The global collagen market size was valued at USD 9.12 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% from 2023 to 2030. This is attributable to the rising use of the product in various industries such as cosmetics and is expected to propel market demand. Additionally, the demand is driven by increasing consumer investment in healthcare and well-being. Moreover, the rising importance of improving immunity post-pandemic has further strengthened the industry’s growth. The market has witnessed an increased demand from various industries including food & beverage, biomedical materials & devices, cosmetics & wellness, and pharmaceuticals, primarily from North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific because of the rising population in the region. There are various benefits associated with the product that may influence its market growth including slowing the aging process, making bones denser, hydrating skin, reducing wrinkles, and helping muscle development.
The demand for gelatin is expected to register growth due to the growing use of the product in the production of jellies, chewing gums, and desserts. In addition, the demand for hydrolyzed product segment is expected to register growth due to the rising consumption of health and beauty supplements. It helps in improving the texture and quality of hair, nails, and skin as well as strengthening bone and joint health. Moreover, it aids in increasing the protein content in sports nutrition and functional food & beverage products.
Europe emerged as the prominent consumer in 2022 owing to the high penetration of gelatin in the region. The market is expected to register a subdued demand for native collagen on account of concerns regarding consumer health such as joint pain. Furthermore, the use of native collagen is expected to be limited to the cosmetics industry owing to its superior skin rejuvenation and beauty enhancement properties. It is used in hard and soft capsule shells due to its superior product containment and barrier properties offered by it.
People are more concerned about their immune health after the pandemic and are taking conscious efforts to maintain overall wellness. Thus, the demand for dietary supplements has significantly increased and it is positively impacting the product demand. Furthermore, the online distribution channel gained traction during the pandemic period due to the convenience factor, which has positively impacted the global market.
Gelatin product segment dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 66.7% in 2022. This is attributable to the food & beverage industry being a major contributor to the demand for gelatin collagen, it is an essential protein for the human body and has multiple nutritional, skin, and health benefits. The food & beverage industry can further be categorized into bakery products, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, and others. Increasing concerns regarding health and fitness, changing consumer preference toward high-nutrition products, evolving lifestyles, and approval regarding the use of gelatin in food products are expected to drive the overall market over the forecast period.
The demand for hydrolyzed collagen is expected to register growth due to the rising consumption of health and beauty supplements. It helps in improving the texture and quality of hair, nails, and skin as well as strengthening bone and joint health. Moreover, it aids in increasing the protein content in sports nutrition and functional food & beverage products.
Native collagen is a protein that is part of the cartilage, bone, ligaments, skin, and other types of connective tissues in animals. It is used in skincare formulations to delay the formation of new wrinkles and aids in the reduction of marks formed due to skin burns and minor skin wounds. In addition, it is used for osteoarthritis, joint pain, and muscle pain among others.
Synthetic collagen can be broken down by the same enzyme that breaks natural collagen in the human body. It is useful in a variety of biomedical applications. Using synthetic collagen instead of natural collagen can help avoid immune-related problems generated by the application of natural collagen derived from animal sources such as cows. Thus the demand for synthetic-sourced products is boosting the overall market growth.
Bovine source segment dominated the market with the highest share revenue of 34.9% in 2022. This is attributed to accounts for a larger share compared to other sources due to the high availability of cattle and a lower price. The growing demand for bovine based products in the bio-medical applications to cure different medical conditions such as arthritis, improved skin health, and osteoporosis. This, in turn, is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Additionally, reasonable prices of bovine based products in the market as compared to other sources, especially marine, is anticipated to drive the demand for bovine collagen in the near future.
Porcine collagen is made from the skin, tissues, bones, and ligaments of pigs. It is widely used because it is like human collagen and lowers the risk of allergic reactions. The porcine skin is cut into small pieces and placed in acetic acid for a few days to extract the product. It is used for skin tissue engineering, periorbital reconstruction, and chronic musculoskeletal pain treatment. It is also found in cosmetic products such as creams, face gels, and facemasks, where it aids in wrinkle reduction and skin elasticity.
Poultry sources include domesticated poultry species such as chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. Chicken is the primary source of poultry collagen. Chicken collagen is derived from the birds' cartilage, bones, and tissues. The use of chicken collagen to treat joint and arthritic conditions boosts immunity in general. The poultry source segment is expected to expand rapidly due to the increasing use of chicken collagen to treat joint problems.
Marine collagen is used in a variety of health supplements to improve bone health, treat arthritis, and protect the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. It is increasingly being used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and natural humectant. The properties, configuration structure & properties, species, and catching origin of marine collagen-based cosmetic formulations vary. Cosmetics manufacturers are now focusing on developing marine sourced cosmetic formulations on account of the numerous skin benefits of the product.
Food and beverage dominated the global market with the highest revenue share of 57.4%in 2022. This is attributed to the increased demand for dietary supplements and functional food and beverages in North America and Europe regions. It is used to improve the stability, consistency, and elasticity of products. It is used as a food additive that helps in improving the color, texture, and flavor of food items. It is also widely used in collagen infused drinks such as cappuccino, coco, and juices and energy drinks among others.
Healthcare is estimated to emerge as a major application segment driving the growth of the market. The demand for premium grade products for surgical procedures, wound dressing, and drug delivery mechanisms is expected to drive the industry growth over the forecast period. Collagen is used to make wound covers, which are popular as dressing materials for severe burns and sores. These wound covers can absorb tissue secretions, resulting in faster healing of the affected area. It can be used to treat partial- and full-thickness wounds, wounds with little to, skin grafts no exudate and granulating or necrotic wounds, chronic non-healing wounds, and second-degree burns.
The growing consumer awareness of the benefits of collagen is attributed to the growth of the beauty supplements segment. Supplements increase skin elasticity and connective tissue strength, improving skin texture. Furthermore, these supplements promote healthy, younger-looking skin and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, collagen aids in the production of other proteins that help structure your skin, such as elastin and fibrillin. The intake of collagen-infused supplements hydrates the skin and promotes skin regeneration. Such factors are anticipated to trigger the product demand over the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific region dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 22.4% in 2022. This is attributed to the rapid developments in key economies such as India and China which is expected to drive the market space. The presence of a well-established meat processing industry in the economies is likely to lead to an increase in captive consumption production levels.
For instance, ovine collagen from Australia is gaining importance due to the monopoly of the product in the industry, thus contributing to the growth of the market in Australia. Furthermore, growth in demand for collagen-based films and formulations for use in surgical formulations is expected to drive product demand in the region.
The premium brands introduced in the country, coupled with high investments from international players is triggering cosmetics production in India. Key brands including The Face Shop and Kiehls India are providing cosmetic products infused with collagen which are receiving positive word from consumers, thus triggering the growth of the market for collagen in India.
The market for collagen in Europe is characterized by the presence of stringent regulations established by the European Commission. The use of high-quality collagen in the manufacturing of bone and tissue reconstruction patches is expected to drive market growth. Furthermore, the rising demand for purified collagen for use in the manufacture of collagen casings for meat is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, the growing inclination of marine collagen for medical and nutritional purposes is anticipated to contribute to the collagen market size in the UK.
The market for collagen in North America is expected to be driven by the growth of various end-user industries such as healthcare, cosmetics, and food & beverage among others. In addition, the market in the region is expected to be positively influenced by the rising preference for health drinks among consumers. The regional market is expected to benefit from the presence of a strong healthcare industry coupled with increased public expenditure on healthcare, especially in the U.S. The demand for the product is expected to be driven by the increasing demand for gummy confectionery products.
Growing consumption of collagen in various applications coupled with growing demand for healthcare, cosmetics and food and beverage industries is boosting the demand of the market. The rising demand for the product has forced manufacturers to invest in technologies and product development in order to meet consumer demands.
Rousselot, Gelita AG, and Nitta Gelatin, NA Inc. are among the major market leaders. Due to their exceptional distribution network and global goodwill, these companies have a higher penetration of their collagen products in various end-use markets such as food & beverage, health & nutrition, and pharmaceuticals, among others, when compared to other industry participants. The above-mentioned companies' sales have also been boosted by a diverse product portfolio for end-use markets. Some of the prominent players in the global collagen market include:
Weishardt Holding SA
Juncà Gelatines SL
Xiamen Yiyu Biological Technology Co., Ltd.
Collagen Matrix, Inc.
Collagen Solutions Plc
Advanced BioMatrix, Inc.
Nitta Gelatin, NA Inc.
In May 2023, Symatese completed the agreement with Evolus, for Symatese’s range of dermal fillers. These fillers are based on its First-Generation Cold Technology HA.
In March 2023, Rousselot, a health brand of Darling Ingredients, the world leader in collagen-oriented announced that a study has found that usage of highly purified gelatin-based biomaterials for in vitro 3D models can majorly improve the reproducibility and reliability in these models. This will create new possibilities for replacing preclinical animal trials.
In March 2023, PB Leiner, a business unit of Tessenderlo Group inaugurated a ceremony for marking the initiation of its fish collagen peptides plant – PB Leiner (Hainan) Biotechnology Ltd. The new venture is planned to manufacture and commercialize a premium product range of SOLUGEL fish collagen peptides. This will help the company tap into the globally surging demand for quality marine-based collagen peptides.
In November 2022, Rousselot, a health brand of Darling Ingredients, the world leader in collagen-centric solutions announced a cobranding partnership with Gelomics, the world-leading provider of 3D fully integrated cell, tissue culture technologies, and organoid.
In November 2022, Nitta Gelatin India Limited announced the approval of the expansion of its capacity by 1000 Mt annually for manufacturing collagen peptides at the Gelatin Division.
Market size value in 2023
USD 9.76 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 19.9 billion
CAGR of 10.2% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million, Volume in Kilotons, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, source, application, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Germany; UK; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Portugal; Netherlands; Switzerland; Poland; China; Japan; India; Indonesia; Vietnam; Thailand; Philippines; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Ecuador; Peru; Bolivia; Chile; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; UAE; Qatar; Israel
Key companies profiled
Gelita AG; Nitta Gelatin; NA Inc.; Darling Ingredients Inc.; Weishardt International; Nippi Collagen NA Inc.; Rousselot B.V.; Collagen Matrix; Inc.; Koninklijke DSM N.V.; CONNOILS LL; Advanced BioMatrix; Inc.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global collagen market report based on product, source, application, and region:
Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Source Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Food & Beverages
Bone & Joint Health Supplements
Beauty Supplements (Nutricosmetics)
Topical Cosmetic Products
Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global collagen market size was estimated at USD 9.12 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 9.76 billion in 2023.
b. The global collagen market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.2% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 19.9 billion by 2030.
b. Collagen from bovine sources accounted for a substantial revenue share of 34.9% in 2022.
b. Some key players operating in the collagen market include Gelita AG, Nitta Gelatin, NA Inc., Darling Ingredients Inc., Weishardt International, Nippi Collagen NA Inc., Rousselot B.V., Collagen Matrix, Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V., CONNOILS LL, Advanced BioMatrix, Inc.
b. Key factors that are driving the collagen market growth include increasing demand for collagen-based cosmetics, skincare, and wellness products due to their superior anti-aging and cell repair properties.
b. Ovine collagen from Australia is gaining importance due to monopoly of the product in the industry, thus contributing to the growth of collagen market in Australia.
b. The premium brands introduced in the country, coupled with high investments from international players is triggering the cosmetics production in India. Key brands including The Face Shop and Kiehls India are providing cosmetic products infused with collagen which are receiving positive word from consumers, thus triggering the growth of collagen market in India.
b. Growing inclination of marine collagen for medical and nutritional purposes, is anticipated to contribute to the collagen market size in UK.
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Europe and North America account for major share in collagen consumption. Both the regions being amongst the worst affected due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the collagen industry is likely to be significantly impacted. The proliferation of COVID-19, quarantine measures, travel restrictions, and shut down of factories is expected to create a dip in demand especially from cosmetics and food & beverage industry. We expect the industry to pick up the pace by the end of Q4, 2020 as the economic activities get back to normal. The updated report will account for COVID-19 as a key market contributor.