The global collagen market size was valued at USD 9.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand 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, which 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 these regions. There are various benefits associated with the product that may influence its market growth including slowing the aging process, making bones denser, hydrating the skin, reducing wrinkles, and helping in 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 improving 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
The 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, as 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 during 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 and 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.
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.
The bovine source segment dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 34.9% in 2022. This larger share compared to other sources is attributed to the high availability of cattle and lower prices. The growing demand for bovine-based products in bio-medical applications to cure different medical conditions such as arthritis, improved skin health, and osteoporosis is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.
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 formulations, on account of the numerous skin benefits of the product.
The food and beverage segment dominated the 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, juices, and energy drinks.
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 are 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 no exudate, skin grafts 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 the 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 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 are expected to drive the market space. The presence of a well-established meat processing industry in regional economies is likely to lead to an increase in captive consumption production levels. Furthermore, growth in demand for collagen-based films and formulations for use in surgical formulations is expected to drive product demand over the forecast period.
The collagen market 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.
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 popularity of gummy confectionery products.
Growing consumption of collagen in various applications, coupled with the growing demand from healthcare, cosmetics, and food and beverage industries, has forced manufacturers to invest in technologies and product development in order to meet consumer requirements.
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.
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
Volume in kilotons, revenue in USD million, 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; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Portugal; Netherlands; Switzerland; Poland; China; Japan; India; Indonesia; Vietnam; Thailand; Philippines; Brazil; Mexico; Ecuador; Peru; Bolivia; Chile; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; UAE; Qatar; Israel
Key companies profiled
Gelita AG; Nitta Gelatin; NA Inc.; Tessenderlo Group; Weishardt International; Nippi Collagen NA Inc.; Rousselot B.V.; Collagen Matrix; Inc.; Koninklijke DSM N.V.; CONNOILS LL; Advanced BioMatrix; Symatese
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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 the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global collagen market report on the basis of 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 9.1 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.
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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.