Algae Ingredients Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Global Algae Based Ingredient Market is segmented by Ingredient Type (Dried Algae, Omega 3 Fatty Acids and PUFA, Carageenan, Alginate, and Others), By Application (Food, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Nutrition, Cosmetics, and Others); and by Geography.

Algae Ingredients Market Size

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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 8.11 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Algae Ingredients Market Analysis

The global algae Ingredients Market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.11% during the forecast period, 2020 to 2025.

  • Algae-based ingredients consist of essential fatty acids that have a broad range of health benefits, including cardiovascular, eye and brain health, for which it is widely used in the various end-user applications, like dietary supplements, infant nutrition, functional food and beverages, and pharmaceutical and clinical nutrition.
  • The global market for algae-based ingredients industry is dynamic and highly fragmented, with numerous small and domestic players occupying a major chunk of the global market share.  

Algae Ingredients Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Algae Ingredients Market according to our research experts:

Health Benefits Associated With Omega-3 Consumption

Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, are essential in the human diet for proper growth, development, and good health. These are particularly good for heart health, joint and inflammation support, eye health, cognitive function, pregnancy and healthy child development, and immune function, among other benefits. There is an availability of a range of complementary life course strategies to improve cardiovascular health in both children and adults. Such approaches focus on both improving cardiovascular health among those who currently have less than optimal levels, and preserving cardiovascular health among those who currently have ideal levels.

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North America Dominates the Global Market

North America region is expected to account for a leading share due to high adoption from the countries such as the United Kingdom and Canada. Rising the cases such as cardio vascular diseases and obesity across the countries are primarily driving growth of the global algae omega-3 ingredients market. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow significantly owing to the growing exports and domestic demand for plant-based ingredients. China is one of the largest producers of plant-based ingredients in the region due to the easy availability of raw materials in the country. Also, growth in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, animal feed, and food & beverage industries is likely to propel the demand for algae protein from developing economies such as China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Korea over the next few years.

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Algae Ingredients Industry Overview

Many small companies started commercial production of algae ingredients, only to be acquired by larger players as a competitive strategy. Major companies focus on investment in R&D, to compete in the emerging market.Some of the major key players in algae ingredients market, globally includes ADM, DSM, Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd, Dupont, Cargill, Roquette Frères, among others.

Algae Ingredients Market Leaders

  1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  2. Koninklijke DSM N.V

  3. BASF SE

  4. Cargill, Inc

  5. Algavia

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Algae Ingredients Market Report - 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 Force 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 Ingredient Type

      1. 5.1.1 Dried Algae

      2. 5.1.2 Omega 3 Fatty Acids and PUFA

      3. 5.1.3 Carageenan

      4. 5.1.4 Alginate

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Animal Nutrition

      4. 5.2.4 Cosmetics

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.4.2 Koninklijke DSM N.V

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Cargill, Inc

      5. 6.4.5 Dupont

      6. 6.4.6 Roquette Freres

      7. 6.4.7 Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Algavia

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Algae Ingredients Industry Segmentation

The global algae-based ingredient market is segmented by ingredient type and application. Based on ingredient type, the market is segmented into dried algae, omega 3 fatty acids, and PUFA, carrageenan, alginate, agar, b-carotene, others. Based on the application, the market is segmented into food, pharmaceuticals, animal nutrition, cosmetics, others. Based on geography, the study provides an analysis of the algae-based ingredient market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Ingredient Type
Dried Algae
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and PUFA
By Application
Animal Nutrition
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Algae Ingredients Market Research FAQs

The Algae Ingredients Market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.11% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Koninklijke DSM N.V, BASF SE, Cargill, Inc and Algavia are the major companies operating in the Algae Ingredients Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Algae Ingredients Market.

Algae Ingredients Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Algae Ingredients market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Algae Ingredients analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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