South America Arachidonic Acid Market - By Product Type, Application, and Geography - Market Shares, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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Market Insights

The South America arachidonic market was valued USD 28.16 million in 2016 and expected to reach 39.06 million USD by 2023 registering a CAGR of 5.5%, during the forecast period of 2018-2023. Brazil is expected fueling the market of archidonic acid as the consumer looking for the healthy dietary supplement. Advancement in biotechnology has shown a support for the market. The microbiological source of production is giving a new opportunity for the market, as ARA is present in high concentration in microalgae. In South America, the production of AR is low and market is mostly export dependent. China, Thailand and U.S are the largest exporters to the region.

Market Dynamics

The major driver for the ARA market has increased its application in infant formula products, sports nutrition, and dietary supplement products, and consumer move towards achieving nutritional benefits in diet. The imbalance and insufficient intake of ARA led to health disorder, and hence, nowadays consumers are more conscious to balance the nutritional gap in their diet, which is driving the ARA market in South America. However, the high production cost, and large capital investment is affecting 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 has less consumer awareness in the region, which is also a big restrain for the market. The poor consumer understanding of nutritional benefits of PUFA and ARA is adversely affecting the market growth.

Market Segmentation

South America ARA market is categorized on the basis of application type, technology type, and by food 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, 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 South America.  In 2016, Brazil dominated the market despite of raw material availability for the production and accounted for more than 40% 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

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),  among others.

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