Europe Collagen Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Europe Collagen Market is Segmented by Source (Animal-based and Marine-based Collagen); by Application (Dietary Supplements, Meat Processing, Food and Beverages, Cosmetics & Personal Care and Others); and by Geography (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe). The report offers the market size and forecast for Europe Collagen Market in value (in USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Europe Collagen Market
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 6.52 %

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Market Overview

Europe collagen market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6.52% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the European collagen market, primarily due to a decrease in meat consumption, particularly bovine and marine products. This has a direct impact on the production of collagen peptides because beef and food waste are important raw materials for collagen products. However, the major market players implemented a variety of strategies in order to survive the pandemic.

The growing importance of a healthy lifestyle has attracted many companies to enter into the production of proteins and amino acid supplements, which is driving the demand for collagen and its derivatives. Companies such as Gelita AG, are manufacturing collagen sourced from both bovine and fish, which are proved to significantly improve bone and skin health. Therefore, collagen finds increased application in skincare products, in the scenario of the growing cosmetics industry of Europe.

Also, with sustainability gaining traction in a world of growing demand for products, manufacturers of collagen, including gelatin and collagen peptides, are done in an environment friendly manner. Manufacturers have started producing ingredients according to strict guidelines that minimizes the environmental impact, thereby, striving to invest and improve their green credentials. Thus, the increase in the number of players adopting and implementing various strategies, in order to establish themselves and gain trust of companies is in turn enabling a rapid growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Collagen is a major structural protein found in the skin, tendons, and bones of vertebrates and has multiple nutritional, skin, and health benefits. Europe collagen market is segmented by source as animal-based collagen and marine-based collagen. The market is segmented by the applications of collagen as dietary supplements, meat processing, food and beverages, cosmetics & personal care, and other applications. The other applications of collagen include beverages, medical care, biomaterial research, and packaging. By Geography the market is segmented into Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Spain and the Rest of Europe. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been provided on the basis of value in USD million.

Animal-based Collagen
Marine-based Collagen
Dietary Supplements
Meat Processing
Food and Beverages
Cosmetics and Personal care
Other Applications
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Increased Application of Collagen in Skin Care and Beauty

Collagen beauty supplements are believed to enhance skin strength and elasticity, thus providing an anti-wrinkle effect to skin. Hydrolyzed collagen used in skin-care products enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, thus they find wide application in skincare in the fast-growing Europe cosmetics industry. For instance, according to Cosmetics Europe, the personal care association, skin care had the highest market value among all the categories in the cosmetics industry in the European Union in 2018. Collagen is widely used in face masks, face creams, serums, and many other beauty products. Another segment, where collagen finds increased application in Europe is in the beauty drinks market. For instance, there are combinations of various beverages with a mix of collagen-based products, which claim to enhance skin and nail quality. For instance, Collagen Lift Paris PLUS+ is a drinkable bioactive collagen formula that is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up to 50% and improve hydration and elasticity of the skin.


Spain is Witnessing Increasing Demand for Collagen Infused Products

Collagen products in Spain are witnessing huge demand over the years. According to the Spanish National Statistics Office, the number of people aged over 65 has doubled in less than 30 years. Owing to the higher ageing population in the country, there is an increasing demand for health supplements, for several issues, such as muscle pain and arthritis. The country has also witnessed an increasing demand for cosmetic surgery, which on the other hand has led to an advancement in technology inputs along with Co2 laser treatments that creates heating on the skin, thereby stimulating the collagen content of the skin. The marine-based collagen segment of the market is highly competitive and characterized by the presence of a large number of international and regional players in Spain, owing to increased competition between manufacturers based on technology differentiation, brand name, quality of service, price differentiation, and technical expertise.


Competitive Landscape

Some of the most active companies in the European collagen market include Nitta Gelatin, Koninklijke DSM N.V., and Weishardt. The market is competitive with the presence of various regional and global players. Key players in the Europe collagen market are investing in R&D and are entering into mergers and acquisitions to enhance their product portfolios. Some of the leading market players are using strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, and partnerships. Some of the companies are also focusing on research for product innovations to launch different formulations of collagen with added benefits.

Recent Developments

  • In Jan 2021, Darling Ingredients Inc. announced that its Rousselot brand, the global leader of collagen-based solutions, introduces Peptan® Marine collagen peptides. Sourced from 100% wild-caught marine white fish and certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), this solution can help beauty and nutrition brands differentiate and expand their portfolio with sustainably sourced, premium nutricosmetics and dietary supplements.
  • In March 2018, Rousselot developed new type of collagen-based product- Peptan IIm, a hydrolyzed collagen Type II matrix developed specifically for joint health.
  • In Aug 2017, Tessenderlo Group's company PB Gelatins/PB Leiner presented its new collagen peptides innovations: The SOLUGEL® BD SERIES. It has a number of nutraceutical benefits, as well as some specific technical advantages.

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 Porters 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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Animal-based Collagen

      2. 5.1.2 Marine-based Collagen

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dietary Supplements

      2. 5.2.2 Meat Processing

      3. 5.2.3 Food and Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Cosmetics and Personal care

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 France

      3. 5.3.3 Spain

      4. 5.3.4 United Kingdom

      5. 5.3.5 Russia

      6. 5.3.6 Italy

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Major Strategies by Key Players

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Weishardt

      2. 6.4.2 Tessenderlo Group

      3. 6.4.3 Nitta Gelatin, NA Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Gelita AG

      5. 6.4.5 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      6. 6.4.6 Collagen Solutions Plc.

      7. 6.4.7 Darling Ingredients Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 GELNEX

      9. 6.4.9 Kenny & Ross Limited Marine Gelatin

      10. 6.4.10 Nippi Collagen NA INC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Collagen Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Europe Collagen Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.52% over the next 5 years.

Weishardt, Gelita AG, Darling Ingredients Inc, Tessenderlo Group, Koninklijke DSM N.V. are the major companies operating in Europe Collagen Market.

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