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Asparagus Market Size - By Product Type (Fresh Asparagus, Canned Asparagus, Frozen Asparagus), Variety (Green Asparagus, White Asparagus, Purple Asparagus), Growth Prospects, Regional Outlook & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7303
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Asparagus Market Size

Asparagus Market size was valued at USD 23.07 billion in 2022 and is estimated to grow at 5.2% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. As a sought-after vegetable, asparagus enjoys high demand in various global regions, including North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. This growing demand has led to increased production and export activities in key asparagus-producing countries such as Peru, China, and Mexico. Moreover, advancements in transportation and logistics have facilitated the efficient global distribution of asparagus, contributing to its availability in both fresh and processed forms throughout the year.

Asparagus Market

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The market has experienced a shift towards organic and sustainable asparagus cultivation practices, driven by consumer preferences for healthier and environmentally friendly food choices. This has led to an increased focus on organic asparagus production, with several growers adopting eco-friendly farming methods to meet the rising demand for organic asparagus in the market. Additionally, the development of new asparagus varieties and hybrids has enhanced the crop's yield, quality, and resistance to pests and diseases, further bolstering its market growth.


One of the primary issues in the asparagus market is the seasonal nature of asparagus cultivation, leading to fluctuations in supply and consequent price volatility. Additionally, the intensive labour requirements for asparagus harvesting contribute to increased production costs, posing a challenge for growers to maintain competitive prices in the market. Moreover, the perishable nature of asparagus demands efficient post-harvest handling and transportation systems, which can be costly and complex, especially for long-distance export markets.

COVID-19 Impact

The initial outbreak and subsequent lockdown measures disrupted global supply chains, affecting the production, distribution, and export of asparagus. The restrictions on international trade and transportation resulted in logistical challenges, causing delays and shortages in the supply of asparagus to various consumer markets. Furthermore, the closure of restaurants, hotels, and catering services during the pandemic led to a substantial decline in the demand for asparagus, as these establishments are major consumers of the vegetable. This reduction in demand created a surplus of asparagus in some regions, leading to price fluctuations and financial losses for growers and suppliers. In contrast, the shift in consumer behaviour towards home cooking and healthy eating during the pandemic boosted the demand for fresh and nutritious vegetables, including asparagus, in retail markets.

Asparagus Market Trends

As health consciousness increases, there is a rising focus on the nutritional benefits of asparagus, leading to an expanded consumer base and higher consumption in various global regions. Additionally, the market is witnessing an increased preference for convenience, prompting the development of value-added asparagus products, such as pre-cut and ready-to-cook asparagus, catering to the busy lifestyles of modern consumers.

The asparagus market is experiencing a shift towards diversified culinary applications, with chefs and food enthusiasts experimenting with asparagus in various cuisines and cooking styles, leading to an increased demand for premium and specialty asparagus varieties. The rising popularity of plant-based diets and culinary diversity is further fueling the demand for asparagus, positioning it as a versatile and sought-after vegetable in the global food market.

Asparagus Market Analysis

Asparagus Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on product type, the fresh asparagus segment dominated around USD 12.57 billion revenue in 2022, owing to its superior quality, nutritional value, and versatile culinary applications. Fresh asparagus is particularly popular among consumers who prioritize freshness and prefer to incorporate it into various dishes, contributing to its substantial market presence.

Asparagus Market Revenue Share, By Variety, (2022)

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Based on application, the green asparagus market accounted for 74.69% of revenue share in 2022. Green asparagus is the most cultivated and consumed variety globally. Its robust flavor, vibrant colour, and relative ease of cultivation contribute to its widespread popularity among consumers and chefs alike. White asparagus, while constituting a smaller market share compared to green asparagus, holds a significant position, especially in European markets. Its distinct taste, delicate texture, and characteristic pale color are attributed to the process of blanching, which involves covering the spears with soil as they grow. White asparagus is highly favored in gourmet cuisine and culinary traditions, particularly in regions such as Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

North America Asparagus Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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North American asparagus market size held over USD 7.93 billion in 2022. The United States and Canada are key contributors to the market in this region. North America's strong market share is largely due to the widespread popularity of asparagus as a fresh and healthy vegetable among consumers. The demand for asparagus in North America is supported by its versatile culinary applications and perceived nutritional benefits, leading to its integration into various dishes and cuisines across the region.

Asparagus Market Share

Some of the major companies operating in the asparagus industry are:

  • Altar Produce
  • DanPer
  • Beta SA
  • Limgroup
  • Teboza
  • G&S Produce
  • Green Giant
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Mann’s Fresh vegetables
  • Dole Food Company
  • Canam Fresh
  • Michigan Asparagus
  • Crystal Valley Foods
  • Fosters Pickled Products

These companies focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these companies are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Altar Produce & Danper are two of the major companies in the market. Altar Produce is a California-based company that is one of the largest asparagus growers and shippers in the United States. The company has a strong presence in the market, but it also offers a variety of processed asparagus products, including frozen, canned, and pickled asparagus.

Asparagus Industry News

  • On April 14, 2023, a high-quality British asparagus brand was introduced by UK fruit and vegetable distributor Nationwide Produce. It was made available to their business customers just in time for the beginning of the new asparagus season.

The asparagus market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product Type

  • Fresh Asparagus
  • Canned Asparagus
  • Frozen Asparagus
  • Other

Market, By Variety

  • Green Asparagus
  • White Asparagus
  • Purple Asparagus
  • Other

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Manish Mohanan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of asparagus reached USD 23.07 billion in 2022 and is set to cross USD 38.27 billion by the end of 2032, says this GMI report.

Green asparagus segment share was around 74.69% in 2022, due to its strong flavor, vibrant color, and relative ease of cultivation.

North America market was valued ta USD 7,93 billion in 2022, due to the widespread popularity of asparagus as a fresh and healthy vegetable among consumers.

Altar Produce, DanPer, Beta SA, Limgroup, Teboza, G&S Produce, Green Giant, Del Monte Foods, Mann’s Fresh vegetables, Dole Food Company, Canam Fresh, Michigan Asparagus, SÉKA HILLS, Crystal Valley Foods, and Fosters Pickled Products.

Asparagus Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 136
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 210
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