North America Gelatin Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The North America Gelatin Market is segmented by Form (Animal Based, Marine Based); and by End User (Personal Care and Cosmetics, Food and Beverages (Bakery, Beverages, Condiments/Sauces, Confectionery, Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products, RTE/RTC Food Products, and Snacks)); and by Country (United States, Mexico, Canada, and Rest of North America). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD and volume in tons for all the abovementioned segments.

North America Gelatin Market Size

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North America Gelatin Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 2.88 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players

North America Gelatin Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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North America Gelatin Market Analysis

The North America gelatin market is expected to grow from USD 205.79 million in 2023 to USD 237.14 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 2.88% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • The gelatin market in North America is majorly growing owing to its application in food and beverages and personal care products. Gelatin is a protein that aids in promoting skin, joints, hair, nails, and gut health. It also provides essential amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, which can provide potent health benefits.
  • The protein and amino acids in gelatin can help the body build more collagen, a vital element in healthy skin. As people age, their natural collagen levels drop, which can lead to skin losing elasticity and the development of wrinkles. Hence, as the North American population takes keen care of their personal health, skin health, and hair health, the consumption of personal care products with gelatin is on the rise, which is driving the market's growth in the region.
  • Moreover, the development of innovative technologies that support and shorten the manufacturing process of gelatin-based products is further attracting manufacturers to choose this as a major ingredient in their processes.
  • For instance, in December 2022, Darling Ingredients Inc., the world's leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had granted US Patent No. 11,490,634 to its health brand Rousselot, securing Rousselot's intellectual property for SiMoGel, a gelatin technology that eliminates the need for starch-based gummy production. With its multiple functional and processing benefits, SiMoGel was claimed to be used by a wide range of confectionery and nutraceutical manufacturers to create end products with superior appearance, flavor release, and transparency. The company claimed that it can allow the production of confectionery products using silicon or metal molds, which are easily clean and eliminate dust during production, unlike traditional starch trays. Such developments happening in the region are expected to boost and support the market's growth during the forecast period.

North America Gelatin Market Trends

Consumer Inclination Toward Functional Food and Beverages

  • The rise in various health and personal care concerns in the region is driving consumers to focus on opting for functional food products. Functional foods offer specific health benefits that are beyond the regular daily intake of nutrients, such as improved bone health, cholesterol management, improved heart health, and other benefits associated with eye health and vision. The increasing demand for such nutritional and fortified foods is raising the demand for gelatin across the region.
  • Additionally, consumers are looking for products that can enhance their well-being along with convenience. Hectic routines and lifestyles in the region have been raising stress levels, which has led to a rise in lifestyle diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, hair loss, early aging, and diabetes. Such factors have been driving the demand for functional food and beverages, thus driving the market's growth.
  • For instance, according to StatCan, sales of vitamins, minerals, and other health supplements amounted to approximately CAD 1.17 billion (USD 922.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2021, which increased from CAD 1.13 billion (USD 890.27 million) in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • As gelatin contains proteins and antioxidants, which help protect the cells in the body that can support the health of the digestive system, bones, skin, joints, and more, it is attracting manufacturers to incorporate the majority of functional supplements and products. Moreover, many manufacturers are also developing personal care and health care products with enough gelatin content to enhance the product's performance and attract consumers with beneficial claims. Thus, with the growing demand for such products in the studied region coupled with the growing developments in the market, the gelatin market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
North America Gelatin Market: Quarterly Retail Sales of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Health Supplements, in CAD million, Canada, 1Q 2018 - 1Q 2021

United States Holds the Largest Share in the Market

  • The United States remained the largest consumer of gelatin in the region, majorly owing to the increasing personal care and cosmetic products that support skin and hair health. The changing and hectic lifestyles of the consumers in the region have led to a rise in demand for multifunctional beauty and personal care products.
  • The consumers are following holistic approaches to beauty and health care rather than treating each as a separate segment. Gelatin is applied as a gelling ingredient in many cosmetic products, including face creams, body lotions, shampoos, hair sprays, sunscreens, bath salts, and bubbles. Hence, the growing demand for such products with significant gelatin content is expected to eventually drive the market's growth gelatin in the country.
  • Additionally, the increased consumption of bakery and confectionery products, among which gelatin is majorly used, is also one of the prominent drivers of the market in the country. Similarly, respective manufacturers are also keen on using gelatin as an ingredient owing to its processing benefits. Gelatin enhances the strength and gas-retention capacity of dough/bread. It also improves the porosity and cell size of crumbs and the specific volume of bread. Such factors, coupled with the increased consumption of such products, are driving its demand. For instance, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in the United States in 2021, bread generated sales amounting to approximately USD 2.66 billion. Retail sales of cakes were about USD 2 billion.
  • With the rising trend of clean-label products, manufacturers in the region are focused on developing gelatin ingredients with clean-label claims that support manufacturers to pitch their products with significant claims in the market.
  • For instance, in October 2021, Shiru, an Emeryville, California-based startup producing proteins via microbial fermentation to create label-friendly alternatives to everything from methylcellulose to gelatin and casein, has raised a USD 17 million to launch a bio-fermentation platform producing label-friendly alternatives to everything from methylcellulose to gelatin. Such developments are supporting the market's growth in the country and are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
North America Gelatin Market: Retail Sales of Baked Goods, by Category, in USD million, United States, 2021

North America Gelatin Industry Overview

The North America gelatin market is consolidated, with various companies trying for their market shares. The major players in this market are Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Nitta Gelatin Inc., Darling Ingredients Inc., Gelita AG, and SAS Gelatines Weishardt. Investments and expansions formed the most preferred strategy among the key players to attract and retain new customers in the region. Manufacturers are also focused on introducing various high-quality gelatin ingredients to increase their consumer base. Furthermore, major players are focused on launching gelatin ingredients with multiple application capabilities to expand their consumer base in the region. Even private-label businesses are actively tracking product launches, innovations, alliances, and market expansions for the growth of the market.

North America Gelatin Market Leaders

  1. Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

  2. Darling Ingredients Inc.


  4. SAS Gelatines Weishardt

  5. Nitta Gelatin Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

North America Gelatin Market Concentration
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North America Gelatin Market News

  • April 2023: Darling Ingredients Inc., a global leader in converting food waste into sustainable products and renewable energy, successfully completed its acquisition of Gelnex. Gelnex, headquartered in Brazil, stands as a prominent worldwide producer of gelatin and collagen products.
  • May 2021: Darling Ingredients Inc. made an exciting announcement through its Rousselot brand. They unveiled the expansion of their portfolio, introducing X-Pure GelDAT, a purified, pharmaceutical-grade gelatin with modified properties.
  • March 2021: Gelita, a US-based company, witnessed a significant milestone as they inaugurated their new collagen peptide facility, spanning 30,000 square feet, located in Iowa. This expansion was primarily prompted by the impressive double-digit growth of Gelita's collagen peptides, particularly in the health and beauty sectors.

North America Gelatin 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

      1. 4.1.1 Consumer inclination toward functional food and beverages

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Number of Applications and Growing Industrial Use

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Shift Toward Plant-Based Protein

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. Market Segmentation

    1. 5.1 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Animal Based

      2. 5.1.2 Marine Based

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Personal Care and Cosmetics

      2. 5.2.2 Food and Beverages

        1. Bakery

        2. Beverages

        3. Condiments/Sauces

        4. Confectionery

        5. Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products

        6. RTE/RTC Food Products

        7. Snacks

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Canada

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America

  6. 6. Competitive Landscape

    1. 6.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Baotou Dongbao Bio-tech Co. Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Darling Ingredients Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Gelita AG

      5. 6.3.5 Hangzhou Qunli Gelatin Chemical Co. Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Italgelatine S.p.A.

      7. 6.3.7 Lapi Gelatine S.p.A

      8. 6.3.8 Nitta Gelatin Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 SAS Gelatines Weishardt

      10. 6.3.10 Norland Products, Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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North America Gelatin Industry Segmentation

The primary component of gelatine is derived from animal protein, which is obtained by boiling the bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, and skin of deceased animals. 

The North American gelatin market is segmented based on the form, end-user, and country. Based on the form, the market is segmented as animal-based and marine-based. Based on the end-user, the market is segmented as personal care and cosmetics, food and beverages. The food and beverages segment is further sub-segmented into bakery, beverages, condiments/sauces, confectionery, dairy and dairy alternative products, RTE/RTC food products, and snacks. By country, the market is segmented into the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the Rest of North America. 

The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD and for volume terms in volume in tons for all the abovementioned segments.

Animal Based
Marine Based
Personal Care and Cosmetics
Food and Beverages
Dairy and Dairy Alternative Products
RTE/RTC Food Products
United States
Rest of North America
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North America Gelatin Market Research FAQs

The North America Gelatin Market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.88% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Darling Ingredients Inc., GELITA AG, SAS Gelatines Weishardt and Nitta Gelatin Inc. are the major companies operating in the North America Gelatin Market.

The report covers the North America Gelatin Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the North America Gelatin Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

North America Gelatin Industry Report

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North America Gelatin Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)