Omega-3 Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Omega-3 Ingredients Market is Segmented by Type (Concentrates, Algal Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil, Menhaden Oil, Refined Tuna Oil, Anchovy Oil, and Others), by Application (Functional Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Infant Nutrition, Pet food and Feed, Pharmaceutical, and Clinical Nutrition), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Omega-3 Ingredients Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 9.48 %

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Market Overview

The global omega-3 ingredients market is projected to grow, witnessing a CAGR of 9.48% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Awareness of the benefits offered by omega-3 in human health has led to the use of fish oils as food supplements. However, the continually decreasing number of marine species, especially the anchovy fish, has highlighted the need to explore alternative sources, especially those of microbial origin.
  • Moreover, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want a source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). It does not pose the risk of contamination with pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls.
  • The major companies operating in the global market have recently started to deploy research teams to carry out an on-ground analysis of possibilities that can be explored to offer the market with a cheaper and reliable source to extract omega-3. For instance, in February 2018, Cargill Incorporated started research in close vicinity with farmers to explore opportunities associated with the extraction of DHA and EPA from Canola plants.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the global omega-3 ingredients market includes market segmentation by Type, Application, and Geography. On the basis of type, the market is segmented under Concentrates, Algal Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil, Menhaden Oil, Refined Tuna Oil, Anchovy Oil, and Others. Furthermore, on the basis of application, the market is segmented under Functional Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Infant Nutrition, Pet food and Feed, Pharmaceutical, and Clinical Nutrition. Lastly, the report outlines the coverage of all the global regions, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa.

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Key Market Trends

Increase In Consumer Spending On Omega-3 In Developing Countries

Growing consumer health awareness and concerns toward a healthy lifestyle, majorly in regions like Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa, is leading to an increased demand for omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA. Owing to the reasons, like increasing the percentage of the smoking population, incidences of heart-related complications, and other health-related issues in the Asia-Pacific region, is fueling the growth of the omega-3 ingredient market in developing economies. In countries, like China, where approximately 18% of the total population is hypertriglyceridemic, approximately eight companies are seeking approval in China for omega-3-based pharmaceuticals for triglyceride reduction. All these factors have emphasized the need for spending on such products to maintain a healthy body.


Immense Growth In Concentrated Form Of Omega Ingredients

Omega-3 concentrates are highly purified oils supplying merely the desired fatty acids, EPA and DHA, in a convenient small dosage form. This enables a convenient intake of significant quantities and also the condition for a specific use. Convenience, coupled with health benefits, is one of the most important factors that is driving the demand for concentrated forms of Omega-3. Researches on new product formulation are being carried out to tailor new products, with a significant focus on improved absorption/utilization of Omega-3 concentrates on dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals with further benefits for consumers. In countries and regions, like the United States, China, and Europe, there is a shift in consumer demand in the dietary supplements category. The consumers of supplements are shifting away from refined anchovy oils and toward concentrates of higher concentration. Also, the market for concentrates is booming, as more and more consumers are becoming familiar with the benefits of Omega-3, and are looking for the benefits of higher doses.


Competitive Landscape

The global omega-3 ingredients market is dominated by a few players, such as Croda International Plc, Omega Protein Corporation, Corbion, BASF SE, Royal DSM, Pelagia AS, and others. The most notable point to be observed in the global omega-3 ingredients market is the effect of strategic mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and investments. For instance, KD Pharma Group merged with the North American omega-3 dietary supplement manufacturer Marine Ingredients to have a balanced supply of its ingredients, as well as expand its presence in the supplements market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Concentrates

      2. 5.1.2 Algal Oil

      3. 5.1.3 Cod Liver Oil

      4. 5.1.4 Krill Oil

      5. 5.1.5 Menhaden Oil

      6. 5.1.6 Refined Tuna Oil

      7. 5.1.7 Anchovy Oil

      8. 5.1.8 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Functional Food and Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.2.3 Infant Nutrition

      4. 5.2.4 Pet food and Feed

      5. 5.2.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 5.2.6 Clinical Nutrition

    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. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        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 and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    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 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Croda International PLC

      4. 6.4.4 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      5. 6.4.5 Corbion N.V.

      6. 6.4.6 Pelagia AS

      7. 6.4.7 Polaris SA

      8. 6.4.8 Omega Protein Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 BASF SE


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Omega-3 Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.48% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Corbion N.V., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Cargill Inc., Croda International plc, Archer Daniels Midland Company are the major companies operating in Omega-3 Ingredients Market.

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