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The Global Excipients Industry is Expected to Reach USD 7,586.6 Million in 2018: Transparency Market Research

November 7, 2012

ALBANY, New York, November 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research
(http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) “Excipients Market – Global Industry
Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast, 2012 – 2018
[http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/excipients-market.html ],” the global
excipients demand was worth USD 5,260.0 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD
7,586.6 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2013 to 2018. Currently, Europe
dominates the global market in terms of demand; however Asia Pacific is expected to be the
most promising market in the near future mainly due to the availability of low cost
products and cheap labor. The North America market for excipients in terms of revenue is
growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2013 to 2018 as the U.S. has the biggest pharmaceutical
market globally.

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The demand for excipients is witnessing significant growth as it is considered as the
functional additive in the pharmaceutical industry. Some of the factors driving the growth
of the excipients market include increasing demand for novel excipients and growth in the
global pharmaceuticals market. However, the market is being restrained due to the high
cost of manufacturing, supply chain issues, and declining R&D investment.

In terms of products, the market is dominated by sugar and other applications which
are primarily driven by its uses as fillers, diluents and tablet coating agents. The
market for sugar and other products in terms of volumes is expected to grow at a CAGR of
5.1% from 2013 to 2018. Following sugar and other products, the market for alcohol and
gelatin are also growing significantly.

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In respect to excipients market by type, pregelatinized starch is expected to grow
with the highest CAGR of 6.2% from 2013 to 2018 in terms of revenue and in terms of
volumes the market for glycerin is growing with the highest CAGR of 6.4% from 2013 to
2018. The growth of gelatins is driven by its growing use in manufacturing drug capsules.

Some of the major players of the market include BASF, DOW, ADM, ABF, FMC, Evonik,
Cargill, Proctor and Gamble and Akzonobel.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance
of excipients in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of excipients
manufacturers, product sales, and trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The
report covers all the major product segments of the excipients market and provides
in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments
covered. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies,
winning imperatives for them by segmenting the excipients market as below:

        - Global excipients market, by products
        - Polymers
             - MCC
             - HPMC
             - Ethyl Cellulose
             - Methyl Cellulose
             - CMC
             - Croscarmellose Sodium
             - Povidone
             - Pregelatinized Starch
             - Sodium Starch Glycolate
             - Polyethylene Glycol
             - Acrylic Polymers
        - Alcohols
             - Propylene Glycol
             - Sorbitol
             - Mannitol
             - Others
        - Minerals
             - Calcium Phosphate
             - Calcium Carbonate
             - Clay
             - Silicon Dioxide
             - Titanium Dioxide
             - Others
        - Gelatin
        - Sugar and Other
             - Lactose
             - Sucrose
             - Others

In addition the report provides cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments
with respect to the following geographical markets:

North America



Rest of the World (RoW)

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