Global Whey Market

Whey is a byproduct of making cheese. It is a thin, milky liquid that contains high levels of protien, protiens that turn out to be easily absorbed, more so than protiens from meat, soy or vegetables. In the past, whey was often discarded or used as animal feed but the market for this product has grown. It is used as an additive in many processed foods and is made into protien supplements.

Geographic reference: World
Year: 2008
Market size: 186 million metric tons — The value of whey protiens was estimated to be worth $3.8 Billion in 2008
Source: “International Whey Market Overview,” 2009, p. NA
Original Source: Paper presented at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference by Tage Affertsholt and 3A Business Consulting

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One Response to “Global Whey Market”

  1. Zain Hasan Says:

    Whey protein isn’t available in my country, all we have imported whey jars from US or UK that is highly expensive for my budget (being a student doing part-time job) and I really want a protein supplement cause I am an ectomorph skinny guy. The thing is that a dairy company (in my city) sells 25Kgs bags of whey powder to different other companies which is quite cheap as compare to important isolate protein powders, but do you think raw whey powder coming from factory can give equal amount of protein as compare to those expensive 2Kg Jars?


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