THE GLOBAL SPORTS NUTRITION MARKET SIZE IS EXPECTED TO REACH USD 26.11 BILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A COMPOUND ANNUAL GROWTH RATE (CAGR) OF 10.09% DURING THE PERIOD 2021-2026.

Sports Nutrition Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product Type (Sports Drinks (Isotonic, Hypertonic, and Hypotonic), Sports Supplements (Protein Powder, Energy Bar, and Creatine) and Sports Food), Raw Material (Animal-Derived, Plant-Based, and Mixed), Types of Workouts (Pre-Workout Nutrition, Post-Workout Nutrition, and During the Workout Nutrition), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Pharmacies & Drugstores, Online Channels, Specialty Stores, Convenience Stores, and Others), End-Users (Athletes, Bodybuilders, Recreational Users, and Lifestyle Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021–2026

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SPORTS NUTRITION MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
Market Size (REVENUE) USD 26.11 Billion (2026)
CAGR 10.09% (2021-2026)
Base Year 2020
Forecast Year 2021-2026
Market Segments Product Type (Sports Drinks (Isotonic, Hypertonic, and Hypotonic), Sports Supplements (Protein Powder, Energy Bar, and Creatine) and Sports Food), Raw Material (Animal- Derived, Plant-Based, and Mixed), Types of Workouts (Pre-Workout Nutrition, Post-Workout Nutrition, and During the Workout Nutrition), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Pharmacies & Drugstores, Online Channels, Specialty Stores, Convenience Stores, and Others), and End-Users (Athletes, Bodybuilders, Recreational Users, and Lifestyle Users)
Geographic Analysis North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America
Countries Covered US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, India, South Africa, UAE, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina

SPORTS NUTRITION MARKET INSIGHTS

The sports nutrition market size was valued at USD 14.67 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 26.11 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.09% during the forecast period.

Sports nutrition products are undergoing mass adoption by recreational users and lifestyles users. North America is the largest market for sports nutrition and accounted for 53.45% in 2020. Government initiatives are promoting an increase in the number of gyms and health centers and sports-related activities, driving the demand for personalized nutrition products in the region. The development of digital infrastructure in emerging countries such as India and China has offered significant opportunities for online platforms to boost sales. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, personalization of sports nutrition demand has rapidly increased due to the shut-down of gyms and banning of sports around the world. The clean labeling trend is a leading factor in the US sports nutrition market, closely followed by the UK and other European countries, by giving a relatively new status to the industry by focusing on the food chain safety in the Asian region.

SNIPPETS

  • With consumers' increasing demand and preferences, the global sports nutrition market has witnessed over 90% growth in featuring the term clean label or natural products.
  • The sports nutrition industry in APAC is fragmented due to several regional and domestic players. The sports nutrition industry in the region is expected to reach USD 3.19 billion by 2026. 
  • Sports supplements are considered dietary supplements that are consumed orally to support diet. The global sports supplements market is growing at a CAGR of 10.20% during the forecast period.
  • Rising awareness regarding physical fitness among consumers coupled with increasing disposable income boosts the purchase rate of nourishment products.

SPORTS NUTRITION MARKET GROWTH FACTORS

  • The rise in importance of leading an active and fit life among youths has influenced the adoption of sports nutrition and sportswear products, thereby contributing to the growth of the sports nutrition market.
  • Increasing sports participation and concern about physical well-being among young population coaches are driving the demand for sports nourishment products and contributing to the market's growth.
  • The demand for various types of dietary & health supplements, energy drinks, and protein bars among athletes and bodybuilders is accelerating the growth of the market.
  • Latin America, and Middle East & Africa are underpenetrated markets and will provide enormous growth opportunities for vendors in the sports nourishment market, especially after the COVID-19 outbreak.

SPORTS NUTRITION MARKET SEGMENTATION

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by

  • Product Type
  • Raw Material
  • Types of Workouts
  • Distribution Channels
  • End-Users
  • Geography

SPORTS NUTRITION MARKET SEGMENTS & SHARES

Product Type: The sports nutriment is segmented into categories such as sports drinks, supplements, and sports food. Latin America and APAC are expected to witness high traction for sports supplement products. Increased government and private investments in the healthcare sector are projected to fuel the demand for the segment.

Raw Material: The animal-derived raw material segment is expected to generate more revenue than other segments as it helps in muscle building and repair in the sports nutriment industry. The animal-derived raw materials are expected to continue to dominate during the forecast period. The global animal-derived raw material market is expected to reach USD 19.37 billion by 2026.

Types of Workouts: Pre-workout nutrition segment is expected to contribute incremental growth of USD 7.18 billion by 2026. The pre-workout segments account for the largest share in the market. The other types of workouts, such as during the workout and post-workout, are expected to gain momentum as nutrition consumption pre, during, and post-workout is equally essential. 

Distribution Channels: The distribution methods remain the key influencer in determining the sales and market share of the brands in the sports nutrition market. Major retail channels like Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, Sainsbury’s, and Morrisons serve as the major sources of sales in western countries for sports nourishment products. The online distribution channel has gained momentum post the rapid internet penetration and advancement in e-commerce shopping sites. It is estimated to be one of the fastest-growing distribution channels for the industry, where Amazon and Alibaba, among others, are the major websites for purchase. 

End-Users: As an athlete, physical health is the key factor to an active lifestyle. The athlete consumer segment is expected to generate more revenue than other segments. The need for nutriment during extensive exercises for athletes helps enhance athletic performance by reducing fatigue and the risk of disease and injury. This segment will grow at a CAGR of 9.37% in the upcoming years.

GEOGRAPHY ANALYSIS

North America is the largest and accounts for 53.45% of the global sports nutrition market share. Increasing health awareness and the requirement for adequate nutritional content in food have raised these products' demand. An increasing number of the middle-aged and senior population engaged in sports activities is propelling the industry in the region. Rapid urbanization is one of the key factors accelerating the demand for sports nutriment products in North America. Increasing e-commerce purchases has supported the growth of sports nutrition sales in 2020. Consumers are shifting their purchases online out of hygiene concerns.

VENDOR ANALYSIS

The global sports nutrition market is highly competitive due to the presence of international and domestic players. Extensive R&D investments have led to the introduction of numerous new products in the market. For instance, Glanbia and Lonza have announced a collaboration in 2020 to offer direct-to-direct consumer brand Body&Fit expansion using Lonza’s DUOCAP technology and ingredients. The global sports nutriment market is dominated by vendors that have an international presence. Many international players are expected to expand their reach worldwide during the forecast period. To have a competitive advantage over other vendors, vendors have to develop new technologies and remain abreast with upcoming innovations.

The sports nutrition market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:

Product Type

  • Sports Drinks
    • Isotonic
    • Hypertonic
    • Hypotonic
  • Sports Supplements
    • Protein Powder
    • Energy Bar
    • Creatine
  • Sports Food

Raw Material

  • Animal- Derived
  • Plant-Based
  • Mixed

Types of Workouts

  • Pre-Workout Nutrition
  • Post-Workout Nutrition
  • During the Workout Nutrition

Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
  • Pharmacies & Drugstores
  • Online Channels
  • Specialty Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Others

End-Users

  • Athletes
  • Bodybuilders
  • Recreational Users
  • Lifestyle Users

Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • APAC
    • China
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • India
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • UAE
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina

Frequently Asked Questions

The sports nutrition market size is expected to reach USD 26.11 billion by 2026.
Athletes, bodybuilders, recreational users, and lifestyle users are the end-users.
North America accounted for the highest market share market.
GNC Holdings, PowerBar, Glanbia, GlaxoSmithKline, and Clif Bar & Company are the key vendors.
Supermarkets & hypermarkets are the leading distribution channel segment in the market.
The demand for various types of dietary supplements, energy drinks, and protein bars among athletes and bodybuilders have being driving the growth of sports nutrition market.
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