Global Cutlery Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID 19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Forks, Spoons, Knives), By Price Range (Low End, Medium Range, Premium), By Material (Stainless Steel, Plastic, Silver, Others), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline) And By Geography - Forecasts From 2020 To 2025

Published:  Jun 2022 Report Code: KSI061613628 Pages: 131

The global cutlery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.64% to reach US$ 1,348.07 million by 2027, from US$1,049.865 million in 2020.

Increasing demand from consumers in order to improve their dining experience and kitchen aesthetics bolsters the cutlery market growth.

The changing lifestyle of people and the shift in eating etiquette trends have resulted in consumers purchasing different types of cutleries or a complete set of cutlery. This includes spoons and forks that are suited to specific purposes, such as dessert forks, table forks and tablespoons, teaspoons, and dessert spoons, among others, in order to make their eating experience more aesthetically pleasing and efficient. This is thereby augmenting the market growth.

The rising interest among cooking enthusiasts to try different cuisines and make new dishes is encouraging them to improve their cutlery collection.

The increasing penetration of cooking shows on Cable TV and Video Demand channels have introduced viewers and cooking enthusiasts to different cuisines from different regions globally. They are causing them to try cooking new dishes. However, some of these dishes require special knife sets, including slicing knives, meat knives, vegetables, and fruit knives, among other products, which can carry out the applications efficiently and aesthetically. This factor is thereby leading to an increase in the demand for cutlery and bolster market growth.

Product Offerings by key market players in the cutlery market space

The offering of better and advanced varieties of cutlery with enhanced quality and materials such as stainless steel and Damascus steel, among other properties by existing and new players,is estimated to lead to increased adoption and propel the market growth further over the forecast period.

Some of the examples of product offerings are as follows:

  • BergHOFF, one of the leading market players in providing top-quality kitchen products, offers different types of products and sets under their cutlery portfolio. One of the products they provide is called the “30 piece flatware set Finesse – Essentials”. This product set has developed as a result of a partnership between BergHOFF and award-winning designer Ralph Kramer. The product series comprises high-grade 18/10 stainless steel and includes five pieces each: a soup spoon, a table fork, and a table knife apart from a cake fork and coffee spoon. It retails for an amount of €12400.
  • BökerBaumwerk GmbH Solingen is a company that is involved in the manufacturing and sale of different types of knives and blades, among other products,and offers a variety of kitchen knives. Some of the products it offers are- “1896 POM Steak Knife” and a “Forge Wood Chef's Knife.”The first product is increasingly durable and corrosion-resistant, whereas the other is made using stainless steel (molybdenum-vanadium alloy).

The North American region to hold a considerable share over the forecast period

The North American region is expected to hold a significant share over the forecast period owing to the fact that there are market players involved in catering to the demands of the consumers by offering top-quality cutlery sets and products. In addition, there is an influx of investments for R&D activities to source better raw materials and composition materials to make the cutlery products more effective and efficient.

The increasing popularity and the rising trend of edible cutlery in order to minimize the amount of plastic waste.

The fast-food chains and restaurants provide plastic cutlery for the takeout meals that an increasing number of individuals are purchasing over the past few years, which results in improper disposal of plastic waste and has led to pollution in the environment.

According to the NRDC, the plastic cutlery from the takeout order ends up in the environment polluting the oceans, and around 269,000 tons of plastic is swept to the shores every year and poses dangers to marine life. This has encouraged some individuals and startups, such as Bakeys, which was established in India in 2010, to find a solution to this problem by launching their edible cutlery products in order to stop the pollution caused by plastic.

Therefore, edible cutlery is gaining immense popularity and traction among individuals and making them aware of the hazards of plastic pollution. This factor will also attract a lot of new entrants over the next few years and boost the market share of his segment over the feat period.

Furthermore, initiatives and actions are being taken by governments of the different countries, which are minimizing the use of plastic items, including cutlery, and causing a slight obstruction in the growth of the plastic cutlery segment. For example, in December 2019, the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Government announced that they have rolled out legislation to phase out single-use plastics to reduce plastic pollution.

According to the legislation, plastic items such as plastic cutlery were banned immediately. In May 2018, The UK Government announced its plan to ban plastic cutlery and plates, whereas France was the first county in the European region to place a ban on plastic cutlery, which was passed in 2016, but will come into effect this year.

Stainless steel cutlery to hold a considerable market share and silverware cutlery to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

Stainless steel cutlery sets are the type of cutlery purchased by the middle-income and lower-income population and, thereby, are expected to hold a considerable market share over the forecast period. On the other hand, the increasing disposable income among the individuals in the high-income economies and middle-income economies is allowing them to spend more a purchase silverware cutlery. This is attributed to the fact that it is regarded as a status symbol in society, which causes a mild increase in demand. Hence, the segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

Key Developments 

  • April 2022: Sabert Corporation announced the launch of a new range of recyclable paper cutlery. The cutlery range is made with FSCTM certified paper and is recyclable. The set includes a 17cm fork, 17cm knife, 17cm spoon, and a 13cm coffee spoon.
  • April 2021: Celebration Packaging has introduced practical retail boxes of its successful disposable and 100% recyclable paper cutlery series. 20 knives, forks, or spoons are offered in handy bundles. The paper used in Celebration Packaging's recyclable EnviroWare® paper cutlery comes from sustainable forestry, and it has been fully accredited by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) chain of custody.
  • May 2020: In order to lessen the volume of disposable cutlery waste produced on daily basis, BALIISM will begin offering their "BAMBOO CUTLERY SET" in the market. In addition to having a distinctive natural feel, bamboo is an antimicrobial and sanitary substance.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the implementation of strict lockdown and social distancing regulations, resulting in the closure of major industries and activities. The decrease in demand for restaurants and eateries during the pandemic led to a decrease in demand for the cutlery market. However, owing to the emergence of e-commerce and food delivery services, the market reported a shift in demand from reusable to single-use cutlery. Moreover, with the withdrawal of COVID-19 protocols restaurant services have reported an increase in demand, which is expected to drive the global cutlery market.

Global Cutlery Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$912.886 million
 Market size value in 2025  US$1,128.037 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 3.59% from 2019 to 2025
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2020–2025
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Product Type, Price Range, Material, Distribution Channel, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  BökerBaumwerk GmbH Solingen, Carl Schmidt Sohn GmbH, Kyocera International,   Inc., BergHOFF, Ergo Chef, Stanley Rogers, Fiskars Group, W.Wright, KitchenAid,   ZWILLING
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product Type
    • Forks
      • Table Fork
      • Dessert Fork
      • Others
    • Spoons
      • Teaspoon
      • Tablespoon
      • Dessert
      • Others
    • Knives
      • Bread Knife
      • Meat Knife
      • Dessert Knife
      • Others
  • By Price Range
    • Low End
    • Medium Range
    • Premium
  • By Material
    • Stainless Steel
    • Plastic
    • Silver
    • Others
  • By Distribution Channel
    • Online
    • Offline
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the cutlery market size by 2025?
A1. The global cutlery market is projected to reach a total market size of US$1,128.037 million in 2025.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the cutlery market?
A2. The cutlery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.59% during the forecast.

Q3. What is the size of the global cutlery market?
A3. The global cutlery market was valued at US$912.886 million in 2019.

Q4. Which region holds the largest market share in the cutlery market?
A4. The North American region to hold a considerable share over the forecast period.

Q5. Which segment is driving the global cutlery market growth?
A5. Stainless steel cutlery to hold a considerable market share and silverware cutlery to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Cutlery Market Analysis, by Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Forks
5.2.1. Table Fork
5.2.2. Dessert Fork
5.2.3. Others
5.3. Spoons
5.3.1. Teaspoon
5.3.2. Tablespoon
5.3.3. Dessert
5.3.4. Others 
5.4. Knives
5.4.1. Bread Knife
5.4.2. Meat Knife
5.4.3. Dessert Knife
5.4.4. Others

6. Global Cutlery Market Analysis, by Price Range
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Low End
6.3. Medium Range
6.4. Premium 

7. Global Cutlery Market Analysis, by Material
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Stainless Steel
7.3. Plastic
7.4. Silver
7.5. Others

8. Global Cutlery Market Analysis, by Distribution Channel
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Online
8.3. Offline

9. Global Cutlery Market Analysis, by Geography
9.1. Introduction
9.2. North America
9.2.1. United States
9.2.2. Canada
9.2.3. Mexico
9.3. South America
9.3.1. Brazil
9.3.2. Argentina
9.3.3. Others
9.4. Europe
9.4.1. UK
9.4.2. Germany
9.4.3. France
9.4.4. Spain
9.4.5. Italy
9.4.6. Others
9.5. Middle East and Africa
9.5.1. Saudi Arabia
9.5.2. United Arab Emirates
9.5.3. Israel
9.5.4. Others
9.6. Asia Pacific
9.6.1. Japan
9.6.2. China
9.6.3. India
9.6.4. South Korea
9.6.5. Taiwan
9.6.6. Thailand
9.6.7. Indonesia
9.6.8. Others

10. Competitive Environment and Analysis
10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

11. Company Profiles 
11.1. BökerBaumwerk GmbH Solingen
11.2. Carl Schmidt Sohn GmbH
11.3. Kyocera Corporation
11.4. BergHOFF
11.5. Ergo Chef
11.6. Stanley Rogers
11.7. Fiskars Group
11.8. W.Wright
11.9. KitchenAid

BökerBaumwerk GmbH Solingen

Carl Schmidt Sohn GmbH

Kyocera Corporation


Ergo Chef

Stanley Rogers

Fiskars Group





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