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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market: Rising Demand for Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids Fuelling Market Growth: Global Industry Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016 - 2026

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market: Rising Demand for Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids Fuelling Market Growth: Global Industry Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016 - 2026

Global demand for polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is growing to counter cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contain a double bond (C=C) at the third carbon atom (omega-3), or at sixth carbon atom (omega-6), from the end of the carbon chain. PUFAs are essential fats which cannot be produced by human body, hence ingested or consumed through food to enhance metabolic processes such as cardiovascular and cognitive functions.

Growing prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, and increasing preference towards PUFAs (mono & poly-unsaturated fats) are majorly driving the demand for PUFAs. The global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market has been estimated to be valued at US$ 4,212 Mn by 2016 end and is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.7% over the forecast period (2016–2026).

Increasing preference towards polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) against saturated fats is boosting the consumption of PUFAs across the globe

Growth of the global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market is mainly driven by increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Increasing usage of PUFAs as a preferred ingredient in convenience and processed food is expected to drive the demand for PUFAs in the near future. Moreover, increasing preference towards PUFAs against saturated fats is boosting the consumption of PUFAs across the globe. In addition, increasing usage of PUFAs in infant nutritional products and dietary supplements is an exclusive factor, which is increasing the worldwide consumption of PUFAs. However, fewer consumers following recommended daily intake (RDI) of PUFAs, increasing prices of fish oils and scarcity of raw materials, and high costs involved in R&D activities are expected to restrain the growth of global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market.

Rising demand for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is reinforcing the market growth of global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market and is expected to exhibit lucrative growth over the forecast period

On the basis of product type, the market is categorised into omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids are becoming the face of PUFAs and rising demand of the same is reinforcing the market growth of global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market, and is expected to exhibit lucrative growth over the forecast period. The omega-3 fatty acids segment is further segmented into alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) segment is expected to register comparatively high CAGR of 11.7% during the forecast period. The omega-6 fatty acid segment is further segmented into linolenic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA). The arachidonic acid segment is expected to dominate over linoleic acid segment and is estimated to account for highest market share of 73.2 % by 2016 end.

Western Europe dominates the overall global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market and is expected to register a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period

In this report, the global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market has been segmented into seven regions, namely North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Japan, and MEA. In terms of value, Western Europe market accounts for the maximum revenue share of the overall market, among all the regional markets. Western Europe market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period, and is expected to continue to dominate the market in terms of value. This is attributed to increasing fisheries production coupled with growth of aquaculture industries in Germany, UK and France. Owing to the change in shift of U.S. consumers towards krill oil and superior concentrated fish oils, coupled with increasing consumer disposable income, the North America PUFAs market is anticipated to exhibit significant growth over the forecast period.

APEJ market is expected to exhibit a highest CAGR of 14.1% over the forecast period due to rapid urbanisation coupled with change in consumer lifestyle and taste preferences in China, India and ASEAN countries. Higher availability of chia seeds, which is a rich source of α-linolenic acid is expected to increase the PUFAs consumption in countries such as Brazil and Argentina, thus creating Latin America as another favourable region to contribute positively in the global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market. Latin America is anticipated to register a significant CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period. Increasing seafood production and consumption, coupled with growing consumer demand for super-fortified foods in Russia and Poland, the Eastern Europe PUFAs market is anticipated to witness decent CAGR during the forecast period. MEA is expected to exhibit modest growth for the global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market.

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Key market players operating in the global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market

Some of the major players in the global polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) market that are covered in this report are Koninklijke DSM N.V., Enzymotec Ltd., Aker BioMarine AS, Croda International PLC, GlaxoSmithKline plc, FMC Corporation, Omega Protein Corporation, BASF SE, Cargill, Incorporated, Polaris Nutritional Lipids.

The report also describes company-specific strategies related to key developments and market consolidation initiatives.


1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
3. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
4. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Overview
4.1. Market Definition
4.2. Market Taxonomy
4.3. Market Scenario Forecast
4.4. Market Pricing Analysis
5. Global Fatty Acid Market (Parent Market) Overview
6. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Dynamics
6.1. Key Growth Drivers
6.2. Restraints
6.3. Opportunities
6.4. Recent Trends and Developments
7. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Y-o-Y Growth Forecast
7.3. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
7.4. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
7.5. Absolute $ Opportunity
8. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis and Forecast, By Product Type
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Product Type
8.3. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Product Type
8.4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Market Analysis
8.4.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.4.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.4.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.4.4. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Omega-3 Fatty Acids
8.4.5. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Omega-3 Fatty Acids
8.4.6. Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) Market Analysis
8.4.6.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.4.6.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.4.6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.4.7. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Market Analysis
8.4.7.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.4.7.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.4.7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.4.8. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Market Analysis
8.4.8.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.4.8.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.4.8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.5. Omega-6 Fatty Acids Market Analysis
8.5.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.5.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.5.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.5.4. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Omega-6 Fatty Acids
8.5.5. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Omega-6 Fatty Acids
8.5.6. Linolenic Acid (LA) Market Analysis
8.5.6.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.5.6.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.5.6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.5.7. Arachidonic Acid (AA) Market Analysis
8.5.7.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
8.5.7.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
8.5.7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
8.6. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFAs) Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Product Type
9. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis and Forecast, By Source
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Source
9.3. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Source
9.4. Marine Source Market Analysis
9.4.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.4.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.4.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.4.4. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Marine Source
9.4.5. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Marine Source
9.4.6. Algal and Fungus Oil Market Analysis
9.4.6.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.4.6.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.4.6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.4.7. Fish Oil Market Analysis
9.4.7.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.4.7.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.4.7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.4.8. Krill Oil Market Analysis
9.4.8.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.4.8.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.4.8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.5. Plant Source Fatty Acids Market Analysis
9.5.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.5.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.5.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.5.4. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Plant Source
9.5.5. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Plant Source
9.5.6. Chia Seed Oil Market Analysis
9.5.6.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.5.6.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.5.6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.5.7. Flax Seed Oil Market Analysis
9.5.7.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.5.7.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.5.7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.5.8. Other (Hemp, Canola Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Primrose Oil and Camelina Oil) Market Analysis
9.5.8.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
9.5.8.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
9.5.8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
9.6. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFAs) Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Source
10. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis and Forecast, By Form
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Form
10.3. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Form
10.4. Oil Market Analysis
10.4.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
10.4.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
10.4.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
10.5. Syrup Market Analysis
10.5.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
10.5.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
10.5.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
10.6. Softgel and Capsule Market Analysis
10.6.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
10.6.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
10.6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
10.7. Other (Powder, Emulsion and Gummy Candy) Market Analysis
10.7.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
10.7.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
10.7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
10.8. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFAs) Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Form
11. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis and Forecast, By Application
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Application
11.3. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Application
11.4. Dietary Supplement Market Analysis
11.4.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
11.4.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
11.4.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
11.5. Infant Formula Market Analysis
11.5.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
11.5.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
11.5.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
11.6. Pharmaceuticals Market Analysis
11.6.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
11.6.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
11.6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
11.7. Food and Beverages Market Analysis
11.7.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
11.7.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
11.7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
11.8. Animal Food and Feed Market Analysis
11.8.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
11.8.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
11.8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
11.9. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFAs) Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application
12. Global Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis and Forecast, By Region
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Market Share & Basis Point (BPS) Analysis, By Region
12.3. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Region
12.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Region
13. North America Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis
13.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
13.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
13.4. North America Market Analysis, By Product Type
13.4.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
13.4.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
13.4.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.5. North America Market Analysis, By Source
13.5.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
13.5.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
13.5.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.6. North America Market Analysis, By Form Type
13.6.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
13.6.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
13.6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.7. North America Market Analysis, By Application type
13.7.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
13.7.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
13.7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.8. North America Market Analysis, By Country
13.8.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
13.8.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
13.8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.8.4. US Market Analysis
13.8.4.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
13.8.4.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
13.8.4.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
13.8.5. Canada Absolute $ Opportunity
13.8.5.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
13.8.5.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
13.8.5.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
14. Latin America Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Market Analysis
14.1. Market Size by Volume and Forecast (MT)
14.2. Market Size by Value and Forecast (US$ Mn)
14.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
14.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.5. Latin America Market Analysis, By Product Type
14.5.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
14.5.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
14.5.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.6. Latin America Market Analysis, By Source
14.6.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
14.6.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
14.6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.7. Latin America Market Analysis, By Form
14.7.1. Market Share Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
14.7.2. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison
14.7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.8. Latin America Market Analysis, By Application

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