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Lysine and Other Amino Acids (Methionine, Threonine & Tryptophan) Market by Application (Animal Feed, Food & Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals), by Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018


Lysine is considered to be one of the most essential amino acids needed to maintain the health of humans and animals. Consumed as a dietary supplement and feed additive, lysine is proven to be healthier than soybean, its natural substitute. 

The demand for lysine and other amino acids has grown over the years given their nutritional value and economical nature of production. Amino acids such as methionine, lysine, tryptophan, and threonine are used as dietary and food supplements, animal feed, and in pharmaceuticals around the world. 

The report on the global lysine and other amino acids market is a comprehensive database of unbiased, accurate, and updated information on the definition, structure, elements, classification, application, and functioning of the lysine and other amino acids market. With the help of business intelligence tools such as Porter’s Five Forces, SWOT Analysis, and value chain analysis, the report offers a 360-degree overview of the lysine and other amino acids market, backed by inputs from industry experts.

Overview of the Market

By revenue, the global lysine and other amino acids market stood at US$3.5 billion in 2011 and is projected to grow to US$5.9 billion by 2018, registering a strong 9.1% CAGR from 2012 to 2018. By demand volume, the market for lysine is anticipated to grow from 1,696.9 kilo tons in 2011 to 2,518.0 kilo tons by 2018 at a modest 5.8% CAGR over the forecast period. 

The growth in global meat consumption, coupled by the ban on bone meal and blood meal is the primary driving factor for the lysine and other amino acids market. The rising benefits of lysine over soybean are also responsible for the development of the lysine and other amino acids market. In addition, shifting trend toward other raw materials and rising meat demand from Asia Pacific countries holds numerous opportunities for growth. In contrast, tight supply of raw materials is likely to restrict the lysine and other amino acids market over the forecast period. 

Among the various applications of lysine, animal feed constituted for more than 90% of the overall demand. Of the numerous livestock served by lysine, the poultry segment generated 57% of the revenue in 2011. China holds the largest share of the global lysine and other amino acids market, followed by Europe, and North America. 

Companies Mentioned in the Report

Ajinomoto Co., Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited, Evonik Industries, Vedan International (Holdings) Limited, Changchun Dacheng Group, Cheil Jedang Corporation, Archer Daniel Midland (ADM), Shandong Shaouguang Juneng Golden Corn co. Ltd., and COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co. Ltd. are some of the prominent participants of the global lysine and other amino acids market.

Amino Acid Market, by Product Type
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
Lysine Market, by Application:
  • Animal Feed
  • Food & Dietary Supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
Lysine (Animal Feed Application) Market by, Livestock 
  • Swine/Hog
  • Poultry
  • Other (including Aquaculture & Cattle)
Lysine Market, by Geography 
  • North America
    • United States
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
  • China
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Rest of the World
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report  Description
1.2 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
      3.1.1 Synthesis of lysine
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 Growth in global meat consumption
      3.3.2 Advantages of lysine over soybean
      3.3.3 Ban on blood meal and bone meal 
3.4 Restraints
      3.4.1 Tight raw material supply
3.5 Opportunities
      3.5.1 Growing meat demand in Asia Pacific
      3.5.2 Shift towards other raw materials
3.6 Raw material analysis
      3.6.1 Maize/dextrose
              3.6.1.1 Dextrose prices in the U.S. 2008-2012 (USD per ton)
      3.6.2 Sugar
              3.6.2.1 World raw sugar prices, 2008 - 2012 (USD per ton)
      3.6.3 Cassava
               3.6.3.1 Global  cassava prices, 2008 - 2012 (USD per ton)
3.7 Porter’s five forces analysis
      3.7.1 Bargaining power of supplier
      3.7.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.7.3 Threat from new entrants
      3.7.4 Threat from substitutes
      3.7.5 Degree of competition
3.8 Company market share analysis, 2011
3.9 Lysine Vs other amino acids
      3.9.1 Comparative analysis of amino acids
      3.9.2 Methionine
              3.9.2.1 Methionine market volumes share by geography, 2011
              3.9.2.2 Global methionine market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      3.9.3 Threonine
               3.9.3.1 Threonine market volume share by geography, 2011
               3.9.3.2 Global threonine market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      3.9.4 Tryptophan
               3.9.4.1 Global tryptophan market volumes share by geography, 2011
               3.9.4.2 Global tryptophan market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 4 Global Lysine Market, by Application
4.1 Global lysine market: application overview
      4.1.1 Global lysine market volumes share by application, 2011 & 2018
4.2 Global lysine market, by application
      4.2.1 Animal feed
              4.2.1.1 Global consumption of lysine for animal feed 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.2 Food & Dietary Supplements
               4.2.2.1 Global demand of lysine for food and dietary supplements, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.3 Pharmaceuticals
               4.2.3.1 Global consumption of lysine for pharmaceuticals, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Global Lysine Market, by livestock
5.1 Global lysine market: Livestock overview
      5.1.1 Global lysine market volumes share by livestock, 2011 & 2018
5.2 Global lysine market, by livestock
      5.2.1 Swine
              5.2.1.1 Global demand for lysine for swine, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.2.2 Poultry
              5.2.2.1 Global demand for lysine for poultry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.2.3 Others(including aquaculture)
               5.2.3.1 Global demand for lysine for other(including aquaculture), 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 6 Geographic Analysis
6.1 Global lysine market: geographic overview
      6.1.1 Global lysine market volumes share by geography, 2011 & 2018
6.2 Global lysine market, by geography
      6.2.1 North America
              6.2.1.1 North American lysine market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.1.2 North America lysine market by application, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo tons)
              6.2.1.3 North America lysine market by application,2011 -2018(USD Million)
              6.2.1.4 North America lysine market by livestock, 2011 – 2018(Kilo tons)
              6.2.1.5 North America lysine market by livestock, 2011 – 2018(USD million)
              6.2.1.6 United States market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
     6.2.2 Europe
              6.2.2.1 European demand for lysine, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.2.2 Europe lysine market by application, 2011 – 2018(Kilo tons)
              6.2.2.3 Europe lysine market by application, 2011 – 2018 (USD Million)
              6.2.2.4 Europe lysine market by livestock, 2011- 2018(Kilo Tons)
              6.2.2.5 Europe lysine market by livestock, 2011 – 2018(USD million)
              6.2.2.6 Germany market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.2.7 United Kingdom market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
     6.2.3 China
              6.2.3.1 China demand for lysine, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.3.2 China lysine market by application, 2011-2018(Kilo tons)
              6.2.3.3 China lysine market by application, 2011 – 2018 (USD Million)
              6.2.3.4 China lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018(Kilo tons)
              6.2.3.5 China lysine market by livestock, 2011 – 2018(USD Million)
     6.2.4 Rest of Asia Pacific
              6.2.4.1 Rest of Asia Pacific demand for lysine, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.4.2 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
              6.2.4.3 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by application, 2011- 2018 (USD Million)
              6.2.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (kilo tons)
              6.2.4.5 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by livestock, 2011 – 2018(USD Million)
              6.2.4.6 India market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.4.7 Japan market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
      6.2.5 Latin America
              6.2.5.1 Latin America demand for lysine, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.5.2 Latin America lysine market by application, 2011-2018(Kilo tons)
              6.2.5.3 Latin America lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
              6.2.5.4 Latin America lysine market by livestock, 2011- 2018 (Kilo tons)
              6.2.5.5 Brazil market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.5.6 Argentina market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
     6.2.6 Rest of the World(RoW)
              6.2.6.1 Rest of the World(RoW) demand for lysine, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
              6.2.6.2 Rest of World lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
              6.2.6.3 Rest of World (RoW) lysine market by application, 2011- 2018(USD Million)
              6.2.6.4 Rest of World (RoW) lysine market by livestock, 2011- 2018 (Kilo tons)
              6.2.6.5 Rest of world (RoW) lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018(USD Million)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Archer Daniel Midland (ADM)
      7.1.1 Company overview
      7.1.2 Financial overview
      7.1.3 Business strategies
      7.1.4 SWOT analysis
      7.1.5 Recent developments
7.2 COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co. Ltd.
      7.2.1 Company overview
      7.2.2 Financial overview
      7.2.3 Business strategies
      7.2.4 SWOT Analysis
7.3 Evonik Industries
      7.3.1 Company overview
      7.3.2 Financial overview
      7.3.3 Business strategies
      7.3.4 SWOT analysis
      7.3.5 Recent developments
7.4 Vedan International(Holdings) Limited
      7.4.1 Company overview
      7.4.2 Financial overview
      7.4.3 Business strategies
      7.4.4 SWOT analysis
      7.4.5 Recent developments
7.5 Ajinomoto Co.
      7.5.1 Company overview
      7.5.2 Financial Overview
      7.5.3 Business strategies
      7.5.4 SWOT analysis
      7.5.5 Recent developments
7.6 Cheil Jedang Corporation
      7.6.1 Company overview
      7.6.2 Financial overview
      7.6.3 Business strategies
      7.6.4 SWOT analysis
      7.6.5 Recent developments
7.7 Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited
      7.7.1 Company overview
      7.7.2 Financial Overview
      7.7.3 Business strategies
      7.7.4 SWOT analysis
      7.7.5 Recent developments
7.8 Changchun Dacheng Group
      7.8.1 Company overview
      7.8.2 Business strategies
      7.8.3 SWOT analysis
      7.8.4 Recent developments
7.9 Shandong Shaouguang Juneng Golden Corn co. Ltd.
      7.9.1 Company overview
      7.9.2 Business strategies
      7.9.3 SWOT analysis
      7.9.4 Recent developments

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global lysine market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 1 Lysine Industrial Production
FIG. 2 Lysine: Value Chain Analysis
FIG. 3 Global meat demand growth, 2011-2018 (million tons)
FIG. 4 Meat consumption in China, 2010 - 2018 (Million tons)
FIG. 5 Dextrose prices in the U.S. 2008-2012 (USD per ton)
FIG. 6 Global raw sugar prices, 2008 - 2012  (USD per ton)
FIG. 7 Global  cassava prices, 2008 - 2012 (USD per ton)
FIG. 8 Porter’s five forces analysis for lysine market
FIG. 9 Global lysine market: company market share, 2011
FIG. 10 Comparative analysis of amino acids
FIG. 11 Methionine market  volumes share by geography, 2011
FIG. 12 Global methionine market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 13 Threonine market volume share by geography, 2011
FIG. 14 Global threonine market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Global tryptophan market volumes share by geography, 2011
FIG. 16 Global tryptophan market estimates and forecast, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 17 Global lysine market volumes share by application, 2011 & 2018
FIG. 18 Global demand of lysine for animal feed, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 19 Global demand of lysine for food and dietary supplements, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 20 Global demand of lysine for pharmaceuticals, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 
FIG. 21 Global lysine demand for animal feed market volumes share by application, 2011 & 2018
FIG. 22 Global demand for lysine for swine, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 23 Global demand for lysine for poultry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 24 Global demand for lysine for others(including aquaculture) , 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 25 Global lysine market volumes share by geography, 2011 & 2018
FIG. 26 North American demand for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 27 United States market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 28 European demand for lysine, 2011 - 2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 29 Germany market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 30 United Kingdom market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 31 China demand for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 32 Rest of Asia Pacific demand for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 33 India market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 34 Japan market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 35 Latin Americas demand for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 36 Brazil market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 37 Argentina market for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)
FIG. 38 Rest of the World(RoW) demand for lysine, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons), (USD Million)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global Lysine Market- Snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers for the lysine market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints for the Lysine market:   Impact Analysis
TABLE 4 North America lysine market by application, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 5 North America lysine market by application, 2011 – 2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 6 North America lysine market by livestock, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 7 North America lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018(USD Million)
TABLE 8 Europe lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 9 Europe lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 10 Europe lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 11 Europe lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 12 China lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 13 China lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 14 China lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 15 China lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 16 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 17 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 18 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 19 Rest of Asia Pacific lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 20 Latin America lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 21 Latin America lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 22 Latin America lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 23 Latin America lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 24 Rest of World (RoW) lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 25 Rest of World (RoW) lysine market by application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
TABLE 26 Rest of World (RoW) lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 27 Rest of World (RoW) lysine market by livestock, 2011-2018 (USD Million)

The global lysine demand was 1,445.0 kilo tons in 2009 which increased to 1,610.0 kilo tons in 2010. The growing demand of meat, especially in developing countries is expected to drive the market for lysine in the near future. Lysine as a feed additive is essential for the growth of animals especially swine and poultry. Industrial lysine also has advantages over its natural substitute (soybean) which is driving the global market for lysine. Lysine has same nutritious value as soybean have and moreover, lysine is considered to be a more economical option for animal feed. Lysine also helps in reducing the nitrogen content in animal excreta which leads to less pollution. Ban on blood meal and bone meal in some regions around the world is also boosting the demand for lysine. 

Lysine is one of the 20 amino acids essential for humans and animals. Lysine has a positively charged ε-amino group and act as a building block for proteins. Also known as L-Lysine, it is important for human health but it cannot be produced naturally by any animal or humans. As a body is unable to manufacture it, lysine has to be taken through diet or food supplements. Lysine is required for bone development as it helps to absorb calcium and it is also important in functioning connective tissues, skin and tendons. Lysine also plays a major role in body’s production of enzymes, hormones and antibodies. 

Biosynthesis of lysine takes place only in plants and bacteria through aspartic acid. Natural sources for lysine are soybean, lentil, chick pea, milk and some more. For human bodies and animals it has to be ingested in the body through food, supplements or drugs. Production of lysine is done by chemical process, enzymatic method and majorly by fermentation. Industrial production of lysine is done via fermentation process using a micro organism called as corynebacterium glutamicum. Raw materials like sugar, corn, sugarcane or sugar beet molasses are majorly used in the fermentation process. 

High demand for meat is key driving factor for the demand of animal feed and hence for lysine demand, which in turn is increasing the demand of feed stock for lysine production (sugar molasses, maize, corn and more). Due to tight supply of the raw materials and adverse weather conditions, raw materials are experiencing a surge in their price. Owing to high raw material cost industrial producers are looking for more economical raw material.

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