ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Commodities

Trade war and swine fever take toll on beauty industry

Collagen prices surge as supply shrinks

The price of tilapia skin has been on the rise since end-2017.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S.-China trade war and an unstoppable swine fever have claimed an unexpected victim - the health and beauty industry, as collagen prices surge.

"The price of collagen peptide has more than doubled from the end of 2017," said a spokesperson of a health food producer. In Japan, the price of collagen peptides has jumped to 3,000 yen ($27.70) per kilogram compared with 2,000 yen a year ago.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more