GVR Report cover China Dietary Supplement Testing Services Market Size, Share & Trend Report

China Dietary Supplement Testing Services Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis Report By Method (Stability Testing, Analytical Testing, Microbiological Testing, Regulatory Testing and Compliance), By Ingredients And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-808-4
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The China dietary supplement testing services market size was estimated at USD 2.32 million in 2016. Rising awareness towards maintaining the quality standards during the production of dietary supplements on account of stringent regulations by bodies including CFDA is expected to have a crucial role in increasing the use of testing services.

China dietary supplement testing services market

In addition, the strong foothold of dietary supplement manufacturing base and strong customer base in China is expected to open new market avenues for testing services over the forecast years. Furthermore,positive outlook towards sports nutrition market on account of increasing importance of active lifestyle along with rising awareness towards protein benefits is expected to play a crucial role in promoting the use of dietary supplement products.

Rising concerns over hectic work schedules and fluctuating diet intervals are expected to compel working individuals for a regular intake of nutritional supplements. These factors are expected to promote the application of sports nutrition products including dietary supplements in the form of capsules, powder, and liquids over the next eight years.

Testing service providers procure equipment, consumables, chemicals and microbial cultures from the suppliers located in China. Low prices and easy access to OEM service engineers for maintenance and operations are expected to remain the favorable factors among service providers. However, testing providers would make sure that the consumables and chemicals should be certified for the use of by the regulatory bodies including China FDA, U.S. FDA, and European Commission.

The testing service providers are projected to pay the premium for providing value-added services including training programs, and operation & maintenance solutions to the dietary supplement manufacturer. Also, the dietary supplement manufacturers are expected to increase expenditure towards the deployment of quality testing engineers who could work with service providers for ensuring the quality of the production of finished goods. As a result, increasing operating expenditure on the recruitment and selection of testing engineers by dietary supplement manufacturers to induce the price hike on the finished nutraceuticals.

Method Insights

On the basis of method, the testing services industry can be segmented into stability, analytical, microbiological, regulatory & compliance, and others. The microbiological segment held about 35% of the overall market as per revenue in 2016.

Rapid microbiological methods (RMM) for microbiological testing is expected to drive the market during the forecast period owing to its ability to reduce the time from 8-10 days to 1-2 days. As demand for dietary supplements would surge, microbiological services segment is expected to be positively affected as it plays a critical role in ensuring the level of indicator and spoilage organisms in the final product.

The regulatory & compliance services segment is considered to be the another largest market for services associated with the dietary supplements industry in China and held around 25.8% in terms of revenue in 2016. The compliance of dietary supplements against international regulations surges their acceptance by their users in new markets country globally.

The demand for dietary supplements in China has been rising because of increase in awareness among individuals about self-health and hygiene. A large number of companies are expected to enter the dietary supplements market on this account. This factor is expected to positively affect regulatory & compliance services segment over the forecast period.

Ingredients Insights

On the basis of ingredients, the industry can be segmented into herbal, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and others. Vitamins segment held around 51% of the overall testing services for dietary supplements in China market as per revenue in 2016. The vitamin-based dietary supplements are available in the product forms including A (Retinols and carotenoids), B (Folic acid), C (Ascorbic acid) and D (Cholecalciferol).

Vitamin A is capable of supporting muscular as well as ophthalmic health, whereas vitamin E helps in repairing DNA and strengthening immune system. These products are expected to find applications among working professionals and sports athletes in the form of multivitamin tablets, powder, and liquids over the forecast period.

China dietary supplement testing services market

Amino acid is considered to be the another largest segment which held around 15.5% of the overall market as per revenue in 2016. Key amino acid products including citrulline, creatine, proline, and tyrosine are used for the production of dietary supplements.

Amino acids are majorly manufactured through plant-based raw materials such as soybean, corn, and wheat. However, the predominant consumption of plant-based materials in pharmaceutical and other derivative is expected to reduce the raw material supply among amino acids suppliers over the forecast period. Growing consumer preference towards bio-based products among consumers is further expected to generate high demand for plant-based amino-based acids.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Industry is exceptionally aggressive with organizations undertaking a few activities including regular mergers, acquisitions, capital extension and strategic alliances. Established players are concentrating on expanding their share of the overall industry alongside productivity through technological innovation.

Numerous global players are currently operating in testing services market. Factors such as the rising awareness, dominance of regulatory bodies, and the intensity of rivalry between testing equipment manufacturers and dietary supplement manufacturers govern the competitiveness of China testing services market.

Most major players in the market currently hold a strong position in the market, which is likely to pose as a barrier for new entrants. However, technological breakthrough and research expertise, and are likely to improve the chances of new entrants in the market.

Since the inception of FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices a decade ago, the operating costs of dietary supplement manufacturers have registered a rise due to a surge in raw material prices, rising wages, and rising product quality standards. DNA testing is the latest technology used for the testing of raw botanicals. In this methodology, two short and specific DNA regions are compared with a set of known samples. The method not only thoroughly investigates the test samples but also identifies potential adulterants. High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) is a highly used analytical tool for botanical identification and raw material authentication.

The market is dominated by major players such as NSF International, Intertek Group Plc, ALS Limited, Eurofins Scientific, SGS SA, and Foodscan Analytics Limited, among others.

China Dietary Supplement Testing Services Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2019

USD 3.2 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 6.4 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.8% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Method, ingredients, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope


Key companies profiled

NSF International, Intertek Group Plc, ALS Limited, Eurofins Scientific, SGS SA, and Foodscan Analytics Limited.

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at method, and ingredients levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the China dietary supplements testing services market report on the basis of method and ingredients:

  • Method Outlook (Revenue, USD Thousands, 2014 - 2025)

    • Service Type

    • Stability Testing

    • Analytical Testing

    • Microbiological Testing

    • Regulatory Testing & Compliance

    • Others

  • Ingredients Outlook (Revenue, USD Thousands, 2014 - 2025)

    • Herbal

      • Leaves

      • Fruits & Vegetables

      • Barks

      • Roots

    • Vitamins

    • Minerals

    • Amino Acids

    • Enzymes

    • Others

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