Amino acids market to grow 6.8% per year

08-05-2008 | |
Amino acids market to grow 6.8% per year

Global amino acids market is projected to grow at 6.8% annually through 2013. China is the leading producer, but the US is to overtake this position within five years.

Research and Markets has added the The Amino Acids report to their
offering. The report analyzes the market by type and application at global level
and for each of the geographic regions – North America, Europe, China,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.

The Amino Acids market is
segmented by type into Glutamate, Lysine, Methionine, Branched Chain Amino Acids
and Phenylanine; and by application into feed additives, food ingredients, and
nutraceuticals/pharmaceutical.

Business profiles of 11 major companies
and 79 competitor companies are discussed in the report. The report serves as a
guide to the Amino Acids industry, covering 405 companies that are engaged in
Amino Acids R&D, processing, production, and
distribution.

Information related to recent product releases, product
developments, partnerships, collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, ethical
issues, regulatory affairs, and other areas of concern is also covered in the
report.

Projections and estimates are graphically illustrated by
geographic region with exclusive graphical representations provided for 271
exhibits.

Chinese dominance
China, the leading market (25% of
global market share in 2006) for amino acids presently is projected to manage
the leading position during the analysis period with its share dropping to 23.4%
by 2013.

North America is the fastest growing (almost 8% during
2000-2013) market for Amino Acids, and is projected to gain dominance over China
by the end of the analysis period.

Increase in competition of prices of
Amino Acids has resulted in the increase in prices of raw materials. Thus the
collective work of different fields of science and technology is the cause for
the successful and flourishing production of amino acids.

Mergers and
aquisitions
Mergers and consolidations within the industry will drive the
industry further. China, the largest producer of amino acids, has several
production companies which are increasingly entering into alliances with
producers of western countries. Such alliances are paving way to more production
facilities and more production of amino acids at the global level.

Amino
acids can be described as a group of organic molecules that comprise of an
organic R group or a side chain, which presents a solitary characteristic to the
amino acid, an acidic carboxyl group represented as -COOH and a basic amino
group represented as -NH2. If two or more amino acids combine, the combination
is known as a peptide.

Today amino acids can be taken as a supplement
that is available commercially. Amino acid supplements are usually made from
animal protein, vegetable protein, or yeast.

While almost all amino acids
can be produced in two forms – the L and D form, it is not so in the case of
glycine.

L and D basically refer to the manner in which the amino acid is
wound up. L is the left winding amino acid and D is the right winding amino
acid.

Human amino acids have been found to be the L type and this is
usually the preferred supplement as well.

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