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MCT Oil Market - By Source (Caprylic acid, Capric acid, Lauric acid), By Type (Coconut oil, Palm oil, Others), By Form (Dry, Liquid), By Application (F&B, Dietary supplements, Pharma, Personal Care & cosmetics) & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI7346
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

MCT Oil Market Size

MCT Oil Market in terms of transaction was valued at USD 780 million in 2022 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7.6% between 2023 and 2032.

MCT Oil Market

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Increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits associated with MCT oils, such as weight management, improved cognitive function, and enhanced energy levels, has boosted demand for these products. In addition, MCT oils are a staple in the ketogenic diet, which has gained popularity due to its potential for weight loss and metabolic health. This trend has driven the demand for MCT oils as a dietary supplement.

MCT oils are derived from sources like coconut oil and palm kernel oil, and their prices can be influenced by supply and demand dynamics, weather conditions, and geopolitical factors, leading to price volatility. In addition, the production of palm kernel oil, one of the primary sources of MCTs, is associated with deforestation and habitat destruction, leading to environmental concerns and negative publicity for products containing palm-derived MCTs.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID- 19 had significant impact on the market It disrupted global supply chains, causing interruptions in the production and distribution of MCT oils due to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and labor shortages. On the consumer front, the heightened focus on health and wellness during the pandemic led to increased demand for MCT oils, known for their potential health benefits. Consumers sought products that could boost their immune systems, further driving the use of MCT oils in immune-boosting supplements and functional foods.

MCT Oil Market Trends

The popularity of ketogenic and low-carb diets continues to drive the demand for MCT oils as they are a key component in these dietary regimens. Consumers looking to manage their weight and improve metabolic health are seeking out MCT oil products. In addition, MCT oils are being incorporated into a wide range of food and beverage products, including meal replacement shakes, coffee creamers, and sports drinks. The convenience and health benefits of MCTs make them an attractive ingredient in the food industry.

MCT Oil Market Analysis

MCT Oil Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on type caprylic acid dominated the segment with the highest market size of USD 390 million in 2022. Caprylic acid is particularly beneficial for health and wellness, which aligns with the growing consumer emphasis on better dietary choices. This fatty acid is known for its potential in enhancing cognitive function, increasing energy levels, and supporting weight management.

Based on source, coconut oil segment dominated the segment with the revenue share of 43.5% in 2022. Coconut oil is perceived as a natural and plant-based source of MCTs, aligning with the growing consumer preference for sustainable and clean-label products. As consumers increasingly seek out healthier and more natural alternatives, coconut oil, with its MCT-rich composition, has gained favor among those looking to incorporate health-conscious choices into their diets.

 MCT Oil Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2022)

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Based on application food and beverage segment dominated the market with revenue share of 50.4% in 2022. The growing demand for healthier and functional food and beverage products has spurred the incorporation of MCT oils. MCTs are recognized for their potential health benefits, including improved energy levels and cognitive function, and support for weight management. As consumers seek products that align with their health and wellness goals, food and beverage manufacturers are turning to MCT oils as an attractive ingredient to enhance the nutritional profile of their offerings.

Based on form liquid dominated the segment with the highest revenue share of 90.2% in 2022. Liquid MCT oils are highly versatile and convenient. They can be easily added to a wide range of beverages and recipes, making them a popular choice for consumers looking to incorporate MCTs into their diets without altering their regular eating habits. This versatility has led to increased adoption of liquid MCT oils in various applications.

Asia Pacific MCT Oils Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Asia pacific region dominated the MCT oil market with the highest industry size of USD 270 million in 2022. The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed a surge in health and wellness awareness. Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and are actively seeking products that can support their well-being. MCT oils, with their potential benefits for weight management, energy enhancement, and cognitive function, are aligning well with these consumer priorities. In addition, the region is witnessing a burgeoning fitness and sports nutrition culture. MCT oils, known for their ability to provide quick energy and support muscle recovery, are increasingly used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts. This trend is contributing to the growth of MCT oil consumption in the region.

MCT Oil Market Share

Major companies operating in the MCT oil industry includes:

  • IOI Oleo
  • Oleon
  • Stepan
  • BASF
  • Nisshin OilliO Group
  • Kao Corporation
  • Wilmar International Limited
  • Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd.
  • Croda International
  • Lonza
  • ABITEC Corporation
  • Valio

The market players are undergoing various strategic initiatives, such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations.

BASF SE, one of the world's leading chemical giants, is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and boasts a rich history dating back to 1865. Diversified across various core business segments, BASF's influence extends far and wide. The company operates in chemicals, materials, industrial solutions, surface technologies, agricultural solutions, and the oil & gas sector. With a global presence spanning over 80 countries, BASF's extensive network includes production facilities, research centers, and sales offices across the world. Innovation is at the heart of their operations, as they continually invest in research and development to create sustainable, groundbreaking solutions for a broad spectrum of industries. Sustainability is a top priority, with ambitious goals set for reducing carbon emissions and improving resource efficiency.

MCT Oil Industry News

In November 2023 BASF collaborated with a startup 3Helix, Inc to hybridize peptide solution to the personal care market.

The MCT Oil Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of transactional value (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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 By Type

  • Caprylic acid
  • Capric acid
  • Lauric acid

By Source

  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Others  

By Application

  • Food and beverages
  • Dietary supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Others

By Form

  • Dry
  • Liquid

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

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Manish Mohanan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for MCT oil was worth USD 0.78 billion in revenue in 2022 and is set to record 7.6% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 driven by the rising consumer awareness of the health benefits.
The coconut oil segment held 43.5% revenue share of the MCT oil market in 2022 and is likely to witness high demand between 2023 and 2032 attributed to the increasing consumer preference for sustainable and clean-label products.
Asia Pacific MCT oil industry was USD 0.27 billion in revenue in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a notable pace through 2032 attributed to the surging health and wellness awareness among the regional consumers.
Some of the major MCT oil companies are Stepan, BASF, KLK OLEO, Nisshin OilliO Group, Wilmar International Limited, Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd., Croda International, Lonza, ABITEC Corporation, and Valio, among others.

MCT Oil Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 273
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 180
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