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Gelatin Market by Raw Material (Pig Skin, Bovine Hide, Bones and Others) for Food & Beverage, Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Photography, Cosmetics and Other Applications – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2018

Report Description

The report on the global gelatin market based on the type of raw material analyzes global production volumes and revenues so as to offer an accurate forecast pertaining to overall market growth and product segments. The segmentation of the gelatin market has been done on three fronts: Raw materials, applications, and geography with the aim to offer a complete picture of the market. Regional as well as global market data for all segments has been provided for 2011 through 2018. The report also features a very comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape within the gelatin market by raw materials.
Overview of the Global Gelatin Market by Raw Material
Gelatin, which is derived from collagen, is considered a rich source of protein. It is obtained from sources such as fish, pigs, and sheep. Gelatin can be broadly classified as edible and inedible; the latter is used for the manufacture of cosmetics (such as nail polish) and in photographic papers and film. The edible variety of gelatin is sans any preservatives and additives.
The report studies the following raw materials in the gelatin market: bovine hide, pig skin, bones (from pig and cow), and other sources (fish and sheep skin). Considering that gelatin is extensively used in a variety of industries, it becomes imperative to study the global gelatin market based on applications. Thus, the report the studies the following applications: Food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, photography, and others (matchsticks, industrial, paintball and medical). 
The regional markets that feature in this analytical report are: North America (U.S. and Canada), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan and India), Europe (Germany, France, Belgium and U.K.), and Rest of the World (RoW).
The report states that two applications-pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals and food & beverage-will push demand considerably over the forecast period accounting for a 25% market share each. However, considering that gelatin is almost always derived from animal-based sources, several consumers have reservations in consuming edibles with the ingredient. Cultural and religious factors also weigh heavily on the global gelatin market, proving to be major restraints in its growth. 
While bovine hides and bones are the two largest sources for the derivation of gelatin, the study expects that bone-derived gelatin (from cows and pigs) will be the fastest growing raw material segment as bones contain collagen in large quantities. Pig skin represented the largest gelatin raw material type globally with a 42% market share. The other two segments of bovine hides and bones held a 55% share of the market. Bone is the fastest growing raw material segment as bones of pigs and cows consists of large quantities of collagen.
Companies Mentioned in the Gelatin Market by Raw Material Study
The five leading companies in the gelatin market by raw material hold sway over 70% of the total revenues in the market. Rousselot S.A.S was the single largest gelatin manufacturer in 2011, holding 26% market share by volume. Other companies in this market are: Sterling Gelatin, Capsugel Inc., Gelita AG, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Nitta Gelatin Inc., PB Gelatins, Norland Products Inc., Roxlor LLC, and Weishardt Group. 
Global gelatin market – Application analysis
  • Food & beverage
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photography
  • Cosmetics
  • Others (industrial, medical, matchstick and paintball)
Global gelatin market - Raw material analysis
  • Pig skin
  • Bovine hides
  • Bones (pig and cow)
  • Others (fish skin and sheep skin)
Global gelatin market - Regional analysis
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Belgium
    • U.K
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

Preview Analysis

Gelatin is a brittle, colorless, water soluble, translucent substance with high molecular weight. It is a rich source of protein derived from collagen present in animals such as bovines, pig, sheep and fish. Gelatin is viscous semi-solid gel; its general composition includes 85% to 90% protein, 2% to 4% mineral salts and 8% to 12% water. Edible gelatin is the most common form available that does not contain additives or preservatives. Non-edible gelatins are used mostly in cosmetics and photography.
The growing application in food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries is a key factor responsible for the growing demand for gelatin. The growing awareness among the health conscious people supplemented with the rise in aged population is expected to further fuel the gelatin market growth. However, being an animal derived product, gelatin market faces barriers due to cultural choices and regulatory restrictions, which could hinder the demand for gelatin over the forecast period. 
Pig skin consists of large amounts of collagen; hence it was used for manufacturing gelatin on a large scale. Pig skin accounted for over 42% of the market share that was utilized in manufacturing gelatin. Bones and bovine hides were the two largest raw material segment that accounted for over 55% of market share. Bone is the fastest growing raw material segment as bones of pigs and cows consists of large quantities of collagen.
In recent years, usage of gelatin has increased steadily in food and nutraceuticals industries. This is due to the rise in demand for low fat, healthy and high protein food, particularly among the health conscious people. Food & beverage application segment accounted for over 28% of the gelatin market share while nutraceuticals, the second largest application market, accounted for over 25%. 
Europe was the largest consumer of gelatin in 2011 and accounted for over 40% of the global production in 2011. The implementation of stringent regulatory policies in Europe in context to the control of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) helped the gelatin market grow. Europe was followed by North America in terms of volumes of gelatin manufactured and accounted for over 23% of the global production in 2011. Germany and France were the primary consumers of gelatin in Europe, together, accounting for over 50% of the Europe’s consumption. China is expected to register the fastest growth among all regions owing to the stimulus offered by the government for development of infrastructure in the region. 
The gelatin market is concentrated in nature with the top five companies accounting for 70% of the market share in 2011. Rousselot S.A.S was the largest manufacturer of gelatin in 2011 and accounted for over 26% of the market share by volume. Gelita AG and PB Gelatin were the next largest companies in the gelatin market, together, accounting for over 34% of the market share in 2011. Both these companies provide excellent after sales service to their customers. The other key players in the gelatin market include Sterling Gelatin, Weishardt Group among others

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