Gelatin Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Gelatin Market Expected to reach a high CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Gelatin Market is segmented By Type (Skin Gelatin, Halal Gelatin, Bone Gelatin, Other), By Application (Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverages, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

The Global Gelatin Market is projected to reach a high CAGR of 3% during the forecast period 2022-2029.

Gelatin is a colorless, brittle, and water-soluble substance. It has a high molecular weight and is a rich source of protein. The protein is derived from the collagen present in different animals such as fish, pigs, sheep, and bovines among others. Gelatin is used to improve the flexibility, strength, and consistency of several products. Moreover, it is also used as a stabilizer for a wide range of dairy products. It is generally available in granular powdered. However, in some major European countries, it is available in sheet form. Increasing applications of gelatin in the food and beverage industry is one of the key factors driving the overall growth of the global market. Another important factor for the development of the global gelatin market is its use as an emulsifier and counter crystallizing agent for several food-related applications. In addition to this, it finds application in different ends use industries such as personal care, photography, nutraceuticals, and others.


Market Dynamics

Growing demand for functional and specialty food and beverages

The functional food industry and the food supplement sectors are witnessing growth at a faster rate. The speciality food industry is experiencing demand growth, due to increasing consumer preferences for high-quality food products. Gelatin base, made of gelatin powder, sugar, and other ingredients, is used in the preparation of artisanal pastry, desserts, and various other speciality food products. Gelatin, in the hydrolyzed form, is used in protein to fortify dietary foods. Dried and hydrolyzed food gelatin contains over 92% protein. Pure food gelatin powder contains no carbohydrates or fats, but protein. A one-ounce packet of gelatin powder contains approximately 23 calories and six grams of protein. Gelatin has a unique amino acid arrangement in its sequence and contains a relatively high amount of glycine, proline, and alanine. The presence of biologically active peptide sequences in its primary structure results in gelatin’s bioactivities. The high protein content present in gelatin is its winning imperative among the other sources of proteins in the market. The ability of gelatin to fight wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin makes it suitable for use in the cosmetics and personal care industry. Gelatin is also useful in various pharmaceutical applications. The demand side participants in the gelatin market are indulged in research and innovation to increase the functional properties of gelatin for better efficiency.

The food industry is regulated by stringent laws governing animal-based raw materials and ingredients that are used in the production of the product. Countries such as Europe and North America are actively involved in framing such regulations. For instance, gelatin manufacturers in Europe are required to comply with the specifications and requirements notified in REGULATION (EU) 2016/355. The regulation states that the raw materials used in gelatin production that is intended for human consumption should adhere to certain rules, for instance, they should abide by stated residual limits and go through specific treatments to reduce the disease occurrence among humans.  These guidelines might make the process of raw material procurement slightly complex and hamper the manufacturing process.

Market Segmentation

The skin gelatin segment is expected to be the largest segment with a share of XX% during the forecast period

The global gelatin market has been segmented by source into skin gelatin, bone gelatin and halal gelatin among others. The skin gelatin segment held the largest share as of 2020. Gelatin sourced from pig skin is being preferred over other sources owing to its cheaper price. Pork skin gelatin is a natural protein, which is derived from the hydrolysis of collagen that exists in the skin of the pork.  Pork skin has unique properties, which can be used as a thickening, stabilizing and gelling agent. The functional properties of pork skin such as antioxidant and antihypertensive nature shape the segment growth. Moreover, the increasing demand for the cosmetic industry is also fueling the demand for pork skin gelatin as has an excellent emulsifier as well as a stabilizing agent for many foams and emulsions.  However, stringent regulations against pig consumption in Islamic countries of MEA are expected to restrict its use as a raw material for the manufacturing of gelatin. In addition, disease prevalence such as the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the U.S., which is associated with pigs, is expected to restrict its supply as a raw material.

Geographical Penetration

Europe is expected to dominate the global gelatin market

By geography, Europe is expected to dominate the global gelatin market in the year 2020, growing with a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period. The market in Europe is characterized by the presence of stringent regulations established by the European Commission. The use of premium quality collagen for the production of bone and tissue reconstruction patches is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. The regional demand is driven by the consumption of gelatin-based products such as cosmetics, food products, rejuvenation beverages, and pharmaceutical products. In addition, the rising demand for gelatin in the production of casings for meat is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

North America held a significant market revenue share of XX% in the year 2020. The United States dominated the North American gelatin market. The presence of long term and well-established meat processors including JBS; Tyson Foods, Inc.; and Cargill, incorporated in the U.S on account of easy access to consumables is expected to promote the application of gelatin in the country. However, rising manufacturing costs in the U.S. in light of increasing utility expenditure is expected to reduce the application in personal care, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, and pharma sectors, which is expected to negatively impact market growth in the near future.


Competitive Landscape

The global gelatin market is consolidated in nature due to the domination of a few leading companies. The key players in the global market are expected to adopt marketing strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, and tactical partnerships & alliances to strengthen their business portfolio. In addition to this, the key companies in the global gelatin market are also expected to focus on expanding their geographical outreach to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals by tapping into previously unexplored regions and areas. Some of the key companies in the global gelatin market are Rousselot SAS, Weishardt Group, Sterling Gelatin, Catalent Pharma Solutions, PB Gelatins, Roxor LLC, and Nitta Gelatin Inc., among others. For instance, in June 2021, Nitta Gelatin India launched premium gelatin of international standards in the hotel and restaurants category. The food connoisseurs can now look forward to preparing and experiencing a variety of desserts, jellies, frozen sweets, soft candies, and marshmallows at international standards. In December 2020, Gelita AG acquired majority shares in the Turkish gelatine company, SelJel. With this joint venture, Gelita AG is further strengthening its position as the industry's global leader. In October 2020, Rousselot BV, part of Darling Ingredients and Giusto Faravelli SpA, announced a new distribution partnership in Italy. Faravelli is an international reference point in the distribution of raw materials and ingredients for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, food, chemicals, and cosmetic industries. Under the new partnership, Faravelli will distribute pharmaceutical and food gelatins produced by Rousselot Functional Ingredients across Italy.

COVID-19 Impact: Negative impact on the gelatin market due to lockdowns

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, trade disruptions due to border restrictions are the main factors challenging the sales of the gelatin market. Such trade-related challenges are being witnessed in countries that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, production has gone down about 30-40%, according to, managing director of Narmada Gelatin and chairman of Ossein and Gelatin Manufacturers Association (OGMA). Slaughterhouses had been shut through the early phases of the lockdown. While they are slowly opening up now, the transportation of cattle remains a critical piece.

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