GVR Report cover U.S. Collagen Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Collagen Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source Type, By Product Type (Gelatin, Hydrolyzed, Native), By Application Type, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-025-1
  • Number of Pages: 125
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The U.S. collagen market size was estimated at more than USD 2.11 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2% from 2023 to 2030. Growing demand for the product in various end-use industries such as food and beverage, healthcare, and cosmetics, are boosting the market growth. The market has benefitted from the rising disposable income of consumers coupled with the increase in the geriatric population, primarily in the U.S. Additionally, the market has benefited from the rising consumer disposable income and an increase in the elderly population, particularly in the U.S., which has increased the demand for organic cosmetic products, biomedical devices, and materials. The food & beverage industry is anticipated to be a major contributor to demand for gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen, as it is an essential protein for the human body and has multiple nutritional, skin, and health benefits.

U.S. Collagen Market size, by product type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Native collagen is likely to witness an increase in demand in the healthcare industry as the product is widely used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It has been considered to lower pain by limiting cartilage deterioration in osteoarthritis patients. Additionally, it is frequently utilized as a dietary supplement to support the health of the bones and joints.

The demand for the product is rising for use in skin care products, as it is non-allergic and does not cause skin irritation in humans, and is paraben-free as well. Native collagen is used in skin care formulations to delay the formation of wrinkles and aid in the reduction of marks formed due to skin burns and minor skin wounds. The growing usage of the product in cosmetic products is projected to trigger product demand in the coming years.

People are now more concerned about their immune health after the pandemic and are making conscious efforts to maintain overall wellness. As a result, there is a considerable surge in the demand for dietary supplements which positively impacts the product demand. Furthermore, the online distribution channel gained traction during the pandemic period due to the convenience factor, which has positively impacted the overall industry growth.

Product Type Insights

The gelatin segment dominated the market with a revenue share of more than 64.2% in 2022. This is attributable to the food and beverage industry in the U.S. is primarily driven by rising annual consumer food expenditures. Rising gelatin demand as a food stabilizer is attributable to the increased consumption of foods such as yogurt, pasta, jams, jellies, and others. Furthermore, rising demand for food gelling agents used in desserts, trifles, marshmallows, gummy bears, and jelly bellies is expected to drive gelatin demand over the forecast period

Small chain amino acids are produced chemically from the bones and cartilage of bovine animals, which is a primary source of hydrolyzed collagen. In the food processing sector, it is frequently used to make confectionaries such as hard candies and chocolates. Increasing efforts by manufacturers to use the product in the treatment of bone-related ailments, such as osteoarthritis, are also expected to propel the segment's growth over the forecast period.

Native collagen is a protein that is part of the cartilage, bone, ligaments, skin and other types of connective tissues in animals. It consists of amino acids bound together to form a triple helix of elongated fibrils called collagen helix. 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.

Source Type Insights

The bovine segment dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 35.6% in 2022. This is attributed to the growing use of bovine from a few of the species such as yak, water buffalo, bison, antelope, and cows from which bovine collagen is derived. Type I and type III collagen is present in bovine, and it can be found in gelatin and hydrolyzed forms. Bovine collagen is beneficial for boosting skin suppleness, enhancing moisture retention, and minimizing wrinkles. Additionally, it aids in enhancing hair growth, strengthening nails, promoting stomach healing, enhancing muscle strength, and enhancing muscle recovery

Domesticated poultry species including chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys are considered poultry sources. The main source of poultry collagen is chicken. It is obtained from the cartilage, bones, and tissues of the birds. The treatment of joint and arthritic conditions with chicken collagen also boosts immunity in general. The poultry source segment is expected to grow soon due to the growing usage of chicken collagen to treat joint issues.

Fish scales are the source of marine collagen. It contains a lot of types I collagen that supports ligaments, bones, muscles, skin, nails, and hair. Marine sponges, jellyfish, squid, and fish including salmon, cod, and milkfish can all be used to extract the collagen. Due to its bioavailability and fast rate of absorption, collagen derived from marine sources is of a higher caliber.

Pig skin, ligaments, and other tissues are the sources of porcine collagen. Collagen types I and III are abundant in pork sources. It is employed in a variety of end-use industries, such as cosmetics, food, and beverage, and healthcare. In confectioneries and bakery goods, gelatin has been hydrolyzed and employed as a gelling agent, stabilizer, thickening, and emulsifier. Due to consumers' increasing preferences for vegetarian or plant-sourced supplements in the health and beauty industry, vegan/plant collagen is becoming more commonplace worldwide.

Application Type Insights

The food and beverage application segment dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 51.9% in 2022. This is attributable to the growing use of the product in the food and beverage sector to increase the elasticity, uniformity, and stability of products. It is used as a culinary ingredient to enhance the flavor, color, and texture of food products. It is frequently utilized in beverages with collagen infusions, including juices, energy drinks, and coffee among others.

U.S. collagen market share, by application type, 2022 (%)

In the healthcare industry, the product is used to make wound coverings, which are highly sought-after as a dressing material for serious burns and ulcers. Due to qualities like biocompatibility and biodegradability, it is frequently employed as a biomaterial. Additionally, it is employed in tissue engineering to create synthetic blood arteries and valves, bone substitutes, and replacement skin. Collagen supplements help accelerate the growth of lean muscle, speed up the healing process, repair damaged joint structure, and enhance cardiovascular fitness.

In the cosmetics industry, the product is used in anti-aging creams, eye-pad kits, facial fillers, and a few other products. This segment is further bifurcated into two sub-segments, namely topical chemicals, and nutri-cosmetics. Nutricosmetics improve skin texture by strengthening connective tissues and promoting skin suppleness. Cosmetics applied topically serve as a moisturizer and support continued skin hydration. Topical cosmetics comprise a variety of gels and creams that help to tone the skin and improve skin texture.

Collagen is utilized as an efficient coagulant in the water treatment industry to assist remove turbidity brought on by colloidal clay particles. It is used in the food and beverage industries to improve product stability, consistency, and elasticity. It is used as a food additive to improve the color, texture, and flavor of foods. It's common in collagen-infused drinks like soy, cappuccino, cocoa, juices, and energy drinks. Thus, the demand for the product is rising in the food and beverage industry.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is highly competitive with product differentiation being the major competitive factor. Key manufacturers including Rousselot, and are investing in new product development and developing new technology and tailored product manufactured specifically for product applications. Some of the prominent players in the U.S. Collagen market are:

  • Rousselot


  • Tessenderlo Group


  • Weishardt Holding SA

  • Juncà Gelatines SL

  • Symatese

  • Collagen Matrix, Inc.

  • Collagen Solutions Plc

  • DSM

  • Nitta Gelatin

  • NA Inc.

  • Cologenesis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

  • JBS S.A.

  • Croda International Plc

U.S. Collagen Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 2.26 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 4.94 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 11.2% from 2023 to 2030 in terms of revenue

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion, volume in kilotons, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product type, source type, application type

Country Scope


Key companies profiled

Rousselot; GELITA AG; Tessenderlo Group; STERLING GELATIN; Weishardt Holding SA; Juncà Gelatines SL ; Symatese ;Collagen Matrix, Inc.;Collagen Solutions Plc; DSM; Nitta Gelatin; NA Inc.; Cologenesis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.; JBS S.A.; Croda International Plc

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U.S. Collagen Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. collagen market report based on product type, source, and application.

U.S. Collagen Market Segmentation

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

    • Gelatin

    • Hydrolyzed Collagen

    • Native Collagen

    • Others

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

    • Bovine

    • Porcine

    • Poultry

    • Marine

    • Others

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

    • Food & Beverages

      • Functional Food

      • Functional Beverages

      • Dietary Supplements

      • Confectionary

      • Desserts

      • Meat Processing

    • Healthcare

      • Bone & Joint Health Supplements

      • Wound Dressing

      • Tissue Regeneration

      • Medical Implants

      • Cardiology

      • Drug Delivery

    • Cosmetics

      • Beauty Supplements (Nutricosmetics)

      • Topical Cosmetic Products

    • Others

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