Seaweed Extracts Market

Global Seaweed Extracts Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Form (Liquid, Powder, Flakes), By Source (Red Seaweed, Brown Seaweed, Green Seaweed), By Application (Food and Beverages, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Food & Beverages | February 2024 | Report ID: EMR00602 | Pages: 301


The global seaweed extracts market was valued at USD 2.67 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 4.54 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2024 to 2032.

The market for seaweed extracts has grown in recent years due to increased demand for natural ingredients in various industries such as food processing, agriculture, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Algae extracts are rich in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, as well as bioactive compounds such as polysaccharides and antioxidants. As awareness of their sustainable agriculture and ecological properties grows, seaweed extracts are becoming increasingly popular as versatile ingredients that offer functional benefits such as texture improvement, thickening and flavor enhancement. Their potential to address health concerns and adaptability to various applications make algae extracts a promising and desired component in today's industries.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

2.67 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

4.54 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Form, By Source, By Application, & Region

Segments Covered

By Form, By Source, By Application, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Seaweed Extracts Dynamics

The growing consumer preference for natural and sustainable products is driving demand in many industries, including food, agriculture, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Algae extracts offer versatile functions such as thickeners, emulsifiers and food additives, which increases their appeal to manufacturers. Technological advances in extraction methods facilitate the production of high-quality extracts, while expanding cultivation practices ensure a stable supply chain. In addition, legislative support for the cultivation and use of seaweed is fueling the growth of the market. However, challenges such as changing availability of seaweed and variation in extract quality require constant innovation and strategic planning in the industry.


Global Seaweed Extracts Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Natural Ingredients

The growing demand for natural ingredients is driven by a global shift towards healthier and more sustainable lifestyles. Consumers are increasingly aware of the potential health and environmental effects of synthetic additives and chemicals in products. Natural ingredients such as algae extracts are considered a safer option, providing nutritional value without synthetic additives. This development is fueled by the desire for transparency of product ingredients and the preference for products that align with personal values of health, sustainability and environmental responsibility.

  • Technological Advancements in Extraction

Innovations such as advanced solvent extraction, supercritical fluid extraction and enzymatic hydrolysis techniques have greatly improved the yield, purity and specificity of extracting bioactive compounds from algae. These advances will improve the commercial viability of algae extracts, making them more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. In addition, they facilitate the development of new extract formulations with improved functions that promote market growth and diversification.


  • Fluctuating Seaweed Availability

Environmental factors such as climate change, ocean pollution and overfishing can disrupt algae populations and cause uneven supply levels. The instability of availability presents challenges to maintain a stable production chain and constantly respond to market demands. In addition, fluctuations in seaweed availability can affect extract quality and price, which can affect profitability and market competitiveness. Finding solutions to mitigate these fluctuations is critical to the long-term sustainability of the seaweed extraction industry.

  • Quality Control Challenges

Quality control challenges in the seaweed market derive from the inherent variability of seaweed species, growing conditions and processing methods. It is difficult to ensure consistent batch quality, which leads to potential differences in extract composition and efficiency. The lack of standardized testing methods and regulatory frameworks further complicates quality efforts. Addressing these challenges is critical to maintaining product integrity, meeting consumer expectations and industry standards, reducing the risks associated with lower product quality and potential market failures.



  • Rising Demand for Functional Food Ingredients

As consumers increasingly look for products that offer both nutritional value and functional properties, seaweed extracts stand out due to their abundance of vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds. The versatile functions of seaweed extracts, such as texture-enhancing, flavor-enhancing and health-promoting properties, can meet the growing demand for innovative and health-conscious foods. This trend opens doors for manufacturers of algae extracts to take advantage of growing market segments and increase revenues.

  • Expansion in Cosmetic and Personal Care Industries

As consumers increasingly prefer natural and sustainable ingredients in beauty products, algae extracts are valued for their skin and hair care benefits. Algae extracts rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals provide moisturizing, antiaging and revitalizing properties. Their versatility makes them suitable for many cosmetic products, increasing the demand for algae-based skin and hair care products and creating opportunities for market expansion and innovation.


Segment Overview

  • By Form

Based on form, the global seaweed extracts market is divided into liquid, powder, and flakes. The powder category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Powdered seaweed extracts are obtained by drying liquid extracts and then grinding them into a fine powder. Their advantage is a longer lifespan and easy storage and transport. Liquid algae extracts are concentrated solutions obtained by extracting algae. They usually contain many nutrients, plant hormones and other bioactive compounds. Seaweed extracts in flakes or granules are made by drying liquid extracts and then either crushing them into flakes or granulating them into small particles.

  • By Source

Based on the source, the global seaweed extracts market is categorized into red seaweed, brown seaweed, green seaweed. The red seaweed category leads the global seaweed extracts market with the largest revenue share in 2023. A wide variety of seaweed species characterised by their reddish colour are included in the genus Rhodophyta, which is also called "red seaweed". There are unique compounds such as carrageenans, agar and antioxidants in these seaweeds. A large group of seaweed species, ranging from kelps to wracks, is known as brown seaweed or Phaeophyta. Alginates, fucoidans, laminarins, and other bioactive substances are abundant in brown seaweeds. Due to the presence of chlorophyll, green seaweed, also known as Chlorophyta, contains a wide variety of seaweeds with green colour. There are compounds such as ulvans, chlorophyll and polyphenols found in green seaweed.

  • By Application

Based on application, the global seaweed extracts market is segmented into food and beverages, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, others. The agriculture segment dominates the seaweed extracts market. Seaweed extracts are used in the food and beverage industry for their nutritional, palatable and functional properties. They are used as an additive in prepared foods, sauces, soups and snacks to improve texture, flavor and shelf life. In agriculture, algae extracts are used as biostimulants, soil improvers and foliar fertilizers to improve plant growth, yield, and tolerance. They contain natural plant growth regulators, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that promote root development, stress tolerance and nutrient absorption in crops. seaweed extracts have bioactive compounds with potential pharmaceutical applications, including anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial and anticoagulant properties.


Global Seaweed Extracts Overview by Region

The global seaweed extracts market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. The region benefits from a high demand for natural and sustainable ingredients in various industries such as food and beverage, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. In addition, North America has advanced research and development capabilities leading to innovations in algae cultivation, extraction technology and product formulations. Additionally, established market players, strong distribution networks and favorable regulatory frameworks continue to support the growth of the algae extracts market in North America, making it an important center for industry development and market expansion.

Throughout the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. The Asia-Pacific region benefits from a rich biodiversity of seaweed species and an extensive coastline suitable for seaweed farming. In addition, growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of consuming seaweed in the region is driving demand. In addition, increasing investments in research and development and expanding applications of seaweed extracts in food, agriculture, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are contributing to the expected growth of the Asia-Pacific seaweed extracts market.



Global Seaweed Extracts Competitive Landscape

In the global seaweed extracts market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global seaweed extracts market include,

  • Sushil Corporation
  • North American Kelp
  • Changsha New-Nutri Agriculture & Technology Co.,Ltd
  • Tagrow Co., Ltd.
  • Ocean Rainforest, Inc.
  • Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Inc.
  • Humate (Tianjin) International Limited
  • Technaflora Plant Products
  • Kelp Products International, and various others.


Global Seaweed Extracts Recent Developments

  • In August 2023, JRS Group, a leading producer of functional ingredients derived from plant raw materials, announced the acquisition of Algaia SA, a manufacturer and specialist in sustainably produced algae extracts and hydrocolloids. JRS Group is one of the world's leading producers of fibers and hydrocolloids, supplying green products from renewable botanical resources to various industries.
  • In January 2023, Global sustainable agriculture solutions provider UPL AgroSolutions Canada (UPL) has launched its WAVE biostimulant in Canada after receiving approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. WAVE biostimulant increases crop nutrient uptake using liquid algae extract, improving plant vigor, growth and overall health.


Scope of the Global Seaweed Extracts Report

Seaweed Extracts Market Report Segmentation



By Form

  • Liquid
  • Powder
  • Flakes

By Source

  • Red Seaweed
  • Brown Seaweed
  • Green Seaweed

By Application

  • Food and Beverages
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Seaweed Extracts Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global seaweed extracts market segmented by form, by source, by application, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of seaweed extracts between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global seaweed extracts market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of seaweed extracts among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global seaweed extracts market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Industry Stakeholders
  • Investors and Financial Analysts
  • Research Institutions and Academia
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturers
  • Agricultural Sector


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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the seaweed extracts market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world.
According to seaweed extracts market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~6.0% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
North America held the largest share in 2023.
The major players operating in the global market include Sushil Corporation, North American Kelp, Changsha New-Nutri Agriculture & Technology Co.,Ltd., Tagrow Co., Ltd., Ocean Rainforest, Inc., Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Inc., Humate (Tianjin) International Limited, Technaflora Plant Products, Kelp Products International, and various others.

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