The World Mushroom Market and Brazil’s Role: Industrial Integration as a Key for Competitiveness




Champignon, Shiitake, Shimeji, Spent Mushroom Substrate, Edible Mushrooms


Purpose: In this article we presented the main aspects of world mushroom market emphasizing the major opportunities for Brazil producers.


Theoretical framework: A recent market research shows that it is foreseen to increase significantly from 2018 until 2026 with a compound annual growth rate of 6.41%. China is the major player in the world mushroom market and their products with low prices are gaining space in the Brazilian market resulting in problems to national producers.


Design/Methodology/Approach:  The article was designed via bibliographic survey of international publications with scientific recognition using Scopus, Web of Science and Scholar Google. Books and recent news also were used as a source of information. Topics researched were mushrooms, world mushroom market, Brazilian mushroom market e the use of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) in industrial chain.


Findings: One of the most promising opportunities is the integration between agri-food industries and mushroom production via exchange of waste and spent mushroom substrate (SMS) in a circular economy model.


Conclusion: The use of SMS could be the key to reduce the cost of Brazilian mushroom production and, consequently increase its competitiveness, associated with a reduction of environmental impacts of the industrial activities.


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How to Cite

de Brito, D. de M. C., Crivano, C. L., Cardoso, C. M., & de Souza, M. A. A. (2023). The World Mushroom Market and Brazil’s Role: Industrial Integration as a Key for Competitiveness. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 8(11), e03374.