Commercial Amino Acids
The U.S amino acids market reached $1.5 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to nearly $1.6 billion in 2013 and nearly $2 billion in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5%.
- An overview of the market for amino acids
- Analyses of market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018
- Identification of those amino acids with current or potentially greater commercial significance
- A look at how new production technology continues to make large-scale production of these products more economical
- Comprehensive profiles of leading companies in the industry.
This technical/market report outlines the properties of the 20 commercial essential amino acids that are delineated in the genetic code, current and future uses, technology and their manufacturers. This report focuses on three commercial amino acid markets: animal feed supplements, flavoring and nutritional additives for human food and specialty uses, including medical, therapeutic, research and industrial applications. Feed and food applications offer steady growth opportunities to their manufacturers and their use will continue to grow as a result of both population increases and an overall increase in the worldwide standard of living.
JON EVANS has been involved in business development and research for the biotechnology industry since 1984. He has been involved in sales, market research and strategy analysis with Fortune 500 clients - with a particular focus on business development challenges and strategies to optimize market performance. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Rutgers University and MBA in business analysis from San Francisco State University.
The U.S. market for amino acids represents 20% of the global market with nearly $1.6 billion (in 2011), and is likely to exceed $1.8 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% between 2011 and 2016.
- The global market for protein drugs is expected to increase from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2008 to $1.3 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%.
- Amino acids used as flavorants generated an estimated $510.4 million in 2008. This segment should reach $588.2 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 2.9%.
- The animal feeds segment was worth $472.4 million in 2008. This is expected to reach $526.4 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 2.2%.
The U.S. amino acid market will likely surpass $1.5 billion by 2005. Annual growth should be 3.3% on average per year (AAGR) while individual amino acids could see growth spurts.
With anticipated 2005 U.S. annual sales exceeding $900 million, the animal feed supplements market will remain the largest market category for amino acids.
The four amino acids used as food flavoring agents will account for more than $450 million in 2005.
Sales of specialty amino acids used for feeding solutions, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical applications, are expected to rise at an AAGR of 6.5% to about $150 million in 2005.
Twenty amino acids go into making up the commercial amino acid market. This group plays many roles in a variety of fields including foods, animal feeds, cosmetics, medicines, and biotechnology as well as some industrial applications. In dollar terms, the most important current uses are in the animal feed industries and human food uses.
The three primary categories of commercial amino acids in the U.S. represented a billion-dollar market for the first time in 1999. The U.S. amino acid market should again surpass the billion-dollar mark in 2000 as factories across the nation and around the world increase production and sales to meet a growing demand. The U.S. amino acid market will likely surpass $1.5 billion by 2005.
With anticipated 2000 U.S. annual sales exceeding $800 million, the animal feed supplements market represents the largest market category for amino acids. Export sales of amino acid animal feed supplements will exceed $250 million.