According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Snail Market by Product Types, by Breed Types, by Distribution Channel, by End-users, and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2017-2027”, the market was valued at US$ 549.7 Million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate of 4.6% by the year 2027.

Snail are mollusks of the Gastropoda class. They comprise approximately 43,000 species divided into three groups: land snail, sea snail, and freshwater snail. Snail can live for one to three years, or up to 25 years, depending on their environment and species. Snail have been consumed by humans for thousands of years.

The global snail market is fragmented based on product types, breed types, distribution channels, end-users, and region. On the basis of product types, the snail market is segmented into fresh snail, canned snail, frozen snail, and others. Based on breed types, the snail market is segregated into helix aspersa, helix pomatia, helix lucorum, and others. Based on distribution channels, the snail market is bifurcated into online and offline. On the basis of end-users, the snail market is fragmented into restaurants and retail. Based on region the global snail market has been fragmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

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The snail market is expected to witness a slight decrease its in year-on-year growth for 2020 as compared to for previous year 2019. Interruption in the supply chain of snail across the globe due to the spread of COVID-19 has a moderate negative impact on the product sales. Thus, the import and export of snail has witnessed a small decline in volume sales across the world in 2020.

The partial closing of restaurants, cafes, food processing and food services in first and second quadrants of 2020 had a significant impact on the sales of the snail. Moreover, inadequate raw material supply and lack of available workforce for production of snail in the first and second quadrant of 2020 had hampered the market growth in 2020.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Rajas Shirwalkar, “The global snail market is anticipated to witness significant growth during forecast period 2020-2027. The market is majorly driven by factors such as health benefits associated with snail, omnichannel presence of market players, easy rearing of snail, and increasing number of restaurants offering snail-based cuisines. However, extinction of snail and risks associated with snail is hindering the growth of the market. Increasing support of consultancy firms for snail farming, rising number of snail farmers, and technological development in the production process are creating several opportunities in the global market.”

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • Key players in the market include ESCAL S.A., Romanzini, Peconic Escargot, Bourgogne Escargots, SABAROT, WASSNER, UAB Gardumeli, and BAGES CARGOL S.L.. These companies are considered to be key producers of snail, based on their revenue, research & development (R&D) activities, regional presence, and supply chain management system.
  • Europe is a promising region for the market. The region constituted the largest share of the market in 2020. Demand for snail in the region is expected to rise, due to increasing consumption of canned and frozen snail in Spain and other countries in Europe.
  • The fresh snail segment was estimated to expand at a significant CAGR of 3.7% from 2020 to 2027, owing to increasing use of fresh snail as nutritious food. The canned snail segment was estimated to hold 43.0% share of the market in 2019.
  • The helix aspersa segment accounted for a significant market share in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a rapid CAGR during the forecast period. Large market share of the helix aspersa segment is attributed to its widespread availability.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2019

US$ 549.7 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2027)


Historical Data

2017, & 2018

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 - 2027

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

by Product Types, by Breed Types, Distribution Channel, by End Use, and Region

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

Romanzini, Peconic Escargot, DarvÄ—ja ltd.,
Aspersa Snail International, SABAROT WASSNER
Bourgogne Escargots, and UAB Gardumeli

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

Pricing and Purchase Options

Avail tailor-made purchase options to meet your research requirements.

Target Audience

  • Supply-side: Manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and distributors
  • Demand Side: Food Industry, Restaurants, and Cosmetics Industry
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, and other regulatory bodies
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: International Trade Centre (ITC), Snailfarm Organization, Norwegian Seafood Council, Ocean Outcomes, Global Aquaculture Alliance, The National Wildlife Federation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and others