Gelatin Market

Gelatin Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Function (Gelling Agent, Thickener, Stabilizer, Other Functions), Raw Material (Cattle Bones, Marine, Bones, Bovine Hides, Pig Skin, Other Raw Materials), Type, Application, and By Geography

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21725

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $4.26 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $7.34 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market


Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Gelatin Market is accounted for $4.26 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $7.34 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period. Gelatin is a delicate, colourless, water soluble, transparent material with high molecular weight. It is a rich supply of protein derived from collagen present in animals. Gelatin is sticky semi-solid gel. Edible gelatin is the most general form existing that does not contain additives or preservatives. Non-edible gelatins are used mainly used in cosmetics and photography. 

Based on the U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS), 110.71 million Americans consumed Jell-O Gelatin in 2020. Commercially manufactured gelatin is packaged in ¼-ounce envelopes of desiccated granules; paper-thin sheets, known as leaves (used in jelled Central and Eastern European desserts and aspics); and meltable blocks (Great Britain). In Latin America, gelatin is often mixed with milk or cream instead of water for the popular creamy desserts. In Russia, gelatin encases pigs' feet and other meats.

Market Dynamics:


Demand for Low-Fat and Fat-Free Food Products

In present scenario people mostly prefer to have low-calorie; fat-free foods and they are more concerned about health issues. Gelatin is an essential part of production meals with less fat. As it can mix oil and water, it can be used to substitute some of the high-fat content in several products. Products like half-fat butter, reduced-fat cheese, and fat-free ice cream gelatin helps to cut down fat without sacrificing the flavor of the product. Gelatin changes things more stable, long lasting, and gives a creamy consistency. Therefore, adding up gelatin gives food a smooth, creamy texture and makes it look and taste the same. Also, increasing health awareness, and urbanization, along with increasing demand for dietary supplements, functional, and processed food products are considered the major driving factor for the growth of the Global Gelatin Market during the forecast period.


Awareness of Plant-Based Gelatin

Gelatin is made up of animal parts. People who don't eat meat for different reasons use other kinds of gelatin. Majority portion of the world's population is vegetarian, and people who switch to a vegan diet avoid ingredients like gelatin that appear from animal protein. Gelatin from animals or the sea is being replaced by plant-based products like agar-agar, pectin, and carrageenan, this is affecting the gelatin market. Additionally, concerned about the risk of animal-borne diseases like bovine, spongiform other skin allergies and health issues associated with animal gelatin. The gelatin market isn't growing as fast as it could since people aren't able to digest animal protein and want to eat foods with protein.


The Trend of Halal Gelatin and Clean Green Gelatin

Halal Gelatin is a type of gelatin derived from bases that fulfill with Islamic law. Halal gelatin can be manufactured from bones of cows and sheep. Due to the recognition, demand, and health benefits of halal gelatin, market players have started producing halal gelatin particularly. These companies are halal licensed, which provides market players with a major opportunity to produce the gelatin industry. Growing customer preference for food products with clean and transparent labels is a growing market trend. Gelatins with a clean label contain recognized, sustainably sourced, and organically derived ingredients and no artificial additives (no e-numbers) or chemicals. Regional players have begun to emerge and establish their position by introducing beef gelatin with a clean label to fulfill the increased consumer demand for gelatin with a clean label.


Stringent government regulations towards animal-origin food additives

Thickening and gelling agents, such as bovine gelatin, are known as food additives. They can be added to food and products as per the several laws and regulations imposed by regulatory system across countries worldwide. The regulations laid down for the use of bovine gelatin include the maximum limits for its use, the restrictions as to the food categories in which it can be used, the authorized functions, and the mandatory use of clean labeling for food products that use bovine gelatin. The imposed regulations are impeding the bovine gelatin market growth.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant influence on businesses and the economy. Since most gelatin is sold through ease stores and supermarkets, the retail channels were severely affected as many vendors closed or decreased their hours of operation. The abrupt impact of COVID-19, there was an increase in demand for items that encourage immunity and welfare, which had auspicious effect on the market. The gelatin foods market saw a slight downfall post the pandemic, due to the lockdown and physical distancing. People are more concerned about food intake and buying new products during the pandemic. Moreover, due to the economic crisis, government-imposed social distancing norms, there by halting the production of gelatin which has negatively impacted the growth of Global Gelatin Market.

The stabilizer segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

Gelatin is a polymer of amino acids found in collagen in bone tissue and animal skin. It is commonly used gelatin as stabilizer on an ice cream. Stabilizers are used to bind water, to reduce the amount of free water, increase the viscosity of ice cream and minimize the formation of ice crystals so the ice cream texture is softer. The stabilizer used in the ice cream mixture is 0.1 - 0.5%. The stabilizer increases the thickness of the dough by forming matrix gel and hold the dispersed liquid phase.

The food and beverage segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

In food and beverage industry, gelatin is used as an essential additive for producing dietary supplements, and beverages. Several manufacturers produce bovine grade collagen for food and beverage applications. Growing demand for these products in confectionery and desserts are predictable to have a positive impact on market growth. In addition, rising demand for gelatin as a food additive to develop rheological properties is expected to open new avenues for the product over the projected period. Hence, the increased consumer preferences for clean label products drive the growth of the global gelatin market.

Region with highest share:

Europe segment holds the largest share in the market due to the urbanization, and rising purchasing power of consumers, development in the food and healthcare industry in this region. Moreover, the wide availability of raw materials and key gelatin manufacturing are driving the growth of the Global Gelatin Market. This market is highly consolidated with the presence of multinational Food and beverages and pharmaceutical companies. The high consumption of sweets and baked goods, such as jellies, in the country, has prompted food manufacturers to include gelatin, thereby driving the gelatin customer base.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific market revenue is expected to expand at strong CAGR during the forecast period endorsed to rapid expansion of the R&D activities, and increasing purpose of gelatin in pharmaceutical industries. In addition, rapid growth of food and beverages sector due to increasing population in some countries in the region, drive revenue growth of the APAC market. Demand for gelatin-based dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages is anticipated to increase as consumer tastes shift toward proper weight management and muscular strength enhancement. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market in light of the growing demand for healthier, innovative, and fast and convenient food in the region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in the Gelatin Market Lonza Group, GELITA, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Weishardt Group, Rousselot, Eversource Gelatin, Nitta, Gelnex, Foodchem® International Corporation, Sterling, ROXLOR, PB Gelatins, Trobas Gelatine, Italgelatine (S.P.A), Lapi Gelatine Spa.

Key Developments:

In February 2018, Rousselot launched ‘StabiCaps’ a gelatin solution for soft gels. Stabicaps exhibits superior stability in presence of cross-linkers, optimum API release and dissolution of the shell.

In March 2018, Nitta Gelatin announced the launch of new pharmaceutical gelatin called DRG Gelatin. The product was designed specifically to inhibit cross linkage reactions and enhance dissolution in the soft capsule application.

In April 2018, Nitta Gelatin Inc. launched DRG Gelatin, a gelatin solution for soft gels designed to inhibit cross-linkage reactions. DRG Gelatin will contain & protect active ingredients in the capsule and promote rapid solubility upon ingestion.

In November 2020, Rousselot BV, part of Darling Ingredients and Giusto Faravelli Spa, announced a new distribution partnership in Italy.

In December 2020, Gelita acquires majority stake in turkish gelatine manufacturer. GELITA AG is bolstering its position as the industry's global leader with this Joint Venture. The Tezman family, who founded the company, owns the remaining 35% of the stock.

In June 2021, Nitta Gelatin introduced XactSet and Rapid set gelatin, a line of specialty gelatin developed specifically to formulate starchless gummies.

Functions Covered:
• Gelling Agent
• Thickener
• Stabilizer
• Other Functions

Raw Materials Covered:
• Cattle Bones 
• Marine 
• Bones 
• Bovine Hides 
• Pig Skin 
• Other Raw Materials

Types Covered:
• B (from lime-cured tissue) 
•  A (from acid-cured tissue)

Applications Covered:
• Pharmaceuticals
• Food & Beverage
• Personal Care
• Photography
• Nutraceuticals

Regenerative Medicines Covered:
• Wound Care
• Orthopedic Applications
• Cardiovascular and Thoracic Applications
Distribution Channels Covered:
• Hypermarkets
• Supermarkets
• Convenience Stores
• Specialty Retail Stores
• Online Retailers
Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary             
2 Preface       
 2.1 Abstract             
 2.2 Stake Holders           
 2.3 Research Scope           
 2.4 Research Methodology         
  2.4.1 Data Mining          
  2.4.2 Data Analysis          
  2.4.3 Data Validation          
  2.4.4 Research Approach          
 2.5 Research Sources           
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources        
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources        
  2.5.3 Assumptions          
3 Market Trend Analysis            
 3.1 Introduction           
 3.2 Drivers             
 3.3 Restraints            
 3.4 Opportunities           
 3.5 Threats             
 3.6 Application Analysis          
 3.7 Emerging Markets           
 3.8 Impact of Covid-19           
4 Porters Five Force Analysis          

 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers         
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers         
 4.3 Threat of substitutes          
 4.4 Threat of new entrants         
 4.5 Competitive rivalry            
5 Global Gelatin Market, By Function         

 5.1 Introduction           
 5.2 Gelling Agent           
 5.3 Thickener            
 5.4 Stabilizer             
 5.5 Other Functions           
  5.5.1 Emulsifier          
  5.5.2 Binding Agent           
  5.5.3 Fat Replacer          
  5.5.4 Coating Agent  
6 Global Gelatin Market, By Raw Material        
 6.1 Introduction           
 6.2 Cattle Bones           
 6.3 Marine             
 6.4 Bones              
 6.5 Bovine Hides           
 6.6 Pig Skin             
 6.7 Other Raw Materials          
7 Global Gelatin Market, By Type         

 7.1 Introduction           
 7.2 B (from lime-cured tissue)         
 7.3 A (from acid-cured tissue)         
8 Global Gelatin Market, By Application        

 8.1 Introduction           
 8.2 Pharmaceuticals  
  8.2.1 Hard Capsules          
  8.2.2 Soft Capsules           
  8.2.3 Coatings           
  8.2.4 Plasma Expanders       
 8.3 Food & Beverage           
  8.3.1 Dairy Products          
  8.3.2 Desserts            
  8.3.3 Confectionery          
  8.3.4 Meat & Poultry Products        
  8.3.5 Other Food & Beverages        
 8.4 Personal Care           
 8.5 Photography           
 8.6 Nutraceuticals           
9 Global Gelatin Market, By Regenerative Medicine       
 9.1 Introduction           
 9.2 Wound Care           
 9.3 Orthopedic Applications           
 9.4 Cardiovascular and Thoracic Applications        
10 Global Gelatin Market, By Distribution Channel       

 10.1 Introduction           
 10.2 Hypermarkets           
 10.3 Supermarkets            
 10.4 Convenience Stores            
 10.5 Specialty Retail Stores          
 10.6 Online Retailers          
11 Global Gelatin Market, By Geography        

 11.1 Introduction           
 11.2 North America           
  11.2.1 US            
  11.2.2 Canada            
  11.2.3 Mexico            
 11.3 Europe              
  11.3.1 Germany           
  11.3.2 UK            
  11.3.3 Italy            
  11.3.4 France            
  11.3.5 Spain            
  11.3.6 Rest of Europe          
 11.4 Asia Pacific           
  11.4.1 Japan            
  11.4.2 China            
  11.4.3 India            
  11.4.4 Australia           
  11.4.5 New Zealand          
  11.4.6 South Korea          
  11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific          
 11.5 South America           
  11.5.1 Argentina          
  11.5.2 Brazil            
  11.5.3 Chile            
  11.5.4 Rest of South America        
 11.6 Middle East & Africa          
  11.6.1 Saudi Arabia          
  11.6.2 UAE            
  11.6.3 Qatar            
  11.6.4 South Africa          
  11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa        

12 Key Developments            
 12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures    
 12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers         
 12.3 New Product Launch          
 12.4 Expansions            
 12.5 Other Key Strategies          
13 Company Profiling            
 13.1 Lonza Group           
 13.2 GELITA              
 13.3 Catalent Pharma Solutions         
 13.4 Weishardt Group           
 13.5 Rousselot            
 13.6 Eversource Gelatin           
 13.7 Nitta             
 13.8 Gelnex             
 13.9 Foodchem® International Corporation       
 13.10 Sterling             
 13.11 ROXLOR             
 13.12 PB Gelatins           
 13.13 Trobas Gelatine            
 13.14 Italgelatine (S.P.A)           
 13.15 Lapi Gelatine Spa           

List of Tables         
1 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
2 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Function (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
3 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Gelling Agent (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
4 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Thickener (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
5 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Stabilizer (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
6 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Other Functions (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
7 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Emulsifier (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
8 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Binding Agent (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
9 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Fat Replacer (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
10 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Coating Agent (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
11 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Raw Material (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
12 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Cattle Bones (2020-2028) (US $MN)      
13 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Marine (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
14 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Bones (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
15 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Bovine Hides (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
16 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Pig Skin (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
17 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Other Raw Materials (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
18 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
19 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By B (from lime-cured tissue) (2020-2028) (US $MN)   
20 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By A (from acid-cured tissue) (2020-2028) (US $MN)   
21 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
22 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Pharmaceuticals (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
23 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Hard Capsules (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
24 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Soft Capsules (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
25 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Coatings (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
26 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Plasma Expanders (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
27 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Food & Beverage (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
28 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Dairy Products (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
29 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Desserts (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
30 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Confectionery (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
31 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Meat, Fish and Sausages (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
32 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Othe Food & Beverages (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
33 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Personal Care (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
34 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Photography (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
35 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Nutraceuticals (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
36 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Regenerative Medicine (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
37 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Wound Care (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
38 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Orthopedic Applications (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
39 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Cardiovascular and Thoracic Applications (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
40 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
41 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Hypermarkets (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
42 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Supermarkets (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
43 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Convenience Stores (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
44 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Specialty Retail Stores (2020-2028) (US $MN)      
45 Global Gelatin Market Outlook, By Online Retailers (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
Note: Regional tables for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa are presented in similar manner as the above.

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