The Baby Food Sector in Taiwan, 2018

The Baby Food Sector in Taiwan, 2018

Published: January 2019
Publisher: GlobalData
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Pages: 116
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"The Baby Food Sector in Taiwan, 2018", is an analytical report by GlobalData which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Taiwan market.

Western foods are now commonly found on supermarket shelves, and imported foods account for the majority of baby food brands in Taiwan. Although many mothers feed their babies home-made food, demand for commercially prepared baby foods is rising due to their convenience. According to major hypermarket RT-Mart, organic vegetable sales were 30% higher in November 2014 than in November 2013. These trends are likely to have a positive impact on the sales of organic baby food too.

What else does this report offer?
• Consumption data based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing work and our in-house expertise to offer extensive data about the trends and dynamics affecting the industry.
• Detailed profile of the companies operating and new companies considering entry in the industry along with their key focus product sectors.
• Market profile of the various product sectors with the key features & developments, segmentation, per capita trends and the various manufacturers & brands.
• Overview of baby food retailing with a mention of the major retailers in the country along with the distribution channel.
• Future projections considering various trends which are likely to affect the industry.


• In per capita terms, consumption of baby milks has fallen steeply, by 11.3% since 2011, ending 2017. This is largely due to higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding up to 2013, coupled with concerns about product safety.
• The baby milk market in Taiwan consists almost entirely of powder products. All the products were packaged in cans, tubs, and sachets.
• The cereals category is comprised of rice-based, wheat-based, and oatmeal-based cereals, with the latter being particularly popular. These cereals are reconstituted with milk or water.
• Over half of cereals are sold in boxes, although tubs are increasingly popular. A number of cans are also available.
• The meals category comprises of wet meals, with sweet varieties thought to be slightly more widely consumed by Taiwanese babies than savory meals.
• The baby drinks category is comprised almost entirely of fruit juices, although some mineral water brands have also been identified in previous years. Apple is the most popular flavor. Most drinks are sold in bottles, but a few cartons are available.

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• Investigates which categories are performing the best and how this is changing market dynamics.

Companies Mentioned
Nestlé Taiwan Ltd
Standard Foods Corporation
Mead Johnson Nutrition (Taiwan) Ltd
Abbott Laboratories Services Corp
Taiwan Branch
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By market: Taiwan (in Asia)

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