Amino Acids Industry Overview
The global amino acids market size was valued at USD 26.1 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2030.
The market is anticipated to be driven by the increasing demand for amino acids from the food, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. The product is widely being used in dietary supplements owing to its ability to treat muscle soreness, sprain, and mental fatigue.
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the amino acids industry faced a few challenges as the imposed lockdown on manufacturing industries resulted in supply chain disruptions. This in turn resulted in a supply and demand volatility of the amino acid products. However, with the spread of the virus, the shift of people towards immunity-boosting products increased during the period, thus driving the demand for amino acid-based products.
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Amino acids can be synthesized via protein hydrolysis, chemical synthesis, or microbiological (biotechnological) methods. The choice of method depends on the available technology, cost of raw materials, market characteristics, cost of running fermentation versus synthesis reactions, and the environmental impact of the method itself.
Biotechnological methods are widely utilized to produce amino acids. Even though biotechnology-based production is capital intensive, it plays a significant role in the production of amino acids. Modern biotechnology is applied to increase the production yield. For instance, genetic and metabolic engineering are used for strain improvement. However, enzyme catalysis is expected to remain the preferred method for the production of amino acids and their derivatives.
The fermentation process is applied to the industrial production of most L-amino acids. This method utilizes the phenomenon under which microorganisms convert nutrients to various vital components required. Raw materials such as syrups are added to the microorganisms’ culture media and proliferating microorganisms can produce amino acids. Enzymes play an important role in the production of amino acids by fermentation.
Plant-based raw materials such as soybean, wheat, and corn are gaining popularity owing to higher amino acid concentration and availability. In order to maintain a consistent supply of raw materials for production, key players in the market are adopting forward as well as backward integration strategies aimed at securing high quality and stable supply of raw materials. Such steps of vertical integration are providing a higher degree of certainty of raw material supply and are offering them opportunities for the development of new and innovative products from existing raw materials.
The rising demand for dietary supplements, along with bolstering expansion of the healthcare industry in countries such as India, China, Mexico, and the U.S., is expected to propel the product demand in the long run. Among different types of amino acids, lysine and valine are gaining significant traction among end-users.
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- Dietary Supplements Market – The global dietary supplements market size was valued at USD 151.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% from 2022 to 2030.
- Lysine Market – The global lysine market size was valued at USD 745.2 million in 2014 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period. Lysine is a type of amino acid that is vital for both humans and animals.
Amino Acids Market Segmentation
Grand View Research has segmented the global amino acids market on the basis of raw material, product, application, livestock, and region:
Amino Acids Raw Material Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)
- Plant Based
- Animal Based
Amino Acids Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)
Amino Acids Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)
- Animal Feed
- Food & Dietary Supplements
Amino Acids Livestock Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)
Amino Acids Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons, Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Central & South America
- Middle East & Africa
Market Share Insights
- January2022: The Leverkusen, Germany-based pharmaceutics company Bayer AG announced the launch of Ambition, an amino acid-based product specially made for the Chinese market.
- July 2021: Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based biotechnology and multinational food corporation announced the launch of an amino acid supplement.
Key Companies profiled:
Some prominent players in the global amino acids market include
- Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
- KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD.
- Evonik Industries AG
- AMINO GmbH
- Taiwan Amino Acids Co. Ltd.
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