Global Vitamin A market Size by Type, End User and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and
Industry Forecast, 2020-2025. The base year considered for the study is 2020, and the forecast has
been provided for the period from 2020 to 2025.
Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal,
retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids (most notably beta-carotene). Vitamin A has
multiple functions: it is important for growth and development, for the maintenance of the immune
system and good vision. Vitamin A is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of retinal, which
combines with protein opsin to form rhodopsin, the light-absorbing molecule necessary for both
low-light (scotopic vision) and color vision. Vitamin A also functions in a very different role as
retinoic acid (an irreversibly oxidized form of retinol), which is an important hormone-like growth
factor for epithelial and other cells. Vitamin A chemical called retinol is the earliest discovered
vitamin. Vitamin A contains two. One is Vitamin A alcohol ( retinol ), was the first Vitamin A
morphology ( found only in animal foods ); The other is carotene, vitamin A can be synthesized in
the human body ( provitaminA, preformed material from plant and animal foods intake ); Vitamin A
unit of measure is USP units ( United States Pharmocopea ), IU units ( International Units ), RE (
Retinol Equivalents ) .
The global average price of Vitamin A is in the decreasing trend, from 26370 USD/MT in 2011 to
24867 USD/MT in 2019. With the situation of global economy, prices will be in decreasing trend in
the following five years.
USA is the largest producer of Vitamin A, with a production market share nearly 34% in 2019.
China is the second largest producer of Vitamin A, enjoying production market share nearly 33% in
As Chinese overall economic downward trend in the past few years, and international economic
situation is complicated, in the next few years there