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Omega-3 PUFA Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

  • ID: 4987384
  • Report
  • June 2022
  • Region: Global
  • 110 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Clover Corporation Ltd
  • Corbion NV
  • Croda International Plc
  • Omega Protein Corporation
The global omega-3 PUFA market is growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID19 had a significant effect on the omega-3 PUFA market. The buying pattern of consumers was changed during the pandemic, this was because of the consumer's interest in healthy nutritious food raised. The products that contain omega-3 PUFA were found in the top preference of the consumers because consumption of such products helps in improvising the health physically and mentally. For instance, Archer Daniels Midland Company, which is one of the key players in this industry has estimated growth of 76% in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

The market growth is fueled by factors such as rising consumer awareness of the health benefits associated with omega 3 PUFA. The sector is also gaining importance and becoming a part of the consumer’s daily diet owing to the increased prevalence of people taking preventive healthcare measures.

The rising application of omega-3 PUFA in industrical sectors is eventually driving the growth of this makrket globally. As, the consumers are getting aware of the health therefore the majority of consumers are preferring the omega-3 contained product as their base need of supplement.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for EPA Contained Food

The demand for Eicosapentaenoic acid is rising among consumers, which is one of the several omega-3 fatty acids. This is due to the fact that EPA can help in preventing and reversing heart disease, consumption of these products can help in decreasing irregular heartbeats, which includes inflammation, peripheral artery disease, major coronary events, and anticoagulation. Thus, the consumer consciousness towards a healthier lifestyle is eventually dragging the per capita spending towards this specific market. Some of the most common foods that contain Eicosapentaenoic acid are cold-water fish, nuts, seeds, and plant-based oil. Due to the health benefits gained by EPA are majorly preferred by consumers worldwide, thus this factor is driving the market tremendously.

Asia Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market

Asia- Pacific is the fastest-growing region for the omega-3 ingredient market with major markets of China and Japan. China is the largest market, followed by Japan and Australia. The strong manufacturing base, increasing middle-class population, disposable income, and health awareness are fueling the market for omega 3 PUFA, especially the consumption of EPA and DHA ingredients in China. The high birth rate and the recent abolition of the one-child policy in China are expected to fuel the demands for DHA-based ingredients for infant nutritional formulae. Infant formulae followed by dietary supplements are two major application areas in the Chinese EPA and DHA market. The dietary supplements sector in the China marketplace is expected to emerge as a lucrative application sector for EPA and DHA ingredients amid an increase in discretionary spending.

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is competitive in nature this is because of the presence of numerous domestic and international players in this segment. Some of the key players in this industry are Croda International Plc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Corbion NV, BASF SE, and Cargill, Incorporated. Key players are majorly focusing on product development and product innovation to meet the consumer's needs by offering a variety in taste and in the product's quality to maintain premiumization. Some of the major players use mergers and acquisitions as their key strategy.

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  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Clover Corporation Ltd
  • Corbion NV
  • Croda International Plc
  • Omega Protein Corporation

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces 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 Source
5.1.1 Plant
5.1.2 Marine
5.2 By Type
5.2.1 Docosahexanoic acid (DHA)
5.2.2 Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA)
5.2.3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
5.2.4 Others
5.3 By Concentration
5.3.1 High Concentrated
5.3.2 Medium Concentrated
5.3.3 Low Concentrated
5.4 By Application
5.4.1 Food and Beverages Functional Foods & Beverages Infant Formula
5.4.2 Dietary Supplements
5.4.3 Pharmaceuticals
5.4.4 Animal Nutrition
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.5.2 Europe Spain United Kingdom Germany France Italy Russia Rest of Europe
5.5.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.5.5 Middle East and Africa South Africa Saudi Arabia Rest of Middle East and Africa
6.1 Most Active Companies
6.2 Most Adopted Strategies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Cargill, Incorporated
6.4.2 BASF SE
6.4.3 Corbion NV
6.4.4 Archer Daniels Midland Company
6.4.5 Croda International Plc
6.4.6 Omega Protein Corporation
6.4.7 Pharma Marine
6.4.8 Stepan company
6.4.9 Novotech Nutraceuticals Inc
6.4.10 Clover Corporation Ltd
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Corbion NV
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Croda International Plc
  • Omega Protein Corporation
  • Pharma Marine
  • Stepan company
  • Novotech Nutraceuticals Inc
  • Clover Corporation Ltd
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