Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market is segmented by Form ( Animal Based, Marine Based ); by Country ( Australia, China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific ); and by End User ( Personal Care and Cosmetics, Food and Beverages ). The report offers market size and values in (USD million) for the above segments.

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Size

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 5.27 %
Fastest Growing Market Food and Beverages
Largest Market China
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Analysis

The Asia-Pacific gelatin market is expected to grow from USD 662.4 million in 2023 at a CAGR of 5.27% over the next five years.

  • Gelatin has a unique amino acid arrangement in its sequence and contains a relatively high amount of glycine, proline, and alanine. Gelatin's bioactivities stem from the fact that its primary structure contains biologically active peptide sequences. The most common types of gelatin are manufactured from porcine skin and bovine bone and hide. It has unique characteristics that make it specifically useful as a gelling agent, binder, emulsifier, and thickener. 
  • Gelatin is additionally used in the pharmaceutical sector to create capsules, pills, wound dressings, and hemostats. Gelatin is another ingredient found in a number of cosmetics, including shampoos, conditioners, and lotions for the skin. The demand for items made using gelatin is anticipated to rise as these sectors expand in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Moreover, the increasing awareness about the benefits associated with gelatin has drawn manufacturers to invest in scientific research and conduct intensive pre-clinical and clinical research to examine the connection between nutrition and bone health. Based on this research, innovative gelatin products to increase bone density are being developed to cater to the rising demands of consumers. 
  • The safety and quality of food products containing gelatin are ensured by government agencies in many countries in the Asia Pacific area through restricted standards and regulations. Manufacturers are frequently required by these laws to utilize only permitted substances and to adhere to particular production procedures. For instance, the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of the Chinese government mandates that all gelatin used in food items come from the skin or bones of bovine or porcine animals and undergo stringent processing and sterilization methods to assure food safety.

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Low-Fat and Fat-Free Food Products

  • Owing to the increasing health consciousness for obesity, diabetes, and other health-related diseases, consumers are shifting toward low-calorie, fat-free food products. According to the Japan Ice Cream Association, ice cream was the most popular dessert in Japan, with over 28% restricting themselves to once a week. Close to 8% of respondents enjoyed the cold treat almost daily. Gelatin plays a vital role in the preparation of low-fat or reduced-fat meals. Due to its ability to form an oil-in-water emulsion, it can be used partially to replace the high-fat content in many products. Without gelatin, it is hard to develop many low-fat products, such as half-fat margarine, reduced-fat cheeses, or yogurt variations. Products, such as half-fat butter, reduced-fat cheese, and fat-free ice cream gelatin, help minimize the fat content without compromising taste.
  • In pizza cheese, for example, gelatin not only reduces the fat content but also improves the melting properties. Gelatin improves stability, increases shelf life, and gives the product a creamy texture. By considering its binding properties, gelatin increases the yield of cheese production and allows for cost-saving. Low doses of gelatin (0.2 to 3%) are sufficient to give dairy products the required texture.
  • Moreover, gelatin facilitates aeration, stabilizes the ice cream, improves low-temperature conservation, and prevents the formation of ice crystals during long-term conservation. It also improves ice cream's resistance to temperature variations. Combined with other texturing agents, it gives the ice cream a very characteristic texture and slows the melting of the ice cream in the mouth. Gelatin also creates a fat-like matrix in emulsions that exhibit shear-thinning properties and fat-like creaminess. Thus, the addition of gelatin results in a smooth, creamy texture and a compatible appearance and taste. In addition, gelatin is used to create sliceable aspics, sausages, and spreadable products in meat products, which have significantly fewer calories than other meat or sausage products. Spreadable sausages have a higher fat content, but gelatin provides excellent texture and improved spreadability while reducing the fat and calorie content. Thus, the increasing demand for low-fat, fat-free food products is, in turn, creating a potential market for food-grade gelatin, as it is widely used as an ideal fat replacement without causing any changes in the texture or taste or having any side effects.
Asia Pacific Gelatin Market: Share of Diabetic People, India, 2018-2021

China Held the Largest Market Share

  • The growth of the gelatin market in China has been significantly fueled by the rising demand for gelatin across a range of end-use industries. In the food and beverage industry, gelatin is a commonly used component. It is used as a gelling agent, stabilizer, and thickening in a variety of goods, including confectionery, dairy, desserts, and beverages. 
  • Gelatin is additionally used in the pharmaceutical industry to create capsules, pills, wound dressings, and hemostats. Gelatin is another ingredient found in a number of cosmetics, including shampoos, conditioners, and lotions for the skin. The gelatin market has expanded as a result of China's expanding population. 
  • China has the largest population in the world, with approximately 1.4 billion people. The demand for foods, medications, and other consumer goods containing gelatin is rising along with the population. Gelatin demand in the nation is predicted to increase as a result of this trend.
  • Moreover, the gelatin market has expanded as a result of China's expanding disposable income. For instance, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the per capita disposable income of households in China was 36,883 yuan in 2022. Consumers are increasingly eager to spend money on high-quality, safe, healthy, and secure food products, medications, and cosmetics when earnings rise. The demand for gelatin-based goods that are seen as high-quality and safe has surged as a result, such as collagen supplements, which are said to have anti-aging and skin-improving effects. 
  • The Chinese government has also put in place regulations that are intended to increase the quality and safety of food and medicinal items. As an illustration, the government has put out laws mandating that manufacturers adhere to rigid safety and quality standards. Due to consumers' growing willingness to pay a premium for goods that are regarded as safe and of high quality, this has raised the demand for gelatin made in accordance with these regulations.
Asia Pacific Gelatin Market: Retail Sales Value, Cosmetics, In Billion Yuan, China, 2019-2022

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Industry Overview

The Asia Pacific gelatin market is highly competitive, with both regional and global players present. The growing popularity of gelatin-based products across various applications is expected to boost the market for gelatin in the global market. The key players in the market include Darling Ingredients Inc., GELITA AG, Jellice Group, Luohe Wulong Gelatin Co. Ltd., and Nitta Gelatin Inc. The key players have a wide geographical reach, and the products manufactured by them are increasingly being used in various applications, including food and beverage, confectionery, dietary supplements, and other industries.

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Leaders

  1. Darling Ingredients Inc.


  3. Jellice Group

  4. Luohe Wulong Gelatin Co. Ltd

  5. Nitta Gelatin Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market Concentration

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market News

  • November 2022: PB Leiner, a subsidiary of Tessenderlo Group, made a significant stride in the food service industry by unveiling TEXTURA Tempo Ready-a cutting-edge texturizing gelatin solution. This innovative product comes conveniently packaged in small pouches and is exclusively distributed to culinary professionals through carefully selected wholesalers. TEXTURA Tempo Ready promises to elevate gastronomic experiences with its remarkable attributes, including intense flavor, exquisite mouthfeel, and exceptional stability over time.
  • May 2021: Darling Ingredients Inc. proudly introduced an expansion to its Rousselot brand portfolio. This expansion featured the launch of X-Pure® GelDAT-a meticulously purified, pharmaceutical-grade, and modified gelatin. With this release, Rousselot reaffirmed its commitment to delivering top-tier gelatin products, setting new standards in quality and performance.
  • January 2021: Nitta Gelatin India entered the market with a game-changing offering for the Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HoReCa) sector. This superior-grade gelatin, produced using advanced Japanese technology, adheres to stringent manufacturing standards, including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. Furthermore, it adheres to the European Regulation on Hygiene Standards (EC) with unwavering dedication. Derived from natural sources abundant in essential amino acids (with the exception of tryptophan), this gelatin stands as a pinnacle of excellence on the global stage.

APAC Gelatin Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Matrket Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Low-Fat and Fat-Free Food Products

      2. 4.1.2 Expanding Cosmetic and Personal Care Industries Utilize Gelatin for Various Purposes

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Fluctuations in Raw Material Proces Affecting Production Costs

    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 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Animal Based

      2. 5.1.2 Marine Based

    2. 5.2 End -ser

      1. 5.2.1 Personal Care and Cosmetics

      2. 5.2.2 Food and Beverage

        1. Bakery

        2. Confectionery

        3. Condiments/Sauces

        4. Beverages

        5. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

        6. Snacks

        7. RTE/RTC Food Products

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia Pacific


    1. 6.1 Strategies Adopted by key players

    2. 6.2 Market share analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Asahi Gelatine Industrial Co. Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Darling Ingredients Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Foodchem International Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 GELITA AG

      5. 6.3.5 Italgelatine SpA

      6. 6.3.6 Jellice Group

      7. 6.3.7 Luohe Wulong Gelatin Co. Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Nitta Gelatin Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 India Gelatine & Chemicals Ltd

      10. 6.3.10 Narmada Gelatines Limited

      11. 6.3.11 Xiamen Hyfine Gelatin Co. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Industry Segmentation

Gelatin is a natural protein that is derived from the partial hydrolysis of collagen, which exists in the skin and bones of animals. 

The Asia-Pacific gelatin market is segmented by source, end user, and geography. On the basis of source, the market is segmented into animal-based and marine-based. Further, based on the end-user, the market is segmented into food and beverages and personal care and cosmetics. Furthermore, the food and beverages segment is bifurcated into confectionery, dairy and desserts, bakery, meat and meat products, and beverages. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the gelatin market in emerging and established markets across the region, including China, India, Japan, Australia, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. 

For each segment, the report offers the market size in value terms in USD and in volume terms in tons for all the abovementioned segments.

Animal Based
Marine Based
End -ser
Personal Care and Cosmetics
Food and Beverage
Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products
RTE/RTC Food Products
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific

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APAC Gelatin Market Research FAQs

The Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.27% over the next 5 years.

Food and Beverages is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

China holds highest share in 2022.

Darling Ingredients Inc., GELITA AG, Jellice Group, Luohe Wulong Gelatin Co. Ltd, Nitta Gelatin Inc. are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market.

Asia-Pacific Gelatin Industry Report

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