The carotenoids market is projected to grow from USD 1.5 billion in 2019 to USD 2.0 billion by 2026, recording a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period. This is attributed to the increasing use of natural carotenoids as food colorants and innovations in the technologies used for extraction of carotenoids.
The lutein segment is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period
The lutein segment, on the basis of type, is projected to grow at the highest CAGR, in terms of value, during the forecast period. Lutein is synthesized by plants and found in some of the major food items, such as egg yolks, carrot, spinach, kale, squash, grapes, and pepper. It is used in both, human nutrition and animal nutrition products. Its wide acceptability due to its ability to treat age-related eye disorders, including cataracts and macular degeneration, is a key factor driving its demand.
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By application, the feed segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2019 in the carotenoids market
Carotenoids are extensively used in animal nutrition products due to their coloring properties and are incorporated in feed to pigment the egg yolks, broiler skin, fishes, and crustaceans. These also help in increasing the immunity and improving the health of livestock by enhancing the quality of nutrition. The fertility of cattle, swine, and horses can be improved by feeding beta-carotene, whereas astaxanthin and canthaxanthin help in improving the growth of salmons and larval fishes.
The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the carotenoids market during the forecast period. This is due to the growing application of carotenoids in the health supplements, as they are rich in protein, vitamin, iron, manganese, and antioxidants, which help in preventing cardiovascular diseases and maintaining weight. Asia Pacific offers profitable growth opportunities to manufacturers and suppliers of carotenoids as the processing of carotenoids is cheaper in this region and witnesses a high demand in this region.
Key Market Players:
Key players in the carotenoids market include Koninklijke DSM (Netherlands), BASF (Germany), Chr. Hansen (Denmark), Kemin Industries (US), Lycored Limited (Israel), Cyanotech Corporation (US), Fuji Chemical Industry Co Ltd. (Japan), Novus International (US), DDW The Color House (US), Dohler Group (Germany), Allied Biotech Corporation (Taiwan), E.I.D Parry (India), Farbest Brands (US), Excelvite Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), AlgaTechnologies Ltd. (Israel), Zhejiang NHU Co. Ltd (China), Dynadis SARL (France), Deinove SAS (France), Vidya Europe SAS (France), and Divi’s Laboratories (India). These players have a broad industry coverage and strong operational and financial strength.
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KoninklijKE DSM (Netherlands), is a global science-based company engaged in health, nutrition, and materials businesses. The company operates through three segments, namely, nutrition, materials, and innovation center, and corporate activities. Carotenoids are offered under the nutrition segment and are used for a variety of applications in industries, such as food, feed, supplements, and pharmaceutical. The company is engaged in enhancing its market presence in the global carotenoids market through investments. For instance, in June 2018, Koninklijke DSM invested USD 3 billion to expand its nutrition business that includes carotenoids, vitamins, and enzymes.
BASF (Germany), is a leading chemical company, which manages its businesses through five segments, namely, chemicals, performance products, functional materials and solutions, agricultural solutions, and others. The performance products segment consists of four divisions, namely, nutrition &health, performance chemicals, dispersion & pigments, and care chemicals. Carotenoids are offered under the nutrition and health segment and have been categorized as animal nutrition (feed products) and human nutrition (food and beverage and supplements). It focuses on developing products to meet the EU regulatory requirements of feed. For instance, in September 2018, it launched new product lines, namely, Lucantin red 10% (Canthaxanthin), Lucantin Yellow 10% NXT ( C30 Ester), and Lucantin CX 10% NXT (Cintraxanthin) to meet the EU regulatory requirements for feed, which does not use antioxidant ethoxyquin.
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