Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market: By Product Type (Solid, Semi-Solid Paste, and Drinkable), By End User (United Nations Agencies, Hospitals, Dispensaries, Charities, NGOs, and Others), and Geography

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Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market size was valued at USD 432.6 million in 2023 and is anticipated to reach USD 713.4 million in 2029, growing at a 10.3% CAGR from 2024 to 2030. It is a lifesaving essential supply item to treat low-weight-for-hight in children under five years of age. According to UNICEF, Malnutrition is a leading contributor to South Sudan’s high mortality rate of 96.2 deaths for every 1,000 live births among children under five years old. Compare this devastating number with Denmark, Japan, Switzerland, and the UK, where the under-five mortality is between two to four deaths per 1,000 births. Each year South Sudan distributes about 2,600 metric tons (MT) or 190,000 cartons -185 truckloads of RUTF, procured by UNICEF or donated as contributions-in-kind.

UNICEF has been procuring an estimated 75 to 80 percent of the world’s RUTF – equivalent to 49,000 metric tons (MT). Between 2018 and 2021. The RTUF fulfills the nutritional necessities, it consists of milk powder, oil, peanuts, sugar, and minerals, and the increasing awareness and government initiatives drive the market. the increasing prevalence of malnutrition surging worldwide pandemic, which is expected to enhance in the forecast years, UNICEF's contribution to the prevention of marasmus and kwashiorkor leads to generate new opportunities in the Ready-to-use therapeutic food market. long time packaging damages the nutritional contents of the food consequences of wastage of food are the major restraints hindering the growth of the RUTF market. The government and key players are occupied with minimizing the cost of packed nutritious food products to reach a maximum number of children.

Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market Key Developments:
  • In September 2022, Delfrez launched a range of ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meat products. The Ready-to-Eat category offers Chicken Breakfast Sausage, Chicken Cocktail Sausage, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Popcorn, and Chicken Salami Sliced.

Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market Summary

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Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

North America
Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market Dynamics

The increasing prevalence of malnutrition diseases like marasmus and kwashiorkor across the world is the major market driver in the Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market during the forecast period. Malnutrition become a severe problem in the present era, children below the age of 5 years are unable to get nutrition food, increasing poverty and shortages in economic countries escalate the market growth in the forecast period, non-governmental organizations step in to prevent children from malnutrition require numerous ready-to-use therapeutic food in the market.

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  • The report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2019-2023), and forecast (2024-2030)
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  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market.
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Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market Segmentation

By Product Type
  • Solid
  • Semi-Solid Paste
  • Drinkable
By End User
  • United Nation Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Dispensaries
  • Charities
  • NGOs
  • Others
By Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • The Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ready-to-use therapeutic food market size was valued at USD 422.5 million in 2023

The Ready-to-use therapeutic food market is poised to grow at a significant CAGR of 10.3% from 2024 to 2030.

The leading players in the Ready-to-use therapeutic food market are: Edesia., Valid Nutrition, Samil Industrial, Nuflower Foods, InnoFaso, Diva Nutritional Products, Nutriset, Insta Products Ltd, Tabatchnick Fine Foods, Inc., Nutrivita Foods,Vista Fortifoods Pvt.Ltd.

  • Edesia.
  • Valid Nutrition
  • Samil Industrial
  • Nuflower Foods
  • InnoFaso
  • Diva Nutritional Products
  • Nutriset
  • Insta Products Ltd
  • Tabatchnick Fine Foods, Inc.
  • Nutrivita Foods,
  • Vista Fortifoods Pvt.Ltd.,

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