Global Butyric Acid Derivatives Market: Snapshot

The global market for butyric acid derivatives has gained significantly over the last few years. The increasing consumption of meat and poultry products is having the most prominent impact on the demand for butyric acid derivatives across the world. The market, which stood at US$227.5 mn in 2015, is likely to be driven substantially by the rising shift in consumers’ preference from beef and ruminant meat to chicken and pork in the next few years at a CAGR of 10.30% between 2016 and 2024. By the end of this period, the opportunity in this market is estimated to reach a value of US$ 542.8 mn.

Although the future of this market looks thriving, the emergence of propionic acid, propionates, and formic acid as a substitute of butyric acid derivatives may hamper the market’ growth to some extent over the next few years.

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Asia Pacific to Continue on Top

On the basis of region, the worldwide market for butyric derivatives is led by Asia Pacific and is expected to continue being so over the next few years due to the high production of meat in this region. In 2015, this regional market accounted for a share of more than 35% in the overall market. The increasing production of pork and poultry meat in Asian economies, especially China and India, is likely to ensure the lead of this region in the near future.

Asia Pacific is closely followed by Europe on account of the prohibition on the usage of antibiotics in many European countries in order to improve the meat yield from farm animals. This has created massive opportunities for butyric acid derivatives to be used as a substitute for antibiotic growth promoters, leading to an impressive rise in the Europe market for butyric acid derivatives in the years to come.

North America is also anticipated to witness significant growth in their market share over the forthcoming years. With North America being a leading producer of chicken and turkey meat in the world, the demand for butyric acid derivatives in the poultry segment is remarkably high in this region. The increasing demand for white meat in North America is likely to create lucrative opportunities for the growth of this regional market in the next few years.

Amongst others, the rise in the production of pork is expected to drive the Latin America market for butyric acid derivatives in the near future. However, the market in the Middle East and Africa is projected to experience moderate growth in the coming years as the region is import oriented for its meat demands.

Swine Feed Segment to Report Strong Demand for Butyric Acid Derivatives

Butyric acid derivatives find a widespread usage in poultry, swine, and various others animal feeds, such as ruminants, aquaculture, and pets, across the world. Among these, the demand for these derivatives has been higher than others in swine feed. Increasing at a CAGR 10.0% from 2016 and 2024, the demand in this segment is likely to remain stronger over the forthcoming years. However, the poultry segment is also projected to report a high-paced rise in the demand for these derivatives in the near future.

The leading companies functional in the global market for butyric acid derivatives are Perstorp Holding AB, Nutreco N.V., Bioscreen Technologies S.R.L, Kemin Industries Inc., Innovad, Palital GmbH & Co. KG, Anmol Chemicals, Jainex Specialty Chemicals, Hangzhou King Technia Technology Co. Ltd., and Sanluc International NV.

Global Butyric Acid Derivatives Market: Overview

Butyric acid derivatives, also known as butyrate or butanoate, is salt or ester of butyric/butanoic acid. Sodium butyrate, calcium butyrate, potassium butyrate, magnesium butyrate, tributyrin etc. are some of butyric acid derivatives. Amongst all sodium and calcium butyrate are predominantly consumed by the animal feed Product segment. Butyric acid derivatives are mostly offered in micro-encapsulated form for controlled release of the butyrate in animal colon. Butyric acid salts are primarily used for boosting animal colon and gastrointestinal health and to increase the overall meat yield from the animal. 

The report estimates and forecasts the butyric acid derivatives market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between 2016 and 2024 based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) with 2015 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the product segments. It provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints for the Butyric Acid Derivatives market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

The study also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the Butyric Acid Derivatives market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes substitute analysis of Butyric Acid Derivatives and global average price trend analysis.

Global Butyric Acid Derivatives Market: Research Methodology

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the Butyric Acid Derivatives market. It comprises qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users and countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness for each region. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report comprises price trend analysis for Butyric Acid Derivatives between 2016 and 2024.

The study provides comprehensive view of the Butyric Acid Derivatives market by dividing it into animal feed, product and geography. The butyric acid derivatives market for animal feed Product has been segmented by product into sodium butyrate, calcium butyrate, and others. Based on animal feed the market is segmented as poultry, swine, and other (ruminants, aquaculture, pets etc.). The segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends.

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for Butyric Acid Derivatives in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Key countries such as the U.S., France, Germany, Norway, the U.K., China, India, ASEAN, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil have been included in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual Animal Feed and Product in all the regions and countries.

Global Butyric Acid Derivatives Market: Competitive Analysis

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Major players profiled in the report include Perstorp Holdings AB, Nutreco N.V., Kemin Industries Inc., Innovad, and Palital GmbH & Co. KG. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable).

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The global butyric acid derivatives market has been divided into the following segments:

By Product

  • Sodium Butyrate
  • Calcium Butyrate
  • Others

By Animal Feed

  • Poultry
  • Swine
  • Others (Ruminants, Aquaculture, Pets etc.)

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America