Global Choline Chloride Market (2021 to 2026) - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecasts -

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The market for choline chloride was valued at USD 507.42 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.11% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Companies Mentioned

  • ALGRY Quimica SL
  • Balchem Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • GHW International
  • Impextraco NV
  • Jubilant Life Sciences Limited
  • Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • Liaoning Biochem Co. Ltd
  • Merck KGaA
  • Muby Chemicals of Mubychem Group
  • NB Group Co. Ltd
  • Neobiotica SA
  • SDA Products
  • Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp.
  • Tokyo Chemical Industry
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Key Market Trends

High Demand from Poultry Feed Segment

Choline chloride is used as a vital additive for various animal feed, particularly chicken feed. Choline, also chemically known as 2-hydroxyethyl-trimethyl ammonium hydroxide, is denoted as vitamin B4. Choline helps in the prevention of conditions, such as perosis and liver enlargement in chickens. Its nutritional importance is as a common dietary supplement for livestock and poultry. The main function of choline is to act as a lipotropic agent and prevent abnormal fatty infiltration in the liver (fatty liver syndrome).

This guarantees proper metabolism of the body and effective utilization of the nutrients. Other major functions of choline chloride are building and maintaining cell structures, the formation of acetylcholine (essential), and being a methyl-group donor (non-essential) via betaine. Moreover, choline chloride also helps in the formation of an excitatory neurotransmitter-acetylcholine, which is accountable for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Furthermore, the rising incidences of animal diseases have led to the increased use of choline chloride in animal feed in various regional markets. Asia-Pacific and North America have higher demands for maintaining adequate metabolism rates in livestock. Consumer awareness has also grown in this segment, which has increased the demand for animal feed.

Choline chloride requirement for chicken (starter) ranges from 400 to 700 mg per kg of diet, chicken (pullets) ranges from 250 to 400 mg per kg of diet, laying hens (300-500 mg per kg), broilers (300-600 mg per kg), and ducks/geese (400-600 mg per kg of diet). According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), by 2050, the demand for food is estimated to grow by 60%. Moreover, between 2010 and 2050, the production of animal protein is expected to increase by 1.7% and of dairy by 55%, approximately. In 2019, poultry meat consumption across the world was about 128 million ton and is forecasted to reach about 135 million ton by 2025. Countries, such as China, Brazil, and the United States, among others, are some of the major countries dominating the poultry meat market.

China to Dominate Asia-Pacific Market

In 2019, China witnessed about 6.1% growth in its GDP, which is the country's slowest rate of economic growth since 1990 due to its trade war with the United States. The National Bureau of Statistics and IMF projects a growth rate of nearly 2% for China in 2020 and is expected to witness a growth rate of 8.2% in 2021, subject to the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. China's livestock industry has expanded rapidly in recent years as diets shift toward more animal proteins. At present, China is the world's largest producer of livestock products and the largest manufacturer of animal feed. According to the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the animal feed market is valued at more than USD 45 billion in 2019. Such a huge market size underscores the considerable market size of the animal feed additives market, which can be further linked to the bulky market demand for Choline Chloride in the country.

According to the statistics of the National Animal Husbandry Station and China Feed Industry Association, the national feed additive output in 2019 is about 11.992 million metric tons, an increase of 5.8% over 2018. From 2014 to 2019, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of China's feed additive output is about 8.35%. In 2019, several animal feed mills (particularly swine feed mills) in China have been shuttered due to the African swine fever outbreak over the swine population. This situation has created such low annual growth for the feed additives market in 2019. According to the industry experts, the domestic feed additive output is estimated to exceed 12.9 million metric ton in 2020, and it is further projected to exceed 20 million metric ton by 2025. This positive momentum is expected to unveil many opportunities for the market studied over the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered:





4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 Rapidly Growing Demand from the Poultry Industry

4.1.2 Increased Intake as Human Nutrition Supplements

4.2 Restraints

4.2.1 Increased Intake as Human Nutrition Supplements

4.2.2 Outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF)

4.2.3 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis


5.1 Application

5.2 Geography



7.1 Purification of Biodiesel with Choline Chloride-based Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES)

7.2 Commercial Production of Russian Shale Oil

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