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Lycopene Market Size By Source (Natural, Synthetic), By Property (Health Ingredient, Coloring agent), By Application (Food & beverages, Personal care products, Dietary supplements, Pharmaceuticals), By Formulation & Global Forecast, 2022-2032

  • Report ID: GMI5537
  • Published Date: Apr 2023
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Lycopene Market Size

Lycopene Market size valued at USD 145 million in 2022 and is poised to grow at 5.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Driven by the surging demand for lycopene in the food sector. 

Rapidly expanding food industry has proliferated the demand for lycopene which is utilized as a natural food coloring agent and a key ingredient in numerous processed foods. It finds use across a multitude of food products, including cereal and breakfast products, dairy items, non-alcoholic flavored beverages, and baked products among others. Lycopene is also extensively used as a natural food coloring agent in salad dressings, candies, fruit and vegetable juices, and other products for the health-conscious crowd as well. Lycopene is also known to help prevent the autoxidation of fats and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, which make it further popular among health-conscious consumer base.

Lycopene Market

The lycopene market growth is attributed to several world governments making investments towards their food processing industries. In fact, as per India’s Press Information Bureau, export of processed food products in the country increased from USD 8.56 billion in 2020-21 to USD 10.42 billion in 2021-2022.

Fluctuations in lycopene prices may constrain lycopene market outlook

Despite an optimistic growth scenario, the volatile nature of lycopene supply and demand often leads to fluctuations in its prices, which may act as a constrain for the market. Low availability and steep prices of raw materials further add to the overall price of the product, which makes it an out of reach commodity for many end-users. Recent natural calamities such as floods, droughts, and other unprecedented events have affected cultivation of tomatoes, which has skyrocketed the prices of lycopene products. These high costs can turn consumers towards more easily available low-cost substitutes.

Lycopene Market Analysis

Global Lycopene Market Size, By Application

In terms of application, lycopene market share from the pharmaceuticals segment is expected to witness 5% CAGR through 2032. Lycopene is a non-pro-vitamin A carotenoid and antioxidant and is found to ameliorate cardiac complications, inflammatory conditions, and neural disorders, making it suitable for pharmaceutical applications. It is used in capsule, tablet, and gel forms in the pharmaceutical sector.

In the pharmaceutical sector, Lycopen Gold Capsule, which is a multivitamin capsule for the prevention of radical damage, toxins, and pollutants, is one of the most prominent lycopene products. The capsule helps the digestive system absorb nutrients more rapidly. It also helps boost immunity while ensuring the body’s overall well-being.


Lycopene Market  By Source

The lycopene market from synthetic source segment will reach USD 185 million by 2032, led by their low production cost in comparison to their natural counterparts. The affordability makes synthetic lycopene easily available across several industries. It serves as a viable alternative to naturally occurring lycopene for use in many dietary supplements. It is added to breakfast cereals, infant formula, meal replacements, and other products. The US FDA has recognized synthetic lycopene and its crystallized extracts to be safe for use in various food products.


Asia Pacific Lycopene Market Size

Asia Pacific lycopene market is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 6% between 2023 and 2032, on account of the region’s expanding nutraceuticals industry. As per India’s Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the country’s nutraceutical market is set to hit a valuation of nearly USD 18 billion by 2025. Regional expansion can also be attributed to growing health awareness in the region which has bolstered the number of consumers of lycopene supplements. A growing number of people across the region are increasingly consuming lycopene supplements for the material’s potential health benefits, which includes reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Lycopene Market Share

Some of the leading companies involved in the lycopene market are:

  • Divis laboratories
  • Lycored
  • DDW the colour house
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • BASF SE limited
  • Dohler group,
  • DSM.

These companies are heavily investing in capacity expansion efforts to extend their global footprint. Citing an instance, in February 2023, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, an American multinational food processing company, announced the opening of a new production unit in Valencia, Spain to cater to the increasing demand for postbiotics, probiotics, and other products that support well-being.

The new facility will help the company strengthen its position in the growing markets for postbiotics and probiotics in Europe, the U.S., and the Asia Pacific.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on lycopene industry on account of supply chain disruptions. The pandemic also hindered the operations of the global food and beverages sector, which is a major end-user of lycopene. However, elevated consumption of lycopene-based dietary supplements as an immunity booster during the pandemic created new revenue streams for the marker. In fact, in France alone, sales of lycopene-infused vitamins increased by more than 40-60% in March 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019.

The lycopene market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilotons & revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Source

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

Market, By Property 

  • Health Ingredient
  • Coloring agent
  • Others

Market, By Application 

  • Food & beverages
  • Personal Care Products
  • Dietary supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Market, By Formulation

  • Beadlets
  • Powder
  • Oil suspension
  • Emulsion
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of lycopene reached USD 145 million and is anticipated to witness 5.5% CAGR during 2023 to 2032, driven by the surging demand for lycopene from the food industry.

The synthetic source segment is slated to record a valuation of USD 185 million by 2032, fueled by the relatively low manufacturing costs of synthetic lycopene.

Asia Pacific market is poised to expand at 6% CAGR through 2032, on account of the region’s rapidly growing nutraceuticals industry.

Some of the major contenders partaking in the market share include names such as DDW the colour house, Vidhya herbs, Plantnat, Plamed green science group, Dohler group, Hunan sunshine bio tech co ltd, and Divis laboratories.

Lycopene Market Scope

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