Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market is segmented By Type (Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Others), By Application (Food and Beverages (Functional Food and Beverages and Infant Nutrition), Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, and Animal Nutrition) and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market Summary
Study Period: 2016-2025
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.12 %

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Market Overview

Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.12%, during the forecast period (2020–2025).

  • Consumers are increasingly relying on alternative channels to self-diagnose and identify targeted health needs, partly driven by the fact that insurers are increasing co-pays and incentivizing their customers to take preventative care measures. This, in turn, has facilitated the rise in the demand for algae omega-3 ingredients.​
  • ​Manufacturers and suppliers involved actively in the supply chain of omega-3 in the African region are making strategic efforts to ensure a gradual flow of information regarding the health benefits associated with omega-3 enriched diets, which has largely and positively affected the sales of omega-3 ingredients in the developing countries of the region.

Scope of the report

Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market has been segmented by type into Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and others. Based on the application, the market is divided into food and beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, and animal feed. The food and beverage segment is further bifurcated into functional food and beverage, and infant nutrition. Also, the study provides an analysis of the omega 3 PUFA market in regions such as South America, Nigeria, Egypt, and rest of Africa.

By Type
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
By Application
Food and Beverages
Functional Food and Beverages
Infant Nutrition
Dietary Supplements
Animal Nutrition
By Geography
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Omega 3 ingredient in Pharmaceutical Industry

The increased demand for Omega-3 PUFA applications in the pharmaceutical products owing to the health benefits, and high nutrition profile of Omega3 PUFA. Moreover, new sources of production, such as krill oil and algal oil are creating good opportunities for the market.  High production costs, high capital investment, and expensive raw materials, such as fish are the restraints for the market. Low consumer awareness of the nutritional benefits of PUFA and DHA is also affecting the market. Also, poor industrialization in the region and low economic growth are hindering the market in the region.

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South Africa holds the Largest Share in the Market Studied

The market in the country is in its nascent stage. Currently, most of the algae production is based on algae biofuel production in South Africa. The growing middle classes, along with increasing cases of cardiovascular diseases and malnutrition population, are increasing health awareness about omega-3 ingredients. ​Some limitations to the South African market are the rising living costs, lack of proper regulations on quality control, and dosage levels of algae-based EPA products. Consumer spending on health and wellness products is increasing, owing to the growing awareness of nutraceutical products. ​

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Competitive Landscape

Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market is competitive and major companies hold maximum share in the market. 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. The key players in the market are BASF SE, Arista Industries Inc., and Omega Protein Corporation among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

      2. 5.1.2 Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

      3. 5.1.3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverages

        1. Functional Food and Beverages

        2. Infant Nutrition

      2. 5.2.2 Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.2.4 Animal Nutrition

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Nigeria

      3. 5.3.3 Egypt

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Arista Industries Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Croda Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Omega Protein Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 DSM

      6. 6.4.6 A&Z Food additives Co. Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market market is studied from 2016 - 2025.

The Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.12% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, Arista Industries Inc., Croda Inc., Omega Protein Corporation are the major companies operating in Africa Omega-3 PUFA Market.

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