Eggshell Membrane Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Eggshell Membrane Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Hydrolyzed, Unhydrolyzed), By Application (Food & Beverages, Personal Care & Cosmetics), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Sep, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-062-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 150

Report Overview

The global eggshell membrane market size was valued at USD 102.2 million in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.0% from 2020 to 2027. Growing health awareness and changes in consumption habits are stimulating the growth of the global market. Eggshell membrane is one of the high-potential ingredients that is gaining widespread recognition across numerous end-use segments. The trend of using the product for supplementation has been around for a while, which further involves its usage in dermatological, cosmetic, and nutraceutical products. It was primarily perceived as a natural elixir to treat arthritis, which marked its entry into the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, the eggshell membrane is majorly utilized in a wide range of products with umpteen therapeutic advantages.

U.S. eggshell membranes market size

The U.S. has become one of the prominent countries in the industry owing to the high disposable income of consumers and the increasing need for nutritious food supplements. In addition, the market in the U.S. is projected to exhibit significant growth on account of the rapid development of the pharmaceutical industries and the presence of key manufacturers in the country.

Eggshell membrane, a thin film lining the inside of the calcified eggshell, is a novel dietary supplement that constitutes of naturally occurring proteins. This membrane serves as a protection against bacteria. It is a known source of calcium, which improves bone density and also contains important constituents needed for a stronger body, such as fibrous proteins like collagen Type 1, hyaluronic acid, bioactive elements, and chondroitin among many others.

The reason behind the high adoption of this product is not only its natural presence but also its properties, like high levels of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and keratin. These are favorable for hair and skin, bringing in the critical element of hydration and elasticity and also prove to be great for promoting joint health as they are a source of dietary calcium, enzymes, proteins, and acids.

Eggshell membrane powder is also considered to be one of the most beneficial ingredients to control aging, which further increases its penetration in the personal care and cosmetics industry. Moreover, the product is used to meet the essential skin and joint health requirements of the pet food industry and fulfill the nutritional needs of the pet.

Application Insights

The food and beverages application segment led the market and accounted for 35.18% share of the global revenue in 2019 on account of the product being touted as a high-potential element in dietary supplements and functional foods due to its capacity to condition and promote joint health.

The usage of the product as a source of dietary calcium across the food and beverage application is gaining considerable momentum since the food and beverage manufacturers have been directing their investments to a naturally-sourced component that assures high value in return.

The increasing application in cosmetic and nutraceutical products has resulted in increased skin nourishment and prevention of human joint health-related diseases, which is likely to be a significant factor in promoting the demand. However, numerous functionalities in industries, such as pharmaceutical and food and beverage, support the treatment of calcium deficiency and connective tissue and joint disorder issues, which eventually contributes to the total demand.

As per the researchers, natural eggshell membrane helps in treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis, thus offering a cost-effective alternative to glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. The safety profile for eggshell membrane supplementation is gaining prominence in the nutraceutical application as no known side effects have been observed, apart from the certain egg allergy concern.

Type Insights

Hydrolyzed egg membrane led the market and accounted for more than 72.0% share of the global revenue in 2019 on account of major factors, such as its concentration, mass availability, and content of the membrane. Additionally, the presence of significant producers producing the ingredient in the hydrolyzed form is boosting the segment growth.

Hydrolyzed membranes are frequently used by an array of industries across the globe as they comprise the highest content of membrane. The hydrolyzed eggshell membrane consists of a number of bioactive elements that impact the physiology and presentation of the skin, nails, or hair. The supply and demand sides both observed a high preference for the hydrolyzed type, owing to which the hydrolyzed segment is expected to dominate the industry over the forecast period.

Global eggshell membranes market share

However, governments are taking actions to process and limit the daily consumption of the hydrolyzed type since it may lead to numerous human health-related issues and side effects owing to the synthetic chemicals used throughout its extraction. Hence, producers are showing an increased preference for the unhydrolyzed type as a component in their line of products to cater to the shifting demand.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for a 34.70% share of the global revenue in 2019. Consumers in North America are highly health-conscious than in other regions. Thus, increased demand for nutritious and healthy food supplements and high consumer affordability make North America one of the significant regions in the global egg membrane industry. 

The industry in the Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in the years to come on account of the growing concentration of eggshell membrane producing companies in the region. Additionally, the manufacturing of eggs remains the largest across the globe, resulting in lesser cost for procuring raw materials to extract the membrane.

Therefore, the development of technologies and the necessity of abundant raw materials have led producers in the Asia Pacific to manufacture and supply eggshell membranes to numerous industries at a competitive price and gain benefits over their competitors in other regions, such as North America and Europe. 

Furthermore, the rising awareness concerning the benefits of the product in nutraceutical, cosmetic and personal care and food and beverage applications is expected to drive the demand for eggshell membranes, resulting in significant exports from the surplus manufacturing of eggshell membranes in the Asia Pacific region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The growth of the industry is expected to be customer-centric, with key market participants keeping a track of changing industry trends. Brands are taking part in several promotional events, online marketing campaigns, and conferences for the fact that product reach has been and will be the key to better sales performance. The industry players are also paying attention to continuous developments in the existing as well as novel product prototypes and are entering into strategic partnerships with major companies operating in the life sciences domain for product development. Research and development are expected to be the epicenter of producers’ growth strategies. Some prominent players in the global eggshell membrane market include:

  • Stratum Nutrition (U.S.)

  • Biova LLC (U.S.)

  • Microcore Research Laboratories (India)

  • Ecovatec Solutions (Canada)

  • Eggnovo SL (Spain)

  • Kewpie Corporation (Japan)

  • Eggbrane (Netherlands)

  • Certified Nutraceuticals Inc. (U.S.)

  • Bolise Co., Ltd. (China)

  • Mitushi Biopharma (India)

Eggshell Membrane Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 109.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 204.1 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 9.0% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, application, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; UAE

Key companies profiled

Stratum Nutrition; Biova LLC; Microcore Research Laboratories; Ecovatec Solutions; Eggnovo SL; Kewpie Corporation; Eggbrane; Certified Nutraceuticals Inc; Bolise Co., Limited; Mitushi Biopharma

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global eggshell membrane market report on the basis of type, application, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Hydrolyzed

    • Unhydrolyzed

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Pharmaceutical

    • Personal Care & Cosmetics

    • Food & Beverages

    • Nutraceuticals

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

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