Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Research Report - Segmentation by cultivation method (Conventional Cultivation, Organic cultivation, Hydroponic Cultivation), by mushroom type (Button Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, Oyster Mushroom, Exotic Mushroom, Others); and Region - Size, Share, Growth Analysis | Forecast (2023 – 2030)

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Size (2023-2030)

The Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market was valued at USD 142 Million and is projected to reach a market size of USD 266.75 Million by the end of 2030. Over the forecast period of 2023-2030, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2%. 

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market

The Asia-Pacific mushroom cultivation market is experiencing significant growth, driven by increasing consumer awareness of the nutritional and culinary benefits of mushrooms, as well as the growing demand for organic and sustainable food options. Countries like China, India, and Japan are witnessing robust expansion in mushroom production, supported by advancements in cultivation techniques and infrastructure. Additionally, the rising popularity of exotic mushroom varieties and the use of mushrooms in various cuisines are further fueling market growth. The APAC region is becoming a key player in the global mushroom cultivation industry, offering ample opportunities for both traditional and innovative mushroom farming practices.

Key Market Insights:

In 2021, the Asia Pacific region asserted its dominance in the mushroom market, capturing a substantial revenue share of 78.6%. This was primarily attributed to the region's prolific production rates and the presence of extensive consumer bases, notably in countries such as China and India.

China recorded an impressive production volume of around 40 million tons for mushrooms and truffles, underscoring its significant contribution to the global mushroom market.

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Drivers:

Growing Consumer Awareness of Health Benefits is a major driver of the mushroom cultivation market in this region.

One of the major drivers of the mushroom cultivation market in the APAC region is the increasing awareness among consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms. Mushrooms are considered a nutritious superfood due to their low-calorie content and high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are also a good source of dietary fiber and protein. Additionally, mushrooms are recognized for their potential health benefits, such as boosting the immune system, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and supporting overall well-being. As consumers become more health-conscious and seek natural and functional foods, the demand for mushrooms has been on the rise.

Growing Popularity of Plant-Based and Meat Substitute Diets is expanding the mushroom cultivation market in Asia-Pacific.

The increasing popularity of plant-based diets and the search for meat substitutes have played a significant role in driving the mushroom cultivation market. Mushrooms are often used as a plant-based alternative to meat in various dishes due to their meaty texture and umami flavor. They are a preferred ingredient in vegetarian and vegan diets, providing a source of protein and flavor diversity. As plant-based diets gain traction globally, the demand for mushrooms as a meat substitute and culinary ingredient has surged, fostering growth in the mushroom cultivation industry. In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the adoption of plant-based diets and a surge in the demand for meat substitutes.


Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Restraints and Challenges:

Disease Management and Quality Control are crucial for effective mushroom cultivation, or else it can hinder the market to a huge extent.

One of the significant challenges in mushroom cultivation is the management of diseases and ensuring consistent product quality. Mushrooms are susceptible to various diseases and pests that can adversely affect yields and product quality. Maintaining a disease-free environment and implementing quality control measures are crucial but can be demanding and costly for growers. In China, which is a major player in mushroom production, it has been reported that diseases such as bacterial soft rot and cobweb disease can lead to significant crop losses. In 2019, China's mushroom production faced challenges due to disease outbreaks in some regions, impacting overall yields. Quality control is vital for mushroom exports. In 2019, the European Union imposed stricter quality control standards for mushrooms, including those imported from the APAC region, leading to increased scrutiny of product quality.

Seasonal and Environmental Factors affect mushroom cultivation a lot, limiting the growth of the market.

Mushroom cultivation is influenced by seasonal and environmental factors. Changes in temperature, humidity, and light conditions can impact mushroom growth and yield. In some regions of the APAC, extreme weather events, such as typhoons or droughts, can disrupt cultivation operations and reduce production. In India, variations in climate and weather conditions can affect mushroom cultivation. Extreme heat or heavy rainfall can disrupt cultivation schedules and lead to lower yields. In Japan, where shiitake mushroom cultivation is prominent, seasonal variations play a significant role in production. Shiitake mushrooms are traditionally grown on logs outdoors, making them susceptible to weather-related challenges.

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Opportunities:

The Asia-Pacific mushroom cultivation market presents significant opportunities driven by increasing consumer awareness of the nutritional benefits and culinary versatility of mushrooms, coupled with rising demand for organic and sustainable food options. Emerging markets in countries like India offer substantial growth potential, aided by favorable climatic conditions and a growing urban population. Moreover, the popularity of exotic and specialty mushroom varieties, coupled with advancements in cultivation technologies, opens doors for diversification and value addition. Export opportunities to cater to global demand for Asian mushrooms also present avenues for market expansion. To capitalize on these opportunities, stakeholders can invest in research and development, sustainable farming practices, and international trade partnerships, further propelling the APAC mushroom cultivation market's growth.




Market Size Available

2022 - 2030

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2030



Segments Covered

By Cultivation Method, Mushroom Type,  and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regional Scope

China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific

Key Companies Profile, 

Monaghan Mushrooms, Cayuga Mushroom Farms, Shanghai Finc Bio-Tech Inc., Oriental Mushrooms Company Limited, Yukigini Maitake, Hokto Kinoko Co., Ltd, Himalayan Fresh Foods, Costa Group Holding Limited, Meadow Mushrooms, Hansol Mushroom

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Segmentation:

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Segmentation: By Cultivation Method:

  • Conventional Cultivation
  • Organic Cultivation
  • Hydroponic Cultivation

The largest segment by cultivation method in the Asia-Pacific mushroom cultivation market is Conventional Cultivation. Conventional cultivation refers to the traditional method of growing mushrooms on composted substrate in controlled environments such as mushroom houses or grow rooms.  Conventional cultivation methods have a long history of success and reliability, which has led to their widespread adoption by growers. Conventional cultivation is very adaptable and can be used for a wide range of mushroom types. This method typically yields consistent and predictable harvests when proper environmental conditions are maintained.

In India, which is a significant player in the APAC mushroom cultivation market, conventional cultivation methods dominated the industry. The majority of button mushrooms and oyster mushrooms, which are extensively cultivated in the country, were produced using conventional methods. India's mushroom production exceeded 150,000 metric tons, with a substantial portion of it being cultivated conventionally. Similarly, in China, the largest mushroom producer in the APAC region, conventional cultivation was the primary method used for mushroom production. China produced approximately 37 million metric tons of mushrooms, and a significant portion of this production followed conventional practices.

Organic cultivation is the fastest-growing segment. Organic mushroom cultivation involves the production of mushrooms without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. It aligns with the growing consumer demand for organic and sustainable food products, leading to its increasing popularity. Organic mushrooms are perceived as healthier and more environmentally sustainable, attracting consumers who prioritize nutritious and eco-friendly options. The demand for organic mushrooms is not limited to domestic markets, presenting export opportunities for growers looking to tap into international markets. Some governments in the APAC region provide incentives and support for organic farming practices, encouraging more growers to adopt organic cultivation methods. Increasing consumer awareness about the benefits of organic food has driven the demand for organic mushrooms.

Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Segmentation: By Mushroom Type

  • Button Mushroom
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Oyster Mushroom
  • Exotic Mushroom
  • Others

Button mushrooms are typically the largest segment among the various mushroom types in the Asia-Pacific region. Button mushrooms are widely cultivated and consumed due to their mild flavor and versatility in cooking. They are commonly used in a wide range of dishes and are a staple in many culinary traditions. Button mushrooms are anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% in the future. Wide consumer appeal, ease of cultivation, high yield, long shelf life, and versatile use are some of the reasons why button mushrooms hold the top place in this market.

Exotic mushrooms tend to be the fastest-growing segment, expanding with a CAGR of 9.5% in the projected period. Exotic mushrooms are recognized for their nutritional and potential health benefits appealing to a lot of consumers. Exotic mushrooms can highly offer export opportunities to growers. Along with these factors, cultivation advancements are also helping in the growth of the exotic mushroom market at a faster rate.




Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market Segmentation: Regional Analysis:

  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific


China held the largest market share, accounting for over 29% of market revenue in the Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation market. China is the leading producer and consumer of mushrooms in the APAC region. It has a well-established mushroom industry, with a diverse range of mushroom varieties, including shiitake, oyster mushrooms, and button mushrooms, being cultivated on a large scale. The country's vast population, increasing urbanization, and growing demand for mushrooms as a nutritious and versatile food source contributed to China's dominant position in the APAC mushroom cultivation market.

India has emerged as the fastest-growing segment in the Asia-Pacific mushroom cultivation market due to several factors, growing at an approximate CAGR of 12%. Rising consumer awareness of the nutritional benefits of mushrooms, increased demand for organic and sustainable food options, and advancements in cultivation techniques have propelled mushroom production in India. Additionally, the popularity of exotic mushroom varieties and their incorporation into diverse cuisines has driven market expansion. India's dynamic agricultural landscape and favorable climatic conditions contribute to its rapid growth, making it a key player in the APAC mushroom cultivation market.

Other regions like Japan and South Korea have a notable mushroom cultivation market focusing more on shiitake and oyster mushroom varieties. Australia & and New Zealand have steadily growing mushroom markets. They produce a variety of mushrooms, including button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, and specialty varieties.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis on the Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market:

The Asia-Pacific mushroom cultivation market faced both challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. While supply chain disruptions and labor shortages affected the market, the increased consumer focus on health and nutrition bolstered demand for mushrooms. The market experienced a modest downturn in the early stages of the pandemic, with a decline in demand due to disruptions in the food service sector and export restrictions. However, as consumers sought immune-boosting and nutrient-rich foods, mushroom sales rebounded. The adoption of online retail channels for mushroom sales surged, and the market exhibited resilience, with a notable CAGR highlighting its ability to adapt to changing market conditions.

Latest Trends/ Developments:

Companies in the mushroom cultivation market are increasingly focusing on diversifying their product portfolios by cultivating a wider range of mushroom varieties, including exotic and specialty types. This strategy allows them to cater to evolving consumer preferences and capture niche market segments. By offering unique and in-demand mushrooms like shiitake, oyster, and truffles alongside traditional button mushrooms, companies can enhance their market share and capitalize on the growing popularity of different mushroom types.

Another prominent trend among market players is the adoption of sustainable and organic cultivation practices. With consumers becoming more environmentally conscious and health-oriented, companies are investing in organic farming methods that minimize the use of synthetic chemicals and promote eco-friendly production. By positioning themselves as providers of premium, sustainably grown mushrooms, companies can gain a competitive edge and capture market share among consumers seeking healthier and environmentally responsible food options.

Key Players:

  1. Monaghan Mushrooms
  2. Cayuga Mushroom Farms
  3. Shanghai Finc Bio-Tech Inc.
  4. Oriental Mushrooms Company Limited
  5. Yukigini Maitake
  6. Hokto Kinoko Co., Ltd
  7. Himalayan Fresh Foods
  8. Costa Group Holding Limited
  9. Meadow Mushrooms
  10. Hansol Mushroom

In January 2021, Yukigini Maitake Co., Ltd. announced their achievement in creating automated technology for the maitake mushroom-cutting process, a collaborative effort with ROBIT INC, a company specializing in the application of artificial intelligence technologies in robotics to address a wide range of societal challenges

Chapter 1. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market– Scope & Methodology

   1.1. Market Segmentation

   1.2. Scope, Assumptions & Limitations

   1.3. Research Methodology

   1.4. Primary Sources

   1.5. Secondary Sources

 Chapter 2. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market – Executive Summary

   2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2023 – 2030) ($M/$Bn)

   2.2. Key Trends & Insights

   2.2.1. Demand Side

   2.2.2. Supply Side

   2.3. Attractive Investment Propositions

   2.4. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

 Chapter 3. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market– Competition Scenario

   3.1. Market Share Analysis & Company Benchmarking

   3.2. Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

   3.3. Competitive Pricing Analysis

   3.4. Supplier-Distributor Analysis

 Chapter 4. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market - Entry Scenario

    4.1. Regulatory Scenario

    4.2. Case Studies – Key Start-ups

    4.3. Customer Analysis

    4.5. PESTLE Analysis

    4.4. Porters Five Force Model

               4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

               4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers

               4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

               4.4.4. Rivalry among Existing Players

                4.4.5. Threat of Substitutes

 Chapter 5. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market- Landscape

  5.1. Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

  5.2. Market Drivers

  5.3. Market Restraints/Challenges

  5.4. Market Opportunities

 Chapter 6. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market– By Cultivation Method

6.1.  Introduction/Key Findings   

6.2. Conventional Cultivation

6.3. Organic Cultivation

6.4. Hydroponic Cultivation

6.5. Y-O-Y Growth trend Analysis By Cultivation Method

6.6. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis By Cultivation Method, 2023-2030

Chapter 7. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market– By Mushroom Type

7.1. Introduction/Key Findings   

7.2. Button Mushroom

7.3. Shiitake Mushroom

7.4. Oyster Mushroom

7.5. Exotic Mushroom

7.6. Others

7.7. Y-O-Y Growth trend Analysis By Mushroom Type

7.8. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis By Mushroom Type, 2023-2030

Chapter 8. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market, By Geography – Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

8.1. Asia-Pacific

                                8.1.1. By Country

                                       China Japan

  South Korea India

 Australia & New Zealand Rest of Asia-Pacific

                         8.1.2. By Cultivation Method

                        8.1.3. By Mushroom Type

        8.1.4. Countries & Segments - Market Attractiveness Analysis

Chapter 9. Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market– Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Strategies & Developments)

9.1. Monaghan Mushrooms

9.2. Cayuga Mushroom Farms

9.3. Shanghai Finc Bio-Tech Inc.

9.4. Oriental Mushrooms Company Limited

9.5. Yukigini Maitake

9.6. Hokto Kinoko Co., Ltd

9.7. Himalayan Fresh Foods

9.8. Costa Group Holding Limited

9.9. Meadow Mushrooms

9.10. Hansol Mushroom



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market was valued at USD 142 Million and is projected to reach a market size of USD 266.75 Million by the end of 2030. Over the forecast period of 2023-2030, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2%. 

Growing Consumer Awareness of Health Benefits and the Growing Popularity of Plant-Based and Meat Substitute Diets are expanding the Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation market globally.

Based on the cultivation method, the Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation market is divided into Conventional Cultivation, Organic Cultivation, and Hydroponic Cultivation.

China is the most dominant region for the Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market.

Monaghan Mushrooms, Cayuga Mushroom Farms, and Shanghai Finc Bio-Tech Inc. are the key players operating in the Asia-Pacific Mushroom Cultivation Market.

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