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Enzymes (US Market & Forecast)

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Enzymes (US Market & Forecast)
Published: May 31, 2015 Content info: 309 Pages

US demand to rise over 3% annually through 2019

Enzyme demand in the United States is forecast to rise over three percent per year to over $2 billion in 2019. Healthcare reform and efforts to combat rising healthcare costs will lead to changes in the medical and pharmaceutical industries that in turn will result in strong gains in enzymes used in research and biotechnology, in vitro diagnostics, and biocatalysts. In more mature industrial markets, efforts to reduce energy and water use will continue to have a positive impact on enzyme demand. However, declines in US gasoline consumption, along with falling public support for grain-based biofuels and the slow commercialization of new cellulosic biofuel technologies, will restrain growth in the biofuels market.

Biocatalyst uses to benefit from healthcare cost cutting

The increased use of lower cost generic drugs will prompt pharmaceutical companies to improve production processes by using biocatalysts, as well as invest in the development of new biological pharmaceuticals, which will drive strong growth in research and biotechnology enzyme demand. In addition, in response to rising healthcare costs many healthcare providers have begun pursuing a “personalized medicine” approach in which medical care is tailored to the individual, based on their genetic profile, clinical data and personal preferences. Increased diagnostic testing and genome sequencing in support of the personalized medicine approach, along with greater testing due to more insured people undergoing routine medical care, and the generally increased medical care required by an aging population, will further drive enzyme demand.

Key biofuels market to be limited by variety of factors

While the biofuels market was the primary driver of increases in US enzyme demand from 2004 to 2014, growth going forward will be limited, held back by conflicting government policies, changing consumer driving habits and attitudes toward biofuels, and slow commercialization of next-generation biofuel technologies. Government policies that require increasing motor vehicle fleet fuel efficiency will continue to drive declines in gasoline consumption going forward. This will put downward pressure on biofuel consumption and production as falling public support for grain-based biofuels, biofuels, and vehicle manufacturer reluctance to support higher levels of bio-ethanol in the gasoline supply, limit the government's ability to enforce the federal renewable fuel standard. Additionally, the slow commercialization of alternative biofuel technologies that are more intensive consumers of enzymes will further limit growth.

Sustainability concerns to boost mature markets

Companies have become increasingly focused on sustainability, including lowering their energy and water use. These concerns will continue to support enzyme demand in otherwise mature industries such as pulp and paper, and textiles and leather. In addition, the con-tinued growth of the renewable chemicals industry, which utilizes enzymes in a number of applications, will be strengthened by manufacturers looking to replace petroleum-based chemicals in their processes. Consumers are also becoming more aware of the environmental impact of household chores. The rising popularity of laundry detergents formulated with more expensive enzymes for cold water washing will support modest growth in cleaning product enzyme demand.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Enzymes, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) plus forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market and product. In addition, the study assesses key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and pro-files more than 20 US industry players.

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Table of Contents
Product Code: 3285

Table of Contents




  • General
  • Demographic Trends
  • Macroeconomic Outlook
    • Consumer Spending
    • Manufacturing Trends
  • Food & Beverage Industry Outlook
  • Agricultural Outlook
    • Crop Production
    • Livestock & Poultry
  • National Health Expenditures
  • Historical Market Trends
  • Pricing & Product Mix
  • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • Intellectual Property Considerations
  • International Activity
  • Foreign Trade & US Production
    • Imports
    • Exports


  • General
  • Enzyme Production Overview
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Directed Evolution & Gene Shuffling
  • Protein Engineering Technology
  • Molecular Screening & Bioinformatics
  • Enzyme Immobilization
  • Extremophilic Enzymes
  • Enzyme Factories


  • General
  • Biofuel
    • Biofuel Industry Outlook
    • Enzyme Demand
      • Starch Enzymes
      • Cellulosic & Other Biofuel Enzymes
  • Food & Beverage Processing
    • Sweeteners
      • Corn Sweetener Industry Outlook
      • Enzyme Demand
    • Dairy Products
      • Dairy Industry Outlook
      • Enzyme Demand
        • Cheese Production
        • Other Dairy Products
    • Bakery Products
      • Baked Goods Industry Outlook
      • Enzyme Demand
    • Beverage Processing
      • Beverage Industry Outlook
      • Enzyme Demand
        • Wine & Fruit Juice Production
        • Beer, Distilled Spirits, & Other Beverages
      • Other Food & Beverage Applications
  • Research & Biotechnology
    • Research & Biotechnology Industry Outlook
    • Enzyme Demand
      • DNA Amplification & Sequencing
      • Other Research Enzyme Applications
  • Cleaning Products
    • Cleaning Product Industry Outlook
    • Enzyme Demand
      • Laundry Detergents
      • Dishwashing Detergents & Other Cleaners
  • Diagnostics
    • Diagnostic Industry Outlook
    • Enzyme Demand
  • Animal Feed
    • Animal Feed Industry Outlook
    • Enzyme Demand
      • Non-Starch Polysaccharides
      • Phytate & Other
  • Other Enzyme Markets
    • Biocatalysts
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Cosmetics & Toiletries
    • Textiles & Leather
    • Pulp & Paper
    • All Other


  • General
  • Carbohydrases
    • Alpha Amylases
    • Glucoamylases
    • Cellulases
    • Glucose Isomerases
    • Lactases
    • Pectinases
    • Other Carbohydrases
  • Proteases
    • Microbial Proteases
    • Rennet/Chymosin
    • Other Proteases
  • Polymerases
  • Nucleases
  • Lipases
  • Other Enzymes


  • General
  • Market Share
  • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & Development
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution

Company Profiles

  • AB Enzymes, see Associated British Foods
  • Agilent Technologies Incorporated
  • Alere Incorporated
  • Amano Enzyme Incorporated
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • BBI Solutions, see Alere
  • Chr. Hansen A/S
  • Codexis Incorporated
  • Danisco, see DuPont
  • DSM, see Royal DSM
  • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
  • Dyadic International Incorporated
  • Iogen Bio-Products, see Novozymes
  • Life Technologies, see Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lonza Group Limited
  • MP Biomedicals LLC
  • National Enzyme Company
  • New England BioLabs Incorporated
  • Novozymes A/S
  • POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, see Royal DSM
  • Promega Corporation
  • Roche Holding Limited
  • Royal DSM NV
  • Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
  • Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies Company
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated
  • Verenium, see BASF
  • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study



  • Summary Table


  • Population & Households
  • Macroeconomic Indicators
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures
  • Manufacturers' Shipments
  • Food & Beverage Shipments
  • Agricultural Indicators
  • Major Crop Production
  • Livestock & Poultry Population
  • National Health Expenditures
  • Enzyme Market, 2004-2014
  • Selected Enzyme Pricing
  • Enzyme Production & Foreign Trade


  • Enzyme Demand by Market
  • Biofuel Supply & Demand
  • Biofuel Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Food & Beverage Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Corn Sweetener Supply & Demand
  • Corn Sweetener Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Dairy Product Shipments
  • Dairy Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Cheese Enzyme Demand
  • Other Dairy Product Enzyme Demand
  • Bakery Product Shipments
  • Bakery Product Enzyme Demand
  • Beverage Shipments
  • Beverage Enzyme Demand
  • Other Food Processing Enzyme Demand
  • Research Expenditures
  • Research & Biotechnology Enzyme Demand by Type & Product
  • DNA Amplification & Sequencing Enzyme Demand
  • Other Research & Biotechnology Enzyme Demand
  • Cleaning Product Supply & Demand
  • Cleaning Product Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Laundry Detergent Enzyme Demand
  • Dishwashing & Other Cleaning Product Enzyme Demand
  • In Vitro Diagnostic Product Shipments
  • Diagnostic Enzyme Demand
  • Animal Feed Shipments
  • Animal Feed Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Other Enzyme Demand by Market & Product
  • Biocatalyst Enzyme Demand
  • Dietary Supplement Enzyme Demand
  • Cosmetic & Toiletry Enzyme Demand
  • Textile & Leather Enzyme Demand by Application & Product
  • Pulp & Paper Enzyme Demand
  • All Other Enzyme Markets


  • Enzyme Demand by Product
  • Carbohydrase Demand by Product & Market
  • Alpha Amylase Demand
  • Glucoamylase Demand
  • Cellulase Demand
  • Glucose Isomerase Demand
  • Lactase Demand
  • Pectinase Demand
  • Other Carbohydrase Demand
  • Protease Demand by Product & Market
  • Microbial Protease Demand
  • Rennet/Chymosin Demand
  • Other Protease Demand
  • Polymerase Demand
  • Nuclease Demand
  • Lipase Demand
  • Other Enzyme Demand


  • US Enzyme Sales by Company, 2014
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures



  • Enzyme Market, 2004-2014
  • US Enzyme Imports by Source, 2014
  • US Enzyme Exports by Destination, 2014


  • Enzyme Demand by Market, 2014


  • Enzyme Demand by Product, 2014


  • US Enzyme Market Share, 2014
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