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Commercial Seaweeds Market by Type (Red, Brown, Green), Form (Liquid, Powdered, Flakes), Application (Agriculture, Animal Feed, Human Food, and Others), and by Region - Global Forecasts to 2021

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: May 2016
Report Code: AGI 4286

 

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The commercial seaweeds market is estimated to be valued at USD 11.34 Billion in 2016. The market is projected to reach USD 17.59 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 9.17% from 2016 to 2021. The commercial seaweeds market is segmented on the basis of its type, form, and application. It is further segmented on the basis of regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). With the increasing awareness about the medicinal uses of seaweeds and increasing demand for edible seaweeds from the European region, the use of red seaweeds is expected to enhance the market growth.

Research Methodology

This report includes estimation of market sizes for value (USD million) with the base year as 2015 and forecast period from 2016 to 2021. Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the global commercial seaweeds market and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market share in respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources.

Commercial Seaweeds Market

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Commercial Seaweeds Market: Ecosystem

The value chain of commercial seaweeds begins with R&D and product development, in which the selection of seaweed extracts and the quality of the product are determined by the requirement of the product. It also includes the customization of seaweed types, testing and selection of the product, and also the necessary regulatory approvals. The value chain helps in bringing about co-ordination among stakeholders such as Cargill, Incorporated. (U.S.), Roullier Group (France), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Gelymar SA (Chile), Biostadt India Limited (India), Acadian Seaplants Limited (Canada), Compo GmbH (Germany), CP Kelco (U.S.), and Seasol International Pty. Ltd. (Australia), among others, for smooth business operations.

Target Audience

  • Hydrocolloids manufacturers
  • Seaweed raw material (seaweed extracts) suppliers
  • Seaweed product exporters & importers
  • Animal feed suppliers
  • Cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers
  • Fertilizer manufacturers

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

  • This study estimates the global market of commercial seaweeds, in terms of value, till 2021.
  • It offers detailed qualitative and quantitative analyses of this market with reference to the competitive landscape and preferred development strategies such as agreements, expansions, mergers, and acquisitions to gain a larger share in the market.
  • It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, winning imperatives, and key issues of the market.
  • It covers various important aspects of the market. These include analysis of value chain, Porter’s Five Forces model, competitive landscape, market dynamics, market estimates in terms of value, and future trends in the commercial seaweeds market.

The market has been segmented

On the basis of Type

  • Red seaweeds
  • Brown seaweeds
  • Green seaweeds

On the basis of Form

  • Liquid
  • Powdered
  • Flakes

On the basis of Application

  • Human food
  • Animal feed
  • Agriculture
  • Others (fish feed, biomass for fuel, cosmetics, integrated aquaculture, wastewater treatment)

On the basis of Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 16)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Fertilizer Consumption Trend in the World
                    2.2.2.2 Rising Population and Rising Diversified Food Demand
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Hydrocolloids – Major Application of Seaweeds
                    2.2.3.2 Innovation and Technological Advances
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)
    3.1 Overview
    3.2 Commercial Seaweed

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Commercial Seaweeds Market
    4.2 Red Seaweeds: Leading Segment By Type
    4.3 Commercial Seaweeds Market Comparision: Developed vs. Developing Countries, 2016–2021 (USD Million)
    4.4 Asia-Pacific: Largest Commercial Seaweeds Market
    4.5 Liquid Form: Fastest-Growing Segment in the Commercial Seaweeds Market
    4.6 Human Food: Dominating Segment in Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Application
    4.7 Life Cycle Analysis: By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 41)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Form
           5.2.3 By Application
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Medical Use of Spirulina, A Seaweed, Resulting in an Increased Demand of Seaweeds
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Seaweed Harvesting and Usage in European and North American Region
                    5.3.1.3 Increase in Applications of Commercial Seaweeds
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Excessive Use of Seaweed Products
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Seaweeds in Bio-Refining
                    5.3.3.2 Seaweed-Emerging as A Snack
                    5.3.3.3 Developed Countries as Emerging Markets
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Occurrence of Natural Calamities Resulting in A Decline in the Production of Seaweeds
    5.4 Trade Data
           5.4.1 Top Ten Commercial Seaweed Importing Countries
           5.4.2 Top Ten Commercial Seaweed Exporting Countries

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.3.1 Prominent Companies
           6.3.2 Small & Medium Enterprises
           6.3.3 End Users
           6.3.4 Key Influencers
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Type (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Brown Seaweeds
    7.3 Red Seaweeds
    7.4 Green Seaweeds

8 Commercial Seaweed Market, By Form (Page No. - 63)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Liquid
    8.3 Powdered
    8.4 Flakes

9 Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Application (Page No. - 68)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Agriculture
    9.3 Animal Feed
    9.4 Human Food
    9.5 Others

10 Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Region (Page No. - 74)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
              10.2.1 U.S.
              10.2.2 Canada
              10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Asia-Pacific
              10.3.1 China
              10.3.2 Indonesia
              10.3.3 Philippines
              10.3.4 Korea
              10.3.5 Japan
              10.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.4 Europe
              10.4.1 France
              10.4.2 Spain
              10.4.3 Ireland
              10.4.4 Norway
              10.4.5 Rest of Europe
     10.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
              10.5.1 Brazil
              10.5.2 Argentina
              10.5.3 South Africa
              10.5.4 Others in RoW

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 102)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
              11.2.1 Expansions & Investments
              11.2.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
              11.2.3 New Product Developments
              11.2.4 Agreements

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 107)
(Company at A Glance, Business Overview, Products Offered, Key Strategy, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis & MnM View)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
     12.3 Cargill, Incorporated
     12.4 Roullier Group
     12.5 Compo Gmbh & Co. Kg
     12.6 Biostadt India Limited
     12.7 Acadian Seaplants Limited
     12.8 Brandt
     12.9 CP Kelco
     12.10 Gelymar
     12.11 Seasol International Pty. Ltd

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products Offered, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 126)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Company Developments
              13.4.1 Expansions & Investments
     13.5 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.6 Available Customizations
     13.7 Related Reports


List of Tables (61 Tables)

Table 1 Seaweed Imports in 2014 Top Countries
Table 2 Seaweed Exports in 2014
Table 3 Comparison Between Red Algae and Green Algae
Table 4 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 5 Geographical Distribution of Important Brown Seaweeds in Present Commercial Use:
Table 6 Brown Seaweeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 7 Geographical Distribution of Principle Red Seaweeds in Present Commercial Use:
Table 8 Red Seaweeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 9 Green Seaweeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Form, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 11 Commercial Seaweed Liquids Market Size, By Region,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Commercial Seaweed Powders Market Size, By Region,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 13 Commercial Seaweed Flakes Market Size, By Region,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Application,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 15 Agriculture: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Major Components in Seaweeds for Animal Feed
Table 17 Animal Feed: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Major Seaweed Products Used in Human Food
Table 19 Human Food: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Other Applications: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 21 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (KT)
Table 23 North America: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 North America: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Application,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 25 North America: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Form,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 North America: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Country,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 27 U.S.: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Canada: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 Mexico: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Application,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Form,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 33 Asia-Pacific: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Country,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 China: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 Indonesia: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 Philippines: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 Korea: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 Japan: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 Europe: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Country,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Form,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Application,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 France: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 Spain: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 Ireland: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 Norway: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Rest of Europe: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014-2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 RoW: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Country,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 RoW: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 RoW: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Application,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 RoW: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Form,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 Brazil: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Argentina: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 South Africa: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 Others in RoW: Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 57 Expansions & Investments, 2010–2016
Table 58 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2016
Table 59 New Product Developments, 2010–2016
Table 60 Agreements, 2010-2016
Table 61 Expansions & Investments, 2010–2016
 
 
List of Figures (45 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Commercial Seaweeds Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design:  Commercial Seaweeds Market
Figure 3 Global Consumption of Fertilizers, 2014—2019
Figure 4 Global Population, 1950—2050
Figure 5 Consumption of Hydrocolloids vs  Consumption of Commercial Seaweeds, 2014—2020
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 8 Data Triangulation
Figure 9 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Form, 2016 vs. 2021 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Commercial Seaweeds Market Size, By Region, 2016–2021 (USD Million)
Figure 11 Red Seaweeds Segment is Projected to Account for the Largest Share in the Commercial Seaweeds Market From 2016 to 2021
Figure 12 Human Food is Projected to Dominate the Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Application From 2016 to 2021
Figure 13 North America is Projected to the Fastest-Growing Region for Commercial Seaweeds From 2016 to 2021
Figure 14 Strong Growth Potential in the Commercial Seaweeds Market,2016–2021
Figure 15 Red Seaweeds Projected to Be the Largest and Fastest-Growing Segment ,2016–2021
Figure 16 Developed vs. Developing Countries, 2016–2021 (USD Million)
Figure 17 Red Seaweeds Segment Accounted for the Largest Share in the Asia-Pacific Commercial Seaweeds Market, 2015
Figure 18 Liquid Form Accounted for the Largest Share in the Commercial Seaweeds Market, 2015
Figure 19 Human Food Segment Accounted for the Largest Share in the Commercial Seaweeds Market, 2015
Figure 20 Asia-Pacific to Provide Immense Opportunities for Commercial Seaweeds Market Growth
Figure 21 Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Type
Figure 22 Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Form
Figure 23 Commercial Seaweeds Market, By Application
Figure 24 Health Credentials of Seaweed Driving the Growth of the Market
Figure 25 Health Credentials of Seaweed
Figure 26 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value is Added During R&D, Product Development and Processing
Figure 27 Supply Chain: Multi-Model Distribution System Followed By Prominent Players
Figure 28 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Involvement of Established Players in R&D is Increasing Competition in the Industry
Figure 29 Red Seaweeds Segment is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing in the Commercial Seaweeds Market From 2016 to 2021
Figure 30 Liquid Segment is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing in the Commercial Seaweeds Market From 2016 to 2021
Figure 31 Human Food Segment is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing in the Commercial Seaweeds Market From 2016 to 2021
Figure 32 Regional Snapshot (2015): the Markets in Asia-Pacific & North America are Emerging as New Hot Spots
Figure 33 North American Commercial Seaweeds Market Snapshot: U.S. is Projected to Be the Leader Between 2016 & 2021
Figure 34 Asia-Pacific Commercial Seaweeds Market Snapshot: China is the Most Lucrative Market
Figure 35 Usage of Seaweeds in France, 2009
Figure 36 Companies Adopted Mergers & Acquisitions as the Key Growth Strategy for 2010 to 2016
Figure 37 Expansions & Investments Fueled Growth and Innovation (2013 to 2015)
Figure 38 Expansions & Investments: the Most Preferred Growth Strategy
Figure 39 Annual Developments in the Commercial Seaweeds Market, 2010—2016
Figure 40 Geographical Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players
Figure 41 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 43 Cargill, Incorporated: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Cargill, Incorporated: SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 Roullier Group: SWOT Analysis 

The commercial seaweeds market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.17% to reachUSD 17.59 Billion by 2021. The market growth is driven by increasing awareness about the pharmaceutical uses of seaweeds and growing demand from the European region. The market is further driven by factors such as growing awareness of nutritive values in seaweeds and their thickening and gelling properties which can be used in various industries such as hydrocolloids.

Depending upon types, the commercial seaweeds market is led by the red seaweeds segment followed by the brown and green seaweeds segments. Red seaweeds segment is also the fastest growing type in the commercial seaweeds market due to its increasing application in the food industry.

There are various applications of commercial seaweeds, such as human food, animal feed, agriculture, and others which include cosmetics, integrated aquaculture, biomass as biofuel, and wastewater management. Seaweeds are used on a large scale for human consumption due to their high nutritive value and usage of raw seaweeds in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisines.

In 2015, Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share for commercial seaweeds, followed by North America and Europe. China and Indonesia constituted the largest country-level markets in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015. Increasing awareness about the benefits of commercial seaweeds among industrialists and consumers is leading to the growth in this region. The usage of commercial seaweeds can be treated as a risk-hedging technique and can be considered as a safe investment which has led to increased sales of seaweed products in the Asia-Pacific market. The commercial seaweeds market in the North American region is projected to grow with investments from several multinational manufacturers, and extensive R&D initiatives have been taken for exploring the applications of seaweeds.

Commercial Seaweeds Market

Occurrences of natural calamities hampering the production of seaweeds and harmful effects of consumption of excess seaweeds are the restraining factors in the commercial seaweeds market.

Key players identified in the commercial seaweeds market include Cargill, Inc. (U.S.), E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Roullier Group (France), Biostadt India Limited (India), and Compo GmbH & Co. KG (Germany). Most key participants have been exploring new regions through new product launches, collaborations, and acquisitions across the globe to avail a competitive advantage through combined synergies. Since 2011, the commercial seaweeds market has witnessed an increase in demand, especially in countries such as U.S., Spain, U.K., India, Mexico, and Brazil.

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