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In the course of taking medication, active substances may not be easily absorbed by the human body. These active ingredients are mixed or dissolved with excipients, which acts as a carrier. In addition, excipients perform various functions such as prevention of denaturation and maintenance of purity level of the active ingredient. Moreover, addition of excipients to active ingredients also ensures administration of accurate levels of the latter. Excipients find application in sectors such as food, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medical.
Rising aging population in Europe and North America are expected to drive the growth of the pharmaceutical and medical industry. This in turn is expected to drive the growth of the excipients market in this region. In addition, rising health awareness in developing countries such as China and India is boosting the pharmaceutical market in this region, consequently fuelling the demand for excipients. Moreover, the development and introduction of new excipients for the growing pharmaceutical industry is expected to contribute to the market demand. However, the overall market is inhibited by the high cost of manufacturing excipients owing to rising prices of raw materials, labor costs and technological costs. Furthermore, factors such as supply chain issues, low profit margins, declining R&D investments and shortage of approved manufacturing sites by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are expected to have a negative effect on the growth of the excipients market. New product development is expected to open new opportunities for the growth of this market.
The overall global excipients market has been growing at a modest rate in line with the growth of the global pharmaceuticals market. The excipients market is also slated to grow with the growth of personal care products and food industries where excipients are used as diluents, fillers and colorants. Improving lifestyle and higher disposable income in emerging nations such as China, Brazil and India has led to an increased demand for oral forms of excipients. The OSDF excipients market is expected to witness a higher growth rate as compared to the Overall market over the forecast period on account of the increased health awareness. In addition, consumers are inclined to opt for products which are easier to consume irrespective of their cost factor.
The excipients market is divided into Overall excipients and oral solid-dosage-form (OSDF) excipients. Demand for polymers in the Overall excipients market was highest accounting for approximately 40% of the total volume in 2011. However, sugar and other product types of excipients are expected to show the fastest growth over the forecast period due to preference for sweeteners by consumers. Within the OSDF excipients market, polymers accounted for 47% of the demand in 2011. Sugar and other product types of OSDF excipients are expected to show the highest growth over the next six years.
Europe accounted for over 30% of the overall excipients market in 2011. Increasing aging population in countries such as China and Japan is expected to drive the demand for excipients in Asia Pacific over the next years. Similarly, Europe was the largest market for OSDF excipients accounting for around 30% of the total market. In addition to aging population, the growing medical and food industry in Asia Pacific is expected to boost the demand for OSDF excipients in the near future.
Some of the leading excipients manufacturers include ABITEC Corporation, AkzoNobel, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), BASF, DOW Chemical Company, Evonik, J.M. Huber Corporation, Cargill and Eastman Chemical Company among others.
Excipients are inactive substances which are used as carriers for active ingredients of medications. These substances help in mainting the purity of active ingredients and prevent them from getting denatured. Excipients are used in applications in the medical, agriculture, food and cosmetics sectors. 
For a detailed understanding of the market, the excipients market has been divided into Overall excipients and oral solid-dosage-form (OSDF) The report comprises a detailed analysis and forecast of the excipients market on a global as well as regional level. On a global level, the forecast demand is based on volume (tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2012 to 2018. For an insightful understanding of the market on a regional level, the demand has been forecasted based on volume (tons) and revenue (USD million). The study consists of drivers and restraints of the excipients market and their impact on the growth of the market over the forecast period. In addition, the study takes into account opportunities available on a global and regional level and its effect on the market over the forecast period. 
For an in-depth understanding of the market, we have given a detailed analysis of the value chain. A comprehensive analysis of the Porters five force model, offers a better understanding of the degree of competition present in the market. 
The excipients market has been segmented based on product types based on volumes (tons) and revenue (USD million). Global analysis of each of these products has been given based on volumes (tons) and revenue (USD million) for a time period ranging from 2013 to 2019. In addition, each of these product types have been analyzed based on the overall excipients and OSDF excipients market. Geographically, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Analysis and forecast is based on current trends and ranges over a period of six years, i.e., 2013 to 2019.
Profiles of certain leading companies are covered in this report along with a detailed analysis of their market share. The profile covers companies such as AkzoNobel, BASF, Cargill, Croda International Plc, Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik, Innophos Holdings Inc., The Lubrizol Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell Plc among others. The company profiles include attributes such as company overview and financial overview. The market has been segmented as below:
Global Excipients Market: By Product Types
  • Polymers
  • Alcohols
  • Minerals
  • Gelatin
  • Sugar and Others
The report further segments the Overall and OSDF excipients product segments as: 
Global Overall and OSDF Polymer Excipients Market: Product Segment Analysis
  • MCC
  • HPMC
  • Ethyl Cellulose
  • Methyl Cellulose
  • CMC
  • Croscarmellose Sodium
  • Povidone
  • Pregelatinized starch
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Acrylic Polymers
Global Overall and OSDF Alcohol Excipients Market: Product Segment Analysis
  • Glycerin
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Sorbitol
  • Mannitol
  • Others
Global Overall and OSDF Alcohol Excipients Market: Product Segment Analysis
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Clay
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Others
Global Overall and OSDF Sugar and Other Excipients Market: Product Segment Analysis
  • Lactose 
  • Sucrose
  • Others
The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of the Overall and OSDF excipients with respect to the following regions:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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