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Krill Oil Market : Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Krill Oil Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

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Global Krill Oil Market Overview

Krill oil is basically an extract derived from tiny crustaceans, which are found in the ocean water all across the world. It has been noticed that the oil is more effective as compared to other marine oils in terms of healthiness, potency and absorption. Euphasia Superba and Euphasia Pacifica are the two main species used for the extraction process of krill oil. The oil consists of omega-3 fatty acid which is considered as a nutritional component in it. Other health benefits associated with omega-3 consumption includes inflammation, joint and bone health, menopause, aging and obesity. Krill oil contains fats that reduces swelling, helps to maintain low cholesterol, makes blood platelets less sticky which prevents blood clotting. Various benefits associated with the consumption of krill oil coupled with the rising ease of consumers to adopt healthy life style will further increase the demand of krill oil across the globe.

                                   Krill Oil Market Demand

Market Size & Forecast

Expanding at a CAGR of 13.2%, the global krill oil market is expected to cross revenue of USD 720 Million by 2023. The dietary supplements segment is estimated to account for highest share in the global krill oil market by 2016 end. The revenue of the segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 14% over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023.

Functional food and beverages segment is expected to project a CAGR of 13.1% over the period of forecast. The reason behind the expansion of market in both segments is attributed to the increasing use of krill oil for the prevention and cure of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and painful menstrual periods. By consumption, tablet segment is expected to contribute highest market share as compared to the other forms of consumption. Among the tablets sub-segments, soft gel form is estimated to project highest market share witnessing a compound annual growth rate of 13.5% over the forecast period. Geographically, the global krill oil market is mainly concentrated in Europe followed by Asia Pacific. Europe is expected to contribute highest share in revenue of global krill oil market due to highest krill oil harvest units in the region. Krill oil market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 13.1% over the forecast period. Rising demand for krill oil by various pharmaceutical and dietary supplement companies is expected to be the major growth driver of global krill oil market across the globe. Heart disease continues to dominate the krill oil market, 75 percent of the total omega-3 fatty acids harvested is targeted towards the cure and prevention of heart related diseases across the globe. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE REPORT

Market Segmentation

By Consumption

There was a time when krill oil was generally consumed by doctor’s recommendation. Rising awareness related to various health benefits such as prevention of heart disease, cholesterol reduction and so much more has increased the demand and consumption of krill oil by various means. The consumption forms are categorised in to following segments:-

  • Liquid
  • Tablets

Tablet segment is further sub-segmented in to following categories

  • Soft-gels
  • Capsules

By Application

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Functional Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pet Food & Animal Feed
  • Infant Formula and others

By Region

Global Krill Oil Market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis

Growth Drivers and Challenges

Increasing health concerns among the consumers, rising adoption of fish oil alternatives, growing awareness of health benefits through the consumption of krill oil, promotion of the product through various trade show and introduction of innovative products of krill oil (Flexitech, superba boost) are some of the key factors fuelling the growth of global krill oil market across the globe.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women’s are recommended consuming at least 200mg/day of omega-3 DHA or 2 oily fish meals per week. Intake of krill oil component (omega-3s) can lead to a lower risk of infant allergy; increasing awareness about the health benefits of krill oil nutrients in content of infant formula is expected to drive the usage of krill oil in infant formula which is likely to propel the growth of global krill oil market over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023.

High cost of the products, lack of proper regulation, preference towards the use of established fish oils, and lack of consumer awareness towards the nutritional benefits of krill oil products are some of the major factors that can restrain the market growth over the period of forecast i.e. 2016-2023.

Key Players

  • Enzymotec Ltd.
  • NutriGold Inc.
  • Neptune Technologies
  • Bio-resources Inc.
  • RB LLC.
  • NWC Naturals Inc.
  • Daeduck FRD Inc.
  • Qingdao Kangjing Marine Biotechnology Co Ltd.
  • Aker Bio-Marine

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


  • By Form of Consumption Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Tablet type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

By Regions

Global Krill Oil market has been studied on countries and regions like:

  • North America (U.S., Canada) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Rest of Latin America) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Western and Eastern Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, France, U.K, Benelux, Hungary, Rest Of Western Europe, Russia Poland, Rest of Eastern Europe) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Singapore, Japan, Australia & New Zealand & Rest of Asia) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Rest of World  Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment                

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