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2018 Raw Materials Report

In 2017, raw material sales grew 6.8 percent and hit $5.1 billion, while consumer sales of finished supplement products climbed 6.1 percent, reaching $43.5 billion. Beneath those numbers, the math changes with every sale, contract and delivery. Supply chain and price gouging. Quality and ingredient integrity. And that's before the innovation driven by branded ingredient comes into the equation.

Finished product companies know their customers want purity and science to prove efficacy. Ingredient companies want to supply both but depend on finished products to communicate that, and do so responsibly. The level of cooperation and mutual benefit is what can build the next blockbuster ingredient or keep the most intriguing science in the lab.

Understanding the entirety of the relationship is obviously impossible. Knowing the characters and components is essential. In addition to deep dives and data sets, buyers of this report can access the insight from leaders in the field and see where the stumbles can set the industry on edge.

What's Included:

36 Charts

17 Company Profiles

Raw data in Excel

A look into the vulnerable supply chain of wild harvested botanicals

36 Data-Driven Charts

  • Supplements: Raw Material Market Share by Category, 2017 S
  • Supplements: Raw Material Sales and Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Vitamins: Raw Material, Wholesale/Manufacturer and Consumer Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Minerals: Raw Material, Wholesale/Manufacturer and Consumer Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Vitamins: Raw Material Sales and Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Minerals: Wholesale/Manufacturer Sales and Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Vitamins: Raw Material, Wholesale/Manufacturer and Consumer Sales, 2006-2020e
  • Herbs & Botanicals: Raw Material Sales and Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Herbs & Botanicals: Raw Material, Wholesale/Manufacturer and Consumer Sales, 2006-2020e
  • Sports Nutrition: Raw Material, Wholesale/Manufacturer and Consumer Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Meal Supplements: Raw Material, Wholesale/Manufacturer and Consumer Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Sports Nutrition: Raw Materials Sale and Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Meal Supplements: Raw Material Sales and Growth, 2006-2020e
  • Sports Nutrition: Wholesale/Manufacturer Sales and Growth, 2006-2020e

17 Company Profiles

  • Aker BioMarine
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Balchem Corporation
  • BASF
  • BI Nutraceuticals
  • Chromadex
  • Ganeden Inc
  • Kemin
  • Koninklijke, DSM N.V.
  • Lonza
  • LycoRed
  • Nutrition 21
  • Omniactive Health Technologies
  • PLT Health Solutions
  • RFI Ingredients
  • Sabinsa Corporation
  • TSI Group Ltd.

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Sales and growth across the supplement supply chain


Raw material sales in 2017 grew at a faster rate than finished goods. If you're producing a raw ingredient or component used in the supplement market, it's important to understand the characters and components in the space.

NBJ's Methodology


Senior Industry Analyst Claire Morton explains NBJ's distinct advantage that comes from its predictive data modeling and thorough research. Download our full methodology overview here.

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Rick Polito
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