Oyster shells are the hard exoskeleton of a variety of mollusks that are in the family ostreoidea. Most oysters live in saltwater or brackish environments. Additionally their shells tend to contain high levels of calcium carbonate (about 96%). When oysters die in the ocean, their shells create reefs that are habitat for dozens of other creatures. For this reason, oyster shells are considered a keystone species. Oyster shells are a rich source of calcium carbonate, the oyster shell is composed of around 47.49% of calcium along with other materials.
The global oyster shell calcium market is estimated to surpass US$ 18.95 million by the end of 2030 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).
One of the key factors expected to drive market growth during the forecast period is of oyster shell calcium in the food industry as source of calcium, animal feed for animal nutrition and in persona care inudstry. . The growing demand for calcium as a supplement is expected to drive the market growth. For instance, according to the on October 2019, Osteoporosis affects two m. Individuals with osteoporosis are at high risk of suffering one or more fractures, which are often physically debilitating and can potentially lead to a downward spiral in physical and mental health. The growing cases of osteoporosis and accidental bone fractures are leading to higher demand for calcium tablets for faster fracture recovery and to cure s such as bone cancer, scoliosis and fractures.
Among regions, Asia Pacific held dominant position in the global oyster shell calcium market in 2021, accounting for 37.14% market share, in terms of revenue, followed by North America and Europe.
Figure 1. Global Oyster Shell Calcium Market Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2021
There are side effects associated with high consumption of oyster shell calcium, if consumed in higher concentration. High consumption of oyster shell calcium can cause nausea, constipation and Oyster shell calcium can cause allergic reactions such as rash, hives , redness, swollen, blistered or peeling skin with or without fever wheezing, tightness in the chest or throat, trouble breathing, swallowing or talking, and unusual swelling of mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat. Higher calcium intake can lead to bone pain and mood swings could occur. These side effects associated with the use of oyster shell calcium is expected to restrain the global oyster shell calcium market growth.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 12.50 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2018 – 2020||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||4.8%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 18.95 Mn|
Penglai Marine Bio-Tech co., ltd., Beihai Hahs Land Biotech Co. Ltd., Xian Olin Biological Technology Co. Ltd., Weifang Noga Biochem Co. Ltd., Avian Pro, Terravita Llc., Huber Engineered Materials, The Wright Group, Dr. Behr GmbH, Sudeep Pharma, Caltron Clays & Chemicals Private Limited, Astrra Chemicals, Calspar India, and Usha Chemicals
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Oyster shell calcium is used as a food additive, calcium carbonate derived from oyster shells acts as an anti-caking agent, an added source of calcium and a white food colour. Calcium carbonate can also stabilize and thicken some products, and be used to strengthen dough. Oyster shell calcium is a rich and cheap source of calcium, which can be easily absorbed by the human body as well as by animals. Women and children are more likely to have calcium deficiency due to which demand for the calcium is increasing rapidly across the globe. For instance in November 2021, ,
Figure 2. Global Oyster Shell Calcium Market Revenue Share (%), By Application 2021
On the basis of application, in 2021, food industries segment accounted for 46.45% of the revenue share, in global oyster shell calcium market. The food industries are expected to remain a preferred choice among the consumers, owing to low price and easy availability of calcium from food. Food industries are more focused on increasing the nutritional value of their products by incorporating more nutrients and minerals in their food items. Calcium is the most abundant, cheap and easy to incorporate mineral for the food industries due to which food industry has become the largest consumer of oyster shell calcium.
Global Oyster Shell Calcium Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The global market for oyster shell calcium has been impacted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Several governments across the globe have imposed nationwide lockdowns to limit the spread of the virus, which resulted in the shutting down of businesses and ceasing of several economic activities. For instance, according to the International Monetary Fund’s 2020 report, the global economy contracted sharply by 3.0% in 2020, which is worse than the 2008-09 financial crisis. Moreover, supply chain disruption has indirectly led to low demand for oyster shell calcium.
Key players operating in the global oyster shell calcium market include Penglai Marine Bio-Tech co., ltd., Beihai Hahs Land Biotech Co. Ltd., Xian Olin Biological Technology Co. Ltd., Weifang Noga Biochem Co. Ltd., Avian Pro, Terravita Llc., Huber Engineered Materials, The Wright Group, Dr. Behr GmbH, Sudeep Pharma, Caltron Clays & Chemicals Private Limited, Astrra Chemicals, Calspar India, and Usha Chemicals
Globally, oyster sea food is considered as a delicacy but after consumption, shells are thrown away. Oyster shells are rich source of calcium carbonate, which is an important mineral for the body, replacing source of calcium from limestone and rocks and used for making calcium.
Oyster shell calcium has various applications in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, brewing industry, and cement industry, owing to its vast array of applications such as used to cure osteoporosis weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets) etc. Oyster shell powder is used to increase the shelf life of food products such as noodles, tofu, sausages, and fried chicken in food industry. Oyster shell powder is used in supplements for livestock and poultry. It is an ideal ingredient for manufacturing capsules, tablets, and suspension for the pharmaceutical industry. Oyster shell powder is useful in developing skin care products, as it has many benefits for skin. Oyster shell powder is used for manufacturing cement, as it is a good source of calcium carbonate. It is also used to reduce soil acidity in field and agricultural land which is helpful in growing more food. Oyster shell calcium market is expected to grow globally as the demand for oysters and its products are increasing in various industries such as food and pharmaceutical
Oyster shells are composed of phosphorous, potassium, manganese and calcium which are necessary for good health. Oyster shell calcium plays an essential role in liver health. It improves overall liver functioning and aids in liver detoxification. It helps in enhancing physical strength of human body and in the recovery of physical and mental fatigue. Its consumption increases synthesis of glutathione in the body improves immunity and inhibits aging. Oyster shell calcium promotes metabolism, increase secretion of hormones and improves blood circulation. It is also beneficial for skin as it promotes skin metabolism and prevent it from drying, cleanses skin pores, removes dead skin cells, treats blackheads, resulting in healthy skin. All these health benefits of oyster shell calcium result in the increase in its demand among consumers.
Oyster shell calcium is used in personal care industry for manufacturing of cosmetics and other personal care material. Cosmetic Grade Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) extracted from oyster shell is used as a filler in many cosmetic products and in powdered form, as an absorbent for perspiration and excess skin oils. Typical color cosmetic products containing PCC are eye shadows, body powders, blushers, face powders, foundations and make-up bases. Calcium carbonate absorbs moisture, hence it is often added to face powders to increase the ability of the makeup to absorb moisture. In cosmetics, calcium carbonate makes a great absorber in foundations, primers, and finishing powders. The growing personal care industry is expected to aid in the growth of the overall oyster shell calcium market.
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