Limited, JLM Global Foods, Productos Alimenticios La Moderna S.A. de C.V. and Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.

Key Developments:

In July 2021, Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced an increase in french fry based multigrain snack pellets capacity at its American Falls, Idaho facility. As a result, they anticipate producing more than USD 1 billion in frozen french fries and other potato products each year. The new line is expected to be finished by the middle of 2023, creating approximately 130 new jobs.

In March 2019, Pasta Foods has installed a new state of the art production line in its Norwich facility to help cope with expected rising demand caused by Brexit. The investment is expected to allow the business to enable supply to new customers who potentially face the threat of food shortages and delays due to the UK’s eventual exit from the EU.

Forms Covered:
• Laminated
• Tridimensional
• Die Face
• Punched
• Gelantinized
• Die Distance

Flavors Covered:
• Flavored
• Plain
• Nutritional

Techniques Covered:
• Single Screw Extruder
• Twin Screw Extruder

Processes Covered:
• Frying
• Hot Air Baking

Applications Covered:
• Commercial Use
• Household Use

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 Emerging Markets
3.8 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Potato
5.3 Corn
5.4 Tapioca
5.5 Cheese
5.6 Rice
5.7 Edible Oil
5.8 Multigrain
5.9 Cereals
5.10 Legumes
5.11 Other Types

6 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Form
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Laminated
6.3 Tridimensional
6.4 Die Face
6.5 Punched
6.6 Gelantinized
6.7 Die Distance

7 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Flavor
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Flavored
7.3 Plain
7.4 Nutritional

8 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Technique
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Single Screw Extruder
8.3 Twin Screw Extruder

9 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Process
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Frying
9.3 Hot Air Baking

10 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Commercial Use
10.3 Household Use

11 Global Snack Pellets Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 LIVEN S.A.
13.2 Akkel Group
13.3 Pasta Foods Ltd
13.4 Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG
13.5 Leng-dOr S.A.
13.6 Dalmaza Food Industries Company
13.7 Classic Foods Inc
13.8 Grupo Industrial Michel
13.9 Limagrain Cereales Ingredients
13.10 J.R. Short Milling Company
13.11 Quality Pellets A/S
13.12 Balance Foods, Inc
13.13 Pellsnack Products GmbH
13.14 Oriental Food Industries
13.15 The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG
13.16 Snack Creations Ltd
13.17 Almounajed Food Industries
13.18 Noble Agro Food Products Private Limited
13.19 JLM Global Foods
13.20 Productos Alimenticios La Moderna S.A. de C.V.
13.21 Lamb Weston Holdings Inc

List of Tables
1 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Potato (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Corn (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Tapioca (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Cheese (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Rice (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Edible Oil (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Multigrain (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Cereals (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Legumes (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Other Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Form (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Laminated (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Tridimensional (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Die Face (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Punched (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Gelantinized (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Die Distance (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Flavor (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Flavored (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Plain (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Nutritional (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Technique (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Single Screw Extruder (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Twin Screw Extruder (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Process (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Frying (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Hot Air Baking (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Commercial Use (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Snack Pellets Market Outlook, By Household Use (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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