The use of canola oil has increased over the years. Due to its high demand, the production of oil has also augmented remarkably. A considerable section of the population is switching to this oil due to its health benefits, especially for heart ailments. It contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are good for heart. It is also the third-largest oil crop in the world. Canola oil is obtained from the seeds of rapeseed. Its usage can be found in the food industry, biofuels, and oleo chemicals.
On the basis of end use, canola oil can be segmented into retail, cosmetics, restaurants, and food processing. The retail segment holds the maximum market share. The cases of heart ailments are increasing and people are preferring to use safer and healthier alternatives such as canola oil. Plus, in the cosmetic industry, this is considered as a wonder oil for its multiple benefits.
In the report, Transparency Market Report (TMR) provides a detailed analysis of drivers and restrictions in the global canola oil market. It also delivers insight into the segments and regions of the market.
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Canola oil has several health and beauty benefits. With a large section of the population suffering from cardiovascular diseases, canola oil is used widely due its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid contents. High oleic acid properties in canola oil aid in lowering the level of bad cholesterol without disturbing good cholesterol present in our body, thereby limiting the risk of heart ailments. The growing awareness about the goodness of canola oil is one of the crucial factors responsible for the growth of the market. Moreover, the use of canola oil in the cosmetic industry has increased exponentially. With its anti-aging properties, this oil is useful in controlling wrinkles, blemishes, acne, and fine lines. Another driving factor is the use of the remaining material as livestock feed, which is considered the second-most favored feedstock after soybean.
The prices of canola oil are comparatively higher than other edible oils available in the market, restricting its large-scale adoption. In addition, the readily available substitute, soybean, limits the growth of the global canola oil market.
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On the basis of region, the market can be segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Rest of the World. Europe accounts for the dominant share in the canola oil market. It is also the leading producer of canola oil in the world. Among the countries in the world, China comes in second, in terms of production volume, whereas, Canada leads in terms of total export of canola oil, this makes Asia Pacific and North America prominent regional players of the market.
Canola oil is gaining prominence not only in developed economies, but in emerging economies as well. The market is growing by leaps and bounds due to heavy demand from retail sectors and strong distribution channels.
The market for canola oil is highly fragmented and with the growing demand, the competition is expected to get intense in the coming years. Some of the prominent players in the canola oil market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Associated British Foods plc, Jivo Wellness Pvt. Limited, and The J.M. Smucker Company.