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Global Wheat Flour Industry Report: Country Overview; Key Segmentation and Scope; By Type; By End Use; Industry Highlights; Opportunities and Challenges; Properties and Applications; Market Analysis; Regional Analysis; Market Dynamics; Value Chain Analysis; Trade Data Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments; Market Forecast, 2022-2027

Wheat Flour Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand, and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices


The global Wheat Flour market reached a value of about USD 141 billion in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 2% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about USD 158 billion by 2027.

The global Wheat Flour industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. The high nutrient content of the product is driving the market demand. The Asia Pacific is the highest category spender by region, driving the need for the Wheat Flour industry.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

Wheat flour is a delicate and coarse powder made from grinding wheat, one of the most common raw materials used to make flour across the world. The quantity of gluten classifies it contains, its colour, the sections of the grain it operates, and the type of wheat it is made from. Wheat flour is used to produce bread, cakes, cookies, and other baked foods. The Wheat Flour industry report comprises segments by type (All-Purpose Flour, Semolina Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, High Gluten Flour, Others), by wheat type (Hard, Semi-hard, Soft), end-use (Bakery and Confectionery, Noodle and Pasta, Feed Industry, Others) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and South America).

Asia Pacific Region is Driving the Growth of the Industry

The Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the industry as China and India are the two largest markets. China is the largest wheat flour market, accounting for the bulk of the market. This is due to the country's enormous population, which has increased overall wheat flour consumption.

The market is being driven by the employment of the product in the food industry. It is rich in nutrients like high levels of vitamins B and E, minerals, and enzymes. Owing to its nutrient-rich profile, the product is witnessing demand. As Wheat flour is low in gluten, it is gaining traction among gluten-free consumers boosting sales in the sector. Other factors such as population growth, increased disposable incomes, expanding bakery product consumption, the prevalence of gluten allergies, and changing lifestyles are propelling the industry's expansion.

Best Procurement Practices

The global Wheat Flour industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by major global Wheat Flour regions, such as engagement models, contract terms, and buyer and supplier negotiation levers, among others.

Category Management Studies

The grains must first be kept so Dry air is blasted through massive silos. Because the grain's moisture level is frequently high, this dry air is required. Sieving, Magnet, Separator (Aspirator), Destoner, Trieur, and Scouring are the six purification procedures used to remove any contaminants from the grains. According to their protein concentration and class, the grains are temporarily kept after washing. The grains are conditioned to remove the bran during grinding properly. Some grains are combined to get the meal's required composition or flour. Blending is the term for this process of mixing. Following that, the grinding procedure may begin. It's bleached again or enhanced with vitamins and minerals before it's packed.

The Versatility of the Product, Further Boosting the Procurement of Wheat Flour

The industry is being aided by the product's versatility and its use in several bakeries and fast-food products, such as bread, noodles, spaghetti, and morning cereals. It is currently used to make bioplastics, adhesives, paper, shampoos & conditioners, and various other items furthering the market's development. In addition, it is employed in infant food and animal feed, promoting market growth. The growing shift towards organic food products creates new opportunities for the food item, thus resulting in increased demand. Also, it is more inexpensive than flour manufactured from other grains, making it accessible to people from all socioeconomic backgrounds driving the industry's expansion.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Wheat Flour Industry Report

  • Conagra Brands, Inc
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Ardent Mills LLC
  • The King Milling Company

Market Landscape

The wheat flour industry is fragmented, with various small and big producers operating in both organised and unregulated markets. Manufacturers have produced vitamin-A enhanced wheat flour to meet the population's nutritional demands and dietary needs. Big firms focus on innovative product development, mergers, and acquisitions to combine the market. Introducing new and small firms into the market significantly increases market competition, which benefits market growth.

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Limagrain Ingredients released LifyWheat, a fibre-rich wheat-based flour, in June 2021 to assist counter Europeans' poor dietary fibre intake. The product's fibre content is said to be ten times higher than conventional fibres.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Wheat Market Overview

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Wheat Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Wheat Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Wheat Market by End Use
    8.5    Global Wheat Market by Region
        8.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.1    North America
            8.5.1.2    Europe
            8.5.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.5.1.4    Latin America
            8.5.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Global Wheat Flour Market Analysis
    9.1    Key Industry Highlights
    9.2    Global Wheat Flour Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    9.3    Global Wheat Flour Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    9.4    Global Wheat Flour Market by Type
        9.4.1    All-Purpose Flour
            9.4.1.1    Market Share
            9.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.2    Semolina Flour
            9.4.2.1    Market Share
            9.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Whole Wheat Flour
            9.4.3.1    Market Share
            9.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.4    High Gluten Flour
            9.4.4.1    Market Share
            9.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.5    Others 
    9.5    Global Wheat Flour Market by Wheat Type
        9.5.1    Hard
            9.5.1.1    Market Share
            9.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.2    Semi-hard
            9.5.2.1    Market Share
            9.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Soft
            9.5.3.1    Market Share
            9.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    9.6    Global Wheat Flour Market by End Use
        9.6.1    Bakery and Confectionery
            9.6.1.1    Market Share
            9.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.6.2    Noodle and Pasta
            9.6.2.1    Market Share
            9.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.6.3    Feed Industry
            9.6.3.1    Market Share
            9.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            9.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.6.4    Others
    9.7    Global Wheat Flour Market by Region
        9.7.1    Market Share
            9.7.1.1    North America
            9.7.1.2    Europe
            9.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            9.7.1.4    Latin America
            9.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
10    Regional Analysis
    10.1    North America
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2021)
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        10.1.3    Breakup by Country
            10.1.3.1    United States of America 
            10.1.3.2    Canada
    10.2    Europe
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2021)
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        10.2.3    Breakup by Country
            10.2.3.1    EU-27
            10.2.3.2    Russia
            10.2.3.3    Ukraine
            10.2.3.4    Others
    10.3    Asia Pacific
        10.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2021)
        10.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        10.3.3    Breakup by Country
            10.3.3.1    China
            10.3.3.2    India
            10.3.3.3    Australia
            10.3.3.4    Others
    10.4    Latin America
        10.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2021)
        10.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        10.4.3    Breakup by Country
            10.4.3.1    Brazil
            10.4.3.2    Argentina
            10.4.3.3    Mexico
            10.4.3.4    Others
    10.5    Middle East and Africa
        10.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2021)
        10.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        10.5.3    Breakup by Country
            10.5.3.1    Turkey
            10.5.3.2    Egypt
            10.5.3.3    Iran
            10.5.3.4    Others
11    Market Dynamics
    11.1    SWOT Analysis
        11.1.1    Strengths
        11.1.2    Weaknesses
        11.1.3    Opportunities
        11.1.4    Threats
    11.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        11.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        11.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        11.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        11.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        11.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    11.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    11.4    Key Indicators for Price
12    Value Chain Analysis
13    Trade Data Analysis (HS Code - 1101)

    13.1    Major Importing Countries
        13.1.1    By Volume
        13.1.2    By Value
    13.2    Major Exporting Countries
        13.2.1    By Volume
        13.2.2    By Value
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Major Flour Manufacturers
    14.3    Company Profiles
        14.3.1    Conagra Brands, Inc
            14.3.1.1    Company Overview
            14.3.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.1.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.1.5    Certifications
        14.3.2    Archer Daniels Midland Company
            14.3.2.1    Company Overview
            14.3.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.2.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.2.5    Certifications
        14.3.3    Cargill, Incorporated
            14.3.3.1    Company Overview
            14.3.3.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.3.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.3.5    Certifications
        14.3.4    Ardent Mills LLC
            14.3.4.1    Company Overview
            14.3.4.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.4.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.4.5    Certifications
        14.3.5    The King Milling Company
            14.3.5.1    Company Overview
            14.3.5.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.5.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.5.5    Certifications
        14.3.6    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global Wheat Flour market size was valued at USD 141 billion in 2021.

In the forecast period of 2022-2027, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2%.

The significant demand for wheat flour to make various products is one of the Wheat Flour market growth essential drivers.

Conagra Brands, Inc, Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ardent Mills LLC, and The King Milling Company are some of the key players in the market.

The Asia Pacific region of the Wheat Flour industry holds a significant share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global Wheat Flour market attained a value of USD 141 billion in 2021, driven by the employment of the product in the food industry. It is rich in nutrients like high levels of vitamins B and E, minerals, and enzymes. Owing to its nutrient-rich profile, the product is witnessing demand. Aided by the versatility of the product and its use in several bakery and fast-food products, bioplastics, adhesives, paper, shampoos & conditioners, infant food, and animal feed, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 2%. The market is projected to reach USD 158 billion by 2027. Some of the leading players in the industry are Conagra Brands, Inc, Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ardent Mills LLC, and The King Milling Company.

Procurement Resources' detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise, thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate and actionable and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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