Softgel Capsules Market (By Type: Gelatin-based/Animal-based, Non-animal-based; By Application: Antacid and anti-flatulent preparations, Anti-anemic preparations, Anti-inflammatory drugs, Antibiotic and antibacterial drugs, Cough and cold preparations, Health supplement, Vitamin and dietary supplement, Pregnancy; By Manufacturers: Pharmaceutical Companies, Nutraceutical Companies, Cosmeceutical Companies, Contract Manufacturing Organization) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2021 – 2030

Published Date : Oct 2021 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Healthcare

The global softgel capsules market size is expected to be worth around US$ 12.1 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global softgel capsules market size was valued at US$ 6.7 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11.0% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size USD 12.1 billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 11.0% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Application, Manufacturer
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Fuji Capsules Co Ltd.; Sirio Pharma; Captek; Patheon; Catalent; Eurocaps; Aenova; Capsugel; Procaps Laboratories; Soft gel Technologies Inc.

Growth Factors

 Softgel capsules are proven to be the choice of formulation for poorly soluble drugs and enhance absorption time of most drug molecules. Its advantages over tablets and other oral formulations have led to the increased adoption of softgel capsules across the globe. Ease of swallowing, taste masking, improved bioavailability, non-reactive, aesthetically appealing, and longer shelf life are the factors influencing its wide acceptance.

Leading players like Catalent, Eurocaps, and many others, are developing vegan capsules to broaden their vegan consumer base as softgel capsule segment registers nearly 40.0% of their overall revenue

By Application Analysis

The vitamins and dietary supplements segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 26.1% in 2020. Vitamins are prone to atmospheric oxidation and degradation when formulated as tablets or gummies. Hence, softgel capsules are the best formulation choice, as it protects for from UV radiation and oxidation ultimately improving its shelf life. 

Health supplements held the second position in the application segment due to increased adoption of healthy lifestyles among masses to tackle the pandemic. Wide acceptance of pre- and post-natal capsules, and inclination towards tasteless medication, led to the increase in sales of softgel capsules, enhancing pregnancy market growth.

By Manufacturer Analysis

The nutraceutical segment accounted for the largest share of 37.6% in 2020. Nutraceutical companies mainly focus on developing vitamins, minerals, and health supplements. Thus, softgel formulation is largely developed to keep up the rising need for nutraceutical products.

The formulations segment accounted for nearly 31% of the total revenue of most nutraceutical manufacturers. Increasing awareness of health supplements among developing nations, a growing number of production houses, and surge in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to its high growth and large market share.

By Type Analysis

The gelatin-based/ animal-based segment dominated the market accounted for the largest share of 72.8% in 2020. Over 80 years, gelatin is the choicest excipient of manufacturers due to its unparallel advantages over any other excipient. Ease of digestion, tamper-evident capsule production, superior mechanical resistance and seal quality, patient compliant, abundant resource availability, inert, and clean label raw material, are the factors responsible for its wide acceptance in the market.  

Now-a-days, manufacturers are developing capsules using a combination of bovine and porcine gelatin due to their unique properties. Gelatin extracted from bovine enhanced capsule firmness and that from porcine provides plasticity and clarity characteristics to the formulation.

By Regional Analysis

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 29.1% in 2020. Improved production technology, presence of major players within the region, and increased expenditure on R&D to widen their product portfolio. 

The enormous presence of generic medicine manufacturers in China and India, increasing demand for cost-efficient therapeutics, rapidly growing economical conditions, and rise in contract manufacturing organizations within the region, are factors responsible for its high growth.

Key Players 

  • Fuji Capsules Co Ltd

  • Sirio Pharma

  • Captek

  • Patheon

  • Catalent

  • Eurocaps

  • Aenova

  • Capsugel

  • Procaps Laboratories

  • Soft gel Technologies Inc.

Market Segmentation

  • Type

    • Gelatin-based/Animal-based

    • Non-animal-based

  • Application

    • Antacid and anti-flatulent preparations

    • Anti-anemic preparations

    • Anti-inflammatory drugs

    • Antibiotic and antibacterial drugs

    • Cough and cold preparations

    • Health supplement

    • Vitamin and dietary supplement

    • Pregnancy

  • Manufacturers

    • Pharmaceutical Companies

    • Nutraceutical Companies

    • Cosmeceutical Companies

    • Contract Manufacturing Organization

  • Regional

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Norway

      • Sweden

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Turkey

      • UAE

The Softgel Capsules market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Softgel Capsules market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Softgel Capsules market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Softgel Capsules market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Softgel Capsules market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Softgel Capsules capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Softgel Capsules by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Softgel Capsules market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Softgel Capsules market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Softgel Capsules market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Softgel Capsules industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Softgel Capsules market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Softgel Capsules market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Softgel Capsules market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Softgel Capsules market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Softgel Capsules. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Softgel Capsules. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Softgel Capsules are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:


- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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