GVR Report cover Gelatin Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Gelatin Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source (Bovine, Porcine), By Function (Stabilizer, Thickener), By Application (Food & Beverages), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-110-8
  • Number of Pages: 125
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global gelatin market size was valued at USD 5.80 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% from 2022 to 2030. High demand for gelatin in functional food applications due to its ability to prevent several diseases, improve food quality, and in food fortification is expected to fuel the industry’s growth. Gelatin is a highly viscous semi-solid gel; its composition includes 2% to 4% mineral salts, 85% to 90% protein, and 8% to 12% water. Its most common form commercially available is edible gelatin, which does not contain any other preservatives or additives. Non-edible products are mostly used in photography (nail photographic films & papers, glue, and polish) and cosmetics.

U.S. gelatin market size, by source, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Gelatin is derived from collagen, which is a natural protein present in the skin and bones. Raw materials including pig skin, bovine hides, and bones are primarily obtained from slaughterhouses. As a protein, it contains numerous amino acids, which makes it useful in a wide range of applications including foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics among others.

The prices of gelatin vary depending on the prices of its raw materials. It also depends on the region or country where the product is being manufactured. The prices of raw materials are rising at a moderate rate on the account of the growing demand from end-use industries, especially food & beverage, and healthcare. In addition, the rise in demand is likely to be catered to by new production facilities in countries such as the U.S. and India. Furthermore, improvements in the supply chain and an increase in production levels may lead to stability in the prices of products in the coming years.

Source Insights

Bovine source dominated with the highest revenue share of 34.84% in 2021. This is attributed to the increasing usage of bovine-based gelatin in various food & beverage applications. Moreover, the rise in demand for dietary supplements globally on the account of shifting inclination of consumers toward healthy and protein-rich diets is expected to drive the growth of the segment.

The increasing adoption of vegan culture around the world and the decrease in the slaughtering of animals like cows and buffalos are the factors expected to hamper the demand for bovine gelatin. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), commercial cow slaughtering in the year 2020 witnessed a decline of 2% in numbers compared to 2019. In addition, according to OECD-FAO, bovine meat output among major producing countries like Australia, New Zealand, and European Union) fell due to the limited availability of animals. Such factors can hamper the overall market growth.

Porcine-based gelatin is among the traditionally used products. These products are sourced from pork skin and bones. According to National Health Service (NHS), the usage of porcine-based products in various vaccines and capsules as a stabilizer to ensure effectiveness and safety, especially during and post storage, is expected to drive the growth of the industry in the forthcoming years.

Function Insights

The stabilizer function held the highest revenue share of more than 40% in 2021. This high share is attributed to the properties such as emulsifying effects. In addition, they help smoothen the food texture and provide body to the food. Moreover, they are responsible for giving a uniform nature or consistency to the product and retaining the flavoring compounds in dispersions. Such properties make gelatin ideal for stabilizing ice creams, margarine, spreads, dairy products, salad dressings, and mayonnaise among others.

Gelatin is also used as a thickener to increase the viscosity of a solution or mixture without altering its properties. Furthermore, it is often used as a food additive where the key attribute is taste. Additionally, it is used to improve the suspension of other ingredients that increase the stability of the product. Gelatin is added to various food types such as soups, salad dressings, sauces, and gravies. Moreover, the use of thickeners in cosmetics and personal care products is expected to fuel industry growth.

Other functions of gelatin include its use for texturing as well as a protective agent and emulsifier. Emulsifiers are substances that stabilize an emulsion. Increasing use of the product as an emulsifier in various food items such as bread, meat, chocolates, and ice creams is expected to fuel the market growth in the coming years.

Application Insights

The food & beverage application segment dominated with the highest revenue share of 56.52% in 2021. Its high revenue share of the segment is attributable to the increasing demand for various food & beverage products such as desserts, functional food products, functional beverages, confectionery products, and meat products around the world.

Global gelatin market share, by application, 2021 (%)

Functional food products have enhanced nutritional properties that provide various health benefits like improved immunity and reduced fatigue. According to the New Food Magazine, as a result of COVID-19, many people have evaluated their attitudes toward health, diet, and wellness during the past two years. More than ever, consumers are now making the connection between their eating habits and health. Furthermore, the demand for immunity booster products saw a sharp rise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend is expected to continue and thus likely to positively impact the market growth for functional food in the coming years.

In addition, gelatin is used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for manufacturing capsules, emulsions, syrups, and tablets. It offers properties such as film forming, thermo-reversible gelling, and adhesiveness, which result in an increased preference among manufacturers for using gelatin in the manufacture of capsules. In addition, it is approved by the Food Drug Administration (FDA) for use in pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 38.44% in 2021. This is attributed to the high demand from end-use industries such as cosmetics, food & beverages, and healthcare. In addition, the growth in the demand for the product market is characterized by the presence of numerous manufacturing companies like Biogel AG, Prowico, and Gelita, among others.

Gelatin used in the U.K. is commonly sourced from bovine or porcine sources due to the high consumption levels of pork and beef in the region. In addition, the demand for the product in the country can be attributed to the rising sales of cosmetic products. Moreover, the presence of a well-defined and established meat processing industry proves to be favorable for raw material sourcing. The presence of well-established players coupled with abundant raw material supply is expected to fuel the production in the country over the forecast period.

Gelatin Market Trends by Region

Furthermore, Brazil is one of the prominent producers of gelatin globally. Most of the products produced in the country are sourced from bovine hides and bones owing to the abundant availability of raw materials. In addition, the presence of international players such as JBS SA, Minerva, and BRF involved in meat processing is expected to ensure consistent raw material supply. Thus, manufacturers are expected to open their production units in the country due to easy access to raw materials including bones and bovine hides at the domestic level.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is concentrated with the top four companies accounting for more than 65.0% of the total market share in 2021. Compared to other industry participants, these major companies have a higher penetration of their products in various end-use markets such as food & beverage, health & nutrition, and pharmaceuticals among others due to their exceptional distribution network and goodwill worldwide.

An extensive range of product portfolios for end-use markets have contributed to high sales of gelatin for the above-mentioned companies. One of the major factors influencing the company's market share is a high level of integration in the value chain. Some prominent players in the global gelatin market include:


  • Rousselot

  • PB Leiner


  • Weishardt Holding SA

  • Junca Gelatines SL

  • Nitta Gelatin, Inc.

  • PAN Biotech GmbH

  • Shanghai Al-Amin Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

  • Tessenderlo Group

Gelatin Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 6.01 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 13.14 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.5% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, volume in kilotons, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Source, function, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Portugal; The 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; Rousselot; PB Leiner; STERLING GELATIN; Weishardt Holding SA; Junca Gelatines SL; Nitta Gelatin, Inc.; PAN Biotech GmbH; Shanghai Al-Amin Biotechnology Co., Ltd.; Tessenderlo Group

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Global Gelatin Market Segmentation

This report forecasts volume and revenue growth at the 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 gelatin market report based on source, function, application, and region:

Global Gelatin Market Segmentation

  • Source Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Bovine

    • Porcine

    • Poultry

    • Marine

    • Others

  • Function Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Stabilizer

    • Thickener

    • Gelling Agent

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Food & Beverages

      • Functional Foods

      • Meat Processing

      • Functional Beverages

      • Dietary Supplements

      • Confectionery

      • Desserts

    • Healthcare

    • Cosmetics

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Russia

      • Portugal

      • The Netherlands

      • Switzerland

      • Poland

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Indonesia

      • Vietnam

      • Thailand

      • Philippines

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Ecuador

      • Peru

      • Bolivia

      • Chile

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Turkey

      • UAE

      • Qatar

      • Israel

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