Empty Capsules Market: By Product Type (Gelatin or animal source capsules, Non-gelatin or plant source capsules), By Application (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory, Others), By Route of Administration (Oral, Inhalation, Others), By End user (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies, Nutraceutical companies, Others) and Geography  

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Empty Capsules Market was valued at approximately USD 2,301 million in 2022, and it is expected to witness a revenue of USD 3,590 million in 2028, with a significant CAGR of 7.5% from 2023-2029. Empty capsules are made up of gelatin, derived from the animal protein (such as pork skin, fish bones, and animal skin and bones) and plant polysaccharides (HPMC, pullulan, starch etc.). Empty capsules contain two parts namely a lower diameter or body filled with the various drugs and sealed with higher-diameter or cap. Various prescribed and OTC drugs, herbal drugs, and nutritional substances can be dispensed by filling in the empty capsules. Apart from this, empty capsules are also used to fill semi-solid and liquid dosage forms, especially for the drugs which have poor bioavailability, critical stability, poor water solubility, and low melting points etc. The advantages of the empty capsules are that they are low sensitive to oxygen permeability and have constant capsule dimensions. Global empty capsules market is in the developed stage with the availability of both gelatin and non-gelatin based capsules. Several local and international players are manufacturing the empty capsules with technological advancements such as enteric coated and extended-release capsules, which release the drug for a long time. The usage of capsules is increased owing to its advantages such as taste and odour masking ability of the drugs and protect the drug from unfavourable atmospheric conditions. Acquisitions and mergers, collaborations, technological advancements, and diversification of business segment around the globe are some strategies followed by the companies to increase their revenue in the empty capsules market. For instance, in December 2016, Lonza Group AG has acquired the Capsugel from the KKR & Co LP for broadening its product range.

Global Empty Capsules Market Summary

Study Period

2024-2030

Base Year

2023

CAGR

7.5%

Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Europe
Empty Capsules Market Dynamics

Increase in the preference for vegetarian based empty capsules by various manufacturers, rise in the adoption of vegetarian empty capsules by the vegan groups, increase in the technological advancements, and attractive capsule design is the key factors expected to propel the empty capsules market growth. Furthermore, rise in consumer demand for capsules over tablets, and various advantages of capsules such as masking of unpleasant taste and odour of the drugs, increase the bioavailability and stability of the drugs expected to fuel the empty capsules market over the forecast period. However, the rise in prices of raw materials of empty capsules and socio-culture issues regarding the administration of gelatin capsules anticipated restraining the empty capsules market over the forecast timeframe.

Global Empty Capsules Market Segmentation

By Product Type
  • Gelatin or animal source capsules
    • Bovine source
    • Pork source
    • Bone meal
    • Others
  • Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
    • HPMC
    • Starch
    • Pullulan
By Application
  • Antibiotics
  • Vitamins
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Others
By Administration
  • Oral
  • Inhalation
  • Others
By End User
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
  • Nutraceutical companies
  • Others
By Geography
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • MEA

Frequently Asked Questions

The Empty capsules market size was valued at USD 2,301 million in 2022.

The Empty capsules market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and the rest of MEA.

The Empty capsules market key players are ACG Worldwide (India), CapsCanada Corporation (Canada), Suheung Co., Ltd. (Korea), Qualicaps, Inc. (U.S.), Snail Pharma Industry Co. (China), Roxlor LLC (U.S.), Medi-Caps Ltd. (India), Lonza Group AG (Switzerland), Bright Pharma Caps (U.S.)

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1.Executive Summary
2.Global Empty Capsules Market Introduction 
2.1.Global Empty Capsules Market  - Taxonomy
2.2.Global Empty Capsules Market  - Definitions
2.2.1.Product Type
2.2.2.Application
2.2.3.Administration
2.2.4. End User
2.2.5.Region
3.Global Empty Capsules Market Dynamics
3.1. Drivers
3.2. Restraints
3.3. Opportunities/Unmet Needs of the Market
3.4. Trends
3.5. Product Landscape
3.6. New Product Launches
3.7. Impact of COVID 19 on Market
4.Global Empty Capsules Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029
4.1.  Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
4.2.  Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) 
4.3.  Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.Global Empty Capsules Market  By Product Type, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
5.1. Gelatin or animal source capsules
5.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.2. Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
5.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.Global Empty Capsules Market  By Application, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
6.1. Antibiotics
6.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.2. Vitamins
6.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.3. Anti-inflammatory
6.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.4. Others
6.4.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.4.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.4.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
7.Global Empty Capsules Market  By Administration, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
7.1. Oral
7.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
7.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
7.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
7.2. Inhalation
7.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
7.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
7.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
7.3. Others
7.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
7.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
7.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.Global Empty Capsules Market  By  End User, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
8.1. Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
8.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.2. Nutraceutical companies
8.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.3. Others
8.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.Global Empty Capsules Market  By Region, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
9.1. North America
9.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.2. Europe
9.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.3. Asia Pacific (APAC)
9.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.4. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
9.4.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.4.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.4.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.5. Latin America
9.5.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.5.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.5.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
10.North America Empty Capsules Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
10.1. Product Type Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.1.1.Gelatin or animal source capsules
10.1.2.Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
10.2.  Application Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.2.1.Antibiotics
10.2.2.Vitamins
10.2.3.Anti-inflammatory
10.2.4.Others
10.3.  Administration Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.3.1.Oral
10.3.2.Inhalation
10.3.3.Others
10.4.   End User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.4.1.Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
10.4.2.Nutraceutical companies
10.4.3.Others
10.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.5.1.United States of America (USA)
10.5.2.Canada
11.Europe Empty Capsules Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
11.1. Product Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.1.1.Gelatin or animal source capsules
11.1.2.Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
11.2.  Application Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.2.1.Antibiotics
11.2.2.Vitamins
11.2.3.Anti-inflammatory
11.2.4.Others
11.3.  Administration Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.3.1.Oral
11.3.2.Inhalation
11.3.3.Others
11.4.   End User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.4.1.Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
11.4.2.Nutraceutical companies
11.4.3.Others
11.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.5.1.Germany
11.5.2.France
11.5.3.Italy
11.5.4.United Kingdom (UK)
11.5.5.Spain
11.5.6.Rest of EU
12.Asia Pacific (APAC) Empty Capsules Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
12.1. Product Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.1.1.Gelatin or animal source capsules
12.1.2.Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
12.2.  Application Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.2.1.Antibiotics
12.2.2.Vitamins
12.2.3.Anti-inflammatory
12.2.4.Others
12.3.  Administration Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.3.1.Oral
12.3.2.Inhalation
12.3.3.Others
12.4.   End User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.4.1.Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
12.4.2.Nutraceutical companies
12.4.3.Others
12.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.5.1.China
12.5.2.India
12.5.3.Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
12.5.4.Japan
12.5.5.Rest of APAC
13.Middle East and Africa (MEA) Empty Capsules Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
13.1. Product Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.1.1.Gelatin or animal source capsules
13.1.2.Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
13.2.  Application Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.2.1.Antibiotics
13.2.2.Vitamins
13.2.3.Anti-inflammatory
13.2.4.Others
13.3.  Administration Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.3.1.Oral
13.3.2.Inhalation
13.3.3.Others
13.4.   End User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.4.1.Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
13.4.2.Nutraceutical companies
13.4.3.Others
13.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.5.1.GCC Countries
13.5.2.South Africa
13.5.3.Rest of MEA
14.Latin America Empty Capsules Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
14.1. Product Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.1.1.Gelatin or animal source capsules
14.1.2.Non-gelatin or plant source capsules
14.2.  Application Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.2.1.Antibiotics
14.2.2.Vitamins
14.2.3.Anti-inflammatory
14.2.4.Others
14.3.  Administration Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.3.1.Oral
14.3.2.Inhalation
14.3.3.Others
14.4.   End User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.4.1.Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
14.4.2.Nutraceutical companies
14.4.3.Others
14.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.5.1.Brazil
14.5.2.Mexico
14.5.3.Rest of LA
15. Competition Landscape
15.1.  Market Player Profiles (Introduction, Brand/Product Sales, Financial Analysis, Product Offerings, Key Developments, Collaborations, M & A, Strategies, and SWOT Analysis) 
15.2.1.ACG Worldwide (India)
15.2.2.CapsCanada Corporation (Canada)
15.2.3.Suheung Co., Ltd. (Korea)
15.2.4.Qualicaps, Inc. (U.S)
15.2.5.Snail Pharma Industry Co. (China)
15.2.6.Roxlor LLC (U.S)
15.2.7.Medi-Caps Ltd. (India)
15.2.8.Lonza Group AG (Switzerland)
15.2.9.Bright Pharma Caps (U.S)
16. Research Methodology 
17. Appendix and Abbreviations 
  • ACG Worldwide (India)
  • CapsCanada Corporation (Canada)
  • Suheung Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Qualicaps, Inc. (U.S)
  • Snail Pharma Industry Co. (China)
  • Roxlor LLC (U.S)
  • Medi-Caps Ltd. (India)
  • Lonza Group AG (Switzerland)
  • Bright Pharma Caps (U.S)

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