The Worldwide Animal Feed Industry is Expected to Grow to $460 Billion by 2026

The Worldwide Animal Feed Industry is Expected to Grow to $460 Billion by 2026
The animal feed market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.90% to reach US$460.322 billion by 2026, from US$345.434 billion in 2020.

High growth in the animal feed market is aided by the growth strategies of major players in the form of expansions and investments, which also helps in enhancing the product portfolio and reaching out to new target markets. Furthermore, the growing livestock population along with the shift from unorganized livestock farming to the organized sector is further expected to propel the market growth opportunities in the coming years. However, the high price volatility of raw materials is expected to hinder the growth of the market during the forecast period. Also, a growing shift towards the adoption of a vegan-based diet is expected to impede the growth of the animal feed market in the forecast period and in the upcoming years.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease is anticipated to have a moderate negative impact on the market growth particularly during the year 2020 which is majorly attributed to the disruption in the supply chain activities due to trade restrictions globally. Moreover, a significant decrease in the meat consumption owing to growing health concerns amid the pandemic coupled with the closure of malls, restaurants, and others caused a slump in the food services sector in many parts of the world also played a major role in impacting the market during the short run. However, strong market recovery is anticipated in the coming years with restrictions being eased off in many countries and the opening of malls, hotels, and restaurants is further pushing the demand for meat.

The increasing global food demand along with the growing global population is one of the major factors driving the growth of the global animal feed market in the forecast period.

According to the United Nations prediction, the global demand for food is expected to grow by over 50% by the end of 2050. To achieve this, animal food production is expected to be approximately three times (for dairy and fish) and almost double (for poultry, swine, and beef) in comparison to the current production rate. The global meat production is expected to grow around 70%, aquaculture is expected to increase by approximately 90%, and dairy production is expected to rise by around 55%. This is because of the fact that animal farming and consumption of animal protein are essential for maintaining the nutritional well-being of individuals at the global level. Hence, the market is expected to grow at a significantly sustainable rate in the forecast period. As per FAO estimates, it has been estimated that the production of animal protein is projected to increase by 1.7% (approximately) every year during the period 2010 to 2050. In 2018, the commercial feed manufacturing generated an annual turnover of more than USD400 billion (source: International Feed Industry Federation).

The animal feed market in the Asia Pacific region is accounted to hold a significant market share owing to a large consumer base especially in the emerging economies of China and India. The expanding middle-class population with an increasing family income is contributing to the market growth in the forecast period. The consumers have greater spending ability for the fulfillment of their nutritional needs apart from regular diet obtained from cereals. Also, with the growing per capita disposable income, the market for animal feed is expected to surge coupled with the growing health awareness regarding the consumption of animal protein. Furthermore, animal feed plays a crucial role in the food industry, hence, with the growing food industry in the APAC region, the market for animal feed will also grow. This is due to the fact that animal feed is essential for the availability of safe, and abundant animal proteins in order to satiate a huge population base. Moreover, the North American region is projected to witness a substantial growth on account of growing poultry and beef production in the country, supported by a growing focus on increasing the nutrient content for the health of animals.

Competitive Insights

The players in the animal feed market are implementing various growth strategies to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors in this market. Major market players in the market have been covered along with their relative competitive strategies and the report also mentions recent deals and investments of different market players over the last few years. The company profiles section details the business overview, financial performance (public companies) for the past few years, key products and services being offered along with the recent deals and investments of these important players in the animal feed market.

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