The yeast economy

economie de la levure

The yeast economy

Some key information on the yeast economy…

  • The raw material used to make yeast is molasses. It takes a tonne of molasses to make about one tonne of yeast!
  • The yeast market in the European Union mainly revolves around bread-making.
  • Annual European production of yeast is now 900,000 tonnes of which 600,000 are consumed in the European Union.
  • Annual global consumption of yeast is estimated at around 3 million tonnes.
  • Lesaffre is the world’s largest yeast manufacturer.