Global Arachidonic Acid Market - By Product Type, Application and Geography - Market Shares, Forecasts and Trends (2015 - 2020)
The global Arachidonic acid market was XX million US$ in 2014 and expected to reach XX million US$ by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecasted period 2015-2020. Arachidonic acid is the poly unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid which is present abundantly in animal tissue and liver and in microorganisms. It is also formed by the dietary synthesis of linoleic acid and is a precursor of number of biologically active eicosanoids. The industrial production of Arachidonic acid is from microorganism by various extraction techniques.
Arachidonic acid is widely used by food industries in various product applications such as infant nutrition products and women nutrition products and also by the pharmaceutical industries. The major application is in the infant formula products and as a dietary supplements. Arachidonic acid is conditionally essential acid and is required by the body if it is not synthesized by the linoleic acid. It is important for the growth and development of brain and especially required by infant and premature baby. Thus is commercially used in infant food products. US is the major market for Arachidonic acid application in infant foods.
The major driver for the market are increased demand in infant food applications of Arachidonic acid, increase fortification in food products, and the regulatory approval for the ARA in infant foods. The GRAS status for addition of ARA in the infant nutrition up to a certain level by the government regulation has triggered the ARA market in infant nutrition products. Also it is authorised as a novel food ingredient in some regions. The high capital investment, high cost of technology, costly industrial production of ARA due to high raw material and processing cost is the restrain for the market. Less consumer awareness mainly consumer poor understanding of nutritional benefit of PUFA and ARA is also affecting the ARA market.
Arachidonic acid market are distributed in different segment on the application type, by technology and by geography. 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 is 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.
The market is further segmented on the region basis into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and South America. North America hold the largest share of the Arachidonic acid market in food applications followed by Europe and Asia pacific. The EU regulatory environment has supported the market growth in the region.
Increased advancement in biotechnology has grown the demand for Arachidonic acid applications in several food and beverages segments creating a good opportunity for the market. The high investment in the production of Arachidonic acid is still a big challenge for the market growth. The key players in the market are Galactic, Cargill, Purac, ADM, Henan Jindam Arachidonic acid Co., Ltd., Corbion, among others. The major competitors prefers investment in new product development and marketing strategy due to volatility in commodity costs to maintain their position.
Market analysis for the Global Arachidonic acid Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
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Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global Arachidonic acid market on both global and regional scales
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