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BBQ Charcoal Market by Product Type (Lump Charcoal, Charcoal Briquettes), End Use (Domestic & Personal, Commercial), Sales Channel (Offline, Online), and Region for 2021-2031

BBQ Charcoal Market by Product Type (Lump Charcoal, Charcoal Briquettes), End Use (Domestic & Personal, Commercial), Sales Channel (Offline, Online), and Region for 2021-2031

BBQ Charcoal Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

BBQ Charcoal Market Snapshot

[250 pages Report] The barbeque (BBQ) charcoal market value to surpass US$ 2.7 Mn in 2021. The BBQ charcoal industry is anticipated to be driven by the growing demand from domestic & personal and commercial sectors.

BBQ Charcoal Market Base Year Value (2020A)

US$ 2.6 Bn

BBQ Charcoal Market Estimated Year Value (2021E)

US$ 2.7 Bn

BBQ Charcoal Market Projected Year Value (2031F)

US$ 4.85 Bn

Value CAGR (2021-2031)


Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2020A)


The rising focus on home cooking and grilled food among consumers is expected to boost the demand. Driven by this, the market is likely to register a growth at 5.9% CAGR during the assessment period between 2021 and 2031.

FMI also forecasts that the global BBQ charcoal market is expected to register year-on-year growth of 5.0% in 2021. Surging demand for BBQ charcoal as industries are aiming for emission control & waste reduction will drive the market over the assessment period. Considering this, the market valuation to reach US$ 4.85 Bn by 2031.

As of 2020, BBQ charcoal market represented nearly 32% of global charcoal market.

2021-2031 BBQ Charcoal Market Outlook Compared to Growth Registered in 2016-2020

Demand for BBQ charcoal grew at 2.5% CAGR between 2016 and 2020. Sales prospects were further dampened due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which reduced BBQ charcoal demand from several industries, primarily hotel & restaurant.

The consequent decline in the practice of grilled and outdoor cooking also negatively impacted the consumption of BBQ charcoal globally except in the US. In the US the demand of BBQ charcoal increased drastically during the pandemic.

Increasing use of BBQ charcoal in restaurants and for cooking food at home is projected to propel sales in the market at 5.9% CAGR over the forecast period. Also, the increasing consumption of grilled food in Europe, especially in Germany will continue boosting consumption of BBQ charcoal.

Increasing Demand for the Grilled Food Drives BBQ Charcoal Sales

BBQ charcoal is primarily used in domestic and personal sector due to the increasing demand from households. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, hotels & restaurants were working with the minimal occupancy that has negatively impacted the market.

People preferred home cooking and home-made grilled food. Indoor cooking has become highly popular and this trend is expected to continue through the course of the forecast period. Rising awareness about health and hygiene also has boosted the demand for home cooked meals, which is expected to positive affect sales of BBQ charcoal.

A significant increase in the demand for charcoal barbeques (BBQs) has been observed over the past half-decade, especially during COVID-19. This is attributed to the growing demand for grilled food and the benefits that come with it, such as a smoky taste, better portability and nutrition, among others.

The advent of new flavors and additives that improve the taste of grilled foods prompted early adopters to experiment with charcoal grilling. In addition, the frequency of cooking competitions is increasing as the younger population participates in camping and going out more each following weekend. These lifestyle changes are expected to have positive impact on the sales of BBQ charcoal.

BBQ Charcoal Market Country-wise Insights

Why is Demand for BBQ Charcoal Rising in the U.S.?

In 2021, the U.S. BBQ charcoal market is expected to grow by 5.9% year-on-year, reaching a valuation of US$ 730.1 Mn in 2021. Rapid expansion of hospitality and commercial sector is expected to propel the growth of the market in forecast period.

Consumption of charcoal grills in North America is expected to increase significantly by the end of 2021. In view of this, the applications of charcoal grills in household, personal and commercial sectors is expected to increase demand for charcoal of barbeque during the assessed period.

The growing popularity of barbeques among young people is the main factor leading to the increasing demand for charcoal grills.

What will be the Demand Outlook for India BBQ Charcoal Market?

Rising popularity of grilled food is expected to play a major role in the growth of the market. India consists of major share of youth and the increasing popularity of outdoor cooking is anticipated to boost the demand for the same. The BBQ charcoal market in India is expected to register year-on-year growth of 5.6% in 2021.

The market is mainly driven by the growing influence of grilled food around the world and the increasing adoption of grilled food among millennials. Increased public health awareness will also drive the growth of the market.

The demand for charcoal barbeque (BBQ) is increasing due to their benefits like healthy taste and smoke, more heat, easier to move and others.

Additionally, lockdown restrictions and the need to maintain social distancing due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic have prompted more people to stay at home. Therefore, more and more people are devoted to home cooking and organizing small social events at home.

What is the growth outlook for BBQ Charcoal Market in Germany?

Germany is estimated to remain a key producers and consumers of BBQ charcoal, accounting for about 29.4% of the overall BBQ charcoal consumption in Europe in 2021. The barbeque culture is quite famous in Europe and has huge influence on people. People prefer grilled food whether its vegan or non-vegan, the popularity is still the same for both preferences.

Germany is expected to become one of the most opportunistic markets for charcoal producers in Europe. As concerns about adverse health effects associated with high meat consumption in other forms emerge, people are increasingly opting for grilled foods, spurring the entry of coal producers.

The growing popularity of grilled meat and chicken will further stimulate the expansion of this category.

In addition to this, the country is also considered a leading manufacturing hub. With such a high production rate, the demand for BBQ charcoal is considerably high. Growth in the restaurants, hotels & catering sector is expected to push the consumption of BBQ charcoal in the country.

Significant development in end-use industries such as restaurants, hotels, catering, household and many others are propelling the consumption of BBQ Charcoal. Driven by these aforementioned factors, sales of BBQ Charcoal in Germany are anticipated to grow at a 6.7% CAGR over the assessment period.

BBQ Charcoal Market Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Charcoal Briquettes Increasing?

In terms of product type, charcoal briquettes are expected to dominate the market of BBQ charcoal market. As per FMI, the charcoal briquettes segment is projected to register year-on-year growth of 6.0% in 2021.

Briquettes generate more heat than other fuels. In addition, the pellets do not release any harmful chemicals such as sulfur. Bricks are easier to store and transport, and given their size, shape and density, they are especially suitable for long-distance transportation.

Increasing consumption of barbequed food is bolstering sales of charcoal briquettes. Charcoal briquettes come with the other qualities which make them more convenient for use. They burn slowly and keep the heat for the long time and it is cheap as compare to other charcoal. Growing adoption for grilled food as compare to raw and fried food items, is expected to boost the growth of the market.

Charcoal briquettes are used due to its properties of long burn and cheap pricings. Rising health awareness is anticipated to boost the trend of home cooked and grilled food which will propel the demand for the BBQ Charcoal over the forecast period.

Who is the Leading End User in the BBQ Charcoal Market?

Demand in the commercial segment is expected to grow at 6.1% CAGR in the forecast period. The applications of BBQ charcoal in commercial sector along with the domestic & personal sector is expected to boost the demand for the BBQ Charcoal in coming time period. Rising demand for the barbequed food due to rising health awareness, is anticipated to bolster the growth of the market.

The demand for using charcoal for barbeque is great, especially in hotels and restaurants, due to the smoky flavor emitted by coals. Charcoal is used in wastewater treatment by absorbing trace substances including methane and chlorine among other compounds, removing residual impurities from wastewater and removing undesirable flavors and odors.

BBQ Charcoal Market Competitive Landscape

The BBQ charcoal market is highly fragmented with large number of small players present globally. Key BBQ charcoal market participants are enhancing their global presence through mergers, acquisitions, strategic collaborations, new product developments, and partnerships. Furthermore, they are focusing on reducing carbon emission by increasing waste utilization in their manufacturing processes and increasing their distribution channels. For instance:

  • In July 2021, Oxford Charcoal supplied all the charcoal and briquettes to the Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre event at Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire, working alongside Oxford Fine Dining who was on site 10 hours a day cooking burgers and sausages on their two large BBQs.

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Market Analysis

USD Million for Value and Kilo Tons for Volume

Key Regions Covered

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

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, ASEAN, ANZ,GCC Countries, South Africa, Northern Africa and Turkey.

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, End-Use, Sales Channel and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Pol-GartenHolz GmbH & Co KG
  • Dancoal
  • Gryfskand sp z.o.o
  • Oxford Charcoal Company
  • Direct Charcoal Limited
  • Eco Grilly
  • GrillBon
  • Bracia Tokarscy
  • The Great Welsh Charcoal Company
  • Perechin Timber-Chemical Plant

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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BBQ Charcoal Market by Category

By Product Type:

  • Lump Charcoal
  • Charcoal Briquettes

By Sales Channel Type:

  • Offline
  • Online

By End-Use:

  • Domestic & Personal
  • Commercial

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What Is the Current BBQ Charcoal Market Value?

The BBQ charcoal market is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 2.7 Bn in 2021
The BBQ charcoal market is anticipated to witness a growth rate of 5.5% over the forecast period from 2021 to 2031 in terms of volume.
The BBQ charcoal market witnessed growth at 2.5% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.
Increasing utilization of BBQ charcoal in grilling and consumption at commercial level and it’s usage in domestic segment is expected to boost sales in the BBQ charcoal market.
Pol-GartenHolz GmbH & Co KG, Gryfskand sp z.o.o, Oxford Charcoal Compay, Dancoal, Direct Charcoal Limited and others are the key players in the BBQ charcoal market.
Increasing focus on strategic expansion, new product development, and capacity expansion undertaken by leading players will shape the market in the coming years.
Key players in the global BBQ charcoal market are expected to hold around 17.1% of global market share in year 2020.
Demand for BBQ charcoal in North America is expected to grow at a 5.9% CAGR through 2031.
Europe BBQ charcoal market is estimated to expand at a 6.2% CAGR during the forecast period.
Key exporters in the BBQ charcoal market are Indonesia, China, Malaysia, South Africa and others.
Top countries driving the BBQ charcoal demand are Germany, the U.S., ASEAN, Poland, and Russia.
South Korea and Japan are expected to collectively account for over 1.8% of the total in 2021.

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