What is the value and volume of the EPA and DHA omega-3 ingredient market?

The EPA and DHA omega-3 ingredient market size in 2021 was US$1.53 billion. This value represents an increase of 5.5% from the previous year. The scope of the global omega-3 market in volume was 115,031 metric tons, a 2.1% year-on-year increase.


How can I learn more?

Every year, GOED, the global EPA and DHA omega-3 trade association, publishes an Ingredient Market Report that provides a detailed description (190+ pages) of the size and value of the global ingredients market for EPA and DHA oils. For the purposes of this report, an omega-3 oil is an oil containing EPA and/or DHA, used as an ingredient in consumer products, including dietary supplements, food additives, pharmaceuticals, clinical nutrition, infant formula or pet food/supplements. This specifically excludes oils used as ingredients for feed in aquaculture or livestock/poultry production. 

The 2022 edition was published in September and covers the market between the years of 2020 and 2021.

Estimates of ingredient volume and value are separated by raw material source and oil type, geographic region, and consumer application. Volume figures are provided in metric tons (mT), values in millions of US dollars (MM$). The report also includes detailed analysis of the market trends and factors influencing market growth. 

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Charts and figures include:

  • By Source Type: 
    • Refined Oils
    • Concentrates
    • Krill
    • Algae
    • Fish Species (Tuna, Menhaden, Salmon, Hoki, Pollock, Cod Liver, Squid, Mussel, Calanus)
  • By Form: 
    • Ethyl Ester
    • Triglyceride
  • By End Use Application: 
    • Dietary Supplement
    • Food & Beverage
    • Pet Food
    • Infant Formula
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Clinical Nutrition/Medical Food
  • By Region: 
    • Australasia
    • Asia Pacific
    • Canada
    • China
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • North America
    • Rest of Asia
    • Rest of World
    • South America
    • United States

Jorge Brahm Managing Director
At Golden Omega, we extensively use GOED's Ingredient Market Report (IMR) — a great source of information for understanding the dynamics of the EPA+DHA omega-3 ingredient market. We particularly appreciate access to the raw data because it allows us to do our own analyses from different directions and at custom levels of detail. I strongly recommend using the IMR to anyone interested in the omega-3 industry.
Jorge Brahm
Managing Director

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This extensive report is compiled by GOED. Because we have very strong credibility in the market, we are uniquely positioned to access detailed business intelligence from our members. As a result, this is the most accurate and comprehensive report available on the global EPA and DHA category.

Cost of report: US$4,000 — the purchase includes a 190+ page report with hundreds of supplemental figures, an Excel spreadsheet with all raw data and a forecast generator tool, and a collection of ready-made PowerPoint slides to use in presentations. 

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