Tortilla Bread Market

Tortilla Bread Market Size By Ingredients (Corn and Wheat), By Processing Type (Frozen and Fresh), By Product Type (Taco Shells, Flour Tortillas, Tortilla Chips, Tostadas, and Corn Tortillas), By Distribution Channel (Online, Specialty Stores, and Hypermarkets/Supermarkets), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14294
  • Published Date: Apr, 2024
  • Pages: 237
  • Category: Food & Beverages
  • Format: PDF
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The global tortilla bread market was valued at USD 25.6 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 42.5 billion by 2033. Many factors are driving the intense competition in the tortilla bread market, including consumers' growing inclination towards healthier options, the rise in demand for ethnic foods, and the expanding appeal of wraps and burritos. The market is expanding because of innovations in flavours, textures, and gluten-free options, and consumer choices are influenced by sustainability and eco-conscious tendencies.

Market Introduction:

The market for tortilla bread has grown and diversified significantly in recent years due to several factors, including globalisation, shifting consumer preferences, and the growing appeal of Mexican food worldwide. A common ingredient in Mexican cooking is tortilla bread, a flatbread prepared from maize masa dough or wheat flour. Due to its adaptability and ease of use, it is a mainstay in many culinary traditions outside of Mexican food, such as Tex-Mex, Mediterranean, and Fusion cuisine. While wheat tortillas are typically used for burritos, wraps and sandwiches, corn tortillas are essential to classic recipes like tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas. Nevertheless, tortilla bread's market has grown beyond its customary uses. It's commonly used in the food service to make creative delicacies like salad bowls, dessert wraps, and pizza crusts. Furthermore, tortilla chips—a snack meal derived from thinly sliced, fried tortillas—have become increasingly well-liked worldwide. The market for tortilla bread is distinguished by a wide variety of goods that satisfy various dietary requirements and culinary fads. Manufacturers are experimenting by releasing tortilla bread made from substitute ingredients such as whole grains, gluten-free flour, and vegetable-based mixes in response to the growing demand for healthier and gluten-free options. In addition, tortilla bread's extended shelf life, versatility across many cuisines, and ease of use propel its consumption and market expansion worldwide.

Tortilla Bread Market Size

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Recent Development

In March 2024, Tortilla Restaurants revealed an alluring £10 evening meal bargain featuring a selection of burritos, tacos, naked burritos, or salads, along with a side of sweetcorn ribs in sour cream, tortilla chips and salsa, or queso fundido.

In October 2023, Doritos introduced a fiery addition to its range, Doritos Dinamita, especially for the Indian market. These folded tortilla chips come in two distinct flavours: Sizzlin' Hot and Fiery Lime and Chilli. With its fiery options, Doritos hopes to tantalise palates with a sizzling campaign.

Market Dynamics:


Growing popularity of ethnic cuisines- The demand for Mexican and Tex-Mex food is growing worldwide, greatly impacting the tortilla bread market. The demand for traditional Mexican foods like tacos, quesadillas, and burritos has increased as customers' palates get more daring. As a result, more tortillas—a necessary component of these age-old recipes—are consumed. For example, Mexican cuisine has spurred tortilla consumption in the United States, where it has become a staple food in restaurants and homes nationwide.


Fluctuating raw material prices- The fluctuation of raw material costs, particularly for corn and wheat, poses a challenge to the worldwide tortilla bread market. These items are necessary to make tortillas, and considerable price differences may affect the cost of production. For example, producers may incur increased production costs if maize prices rise due to external variables such as weather or market volatility. This may increase product costs, impacting customer affordability and market demand.


Innovation in product development and healthier alternatives- To meet changing consumer demands for healthier and more nutrient-dense options, product development innovation is another important opportunity for the tortilla bread industry. As health and well-being become increasingly important, customers seek bread products that offer superior nutritional profiles and dietary benefits as an alternative to traditional bread products. Manufacturers of tortilla bread can profit from this trend by launching novel goods derived from whole grains, ancient grains, gluten-free flour, or mixes based on vegetables.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the largest global tortilla bread market, with a 42% market revenue share in 2023.

Particularly in Mexico and the southwest of the United States, where it has been a mainstay of the diet for centuries, tortilla bread has strong cultural ties. Because of this cultural legacy, consumers love tortilla bread products, frequently eaten with traditional meals like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Furthermore, Mexican food has influenced more than just ethnic groups; mainstream customers across North America are increasingly fond of dishes made using tortillas.

North America Region Tortilla Bread Market Share in 2023 - 42%

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Ingredients Segment Analysis

The ingredients segment is divided into corn and wheat. The corn segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 58% in 2023. Customers looking for real Mexican food experiences are drawn to corn tortillas because of their unique flavour and texture. Additionally, because maize tortillas are inherently gluten-free, people with dietary restrictions or gluten sensitivity can use them.

Processing Type Segment Analysis

The processing type segment is divided into frozen and fresh. The fresh segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 54% in 2023. Fresh tortillas are highly valued for their superior flavour, texture, and scent compared to their frozen or shelf-stable equivalents. Consumers frequently prefer the authenticity and convenience of freshly made tortillas, particularly in areas with a strong culinary heritage of employing freshly prepared ingredients.

Product Type Segment Analysis

The product type segment is divided into taco shells, flour tortillas, tortilla chips, tostadas, and corn tortillas. The tortilla chips segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 28% in 2023. Made from thinly sliced, deep-fried tortillas, tortilla chips have a savoury flavour and crunchy texture that appeal to people of all ages. They can be eaten on their own as a snack or combined with different salsas, dips, and toppings, which makes them appropriate for parties, get-togethers, and regular snacking situations.

Distribution Channel Segment Analysis

The distribution channel segment is divided into online, speciality stores, and hypermarkets/supermarkets. The hypermarkets/supermarkets segment dominated, with a market share of around 42% in 2023. As hypermarkets and supermarkets offer many shelf space and promotional options, tortilla bread makers may effectively promote their products and draw in customers.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • General Mills
  • Ole Mexican Foods Inc
  • Gruma SAB de CV
  • La Tortilla Factory
  • Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV
  • Aranda's Tortilla Company Inc.
  • Easy Foods Inc.
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Catallia Mexican Foods
  • Azteca Foods Inc.

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 25.6 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 42.5 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 5.2%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Ingredients, Processing Type, Product Type, Distribution Channel

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the tortilla bread market was valued at USD 25.6 billion in 2023 to USD 42.5 billion by 2033.

The global tortilla bread market is growing at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

North America emerged as the largest tortilla bread market.

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This study forecasts global, regional, and country revenue from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global tortilla bread market based on the below-mentioned segments:

Global Tortilla Bread Market By Ingredients:

  •  Corn
  • Wheat

Global Tortilla Bread Market By Processing Type:

  • Frozen
  • Fresh

Global Tortilla Bread Market By Product Type:

  • Taco Shells
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tostadas
  • Corn Tortillas

Global Tortilla Bread Market By Distribution Channel:

  • Online
  • Specialty Stores
  • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets

Global Tortilla Bread Market By Region:                                     

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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