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

Global lipid market is segmented by Product Type (Omega 3 & Omega 6, Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and Others); by Application (Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Supplements, Feed and Pharmaceuticals); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Lipid Market Forecast
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 9.18 %
Lipid Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The global lipid market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.18% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The increasing demand for nutritional lipids and expanding the commercial scope of the lipid market is expected to drive the market studied. Obesity and overweight are increasing in epidemic proportions throughout the developed and developing worlds and are one of the most important growing threats to the health of populations.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic COVID-19, the demand for lipid-based supplements has seen significant growth owing to their health beneficial properties. Moreover, a United States-based pharmaceutical company, Moderna Inc, has extended a deal with Corden Pharma to secure large volumes of the lipids used to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to meet the increasing demand for the medicine.
  • There has been an increasing emergence of novel lipids form in the last decade that has shown tremendous potential for medical and nutritional applications thus, novel lipids are expected to boost the market in the years to come.

Scope of the Report

The global lipid market is segmented based on product type, application, and geography. In the product type segment, the market has omega 3 & omega 6, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTS), and others. Based on the application, the market is segmented into food & beverage, nutrition & supplements, feed, pharmaceuticals, and others. The nutrition & supplements segment, followed by the food & beverage segment, is the leading market in terms of segmentation by the application.

By Product Type
Omega 3 & Omega 6
Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
By Application
Food & Beverage
Nutrition & Supplements
By Geography
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
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Nutrition & Supplements Segment Continue to Witness Significant Growth

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.

Lipid Market Analysis

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

The physical environment, local availability of fats and oils, food habits, and level of education, are some other factors that affect the overall consumption of fats. For instance: in Bangladesh, the consumption of fats in urban areas is higher than in rural areas, owing to the tremendous increase in urbanization and lifestyle changes in the past few years, owing the region is has accounted for rapid growth. The Southeast Asian countries, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia, are bigger producers and consumers of palm oil, owing to its high availability and relatively low costs. Lipids, such as cocoa butter (in chocolates), coconut oil, palm oil, and mango kernel oils are gaining popularity in Japan owing to its versatile application in the food & beverage industry.

Lipid Market Outlook

Competitive Landscape

The global lipid market is highly competitive, as different players across the world are coming up with nutritional ingredient in order to expand their reach in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries and the most active companies in the global lipid market are Royal DSM, Cargill Inc, Croda International PLC, and Archer Daniels Midland, which in the global market are targeting the native markets, like Asia-Pacific, where the bar of awareness regarding the health concerns is on the rise. Mergers and acquisitions, followed by new product launches are the most preferred strategies in the global lipid market. The major manufacturers in the global market 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 Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters 5 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 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Omega 3 & Omega 6

      2. 5.1.2 Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food & Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Nutrition & Supplements

      3. 5.2.3 Feed

      4. 5.2.4 Pharmaceuticals

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Key Players

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Solutex

      5. 6.4.5 Clover Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      7. 6.4.7 Omega Protein Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Kerry Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Lipid Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Lipid Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.18% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Koninklijke DSM N.V., Cargill, Incorporated, Omega Protein Corporation, BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland Company are the major companies operating in Lipid Market.

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