The global astaxanthin market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Astaxanthin (C40H52O4) is a red fat, soluble carotenoid pigment found in various microorganisms and marine animals. It belongs to chemical compounds known as terpenes that are made from five-carbon precursors, dimethylallyl diphosphate and isopentenyl diphosphate. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and antineoplastic properties, which assist in enhancing the immune system, preventing damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays, protecting against chemically induced cancers, and treating several diseases. Consequently, it is utilized as a functional food ingredient, dietary supplement, and feed additive across the globe.

Astaxanthin Market Trends:
The increasing prevalence of diseases like diabetes, cancer, cognitive health problems and cardiovascular diseases represents one of the significant factors propelling the growth of the market. Astaxanthin aids in increasing blood flow, minimizing blood sugar levels and reducing pain in muscles, joints, and tendons. It also prevents photoaging, improves sleep cycles, combats depression, and increases sperm motility. Besides this, on account of its ability to preserve the taste, color, freshness, and quality of food items, there is a significant rise in the demand for astaxanthin as a food-additive and food-coloring agent in the food and beverage (F&B) industry across the globe. Furthermore, astaxanthin is widely used for skin tightening, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles and retaining moisture and elasticity. Apart from this, various manufacturers are utilizing cost-effective technologies to reduce water wastage and save electricity, which is acting as another growth-inducing factor. For instance, they are employing a sealed microalgae cultivation system that minimizes the risks associated with microbial contamination and agricultural residue. Other major factors, including the increasing preference for dietary supplements and rising nutritional deficiency among individuals, are projected to bolster the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global astaxanthin market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, source, product and application.

Breakup by Source:


Breakup by Product:

Dried Algae Meal or Biomass

Breakup by Application:

Aquaculture and Animal Feed

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Algatech LTD(Soci?t? La Biochimie Appliqu?e SA), BASF SE, Beijing Gingko Group, Cardax Inc, Cyanotech Corporation, Divi’s Laboratories Limited, E.I.D. - Parry (India) Limited (Murugappa Group), Fenchem Biotek Ltd, Fuji Chemical Industries Co. Ltd. , Koninklijke DSM N.V. and Piveg Inc. Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global astaxanthin market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global astaxanthin market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global astaxanthin market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?