The Alltech 2019 Global Feed Survey

The Alltech 2019 Global Feed Survey reckons that the international animal feed tonnage has increased by 3% to reach 1.103 billion tones in 2018, exceeding the 1 billion tones for the third consecutive year. The feed industry has grown by 14.6% over the last five years, an average of +2.76% per year. The middle class is growing along with an increase of the population, which also means an increase in overall protein consumption.

The predominant growth has come from the laying hen, broiler and dairy sectors.

Europe recorded an overall growth of about 4% over last year. This increase is the result of a growth in the production of animal feed for laying hens (7%), broilers (5%), aquaculture (5%), dairy cows (4%) and pork (3%). Some of the European production growth is explained by the increase of some neighbor countries such as Turkmenistan, Macedonia, Azerbaijan etc. Indeed those countries have known an increase of more than 20% in protein consumption an need feed products for their livestock.

 Significant results by species from the Alltech 2019 Global Animal Feeding Survey:

 - In the poultry industry, the main growth driver for layer feed is Europe, mostly, Poland and Uzbekistan. Indeed, those countries recorded a growth of approximately 200,000 metric tons, which is an enormous growth.

-In the pork industry, once again in terms of tonnage, Europe experienced the strongest growth with approximately 2.2 million metric tonnes of feed products, including Russia and Spain for the majority, followed by Finland, Denmark, France and Poland.

-The petfood segment grew by approximately 2% in Europe. It is estimated to have produced 8.6 million metric tonnes in 2018, making it the second largest petfood producer, following closely by the North-American market.

All of those figures show us that the feed industry continues to grow, and Europe remains one of the historical drivers of this growth. Development opportunities arise for manufacturing companies thanks to sustained and growing global demand.

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