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Algae Extracts Market Size - By Source (Red Algae, Green Algae, Brown Algae), Form (Solid, &Liquid), Application (Food and Beverages, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals, Animal Feed), Growth Prospects, Regional Outlook & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5310
  • Published Date: Jan 2024
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Algae Extracts Market Size

Algae Extracts Market size was valued at USD 5.42 billion in 2023 and is estimated to expand at 7.2% CAGR from 2024 to 2032. The market involves algae harvesting and processing for the production of extracts such as beta-carotene, carrageenan, and omega-3 fatty acids. Medicines, food and beverage, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals all place a high value on these extracts. The market has been owing to increasing demand for natural ingredients and increased awareness of the health advantages of algae-based products. As customers seek for more natural and sustainable goods, demand for algae extracts continues to climb, propelling market growth.

Algae Extracts Market

Technological developments in algae culture and extraction are contributing to market growth and allowing producers to fulfil the industry's wide and driving the demands, similar to the function of barrier resins in enhancing longevity and shelf life across various industries.

In the algae extracts market, complex extraction methods relate to the advanced technologies vital to separate valuable components from algae. These procedures often entail numerous phases, including as harvesting, culture, cell rupture, and separation, each of which demands specific tools and energy, both of which can be expensive.

The exact circumstances need to preserve the quality of the sensitive bioactive chemicals during extraction increase the overall cost. Moreover, these processes' scalability might be tricky limiting production numbers and increasing the per unit cost of the extracts. This intricacy affects not just the cost-effectiveness of production but also the ultimate price for customers, making market expansion difficult.

Algae Extracts Market Trends

Consumer health and Eco-innovation trends are making current developments in the algae extracts industry. As the market answers to rising environmental issues, there is a increasing emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable extraction operations. As a result, investments in green technology and processes with minimal environmental effect are increasing. Consumers preferring natural and healthy products, are driving the demand for algae extracts in the beverage, food, nutraceutical, and cosmetic markets.

Algae cultivation and processing innovation is improving extract quality and application potential. Strategic partnerships helping research and market growth. The market for algae extracts is adjusting to these changes, combining environmental sustainability with the demand for high-quality, adaptable algae-based products.

Algae Extracts Market Analysis

Algae Extracts Market Size, By Source, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on source, the green algae segment dominated around USD 1.4 billion revenue in 2023. The different applications of various algae are driving the growth of the market's source segment. Red, green, and brown algae each have their own set of substances, such as carrageenan, agar, and fucoxanthin, which derives demand in medicines, food, and cosmetics. Innovations in algae harvesting and processing are increasing the yield and purity, encouraging industry expansion even more.

Algae Extracts Market Revenue Share, By Form, (2022)

Based on Form, the solid form segment accounted for 61% of the algae extracts market share in 2023. The market's solid form segment is critical to its diversification and reach across different industries. Solid form of algal extracts, such as flakes and powders, play a crucial part in increasing the stability and shelf life of many goods, similar to the role of barrier resins in food packaging. These forms are required in medicines to ensure medication effectiveness and in cosmetics to ensure product life and quality.

Solid algal extracts are employed in the nutraceutical industry due to their concentrated nutritional value and simplicity of inclusion into supplements. The adaptability of solid forms, such as barrier resins, drives product innovation, allowing these extracts to fulfil a variety of industrial uses ranging from health foods to agricultural inputs, boosting their market penetration and attractiveness.

The "Food and Beverages" is a major driver in the algae extracts market, as it uses algal for nutritional improvement and natural colouring in an array of goods. The "Personal Care" segment uses the extracts for their skin-benefiting characteristics, putting them into a number of cosmetic and skincare products.

In "Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals," algal extracts are regarded for their concentrated antioxidants and vitamins, which play an important role in the production of health supplements. The "Animal Feed" sector uses these extracts for boosting nutritional content in animal diets, enhancing overall animal health. These applications highlight the diversity of algal extracts, with each driving to the market's growth in unique but complementary ways.

U.S. Algae Extracts Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Billion)

The U.S. algae extracts market size held over USD 1.14 billion in 2023. The USA is dominating in the North America market, because of more effective research, rising demand for sustainable goods, and technological innovation. The United States is home to key players and research agencies focusing in algae culture and extraction technologies, which add substantially to market evolution. There is a growing consumer preference towards eco-friendly and natural products in industries such as personal care, food and beverages, and medicines, which pushes up demand for algae-based components.

In addition, the U.S. market is aided by investments in sustainable practices, and favourable legislative frameworks, which accelerates the research and marketing of algal extracts. This integrated ecosystem places the U.S. as a significant contributor to the market.

Algae Extracts Market Share

In the competitive algae extracts industry, key players are concentrating on extending their business footprint through a variety of strategies such as technological advancements, collaborations, and catering to rising demand in the personal care, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals, sectors. The market is rapidly expanding, driven by rising demand for sustainable and natural components. Companies are investing in R&D to enhance and innovate algal extract production, in response to the extracts' numerous applications and advantages.

Algae Extracts Market Companies

Major companies operating in the algae extracts industry include:

  • Algatechnologies
  • Allmicroalgae
  • Arizona Algae Products, LLC.
  • Blue Evolution
  • Corbion NV
  • Cyanotech Corporation
  • Earthrise Nutritionals LLC. (DIC Corporation)
  • Goerlich Pharma GmbH
  • Kelp
  • Olmix Group
  • Phycom Microalgae
  • Phytoalgae
  • Solazyme
  • Tagrow Co., Ltd
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Algae Extracts Industry News

  • In February 2021, Corbion NV unveiled plans to expand the distribution of Omega-3-rich microalgae ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA, with the aim of catering to the animal feed market in the UK and Ireland, in collaboration with UFAC-UK. The strategic initiative was aimed to meet the growing demands of the industry and strengthen the company's global presence.

The algae extracts market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Kilo Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Source

  • Red Algae
  • Green Algae
  • Brown Algae
  • Others

Market, By Form

  • Solid
  • Liquid

Market, By Application

  • Food and Beverages
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
  • Animal Feed
    • Poultry
    • Swine
    • Cattle
    • Aquaculture
    • Petfood 
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of algae extracts reached USD 5.42 billion in 2023 and is set to cross USD 9.44 billion by 2032, owing to the increasing demand for natural ingredients and increased awareness of the health advantages of algae-based products worldwide.

The green algae source segment recorded USD 1.4 billion in 2023, attributed to innovations in algae harvesting and processing leading to increased yield and purity.

U.S. market was valued at USD 1.14 billion in 2023, due to the rising demand for sustainable goods, and technological innovations in the region.

Algatechnologies, Allmicroalgae, Arizona Algae Products, LLC., Blue Evolution, Corbion NV, Cyanotech Corporation, Earthrise Nutritionals LLC. (DIC Corporation), Goerlich Pharma GmbH, Kelp, and Olmix Group are some of the major algae extracts companies worldwide.

Algae Extracts Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 203
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 180
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