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Empty Capsules Market by Product (Gelatin (Porcine, Bovine, Bone Meal), Non-Gelatin (HPMC, Pullulan)), Application (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Anti-Inflammatory, Ant anemic) & End User (Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Cosmetics) - Global Forecast to 2021

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: May 2016
Report Code: PH 2935

 

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The global empty capsules market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period, to reach USD 2.13 Billion by 2021. The rapidly increasing aging population, growing applications in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, and growing consumer preference towards capsule-based formulations are the major factors driving the growth of the market. However, increasing raw material prices, stringent regulatory frameworks, and religious as well as cultural specifications are expected to limit the growth of this market to a certain extent.

In this report, the empty capsules market is segmented on the basis of products, therapeutic applications, end users, and regions. Based on products, the market is subsegmented into gelatin and non-gelatin capsules. In 2015, the gelatin capsules segment accounted for the largest share of the global market. The large share of this segment is mainly due to factors such as the development of a wide range of formulations using hard gelatin capsules as a simple form for oral drug delivery and increasing use of gelatin capsules in novel drug delivery systems with modified and targeted drug-release properties. The non-gelatin capsules segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Growth in this segment is mainly due to strict government regulations regarding the use of animal-derived gelatin in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, dietary sensitivity of patients, and drug incompatibilities with gelatin capsules.

Based on therapeutic applications, the empty capsules market is subsegmented into antibiotic and antibacterial drugs, vitamins and dietary supplements, antacid and antiflatulent preparations, antianemic preparations, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs, cardiac therapy drugs, cough and cold preparations, and other therapeutic applications. The antibiotic and antibacterial drugs segment accounted for the largest share of the global empty capsules market in 2015. Based on end users, the market is subsegmented into the pharmaceutical industry, nutraceutical industry, cosmetics industry, and research laboratories. The pharmaceutical industry accounted for the largest share of the market in 2015.

Geographically, the empty capsules market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. In 2015, North America commanded a major share of the market. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Growth in the Asia-Pacific market can be attributed to growth in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries along with less stringent regulations in the nutraceutical industry, increasing number of new healthcare facilities, and rising healthcare awareness.

The prominent players in the global empty capsules market include ACG Worldwide (India), Capsugel (U.S.), CapsCanada Corporation (Canada), Qualicaps, Inc. (U.S.), Suheung Co., Ltd. (Korea), Medi-Caps Ltd. (India), Roxlor LLC (U.S.), Bright Pharma Caps (U.S.), Snail Pharma Industry Co., Ltd. (China), and Sunil Healthcare Ltd.(India).

Target Audience:

  • Empty capsule distributors
  • Research laboratories
  • Hard gelatin and non-gelatin-based empty capsule manufacturers
  • Empty vegetarian capsule contract manufacturers
  • Associations of capsule manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical R&D laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and OTC/cosmetic product manufacturers
  • Market research and consulting firms

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Scope of the Report:

The research report categorizes the empty capsules market into the following segments and subsegments:

Global Empty Capsules Market, by Product

  • Gelatin Capsules
    • Pig Meat Gelatin
    • Bovine Meat Gelatin
    • Bone-derived Gelatin
    • Others
  • Non-gelatin Capsules
    • Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC)
    • Pullulan and Starch Material

Global Empty Capsules Market, by Therapeutic Application

  • Antibiotic and Antibacterial Drugs
  • Vitamins and Dietary Supplements
  • Antacid and Antiflatulent Preparations
  • Antianemic Preparations
  • Anti-inflammatory and Anti-rheumatic Drugs
  • Cardiac Therapy Drugs
  • Cough and Cold Preparations
  • Other Therapeutic Applications

Global Empty Capsules Market, by End User

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Nutraceutical Industry
  • Cosmetics Industry
  • Research Laboratories

Global Empty Capsules Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe (RoE)
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific (RoAPAC)
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa

Available customizations

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations as per the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix which gives a detailed comparison of the product portfolios of each company

Geographic Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Asia-Pacific empty capsules market into South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and others
  • Further breakdown of the Latin American empty capsules market into Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (Up to 5)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Approach
           2.1.1 Secondary Sources
                     2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Sources
                     2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                     2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Market Share Estimation
    2.5 Assumptions for the Study

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Market Overview
    4.2 Asia Pacific Empty Capsules Market, By End User
    4.3 Market: Geographic Mix
    4.4 Market: Developing vs Developed Countries/Regions

5 Industry Insights (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Industry Trends
           5.2.1 Rising Applications of Empty Capsules in Nutraceutical Industry
           5.2.2 Increasing Collaboration of Empty Capsule Manufacturers With End User Industries
    5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    5.4 Manufacturing Process
    5.5 Pricing Analysis
    5.6 Regulatory Analysis

6 Market Overview (Page No. - 43)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Market Segmentation
           6.2.1 Market, By Product
           6.2.2 Market, By Therapeutic Application
           6.2.3 Market, By End User
    6.3 Market Dynamics
           6.3.1 Drivers
                     6.3.1.1 Growing Geriatric Population to Drive the Demand for Capsule Based Formulations
                     6.3.1.2 Increasing Pharmaceutical Applications
                     6.3.1.3 Technological Advancements to Drive the Market Growth
           6.3.2 Key Market Restraints
                     6.3.2.1 Rising Gelatin Prices- Lower Availability of Raw Materials
                     6.3.2.2 Stringent Regulatory Frameworks for Gelatin Manufacturers
                     6.3.2.3 Cultural and Religious Practices of Communities: the Vegetarian and Vegan Consumers – Affect the Overall Empty Capsules Market Growth
           6.3.3 Key Market Opportunities
                     6.3.3.1 Growing Demand for HPMC/Non-Gelatin Based Capsules Segment of the Market
                     6.3.3.2 Market Development in Emerging Countries Due to Low Manufacturing Advantage
                     6.3.3.3 Development of Halal Gelatin Capsules: Muslim Population to Be the Major Target Audience
           6.3.4 Challenges
                     6.3.4.1 Increasing Price Sensitivity Due to Intense Competition in the Market

7 Global Empty Capsules Market, By Product (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Gelatin Capsules
           7.2.1 Pig Meat Gelatin
           7.2.2 Bovine Derived
           7.2.3 Bone Meal
           7.2.4 Others
    7.3 Non-Gelatin Capsules
           7.3.1 Hydroxy Propyl Methy Cellulose (HPMC)
           7.3.2 Pullulan and Starch Material

8 Global Empty Capsules Market, By Therapeutic Application (Page No. - 68)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Antibiotic and Antibacterial Drugs
    8.3 Vitamins and Dietary Supplements
    8.4 Antacid and Antiflatulent Preparations
    8.5 Antianemic Preparations (Hematenic Preparations)
    8.6 Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    8.7 Cardiovascular Therapy Drugs
    8.8 Cough and Cold Preparations
    8.9 Other Therapeutic Applications

9 Global Empty Capsules Market, By End User (Page No. - 81)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Pharmaceutical Industry
    9.3 Nutraceutical Industry
    9.4 Cosmetics Industry
    9.5 Research Laboratories

10 Global Empty Capsules Market, By Geography (Page No. - 89)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
               10.2.1 U.S.
               10.2.2 Canada
     10.3 Europe
               10.3.1 Germany
               10.3.2 France
               10.3.3 U.K.
               10.3.4 Italy
               10.3.5 Spain
               10.3.6 Rest of Europe (RoE)
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
               10.4.1 Japan
               10.4.2 China
               10.4.3 India
               10.4.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific (RoAPAC)
     10.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
               10.5.1 Latin America
               10.5.2 Middle East and Africa

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 145)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Market Share Analysis
     11.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
               11.3.1 Expansions
               11.3.2 New Product Launches
               11.3.3 Acquisitions
               11.3.4 Other Developments

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 152)
(Business Overview, Products, Recent Developments, & MnM View)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Capsugel
     12.3 Suheung Co Ltd.
     12.4 Acg Worldwide
     12.5 Bright Pharmacaps Inc.
     12.6 Capscanada Corporation
     12.7 Medi-Caps Ltd.
     12.8 Qualicaps
     12.9 Roxlor, LLC
     12.10 Snail Pharma Industry Co., Ltd.
     12.11 Sunil Healthcare Limited

13 Appendix (Page No. - 169)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Available Customizations
     13.4 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.5 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (140 Tables)

Table 1 Average Price of Empty Capsules, By Geography, 2015
Table 2 Average Price of Empty Gelatin Capsules, By Manufacturer, 2015
Table 3 Various Dimensional Specification Parameters
Table 4 Growth in Geriatric Population to Drive the Demand for Capsule Based Formulations
Table 5 Rising Gelatin Prices to Hinder Market Growth
Table 6 Increasing Demand of HPMC Capsules Further Augments the Market
Table 7 Increasing Price Sensitivity Due to Intense Competition in the Market
Table 8 Global Market, By Product 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 9 Global Market Volume, 2014-2021 (Billion Units)
Table 10 Specifications of Hard Gelatin Capsules for Human Consumption
Table 11 Global Gelatin Capsules Market, By Raw Material2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Country/Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 13 Global Gelatin Capsules Market Volume, 2014-2021 (Billion Units)
Table 14 Pig Meat Gelatin Market Size, By Country/Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 15 Bovine Derived Market Size, By Country/Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Bone Meal Market Size, By Country/Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 17 Others Market Size, By Country/Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Major HPMC Capsule Manufacturers in the Market
Table 19 Global Non-Gelatin Capsules Market, By Raw Material2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Country/Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 21 Global Non- Gelatin Capsules Market Volume, 2014-2021 (Billion Units)
Table 22 HPMC Capsules Offered in the Market
Table 23 Hydroxy Propyl Methy Cellulose (HPMC) Market Size, By Country/Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Pullulan and Starch Material Market Size, By Country/Region,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 25 Global Market Size, By Therapeutic Application,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Global Market Size for Antibiotic and Antibacterial Drugs, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 27 Global Market Size for Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Global Market Size for Antacid and Antiflatulent Preparations, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 Global Market Size for Antianemic Preparations, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Global Market Size for Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 Global Market Size for Cardiovascular Therapy Drugs, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 Global Market Size for Cough and Cold Preparations, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 33 Global Market Size for Other Therapeutic Applications, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 Global Market Size, By End User, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 Global Market Size for the Pharmaceutical Industry, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 Global Market Size for the Nutraceutical Industry, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 Global Market Size for the Cosmetics Industry, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 Global Market Size for Research Laboratories, By Country/Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 Global Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 Global Empty Gelatin Capsules Market Volume, 2014-2021 (Billion Units)
Table 41 North America: Market Size, By Country,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 North America: Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 North America: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 North America: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 North America: Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 North America: Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 U.S.: Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 U.S.: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 49 U.S.: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 U.S.: Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 U.S.: Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 Canada: Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 Canada: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Canada: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 Canada: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 Canada: Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 57 Europe: Market Size, By Country,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Europe: Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 59 Europe: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Europe: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 61 Europe: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Europe: Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 63 Germany: Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 Germany: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 65 Germany: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 Germany: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 67 Germany: Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 France: Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 69 France: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 France: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 71 France: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 72 France: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 73 U.K.: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 U.K.: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 75 U.K.: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 76 U.K.: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 77 U.K.: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 Italy: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 79 Italy: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 80 Italy: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 81 Italy: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 82 Italy: Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 83 Spain: Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 84 Spain: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 85 Spain: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 86 Spain: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 87 Spain: Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 88 RoE: Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 89 RoE: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 90 RoE: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 91 RoE: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 92 RoE: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 93 Asia-Pacific: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Country,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 94 Asia-Pacific: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 95 Asia-Pacific: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 96 Asia-Pacific: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 97 Asia-Pacific: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 98 Asia-Pacific: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 99 Japan: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 100 Japan: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 101 Japan: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 102 Japan: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 103 Japan: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 104 China: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 105 China: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 106 China: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 107 China: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 108 China: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 109 India: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 110 India: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 111 India: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 112 India: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 113 India: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 114 RoAPAC: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 115 RoAPAC: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 116 RoAPAC: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 117 RoAPAC: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 118 RoAPAC: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 119 RoW: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 120 RoW: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 121 RoW: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 122 RoW: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 123 RoW: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 124 RoW: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 125 Latin America: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 126 Latin America: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 127 Latin America: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 128 Latin America: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 129 Latin America: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 130 Middle East and Africa: Empty Capsules Market Size, By Product,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 131 Middle East and Africa: Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 132 Middle East and Africa: Non-Gelatin Capsules Market Size, By Raw Material, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 133 Middle East and Africa: Empty Capsules Product Market Size, By Therapeutic Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 134 Middle East and Africa: Empty Capsules Market Size, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 135 Growth Strategy Matrix (2012-2016)
Table 136 Expansions, 2013–2016
Table 137 New Product and Service Launches, 2013–2016
Table 138 Acquisitions, 2013–2016
Table 139 Other Developments, 2013–2016
Table 140 Product Mix of the Top Five Players in the Empty Capsules Market
 
 
List of Figures (34 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Empty Capsules Market
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 7 Global Empty Capsules Market, By Product, 2016 vs 2021 (USD Million)
Figure 8 Global Empty Capsules Market, By Therapeutic Application,2016 vs 2021 (USD Million)
Figure 9 Global Empty Capsules Market, By End User, 2016 vs 2021 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Geographic Snapshot: Global Empty Capsules Market
Figure 11 Increasing Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry to Drive the Market Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Pharmaceutical Industry Segment Commanded the Largest Share of the Asia Pacific Empty Capsules Market in 2015
Figure 13 U.S. Dominated the Global Empty Capsules Market in 2015
Figure 14 North America to Dominate the Empty Capsules Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 India to Register Highest Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 16 Increasing Applications of Empty Capsules in the Nutraceutical Industry
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 18 Empty Capsules Market Segmentation, By Product
Figure 19 Empty Capsules Market Segmentation, By Therapeutic Application
Figure 20 Empty Capsules Market Segmentation, By End User
Figure 21 Growth in Geriatric Population to Drive the Demand for Capsule-Based Drug Formulations
Figure 22 Gelatin Capsules to Hold the Largest Share of the Global Empty Capsules Market By 2021
Figure 23 Pig Meat Gelatin Expected to Continue Its Dominance in the Global Gelatin Capsules Market Until 2021
Figure 24 Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Expected to Continue Its Concentration in the Non-Gelatin Capsules Market, Until 2021
Figure 25 Antibiotic Drugs Dominate the Empty Capsules Market (2016-2021)
Figure 26 Global Empty Capsules Market, By End User, 2016 vs. 2021 (USD Million)
Figure 27 Empty Capsules Market Growth Rate During the Forecast Period, By Country/Region
Figure 28 North America: Empty Capsules Market Snapshot
Figure 29 Asia Pacific: Empty Capsules Market Snapshot
Figure 30 New Product Launches is the Key Growth Strategy Adopted By Players in the Empty Capsules Market
Figure 31 Global Empty Capsules Market, By Key Players, 2015
Figure 32 Battle for Market Share: Expansion Was the Most Widely Adopted Strategy Between 2013 & 2016
Figure 33 Company Snapshot: Medi-Caps Ltd.
Figure 34 Company Snapshot: Sunil Healthcare Limited

The empty capsules market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years owing mainly to factors such as the rapidly increasing geriatric population, technological innovations, growing applications in the pharmaceutical industry, and the rapidly expanding nutraceutical industry. The global market is projected to reach USD 2.13 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.5 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2016 to 2021. However, factors such as rising prices and cultural and religious practices limit the growth of the gelatin capsules market, which in turn affects the growth of the market.

The growing applications of empty capsules in the nutraceutical industry (the use of nutraceutical products to treat lifestyle-related disorders such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes) are another major factor driving the growth of this market. Factors such as the growing demand for hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) capsules and rising demand from developing countries present significant growth opportunities for players in this market.

This report analyzes the empty capsules market by product, therapeutic application, end user, and region.

Based on products, the empty capsules market is split into two types, namely, gelatin and non-gelatin capsules. In 2015, the gelatin capsules segment held the largest share in this market due to the extensive usage of hard gelatin capsules in the development of a wide range of formulations as well as the wide range of benefits associated with gelatin capsules, including desired drug dissolution characteristics, long-term safety of encapsulated drug molecules, and sustained release properties. The non-gelatin capsules segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the growing demand of vegetarian capsules, increase in demand due to religious reluctance, and increasing applications of non-gelatin capsules in the nutraceutical industry.

Based on raw materials, the gelatin capsules segment is further divided into pig meat gelatin, bovine-derived, bone meal, and others (fish and poultry gelatin). The pig meat gelatin segment accounted for the largest share of the global empty capsules gelatin market in 2015. The large share of this segment can be attributed to its wide adoption all over the world, specifically in China where the production of pig meat gelatin is high. The non-gelatin capsules segment is further divided into hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) and pullulan and starch material.

Based on therapeutic applications, the empty capsules market is subsegmented into antibiotic and antibacterial drugs, vitamins and dietary supplements, antacid and antiflatulent preparations, antianemic preparations, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs, cardiac therapy drugs, cough and cold preparations, and other therapeutic applications. The antibiotic and antibacterial drugs segment held the largest share in the market in 2015, primarily due to the rising prevalence of infectious and chronic diseases.

Based on end users, the empty capsules market is segmented into the pharmaceutical industry, nutraceutical industry, cosmetics industry, and research laboratories.

Empty Capsules Market

The global empty capsules market is predominantly divided into four major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the world (Latin America and the Middle East & Africa). In 2015, North America dominated the market followed by Europe, Asia-pacific, and the Rest of the World. The increasing use of nutraceutical products and growing preference for capsule-based nutraceutical formulations are the major factors driving the demand for empty capsules in North America. However, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the flourishing healthcare market and growing pharmaceutical manufacturing in this region, especially in India and China.

The global empty capsules market consists of a large number of players. Amidst this intense market competition, the major players are constantly focusing on achieving higher market shares through expansions, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market. The major players in the global market include ACG Worldwide (India), Capsugel (U.S.), CapsCanada Corporation (Canada), Qualicaps, Inc. (U.S.), and Suheung Co., Ltd. (Korea). Other players in this market are Sunil Healthcare Ltd. (India), Snail Pharma Industry Co. (China), Bright Pharma Caps (U.S.), Roxlor LLC (U.S.), and Medi-Caps Ltd. (India).

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Client Consult Problem Statement : MnM’s client was interested in assessing the global empty capsule market and its sub-segments (by capsule types – gelatin and non-gelatin, drug type in Pharma– generic, branded and OTC) in terms of value and volume sold for the past 3 years and forecast up to 2019. The study also demanded volume of hard gelatin and HPMC capsules sold per year and forecast till 2019 along with value-volume analysis of empty capsules sold for inhalation applications, pricing analysis of both capsules and raw materials across different geographies.

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1. Methodology Adopted by MnM :

MnM used authentic secondary sources (governmen....

1. Methodology Adopted by MnM :

MnM used authentic secondary sources (government websites, associations and groups, annual reports of companies, SEC filings, corporate presentations) along with MnM Repository to gain insights, both quantitative and qualitative, into the market. Further, MnM conducted multi-level, qualitative & quantitative study with a constructed sample of industry professionals. Key parameters influencing the market are identified and their trends were studied to get the market numbers. At every level the estimates were verified by primary interviews with industry experts (both from demand and supply side) and finally by MarketsandMarkets domain experts. MnM analyzed current & forecast quantitative market information, and developed deep-dive qualitative insights into industry trends & dynamics across each of the target regions.

2. Actual Solution Provided:

   • Market sizing and forecasting for empty capsules by geography
   • Analysis of market trends and dynamics affecting the market
   • Identified top players and analyzed their market shares
   • Competitive landscape of companies
   • Pricing analysis of empty capsules and raw materials
   • Strategic insights for market penetration to the client

Value Delivered:

The client could identify the market potential and formulated its market entry strategy particularly for foot & ankle devices in Australia.
The study also assisted the client in knowing foot & ankle devices most preferred by end users and helped them in taking necessary steps to customize its product offerings.

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