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2013 Summary of the global feed processing industry

2013 ALLTECH Global Feed Summary: Global feed production statistics have traditionally been difficult to quantify because many countries lack national feed associations.

For this reason, Alltech began in late 2011 to leverage its global presence to obtain a more accurate estimate of the world’s feed tonnage. The results of the annual year-end assessment were announced in January as an industry outlook resource for the new calendar year.

For its second report, Alltech assessed the compound feed production of 134 countries in December 2012. Where possible, information was obtained in partnership with local feed associations and, when not possible, it was done utilizing information gathered by the more than 500 members of Alltech’s global salesforce, who visit more than 26,000 feed mills on an annual basis.

When reviewing the data, there are two considerations to bear in mind. First, numbers for less developed countries may be less accurate, but given their size, this will have little numerical influence on the overall dataset. Second, the definition of feed, feed mill and species varies from country to country.

Overall, the new results affirm a growing feed industry with a global feed tonnage of 954.4 million, a 9 percent increase over the late 2011 estimates of 873 million. The actual underlying growth is likely to be about 4 to 5 percent since the latest results include new sources of information not available in 2011 and identify more accurately the statistics for individual species. China, Brazil, India and Russia (BRIC) represented 33 million tons of the increase.

 

No.

Country

Total Tonnage (million) 2012

1 China 198.340
2 USA 168.460
3 Brazil 66.285
4 Mexico 28.536
5 Spain 28.231
6 India 26.837
7 Japan 25.220
8 Russia 23.350
9 Germany 22.252
10 France 21.613
11 Canada 19.642
12 Thailand 15.750
13 Netherlands 14.762
14 Italy 14.633
15 Indonesia 13.801
16 UK 13.551
17 Korea 13.515
18 Turkey 12.995
19 Iran 12.000
20 Vietnam 12.000
21 Phillipines 11.917
22 South Africa 11.027
23 Argentina 10.115
24 Poland 8.255
25 Taiwan 7.893
26 Australia 7.548
27 Pakistan 7.410
28 Ireland 6.728
29 Belgium 6.281
30 Colombia 5.500
31 Egypt 5.400
32 Venezula 5.315
33 Ukraine 5.160
34 Saudi Arabia 4.530
35 Chile 4.523
36 Malaysia 4.400
37 Denmark 4.200
38 Algeria 4.000
39 Belarus 4.000
40 Hungary 3.832
41 Israel 3.500
42 Peru 3.391
43 Serbia 3.391
44 Greece and Cyprus 3.221
45 Portugal 3.085
46 Morocco 2.995
47 Norway 2.940
48 Bangladesh 2.730
49 Romania 2.295
50 Ecuador 2.245
51 Czech Republic 1.986
52 Bosnia 1.962
53 Sweden 1.925
54 Nigeria 1.900
55 Uruguay 1.419
56 Finland 1.395
57 Paraguay 1.345
58 Bolivia 1.313
59 Kazakhstan 1.280
60 Switzerland 1.265
61 Dominican Republic 1.162
62 Guatemala 1.137
63 Jordan 1.100
64 Libya 1.060
65 Albania 1.000
66 Tunisia 1.000
67 Austria 0.965
68 Kenya 0.955
69 New Zealand 0.899
70 Bulgaria 0.887
71 Dubai 0.850
72 Costa Rica 0.821
73 UAE 0.767
74 Croatia 0.750
75 Cuba 0.750
76 El Salvador 0.744
77 Nepal 0.739
78 Honduras 0.703
79 Iraq 0.700
80 Sri Lanka 0.615
81 Myanmar 0.600
82 Slovakia 0.600
83 Panama 0.568
84 Lebanon 0.500
85 Macedonia 0.500
86 Moldova 0.500
87 Uzbekistan 0.500
88 Armenia 0.500
89 Estonia 0.480
90 Uganda 0.467
91 Oman 0.464
92 Lithuania 0.462
93 Slovenia 0.450
94 Jamaica 0.320
95 Azerbaijan 0.320
96 Nicaragua 0.318
97 Puerto Rico 0.276
98 Tanzania 0.258
99 Zambia 0.240
100 Latvia 0.234
101 Reunion 0.230
102 Kuwait 0.230
103 Georgia 0.200
104 Kyrgyzstan 0.200
105 Turkish Cyprus 0.200
106 Cote D’ivoire 0.160
107 Bahrain 0.150
108 Caribbean 0.146
109 Senegal 0.125
110 Turkmenistan 0.101
111 Ghana 0.100
112 Kosovo 0.100
113 Sudan 0.100
114 Trinidad & Tobago 0.094
115 Iceland 0.090
116 Mauritius 0.090
117 Haiti 0.090
118 Luxembourg 0.090
119 Malta 0.080
120 Botswana 0.057
121 Namibia 0.052
122 Zimbabwe 0.040
123 Barbados 0.039
124 Mozambique 0.030
125 Guyana 0.022
126 Seychelles 0.015
127 Suriname 0.012
128 Bahamas 0.008
129 Cameroon 0.000
130 Lesotho 0.000
131 Mongolia 0.000
132 Montenegro 0.000
133 San Marino 0.000
134 Singapore 0.000

 

Among the 134 countries reviewed, China was once again the leading producer of feed with 198.3 million tons manufactured in the official estimate of more than 10,000 feed mills. Consistent with late 2011 assessments, the United States and Brazil followed in second and third places, with 168.5 million tons from 5,251 feed mills and 66 million tons from 1,237 feed mills respectively.

 

No.

Country

Number of Feed Mills

Total Tonnage

1 China 10.000 198.34
2 USA 5.251 168.46
3 Brazil 1.237 66.285
4 Mexico 430 28.536
5 Spain 700 28.231
6 India 862 26.837
7 Japan 156 25.22
8 Russia 500 23.35
9 Germany 340 22.252
10 France 294 21.613
11 Canada 72 19.642
12 Thailand 30 15.75
13 Netherlands 50 14.762
14 Italy 340 14.633
15 Indonesia 70 13.801
16 UK 340 13.551
17 Korea 41 13.515
18 Turkey 350 12.995
19 Iran 240 12
20 Vietnam 230 12

 

Asia continues to be the world’s leading feed producing region at 356 million tons. One region, however, exceeded Asia in percent growth over 2011 results. Africa was found to be the fastest growing area in terms of tons of feed manufactured, increasing its tonnage 19 percent from 47 million in 2011 to 56 million in 2012. The Middle East was estimated to have the largest feed mills, with an average of more than 63,000 tons produced per mill.

 

Continent/Region

Total Tonnage

Asia 356 Million
Europe 207 Million
North America 188 Million
Latin America 137 Million
Middle East/Africa 56 Million
Other 10 Million
Total 954 Million

 

Region

Total Number of Feed Mills

Total Tonnage

Average Tonnage per region

Africa 794 30305000 38168
Asia 12149 356542000 29347
Europe 4449 208400000 46842
Latin America 2975 137048000 46067
Middle East 385 25411000 66003
North America 5323 188102000 35338
Other 165 8593000 52079
Total 26240 954401000 36372

 

 

Number of Feed Mills (Estimate): 26,240

Total Tonnage (million) 2012: 954.4

 

When analyzed by species, poultry continues to dominate with a 44 percent share of the feed market at 417.8 million tons, likely due to religious and taste preferences as well as cost. It grew by approximately 10 percent over 2011 estimates. Sixty percent of all poultry tonnage is dedicated to broilers, with the rest fed to egg layers, turkeys, duck and other fowl.

Total Tonnage per million

Pig

Ruminant

Poultry

Aqua

Other

Dairy Beef Calf Other Ruminants Layers Broilers Turkeys Other Poultry Pets Horse
130.7 97.9 1.4 22.5 141.1 246.1 13.2 17.2
218.1 252.6 417.8 34.4 20.4 10.8

 

Species

Total Tonnage

Poultry 418 Million
Ruminant 253 Million
Pig 218 Million
Aqua 34 Million
Pet 20 Million
Equine 11 Million
Total 954 Million

 

The pig feed sector matched poultry’s 8 percent growth, moving to 218 million tons globally. The ruminant feed market, comprising dairy, beef and small ruminants, grew more than 13 percent between late 2011 and December 2012, and now requires 254 million tons. Equine feed tonnage increased almost 17 percent to 10.8 million tons.

Aquaculture grew nearly 16 percent since 2011. Pet food represents 20.5 million tons, 40 percent of which are produced in the United States, but Brazil continues to make considerable advances in this sector.
Top 20 detailed results:

Country

No. of Feed Mills

Total Tonnes (million) 2012

Pig

Ruminant

Poultry

Aqua

Other

Dairy Beef Calf Other Layers Broilers Turkeys Other Pets Horse
China 10,000 198.34 58.14 35.5 30 0 29.4 20 0 11 13.3 1 0
USA 5,251 168.46 23.59 19.51 23.41 0.1 0 23.09 57.22 6.54 0 1 8 6
Brazil 1,237 66.28 15.4 5.1 2.9 0 5.1 33.2 0.84 0 0.63 2.5 0.61
Mexico 430 28.54 4.21 4.61 3.027 0.45 4.56 10.34 0 0 0.21 0.71 0.42
Spain 700 28.23 13.24 2.9 4 2.34 1.6 3 0.45 0 0.10 0.37 0.23
India 862 26.84 0 5.85 0 0.01 7.01 10.46 0 0.001 3.5 0.002 0.002
Japan 156 25.22 6.11 3.3 4.598 0.05 6.39 3.95 0 0.05 0.43 0.31 0.02
Russia 500 23.35 6.2 2 1.75 0 3.8 9.4 0.2 0 0 0 0
Germany 340 22.25 9.2 0 0 0.15 6.4 2.1 3.3 0 0 0 0.7 0.4
France 294 21.61 5.7 3.12 1.55 0.36 0.6 2.3 3.5 1.44 1.67 0.12 1 0.25
Canada 72 19.64 4 10 0.78 0.18 0.8 0.96 0.18 0.18 0.76 1.22 0.58
Thailand 30 15.75 6 0.6 0.2 0 0.7 6 0 0.3 1.6 0.25 0.1
Holland 50 14.76 5.5 0 0 0.65 2.8 2.8 2.5 0 0 0 0.31 0.2
Italy 340 14.63 3.5 2.02 1.755 0.15 0.23 3.5 2.75 0 0 0.10 0.57 0.05
Indonesia 70 13.80 0.5 0.6 0 0.05 5.06 6.19 0 0.1 1.3 0 0
UK 340 13.55 1.51 2.73 0.98 0.001 0.9 1.79 3.29 0.52 0.81 0.14 0.7 0.18
Korea 41 13.51 4.61 1.11 4.224 0 1.68 1.78 0 0 0.12 0 0
Turkey 350 12.99 0 5.5 1.7 0 1.5 4 0 0 0.25 0.045 0
Iran 240 12 0 3 0.9 0 4 4 0 0 0.1 0 0
Vietnam 230 12 6.5 0.12 0 0 0.85 1.2 0 0.36 2.92 0 0

The 2012 assessment identified a total of 26,240 feed mills globally, with Asia and North America being home to more than half of them. Sixty percent of the feed produced is pelleted, and this is even more prevalent in Europe.