Linseed Oil Market Size, Share Production & Consumption Analysis With Forecast To 2032

The global linseed oil market is estimated at USD 7.6 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 13.5 Bn by 2032, at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2022 to 2032. The linseed oil market is expected to acquire ~3% of the overall oilseeds market by 2022 end.

In ancient Egypt, the flax plant was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians to produce linen out of the lignan abundantly present in the plant stem, which was used to wrap mummies. Linseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the flax seed using the extraction or pressing method. For thousands of years, linseed has been consumed as a food and also used as a remedial medicine. According to a new study by Future Market Insights, consumer demand for linseed oil Market is anticipated to experience a meteoric rise, aided by the high content of the omega-3 fatty acids, among the health conscious populace, globally.

Linseed oil, often termed as flaxseed oil, is derived from the ripened, dried seeds of the flax plant belonging to the Linum family. Linseed oil generally tends to be colorless to yellowish in color. The flax plant is one of the oldest plants on Earth, and has been cultivated even by ancient civilizations. The flax plant and linseed oil have been benefiting many generations of humans as well as animals, be it in the production of linen, ropes from the stem, or providing health benefits with medicinal properties.

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Global Linseed oil Market: Segmentation

By Nature:

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By Product Type:

  • Raw Linseed Oil
  • Boiled Linseed Oil
  • Double-boiled Linseed Oil
  • Others

By Application:

  • Dietary Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paint & Textile Industry
  • Leather Industry
  • Animal Feed
  • Personal Care
  • Processed Food
  • Others

By Distribution Channel:

  • Online Retailers
  • Grocery Stores
  • Wholesalers
  • Supermarkets

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
  • Middle East & Africa

Linseed Oil Market Share Shifting from Industrial Use to Dietary Supplements

Up until World War II, the utilization of linseed oil was dominantly occupied by protective coating and other allied manufactured products such as linoleum, patent leather, oil clothing, etc. With extensive research and development, various alternatives are replacing the use of linseed oil in paints and varnishes. For example, the development of vinyl floor coverings replacing linoleum, latex interior paints replacing linseed oil in paint, cotton cloth replacing linen. However, with the advent of research and many technological developments, linseed oil has emerged as a dietary supplement, owing to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids, a polyunsaturated fatty acid.

These fatty acids are beneficial in various ways, such as improving heart health, treating constipation and diarrhea, helping in weight management, reducing inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis treatment, and cancer treatment. With the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases all over the world, dietary supplements are experiencing a tremendous rise in demand, supporting an increase in global linseed oil demand. The global market for linseed oil is expected to gain significant momentum, and register a growth of 5.5% in terms of value between 2018 and 2027.

Surge of Linseed Oil in the Cosmetic Industry Bolstering Global Demand

The need for good looks to create a good impression has led to humongous growth in the cosmetic industry in recent times. European and Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, Germany, and Switzerland have seen an enormous boom in the cosmetic industry. Linseed oil is used in moisturizers, creams, and skin and hair products as a source of an omega-3 fatty acid. According to FMI analysts, the global demand for linseed oil in the cosmetic industry is likely to boost the overall demand for linseed oil.

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Organically Produced Linseed Oil to Attract the Millennial Generation

The use of chemicals for improved crop production yield has been confirmed to decrease the soil quality and overall productivity. Moreover, these chemicals enter into human body through consumed food. On the other hand, organically produced linseed oil crops tend to preserve the quality of the soil, and have an improved flavor and taste. Consumers are inclined to buy organic products that are marketed as supreme and premium quality products, even though they cost more as compared to conventionally produced linseed oil. Linseed oil manufacturers have successfully kept track of the current trend and consumer needs, and are turning away from using conventionally produced linseed oil.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • What is the demand for the linseed oil in the market?
  • At what rate is the global linseed oil market expected to grow?
  • How was the linseed oil market performing in the last few years?
  • How are market players reacting to the new developments in the linseed oil market?
  • How much share does the top 10 companies in the linseed oil market hold?
  • Which are the major countries driving demand for linseed oil?

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