Chitosan Market Research Study | Global Analysis, Size, Share, Industry Trends and Rapid Growth by Forecast to 2024

Chitosan Market Information by Source (Shrimps, Prawns, Crabs, Lobsters, Fungi and others), Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics & Personal care, Agriculture and others) and Region

Market Scenario

Global Chitosan Market is projected to grow at a significant rate of 7.1% from 2019 to 2024 to reach a market value of USD 7.35 billion by the end of 2024.

Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide, and it is extracted by treating the chitin shells of shrimp and other crustaceans with an alkaline substance, such as sodium hydroxide. Chitosan has various commercial and possible biomedical uses. Chitosan is widely used in the food & beverage industry, pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals, in personal care products, and agriculture. Chitosan is used in agriculture for seed treatment and as a biopesticide, helping plants to fight off fungal infections. In beverage industries, especially in winemaking, chitosan can be used as a fining agent, and it also helps to prevent spoilage. For medicinal purpose, chitosan is useful in bandages to reduce bleeding and as an antibacterial agent. Chitosan can also be extracted from fungi, which are considered as vegan chitosan.

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Leading Players

Primex ehf (Iceland), Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH (Germany), KitoZyme S.A. (Belgium), Advanced Biopolymers AS (Norway), BIO21 Co., Ltd. (Thailand), G.T.C. Bio Corporation (China), Taizhou City Fengrun Biochemical Co., Ltd. (China), Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China), Panvo Organics Pvt., Ltd. (India), Xianju Tengwang Chitosan Factory (China), Dupont Corporation (US), Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co. (China), PT Biotech Surindo. (Indonesia), Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals (Japan), and Jinan Haidebei Marine Bioengineering Co. Ltd. (China) are some of the key players in the Global Chitosan Market


  • The Global Chitosan Market has been segmented based source, application, and region.
  • The global chitosan market has been classified, based on sources, like shrimps, prawns, crabs, lobsters, fungi, and others.
  • The application segment in the global chitosan market has been divided into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals, cosmetics & personal care, agriculture, and others.
  • The global chitosan market has been analysed for four key regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope Of The Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope Of The Study

2.2.1 Research Objectives

2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

2.3 Market Structure

3 Market Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process

3.2 Secondary Research

3.3 Primary Research

3.4 Forecast Model

4 Market Landscape

4.1 Supply Chain Analysis

4.1.1 Raw Material Suppliers

4.1.2 Manufacturers/Producers

4.1.3 Distributors/Retailers/Wholesalers/E-Commerce

4.1.4 End Users

4.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.2.1 Threat Of New Entrants

4.2.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

4.2.3 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers

4.2.4 Threat Of Substitutes

4.2.5 Rivalry

5 Market Dynamics Of The Global Chitosan Market


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