Black Truffles Market Size, Share and Sales Report 2028

Black Truffles Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Category (Organic and Conventional), Application (Culinary; Oil; Sauces, Spreads, and Butter; and Others), and End Use (Processing, Food Retail, and Foodservice)

Publication Month : Jan 2023

  • Report Code : TIPRE00029811
  • Category : Food and Beverages
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 167
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The black truffles market size is projected to grow from US$ 295.7 million in 2022 to US$ 496.6 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.0% from 2022 to 2028.

Black truffles (Tuber melanosporum), also known as the Perigord truffle or black winter truffle, are found in the wild throughout Europe from November through February, though the season can vary slightly. Recently, black winter truffles have been successfully cultivated in Australia and New Zealand. Black truffles are ectomycorrhizal fungi, so they are usually found in close association with tree roots. Black truffles are majorly used in Italian and French cuisine. Black truffles have unique flavors and aromas. The taste of black truffle has earthy notes with a hint of mint, pepper, and hazelnut. Black truffles are preferred by many gourmets due to their unique flavor profile. Often, chefs call black truffle the “Diamond of the Kitchen.”

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Truffles Market

In 2020, various industries had to slow down their operations due to disruptions in value and supply chains caused by the shutdown of national and international boundaries. The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected economies and industries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. Disruptions in the supply chains of key raw materials and irregularities in manufacturing processes due to restrictions imposed by government authorities had a direct impact on the food & beverages industry. These factors negatively impacted the black truffles market during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in 2021, the marketplace witnessed a positive recovery as the governments announced the relaxation of previously imposed restrictions. The manufacturers were permitted to work at full capacity, leveraging their profitability. This factor is expected to drive the market in the coming years.

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Black Truffles Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 295.7 million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 496.6 million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 9.0% from 2022 to 2028
Forecast Period2022-2028
Base Year2022
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Market Insights

Product Innovation Initiatives by End Users

Black truffle manufacturers are significantly investing in research & developments, partnerships, and collaborations to launch innovative products to attract a large consumer base. Food and beverage vendors are launching new truffle-based products, such as sauces and oils, that lead to the consumption of black truffles in the global market. In 2018, deRosario, the US-based manufacturer, launched a range of truffle condiments made with truffles, including black truffle oil and extra virgin olive oil. In 2020, PS Gourmet Pe launched its black truffle oil in Singapore. In November 2022, TRUFF, an Australia-based manufacturer, entered into the seasoning space with "TRUFF Black Truffle Salt." The condiment option features a mix of fine and coarse sea salt with a purposeful amount of black truffles. Such product launches help companies establish long-term relationships with end-use consumers.

Type Insights

Based on category, the black truffles market is segmented into organic and conventional. The organic segment is projected to register a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Organic black truffle is cultivated in soil free from chemical fertilizers (such as synthetic nitrogen, phosphate, and potash) and genetically modified ingredients. Herbicides and synthetic pesticides are also avoided in organic black truffle farming. Instead, growers use organic growth stimulators to cultivate organic black truffles. Generally, organic black truffles are more expensive than conventional truffles due to their superior quality. Companies are focusing on achieving organic certifications to address the rising demand for organic black truffles in the market.

Application Insights

Based on application, the black truffles market is segmented into culinary; oil; sauces, spreads, & butter; and others. The culinary segment held the largest share of the market in 2021. Black truffles are grated into wine or cream-based sauces or shaved onto cooked pasta, scrambled eggs, or potato dishes. Black truffles are added as toppings to various food products to improve their flavor and give them a more opulent appearance. Moreover, black truffles are added as garnishing ingredients to meat meals and to give a strong flavor to food. They are also used for producing truffle salt and truffle honey. Some types of specialty cheese contain black truffles as well. These factors are fueling the demand for black truffles in culinary applications.

Black Truffles Market, by Application – 2022 and 2028

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The key players operating in the black truffles market include Trufo, TRUFFUS SAS, L'Aragonais Food Supplies SL, SABATINO NA LLC, LAUMONT TRUFFLES SLU, Arotz SA, Les Freres Jaumard SaRL, Perigord Truffles of Tasmania Pty Ltd, Great Southern Truffles Pty Ltd, and Old World Truffles. These players focus on providing high-quality products to fulfill customer demands. They also focus on strategies such as investments in research and development activities and new product launches.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the black truffles market to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted by companies to secure growth in developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the black truffles market from 2019 to 2028
  • Estimation of global demand for black truffles
  • Porter’s Five Forces analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers of black truffles
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario
  • Market trend and outlook, along with factors driving and restraining the black truffles market growth
  • Assistance in the decision-making process by highlighting market strategies that underpin commercial interest
  • The size of the black truffles market at various nodes
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the market, as well as the food & beverages industry dynamics
  • Size of the black truffles market in various regions with promising growth opportunities

Company Profiles

  • Trufo          
  • TRUFFUS SAS         
  • L'Aragonais Food Supplies SL
  • SABATINO NA LLC             
  • Arotz SA      
  • Les Freres Jaumard SaRL    
  • Perigord Truffles of Tasmania Pty Ltd        
  • Great Southern Truffles Pty Ltd
  • Old World Truffles
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Category, Application, and End Use

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you list some of the major players operating in the global black truffles market?

The major players operating in the global black truffles market are Trufo, Truffus SAS, L'aragonais Food Supplies SL, Sabatino Na LLC, Laumont Truffles SLU, Arotz SA, Les Freres Jaumard Sarl, Perigord Truffles of Tasmania Pty Ltd., Great Southern Truffles Pty Ltd., Old World Truffles.

What are the opportunities for black truffles in the global market?

Growth of black truffles in emerging region to provide potential market opportunities in the coming years for the black truffles. The southwest corner of Western Australia has become the "hot spot" for truffle production across the world. There are now more than 70 growers with plantations of sufficient size and becoming commercial producers of the French black truffle. Therefore, the expansion of black truffles in emerging regions is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the black truffle market during the forecast period.

Based on the category, why does the conventional segment have the largest revenue share?

Based on category, conventional segments mainly have the largest revenue share. Synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides are used in conventional black truffle farming. Genetically modified organisms or crop varieties used by growers deliver consistent yields. Conventionally grown black truffles are cheaper than organic ones. However, using chemicals and fertilizers in conventional farming primarily affects health and the nutrient levels of the yield. As a result, the popularity of organic products is growing notably due to their high quality and sustainability. On the other hand, manufacturers may continue to use conventional black truffles owing to their affordability and easy availability.

What is the largest region of the global black truffles market?

Europe accounted for the largest share of the global black truffles market. There is a growing demand for natural ingredients in the European cosmetics sector, creating opportunities for cosmetics processors and processors of black truffle oil, spreads, and sauces from developing countries such as India, Australia, Indonesia, and China. Black truffle oil, spreads & sauces in the food industry, have several functional and active properties as it is heart-healthy, fat-free. Also, creams & lotions incorporated with black truffles in the cosmetic industry possess antioxidant properties, boosting their application in various formulations. Hence, the demand for black truffles is expected to continue to rise in the coming years in Europe.

Based on the application, which segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period?

Based on the application, oil segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Black truffle oil is a modern culinary ingredient used to impart the flavor and aroma of truffles to a dish. Common versions use olive oil or more neutral flavorless oils such as canola or grapeseed oil. Black truffle oil is used as a finishing oil in various dishes, including truffle fries, pizzas, pasta dishes, and puréed foods such as mashed potatoes and deviled eggs. Black truffle oil is available in all seasons and is significantly less expensive than fresh truffles. Thus, manufacturers are launching truffle oils to fulfill the increasing demand.

What are the key drivers for the growth of the global black truffles market?

Wide application scope of black truffles is driving the black truffles market. Black truffles are in high demand among food processing industries as black truffle is an essential ingredient in premium packaged food products, including black truffle-infused oil, cheese, honey, and sauces. TRUFF, the Australia-based manufacturer, provides black truffle oil, pasta sauce, mayo, hot sauce, and black truffle salt. Moreover, black truffles are used for household purposes as people are willing to prepare gourmet food with different luxury ingredients. Furthermore, black truffle usage is not limited to food and beverage products; it is also used in cosmetic products, including moisturizers, night creams, antiaging formulas, etc. Therefore, the rising usage of black truffles in various applications propels the growth of the global black truffles market.

The List of Companies - Black Truffles Market

  1. Trufo, Truffus SAS
  2. L'aragonais Food Supplies SL
  3. Sabatino Na LLC
  4. Laumont Truffles SLU
  5. Arotz SA
  6. Les Freres Jaumard Sarl
  7. Perigord Truffles of Tasmania Pty Ltd.
  8. Great Southern Truffles Pty Ltd.
  9. Old World Truffles

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