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Lutein Market Size - By Source (Natural, Synthetic), By Form (Powder Lutein, Beadlet Lutein, Emulsion Lutein, Oil Suspension Lutein), By Application (Dietary Supplements, Functional Foods, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed) & Global Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI752
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Lutein Market Size

Lutein Market size was valued at USD 381.1 million in 2023 and is estimated to register 6% CAGR from 2024 to 2032 driven by Increasing awareness of the importance of maintaining good vision and preventing age-related eye conditions.

Lutein Market

Increased exposure to digital devices like smartphones, computers, and tablets has led to concerns about digital eye strain and blue light exposure. Lutein's potential to filter blue light has driven interest in its consumption.


Factors such as supply-demand imbalances, crop yield variations, and currency fluctuations can lead to price volatility for lutein-derived ingredients. Ensuring a consistent and high-quality source of lutein, often derived from marigold flowers, can be challenging due to factors like weather conditions and agricultural practices. Incorporating lutein into various products while maintaining its stability and bioavailability can present formulation difficulties for manufacturers. Thus, the risks associated with lutein may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the lutein market growth.

COVID-19 Impact

The focus on essential goods during the pandemic led to decreased demand for non-essential products, including supplements and functional foods containing lutein. Economic uncertainties prompted some consumers to cut back on discretionary spending, impacting purchases of supplements and specialized health products like lutein. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is estimated to boost the market growth.

Lutein Market Trends

Consumers were seeking natural and clean label products, leading manufacturers to develop lutein-rich supplements and functional foods using naturally derived ingredients. The trend toward personalized nutrition led to the development of lutein supplements tailored to specific consumer needs and health goals. Manufacturers were introducing lutein in various product formats, including gummies, beverages, snacks, and powders, to cater to different consumer preferences. Companies were formulating lutein products targeting specific age groups, such as children, adults, and seniors, to address varying eye health needs.

Lutein Market Analysis

Lutein Market Size, By Source, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Lutein market from the natural source segment exceeded USD 198.2 million in 2022 marigold flower-derived lutein aligns with the trend toward natural and clean label products, appealing to health-conscious consumers. Algae-derived lutein fits well with plant-based and vegan product formulations, catering to consumers seeking non-animal sources. Moreover, an increasing usage will further accelerate the segmental growth.

Lutein Market Revenue Share, By Form, (2023)

The powdered lutein captured around 40% share of the lutein market in 2022 and is set to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. Powdered forms enable flexibility in dosage adjustment and incorporation into different products, catering to personalized nutrition. Powdered lutein can be easily mixed into smoothies, beverages, and recipes, allowing for diverse consumption options.

The dietary supplements segment held a dominant market share in 2022 and is poised to observe gains at nearly 5.2% up to 2032. Lutein is used as a dietary additive to enhance the nutritional value of various products, ranging from beverages to dairy. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of lutein at food centres are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

U.S. Lutein Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Million)

U.S. dominated the North American region with majority market share and a revenue of USD 84.1 million in 2022 and is likely to expand at a significant pace from 2023 to 2032. The aging demographic in North America drives the demand for lutein due to its association with supporting eye health, particularly in older adults. Increasing awareness of the importance of eye health among consumers, propelled by aging populations and digital device usage, boosts the demand for lutein.

Lutein Market Share

Some of the major companies operating in the lutein market are

  • India Glycols Limited.
  • Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • E.I.D. Parry  Limited
  • Divi’s Laboratories
  • Merck KGaA
  • Piveg, Inc.
  • Omniactive Health Technologies
  • Synthite Industries Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd.
  • Dohler Lycored
  • Allied Biotech Corporation
  • Sabinsa

These participants focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Lutein Industry News:

  • In April 2021, Kemin Industries has expanded its distribution agreement with Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner (DKSH) to include distribution for Kemin Food Technologies - Asia in then Philippines and Indonesia.

This lutein market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Source

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

Market, By Form

  • Powder Lutein
  • Beadlet Lutein
  • Emulsion Lutein
  • Oil Suspension Lutein

Market, By Application

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Functional Foods
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Animal Feed
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for lutein was exceeded USD 381.1 million in 2023 and is estimated to reach more than USD 630.3 million by 2032, as the product is known for its role in supporting eye health, particularly in protecting the retina from harmful blue light and oxidative stress.

Powdered lutein segment held around 40% of the market share in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. Powdered forms enable flexibility in dosage adjustment and incorporation into different products, catering to personalized nutrition.

U.S. lutein industry was worth over USD 84 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032, backed by the aging demographic that drives the demand for lutein due to its association with supporting eye health, particularly in older adults.

BASF SE, India Glycols Limited., Kemin Industries, Inc., E.I.D. Parry Limited , Divi’s Laboratories, Merck KGaA, Piveg, Inc., Omniactive Health Technologies, Synthite Industries Ltd., Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd., Döhler Lycored, Allied Biotech Corporation, Sabinsa, FENCHEM among others.

Lutein Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 191
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 150
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