Glutamine Market Overview
The Glutamine Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period 2022-2027 and reach US$161.4 million by 2027. Glutamine is an amino acid and a derivative of glutamic acid. They can be categorized into L-glutamine and D-glutamine and is used in various end-uses such as pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, cosmetics & personal care and others. The expansion of the glutamine market is primarily driven by its usage in the cosmetic & personal care industry. According to the European Trade Association for the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry, the total sale of the cosmetics and personal care industry in Europe was valued at US$94.6 million in 2021, an increase of 4.3% as compared to US$87.6 in 2020. An increase in the production of cosmetic & personal care products along with the growth of the pharmaceutical industry is expected to drive the growth of the glutamine market size in the upcoming years. On the other hand, the availability of substitutes may confine the growth of the market. In 2020, the surge in the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted cosmetic production activities, thus, temporarily affecting the growth of the glutamine industry. However, a steady recovery in cosmetic production has been witnessed since 2021, which in turn, is driving the demand for Glutamine.
Market Report Coverage
"Glutamine Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC,
covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Glutamine Market.
- Powder form held a significant share of the Glutamine Market in 2021. Its wide range of characteristics, along with ease of storage and transportation made it stand out in comparison to other forms of Glutamine in the market.
- The Pharmaceutical industry held the largest share of the Glutamine Market in 2021, owing to the increasing production from pharmaceutical sectors worldwide. For instance, recent insights from Atradius state that global pharmaceutical production increased significantly by 13.6% in 2021 as compared to 2020.
- North America dominated the Glutamine Market in 2021, owing to the increasing demand for Glutamine from the pharmaceutical sector in the region. According to Atradius, the United States accounted for 22% of the total global pharmaceutical production in 2021.
- A detailed analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats would be provided in the Glutamine Market Report.
Glutamine Market Segment Analysis – by Form
Powder form held a significant share of over 20% of the Glutamine Market in 2021, owing to its range of characteristics and benefits over other forms of glutamine. Glutamine in powder form has better physicochemical stability in comparison to other forms of glutamine. This makes them ideal for use in the production of pharmaceutical products and dietary supplement that helps boost immune function and wound healing. Moreover, glutamine in powder form offers higher flexibility in compounding solids, longer shelf life and is easier to store and transport. Furthermore, the manufacturing of powder form is more economical and cost-effective. All of these benefits of powder form are driving its demand over other forms of glutamine. For instance, Optimum Nutrition Inc., a glutamine manufacturer based in the United States, offers glutamine powder as a dietary supplement. Such benefits of Glutamine powder are expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
Glutamine Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry
industry dominated the Glutamine Market with a share of over 25% in 2021, owing to the increasing production
from pharmaceutical sectors worldwide. According to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and
Associations (EFPIA), the total production of pharmaceuticals including
capsules, tablets and other products in Europe was valued at EUR 310,000
million (approx. US$354,080.76 million) in 2020. L-glutamine is an amino acid
and a derivative of glutamic acid and is primarily used in the production of
medicines used for treating sickle cell disease, abdominal pain, irritable
bowel syndrome and other conditions. It also aids in improving a body’s
immunity function and wound-healing capability after surgery. Thus,
such increasing production from pharmaceutical sectors is expected to increase
the demand for glutamine. This is
expected to expand
the glutamine market size during the forecast period.
Glutamine Market Segment Analysis – by Geography
North America held a dominant share of over 35% of the Glutamine Market in 2021. The consumption of glutamine is particularly high in this region due to its increasing demand from the pharmaceutical sector. According to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the U.S. and Canada accounted for 49.1% of the total pharmaceutical market in 2021. Moreover, recent insights from the International Trade Administration state that the total consumption of pharmaceutical products in Mexico reached up to US$11.1 billion in 2020, representing an increase of 2.8% from US$10.8 billion in 2019. In this way, such surging growth of the pharmaceutical sector in multiple countries across the region is expected to increase the demand for glutamine for the production of medicines used for treating several medical conditions such as sickle cell disease, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome and more. This is anticipated to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Glutamine Market Drivers
An increase in the production of cosmetic & personal care products:
primarily used in the production of cosmetics & skin care products as it
helps in skin healing & hydration, generates more collagen, increases skin
cell turnover and acts as an antioxidant for the skin. According
to the International Trade Administration (ITA), the cosmetics & personal
care industry of South Korea was valued at US$9.4 billion in 2019, with total
local cosmetic production increasing by 4.9% in comparison to the previous
year. Moreover, according to a study published on Fashion Network, skin care
and sun care products produced an average annual growth of 5.6% in 2020. Hence,
such surging production of cosmetics and personal care products is expected to
increase the demand for glutamine, owing to their above-mentioned benefits.
This is expected to accelerate the growth
of the Glutamine market in the upcoming years.
Growth of the pharmaceutical industry:
an amino acid and a derivative of glutamic acid that is commonly used in the pharmaceutical
industry for the production of medicines used for treating sickle cell disease,
abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions. It also helps in
improving a body’s immunity function and wound-healing capability after
surgery. According to the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association, the
production of the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil was valued at US$16.1
billion in 2021, an increase of 2.6% from US$15.7 billion in 2020. Moreover,
according to the Government of Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
(MHLW), the production of pharmaceuticals in Japan was valued at US$87.03
million in 2019, an increase of 39% in comparison to the previous year. Thus,
such surging growth in the pharmaceutical sector across multiple regions is expected
to accelerate the growth of the market in the upcoming years.
Glutamine Market Challenge
Availability of substitutes:
Glutamine has several substitutes such as
carnitine (L-carnitine), bromelain, creatine and more in the market. These
substitutes have similar physical properties and performance which may restrict
the market growth. For instance, carnitine is widely used as a substitute for
glutamine in major end-users such as cosmetics & personal care,
pharmaceutical and dietary supplement, owing to their range of benefits. Carnitine is commonly used in skin care products for multiple
applications such as skin regeneration, minimizing the secretion of sebum and
enhancing the skin tone. Moreover, it is also used as a dietary supplement,
particularly for athletes, owing to its ability to convert body fat into
energy. Thus, the availability of such alternatives with similar properties may
limit the growth of the Glutamine industry during the forecast period.
Glutamine Industry Outlook
Technology launches, acquisitions and increased R&D activities are
key strategies adopted by players in the Glutamine
Market. The top companies in the Glutamine Market are:
- Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
- NOW Foods
- Optimum Nutrition Inc.
- Dymatize Enterprises LLC
- Allmax Nutrition Inc.
- Nutri Advanced Ltd.
- Battery Nutrition Limited.
- Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
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Report Code: FBR
Report Code: FBR 0038
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