Kojic acid with the chemical name 5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone is produced by several species of fungi, especially Aspergillus oryzae, which has the Japanese common name koji. It is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. 13C-Labeling studies have revealed at least two pathways to kojic acid. In the usual route, dehydratase enzymes convert glucose to kojic acid. Pentoses are also viable precursors in which case dihydroxyacetone is invoked as an intermediate.
Kojic acid is a mild inhibitor of the formation of pigment in plant and animal tissues, and is used in food and cosmetics to preserve or change colors of substances.
In general, it can also be concluded that glucose and yeast extract are the preferred carbon and nitrogen sources for kojic acid production by various fungal strains. And the main production base is located in China, which account for 73.45% in 2016.
Currently, Kojic acid has many industrial applications and its demand is increasing enormously with the growing industries related to its applications. And the cosmetics occupy the largest share, which was 75.71% in 2016. As the application of kojic acid in food has not been clearly recognized by the state, so its use is still relatively small. The global sales of Kojic Acid in 2016 have been over 2512 MT; the gross margin was 24%.
The technology of the Kojic Acid is not difficult. And majority of the manufacturers can ensure high quality, so their product can meet the high-end consumer’s demand.
The global Kojic Acid market was xx million US$ in 2018 and is expected to xx million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% between 2019 and 2025.
This report studies the Kojic Acid market size (value and volume) by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018 and forecast data 2019-2025; This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share and growth Rate of Kojic Acid in these regions, from 2014 to 2025, covering
North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey etc.)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)
South America (Brazil etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Egypt and GCC Countries)
The various contributors involved in the value chain of the product include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers. The key manufacturers in this market include
Xi’an Hao-xuan Bio-tech Co
Hubei Artec Biotechnology Co
Sichuan Huamai Technology
Hubei Xiangxi Chemical
Hubei Xinxinjiali Bio-tech
By the product type, the market is primarily split into
By the end users/application, this report covers the following segments
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Rest of Asia-Pacific
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Rest of Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives of this report are:
To study and analyze the global Kojic Acid market size (value & volume) by company, key regions/countries, products and application, history data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2025.
To understand the structure of Kojic Acid market by identifying its various subsegments.
To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
Focuses on the key global Kojic Acid manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.
To analyze the Kojic Acid with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.
To project the value and volume of Kojic Acid submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).
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.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Kojic Acid are as follows:
History Year: 2014-2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year 2019 to 2025
This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (MT). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Kojic Acid market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.
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