[Global] The global carotenoids market is projected to reach a value of USD 1.53 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 3.78% from 2016 to 2021. The market is driven by factors such as increasing health consciousness among the customers, rising end-use applications of carotenoids, and increasing preference for natural coloration. The industrialization of pork, poultry, and aquaculture business and the rising focus on the quality and appearance of meat, meat products, and fish are factors driving the demand of carotenoids in the animal feed sector.
On the basis of type, carotenoids are segmented into astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, canthaxanthin, and zeaxanthin.
Among these, astaxanthin accounted for the largest market share in 2015, followed by beta-carotene and lutein. Astaxanthin is used on a large scale due to its functional qualities, easy availability, and application in almost all the industrial sectors.
Europe dominated the market with the largest share
Europe formed the largest market for carotenoids in 2015, whereas North America accounted for the second-largest market share in 2015, and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021. The global carotenoids market is segmented region-wise, with a detailed analysis of each region by studying the key markets. These regions include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Rest of the World (RoW).
Breakdown of profile of primary participants by region: North America –22%, Europe – 56%, Asia-Pacific– 19%, RoW – 3%
Key players identified in the carotenoids market include BASF SE (Germany), Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands), Chr. Hansen A/S (Denmark), FMC Corporation (U.S.), Kemin Industries, Inc. (U.S.), and Cyanotech Corporation (U.S.). Along with these companies, the other players that have a strong presence in the carotenoids market include D.D. Williamson & Co., Inc. (U.S.) Allied Biotech Corporation (Taiwan), ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), and Döhler Group (Germany).
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