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Asia-Pacific Arachidonic Acid Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4544633
  • Report
  • May 2018
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • 100 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • BASF
  • Cabio Bioengineering
  • Cargill
  • Cayman Chemicals
  • DSM
  • Guangdong Runke
  • MORE
The Asia-Pacific Arachidonic acid market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1%, during the forecasted period 2018-2023. Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid, which is commercially extracted from the fungal Mortierella alpine though various extraction techniques and then separated and purified to get the pure ARA. ARA is synthesized in our body from linoleic acid source, and the deficient of which makes ARA as an essential fatty acid.

China and Thailand are the major producer of arachadionic acid in the region. Asia-Pacific is the emerging but fastest moving market for ARA. The major application in the market is covered by infant nutrition and dietary supplement products.

Market Dynamics

The major driver for the ARA market, is high birth rate in countries, like India and China, has increased its application in infant formula products, sports nutrition, and dietary supplement products, and increased in fortification of products to meet the nutritional gap. The imbalance and insufficient intake of ARA led to health disorder and hence, nowadays consumers are more conscious to balance the nutritional gap in their diet, which is driving the ARA market. However, the high production cost, and large capital investment is affecting the ARA market. Intake of fat is always found to be associated with increase in cholesterol and bad health effect but PUFA and ARA are high potential fats and has less consumer awareness of it. The poor consumer understanding of nutritional benefits of PUFA and ARA is adversely affecting the market growth.

Market Segmentation

Market segmentation of ARA is categorized on the basis of application type, technology type, and by application. In the application type, the market for arachidonic acid in Asia-Pacific is further sub-segmented into food and pharmaceuticals. In the food application, Asia-Pacific arachidonic acid market is divided into infant nutrition and dietary supplement product of which infant nutrition covers the major share in the market. ARA, as a dietary supplements, are mainly used for sports nutrition products. The market segmentation, according to technology, further includes the solvent extraction technology and the solid phase extraction technology. The technology is segmented on the basis of efficiency of production and cost.

Key developments
  • February 2018 - Suntory Products Limited, the wholly owned group affiliate of Suntory Beverage & Food Limited (SBF), initiated a production capacity expansion project at its Ujigawa Plant. Construction will start in summer 2018, with the company aiming to start the new line by summer 2019.

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  • Analyzing outlook of the market with the recent trends and Porters five forces analysis
  • Market dynamics, which essentially consider the factors, which are impelling the present market scenario, along with growth opportunities of the market in the years to come
  • Market segmentation analysis, including qualitative & quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic & non-economic aspects
  • Regional and Country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market
  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the key strategies adopted for development in the past five years
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
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  • BASF
  • Cabio Bioengineering
  • Cargill
  • Cayman Chemicals
  • DSM
  • Guangdong Runke
  • MORE
1. Introduction
1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definitions

2. Research Approach and Methodology
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Research Design
2.3 Study Timelines
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering & Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.1 Drivers Increased Application in Dietary Supplements and Sports Nutrition Enhanced Fortification of ARA to Meet the Nutritional Gap High Birth Rate in India and China Increased Use of Infant Formula
3.2.2 Restraints High Capital Investment High Product Cost Stringent Labelling Regulation for Products Poor Consumer Understanding Of PUFA and ARA
3.2.3 Opportunities Increased Advancement in Biotechnology Availability of Microalgae as a Source of Production
3.2.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis Bargaining Power of Suppliers Bargaining Power of Buyers Threat of New Entrants Threat of Substitute Products and Services Degree of Competition

4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Technology
4.1.1 Solvent Extraction
4.1.2 Solid Phase Extraction
4.2 Application Type
4.2.1 Food and Beverages Infant Formula Dietary Supplements
4.2.2 Pharmaceuticals
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 Asia Pacific China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
4.4 Competitive Landscape
4.4.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
4.4.2 Joint Ventures
4.4.3 New Product Launches
4.4.4 Most active companies in the past five years
4.4.5 Market Share Analysis

5. Company Profiles
5.1 A&Z Food additives Co. Ltd.
5.2 BASF
5.3 Cabio Bioengineering
5.4 Cargill
5.5 Cayman Chemicals
5.6 DSM
5.7 Guangdong Runke
5.8 Kingdomway
5.9 Martek Bioscience
5.10 Suntory
5.11 Zhejiang Weiss (Wecan)

6. Appendix
6.1 Disclaimer
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  • A&Z Food additives Co. Ltd.
  • BASF
  • Cabio Bioengineering
  • Cargill
  • Cayman Chemicals
  • DSM
  • Guangdong Runke
  • Kingdomway
  • Martek Bioscience
  • Suntory
  • Zhejiang Weiss (Wecan)
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown