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Canned Salmon Market

Canned Salmon Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Nature, Type and Sales Channel : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: Ganesh Roman| Himanshu Vig | Roshan Deshmukh
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The global canned salmon market size was valued at $3,199.4 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $5,431.2 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.1% from 2021 to 2030. The farmed segment led in terms of canned salmon market share in 2020 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.

Canned salmon is a processed fish, which is sealed in an airtight container such as a sealed tin can. Canning is a method of preserving food that has a shelf life of one to five years on average. The rise in health benefits of salmon consumption, such as proteins, minerals, and fatty acids are projected to create attractive prospects for worldwide market players. Furthermore, increased disposable income and change in consumer lifestyle are expected to raise demand for canned salmon industry in the forecast period.


Consumers are more aware of the health benefits of consuming salmon and salmon products. Growth in market trends of consuming nutrient dense seafood products further drives the market share. Salmon is a nutrient-dense fish that is high in micronutrients, minerals, marine omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, and a variety of vitamins. It is an important part of a diverse and healthy diet. "Fish is a great nutritional food that offers high-quality protein and a wide array of vitamins & minerals, including vitamins A & D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and iodine," according to the FAO.

Canned Salmon Market
By Nature
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Farmed was the fastest growing market.

Segment review

The global canned salmon market is segmented on the basis of nature, type, sales channel, and region. By nature, the global market is bifurcated into wild and farmed. By type, the market is classified into fillet, chunk, and minced. By sales channel, the market is segmented into hypermarket/supermarket, specialty stores, online stores, and others. Region wise, the market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

On the basis of nature, the market is divided into wild and farmed. Farmed segment is the major contributor in nature. Salmon consumption is now three times higher than it was in 1980 all over the world. Salmon, which was formerly considered a delicacy, is now one of the most popular fish species in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. According to World Wildlife, salmon aquaculture is the world's fastest expanding food production system, accounting for over 70% (2.5 million metric tons) of the market. As a result, farmed canned salmon products production is expected to be the leading segment during the forecast period.

Canned Salmon Market
By Type
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The Chunk segment was the fastest growing segment.

On the basis of type, the market is divided into fillet, chunk, and minced. Most consumers prefer salmon fillet as it can be utilized in a variety of cuisines and has a pleasing appearance when served. But chunk style canned salmon is growing fastest in the coming years, owing to the reasons such as use of chunk style in different cuisines and also chunks are being used in pet food more recently. Also chunk style canned salmon is better for preparing different salads. All these above factors lead to the growth of fillet segment during the forecast period.

On the basis of sales channels, market is divided into hypermarkets/supermarkets, specialty stores, online channels, and others. Customers easily get the product in the hypermarkets/supermarkets market. In hypermarkets/supermarkets distribution, customer shopkeeper loyalty is very important and getting genuine goods is always a priority. Owing to rise in consumers’ purchasing power, this market is likely to increase significantly in developing countries. Furthermore, the vast customer base in developing nations is likely to have a significant impact on segment growth.

Canned Salmon Market
By Sales Channel
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The online channels segment was the fastest growing segment.

The analysis focuses on the canned salmon market growth prospects, restraints, and opportunities of the global market. The study provides Porter’s five forces analysis to understand the impact of various factors such as competitive intensity of competitors, bargaining power of suppliers, threat of substitutes, threat of new entrants, and bargaining power of buyers of the canned salmon market.

Some of the major players profiled for in the canned salmon market analysis include Thai Union Group PCL, Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Tassal Group Limited, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, Austevoll Seafood ASA, Crown Prince, Inc., Wild Planet Foods, Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Vital Choice Seafood & Organics, SPC, Trident Seafoods Corporation., Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Mowi (Marine Harvest), Dongwon Enterprise, Red Chamber Group, SkrettingCargill Aqua Nutrition, Kyokuyo, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Marubeni Corporation, Pacific Seafood, Cooke Aquaculture Inc., Schouw Co., Tri Marine Group, SalMar ASA.

Canned Salmon Market
By Region
North America

Asia-Pacific was the most prominent regional segment.

Covid-19 Impact Analysis

  • The market saw positive growth across North American and European region. As the countries were imposed with lockdown measurements, consumers purchased more food products with shelf life, thus raising the sales of canned salmon for certain period. 
  • The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the sales of canned salmon industry via brick and mortar stores, which resulted in shift of consumers toward online sales channels to purchase seafood products, thus driving the growth of online sales in seafood products.
  • However, with ease in lockdown restrictions and improved logistics considering the preventive measures for COVID-19, the seafood industry is expected to grow that is anticipated to increase the sales of fish products during the forecast period.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging canned salmon market trends and opportunities.
  • The report provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the current trends and future estimations that help evaluate the prevailing canned salmon market opportunities in the market.
  • The canned salmon market forecast is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • The market analysis is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.
  • The report provides extensive qualitative insights on the potential and niche segments or regions exhibiting favorable growth.

Canned Salmon Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
  • Wild
  • Farmed
By Type
  • Fillet
  • Chunk
  • Minced
  • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online Channels
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players


Analyst Review

According to CXOs, growth in urbanization and globalization, as well as an increase in disposable income, play a vital role in shifting food habits around the world, fueling consumer demand for unique cuisines. As a result, customers are more conscious of the food products they consume on a daily basis. This has created market demand for manufacturers to provide consumers with detailed nutritional content of the product. John West and Bumble Bee Foods introduced a new technology called traceability. With this invention, consumers learn more about the origins of their salmon inside the package by using the 'Can Tracker,' which traces the origin of each can of salmon back to the ocean. Hence, such improvements from manufactures to meet the consumer need are expected to boost the canned salmon market growth.

Consumers today increasingly look for organic food and food products that have organic preservatives. Salmon grown organically in controlled environment and on organic feed is free from toxicity of antioxidants and due to this organically grown salmon consumers tend to prefer the canned salmon product prepared from such salmon. As canned salmon is a precooked and packaged food, it contains additives to enhance its quality and shelf life. Essential oils, plant extracts, hydrocolloids, phenolic compounds, and other plant-derived natural substances are widely used in seafood preservation. Their high antibacterial and antioxidant properties suggest that they could be useful in the food business. For instance, canned salmon products are induced with oregano, garlic, and lime extract to improve shelf life by antibacterial and antioxidant activity. Such organic preservatives are accepted by consumers and thus the sale of canned salmon is expected to grow during the forecast period.


Author Name(s) : Ganesh Roman| Himanshu Vig | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

Canned Salmon Market will expand at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2021-2030.

The market value of canned salmon by end of 2030 will be $5,431.2 million.

Social media Influence • Expansion of the seafood industry • Increase in hospitality industry • Growing notion of health benefits of salmon • Innovations in product offerings

The leading players in canned salmon market are as follows.Thai Union Group PCL, Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Tassal Group Limited, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, Austevoll Seafood ASA, Crown Prince, Inc., Wild Planet Foods, Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Vital Choice Seafood & Organics, SPC, Trident Seafoods Corporation., Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Mowi (Marine Harvest), Dongwon Enterprise, Red Chamber Group.

The segments of canned salmon market are, By nature, By type, and By sales channel.

The key growth strategies of canned salmon market player are as follows, sustainability, joint venture, divestiture, and product launch.

By type fillet segment exhibit the highest share from 2021-2030.

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Canned Salmon Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030