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Squalene Market by Source (Shark Liver, Vegetable, and Synthetic biotechnology), End-Use Industry (Skin Care, Hair Care, Fragrance, Food Supplements, and Healthcare) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

  • ALL801879
  • 150 Pages
  • December 2016
  • Materials & Chemicals

Squalene is a natural oily liquid hydrocarbon found in plants and animals. Squalene is commonly found in large quantities in shark liver oil. It is the most common lipid produced by human skin cells, making up approximately 10 percent of our sebum. The rise in demand from different applications such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and its benefits on human health fuel the squalene market.

The global squalene market is anticipated to reach $214 million by 2022 compared to $110 million in 2015 growing at a CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period. It is segmented based on source, end-use industry, and geography. The rise in awareness of its health benefits has resulted in the increased demand for squalene. Also, the steady rise in the cosmetics industry and increase in disposable income in developing countries such as China and India are responsible for the increase in demand for squalene in the region. In addition, it is used in health foods, vaccines, and as a high-grade machine lubricant.

Based on the source, squalene market is segmented as shark liver, vegetables, and synthetic biotechnology. Vegetable-sourced squalene is expected to be the fastest-growing segment due to its renewable nature, steady availability of raw material, and regulations regarding animal-sourced squalene.

Based on the end-use industry, squalene market is segmented as cosmetics, food supplements, and healthcare. Cosmetics industry dominated the squalene market in 2015, owing to the rise in awareness for using high quality products and willingness to pay premium prices for high quality products.

Region-wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Europe led the market in 2015, and is anticipated to maintain this trend during the forecast period owing to vast potential that can be realized soon because of the growth of various end-use industries. The use of animal-sourced squalene dominates the Asia-Pacific market owing to high investments in the cosmetics end-use industry in China, Japan, and South Korea.

  • The companies profiled in the report include:
  • Arista Industries Inc.
  • Empressa Figueirrense de Pesca, LDA.
  • Sophim
  • Kshimoto Special Liver Oil Co. Ltd.
  • Gracefruit Limited
  • New Zealand Green Health Ltd.
  • Maruha Nichiro Corporation
  • Seadragon Marine Oils Limited
  • Croda International PLC
  • Amyris Inc.


  • This report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends, future estimations, and dynamics from 2014 to 2022 of the global squalene market, which assists to identify the prevailing opportunities.
  • Geographically, the market is analyzed based on various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
  • Exhaustive analysis predicts the applications that are currently used along with the variants that would gain prominence in the future.
  • Competitive intelligence of leading manufacturers and distributors highlights the competitive scenario across the geographies
  • Key market players are profiled and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which portrays the competitive outlook


Global Squalene Market is segmented as:


  • Cosmetics
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Fragrance
  • Food Supplements
  • Health Care
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Heart Disease
  • Skin Health


  • Shark Liver
  • Vegetable
  • Synthetic Biotechnology


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest Of LAMEA


  • Carbomer
  • Asha Biochem
  • Nucelis LLC
  • EKIZ Olive Oil & Soap Inc.

*Above list of companies are not profiled, can be profiled based on client request

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