Curcumin Market Report by Application (Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

Curcumin Market Report by Application (Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

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Market Overview:

The global curcumin market size reached US$ 87.1 Million in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 160.4 Million by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% during 2024-2032. The rising consumer awareness about the health benefits of curcumin, ongoing scientific studies suggesting curcumin's potential in treating various diseases, the increasing trend of using dietary supplements, and increased trade and ease of access to raw materials are some of the major factors propelling the market.

Report Attribute
Key Statistics
Base Year
Forecast Years
Historical Years
Market Size in 2023 US$ 87.1 Million
Market Forecast in 2032 US$ 160.4 Million
Market Growth Rate (2024-2032) 6.8%

Curcumin is a bioactive compound found in the rhizomes of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa). It is responsible for the bright yellow color and many of the health benefits attributed to turmeric. As a polyphenol, curcumin has attracted attention for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties. Studies have explored its potential in treating various medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. It is commonly used in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda. However, curcumin has low bioavailability, meaning it is not easily absorbed by the body. To enhance its effects, it is often combined with other substances like black pepper extract.

Global Curcumin Market Report

The rising awareness about healthy living represents one of the key factors influencing the growth of the market across the globe. This is further driving consumers towards natural products like curcumin, which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. An increasing body of research suggesting potential therapeutic applications of curcumin in treating ailments, such as arthritis, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer is fueling interest. The global trend toward using dietary supplements for enhanced well-being is providing an additional channel for curcumin sales. Pharmaceutical companies are investing in research to explore curcumin's role in drug formulation, adding another dimension to its market demand. The food and beverage industry employs curcumin as a natural coloring and flavoring agent, contributing to its market penetration. Curcumin’s antioxidant properties make it desirable in skincare products, adding another vertical to its market presence. The long-standing use of curcumin in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda lends it credibility, attracting a broader consumer base, thus facilitating the growth of the market across the globe.

Curcumin Market Trends/Drivers:

Rising health and wellness consciousness

One of the most significant factors driving the market is the rising global awareness about the importance of health and well-being. As people become more educated about natural remedies and alternatives to synthetic medications, the demand for curcumin has surged. Curcumin is well-known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been the subject of extensive scientific research, which suggests its potential efficacy in treating a variety of ailments, from arthritis and diabetes to cardiovascular diseases and even certain cancers. The health benefits of curcumin are becoming more widely recognized, leading to its increased incorporation in dietary supplements, foods, and beverages. This consumer-driven focus on health is a substantial driver for the curcumin market.

Rise in the versatility of applications

Another major factor is the broad range of industries in which curcumin finds application. Beyond health and wellness, curcumin is increasingly being utilized in the pharmaceutical sector for its therapeutic properties. Additionally, the cosmetic industry is incorporating curcumin into skincare products due to its antioxidant attributes, which can aid in combating skin aging and other dermal issues. Its use is also prominent in the food and beverage sector, where it serves as a natural coloring and flavoring agent. The versatility of curcumin extends its reach into multiple market sectors, which is further increasing its demand.

Rise in favorable regulatory environment

The role of a favorable regulatory environment cannot be overstated in driving the market forward. Agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have set guidelines and granted approvals for the use of curcumin in various capacities, including food coloring and dietary supplements. Such regulatory endorsements serve to validate the safety and efficacy of curcumin, thereby bolstering consumer confidence. The endorsement by reputable authorities also facilitates easier market entry and broader distribution channels, allowing companies to market curcumin-based products more effectively. Consequently, consumers are more likely to trust and purchase these products, which is further fueling the market growth.




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Curcumin Industry Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global curcumin market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country for 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on application.

Breakup by Application:




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  • Food and Beverages
    • Bakery and Confectionery
    • Beverages
    • Dairy Products
    • Others
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

Pharmaceuticals represents the largest market segment

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the application. This includes food and beverages (bakery and confectionery, beverages, dairy products, and others), pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and others. According to the report, pharmaceuticals represented the largest segment.

Curcumin is garnering considerable attention in the pharmaceutical sector due to its promising therapeutic properties. It is widely researched for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, thus making it a candidate for treating inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Its potential is in managing metabolic syndromes like diabetes, by helping to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. Beyond these, curcumin shows promise in neuroprotective applications, with research indicating its potential usefulness in managing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Its antioxidant properties also help in reducing oxidative stress, which is a key factor in the progression of these diseases. Another significant area of research is oncology. Preliminary studies suggest that curcumin could inhibit the growth of various cancer cells and enhance the efficacy of existing chemotherapy treatments. Due to its low bioavailability, pharmaceutical companies are also investing in developing formulations that improve curcumin's absorption, such as nanoparticles, or combining it with other bio-enhancers like piperine from black pepper.

Breakup by Region:




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  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

North America represents the largest market segment

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America accounted for the largest market share.

North America has a robust health and wellness culture. Consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of natural products, and curcumin's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are particularly appealing for preventive healthcare. The region has a well-established dietary supplement market, which serves as an effective platform for curcumin-based products. Consumers often seek supplements for improved well-being, and curcumin fits well into this category. The United States, a key market in North America, is home to extensive medical research facilities. Studies conducted on curcumin's potential benefits in treating ailments like arthritis, Alzheimer's, and cancer are influential in raising consumer interest. Approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for certain uses of curcumin have positively impacted consumer perception, strengthening its market position. Curcumin's versatility extends beyond healthcare into food and beverage, as a natural coloring agent, and cosmetics, as an antioxidant, thereby widening its consumer base. Robust marketing strategies, coupled with educational initiatives, have effectively communicated the benefits of curcumin to the public, which is fueling its demand

Competitive Landscape:

Key players in the market are employing a range of strategies to establish their presence and expand their market share. Companies are investing heavily in research and development (R&D) activities to explore new applications of curcumin, enhance its bioavailability, and develop innovative formulations. This includes collaborations with academic institutions and clinical trials to validate the compound's efficacy for various health conditions. To capture a broader customer base, many companies are diversifying their product lines to include curcumin in various forms, such as capsules, powders, and liquid extracts, as well as incorporating it into cosmetics, foods, and beverages. Collaborations and partnerships with other industry players, such as pharmaceutical firms or food manufacturers, are common. These alliances facilitate cross-sectoral use of curcumin and help companies enter new markets more rapidly. Robust marketing campaigns, including digital advertising, influencer endorsements, and consumer education, are being used to build brand awareness and establish credibility.

The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:

  • Arjuna Natural Pvt Ltd.
  • Biomax Life Sciences Limited.
  • Helmigs Prima Sehejtera
  • Herboveda India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hindustan Mint & Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Konark Herbals & Healthcare
  • Rosun Natural Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sabinsa Corporation
  • Star Hi Herbs Pvt. Ltd.
  • SV Agrofood
  • Synthite Industries Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG

Recent Developments:

  • In September 2021, At the Agricultural Market Committee (AMC) in Nizamabad, Telangana, Punjab-based AgNext Technologies, an agri-tech start-up, built a novel quality assessment system called "Qualix," which will quickly evaluate the curcumin level in turmeric.
  • In October 2022, Curcumin specialist PT Helmigs Prima Sejahtera unveiled its latest functional Power Series at FHA, Food & Beverage Asia 2022 held in Singapore in September 2022. The Power Series has curcumin as the key active ingredient and Xanthorrhizol, which is a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation compound found in Java turmeric.
  • In March 2022, Sabinsa Corp. (East Windsor, NJ) developed a new product sourced from turmeric called CurCousin. The new branded ingredient contains Calebin A, a curcumin analog naturally present in Curcuma longa and Curcuma caesia, and supports balanced cholesterol, healthy blood sugar levels, circulation, as well as weight management through the inhibition of adipogenesis (formation of fat cells).

Curcumin Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Application
  • Region
Applications Covered
  • Food and Beverages: Bakery and Confectionery, Beverages, Dairy Products, Others
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Others
Regions Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Arjuna Natural Pvt Ltd., Biomax Life Sciences Limited., Helmigs Prima Sehejtera, Herboveda India Pvt. Ltd., Hindustan Mint & Agro Products Pvt. Ltd., Konark Herbals & Healthcare, Rosun Natural Products Pvt. Ltd., Sabinsa Corporation, Star Hi Herbs Pvt. Ltd., SV Agrofood, Synthite Industries Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, etc.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the curcumin market from 2018-2032.
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global curcumin market.
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the curcumin industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market. 

Key Questions Answered in This Report

The global curcumin market was valued at US$ 87.1 Million in 2023.

We expect the global curcumin market to exhibit a CAGR of 6.8% during 2024-2032.

The rising usage of curcumin in various nutraceutical products as its consumption aids in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, minimizing fatigue, etc., is primarily driving the global curcumin market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the changing consumer inclination from conventional brick-and-mortar distribution channels towards online retail platforms for the purchase of curcumin.

Based on the application, the global curcumin market can be segmented into food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and others. Currently, the pharmaceutical sector accounts for the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where North America currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global curcumin market include Arjuna Natural Pvt Ltd., Biomax Life Sciences Limited., Helmigs Prima Sehejtera, Herboveda India Pvt. Ltd., Hindustan Mint & Agro Products Pvt. Ltd., Konark Herbals & Healthcare, Rosun Natural Products Pvt. Ltd., Sabinsa Corporation, Star Hi Herbs Pvt. Ltd., SV Agrofood, Synthite Industries Ltd., and Wacker Chemie AG.

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