The United States baby food market is evaluated at US$7,515.492 million for the year 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.00% reaching the market size of US$8,633.623 million by the year 2026.
The increasing awareness among the parents regarding infant nutrition is anticipated to be one of the major factors projected to surge the growth of the United States baby food market during the assessment period. The demand for baby food in the United States is anticipated to witness substantial growth during the forecast period owing to the growing preference towards organic baby food. The rising awareness among the parents about the health issues caused by processed food in babies is encouraging parents to spend more on organic baby food, thus driving the organic baby food market growth. However, the falling birth rate in the country, coupled with the government promoting breastfeeding is expected to restrain the market growth.
The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease had a positive impact on the United States baby food market. United States was one of the most affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic prompted the parents to stockpile the baby foods and the bulk purchases led to a surge in the baby food market in the United States. However, the normal buying trend continued after the lockdown period and the market is anticipated to continue with its normal pace from 2021 onwards.
Rising awareness for infant nutrition.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service recommends a minimum of 200 IU of vitamin D during the first two months of life to prevent rickets and vitamin D deficiency, and vitamin D is generally provided through infant formulas. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service recommends giving the infant a supplement of 200 IU Vitamin D per day or feeding the infant with at least 500 mL per day of vitamin D-fortified infant formula when the infant is capable to drink 500 mL of it. The awareness regarding the nutritional benefits of baby food has increased among the population of the United States and has led to a rise in demand for baby food over the years, which is anticipated to propel the growth of the baby food market in the United States during the forecast period.
The declining number of births hamper growth.
According to the data from World Bank, the crude birth rate in the United States (per 1,000 people) was 14.4 in 2007 which reduced to 11.4 in 2019. The fertility rate of the country, that is, births per woman decreased from 2.12 in 2007 to 1.7 in 2019. As per the CDC report "Births: Provisional Data for 2020", the provisional number of births was 3,747,540 in 2019 and has dropped to 4% in 2020 to 3,605,201. It states that the number of birth has declined for the sixth consecutive year in the country. This decline in the number of birth is anticipated to have a negative impact on the growth of the baby food market in the United States during the forecast period.
|Market size value in 2019||US$7,515.492 million|
|Market size value in 2026||US$8,633.623 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 2.00% from 2019 to 2026|
|Forecast Unit (Value)||USD Million|
|Segments covered||Product Type, Category, And Distribution Channel|
|Companies covered||Nestle, Danone, Abbott, Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, Hain Celestial, Plum Organics, Beech-Nut|
|Customization scope||Free report customization with purchase|
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc
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