Algae Products Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2023 - 2028)

The Algae Products Market is Segmented by Source (Brown Algae, Red Algae, Green Algae, and Blue-green Algae); by Product Type (Algal Protein, Alginate, Carrageenan, Carotenoids, Lipids, and Other Product Types); by Application (Personal Care, Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed, and Other Applications); and by Geography (North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market size and values in (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Algae Products Industry Overview

Algae Products Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.99 %

Major Players

Algae Products Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Algae Products Market Analysis

The algae products market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.99% in the upcoming five years.

The algae products market is driven by changing dietary preferences and the paradigm shift toward preventive health management practices amid rising healthcare costs and the increasing burden of lifestyle-related diseases.​ The growing geriatric population, coupled with the rising prevalence of chronic conditions, is anticipated to drive the growth of algae products worldwide. Moreover, consumer awareness about botanical variants and their functional properties has been a critical driver. As algae also support immunity development, the post-COVID-19 situation is predicted to witness steep sales of algae supplements

Algae have wide applications as functional ingredients in various food products as they are rich in essential oils such as omega-3 fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Omega-3 fatty acids and PUFA are widely used in health food products and pharmaceuticals. Algae products are also being used in renewable raw materials for biofuels. According to the Department of Energy, algae can provide at least 30 times more energy than land-based crops currently utilized to make biofuels. Algae may also effectively recycle atmospheric carbon, making them an ideal environmentally beneficial energy source. Moreover, with the discovery of the potential of algal oil as a renewable fuel source, many petro-based companies, including Exxon, Shell, BP, Statoil, ENAP, and Chevron, are investing in biofuel R&D to produce methanol, ethanol, bio-butanol, biodiesel, and biocrude, as well as bio-based chemicals, thereby, augmenting the market growth.

North America holds the largest share of the algae products market due to a high level of consumer awareness about the nutritional benefits of the ingredient. By source, brown algae account for the largest market share.

Algae Products Industry Segments

Algae products are single-celled, aquatic, plant-like substances with rich nutrition. They are used in dietary supplements, personal care, and pharmaceuticals. The algae products market is segmented by source, product type, application, and geography. Based on the source, the market is segmented into Brown Algae, Red Algae, Green Algae, and Blue-green Algae. Based on product type, the market is segmented into Algal Protein, Alginate, Carrageenan, Carotenoids, Lipids, and Other Product Types. Based on application, the market is segmented into Personal Care, Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed, and Other Applications. Based on geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, and Middle-East & Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

Brown Algae
Red Algae
Green Algae
Blue-green Algae
Product Type
Algal Protein
Other Product Types
Personal Care
Food and Beverage
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Algae Products Market Trends

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

Health Benefits Associated With Algae Products' Consumption

Algae, including microalgae, are photosynthetic organisms for the production of dietary foods claimed to offer high protein content, along with other nutritional benefits, making it an ideal ingredient in the production of dietary supplements, cosmetics, functional food and beverage products, and animal feed, among other applications. Apart from being a source of protein, the presence of various bioactive components in algae and microalgae provides an added health benefit. Moreover, compared to various plant and floral species, microalgae contain higher amounts of pigments. Algae-derived proteins have completed essential amino acids (EAA) profiles, and their protein content is higher than conventional sources, such as meat, poultry, and dairy products. Numerous microalgae species are reported to be rich in proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and other bio-active compounds. Antioxidative, antihypertensive, immunomodulatory, anticancerogenic, hepato-protective, and anticoagulant activities have been attributed to some microalgae-derived compounds, such as peptides. Furthermore, according to Becker et al., microalgae are excellent sources of vitamins, such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and E, and minerals, such as potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, and iodine. They also contain potent probiotic compounds that enhance health by strengthening the immune system, helping cleanse the body of toxins, and boosting energy.

Algae Products Market: Cultured Algae Production Volume, in Million Metric Tons, China, 2016-2021

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-growing Market

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to record the fastest growth in the market during the forecast period. Algae products used in food processing are mostly grown in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The region is anticipated to account for a large share of the carrageenan production industry due to the possibility of cultivating high-quality carrageenan. The algae-based superfoods like Spirulina and Chlorella provide nutritious, vegan supplements for human consumption. In the Asia-Pacific region, the rising consumption of nutraceuticals, mainly in China and Japan, is assisting the market’s growth. Additionally, the Indian government-funded open-access research and policy stimulus is expected to help drive further innovation and entrepreneurship in food applications of algal protein. According to the Good Food Institute (GFI), in March 2021, the Indian government has already pledged around USD 87 million to develop an algae economy.

Algae Products Market: Market Share (%), By Region, Global, 2021

Algae Products Market Competitor Analysis

Major global players account for a significant market share, such as Kerry, Cargill, ADM, and ACCEL Carrageenan. Most manufacturers are focusing on expanding their current production capacities by increasing sales in various developing regions as the market in these regions is not consolidated by major players. The companies are also focusing on developing new techniques of storage and production in the market’s dietary supplement segment. The key players are also planning to strengthen their distribution relationships with firms across various regions to leverage the customer base for future product launches. For instance, in October 2021, CP Kelco announced the expansion of its distribution relationship with Azelis in Europe and Middle East & Africa. The new distribution scope extension names Azelis as the exclusive distribution partner of CP Kelco across numerous countries and market segments.​

Algae Products Market Top Players

  1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  2. ACCEL Carrageenan Corporation

  3. Cargill, Incorporated

  4. BASF SE

  5. Koninklijke DSM N.V.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Algae Products Market Concentration

Algae Products Market Recent Developments

  • In September 2022, in the Netherlands, the Danish company Aliga Microalgae (Aliga) acquired a large chlorella algae facility. The company plans to use a modern production facility to commercialize its chlorella algae products.
  • In April 2022, With two line extensions, Koninklijke DSM N.V. is expanding its 'life' range of algal-sourced omega-3 products. The company intended to offer an omega-3 alternative to fish oil while retaining quality and potency by increasing the product line, which includes life's OMEGA and life's DHA. DSM's most effective form of algal omega-3 is life's OMEGA O1030DS, which contains both EPA and DHA from a single, sustainable source.
  • In September 2021, AAK announced a strategic partnership with Progress Biotech to supply the company’s high-quality, algae-based DHA for infant formula.

Algae Products Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Brown Algae

      2. 5.1.2 Red Algae

      3. 5.1.3 Green Algae

      4. 5.1.4 Blue-green Algae

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Algal Protein

      2. 5.2.2 Alginate

      3. 5.2.3 Carrageenan

      4. 5.2.4 Carotenoids

      5. 5.2.5 Lipids

      6. 5.2.6 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Personal Care

      2. 5.3.2 Food and Beverage

      3. 5.3.3 Dietary Supplements

      4. 5.3.4 Pharmaceuticals

      5. 5.3.5 Animal Feed

      6. 5.3.6 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.3.2 ACCEL Carrageenan Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 Cargill Incorporated

      4. 6.3.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.3.5 Yemoja Ltd.

      6. 6.3.6 Source Omega LLC

      7. 6.3.7 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      9. 6.3.9 Aliga Microalgae Company

      10. 6.3.10 Progress Biotech BV

      11. 6.3.11 Algenol Biotech LLC

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Algae Products Market Research FAQs

The Algae Products Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Algae Products Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.99% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, ACCEL Carrageenan Corporation, Cargill, Incorporated, BASF SE, Koninklijke DSM N.V. are the major companies operating in Algae Products Market.

Algae Products Industry Reports

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