Dehydrated onions register widespread consumption worldwide, predominantly due to growing popularity of convenience/packaged food products. Manufacturers are constantly striving to provide nutrition-rich dried products through their offerings of on-the-go or ready-to-cook meals and snacks, which is believed to be another key factor impacting adoption of dry vegetables globally. Rising consumer awareness about the improved shelf life of dehydrated foods has contributed to the growing adoption of dry onions among consumers, especially within developing economies. Volatility in production and pricing of vegetables primarily due to seasonal variations, and availability and utilization of resources, has been identified to be a decisive factor influencing the market scenario.
The global market for dehydrated onions registered the revenue worth US$ 950 Mn in 2017, which is likely to reach in excess of US$ 1,500 Mn by the end of 2028.
Future Market Insights expects the dehydrated onions market to observe stable growth at a promising CAGR of 4.8% over the 10-year assessment period, 2018-2028. While dry onion markets within developed regions such as North America and Europe have been consistently registering significant consumption volumes, those within the emerging economies are still witnessing moderate growth. However, the forecast period is expected to experience attractive growth rates in case of developing countries due to growing awareness among consumers and increasing demand for dehydrated onions from households.
Taxonomical insights at a glance
White onions will continue to lead in terms of sales; pink onions are likely to gain higher traction in coming years. Conventional onions are expected to continue capturing the maximum share of the total market revenue. Dry onion powder is anticipated to lead; dry onion granules will witness significantly growing demand in next decade. Dehydration process technologies such as vacuum drying and freeze-drying are likely to become more mainstream owing to increasing preference over traditional dehydration technologies. Food processing industry will reportedly remain the leading end-user of dry onion.
India and China are likely to remain major exporters through 2028, whereas Europe will retain the top importer position.
During the projection period, India is anticipated to empower its position in terms of the export-oriented region; whereas China and US are presumed to remain a key exporters of dry onions. While European countries will continue to generate robust demand for dehydrated onions, the dry onions industry will also witness development of several other regional markets in terms of increased import.
Dry onion sales are poised to be influenced by consumer preferences and packaging innovations.
Gluten-free diet is gaining high traction, especially among consumers based in the Western countries. Growing health concerns that are pushing the demand for gluten-free food products will eventually fuel sales of dried foods, including dry onion. Increasing consumer preference for dried foods as healthier products is likely to further support market growth during the projection period. A majority of dry onion manufacturers have been pushing their R&D efforts for promoting healthier substitutes in order to meet the growing demand for healthy dried food products. Dry onion manufacturers will continue to shift from conventional drying techniques such as solar drying to encounter with less risk of contamination, better and more effective moisture removal, and extended shelf life.
Increasing consumer awareness about an extended shelf life of dry onions, and consistent innovation in processing and packaging are anticipated to encourage sales of dehydrated onions especially within emerging regional markets. With rising consumer confidence in the nutritional integrity of dried vegetables, the demand for dehydrated onions is presumed to spike steadily in the upcoming decade. Innovations in dehydrated onion packaging industry are also said to be playing a key role in market growth.
Over the years, dehydration has been a popular technique used for preservation of food products that eventually delivers a product with an extended shelf life that makes it ideal to be used in several processed or packaged food applications. Bakery industry and ready-to-eat meal providers are currently the top end-use industries generating demand for dry onions. While processed food industry will continue to put forth robust demand, foodservice industry and households will also present attractive opportunities to key stakeholders in the global dehydrated onions market. The household consumption within developing economies is however negligible, as indicated by the latest research.
Food processing industries, in a bid to enhance their product portfolio, are likely to raise significantly growing demand for dehydrated vegetables. A variety of convenience foods include dried vegetables as their key ingredient, which is another driver to market growth. While key players operating in the dry onion industry are focusing on expanding production capacities, a majority of them are also prioritizing the incorporation of advanced technologies in the existing process.
Innovations that have hit the industry within the past few years have managed to uplift the consumer confidence in the nutritional integrity of dried vegetables, specifically dehydrated onion. Extended shelf life will remain a key factor driving the growth of dehydrated onions market in next 10 years. Dehydrated onion is rapidly becoming one of the essential ingredients for ready meals and other packaged convenience foods, which prompts at a slew of opportunities that exist in the food processing sector.
Future Market Insights has provided in-depth analysis of the global market for dehydrated onion, for a 10-year projection period, i.e. 2018-2028. The initial part of the report discusses onion market (parent market) and all the aspects associated with it, including global and regional production and consumption, recent market size in terms of value and volume, current trade scenario, and consumption pattern among key end-use industries. The next part focuses on the import-export activities, followed by a section that throws light on key factors influencing the performance of the global dehydrated onions market. Following detailed assessment of key drivers, restraints, recent trends, and upcoming opportunities, the report discusses market taxonomy in detail.
Key Market Taxonomy:
By Distribution Channel
Specialty Retail Stores
Traditional Grocery Retailers
Dressing and Sauces
Snacks & Savory Products
Southeast Asia & Rest of APAC
Middle East & Africa
The last section of the global dehydrated onions market report analyzes key players operating in the competitive landscape. Detailed company profiles have been included in the report so as to provide a view at the latest strategies adopted by key companies. This section aims to help established as well as emerging players to assess their position in the global market and embrace decisive moves, accordingly.