Baby Food in Colombia

Published: September 2016
No. of Pages: 121
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Baby food market in Colombia has seen growth both in terms of value and volume between 2009 and 2015. The number of live births has been on a generally downward trend, with some periods of growth. In 2015, the live births recorded were 10.3% fewer than in 2005. Although Colombia is one of the more affluent markets in the region, it still has high levels of poverty. A substantial proportion of the market is supplied through locally manufactured baby foods. Overall, the economy has fared relatively well, although at present it is facing a number of difficulties. Inflation, rose to 5% in 2015 and is likely to be higher (around 7.5%) in 2016. The market is forecast to decline over the next two years, due to the negative impact of the Zika virus on the number of births.

Key Findings

  • During the period 2009 to 2015 the baby food market in Colombia increased by 9.6% in volume, with all sectors except baby drinks experiencing growth. In terms of value, sales have grown by 62.2%.
  • Milks accounted for 64% of value sales in 2015, up from 60% in 2009. Sales of cereals and wet meals were more or less equal in value terms in 2015.
  • In 2015 Nestlé ranked first with a 32% value share, followed by Mead Johnson with 15%. In terms of volume, the local company Alpina is in second place, behind Nestlé.
  • In 2015 around 75% of sales of baby milks occurred through drugstores/pharmacies, whereas food outlets accounted for 95% or over of sales of other products. Food outlets now take 73.4% of overall volume sales of baby food.


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  • Market profile of the various product sectors with the key features and developments, segmentation, per capita trends and the various manufacturers and brands.
  • Overview of baby food retailing with a mention of the major retailers in the country along with the distribution channel.
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Companies Mentioned

  • Nestle de Colombia SA
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Colombia Ltda
  • Aspen Labs Latam
  • Abbott de Colombia SA
  • Alpina Productos Alimenticios SA
  • Nutricia Colombia Ltda
  • Alimentos Polar Colombia SA (Productos Quaker)
  • Levapan SA (Compañía Nacional de Levaduras Levapan SA)
  • Unilever Andina
  • Colombina SA
  • Laboratorios Ordesa SL
  • LactalisParmalat Colombia Ltda.

Published By: GlobalData
Product Code: Canadean12373

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