Flaxseed Market By Application (Food, Feed, Pet Food, Paper & Pulp, Textile and Other (personal care, biofuel, building construction among others)) - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2015 - 2022

Flax is one of the oldest cultivated crops. It is a member of linaceae family. Flax is grown across the globe including India, Canada, U.S, and China and all over Europe. Flax oil is also known as linseed oil which are sold as varnish in hardware stores. Linseed and flaxseed are often used interchangeably however there is a significant difference. When flax used for human consumption it is referred by flaxseed and linseed is referred when it has been used for industrial purposes. The largest planted areas of flax seed are in Canada, U.S, Russia, China and Kazakhstan.

Flaxseeds are nutritionally enriched seeds used for human consumption and animal feed. It is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids. It contains more than 50% of linolenic acid and offers numerous health benefits such as reduces blood pressure, lowering serum cholesterol and also maintaining the health in cardiovascular diseases, asthma, diabetes and arthritis. There are new prospects to increase the use of flax for gums, breads, protein, breads and cereals. The humanization of pets has also created opportunities for flax. Apart from food linseed oil is also used in related industries due to its polymerization property. The global demand for flax is growing considerably, owing to its demand from the textile, food, and paper industries. Moreover, usage of flax in the personal care products and plastic industries is another key factor driving the market. 



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The report titled “Global Flaxseeds Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” offers strategic insights into the global flaxseed market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2014 to 2022. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on applications and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2014 & 2022. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, restraints and opportunities.

In order to help the strategic decision makers, the report also includes profiles of the leading flaxseed manufacturers, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities and Weaknesses) analysis and key developments. The major players profiled in the report are AgMotion Speciality Grains, S.S Johnson Seeds, Cargill Inc., CanMAr Grain Products Ltd, Stokke Seeds, Simosis International, Richardson International Ltd, Sunnyville Farms Ltd, TA Foods Ltd and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Further, the report also covers market positioning of the key players operating in the flaxseeds market. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the flaxseeds industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global flaxseeds market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

The global flaxseed market can be categorized on the basis of applications as:

  • Food
  • Feed
  • Pet Food
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Textile
  • Others (personal care, biofuel, building construction among others)

Flax products due to its unique nutrient components and potential effect on the prevention of several human disease is used for human and animal consumption. Flax seeds are rich in lignans, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids that aid in the control of blood sugar and cholesterol. Food and textile were the largest application segments and accounted for over 40% of flaxseed demand in 2014 with food segment dominating the market during the same period. Flaxseed is getting huge demand from the food industry for use in energy bars, breads, snacks, crackers among others. Also the demand for flax is growing in animal feed and pet food industry.

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Flaxseed demand from the feed segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% in terms of volume from 2015 to 2022. High protein content component of flaxseed cake for mixed feed production is projected to drive the demand for this application segment. Flaxseed oil also acts an excellent raw material for the technical purpose and use in various industries such as paper and pulp, soap, and in varnish and paints among others.

On the basis of geography, the global flaxseed market is segmented into following regions,

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Brazil
    • Rest of RoW

In 2014, North America was the largest regional market in terms of consumption and accounted for over 30% of global flaxseed demand. The market for flax products in Asia and North America, particularly China and the U.S, is set to grow significantly in the near future. Canada, as the largest producer of flax in the world, is the major supplier to the U.S and China. Europe is another significant flaxseed consumers. It is a potential market and is expected to grow rapidly due to rising awareness about the benefits of flax related to human consumption.

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Russia is the major exporter of flax and reportedly, will continue to export larger quantities over the next five years. Other countries such as Argentina, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China and Peru also supply significant quantities of flax products. Belgium was the largest importer in 2012 with about one-third of total imports. China, U.S., and Germany were the next largest importers. U.S imports are growing by 12% annually while China’s and the Netherland’s are growing by 10% annually.

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Published Date:  Jul 2016
Category:  Food & Beverage
Report ID:   57995
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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