World Feed Panorama: Avian flu, oversupply slowing growth
Although compound animal and aquafeed tonnage grew by 1 percent in 2016, it appears the industry is slowing down.
World compound feeds produced by industrial manufacturers for food animals and aquaculture increased 8.8 million metric tons in 2016, on figures compiled for our latest exclusive World Feed Panorama survey of industry trends. This compares points to a volume increase of 1.0 percent in 2016.
Read the entire report on the World Feed Panorama exclusively in the June issue of Feed International.
Since 1990, the World Feed Panorama survey has been conducted exclusively for the Feed International and Feed Management business publications of WATT Global Media and www.WATTAgNet.com. The survey’s purpose is to chart the production of compound feed for food animals and aquaculture by industrial mills around the world. Therefore, its focus is always on production rather than capacity or calculated requirement, and it is specific to compounds without counting the premixes, concentrates, additives and straight ingredients which contribute to a calculation of total feed.
The World Feed Panorama focuses only on industrially made compounds for feeding farm livestock and aquaculture. It excludes farm-mixed feeds, pet food and horse feed.
One of the advantages of having the unparalleled World Feed Panorama archive as that we can look at the longer-term trend in compound feed production volume by country.
The comparison between 2011 and 2001 highlights countries that have at least doubled their production volume in 15 years as well as those that have had only modest growth or even decreases in production.
Comparing the 2016 volume by country with its 2011 figures shows that some of the “smaller” countries have grown the most in the past five years. The trend seems clear: The emerging markets are in Asia-Pacific, while the mature European markets are barely growing or are losing ground.
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