Capsules Market is projected to achieve a value of USD 3,230 Million in 2023,
with a linear behavior in the market growth it is forecasted to achieve a value
of USD 5,130 Million by 2033 with a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period
Capsules are a form of hollow shell in which Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
or inner substance and medical ingredients enclosed. Empty capsules are mostly
recommended for the storages of drugs, herbs and powder. Capsules are easier to
swallow than tablets. Pharmaceutical companies use capsules to manufacturing
different type of combination of doses forms. Empty capsule is made up of
various Gelatin, Non-Gelatin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC), pullulan or
starch materials which is available in various types of color, shape and size.
of Empty Capsules market driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic
diseases such as diabetic, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal
diseases, rising demand for gelatin capsule, increase adoption of capsule
formulation by pharmaceutical manufacturer.
instance, according to the article published by Nitta Gelatin India in June
2022, capsules are the second most delivery format of drugs and contribute to
around 13.0% of the new drugs. A Mexican manufacturer and distributor of empty
capsules, had 70.0% of its sales in the nutraceutical sector, according to a
news published by Mexico business in December 2020
19 pandemic seen positive impact on the empty capsules market growth. Strong
immune system plays a vital role to fight against the virus and infection,
there has been increasing demand of immunity booster supplements, vitamins and
minerals to boost immunity. As the increasing number of COVID patient increase
the consumption of nutrition and dietary supplements made a positive influence
on the nutraceutical industry. This led to rise the demand of Empty capsules
and contributed as one of the factor for the market growth.
Market Size in 2022
Market Forecast in 2033
CAGR % 2023-2033
Consumption, company share, company heatmap, company production capacity,
growth factors and more
By Type, By Functionality, By
Application, By End User
Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France;
Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South
Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi
Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria
Qualicaps, Suheung Co., Ltd, Roxlor Llc, Natural Capsules Limited, Nectar
Lifesciences Ltd, Healthcaps India Ltd., Sunil Healthcare Limited, Bright
Pharma Caps, Snail Pharma Industry Co. Ltd, Medi-Caps Ltd.
empty capsules market is driven by increasing prevalence of chronic diseases
like cardiovascular diseases, increasing demand for the nutraceutical product
in the form of capsule, increasing awareness of benefits of capsules,
increasing geriatric population.
diseases like cardiovascular diseases are highly prevalence globally. For
instance, about 17.9 million people die due to cardiovascular diseases globally
in every year, and the number is forecasted to grow to more than 23.6 million
by 2030, according to the World Health Organization 2019. Moreover, according
to the American Heart Association Research Report 2020, united states accounts
for nearly 2,353 deaths daily, which is an average of 1 death every 37 seconds,
cardiovascular disease are listed as the underlying cause of death. Empty
capsules useful in masking the test of drugs, which prevent patient from the
feeling of nausea. Therefore, the increase in CVD patients, increase the demand
of cardiac therapy makes positive impact on market.
capsules primarily made up of gelatin of vegetarian materials are wildly use in
the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry for medication, herbal therapies
and dilatory supplements. Now a day’s innovation and advancement in
manufacturing technology improves the quality of capsules and increase
patient’s compliance increasing the popularly of the Capsule drugs, boost the
Empty Capsule market over the other drug delivery forms.
Market Type Analysis
Type, the Empty Capsules Market is Categories into Gelatin, Non-Gelatin
Capsules, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) and Others. The Gelatin segment
accounts for the largest share of around 54% of the Market in 2022.
Gelatin segment dominates the market because it noted that the use of Gelatin
capsule having a multiple advantage like, immediate drug release, uniform drug
mixing in body, act as a barrier to external atmospheric temperature. As a result,
Gelatin hold the maximum share in market.
Market Functionality Analysis
Functionality, the Empty Capsules Market is Categories into Immediate Release,
Sustained Release, and Delayed Release. The Immediate Release segment accounts
for the largest share of around 45% of the Market in 2022.
Immediate Release segment dominates the market because the increasing demand to
manufacturing drugs likes antacid, antibiotic, antibacterial. Therefore, a huge demand for the immediate
release capsule to manufacturing therapeutic products like antacid and
antibiotics which contribute the market growth.
Market Application Analysis
Application, the Empty Capsules Market is Categories into Vitamin & Dietary
Supplements, Antibiotic & Antibacterial Drugs, Cardiac Therapy Drugs,
Antacids & Anti-flatulent preparations, and Others. The Antibiotic &
Antibacterial Drugs segment accounts for the largest share of around 34% of the
Empty Capsules industry in 2022.
is growing with the increasing inflammatory and infecticus diseases which required
capsule medication for treatment. So that the research and developments process
will done to developing antibiotic and antibacterial drug which drive the
Market End-User Analysis
End-user, the Empty Capsules Market is Categories into Pharmaceutical
Companies, Nutraceutical Manufacturers, and Others. The Pharmaceutical
Companies segment accounts for the largest share of around 54% of the Market in
a prevalence of disease is a primary reason for growing the number of patients.
So that most of the local pharmaceutical companies focus on to regulate the
market, as the demand for good quality and dissociation property capsule will
increase. Additionally, government policy and incentives for manufacturing will
helps to dominate the segment.
instance, in January 2021, as per the article published by Invest India, the
cabinet in India approved production linked incentive (PLI) scheme 2.0 for
pharmaceuticals in November 2020, which includes empty capsules, biopharmaceuticals,
and complex generic drugs.
Market Regional Analysis
America dominate the Empty Capsules Market with the highest revenue generating
market with share of more than 41%. The North America dominate this market due
to the rising prevalence of various diseases and increase diagnosis and
increase treatment. Additionally, North America having more number of pharmaceutical
companies which is a biggest consumer of Empty capsules industry.
having the second-largest market share in Market due to the rising demand for
targeted medication, focus on R&D on Empty Capsules found in Europe. Moreover,
government policies and increasing the elder population in the region
significantly contribute to expand the market.
is estimated the fastest growing CAGR in Empty Capsules Market in forecasted
period. This is due to increasing in healthcare expenditure and the rising the
awareness of advantage of capsule.
Empty Capsules Market is dominated by a few large companies, such as
There Are Some Of The Recent Developments Of The Empty
2023, Natural Capsules launched a new line of plant-based empty capsules. The
new capsules are made from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), a plant-based
polymer that is vegan, vegetarian, and kosher certified. The capsules are also
free of gluten, lactose, and dairy.
2021, Caps Canada, a Lyfe Group company, announced the launch of a new
liquid-filled hard capsule manufacturing service.
2020, QUALICAPS Group, formerly a part of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
(MCHC), transferred to the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). This
transformation aids QUALICAPS in leveraging the advantage of its network and
expanding its capsule business.
2020, Lonza introduced DBcaps (double-blinded capsules), an HPMC capsule for
clinical trials designed to address the clinical trial challenge of testing.
Vitamin & Dietary
Cardiac Therapy Drugs
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Empty Capsules Market was valued at USD 3,040 million in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.7%.
Lonza, Qualicaps, Suheung Co., Ltd, Roxlor Llc, Natural Capsules Limited, Nectar Lifesciences Ltd, Healthcaps India Ltd., Sunil Healthcare Limited, Bright Pharma Caps, Snail Pharma Industry Co. Ltd, Medi-Caps Ltd.
North America dominates the market with an active share of 41%, while North America is estimated to grow at a higher CAGR of 5.2%.
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