The global de-oiled lecithin market is driven by the increased demand of lecithin in feed and food applications and rise in the trend toward the consumption of natural ingredients such as de-oiled lecithin in the cosmetics & dietary supplements industry around the globe.
Based on application, the global market has been segmented into feed, food, and healthcare. The food segment is estimated to be the largest segment in 2018, in terms of value; however, the application in the healthcare industry is expected to grow at the highest CAGR through the forecast period, owing to factors such as adoption of natural ingredients by manufacturers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are due to strict regulations and rising demand for herbal and natural nutritional products, which would drive the growth of healthcare applications incorporating de-oiled lecithin.
Moreover, the healthcare expenditure is increasing in developing countries such as India, China, Japan, and Brazil, owing to rise in awareness of the benefits of healthy food consumption, ultimately driving the demand for healthcare applications that incorporate de-oiled lecithin.
Asia Pacific is estimated to account for the largest share of the de-oiled lecithin market. Factors such as availability of prominent sources such as soy within the region, increase in awareness toward the benefits of healthy food and feed, growth in demand for non-allergic and organic food, rise in meat consumption, growth of the aquaculture industry, and high investment growth in the pharma and personal care industry have boosted the demand for de-oiled lecithin market in the Asia Pacific region.
The market for de-oiled lecithin is dominated by key players such as include DowDuPont (US), Cargill (US), Archer Daniels Midland (US), Bunge Limited (US), and Stern Wywiol Gruppe (Germany). Other players include Lecico GmBH (Germany), American Lecithin Company (US), Lecital (Austria), Lasenor Emul (Spain), GIIAVA (INDIA) PVT. LTD (India), Novastell Essential Ingredients (France), Rasoya Proteins Ltd. (India), Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. (US), Amitex Agro Product Pvt. Ltd. (India), and Austrade Inc. (US).