Europe Omega 3 PUFA Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Europe Omega-3 PUFA Market is segmented By Source (Plant and Marine), By Type (Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and others), By Application (Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Infant Nutrition, and Others); and By Geography

Market Snapshot

europe omega 3 PUFA market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 9.3 %

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Market Overview

Europe Omega 3 PUFA Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Europe is one of the largest consumers of omega-3 products as consumers are seeking more health and wellness products associated with omega-3 fatty acids, due to the rising prevalence of heart diseases.
  • Omega-3 ingredients are popularly used in fortified/functional food and beverages and the aging population is expected to create an opportunity for products claiming to lower cholesterol and improve heart health.
  • Omega-3  suppliers are also taking an interest in launching omega-3 associated product offerings to attract large consumers in the regions who are increasingly buying products seeing the labels on the packaging.

Scope of the report

Europe Omega-3 PUFA Market is segmented by source including plant and marine. The market is also divided by type that includes docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), and others. Based on the application, the market is fragmented into food and beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, infant nutrition, and others. The study also involves the analysis of regions such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and the rest of Europe. 

By Source
By Product Type
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
By Application
Food and Beverage
Dietary Supplements
Infant Nutrition
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Increased Utilization in Dietary Supplements

Italy and Germany are the two largest single markets for dietary supplements in Western Europe, followed by countries such as the United Kingdom and France.​ Research for analyzing the effects of omega-3 supplements are being carried out in almost every region across the globe. The systematic reviews of health benefits of omega-3 dietary supplements have resulted in the product being accepted as safe for consumption by the EU-supported group of international.​ Omega-3 containing dietary supplements are proving to be a major attraction for almost every manufacturer, owing to their assistance in maintaining bone health and heart health in both the geriatric as well as younger population segments. Commonly used dietary supplements that contain omega-3s include fish oil (which provides EPA and DHA) and flaxseed oil (which provides ALA). Algae oils are a vegetarian source of DHA.​

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Germany Dominates the Market

According to dietary guidelines, Germans are encouraged to eat 150- 220 g of fish per week, in order to consume enough essential omega-3 fatty acids. However, despite a high level of awareness, only a few Germans consume enough fish. More middle-aged women in Germany are deficient in omega-3 due to which they are at an increased risk of heart disease. Such risk factors, in turn, are leading to women in the country increasingly purchasing omega-3 products to avoid health risks. High awareness and product knowledge have positioned Germany as the major omega-3 product consuming country in this region. Furthermore, the large presence of health stores in Germany is directing consumers to purchase the products from this channel. Moreover, Germany’s big drugstore retail chains, such as DM, Rossmann, and Müller  sell a borad range of omega-3 products, thereby catering to the needs of the consumers in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

The European omega-3 PUFA is fragmented, owing to the presence of a large number of regional and domestic players in different countries. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. The major companies in the market are BASF SE, Koninklijke DSM N.V, Corbion NV and Croda International PLC.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Plant

      2. 5.1.2 Marine

    2. 5.2 By Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

      2. 5.2.2 Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

      3. 5.2.3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.3.2 Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.3.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.3.4 Infant Nutrition

      5. 5.3.5 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Corbion NV

      2. 6.4.2 Pelagia AS

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Croda International PLC

      5. 6.4.5 The KD Pharma Group

      6. 6.4.6 Polaris SA

      7. 6.4.7 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Omega-3 PUFA Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Omega-3 PUFA Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.3% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, Croda International PLC, Koninklijke DSM N.V, Corbion NV, Pelagia AS are the major companies operating in Europe Omega-3 PUFA Market.

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