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The Global Omega 3 (EPA/DHA) Ingredients Market is Expected to Cross USD 4,000 Million in 2018: Transparency Market Research

October 29, 2012

ALBANY, New York, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research
(http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) “Global Omega 3 (EPA/DHA) Ingredients
Market – Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2010 – 2018
[http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/global-omega-three-market.html ],” the global
omega 3 ingredients demand was estimated to be worth USD 1,595.1 million in 2010 and is
expected to cross USD 4,000 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of over 15% from 2013 to
2018. In the overall global market, North America is the largest market for omega 3
products, although Asia Pacific is expected to be the most promising market in the near

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The demand for PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) has witnessed a significant increase
over the last three years, particularly due to their benefits as cholesterol lowering
agents. The global market for omega 3 ingredients
[http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/global-omega-three-market.html ] is driven by
increasing consumer interest in functional food and fortified products, increasing
consumer awareness regarding cholesterol control, advancement in technology and health
benefits associated with the ingredients. Further, the market will be driven by increasing
regulatory policies.

However, variations in consumer perception, low awareness about omega 3 in developing
countries, labeling and claim issues, and the rising prices of raw materials, are expected
to constrain the market over the coming few years.

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In terms of applications, the market is dominated by functional foods & supplements,
accounting for over 60% of the total ingredient demand in 2010. Pharmaceuticals and infant
formulas are expected to be some of the fastest growing applications for omega 3

The major geographic markets for omega 3 ingredients include North America, which
accounted for 35% of consumer sales and Asia Pacific which is expected to replace North
America and occupy the top position by 2018. Growth in the markets of Asia Pacific region
is mainly driven by the rise in annual income and also by dietary choice. Asia Pacific is
also expected to be the fastest growing market due to the trend of healthy eating and
rising domestic awareness.

Some of the major players in this market are Arista Industries, DSM, Copeinca ASA,
BASF, and Croda International PLC, Epax, Marine Nutraceuticals, NuMega, Omega Protein and

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance
of omega 3 ingredients in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of
omega 3 ingredient manufacturers, product sales, and trend analysis by segments and demand
by geography. The report covers all the major product segments of the omega 3 ingredients
market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast
for the segments covered. Omega 3 ingredients market is segmented as below:

        - Omega 3 ingredients market, by types



        - Omega 3 ingredients market, by applications

– Nutritional Supplements

– Functional Food and Beverages

– Infant Formula

– Pet Food

– Pharmaceuticals

In addition the report provides a 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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