2021 Media Kit

Global air-dried food market poised for more growth

The global air-dried food market size will grow, reaching US$165.34 billion by 2027 said Grand View Research. The report forecast market growth of air-dried products such as coffee beans, fruits & vegetables, herbs and meat.
Growth factors include shifting consumer preference for a healthy and convenient diet which will expand the scope of air-dried food in the years to come. Technological advancement in the air-drying process will also pave the way food companies to launch convenience products which could retain nutritional values for a longer time.
Coffee beans led the global market growth with over 30% share of the total revenue in 2019. The increased popularity of instant coffee or coffee powder is boosting the segment growth, said Grand View. Meanwhile, the fruits and vegetable segment could witness the fastest growth in the upcoming years. These air-dried food products are gaining traction among health-conscious consumers due to their nutritional value. Furthermore, it has become a convenient meal for outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking, owing to its long shelf life and lightweight.
In terms of application, the commercial segment dominated the market in 2019 owing to the widespread usage of air-dried food products in the bakery and confectionary industry, hotels and restaurants, instant meal industry, and pet industries. The household application segment will witness the fastest growth over the forecast period.
Finally, changing consumption pattern, rapid urbanisation, and expansion of e-commerce will boost the demand for the product in the household segment. (Image from Pixabay)

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