Global chitosan market is anticipated to grow from at a CAGR of around 20% during the forecast period. Chitosan is obtained from naturally occurring polymer called chitin. Due to its properties such as permeability, antimicrobial, biocompatibility, antimicrobial, among others, linear polysaccharide, i.e., chitosan is used in variety of industry verticals like food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, among others. On account of abundance of raw material used for manufacturing chitosan, its demand is anticipated to grow at impressive rate during the forecast period. Moreover, owing to easy availability, non-toxic nature and biodegradability, chitosan is gaining traction in the wastewater treatment technology. However, impurity in chitosan and high production cost can act as challenge for the growth of the market.

The market for chitosan has been segmented into source, application and region. Based on source, the market can be segmented into prawns, shrimps, crabs, lobsters and others.  Shrimp, followed by crab, are the preferred sources of obtaining chitosan globally. Based on application, the market is categorized into agriculture & horticulture, filtration, winemaking, medical use, bioprinting, biotechnology, among others. Among these applications, the filtration segment is expected to lead the global chitosan market during forecast period. The growth of the filtration application segment can be attributed to the growing use of chitosan for treating water owing to its biosorbent ability.

Regionally, global chitosan market has been segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for chitosan. Within the region, China is anticipated to lead chitosan market during forecast period, owing to presence of leading producers of chitosan in the country and expanding food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Some of the key players operating global chitosan market include, GTC Bio Corporation, Panvo Organics Pvt., Ltd., KitoZyme S.A., Xianju Tengwang Chitosan Factory, Novamatrix (FMC), Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., PT Biotech Surindo, Primex ehf, Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH, Agratech, among others. Companies operating in the market are using strategies such as mergers and collaboration and product development in order to register positive growth.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast global chitosan market size.
  • To forecast global chitosan market based on source, application and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global chitosan market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global chitosan market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for chitosan market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of Chitosan.


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Some of the leading players in global chitosan market are GTC Bio Corporation, Panvo Organics Pvt., Ltd., KitoZyme S.A., Xianju Tengwang Chitosan Factory, Novamatrix (FMC), Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., PT Biotech Surindo, Primex ehf, Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH, Agratech, among others.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the product offerings, distribution channels and presence of all major players operating in global chitosan market.

TechSci Research calculated global chitosan market size using a top-down approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Chitosan manufacturers and suppliers
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global chitosan market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Source:
    • Prawns
    • Shrimps
    • Crabs
    • Lobsters
    • Others
  • Market, By Application:
    • Agriculture & Horticulture
    • Filtration
    • Winemaking
    • Medical Use
    • Bioprinting
    • Biotechnology
    • Others
  • Market, By Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Indonesia
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Iran

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global chitosan market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Profit Margin Analysis

  • Profit margin analysis in case of direct and indirect sales channel.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

4.1.  Factors to be considered for product selection

4.2.  Factors influencing purchase decision

4.3.  Challenges/issues faced post purchase

4.4.  Unmet needs

5.    Global Chitosan Industry Overview

6.    Global Chitosan Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size and Forecast

6.1.1.   By Value

6.1.2.   By Volume

6.2.  Market Share and Forecast

6.2.1.   By Source (Prawns, Shrimps, Crabs, Lobsters, Others)

6.2.2.   By Application (Agriculture & Horticulture, Filtration, Winemaking, Medical use, Bioprinting, Biotechnology, Others)

6.2.3.   By Company

6.2.4.   By Region

6.3.    Market Attractive Index

7.    Asia-Pacific Chitosan Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.1.1.   By Value

7.1.2.   By Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.   By Source

7.2.2.   By End-user

7.2.3.   By Country

7.3.  China Chitosan Market Outlook

7.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.3.1.1.               By Value

7.3.1.2.               By Volume

7.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

7.3.2.1.                By Source

7.3.2.2.                By End-user                                        

7.4.  Japan Chitosan Market Outlook

7.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.4.1.1.               By Value

7.4.1.2.               By Volume

7.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.4.2.1.                By Source

7.4.2.2.                By End-user

7.5.   India Chitosan Market Outlook

7.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.5.1.1.               By Value

7.5.1.2.               By Volume

7.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.5.2.1.                By Source

7.5.2.2.                By End-user

7.6.  South Korea Chitosan Market Outlook

7.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.6.1.1.               By Value

7.6.1.2.               By Volume

7.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.6.2.1.                By Source

7.6.2.2.                By End-user

7.7.  Australia Chitosan Market Outlook

7.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.7.1.1.               By Value

7.7.1.2.               By Volume

7.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.7.2.1.                By Source

7.7.2.2.                By End-user

7.8.  Indonesia Chitosan Market Outlook

7.8.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.8.1.1.               By Value

7.8.1.2.               By Volume

7.8.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.8.2.1.                By Source

7.8.2.2.                By End-user

8.    Europe Chitosan Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.1.1.   By Value and Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.   By Source

8.2.2.   By End-user

8.2.3.   By Country

8.3.   United Kingdom Chitosan Market Outlook

8.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.3.1.1.               By Value

8.3.1.2.               By Volume

8.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

8.3.2.1.                By Source

8.3.2.2.                By End-user                                        

8.4.  Italy Chitosan Market Outlook

8.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.4.1.1.               By Value

8.4.1.2.               By Volume

8.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.4.2.1.                By Source

8.4.2.2.                By End-user

8.5.  France Chitosan Market Outlook

8.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.5.1.1.               By Value

8.5.1.2.               By Volume

8.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.5.2.1.                By Source

8.5.2.2.                By End-user

8.6.  Germany Chitosan Market Outlook

8.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.6.1.1.               By Value

8.6.1.2.               By Volume

8.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.6.2.1.                By Source

8.6.2.2.                By End-user

8.7.   Russia Chitosan Market Outlook

8.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.7.1.1.               By Value

8.7.1.2.               By Volume

8.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.7.2.1.                By Source

8.7.2.2.                By End-user

9.    North America Chitosan Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.1.1.   By Value

9.1.2.   By Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.   By Source

9.2.2.   By End-user

9.2.3.   By Country

9.3.   United States Chitosan Market Outlook

9.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.3.1.1.               By Value

9.3.1.2.               By Volume

9.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.3.2.1.                By Source

9.3.2.2.                By End-user

9.4.  Mexico Chitosan Market Outlook

9.4.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.4.1.1.               By Value

9.4.1.2.               By Volume

9.4.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.4.2.1.                By Source

9.4.2.2.                By End-user    

9.5.   Canada Chitosan Market Outlook

9.5.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.5.1.1.               By Value

9.5.1.2.               By Volume

9.5.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.5.2.1.                By Source

9.5.2.2.                By End-user

10.   South America Chitosan Market Outlook

10.1.           Market Size and Forecast

10.1.1.                By Value

10.1.2.                By Volume

10.2.          Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.                By Source

10.2.2.                By End-user

10.2.3.                By Country

10.3.            Brazil Chitosan Market Outlook

10.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.3.1.1.            By Value

10.3.1.2.            By Volume

10.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.3.2.1.             By Source

10.3.2.2.             By End-user

10.4.            Argentina Chitosan Market Outlook

10.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.4.1.1.            By Value

10.4.1.2.            By Volume

10.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.4.2.1.             By Source

10.4.2.2.             By End-user    

10.5.          Colombia Chitosan Market Outlook

10.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.5.1.1.            By Value

10.5.1.2.            By Volume

10.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.5.2.1.             By Source

10.5.2.2.             By End-user

11.  Middle East & Africa Chitosan Market Outlook

11.1.           Market Size and Forecast

11.1.1.                By Value

11.1.2.                By Volume

11.2.          Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.                By Source

11.2.2.                By End-user

11.2.3.                By Country

11.3.           South Africa Chitosan Market Outlook

11.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.3.1.1.            By Value

11.3.1.2.            By Volume

11.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.3.2.1.             By Source

11.3.2.2.             By End-user

11.4.           Iran Chitosan Market Outlook

11.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.4.1.1.            By Value

11.4.1.2.            By Volume

11.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.4.2.1.             By Source

11.4.2.2.             By End-user

12.   Market Dynamics

12.1.           Drivers

12.2.           Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Pricing Analysis

15.  Competitive Landscape

15.1.          Competition Benchmarking

15.2.          Company Profiles (Leading companies)

15.2.1.                GTC Bio Corporation

15.2.2.                Panvo Organics Pvt., Ltd.

15.2.3.                KitoZyme S.A.

15.2.4.                Xianju Tengwang Chitosan Factory

15.2.5.                Novamatrix (FMC)

15.2.6.                Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co.

15.2.7.                PT Biotech Surindo

15.2.8.                Primex ehf

15.2.9.                Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH

15.2.10.              Agratech

16.   Strategic Recommendations

       (Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements)


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