drapeau Nutraceuticals

Omega-3 rich krill oil shows high growth in several industry sectors and offers a multitude of applications


Application areas for krill oil
  • Nutraceuticals with positive effects on joints, heart, eyes
    - Krill oil is positioned as a heart health ingredient due to its high omega-3 and antioxidant content
  • Krill oil is positioned as a heart health ingredient due to its high omega-3 and antioxidant content
Global omega-3 market
  • Market value for marine and algae oil omega-3 ingredients is USD 1.3 billion (2008)
  • Growth 13% p.a. towards 2013
  • Demand for krill oil expected to grow more than 30% p.a. over the next five years


Key market drivers – functional properties & health considerations
  • Robust scientific evidence of health benefits
  • Rising incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and aging population in developed countries
  • Strong media attention and increasing consumer awareness

Consumer health considerations will trigger 14.9% CAGR of the North American omega-3 market over the next few years


   Key players in krill oil market
  • Large and dynamically growing omega-3 market

  • Awareness of krill oil benefits is currently low, but increasing in Europe and North America

  • Krill oil is one of the few nutraceuticals that big players consider attractive to invest

Source: Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the European & North American marine and algae oil omega-3 ingredients market