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Global Fish Oil Market - New Market Research Report Published by Transparency Market Research

(PRWEB) June 13, 2013

In terms of volume, the demand for fish oil was 1,035 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 1,130 kilo tons in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 1.22% from 2012 to 2018. The demand for fish oil is expected to increase owing to the increased demand for omega 3 ingredients.

Fish oil is the primary source of omega 3 and with the growing awareness of omega 3 and its benefits; consumers are increasing their intake of omega 3 as part of regular diet. However, the reduced or static production levels of fish oil acts as a major inhibitor for the growth of the market.

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This situation is expected to escalate due to the uneven frequency of El Nino, which further reduces the overall fishing volumes. Aquaculture was the largest application segment in 2011, accounting for over 70% of the consumption of oil. Majority of fish oil is consumed in the farming of salmons and trout, which are primarily grown in Chile and Peru. However, direct human consumption (DHC) of fish oil has been increasing over the past five years due to increased awareness among customers regarding the benefits of omega 3.

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Europe was the largest consumer of fish oil in 2011, with over 450 kilo tons of oil consumed. Asia Pacific and Latin America are expected to be the fastest growing regions in terms of fish oil consumption due to growing aquaculture for carps in China and salmon farms in Chile.
The leading fish oil producers include EPAX AS, Croda Inc, COPEINCA ASA, Corpesca S.A and Omega Protein Corporation among others. The report contains company profiles of the above mentioned producers along with other major players in the fish oil market.

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The fish oil market includes fish oil obtained from fishing as well as aquaculture. In terms of application, this report analysis the primary uses of fish oil such as aquaculture, direct human consumption (DHC) and industrial. Peru, Chile and Denmark were the leading producers of fish oil and account for over 50% of production. In terms of consumption, the European region was the largest consumer primarily due to the farming of salmons and trout.

The report comprises a detailed description on the forecast and analysis of the fish oil market on a global level. The forecasted demand is based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2012 to 2018. The study consists of drivers and restraints of the fish oil market and their impact on the growth of the market within the forecast period. In addition, the study includes opportunities available for the fish oil market on a global level.

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For better understanding of the fish oil market, we have given a detailed analysis of the value chain. In addition, a comprehensive study of the Porters five forces model has been provided for better understanding of the intensity of competition present in the fish oil market. Furthermore, the study comprises a market attractiveness analysis, where the applications are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

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