Cutlery Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.12% to reach US$ 8.826 billion by 2028

cutlery market

The global cutlery market was valued at US$7.622 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 2.12% over the forecasted period to reach a market size of US$8.826 billion in 2028.

The key driving force behind the rapid growth of the global cutlery market is the growth of e-commerce, the growing hospitality and food service industry coupled with the rising preference for fine dining. The surge in online retail and e-commerce platforms has widened the accessibility of a diverse range of cutlery options, allowing consumers to explore and purchase various designs and styles easily.

Cutlery refers to a collection of hand implements used primarily for preparing, serving, and consuming food. These implements range from knives and forks to spoons and chopsticks, each serving a specific function in the dining experience. Within luxury accommodations, the display of cutlery mirrors refined taste and meticulous attention to detail. Conversely, in fast food services, convenience takes precedence, leading to the provision of disposable options such as plastic forks and knives for efficiency.

The market is noticing several product launches and advancements. For instance, in June 2023, Sabert Corporation launched EcoEdgeTM Paper Cutlery. This innovative range offers operators a recyclable and compostable alternative to plastic utensils. With its sleek design, natural appearance, and polished texture, EcoEdgeTM Paper Cutlery enhances dining experiences for dine-in, takeout, and various food service settings while preserving food flavors. Sabert’s paper cutlery matches the versatility of plastic counterparts, proving resilient against hot, cold, and warm foods, including soups, oatmeal, ice cream, protein dishes, salads, and pies.

The global cutlery market, based on product type, is segmented into three main categories namely table fork, dessert fork and others. A fork is a utensil commonly used as part of cutlery for eating, featuring several tines or prongs attached to a handle.

The global cutlery market, based on its price range, is divided into three segments, which include low end, medium range and premium. Low end cutlery is typically budget-friendly and caters to price-conscious consumers.

The global cutlery market, based on its material, is segmented into four main categories namely stainless steel, plastic, silver and others. Stainless steel cutlery provides durability, hygiene, versatility, and aesthetic appeal, making it a staple in households and professional dining settings.

The global cutlery market, based on its distribution channel, is segmented into two main categories namely online and offline. Websites and apps of e-commerce offer a vast range of cutlery options from various brands and sellers allowing customers to explore, compare, and purchase cutlery sets conveniently online.

North America is poised to experience substantial growth. The growth of the hospitality and food industry along with increasing demand for edible cutlery is driving the growth of the cutlery market in the region, particularly in countries like The United States and Canada. For instance, according to the United States Bureau of Labour Statistics, in 2022 there was a 12.7 percent rise in food expenditure compared to 2021. The surge was propelled by a 20.1 percent increase in spending on dining out, coupled with an 8.4 percent increase in spending on groceries for home consumption.

The research includes coverage of Böker Baumwerk GmbH Solingen, Carl Schmidt Sohn GmbH, Kyocera Corporation, BergHOFF, Ergo Chef, Stanley Rogers, Fiskars Group, W.Wright, KitchenAid, ZWILLING as the significant market players in the global cutlery market.

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This analytics report categorizes the global cutlery market using the following criteria:

  • 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
    • Sliver
    • Others
  • By Distribution Channel
    • Online
    • Offline
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others