Pharmaceutical Excipients Market Introduction

Pharmaceutical Excipients Market is estimated to value over USD 8.9 billion by 2027 end and register a CAGR of over 5.1% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.

A pharmaceutical excipient acts as a synthetic or natural substance made with an active ingredient of a medication. It is found in the form of a pharmaceutical dosage to help in the manufacturing operations and it serves to support, protect or even heighten stability.  Additionally, they aid in identifying the products and strengthen the safety or functional aspects of the product.

The surge in the pharmaceutical excipients market potential can be the result of the expanding pharmaceuticals industry along with innovations in functional excipients, the growing acceptance of orphan drugs, and the rise in the allowance of biopharmaceuticals. However, the high costs, time consumption in the drug development procedure, as well as the stringency enacted by regulatory bodies are factors which may pose hindrances to the market growth during the forecast time frame.

By product type, the market for pharmaceutical excipients is classified into three primary categories namely, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals as well as other chemicals. The organic chemicals was demonstrated to hold the largest market share. The considerable market share is owing to the usage of these chemicals in the numerous pharmaceutical formulations which are accessible in the pharmaceutical market.

The diluents & fillers segment has acquired a bulk of the market share of the pharmaceutical excipients industry. The significant market value of this segment is linked to the growing usage of diluents & fillers in the production and development processes of solid oral drugs and the benefits that they provide to patients and manufacturers alike.

With the formulation, the pharmaceutical excipients market is divided into topical, oral, parenteral, as well as formulations. Oral formulations has seen robust growth for this market, primarily due to oral formulations being the most common method of drug delivery.


Among the key players in the market includes:

ARMOR PHARMA, Croda International Plc, Ashland Inc, Innophos Holdings Inc, Archer Daniels Midland Company,  FMC Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Lubrizol Corporation, and Avantor Performance Materials Inc

Pharmaceutical Excipients Market

Pharmaceutical Excipients Market Segmentation:

By Product  

  • Organic Chemicals
  • Oleochemicals
  • Fatty Alcohols
  • Mineral Stearates
  • Glycerin
  • Other Oleochemicals
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugars
  •  Actual Sugars
  • Lactose
  • Sucrose
  • Dextrose (D-Glucose)
  • Sugar Alcohols
  • Mannitol
  • Sorbitol
  • Other Sugar Alcohols
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Cellulose
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Cellulose Ethers
  • CMC and Croscarmellose Sodium
  • Cellulose Esters
  • Starch
  • Modified Starch
  • Dried Starch
  • Converted Starch
  • Petrochemicals
  • Glycols
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Povidones
  • Mineral Hydrocarbons
  • PetRoLAtum
  • Mineral Waxes
  • Mineral Oils
  • Acrylic Polymers
  • Other Petrochemicals
  • Proteins
  • Other Organic Chemicals
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Metal Oxides
  • Halites
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcium Sulfate
  • Other Inorganic Chemicals
  • Other Chemicals

By Functionality

  • Fillers & Diluents
  • Suspending & Viscosity Agents
  • Coating Agents
  • Binders
  • Flavoring Agents & Sweeteners
  • Disintegrants
  • Colorants
  • Lubricants & Glidants
  • Preservatives
  • Emulsifying Agents
  • Other Functionalities

By Formulation

  • Oral Formulations
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Hard Gelatin Capsules
  • Soft Gelatin Capsules
  • Liquid Formulations
  • Topical Formulations
  • Parenteral Formulations
  • Other Formulations

By Region

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa


FutureWise Key Takeaways:

  •  Growth prospects
  •  SWOT analysis
  •  Key trends
  •  Key data-points affecting market growth


Objectives of the Study:

  • To provide with an exhaustive analysis on the market by type, by functionality, by formulation and by region
  • To cater comprehensive information on factors impacting market growth (drivers, restraints, industry-specific restraints and opportunities)
  • To evaluate and forecast micro-markets and the overall market
  • To predict the market size, in key regions (along with countries)— North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa
  • To record, evaluate and analyze competitive landscape mapping- technological advancements, product launches, expansions and mergers


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