Global Algae Oil Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Grade (Food Grade, Feed Grade, Fuel Grade), By Application (Animal Feed, Biofuel, Health Supplements, Food And Beverages, Medicines), By Sales Channel (Supermarkets And Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Stores, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Jun 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611852
  • Pages : 124

The global algae oil market is evaluated at a value of US$1.817 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.37% to reach a market size of nearly US$2.451 billion by the year 2027.

Algae oil is an oil that is rich in protein content, Omega 3 fatty acids, and DHA. Omega 3 fatty acids and DHA are reported as the essential nutrients for infant brain development and immune strength. The high presence of DHA and omega 3 fatty acids gives algae oil immense value in the food and health market. Algae oil is a type of oil, that is mainly extracted from certain marine algae. Algae oil is also commonly considered good medicine for certain eye problems, for reducing cholesterol, and for the improvement of creativity and thinking ability in children, without any support from strong scientific evidence. After all, the presence of high Omega 3 fatty acid content makes it a suitable brain food, as about 97% of the human brain is constituted by the presence of Omega 3 fatty acids. The increasing health consciousness and the increase in the need for dietary supplements in the market act as major drivers for the growth of  algae oil in the global market. Depending on data from UNICEF, it's stated that about 149 million children aged under 5 are suffering from malnutrition across the globe. As the health of children is now keenly watched worldwide, the supplements and health nutrients all in one giving all major important nutrients are of high value in the market. As algae oil products are important source providing almost all essential nutrients, including DHA, which is regarded as very important in brain growth of children. The high presence of omega 3 and DHA which are rare to obtain at a large level through a single food source, also positively drives the demand for algae oil. The immense use of algae oil in animal food, dietary items,  biofuel, and beverages are also the constraints that boost the value of algae oil in the market. The low availability and high cost of algae oil, restrain the value and acceptance of algae oil in the public domain, making it less affordable. The high cost of production, certain production parameters and extraction costs also restrain the market’s growth.

The impact of COVID 19 has resulted in both positive and negative impacts on the market for algae oil. The increased demand and need for dietary supplements and healthcare medicines after the COVID 19 outbreak has spurred substantial growth in the algae oil market. The increased health consciousness in professionals and individuals made the market conditions effective and suitable for algae oil supplements. On the other hand, the government lockdowns and isolations also made the production and extraction of algae oil more costly. The production parameters, such as the need for a higher number of workers and large amounts of water availability for marine algae production, also negatively restrain the value of the algae oil market.

The rising need for health and dietary supplements

The increased need for health and dietary supplements has rocketed the growth of the algae oil market.  The increasing health consciousness of people drives the demand for algae oil as a health and dietary product. DHA and Omega 3 fatty acids are nutrients that are less available in food sources  large amounts. Algae oil's high content of DHA and Omega 3 fatty acids makes it an attractive product on the global market.  The need for DHA  and Omega 3 fatty acids for brain development in infants, boosts the market for algae oil as a nutrient supplement and baby product.

A hike  in demand for animal food and biofuel

The rich nutrient content also gives algae oil a significant role in animal food production.  Food supplements developed from algae oil have been significantly proven to provide good health conditions and immunity in animals. The cattle feed developed from algae oil resulted in good health conditions for cattle and increased milk production. The richness of Omega 3 fatty acids, DHA, and essential protein content leads to boosted and increased immunity in animals, which can have a positive impact on agriculture and domestic animal products globally. The need for renewable sources of energy is increasing the demand of algae oil as a biofuel. To a certain extent, biodiesel can be extracted and synthesised from algae oil, which can be substantially used as an alternative to fossil fuel The research and development ongoing regarding algae as a biofuel can impact the global market in positive terms.

The  impact of COVID-19 on health consciousness

The pandemic effect has resulted in a developing consciousness in society regarding the need for immunity and health. The use of dietary supplements and health products has significantly increased in the market. The vital role of DHA and Omega 3 fatty acids in providing health and boosting immunity in people, has increased the demand and market value of algae oil-based health supplements and products. According to PMC (US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health), the rate of usage of health supplements on a daily diet has been increased after post-Covid compared to the previous years. The statistics data from WHO (world health organization) from different nations states that the mortality rate of people affected by COVIDwith pre-existing health problems is far greater than the mortality rate of people who died of COVID  without any previous health disorders. This report paves the way for an increased health consciousness in people after the COVID strike, increasing the demand for health supplements. The role of algae oil as a good and large source of healthy nutrients acts as a major driver of algae oil in the global market.

North America has the world's largest market share for algae oil. North America is taking the largest market share of algal oil in the world. The lion's share of market value and revenue from algae oil is reported from North America. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) accounts for North America as having more value in the algae oil market, followed by Europe and Asia  Pacific. The total confirmed cases were about 96,066,194 from January 20, 2020, to November 15 2021 in the Americas, according to the National Records of WHO regarding the American continents. Which boosts the total health and medicine market in North America as this region has more cases reported compared to South America. Also resulted in holding a major share in the market for health care supplements. The market share of Arab countries and Africa is considerably lower compared to other regions in terms of the algae oil market.

Algae Oil Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$1.817 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$2.451 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.37% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Grade, Application, Sales Channel, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Polaris, Fermentalg, Algix LLC, TerraVia Holdings, Inc, British Algoil Ltd, Chevron Corporation, Algae Floating Systems, Inc., Cellana Inc., Veramaris (DSM and Evonik joint venture), Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By Grade
    • Food Grade
    • Feed Grade
    • Fuel Grade
  • By Application
    • Animal Feed
    • Biofuel
    • Health Supplements
    • Food and Beverages
    • Medicines
  • By Sales Channel
    • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    • Convenience Stores
    • Specialty Stores
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • UK
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the algae oil market size by 2027?
A1. The global algae oil market is projected to reach a market size of US$2.451 billion by 2027. 

Q2. What is the size of the global algae oil market?
A2. Algae Oil Market was valued at US$1.817 billion in 2020. 

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the algae oil market?
A3. The algae oil market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.37% during the forecast period. 

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the algae oil market growth?
A4. The increasing health consciousness and increase in the need for dietary supplements in the market act as a major driver for the algae oil market growth.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the algae oil market?
A5. North America holds a dominant share of the algae oil market.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Algae Oil Market Analysis, by Grade
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Food Grade
5.3. Fuel Grade
5.4. Feed Grade

6. Global Algae Oil Market Analysis, by Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Animal Feed
6.3. Biofuel
6.4. Health Supplements
6.5. Food and Beverages
6.6. Medicines

7. Global Algae Oil Market Analysis, by Sales Channel
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
7.3. Convenience Stores
7.4. Specialty Stores
7.5. Others

8. Global Algae Oil Market Analysis, by Geography
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. USA
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. UK
8.4.4. Italy
8.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. UAE
8.5.3. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. India
8.6.3. Japan
8.6.4. South Korea
8.6.5. Taiwan
8.6.6. Thailand
8.6.7. Indonesia
8.6.8. Others

9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. Company Profiles 
10.1. Polaris
10.2. Fermentalg
10.3. Algix LLC
10.4. TerraVia Holdings, Inc
10.5. British Algoil Ltd
10.6. Chevron Corporation
10.7. Algae Floating Systems, Inc.
10.8. Cellana Inc.
10.9. Veramaris (DSM and Evonik joint venture)
10.10. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company



Algix LLC

TerraVia Holdings, Inc

British Algoil Ltd

Chevron Corporation

Algae Floating Systems, Inc.

Cellana Inc.

Veramaris (DSM and Evonik joint venture)

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company