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Chitosan Market for Water Treatment, Biomedicine & Pharmaceutics, Industrial, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Agrochemical and Other Applications By 2020

Press Release   •   Jun 05, 2017 03:27 EDT

About Chitosan Market

This report covers the forecast and analysis of the chitosan market on global and regional levels. The study provides historic data of 2013 along with the forecast from 2014 to 2020, based on both volume (Tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints of the chitosan market, along with their impact on demand and production during the forecast period. Additionally, the report comprises the study of opportunities available in the market on the global and regional level.

We have included a detailed value chain analysis in order to provide a comprehensive view of this market. An analysis of Porter’s five forces model has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the chitosan market by segmenting it based on regions. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast production for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The segmentation includes production of different grades of chitosan for individual application segments in all the regions.

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Inflation is not a part of pricing in the report. Prices of different grades of chitosan vary in each region. Hence, a similar volume-to-revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. The same price for each product grade for individual applications has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on a global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by application in each region.

The report provides market size of chitosan for 2013 and the forecast for the next six years. The global chitosan market size is provided in terms of both volume as well as revenue. Market volumes are defined in tons, while market revenue for regions is in USD million. Market numbers are estimated based on chitosan production for different applications such as water treatment, pharmaceutical, biomedical, cosmetics, agrochemical, food & beverage and others. Each application requires a separate grade of chitosan. The market size and forecast for each major application is provided in the context of global and regional markets. Numbers provided in the report are based on production of different grades of chitosan and subsequently the production of chitosan materials in various regions.

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Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for commonly utilized grades of chitosan has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. The price range of biomedical & pharmaceutical grade of chitosan varies. Cost for the most commonly available grade of chitosan has been considered. The chitosan market has been analyzed based on expected production capacity keeping in line with the rising demand. The market data for each segment is based on production volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors, and direct selling regional producers, based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement. Forecasts have been based on expected production for different application segments, primarily water treatment, cosmetics, food & beverages, biomedical & pharmaceutical, agrochemical, industrial and others. We have used the bottom-up approach by considering individual application segments and integrating these to arrive at the global market. Application segments have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market consumption. The study covers manufacturers of chitosan. We have not included unorganized sectors of the market due to lack of secondary or primary data on this segment.

The report provides a detailed competitive outlook including market shares and company profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Biothera, G.T.C. Bio Corporation, KitoZyme S.A., FMC Health & Nutrition, Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Primex ehf. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy and recent developments.

Chitosan Market - Application Analysis

Water treatment

Biomedicine & pharmaceutics


Food & beverages



Others (Including fuel cells, photographic products, etc.)

Chitosan Market - Regional Analysis

North America


Asia Pacific

Rest of the World

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Research description

1.2 Market segmentation

1.2.1 Global chitosan market segmentation by application segment and region

1.3 Research scope

1.3.1 Assumptions

1.4 Research methodology

1.4.1 Abbreviations

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Global chitosan market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 3 Chitosan Market—Industry Analysis

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Value chain analysis

3.3 Market drivers

3.3.1 Increasing global water treatment applications drives the chitosan market Global flocullants market, 2009 – 2020

3.3.2 High growth of cosmetics with organic ingredients drive the chitosan market Global personal care market revenue, 2007 – 2020

3.4 Market restraints

3.4.1 High cost of production coupled with raw material procurement competition from animal feed manufacturers

3.5 Opportunities

3.5.1 Application as dietary supplement holds promise for the chitosan market

3.5.2 Novel applications of chitosan nanoparticles present an exciting opportunity to chitosan market

3.5.3 Production of chitosan from non-aquatic sources to improve quality and functionality of end products

3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis

3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers

3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.6.3 Threat of new entrants

3.6.4 Threat from substitutes

3.6.5 Degree of competition

3.7 Chitosan: Market attractiveness analysis

3.7.1 Global chitosan market: Market attractiveness analysis

3.8 Chitosan: Company market share analysis

3.8.1 Global chitosan market: Company market share analysis, 2013

Chapter 4 Chitosan Market – Application Segment Analysis

4.1 Global chitosan market: Application segment overview

4.1.1 Global chitosan market share, by application segment, 2013 & 2020

4.2 Water treatment

4.2.1 Global production of chitosan for water treatment application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

4.3 Biomedicine and pharmaceuticals

4.3.1 Global production of chitosan for biomedicine and pharmaceuticals application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

4.4 Industrial

4.4.1 Global production of chitosan for industrial application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

4.5 Food & beverages

4.5.1 Global production of chitosan for food & beverages application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

4.6 Cosmetics

4.6.1 Global production of chitosan for cosmetics application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

4.7 Agrochemicals

4.7.1 Global production of chitosan for agrochemicals application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

4.8 Others

4.8.1 Global production of chitosan for other applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million) is the most comprehensive collection of market research reports. MarketResearchReports.Biz services are specially designed to save time and money for our clients. We are a one stop solution for all your research needs, our main offerings are syndicated research reports, custom research, subscription access and consulting services. We serve all sizes and types of companies spanning across various industries.