Lutein Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Lutein Market Size and is Segmented by Application (Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed, and Other Applications) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World).

Lutein Market Size

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Lutein Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 364.71 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 494.78 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.29 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Europe

Major Players

Lutein Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Lutein Market Analysis

The Lutein Market size is estimated at USD 364.71 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 494.78 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.29% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

This market is mainly driven by the increasing demand for dietary supplements especially for eye care as it acts as an antioxidant and supports the functioning of the eye to promote healthy vision and other health issues such as diabetes, and heart problems. For instance, in Australia, lutein supplements are listed as medicines on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and therefore claim to be safe for consumption and in New Zealand, these are approved as nutritive substances that are permitted to be added in infant and follow-on formulas.

Factors such as an increase in demand for lutein as a natural colorant in food and beverage applications and the use of lutein in animal feed additives are expected to drive the demand for this ingredient in various consumer markets. In addition, increasing government initiatives for diabetes and heart problems are considered to drive the product demand across the end users. Moreover, the sheer number of aged demographics thereby increasing vitamins and dietary supplement business across emerging economies is a factor augmenting the growth of the product. According to the United States VMHS Survey, dietary supplements for diabetes, heart problems, and other disease accounted for approximately 40% of the Lutein market. Moreover, demographics of more than 65 years of age accounted for approximately 36% in terms of unit consumption. In addition, increasing consumer awareness of preventative healthcare across the globe and the barrage of information available online is driving the product demand.

Lutein Market Trends

Increased Consumption of Dietary Supplements

The growing incidences of vision impairment and rising myopic population, owing to an increased usage of screens and joining virtual meetings while working from home, is one of the key factors driving the market. High myopia can be attributable to an increased risk of various progressive eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Increasing preference for eye health supplements among older individuals and millennials, who are highly prone to digital eye fatigue and myopia, is further driving the market.

With the increasing internet penetration, the online market for purchasing dietary supplements has seen rapid growth globally in the last 3-4 years. This category has attracted a few vertical specialists like Amazon, Walmart, and Carrefour, which are benefitting from the increasing e-retailing growth and vying for a significant share in the online supplements space. Lutein is a carotenoid with reported anti-inflammatory properties. According to the National Health Institute, a large body of evidence shows that lutein has several beneficial effects, especially on eye health. In particular, lutein is known to improve or even prevent age-related macular disease, which is the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment. An increase in the prevalence of various eye conditions, including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), dry eye syndrome, cataracts, and inflammation, along with the growing recommendation for eye health supplements by ophthalmologists for the prevention and treatment of these disorders, may further drive the market. Many companies are focusing on launching eye health dietary supplements with lutein ingredients. For instance, in June 2021, PharmaLinea focused on catering to the dramatic rise in consumer concerns around eye health with a new range of lutein-based supplements.

: Global Lutein Market: Usage of Dietary Supplements Among Adults, In %, United States, 2017-2021

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-growing Market

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing market for lutein, owing to the overall economic growth, which has led to an increase in urbanization and rapid industrialization and subsequent growth in the consumer markets of China, India, Australia, and Japan. Countries such as India, China, and Japan account for 60% of the Asia Pacific lutein market. India is one of the fastest-growing markets for lutein in the Asia-Pacific region. The changing lifestyle and preferences, increasing awareness regarding the benefits of lutein, the growth of the health-conscious population, higher disposable income, and the growth of the middle-class population are some of the factors driving the lutein market in India.

Owing to the presence of pharmaceutical companies in the region and the growth in the purchasing power of populated countries such as China and India, the market in Asia-Pacific is booming. For instance, Biomed Ingredients, India Glycols Limited, Prakruti Products, and Bio-gen Extracts Private Limited are a few of the major key players in the lutein market in this region. The Asia-Pacific region exhibits the largest medicine supply and the largest pharmaceutical industry, with the abundant availability of raw materials easily accessed by manufacturers of lutein, thus driving the growth of the market.

: Lutein Market: Market CAGR (%), by Region, Global, 2022

Lutein Industry Overview

The lutein market is highly competitive due to the presence of large regional and domestic players such as BASF SE, Chr. Hansen Holding AS, Koninklijke DSM NV, Kemin Industries Inc., and Allied Biotech Corporation. Major players are adopting mergers, expansions, acquisitions, and partnerships, along with new product development, as strategic approaches to expand their presence. Start-ups are focusing on utilizing R&D infrastructure for technological advancements in novel products. New companies are concentrating on the integration of technology for product innovation and enhancement to make a mark in the industry. An Al-based technology start-up, Brightseed, searches plants for bioactive compounds that are good for human health. The company's forager ecosystem' artificial intelligence (Al) platform accelerates the discovery of plant-based ingredients with applications in the production of medications, dietary supplements, and other goods.

Lutein Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

  3. Kemin Industries, Inc.

  4. Allied Biotech Corporation

  5. Koninklijke DSM N.V.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Lutein Market Concentration
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Lutein Market News

  • In November 2021, Ashland launched a soy-free GPM lutein with new eye health ingredients to address eye strain from excessive screen time. It also launched extended-release ingredients N-dur xr caffeine and melatonin for powdered drink products.
  • In June 2021, OmniActive Health Technologies announced the launch of Integrative Actives, a platform that facilitates the delivery of multiple actives into concentrated smaller doses. Nutritears was the first product created using OmniActive's Integrative Actives platform. It featured a clinically substantiated combination of ingredients, including lutein and zeaxanthin isomers, curcuminoids, and vitamin D3.
  • In May 2021, PharmaLinea unveiled a line of preventative eye health supplements in consumer-friendly formats. The move came as the pandemic had increased screen time and contributed to rising eye health-related concerns. The two new additions to PharmaLinea's line of private-label eye health supplements were Vision Orosticks and Vision Liquid Sticks. The line had two new product forms for further differentiation: sticks with orodispersible powder and sticks with liquid. The entire line was based on the source of highly sought-after carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.

Lutein Market Report - 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 Industry Attractiveness - 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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.1.2 Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.1.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.1.4 Animal Feed

      5. 5.1.5 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Kemin Industries Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 Chr. Hansen Holding AS

      4. 6.3.4 Allied Biotech Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 OmniActive Health Technologies

      6. 6.3.6 Koninklijke DSM NV

      7. 6.3.7 Industrial Organica SA de CV

      8. 6.3.8 Lycored Corp.

      9. 6.3.9 Divi's Laboratories Ltd

      10. 6.3.10 Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Lutein Industry Segmentation

Lutein is a type of organic pigment called a carotenoid that occurs naturally in green plants and the fat of plant-eating animals, egg yolk, the corpus luteum, and the retina.

The lutein market is segmented into applications and geography. The application segment includes food and beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, animal feed, and other applications. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

Food and Beverage
Dietary Supplements
Animal Feed
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle East and Africa
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Lutein Market Research FAQs

The Lutein Market size is expected to reach USD 364.71 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.29% to reach USD 494.78 million by 2029.

In 2024, the Lutein Market size is expected to reach USD 364.71 million.

BASF SE, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Kemin Industries, Inc., Allied Biotech Corporation and Koninklijke DSM N.V. are the major companies operating in the Lutein Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Lutein Market.

In 2023, the Lutein Market size was estimated at USD 343.13 million. The report covers the Lutein Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Lutein Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Lutein Industry Report

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Lutein Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)