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EPA Focused Algae Omega-3 Ingredient Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020-2025)

  • ID: 4827961
  • Report
  • May 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 128 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Corbion NV
  • Golden Omega
  • Koninklijke DSM NV
  • Omega Protein Corporation
  • Pelagia AS
The EPA focused algae Omega-3 ingredient market is registering a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

Omega-3 oils are essential fatty acids that have a broad range of health benefits, including cardiovascular, eye and brain health, for which is it is widely used in the various end-user application, like dietary supplements, infant nutrition, functional food and beverages, and pharmaceutical and clinical nutrition.

The EPA market is majorly driven by robust demands from the dietary supplements sector wherein an increasing amount of EPA is channelized in developing adult-based essential omega-3 supplements. Also, its robust application in different sectors such as infant formula, dietary supplement, fortified food and beverages, animal nutrition, and pharmaceuticals have further fueled the global market growth.

However, few of the regulations from the regulatory bodies are the factors restraining the global market growth. For instance, according to the IEG (International Expert Group) recommendations, the content of EPA in infant formula should not exceed the DHA content, which is creating a barrier for key players who are willing to introduce EPA-based infant formula products.

Key Market Trends

Demand for EPA in Infant Formulae and Functional Food and Beverages to Drive the Market

The extensive use of EPA in combination for developing effective infant nutrition solutions and functional food and beverages is found to boost the algae Omega-3 ingredient market. The vast body of scientific evidence supporting the role of EPA in infants' cognitive and visual development has further fueled infant formulae in the global marketplace. For instance, a plethora of new research and clinical studies have conclusively demonstrated that low EPA and DHA is a strong risk factor for preterm birth. Also, many foods such as milk, yogurt, margarine, bread, and chocolates are found to be increasingly fortified with EPA as supplying of Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, through fortified foods are expected to effectively meet the body’s metabolic needs, better than dietary supplements.

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Fastest Growth in the Global Market

Asia - Pacific is the fastest-growing region for the algae Omega-3 ingredient market with major markets of India and Australia. The Indian EPA market is driven by rich fish biodiversity that acts as an ideal source and abysmally low level of EPA in Indian diets that necessitates its consumption through nutraceuticals. Also, the dietary supplements sector in the Indian marketplace is expected to emerge as a lucrative application sector for EPA ingredients amid an increase in discretionary spending. The favoring regulations imposed by the regulatory bodies have further fueled the market of the region. For instance, the National Heart Foundation of Australia recommends EPA in the range of 500-1200 mg per day for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypertriglyceridemia.

Competitive Landscape

The market for EPA focused algae Omega-3 ingredient is fragmented, owing to the presence of a large number of regional and domestic players in different countries. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. For instance, Croda International PLC, acquired Nautilus Biosciences Canada Inc., a marine biotechnology company based in Charlottetown, in 2018, so as to utilize its innovative science for applications across all Crodas’ market sectors. Also, BASF Newtrition Omega-3 launched Accelon absorption-accelerating technology, to enable more Omega-3’s bioavailability in 2017.

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  • Corbion NV
  • Golden Omega
  • Koninklijke DSM NV
  • Omega Protein Corporation
  • Pelagia AS

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Concentration
5.1.1 High concentration
5.1.2 Medium concentration
5.1.3 Low concentration
5.2 By Form
5.2.1 Triglycerides
5.2.2 Ethyl esters
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Food and Beverage Functional Food and Beverage Infant Formula
5.3.2 Dietary Supplements
5.3.3 Pharmaceuticals
5.3.4 Animal Feed
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.4.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Russia Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific India China Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa South Africa Saudi Arabia Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Most Active Companies
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Key Players
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Koninklijke DSM NV
6.4.2 Omega Protein Corporation
6.4.3 The Archer Daniels Midland Company
6.4.4 Corbion NV
6.4.5 BASF SE
6.4.6 Pelagia AS
6.4.7 Golden Omega
6.4.8 Novotech Nutraceuticals Inc.
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Koninklijke DSM NV
  • Omega Protein Corporation
  • The Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Corbion NV
  • Pelagia AS
  • Golden Omega
  • Novotech Nutraceuticals Inc.
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