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The Worldwide Astaxanthin Industry is Expected to Reach $965 Million by 2026

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Dublin, Nov. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Astaxanthin Market by Source (Natural, Synthetic), Form (Dry, Liquid), Method of Production (Microalgae Cultivation, Chemical Synthesis, Fermentation), Application (Dietary Supplements, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics), and Region - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The astaxanthin market is estimated at USD 647 million in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% to reach USD 965 million by 2026.

The growth in the astaxanthin market is attributed to the growing health awareness among consumers, leading to an increase in the adoption of healthier diets. Food safety concerns & adherence to stringent international quality standards and regulations restrain the growth of the astaxanthin market.

The market for food & beverages, by application, is projected to witness the fastest growth in the market during the forecast period.

The food & beverages segment is expected to record the highest growth rate during the forecast period, which is mainly attributed to the increasing use of natural colorants in food and beverages products. In the food industry, astaxanthin is also used for product storage and for standardizing the color of food products, such as margarine, cheeses, sausages, pasta, and other beverages.

The synthetic source segment dominated the astaxanthin market in 2020.

The synthetic segment is projected to dominate the astaxanthin market, as they are easy to extract and have low manufacturing costs. This can be attributed to its low cost of production and high usage in the aquafeed industry. Consumers and manufacturers prefer opting for low-priced synthetic astaxanthin. Developing regions, such as South America and Asia Pacific, are the major contributors to the growth of this market, as affordability and price sensitivity are important aspects for consumers opting for synthetic astaxanthin.

The dry form segment dominated the astaxanthin market in 2020.

Growing awareness about storage and handling problems of liquid astaxanthin among food and beverage manufacturers are some of the key factors driving the demand for dry ingredients, subsequently augmenting the growth of the dry astaxanthin market over the next few years. The process with the dry format is a little easier, especially in high-volume manufacturing. The dry form is widely consumed for manufacturing astaxanthin products, such as dietary supplement tablets, capsules, owing to the easy application and various other benefits. For instance, enclosed supplement capsules retain all desired product properties. They eliminate flavor and color variability while providing easy handling and storage, which is difficult with liquid products

European market is driven by consumer demand for a wide range of food products with functional benefits such as gut health, bone health, immunity, and heart health.

Europe accounted for a second-largest share of about 32.6% in the global astaxanthin market in 2020 in terms of value. The presence of key synthetic astaxanthin manufacturers and health consciousness among consumers lead Europe's astaxanthin market. Key market players include Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), BASF SE (Germany), and BioReal (Sweden). An increase in livestock production in the region, especially poultry and fisheries, has resulted in an increased demand for astaxanthin in animal feed applications

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Astaxanthin Market
4.2 Astaxanthin Market, by Key Country
4.3 Asia-Pacific: Astaxanthin Market, by Source & Key Country
4.4 Astaxanthin Market, by Application & Region
4.5 Astaxanthin Market, by Form & Region
4.6 COVID-19 Impact on the Astaxanthin Market

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Macroeconomic Indicators
5.2.1 Development in the Retail Industry
5.2.2 Rise in the Number of Dual-Income Households
5.3 Market Dynamics
5.3.1 Drivers Rising Consumer Inclination Toward Preventive Healthcare & Nutraceuticals Rapid Industrialization of the Feed Industry Increasing Demand for Cosmetic Products
5.3.2 Restraints High Cost of Production of Natural Astaxanthin Lack of R&D Activities in the Underdeveloped Countries
5.3.3 Opportunities Government Initiatives to Support Aquaculture Growing Demand for Natural Antioxidants Growing Demand for Astaxanthin in the Pharmaceutical Industry
5.3.4 Challenges Risks Associated with Adulteration and Clean Label Requirements Stringent Government Regulations in Developed Countries
5.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market Dynamics
5.4.1 COVID-19 Boosts the Demand for High-Quality and Premium Food & Beverages Products
5.4.2 COVID-19 Impact on Raw Material Availability and Supply Chain Disruption
5.4.3 COVID-19 to Shift the Demand Toward Plant-Sourced Ingredients

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
6.3 Ecosystem
6.3.1 Upstream
6.3.2 Ingredient Manufacturers
6.3.3 Technology Providers
6.3.4 End-users Downstream
6.3.5 Regulatory Bodies
6.3.6 Startups/Emerging Companies
6.4 Value Chain Analysis
6.5 Technology Analysis
6.5.1 Astaxanthin and Microencapsulation
6.5.2 Astaxanthin and Robots
6.6 Pricing Analysis: Astaxanthin Market, by Source
6.7 Trends/Disruptions Impacting the Customer's Business
6.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
6.8.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
6.8.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.8.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.8.4 Threat of New Entrants
6.8.5 Threat of Substitutes
6.9 Patent Analysis
6.1 Trade Analysis
6.11 Case Study Analysis
6.11.1 Use Case 1: Tatsewise's Ai and Machine Learning Solution Helped Meet the Increasing Demand
6.11.2 Use Case 2: Mindright's Bars Helped Combat Mental Health Issues
6.12 Regulations
6.12.1 North America Canada US

7 Astaxanthin Market, by Source
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Natural Source
7.2.1 Increased Preference for Natural Products
7.2.2 Plants Microalgae is a Non-Conventional Source of Protein due to Its High Protein Content
7.2.3 Yeast & Microbes Use of Yeast-Produced Astaxanthin in Poultry, Fishery, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, and Food
7.2.4 Marine Animals Shrimp, Krill, Salmon, and Crustaceans are the Major Sources of Astaxanthin
7.3 Synthetic (Petroleum)
7.3.1 Lower Manufacturing Cost of Synthetic Astaxanthin to Drive the Market Growth

8 Astaxanthin Market, by Form
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Dry Form
8.2.1 Dry Forms are Majorly Used in Feed Food & Beverages and Cosmetics
8.3 Liquid Form
8.3.1 Application of Liquid Astaxanthin in Syrups and Texturing Agents

9 Astaxanthin Market, by Method of Production
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Chemical Synthesis
9.2.1 Chemical Synthesis of Astaxanthin More Economical Than Natural Production
9.3 Microalgae Cultivation
9.3.1 Natural Astaxanthin from Microalgae is in High Demand for Dietary Supplements and Food & Beverages
9.4 Fermentation
9.4.1 Astaxanthin Produced Through Fermentation is Widely Used in Aquaculture
9.5 Extraction
9.5.1 Extraction of Astaxanthin from Shrimp Waste is Highly Energy Consuming and Produce Toxic Byproducts

10 Astaxanthin Market, by Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 COVID-19 Impact on the Astaxanthin Market, by Application
10.2.1 Optimistic Scenario
10.2.2 Realistic Scenario
10.2.3 Pessimistic Scenario
10.3 Feed
10.3.1 Astaxanthin Market for Animal Feed Focusing Mainly on the Synthetic Form
10.4 Dietary Supplements
10.4.1 Rising Awareness Among Consumers for Natural Health Supplements Fueling the Market Growth
10.5 Food & Beverages
10.5.1 Astaxanthin Aids in Reducing the Risk of Heart Attack by Increasing the Good Hdl Cholesterol
10.6 Cosmetics
10.6.1 Astaxanthin - a Potent Source of Antioxidants and Vitamin A

11 Astaxanthin Market, by Region

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Overview
12.2 Market Share Analysis
12.3 Key Player Strategies
12.4 Historical Revenue Analysis of Key Players
12.5 COVID-19-Specific Company Response
12.5.1 Basf Se
12.5.2 Cyanotech Corporation
12.5.3 Divi's Laboratories Ltd.
12.5.4 Company Evaluation Quadrant (Key Players) Stars Emerging Leaders Pervasive Players Participants
12.5.5 Product Footprint
12.5.6 Competitive Evaluation Quadrant (Other Players) Progressive Companies Starting Blocks Responsive Companies Dynamic Companies
12.6 Product Launches, Deals, and Other Developments
12.6.1 Product Launches
12.6.2 Deals
12.6.3 Others

13 Company Profiles
13.1 Key Players
13.1.1 Koninklijke Dsm N.V.
13.1.2 Basf Se
13.1.3 Cyanotech Corporation
13.1.4 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
13.1.5 Divi's Laboratories Ltd.
13.1.6 Valensa International Business Overview
13.1.7 Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
13.1.8 Beijing Gingko Group
13.1.9 Cardax, Inc.
13.1.10 Piveg, Inc.
13.2 Other Players
13.2.1 Fenchem Biotek Ltd.
13.2.2 Algatech Ltd.
13.2.3 Supreme Biotechnologies
13.2.4 Igene Biotechnology Inc.
13.2.5 Algamo
13.2.6 Biogenic Co., Ltd.
13.2.7 Astamaz Nz Ltd.
13.2.8 Algalif
13.2.9 Algae to Omega
13.2.10 Algae Health Sciences, Inc.

14 Adjacent & Related Markets

15 Appendix

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