Growing Consumption of Meat Spurs Demand for Amino Acids in Feed Ingredients, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Amino Acids markets. Global market for Amino Acids is projected to reach US$22.1 billion by 2018, driven by strong demand in the animal feed end-use sector, and growing emphasis on Amino Acid requirements in human nutrition.

Amino Acids: Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – As the building blocks of protein, amino acids such as Glutamic Acid, Methoinine and Lysine, are witnessing healthy growth in both animal and human nutrition applications. Growing awareness over the recommended quantity of protein intake and the role of amino acids in protein synthesis, greater emphasis on health and wellbeing and increased consumer demand for healthy and nutritious foods is helping drive demand for amino acids in the food industry. Rising prevalence of common diseases caused by amino acid deficiency such as allergies, autism, cardiovascular diseases, dermatitis, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory disorders, neurological dysfunction, ocular disorders, and oxidative stress, among others, is additionally throwing the spotlight on the nutritional value of amino acids. Fortification of foods with amino acids is therefore a major trend benefiting consumption patterns in the market.

Demand for Amino Acid Based Supplements is poised to benefit in the coming years. In the sports nutrition market, amino acids provide endurance and energy and are mainly used for strength before and after workout sessions and to support body building activities. Growing use of amino acids not only as food additives but also as flavor, appearance, and consistency enhancers is expected to push demand further in the food industry.

With research studies documenting the percutaneous penetration properties of amino acids, demand is also expected to benefit from the emerging use of amino acids in the cosmetics industry. Amino acids are being used in personal care and cosmetic products such as anti-aging creams and moisturizers, to improve the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), and provide benefits like antioxidation and membrane stabilization. Cosmetic Grade Amino Acids is therefore expected to witness healthy growth in the coming years.

The animal feed industry represents one of the largest end-use markets for amino acids. Amino acids primarily find application as additives in animal feed given their ability to promote optimal growth in animals. The growing need to rear healthy and high yielding food animals is driving the popularity of amino acid enriched animal diets. Amino acids also help farmers in reducing consumption of crude protein thus resulting in significantly lower diet costs and high farm productivity, competitiveness and profitability. Increasing consumption of dairy products is expected to benefit the use of amino acids as feed ingredients for dairy cattle. Growing population and rising per capita consumption of meat as a result of improving standards of living and growing focus on protein rich diets in developing countries, is also expected drive growth in this market. In addition to nutrition, amino acid formulations are also used by livestock farmers to reduce the environmental impact of animal breeding by cutting down greenhouse gas emission from animal waste. Amino acid rich animal diets help in reducing nitrogen compounds (N2O) excreted in fecal matter.

While Methionine is a major revenue contributor with demand mainly arising from poultry feed, lysine represents the fastest growing segment riding on increased utilization in poultry and swine diets. With a growing number of swine feed producers opting for lysine in place of crude proteins such as corn and soybean, Lysine will find lucrative opportunities in the swine industry. Apart from lysine, other amino acids increasingly finding use in animal feed are rumen-bypass methionine. With growing understanding of the wide-ranging functions of amino acids, commercial interest in amino acids is expected to surge in the coming years. While consumption in traditional application areas will continue to remain steady, application in newer areas will spearhead future growth. Advancements in production technology will offer additional impetus, as large scale production of amino acids will result in economies of scale and lower production costs.

As stated by the new market research report on Amino Acids, Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as the fastest growing market with a projected CAGR of 5.8% over the analysis period. Growth in the region is led by growing consumption of meat and dairy products, in addition to amino acid supplements and fortified foods.

Major players covered in the report include Ajinomoto Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, China National BlueStar (Group) Co. Ltd., CJ Cheil Jedang, Evonik Industries AG, Global Bio-chem Technology Group, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd., Novus International Inc., Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., and Tanabe U.S.A. Inc., among others.

The research report titled “Amino Acids: Global Strategic Business Report,” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, company profiles, product launches and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in US$ Million for all major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia), Asia-Pacific (China and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East and Latin America. Product segments analyzed in the report include Glutamic Acid, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine and Others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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