Caprylic Acid Market Size Predictions suggest a rise of 13.8% CAGR, to reach value of USD 17.3 Billion by 2032


Acumen Research and Consulting recently published report titled “Caprylic Acid Market Forecast, 2023 – 2032”

BEIJING, July 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Caprylic Acid Market Size is experiencing significant growth due to its versatile applications and increasing demand across various industries. Caprylic acid, also known as octanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid derived from natural sources such as coconut oil and palm oil. It finds wide-ranging applications in industries such as food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and chemical synthesis. This analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the Caprylic Acid Market, including market highlights and statistics, market analysis, current market trends, growth drivers, market challenges, market segmentation, regional analysis, and a list of key players.

Caprylic Acid Market Highlights and Statistics:


  • The Global Caprylic Acid Market was valued at USD 4.9 Billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 17.3 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 13.8 from 2022 to 2032.
  • The Caprylic Acid Market is driven by the increasing demand for natural and sustainable ingredients in various end-use industries.
  • Asia Pacific holds the largest market share, followed by North America and Europe.

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Caprylic Acid Market Report Coverage:

Market Caprylic Acid Market
Caprylic Acid Market Size 2022 USD 4.9 Billion
Caprylic Acid Market Forecast 2032 USD 17.3 Billion
Caprylic Acid Market CAGR During 2023 – 2032 13.8%  
Caprylic Acid Market Analysis Period 2020 – 2032
Caprylic Acid Market Base Year 2022  
Caprylic Acid Market Forecast Data 2023 – 2032
Segments Covered By Raw Material, By Application, And By Geography
Caprylic Acid Market Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Key Companies Profiled Cremer Oleo GmbH & Co. KG, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Forchem Oyj, Hydrite Chemical, IOI Corporation Berhad, KLK OLEO, Kraton Corporation, McKinley Resources Inc., Merck KGaA, Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd, Procter & Gamble, Spectrum Chemical, Vigon International, LLC., Wilmar International Ltd.
Report Coverage Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis

Caprylic Acid Market Analysis:

The Caprylic Acid Market encompasses the production, distribution, and utilization of caprylic acid in various industries. It is widely used as a food preservative, flavoring agent, antimicrobial agent, and raw material for chemical synthesis. The market is driven by the growing consumer preference for natural and organic products, increased awareness about the benefits of caprylic acid, and its diverse applications in different sectors.

Caprylic Acid Market Trends:

Natural and Organic Products: There is a growing trend of consumer preference for natural and organic products, including food, personal care, and pharmaceuticals. Caprylic acid, derived from natural sources, is gaining traction as an ingredient in these products, driving market growth.

Food Preservatives: Caprylic acid acts as a food preservative, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. With the increasing demand for safe and extended shelf-life food products, the use of caprylic acid as a natural preservative is witnessing growth.

Personal Care Applications: Caprylic acid finds applications in personal care products such as skin creams, lotions, and shampoos. It offers antimicrobial properties and emollient effects, making it suitable for skincare formulations.

Chemical Synthesis: Caprylic acid is used as a raw material for the synthesis of various chemicals, including esters, plasticizers, lubricants, and surfactants. The demand for caprylic acid in chemical synthesis is driven by its favorable chemical properties and versatility.

Growth Drivers:

Increasing Demand for Natural Ingredients: The growing consumer preference for natural and sustainable products is driving the demand for caprylic acid. It serves as an alternative to synthetic additives and ingredients in various industries, contributing to market growth.

Versatile Applications: Caprylic acid finds applications in diverse sectors, including food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and chemical synthesis. Its antimicrobial properties, flavoring capabilities, and chemical reactivity make it a valuable ingredient in these industries.

Rising Awareness of Health Benefits: Caprylic acid is known for its potential health benefits, including antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. The increasing awareness of these health benefits among consumers drives the demand for caprylic acid in different applications.

Shift towards Sustainable Ingredients: The shift towards sustainable practices and the desire to reduce reliance on petroleum-based chemicals are driving the demand for renewable and bio-based ingredients like caprylic acid.

Caprylic Acid Market Challenges:

Availability of Raw Materials: The availability of raw materials, such as coconut oil and palm oil, for caprylic acid production can be a challenge. Fluctuating prices and supply chain disruptions can impact the cost and availability of caprylic acid in the market.

Stringent Regulatory Standards: Caprylic acid, like other chemicals, is subject to regulatory standards and requirements. Compliance with safety, quality, and labeling regulations poses challenges for manufacturers and suppliers.

Competition from Synthetic Alternatives: Caprylic acid faces competition from synthetic alternatives in some applications. The availability of cost-effective synthetic substitutes may limit the market growth of caprylic acid in certain sectors.

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Caprylic Acid Market Segmentation:

Based on Raw Material

  • Mammal Milk
  • Palm Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Other

Based on Applications

  • Medical
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Infant Nutrition
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Other

Caprylic Acid Market Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the Caprylic Acid Market, driven by the presence of key manufacturers, abundant availability of raw materials, and growing end-use industries in countries like China and India. North America and Europe also contribute significantly to the market due to the increasing demand for natural and sustainable ingredients in various applications.

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Caprylic Acid Market Key Players:

Oxiteno, KLK Oleo, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Emery Oleochemicals, VVF LLC, P&G Chemicals, Oleon NV, Wilmar International Limited, Musim Mas Holdings, Kao Corporation, Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Chemical Associates Inc., Carboxylic Acids Pvt. Ltd., Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd and IOI Corporation Berhad.

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