Global de-oiled lecithin market is projected to grow to reach a value of USD 232.1 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2018. 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 the source, the global market has been segmented into soy, sunflower, rapeseed, and egg. The soy segment is estimated to account for the largest share in the market for 2018. It is widely preferred among manufacturers, owing to the sufficient availability of soybean and a cost-effective extraction process. De-oiled soy lecithin is growing in popularity in the feed application and is also being used as a replacement to cocoa butter in the chocolate industry, owing to rise in prices of cocoa butter.
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.
In 2018, Asia Pacific is estimated to occupy the largest share of the global de-oiled lecithin market, in terms of value and volume. Export opportunities of non-GMO lecithin from countries such as India to the European market are expected to drive the market for de-oiled lecithin in the region. Sonic Biochem Extractions and Shankar Soya Concepts are some of the key players based in India offering non-GMO de-oiled lecithin to the European market.
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).