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Gelatin Market Trends

ID: MRFR//6106-CR | 90 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| April 2024

Global Gelatin Market Overview

Gelatin Market Size was valued at USD 4.5 billion in 2023. The gelatin industry is projected to grow from USD 4.9 Billion in 2024 to USD 8.4 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.50% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing customer preference and application of gelatin as a viable biodegradable packaging material are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Gelatin Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Gelatin Market Trends

  • Gelatin's Expanding Use in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sectors Will Fuel Market Growth

The rise in chronic and lifestyle-related diseases, the rise in the elderly population, and the rise in health consciousness have all contributed to an increase in the use of gelatin in the pharmaceutical industry. Growing attention on healthcare as a result of rising healthcare costs fuels market expansion. Additionally, using the product is frequently linked to weight loss and the treatment of brittle bones, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Natural collagen levels decline with ageing, which causes the skin to become less elastic and wrinkle-prone. However, the product's protein and amino acids can aid in the body's ability to produce more collagen, which is essential for having healthy skin. Due to this, a number of dermatology businesses are concentrating on creating cutting-edge products to meet consumer demands.

Additionally, consumers are becoming more interested in clean label products as their awareness and demand for products free of additives and preservatives grows. The increasing demand for clean-label products is a key driver in shaping nutraceuticals industry trends, pushing manufacturers to ensure that their products meet ethical standards.

For instance, ISDIN, a dermatology company from Spain, introduced SunISDIN Softgel Capsules to the American market in April 2020. This supplement promotes overall skin health and works to prevent oxidative stress.

For instance, in August 2019, ACG Capsules, a business unit of ACG Group, introduced a new line of clean-label advanced HPMC capsules to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Conscious consumers now see sustainability as an important component of clean label products, and many want their healthy food to be more sustainable. Furthermore, the pandemic has heightened consumer concerns about food safety and quality, heightening their desire for supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing. As a result of increased transparency and traceability, clean label concepts are spreading throughout the supply chain.

Gelatin Market Segment Insights

Gelatin Type Insights

The gelatin market segmentation, based on type, includes types A and type B. The market sector with the quickest growth is type-A gelatin. Type-A gelatin is made from pig skin, while type-B gelatin is typically made from beef skin. Gelatin of type A has greater storage stability than that of type B. Because most end users use type-A gelatin, the type-A market has expanded more quickly. The food industry frequently uses type-A gelatin.

Gelatin source Insights

The gelatin market segmentation, based on source, includes Swine Skin, Bovine Skin, Animal Bones and Others. The bovine segment is expected to grow significantly due to its increasing use by athletes and fitness enthusiasts as it promotes faster recovery. The product comes in a variety of forms, including capsules, tablets, and powder. Capsules are expected to be in high demand in the coming years due to their lack of bitter aftertaste and ease of swallowing. Furthermore, the presence of amino acids improves individuals' endurance and performance while working out and participating in sports. It is also used in food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics as a jelling agent.

Figure 1:  Gelatin Market, by source, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Gelatin Market, by source, 2022 & 2030

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Gelatin application Insights

The gelatin market data has been bifurcated by application into into pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food and beverage, personal care and others. The food and beverage sector will account for about 57% of all revenue in 2022. The fast-expanding use of gelatin in yoghurt, jellies, marshmallows, bakery goods, and other food products has driven the market's growth in the food & beverage sector. Animal tissues that are a rich source of protein and other nutrients are used to make gelatin. The growing demand for well-being products (powders, capsules, or drinks) containing gelatin's nutritional properties has fueled the expansion of the nutraceutical category in the worldwide gelatin market. To prevent contamination of capsule contents, the pharmaceutical industry employs various gelatins to produce capsule shells. The increasing demand for gelatin from pharmaceutical businesses will most certainly increase the pharmaceutical segment in the future years.

Gelatin Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Europe's dominance of the gelatin market in this region is linked to both the expanding pharmaceutical industry and the high demand for nutritive and functional food and beverage products. The abundance of raw resources and the availability of significant ingredient production facilities are further factors contributing to the region's market expansion. The European market is characterized by the tight limitations that the European Commission has put in place.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe gelatin market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the shift in consumer preference from conventional products to products with a stronger focus on health. The North American market is being driven by demand for products with clean labels and ingredients that are naturally derived. Further, the Germany gelatin market held the largest market share, and the UK gelatin market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. The region's market is expanding as a result of rising chronic disease incidences and an ageing population. The market is likely to continue to grow as R&D spending rises to create new pharmaceutical product manufacturing processes and forms. Moreover, China gelatin market held the largest market share, and the India gelatin market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gelatin Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market companies are spending a lot of money on R&D to expand their product ranges, which will help the gelatin market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market climate, competitors in the gelatin sector must offer cost-effective products.

Manufacturing locally to cut operational costs is one of the main business methods used by producers in the gelatin industry to benefit customers and develop the market sector. The gelatin industry has recently given medicine some of the most important advantages. Major players in the gelatin market, including Gelita (Germany), Lapi Gelatine (Italy), Tessenderlo Group (Belgium), Gelnex (Brazil), Trobas Gelatineare (Netherlands), and others, are aiming to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.

Gelita AG is a producer of gelatin and collagen peptides for the culinary, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, and technical industries. Its headquarters are located in Eberbach, Germany. Gelita, founded in 1875, has 21 manufacturing facilities and 4 offices in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The plant in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, is the world's largest gelatin production. In December 2020, Gelita GmbH, a German gelatin manufacturer, purchased SelGel, a Turkish gelatin producer. By acquiring 65% of SelGel's shares, Gelta AG hopes to strengthen its position in the gelatin industry.

Leiner Health Products, situated in Carson, California, was one of the leading makers of vitamins, minerals, herbal nutritional supplements, and generic pharmaceuticals in the United States. It was created in 1973 and was owned by North Castle Partners, a Connecticut-based private investment group. In November 2020, Textura, PB Leiner's enhanced texturizing agent line, was introduced. It is a high-quality texturizer made entirely of pure gelatin. It is an unrivaled gelatinous product that saves users a significant amount of time.

Key Companies in the gelatin market includes

  • Gelita (Germany)

  • Lapi Gelatine (Italy)

  • Tessenderlo Group (Belgium)

  • Gelnex (Brazil)

  • Trobas Gelatineare (Netherlands)

  • Darling Ingredients (US)

  • India Gelatine & Chemicals (India)

  • Weishardt (France)

  • Junca Gelatines (Spain)

  • Nitta Gelatin (India)

  • Italgelatine (Italy) among others

Gelatin Industry Developments

In December 2020, Gelita AG purchased shares in SelJel, a Turkish gelatin maker. This has aided Gelita's position as a prominent player in the market.

In June 2021, Nitta Gelatin India will release its high-quality gelatin. This product met international criteria for gelatinous preparation. As a result, it is commonly used in hotels and restaurants for the manufacture of jellies, marshmallows, and other delicacies.

In November 2019, Textura, PB Leiner's sophisticated texturizing agent series, was debuted. It is a high-quality texturizer made of 100% pure gelatin. It is an unrivaled gelatinous product that saves users a lot of time.

Gelatin Market Segmentation

Gelatin Type Outlook

  • Type A

  • Type B

Gelatin source Outlook

  • Swine Skin

  • Bovine Skin

  • Animal Bones

  • Others

Gelatin application Outlook

  • Food & Beverage

  • Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals

  • Personal Care

  • Others

Gelatin Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin Americ

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