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Seaweed Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025

  • ID: 5009064
  • Report
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 109 pages
  • IMARC Group
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  • Acadian Seaplants
  • Cargill
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Irish Seaweeds
  • Leili
  • Mara Seaweeds
  • MORE
The global seaweed market reached a production value of US$ 8.8 Billion in 2019. Seaweeds or macroalgae refer to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, and marine algae that grow in oceans, sea, lakes, rivers, and other water bodies. They are either obtained from aquaculture or wild harvest. Based on the high amount of minerals and vitamins in seaweeds, various hydrocolloids such as agar, alginate, gelatinous substances, and carrageenan can be extracted from them. Owing to several functional and health benefits, they find diversified applications in food & beverages, pharma products, wastewater treatment, bio-refining, and dietary supplements.

The rising demand for seaweed is augmented by the increasing consumption of seaweed in dietary supplements based on its nutritive content, flavor-enhancing, and weight loss properties. Moreover, seaweeds are rich in bioactive compounds, antioxidants, and antimicrobial properties, which makes them suitable for several medical purposes in the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, the newer applications of seaweed, for instance, as a thickening agent in the textile industry as well as for enhancing yield, improving soil quality and crop protection in the agriculture industry, have also bolstered the product demand in recent times. Furthermore, the increasing investments in several R&D activities, coupled with the rising consumer awareness towards diversified applications of seaweed, are anticipated to catalyze the global seaweed market in the coming years. Looking forward, the publisher expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during 2020-2025.

Breakup by Environment:

Wild Harvest

Breakup by Product:


Breakup by Application:

Processed Foods
Direct Human Consumption
Animal Feed Additives

Market Breakup by Region

Asia Pacific

South Korea
North Korea

North America

United States



Latin America


Middle East and Africa

Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Acadian Seaplants, Cargill, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Irish Seaweeds, Leili, Mara Seaweeds, Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group (GGOG), etc.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:
  • How has the global seaweed market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What is the breakup of the global seaweed market based on the environment?
  • What is the breakup of the global seaweed market based on the product?
  • What is the breakup of the global seaweed market based on the application?
  • What are the key regional markets?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global seaweed industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global seaweed market?
  • What is the structure of global seaweed industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global seaweed market?
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  • Acadian Seaplants
  • Cargill
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Irish Seaweeds
  • Leili
  • Mara Seaweeds
  • MORE
1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Seaweed Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Market Forecast
5.3.1 Volume Trends
5.3.2 Value Trends

6 Market Breakup by Environment
6.1 Aquaculture
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Wild Harvest
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Product
7.1 Red
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Brown
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Green
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Application
8.1 Processed Foods
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Direct Human Consumption
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Hydrocolloids
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Fertilizers
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Animal Feed Additives
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast
8.6 Others
8.6.1 Market Trends
8.6.2 Market Forecast

9 Market Breakup by Region
9.1 Asia Pacific
9.1.1 China Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.2 Indonesia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.3 Philippines Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.4 South Korea Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.5 Malaysia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.6 Vietnam Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.7 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2 North America
9.2.1 United States Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.2 Canada Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 France Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.1 Italy Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.2 Spain Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.3 Portugal Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.4 Russia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.5 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4 Latin America
9.4.1 Brazil Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.2 Mexico Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.3 Argentina Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.4 Chile Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.5 Peru Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.6 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Saudi Arabia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.5.2 United Arab Emirates Market Trends Market Forecast
9.5.3 South Africa Market Trends Market Forecast
9.5.4 Others Market Trends Market Forecast

10 SWOT Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.2 Strengths
10.3 Weaknesses
10.4 Opportunities
10.5 Threats

11 Value Chain Analysis
11.1 Input Supplier
11.2 Farmers
11.3 Processing
11.4 Traders/Distributors
11.5 Retailer
11.6 End-Users

12 Porters Five Forces Analysis
12.1 Overview
12.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.4 Degree of Competition
12.5 Threat of New Entrants
12.6 Threat of Substitutes

13 Price Indicators
13.1 Key Price Indicators
13.2 Price Structure
13.3 Margin Analysis

14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Key Players
14.3 Profiles of Key Players
14.3.1 Acadian Seaplants Limited
14.3.2 Cargill Incorporated
14.3.3 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
14.3.4 Irish Seaweeds
14.3.5 Leili
14.3.6 Mara Seaweeds
14.3.7 Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group (GGOG)
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  • Acadian Seaplants
  • Cargill
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Irish Seaweeds
  • Leili
  • Mara Seaweeds
  • Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group (GGOG)
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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