Europe Lipid Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe Lipid Market is segmented by Form (Phospholipids, Glycolipids, and Others), By Product Type (Omega 3 and Omega 6, Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and Others), By Application (Food and Beverage, Nutrition and Supplements, Feed and Pharmaceuticals) and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

europe lipid market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.13 %

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Market Overview

The Europe Lipid Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.13% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The growing awareness regarding the nutritional and functional importance of lipids is primarily driving the market. The rising demand for lipids resulted in increased production of synthetic lipids for pharmaceutical applications, particularly in Western Europe.
  • The lipid market is primarily driven by increasing health consciousness, thus, increasing the demand for healthy and safe food products. Consumers have started focusing more on healthy foods, preferring quality over quantity, and opting to buy less but more premium and natural foods.

Scope of the report

The Europe lipid market is segmented based on form type that includes phospholipids, glycolipids, and others.  In the product type segment, the market has omega 3 and omega 6, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTS), and others. Based on the application, the market is segmented into food and beverage, nutrition and supplements, feed, pharmaceuticals, and others. The study also involves the analysis of regions such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and rest of Europe.

By Form
By Product Type
Omega 3 and Omega 6
Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs
By Application
Food and Beverage
Nutrition and Supplements
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Omega 3 and Omega 6 Products

Omega-3 fatty acids are prominently segmented in two major categories, Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA).​ DHA has a major share in the omega-3 fatty acids market, followed by EPA. The majority of the products available in the market are fortified with either DHA or EPA, which are the two most essential fatty acids.​ Moreover, EPA and DHA have numerous scientifically proven health benefits, which make them the preferred omega fatty acids.​ Linoleic acid accounts for 85-90% of dietary omega-6 fatty acids. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by eating a diet, rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats. Most dietary supplements have a medium concentration of omega-3 capsules. The medium concentration of omega-3 capsules is the most selling consumer product.

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Increased Utilization in Nutrition and Supplements

The term “lipid-based nutrient supplements” (LNS) refers generically to a range of fortified, lipid-based products, including products like Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) (a large daily ration with relatively low micronutrient concentration) as well as highly-concentrated supplements (1-4 teaspoons/day, providing < 100 kcal/day) to be used for “point-of-use” fortification and RUTF have been successfully used for the management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children in emergency settings. LNS has been used to treat moderate acute malnutrition; however, there is no consensus on it being more effective than CSB (Corn soy blend). LNS is given in smaller doses, more so because they are more concentrated. These supplements are designed to provide 50 to 100% of the day’s energy requirements.

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Competitive Landscape

Europe lipid market is highly competitive, as different players across the world are coming up with nutritional ingredients in order to expand their reach in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries and the most active companies are Koninklijke DSM N.V., Cargill Inc, BASF SE, Kerry Group and Archer Daniels Midland. Mergers and acquisitions, followed by new product launches are the most preferred strategies in the lipid market. The major manufacturers are delivering consistent top and bottom-line growth. The companies are increasing the proportion of protecting innovations as a strategy to attract the major share of the consumers and meet their growing specific demands.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 By Form

      1. 5.1.1 Phospholipids

      2. 5.1.2 Glycolipids

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 By Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Omega 3 and Omega 6

      2. 5.2.2 Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.3.2 Nutrition and Supplements

      3. 5.3.3 Feed

      4. 5.3.4 Pharmaceuticals

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.4.2 Germany

      3. 5.4.3 France

      4. 5.4.4 Italy

      5. 5.4.5 Russia

      6. 5.4.6 Spain

      7. 5.4.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Croda International PLC

      5. 6.3.5 Solutex

      6. 6.3.6 Kerry Group plc

      7. 6.3.7 POLARIS

      8. 6.3.8 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Lipids Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Lipids Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.13% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, BASF SE, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Kerry Group plc are the major companies operating in Europe Lipids Market.

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