According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports titled, "Global Lactose-free Milk Market by types, by processing, by distribution channel, and by Regions: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2017-2027", the market was valued at USD 5,843.6 Million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a healthy growth rate of 10.6% by the year 2027. The global lactose-free milk market is anticipated to grow significantly during forecast period. Increasing awareness about lactose-intolerance, growing lactose intolerant population, and availability of lactose-free products with added health benefits are some of the factors contributing to market growth.

Global Lactose-free Milk market has been segmented based on types, processing, distribution channel, and region. In terms of types, the global lactose-free milk market is segmented into plain milk and flavored milk. On the basis processing, the global lactose-free milk market is segmented into ultra-high temperature milk and fresh/pasteurized milk. Based on distribution channel, the lactose-free milk market is categorized as online and offline. On the basis of regions, the global Lactose-free milk market is categorized as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

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There is a long-established system of food & beverage safety control and regulation which occurs at the federal and regional level. The aim of the Consumer Food Information Regulation is to enable customers to make informed purchasing decisions that are safe for them at the time of purchase. Lactose-free labeling help customers to understand information and distinctive qualities of these products. Regulations for lactose-free product provide guidelines for the labeling of lactose-free milk products. As per Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP) Lactose-free products must not contain any lactose, while reduced lactose products must be labeled as reduced lactose rather than lactose-free, businesses and individuals must follow definite instructions and procedures and adhere to the law while labeling the lactose free product.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Rajat Verma “The spread of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the lactose-free milk market players on many fronts and outside factors. The COVID-19 pandemic had a serious impact on the society and overall economy of the world. The impact of COVID-19 is growing by the day and affecting the supply chain of the industries. The coronavirus pandemic is increasing uncertainty in the consumer buying behavior, thus slowing the supply chain, increasing panic among customers, and reducing business confidence.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

  • The lactose-free milk market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing lactose intolerance population and growing awareness regarding the same are some of the key factors driving the market growth. Changing consumption pattern and growing dairy industry is anticipated to boost the market growth during the forecast period. Adoption of lactose-free milk in the countries such as India, China, among others is projected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period.
  • The lactose-free milk market in the US accounted for a significant share of the market in 2019 owing to the wide lactose intolerant customer base in the country. Moreover, customers in the country are increasingly becoming health conscious and reducing the sugar intake in the diet. The lactose-free milk demand in Canada is anticipated to witness steady growth during the forecast period. The increasing awareness about the benefits of lactose-free milk and associated health benefits is projected to shape the market growth of Canada during the forecast period.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2019

USD 5,843.6 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2027)


Historical Data

2017 & 2018

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 – 2027

Market Segments

Type, Processing, Distribution channel, and Regions.

Region Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Companies Profiled

Agropur, Arla Foods amba, Borden Dairy Company, fairlife, LLC., Hiland Dairy, Kreider Farms, LALA, MARY ANNE CO., LTD., Organic Valley, PRAIRIE, FARMS DAIRY, Procal Dairies Pty Ltd, Saputo Inc., Seprod Limited, SHAMROCK FARMS, and STERILGARDA

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

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Target Audience:

  • Demand Side: Raw milk suppliers, Lactose-free dairy product manufacturers, milk manufacturers/suppliers, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions & financial institutions.
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned associations, regulatory bodies, food safety agencies, and other industry-related bodies.
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, European Union (EU), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), European Food Safety Authority (EPSA), Canada Food Inspection Agency, National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP).