Global Cysteine Market to Reach US$ 599.4 Million by 2032, Fostered by Emerging Applications Across Various Industries

December 08, 2022 | Chemical & Materials

IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “Cysteine Market Report by Production Process (Natural, Synthetic), Application (Conditioner, Flavor Enhancer, Reducing Agent, Human Insulin Production, and Others), End Use Industry (Food and Dietary Supplement, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Animal Feed, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” finds that the global cysteine market size reached US$ 406.5 Million in 2023. Cysteine refers to a non-essential sulfur-containing amino acid in humans found in beta-keratin, the main protein in skin, hair, and nails. It is manufactured through the hydrolysis of proteins in the presence of carbon dioxide. It is mainly used for protein synthesis, detoxification, and numerous metabolic functions. It is a component of the antioxidant glutathione and plays a crucial role in the metabolism of essential biochemicals, including coenzyme A, heparin, and biotin. It also helps reduce the risks of developing cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Since it is a rich source of antioxidants, it assists in collagen production, improving skin elasticity and texture, reducing inflammation and cell damage, and reversing the signs of aging. Apart from this, cysteine is widely employed as a reducing agent in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and personal care products, food supplements, and flavor enhancers.

Global Cysteine Market Trends:

The emerging product applications across various industries represent the primary factor driving market growth. For instance, in the pharmaceutical sector, cysteine is extensively utilized for total parenteral nutrition and as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose. Besides this, it also aids in treating metabolic disorders and malabsorption syndromes. In addition, there has been a rise in product usage in the food industry as a dough conditioner and strengthener to break the disulfide bonds of gluten and reduce the viscosity of dough in bakery products. Along with this, the increasing consumption of baked goods and the growing adoption of cysteine as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement have augmented the product demand. Furthermore, there is an increase in the use of cysteine in cosmetics and personal care products as a fragrance ingredient and anti-static, conditioning, and waving agent in hair care products. In line with this, the surging product applications as a veterinary detoxicant and medication have catalyzed the market growth. Other factors, including the rapid expansion in the pharmaceutical sector, rising demand for plant-based cysteine products, the emerging trend of veganism, inflating consumer purchasing power, and ongoing research and development (R&D) activities, are also providing a positive thrust to the market growth. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market value to reach US$ 599.4 Million by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the production process, the market has been categorized into natural and synthetic.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been categorized into conditioner, flavor enhancer, reducing agent, human insulin production, and others. 
  • The market has been divided based on the end use industry into food and dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, animal feed, and others. 
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others), and Middle East and Africa.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Ajinomoto Co. Inc., CJ CheilJedang Corp., Merck KGaA, Nippon Rika Co. Ltd, Shanghai Cosroma Biotech Co. Ltd, Shine Star (Hubei) Biological Engineering Co. Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, Wuhan Grand Hoyo Co. Ltd. (Grand Pharma (China) Co. Ltd.), and Wuxi Bikang Bioengineering Co. Ltd.

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Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Segment Coverage Production Process, Application, End Use Industry, Region
Region 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 Ajinomoto Co. Inc., CJ CheilJedang Corp., Merck KGaA, Nippon Rika Co. Ltd, Shanghai Cosroma Biotech Co. Ltd, Shine Star (Hubei) Biological Engineering Co. Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, Wuhan Grand Hoyo Co. Ltd. (Grand Pharma (China) Co. Ltd.) and Wuxi Bikang Bioengineering Co. Ltd.
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