Animal Feed Additives Market Size By Livestock (Poultry, Aquaculture, Pork/Swine, Cattle), By Product (Vitamins, Antibiotics, Amino Acids, Antioxidants, Feed Acidifiers, Feed Enzymes), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2015 – 2022

Published Date: February 2016 | 108 Pages | Report ID: GMI144 Report Format: PDF

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Industry Trends

Animal Feed Additives Market size should witness gains at over 3.5% to surpass USD 22 billion by 2022.

Germany Animal Feed Additives Market size, by product, 2014 & 2022 (USD Million)

Germany Animal Feed Additives Market size, by product, 2014 & 2022 (USD Million)

Strong trends towards growth in livestock rearing such as cattle, poultry and swine for consumption forming part of protein rich diet, should drive animal feed additives market size. Worldwide livestock production was over 300 million tons in 2014 and has grown annually at close to 1.6% from 2013. These products form significant part of livestock growth as they help in meeting nutritional standards required for weight gain and metabolism functioning.

Rise in per capita spending capacity along with population expansion in China, India and Brazil should favor meat consumption growth and boost animal feed additives market size. Meat production in Asia Pacific accounted for close to 40% of the total share in 2014, whereas Europe and North America accounted for over 17% and 13% respectively in the same year.  


Regional governments have formed regulations to standardize meat products to prevent consumers from outbreak of diseases such as swine & bird flu, which should drive animal feed additives market demand throughout the forecast timeframe. Amino acids, antioxidants and antibiotics increases immunity level towards ailments or diseases. Antibiotics growth promoters (AGPs) are generally used in livestock production. However, AGPs are getting limited acceptance for livestock consumption due to public health concerns over antibiotic resistance development in zoonotic pathogens.

AGP was banned by the EU in 2006. Additionally, the U.S. government has allowed usage of AGP in animal food until 31st December, 2016. This factor may hinder animal feed additives market size in the coming years. However, manufacturers are focusing to develop products based on plant extracts including feed phytogenics market  and amino acids. These products are being accepted in public domain due to growing heath consciousness.

Animal Feed Additives Market, By Product

Amino acids market size in livestock applications should generate over USD 8 billion business by 2022. Key amino acids, methionine, lysine, tryptophan, and threonine, are majorly used in animal feed additives market size. Lysine is used for poultry and swine applications. In addition, industrial lysine has advantage over natural substitutes, mainly soybean.

Vitamins market size may witness close to 2.5% gains. These are used for covering up vitamin deficiency for livestock. Vitamin A, D, E, K, and riboflavin are used as supplements to maintain and improve animal health.

Feed acidifiers market size should witness significant gains at over 6% over the foreseeable period. This is primarily on account of the increasing prevalence of nutritional deficiencies along with livestock protection from disease outbreak.

Animal Feed Additives Market, By Livestock

Poultry based animal feed additives market size should generate over USD 8.5 billion business by 2022. Disease outbreak such as avian flu or bird flu should to rise health consciousness for poultry animals. Increasing poultry demand, thereby allowing farm owners to rise production should drive industry growth.

Animal feed additives market size in swine applications should witness average industrial gains at over 3.5%. Pork production and import are banned in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Qatar due to religious reasons in these regions.

Aquaculture based animal feed additives market size may witness gains at over 4%. Aquaculture deals in rearing and breeding of aquatic species such as mollusks, carps, catfish, trout and salmons and are farmed in fresh water, marine and brackish.

Animal Feed Additives Market, By Region

China animal feed additives market size should generate over USD 4.7 billion business by 2022. China is a major meat exporter and producer which is supported by strong economic outlook and rapid urbanization. Strong outlook towards consuming livestock products mainly eggs, milk and meat may fuel regional growth.

U.S. animal feed additives market may expect gains at over 3.5%. Shift in towards organic meat consumption over processed products may affect regional growth. However, favourable regulatory policies by FDA and FFDCA should enhance product demand.  

Italy animal feed additives marker size may generate close to USD 1.3 billion sales by 2022. Italy is producer of dairy products and meat and export these products worldwide. Strict government guidelines may pose threat to manufacturers for new product approval due to ban on antibiotics.

Brazil animal feed additives market should witness significant gains during the foreseeable timeframe. Growing spending capacity along with rise in living standard may boost meat demand for protein intake from swine and poultry applications.

Competitive Market Share

Global animal feed additives market share is consolidated with top industry participants serving to 60% of the global share. The industry would witness consolidation as companies may form strategies for mergers & acquisitions to improve regional presence and expand product portfolio.

Key industry players include DSM, Danisco, BASF, and Evonik. Other industrial participants include Addcon Group, Cargill, ADM, Adisseo France, Kemin Industries, Nutreco, and Biomin. Some of the companies are forming strategies to forward integrate and establish own distributing channels and enhance profitability by cutting resellers margin.

Animal Feed Additives Industry Background

Supplements added to livestock food formulation, require nutrients including amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids to sustain and grow. These are added by livestock farmers in meals to maintain appropriate nutrient level. In addition, it helps to improve production quality and quantity. Increasing meat, pork and poultry products should rise animal feed additives market demand from various end-use industries.

Animal feed additives usage is governed by various regulations in different countries. Products to be used for livestock diet are required to undergo strict approval process through regulatory bodies such as EFSA, EU and FDA.


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