Lipids Market

Lipids Market: Specialty Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry to Drive Growth: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028

  • 2018-10-16
  • REP-GB-7525
  • 203 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Lipids Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Lipids market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Lipids market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Lipids Market Introduction

Lipids are termed as a large organic compounds that fall under the classes of fatty acid derivatives or closely related compounds. Lipids are generally insoluble in water but exhibit high levels of solubility in organic solvents & alcohols. Lipids include esters & fats with analogous properties & further constitute carbohydrates & proteins. The primary functions of lipids include stowing energy, signaling and performing as key structural components for cell membranes.

The global lipids market is estimated to be valued at US$ 17.3 Bn by 2018 end and is expected to reach US$ 26.4 Bn by the end of 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period. The global lipids market is anticipated to represent an incremental opportunity of US$ 9.2 Bn between 2018 and 2028

The lipids market is expected to gain traction over the forecast period

Lipids are widely used in various end-use industries such as personal care and cosmetics, food and beverage and pharmaceutical. Increasing urbanization has brought about tremendous lifestyle changes in in different regions, which is, in turn, catering numerous benefits for the personal care and cosmetics industry. Digitalization and social media have played a vital role in the advertisements and sales of various cosmetics. Increasing consumer preference towards cosmetics with natural ingredients is expected to add to the growth of the lipids market. Thus, the increasing sales of cosmetics is expected to boost lipids sales in the coming years.

Moreover, the demand for lipids in the nutraceutical industry is also expected to remain high throughout the forecast period. Increasing health awareness and higher healthcare costs are the key driving factors for the growth of the nutraceutical industry. This growth of the nutraceutical industry is expected to create a platform for the growth of the lipids market in the near future.

China dominates the global lipids market and APAC is tipped to be a high potential market by the end of the forecast period

From a regional/country perspective, the lipids market is dominated by China, owing to the high demand from personal care & cosmetics and food and beverage industries in China. China is projected to witness healthy growth over the forecast period, which can primarily be attributed to the increasing per capita disposable income of people in the country. The growing food and beverage industry in China is another key factor expected to drive the sales of lipids over the forecast period

The APAC region is expected to register a high growth rate over the forecast period, which can be attributed to the increasing demand for nutraceutical products and growth of the pharmaceutical industry in the region. India is expected to hold the lion’s share in the growth of the lipids market in the APAC region, owing to the growing demand for lipids in the nutraceutical industry. India is expected to be a high potential market for the nutraceutical industry growth, owing to the rising health related problems/diseases in the country

Focus on research and development of customized products in the global lipids market

The global lipids market is saturated with numerous global and regional manufacturers. Manufacturers in the lipids market are engaged in R&D activities to develop new products and thus, cater to the rising demand and withstand the competitive environment in the market. The regional markets are primarily dominated by the domestic manufactures engaged in the sales of lipids in the nearby regions. Global manufacturers collaborate with regional players to expand their sales footprint in the region. Changing trends in the food and beverage industry and ongoing research and developments in the pharmaceutical industry have impelled manufacturers to provide customized lipid products.

Key trends governing the global lipids market

The demand for lipids in different regions is entirely depended on the macro-economic factors prevailing in a particular region. In order to keep pace with the macro-economic factors and sustain competition from other global players, bigger players in the market are focusing on acquisitions or collaborations with domestic players in order to strengthen their sales networks in regional markets. Moreover, manufacturers are focusing on forging agreements with the distributors and suppliers that have global presence in order to strengthen their sales footprint.

Key players operating in the global lipids market

Some of the players reported in this study on the global lipids market include Merck Millipore Ltd, Avanti Polar Lipids, ABITEC Corporation, Chemi S.p.A, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, Stepan Company, Archer Daniels Midland Company, NOF Corporation, Cayman Chemical and Matreya LLC, among others. Moreover, manufacturers of lipids have been channelizing efforts towards strengthening their research & development activities and focusing on specific regions to cater to the regional markets. This is expected to positively impact the lipids market in the near future.

Lipids Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2028

This FMI study offers a ten-year analysis and forecast for the global lipids market between 2018 and 2028. The study considers 2017 as the base year with market values estimated for 2017 and a forecast developed for the duration between 2019 and 2028. Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is represented from 2018 to 2028. The study covers various perspectives of the market, including market dynamics, value chain, pricing analysis, competition analysis, regional and segmental growth comparison and macro-economic and industry growth analysis, along with segment level projections in a comprehensive manner. As per the findings of the study and perspectives of industry participants, the global lipids market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2018 and 2028 in terms of value. Increasing demand and adoption of cosmetics and personal care products containing natural ingredients, rising consumption of nutrition supplements and growth of nutraceutical industry along with the growth of the pharmaceutical industry are expected to drive the global lipid market.

The Future Market Insights report on lipids carefully analyses the market at a global and regional level through market segmentation on the basis of key parameters such as product type and application. The primary objective of the report is to offer key insights on market updates, competition positioning, current trends, market potential, growth rates and other relevant information and statistics in a suitable manner to the readers or various stakeholders of the market.

Lipids are termed as large organic compounds that fall under the classes of fatty acid derivatives or closely related compounds. They are generally insoluble in water but exhibit high levels of solubility in organic solvents & alcohols. Lipids include esters & fats with analogous properties & further constitute carbohydrates & proteins. The primary functions of lipids include stowing energy, signaling and performing as key structural components for cell membranes.

The report is structured to facilitate the reader to develop a thorough understanding about the market. It begins with market definitions, followed by the market background, market dynamics and a market analysis by key segments, regional analysis and competition landscape. Each section covers a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the market on the basis of facts, historical developments and key opinions collected from industry participants through dedicated interviews and trends in the market.

Lipids Market: Segmentation

Product Type



  • Sphingomyelin

  • Glycerophopholipid

    • Phosphatidic Acids

    • Phosphoserines

    • Phosphoethanolamines

    • Phosphocholines

    • MPEGylated Phospholipids

    • Phospholipids with Heterogeneous Fatty Acid Chain

    • Phosphoglycerols with Heterogeneous Fatty Acid Chain

  • Cholesterol

  • Monoglycerols

  • Diacylglycerols

  • Fatty Acid


  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Food

  • Personal Care and Cosmetics


  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Europe

  • China

  • Asia Pacific (Excl. China)

  • Middle East & Africa


Lipids Market: Report Structure

The report begins with a market introduction, defining the market taxonomy and product definitions regarding the global lipids market assessment. In the next section, the report describes the market development background, covering macro-economic factors, parent industry factors, forecast factors, regional weighted average pricing analysis and value chain overview, covering approximate margins and an indicative list of stakeholders involved in each stage.

The next section of the report discusses market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and trends impacting the market growth at a global level. Market opportunities or the potential for manufacturers have been presented in the subsequent section of the same chapter. This section also includes the impact assessment of market dynamics on the global lipids market at a qualitative level based on analysis facts and insights.

Subsequent sections of the report provide value (US$ Mn) and volume (Mn Tons) projections for the lipids market on the basis of the above mentioned segments at a global level. The global market values represented in these sections have been agglomerated by collecting data and information at a regional level. The market information, along with key facts and insights, covers unique analysis frameworks such as absolute $ opportunity analysis, year-on-year growth trend comparison, market share and attractiveness analysis for each of the sub-types covered in the above segments.

The next section of the report presents a summarised view of the global lipids market based on six prominent regions considered in the study. The section includes the regional market position, growth potential, trends and market attractiveness analysis for each of these regions.

The market analysis sections cover Y-o-Y growth trends, market share analysis, market attractiveness and incremental $ opportunity assessment for each above mentioned segment. These sections analyse the degree to which the global drivers are influencing this market in each region.

Lipids Market: Research Methodology

All the above sections evaluate the present market scenario and growth prospects in the global lipids market, while the forecast presented in the sections assesses the market size in terms of volume and value. In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the global lipids market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, the team engaged in in-depth primary interviews and discussions with several of the industry participants (manufacturers, distributors/service providers, and end users, among others) and opinion leaders. A detailed discussion guide in this regards comprising essential data points and certain key findings has been developed and shared with several of the prospective respondents. Opinions on a variety of aspects pertaining to the market are sought and these are aggregated, and further validated ascertain appropriate shares to individual segments. Simultaneously, secondary research, wherein information from key sources such as company presentations, industry association publications, technical papers, trade associations, and agencies were gathered and our own analysis was carried out. However, forecasting the market in terms of various segments and regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalising them after the completion of the forecast exercise.

In addition, it is imperative to note that, in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we do not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyse the market on the basis of key parameters such as Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth to understand the predictability of the lipids market and identify the right opportunities available.

As previously highlighted, the lipids market has been split into a number of segments. All the lipids sub-segments by material type, application and region have been analysed on the basis of Basis Point Share (BPS) to understand each individual segment’s relative contribution to the market growth. This detailed level of information is important for the identification of various key trends witnessed in the lipids market.

Another key feature of this report is the analysis of all the key segments in the lipids market, sub-segments and the regional adoption and revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market; however, the absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the lipids market.

In order to understand the key market segments in terms of the growth and application of lipids across concerned regions, Future Market Insights has developed an attractiveness index, which will help providers identify real market opportunities.

Lipids Market: Competitive Landscape

In the final section of the report, a competitive landscape of the lipids market has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view categorised on the basis of providers present in the value chain, their presence in the lipids market and key differentiating factors and strategies. The primary category of providers covered in the report includes the manufacturers of lipids. This section is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of the key providers specific to a market segment in the value chain of the lipids market. Report audiences can gain segment-specific producer insights to identify and evaluate key competitors on the basis of the in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the lipids marketplace. Detailed profiles of the providers are also included in the scope of the report to evaluate their long- and short-term strategies, key offerings and recent developments in the lipids market. Examples of some of the key competitors covered in the report include Merck Millipore Limited, Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., NOF Corporation, Cayman Chemical, Corden Pharma, CHEMI S.p.A., Lipoid GmbH, Stepan Co. and Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., among others. 

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