North America Arachidonic Acid Market - Trends, Growth, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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Market Insights

The North America arachidonic market was valued 47.52 million USD in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.9%, during the forecast period of 2018-2023. US is the major distributor of ARA in region and also exports across the globe. The market is growing of archidonic acid as the consumers are looking for the healthy dietary supplement. US Infant formula supplemented with ARA market accounts for USD 3.09 billion sales in 2018 and expected to register a CAGR of 1.48%, during forecast period.

Market Dynamics

The driver for the North America ARA market is increased demand for infant nutrition products containing ARA, increased application in sports nutrition, various health benefits of ARA and the government approval for incorporation into infant products. ARA has received the GRAS status from USFDA and also allowed with a certain limit in the infant nutrition products, which has triggered the market. The important function properties of ARA are increasing the consumer demand in the region as functional foods in the market.  However the high production cost, and large capital investment is affecting the ARA market. The investment in separation and purification technology is relatively high for the plant production and thus, becoming a restrain for the ARA market. Intake of fat is always found to be associated with increase in cholesterol and bad health effect but PUFA and ARA are high potential fats and have less consumer awareness of it.

Market Segmentation

North America arachidonic acid market is categorized on the basis of application type, technology type and by application. In the application type market ARA is further sub segmented into food and pharmaceuticals. In the food application market is divided into infant nutrition and dietary supplement product, of which infant nutrition covers the major share in the market. ARA as a dietary supplements are mainly used for sports nutrition products. The market segmentation, according to technology, is further includes the solvent extraction technology and the solid phase extraction technology. The technology is segmented on the basis of efficiency of production and cost.

Regional Analysis

Growing population, higher income, and changing psychographics in region drive the arachidonic market growth in North America.  In 2016, US dominated the market and accounted for more than 45% of the total volume and value and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.


Key Developments

  • February 2018 - BASF, the world’s leading chemical company and a leading manufacturer of construction chemicals, has been strongly investing in local production and has opened a production plant in Tanzania

Competitive Landscape

The major players - A&Z Food additives Co. Ltd., BASF, Cabio Bioengineering, Cargill, Cayman Chemicals, DSM, Guangdong Runke,  Martek Bioscience, Suntory, Xiamen Kingdomway Zhejiang Weiss (Wecan),  and among others.

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1. Introduction

                1.1 Key Deliverables of the study

                1.2 Study Assumptions

                1.3 Market Definitions

2. Research Approach and Methodology

                2.1 Introduction

                2.2 Research Design

                2.3 Study timelines

                2.4 Study Phases

                                2.4.1 Secondary Research

                                2.4.2 Discussion Guide

                                2.4.3 Market Engineering & Econometric Modeling

                                2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Market Overview

                3.1 Introduction

                3.2 Market Dynamics

                                3.2.1 Drivers

                                       Increased Application in Infant Nutrition and Sports Nutrition

                                       Health Benefits and Highlighted Nutritional Profile of ARA

                                3.2.2 Restraints

                                       High Capital Investment

                                3.2.3 Opportunities

                                       Increased Advancement in Biotechnology

                                       Availability of Microalgae as a Source Of Production

                                3.2.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                       Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                       Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                       Threat of New Entrants

                                       Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                       Degree of Competition

4. Market Segmentation

                4.1 By Technology

                                4.1.1 Solvent Extraction

                                4.1.2 Solid Phase Extraction

                4.2 Application Type

                                4.2.1 Food and Beverages

                                       Infant Formula

                                       Dietary Supplements

                                4.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

                4.3 By Geography

                                4.3.1 North America

                                       United States



                                       Rest of North America                                    

 5. Competitive Landscape

                 5.1 Market Share Analysis

                 5.2 Most Active Companies

                 5.3 New Product Launches & Key Strategies                               

 6. Company Profiles

                6.1 DSM

                6.2 BASF

                6.3 Cargill

                6.4 Suntory

                6.5 Martek Bioscience

                6.6 Cabio Bioengineering

                6.7 Guangdong Runke

                6.8 Cayman Chemicals

                6.9 A&Z Food additives Co. Ltd.

                6.10 Zhejiang Weiss (Wecan)

                6.11 Xiamen Kingdomway

7. Appendix

                7.1   Disclaimer

                7.2   Sources

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