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What makes the Omega-3 PUFA market a Booming

Omega-3 fatty acids also called -3 fatty acids or n-3 fatty acids are
polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with a double bond (C=C) at the third
carbon atom from the end of the carbon chain.

List of omega-3 fatty acids

This table lists several different names for the most common omega-3 fatty acids found in nature.

Common name Chemical name
Hexadecatrienoic acid (HTA) 16:3 (n-3) all-cis-7,10,13-hexadecatrienoic acid
-Linolenic acid (ALA) 18:3 (n-3) all-cis-9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid
Stearidonic acid (SDA) 18:4 (n-3) all-cis-6,9,12,15-octadecatetraenoic acid
Eicosatrienoic acid (ETE) 20:3 (n-3) all-cis-11,14,17-eicosatrienoic acid
Eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA) 20:4 (n-3) all-cis-8,11,14,17-eicosatetraenoic acid
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 20:5 (n-3) all-cis-5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid
Heneicosapentaenoic acid (HPA) 21:5 (n-3) all-cis-6,9,12,15,18-heneicosapentaenoic acid
Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA),
22:5 (n-3) all-cis-7,10,13,16,19-docosapentaenoic acid
Clupanodonic acid
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 22:6 (n-3) all-cis-4,7,10,13,16,19-docosahexaenoic acid
Tetracosapentaenoic acid 24:5 (n-3)
Tetracosahexaenoic acid (Nisinic all-cis-6,9,12,15,18,21-tetracosahexaenoic
24:6 (n-3)
acid) acid

Struktur EPA :

Struktur DHA :

The market for Omega-3 PUFA is projected to reach USD 18.95 Billion by 2020, at a
CAGR of about 13.8%
The Omega-3 PUFA market is fueled by the growing health awareness among
consumers and the increasing incidences of chronic conditions such as blood
pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Globally, the rise in aging
populations and the growing health concerns has led to a large-scale adoption of
Omega-3 PUFA for various applications.

The top players in the Omega-3 PUFA market such as Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.),
FMC Corporation (U.S.), and Royal DSM (The Netherlands) are continuously involved
in research & development activities in order to meet the increasing demand in the
market. The wide application of Omega-3 PUFA in food has enabled food
manufacturers to adopt sophisticated food processing methods, restructure the food
processing companies, and demand new Omega-3 PUFA that can impart the desired

The Omega-3 PUFA market is segmented on the basis of type into DHA, EPA, and
ALA. The EPA segment is growing at the fastest rate due to the increasing
consumers demand for essential fatty acids owing to the growing incidences of
chronic diseases.
The market for Omega-3 PUFA is projected to grow as a result of the increasing use
of Omega-3 PUFA in different applications and rising opportunities in countries such
as India, China, and Brazil. In 2014, the North American region was the largest
market for Omega-3 PUFA, and the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the
highest rate during the forecast period.

The multi-functionality of Omega-3 PUFA, coupled with the growing demand from
the food & beverage industry drives the market. However, sustainability issues of
fisheries leading to low production of fish oil, absence of RDI (Recommended Daily
Intake), and competition amongst raw material suppliers and increasing fish oil
price are restraining the market.

The Omega-3 PUFA market is estimated to be valued at USD 9.94 Billion in 2015. It
is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2015 to 2020. The Omega-3 PUFA
market is segmented on the basis of type into Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA),
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Alpha Linolenic acid (ALA). On the basis of
application, it is segmented into dietary supplements, functional food & beverages,
pharmaceuticals, infant formula, and others. It is also segmented on basis of source
into marine and plant. Marine source it is further segmented into fish oil, algal oil,
krill oil, and others. Plant source is further segmented into flax seed oil, chia seed
oil, and others. Omega-3 PUFA market is also segmented on the basis of region into
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). With the
increasing health-consciousness among the consumers and multi-benefits of
Omega-3 PUFA, the demand for Omega-3 PUFA is expected to enhance the market
growth from 2015 to 2020

This report includes estimations of market sizes for value (USD Million) and volume
(Kilo tons). Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate
and validate the size of the global Omega-3 PUFA market. Key players in the market
have been identified through secondary research, and their market share in their
respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research.
All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using
secondary sources and have been verified through primary sources. The figure
below shows the breakdown of profiles of industry experts who participated in the
primary discussions.

The key players involved in Omega-3 PUFA market include Cargill, Incorporated
(U.S.), FMC Corporation (U.S.), Croda International PLC (U.K.), and Royal DSM (The

This report is targeted at the existing players in the industry, which include Omega-
3 PUFA manufacturers, Omega-3 PUFA distributors, and research institutions. Key
participants in the supply chain of Omega-3 PUFA are raw material suppliers,
government bodies, distributors, and end users such as the food and
pharmaceutical industries.

This report provides both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Omega-3 PUFA
market, the competitive landscape, and the preferred development strategies of key
players. The key players preferred acquisitions, new product launches, and
expansions & investments as strategies to gain a larger share in the market. The
report also analyzes the market dynamics and market share of leading players.
The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market
segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and

Scope of the Report

On the basis of Type, the Omega-3 PUFA market is segmented as follows:




On the basis of Application, the Omega-3 PUFA market is segmented as


Dietary supplements

Functional food & beverages


Infant formula

Others (pet food, animal feed, and pet nutrition)

On the basis of Source and sub-source, the Omega-3 PUFA market is

segmented as follows:


o Fish Oil

o Algal Oil

o Krill Oil

o Others (salmon, tuna, and herring)


o Flax Seed Oil

o Chia Seed Oil

o Others (soybean and canola oil)

On the basis of region, the Omega-3 PUFA market is segmented as follows:

North America




Product Analysis

Product matrix, which gives a detailed comparison of the product portfolio of

each company

Company Information

Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (Up to five)