Snack Processing Equipment Market Worth $1.8 Billion by 2029

Snack Processing Equipment Market by Equipment Type (Extruders, Dryers, Fryers, Flavoring, Seasoning), Mode of Operation (Automated, Semi-automated, Manual), and Application (Chips, Extruded Snacks, Nuts, Other Snacks) – Global Forecast to 2029

The Snack Processing Equipment Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2022–2029 to reach $1.8 billion by 2029. Snacks are ready-to-eat food; these products are one of the fastest-growing segments in the food industry. Chips & crisps, nuts & seeds, extruded snacks, noodles, and nutrition/cereal bars/balls are among the most commonly consumed snacks globally. Snacks are manufactured using various processes and equipment such as extruders, mixers, dryers, fryers, and seasoning & flavoring equipment.

The popularity of snacks is rising mainly due to the changes in lifestyles. The growing snacking trend is positively impacting the demand for snacks processing equipment. The snack processing equipment market is mainly driven by the increasing demand for snack food, innovations in snack food equipment, and the growing trend of healthy snacking.

Consumers' food habits are shifting from three meals a day to healthy snacks that can fulfill nutritional requirements and provide tasty snack options. The most commonly preferred snacks include corn puffs, fried extruded snacks, chips, and nuts & seeds. As per the data released by Specialty Food Association (U.S.), nearly 47% of consumers consume snacks as a daily part of their diet.

Factors driving global snack food consumption include busy lifestyles, easy & convenient food options, availability of various snack food products, and reduced carbohydrate content. The recent trend of eating on-the-go healthy snack foods, including low-calorie and protein-rich snacks, drives the demand for snacks and boosts the growth of the snack food processing equipment market.

On-the-go healthy snacks are easily consumable, packaged food preparations produced from healthy ingredients. On-the-go healthy snacks aid in managing digestive health and weight and reduces the risk of several lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.

Increasing urban lifestyles and the rising health consciousness among consumers have increased the demand for healthy snacking options, such as nuts & seeds, protein bars, and meat snacks. Thus, snack food manufacturers are implementing new technologies in snack production, including tubular cable drag conveying systems, vacuum drying technology, and flexible packaging equipment to meet the increasing demand for snack food options, driving the growth of the snack processing equipment market.

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