Amino Acids: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Amino Acids also known as building blocks of the human body are organic molecules, constituting the fundamental components of proteins. Over the last few years amino acids have gained widespread popularity as nutritional supplements for humans. Health foods and dietary supplement products are becoming the norm amongst a wide section of the worldwide population. Growing popularity of health foods is expected to add in a big way to the rising demand for amino acids. Increasing significance of active and healthier lifestyles is also driving the demand for amino acids from the preventive pharmaceuticals sector. As medical providers emphasize on nutrition, demand for amino acids would substantially rise. Increasing importance of artificial sweeteners, particularly from the weight-conscious populace, is expected to add to the rising demand for amino acids. Another emerging application area of amino acids is the cosmetics and sweeteners market. The increased usage of amino acids in formulations for anti-aging products, and moisturizers has opened up new opportunities for manufacturers.
Global amino acids market is growing steadily with rising demand for amino acid enriched dietary supplements. One of the strongest areas of growth is sports’ nutrition followed by functional foods and food formulations. Synthesis applications, involving the production of fine chemicals from amino acids, are also rising steadily. Amino acids are gaining widespread popularity as ingredients in anti-aging and moisturizing product formulations, in the cosmetics market. Aging world population is driving the demand for amino acids for use in dietary and pharmaceutical supplements. Consumers drive to look young and maintain healthy lifestyle is propelling marketers to launch amino acid supplements such as anti-aging cosmeceuticals, and dietary supplements. Marketers are also focusing on the launch of artificial sweeteners for weight and appearance conscious people. On par with the trend, L-tryptophan, an amino acid type, is increasingly used in making liquid protein weight-loss products.
Amongst all the amino acids, Lysine is expected to emerge as the fastest growing segment in the world market, due to its increased utilization in poultry and swine diets. Phenylalanine, glutamic acid, threonine, and tryptophan are the other major amino acids that are widely being used in various commercial end-use applications. Glutamic Acid also known as glutamate, represents the largest segment in the amino acids market. Found in several food ingredients, Glutamic acid is involved in providing humans with the sense of taste, particularly in combination with salt. Therefore, MSG, the sodium salt of glutamic acid, is extensively used for improving the flavor of food products.
Asia-Pacific, backed by strong support from developing markets of China and India ranks as the global leader, both in terms of sheer size as well as growth potential, as stated by the recent market research report on Amino Acids. The region is stated to be the largest producer as well as consumer of amino acids worldwide, with extensive use of monosodium gluatamate (MSG) being the key contributor to the overall impressive growth in the region. Asia-Pacific is slated to advance over the years at a vibrant compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% through 2017. Heightened demand from Chinese animal feeds market is a major catalyst contributing significantly to the dominance of Asia in the global market.
Major players profiled in the report include Ajinomoto Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CJ Cheil Jedang, Daesang Corporation, Evonik, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, Novus International Inc., Royal DSM N.V., Sekisui Medical Co. Ltd., and Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. Ajinomoto ranks among the leading manufacturers of amino acids through the fermentation process. The company accounted for substantial shares in the total global feed-grade lysine and monosodium glutamate (MSG) markets.
The research report titled “Amino Acids: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive market overview, impact of recession, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for amino acids market for the years 2009 through 2017 for the following geographic markets – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. The study also provides historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008.
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