Collagen Market Size & Share, by Source (Bovine, Porcine, Marine); Product (Gelatin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Native Collagen, Synthetic Collagen); Application (Cosmetics & Personal Care, Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Nutraceuticals); Type (Type 1, Type 2); Extraction Process (Chemical Hydrolysis, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Ultrasound, Acid/Alkali Gelatin Hydrolysis) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Apr 29, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Collagen Market size was over USD 6 Billion in 2023 and is poised to reach USD 20 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In 2024, the industry size of collagen is USD 6.5 Billion. This market growth can be augmented by the surging demand for collagen followed by the increasing rate of people suffering from osteoporosis. This disease is more prevalent in women during the post-menopausal period.  As per the recent report, osteoporosis affects almost 20% (1 in 5) of women aged 50 and over and almost 5% (1 in 20) of men aged 50 and over.

Nowadays people prefer to consume natural and functional ingredients in healthcare products. Collagen provides strength, structure, and support to the human body. It is majorly used as an implantable carrier for bone-inducing proteins and has been used as a bone substitute due to its osteo-inductive activity. 

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Collagen Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing demand for collagen in the cosmetics industry - Collagen is found in shampoo, facial creams, soaps, body lotions, and several other products. Hydrolyzed collagen is specifically used for skin and hair care formulations. This variety of collagen contributes a lot to the personal care sector when combined with surfactants and active washing agents. It enhances the efficiency of shampoos and shower gels and is also used in facial creams and nutritional supplements for bone and cartilage regeneration and reconstructive procedures. As per the recent report, hydrolyzed collagen is mainly used in the cosmetics industry and the range is from 0.2-2.0%. It is used in the water phase with a concentration of 1-10%.
  • Increasing consumption of collagen in gelatin production - Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the animal and human body, and it is widely used in gelatin production. Gelation is widely adopted by the food industry as a main ingredient in desserts, candies, and other processed food products, driving the growth of the collagen market. To meet the rising demand for processed food, the demand for gelatin is rising progressively as it is used as a food additive. There’s one category of collagen which is vegan used for producing gluten-free food for people who consume plant-based food. The latest report published in 2023, states that around 79 million people consume plant-based food/gluten-free food across the world.


  • Outbreak of diseases due to collagen production - Various diseases such as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), foot and mouth disease (FMD), and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) mostly occurring in terrestrial animals focuses attention on concerns regarding the use of collagen and its effects on the health of consumers.
  • Purification of collagen is a laborious and high-priced process.
  • Slaughter of animals such as pigs, cattle, fish, and poultry raise concern for people who stick to their religious restrictions that forbid the consumption of animal-derived products.

Collagen Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 6 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

USD 20 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Collagen Segmentation

Source (Bovine, Porcine, Marine)

The marine source segment is estimated to hold the largest collagen market share of about 45% in the year 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to the high bioavailability, low energy content, and collagen's acceptance as a fat alternative. It is used in the production of health supplements to improve the health of bones, treat arthritis, and protect the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. It is also used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and natural humectant.

The properties and configuration structure of marine collagen-based cosmetic formulations vary from product to product. Cosmetics manufacturers are currently focusing on the development of marine-sourced cosmetic formulations on account of the numerous skin benefits. As per our survey, the rate of global fish production reached 175 million tons in 2017 and is projected to reach over 194 million tons by 2026.

Product (Gelatin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Native Collagen, Synthetic Collagen)

The gelatin is predicted to dominate 45% market share between 2024-2036. The growth of the segment can be impelled by the food production industry being a crucial contributor to the growing demand for gelatin. It is a vital protein for the human body which provides various nutritional, skin, and health benefits.

Moreover, growing concerns about health and fitness, consumer preference changing toward high-value nutrition products, evolving lifestyles, and approval regarding the use of gelatin in food products are expected to drive the segment growth in the upcoming years.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:



  • Gelatin
  • Hydrolyzed Collagen
  • Native Collagen




  • Bovine
  • Porcine
  • Poultry
  • Marine
  • Vegan Collagen




  • Nutritional Products
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Medical devices



  • Type 1
  • Type 2



     Extraction Process

  • Chemical Hydrolysis
  • Enzymatic Hydrolysis
  • Ultrasound
  • Acid/Alkali Gelatin Hydrolysis

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Collagen Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

The collagen market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to account for 34% revenue share by the end of 2036. The market expansion in the region is on account of growing awareness and demand for health and wellness products among people. With the rising economy, people have started investing in premium products to improve their overall health.

Moreover, the elderly population in Asia Pacific countries including Japan and South Korea have started consuming collagen for anti-aging and joint health. Growing focus on beauty and skincare has fueled the collagen market revenue. As per the recent report, A Japanese company ‘Eminet’ entered Thailand, which has a huge market for collagen production. The annual sales of collagen mainly produced from fish in 2020 were reported USD 64 million.

The government has taken various initiatives to increase collagen production and advancements in food technology. There are a variety of products available for skincare and overall health that have collagen as their main ingredient, so it becomes easier for consumers to include collagen in their daily diet.

North American Market Analysis

The North America region will also encounter huge growth for the collagen market by the end of 2036 with a share of 25%. This is owing to the growing technological advancements in the region for using collagen in the healthcare industry. As per the latest report, collagen was exported by 1,995 world exporters to 2,582  buyers in the United States and it stands in second position in exporting collagen across the world.  

Additionally, growing attention towards personal growth and maintaining healthy skin is expected to drive the demand for collagen in the cosmetic industry. Ovine collagen from Australia is gaining a lot of importance because of the monopoly of the product in the industry, thus contributing to the growth of the market in Australia. Furthermore, increasing demand for films and formulations that are collagen-based for use in surgical formulations is expected to drive product demand in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Collagen Landscape

    • Gelita AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Ewald Gelatine
    • Darling Ingredients
    • Ashland
    • Tessenderlo Group
    • DSM
    • Titan Biotech
    • Collagen Solutions (US) LLC
    • Amicogen, Inc.
    • Regenity

In the News

  • Gelita AG conducted a randomized controlled trial rigorously which has displayed the benefits of Gelita’s fortigel in decreasing the intensity of pain in knee joints during activity, in healthy men and women. Fortigel has been a widely studied bioactive collagen peptide for over 30 years. Over 20 studies have been conducted which involved more than 2,500 people who contributed to developing Fortigel and proving the product’s positive effects on joint health.
  • Darling Ingredients company that turns food waste into sustainable products and produces renewable energy from the waste has announced that it has received a U.S. patent for gelatin technology that improves soft gel capsule stability and efficacy. It is a special kind of gelatin that improves the formulation and stability of soft gel capsules to enhance the release of active ingredients, including medications.

Author Credits:  Anil Kumar, Ipsheeta Dash

  • Report ID: 6013
  • Published Date: Apr 29, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The market size of collagen is USD 6.5 Billion in 2024 and is poised to reach USD 20 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Ewald Gelatine, Darling Ingredients, Ashland, Tessenderlo Group, DSM, Titan Biotech, Collagen Solutions (US) LLC, Amicogen, Inc., Regenity, Gelita AG, and others.

The marine source segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size of 45 % by 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to account for 34% revenue share by the end of 2036, on account of growing awareness and demand for health and wellness products among people.
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