The lutein market is segmented into pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, pet foods, and animal and fish feed.
* The pharmaceutical market is estimated to be about US$190 million, nutraceutical and food is estimated to be about US$110 million.
* Pet foods and other applications are estimated at US$175 million annually.
Apart from the customary age-related macular degeneration applications, newer applications are emerging in cosmetics, skins and as an [[antioxidant]]. It is one of the fastest growing areas of the US$2 billion carotenoid market.<ref name="Ref_g">FOD025C The Global Market for Carotenoids, [[BCC Research]]</ref>