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Non-Protein Nitrogen In Feed Market Size, By Product (Urea [By Form {Dry, Liquid}, By Livestock {Swine, Poultry, Ruminant}], Ammonia [By Form {Dry, Liquid}, By Livestock {Swine, Poultry, Ruminant}]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI2134
  • Published Date: Aug 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Non-Protein Nitrogen in Feed Market size exceeded USD 990 million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 3% from 2021 to 2027. Growing awareness of livestock diseases along with the need for safe nourishment practices will augment product demand.

Non-Protein Nitrogen (NPN) compounds are a group of high-protein feedstuffs, containing nitrogen in a form other than proteins or peptides. These essential compounds collectively refer to components, such as ammonia, urea, and biuret, that can be converted into proteins by microbes in ruminants’ stomachs. Protein is the costliest part of a cattle feed, thus the use of low-cost protein sources, such as NPN, can be a viable solution. A strong outlook in the animal health & nutrition industry coupled with a growing awareness of the importance of animal protein intake will foster product demand.

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Increasing utilization in animal feed products coupled with the need for maintaining optimal animal health will drive product demand. The product aids in the formulation of cheaper feed ingredients and lowers the cost of rations. Increasing awareness of livestock diseases along with the need for safe nourishment practices will have a positive impact on the industry expansion. Steady growth in the animal feed industry coupled with shifting preference toward high-quality meat & dairy products will further augment the industry size.

The global feed additives market size is poised to surpass over USD 30 billion by 2027. Key benefits including enhanced food absorption, weight gain, and improved animal performance will stimulate product demand in form of animal feed additives. Moreover, increasing research & development activities in the animal nutrition industry along with the utilization of encapsulation technology are anticipated to increase the demand for NPN products.

Companies invest in product innovations to purify, improvise & evaluate their products through technological upgrading to obtain varying stability, dispersibility, and balanced nitrogen contents levels. Market profitability may be affected due to the ill effects of improper & irregular dosage levels along with stringent government regulations on animal fodder & toxicity. The growing consumer awareness related to the importance of animal protein intake will play a vital role in influencing demand.

 A positive application scope of urea to enhance milk production and weight gain in livestock to boost the overall market share

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The non-protein nitrogen in feed market is bifurcated into urea, ammonia, and others. The urea segment is anticipated to dominate the market and accounted for over USD 775 million in 2020. It is used as the most common NPN feed source for ruminants, containing approximately 46.7% nitrogen compared to 16% in most protein sources. Urea is considered to be cost-efficient resulting in a lower cost of rations and an economical replacement of true proteins. Key benefits including the enhancement of body weight, improved livestock meat, and milk yields will further promulgate the segment growth.

Urea is considered to be a source of readily available carbohydrates that helps in the easy solubility of proteins and provides an adequate supply of minerals in farm animals. It is used to supplement the diet of cattle and other ruminants to maximize the benefits of poor-quality grazing by optimizing digestion, particularly in the dry season. According to the Colorado State University, around 281% of protein can be obtained from 6.12 kilograms of urea, while 39.24 kilograms of corn or similar grains are required to obtain the same amount of protein values in ruminants.

Widescale availability and excellent thermal stability of dry product form to increase the overall market share

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The non-protein nitrogen in feed market is bifurcated into dry form and liquid form. The dry form segment will witness a high demand owing to the excellent physicochemical and thermal stability during feed processing operations. Moreover, the dry form allows better & easy handling and extended shelf life of animal feed products. The product is widely available in powdered and pellet grades across the world. High sulfur and protein content have resulted in an increased demand for dry form products in supplementary feeding.

The dry form segment is set to record over 3% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Dry NPN forms, such as prills and granules, provide high efficiency and improved digestibility compared to liquid forms. Moreover, the adoption of microencapsulation and nanoencapsulation technologies has instigated product development in dry granules and capsule product forms. The widescale availability and lower wastage will further augment the segment demand.

Rising demand for dairy and meat products coupled with high protein deficiency among ruminants will drive product demand

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The non-protein nitrogen in feed market is bifurcated into swine, poultry, ruminant, and others. The ruminant segment held over 70% share of the global market in 2020. An upsurge in demand for milk & its by-products accompanied by increasing consumption of red meat will flourish the overall market size. Urea is increasingly being used in ruminant feeds owing to its benefits such as lower prices, better weight gain, and enhanced animal performance. Ruminants can metabolize urea into proteins that can replace a portion of their total dietary protein requirements. High protein deficiency in cows consuming low-quality fodder is paving the way for product demand.

Shifting consumer preferences toward ready-to-eat and processed meat & dairy products will create new growth opportunities for key stakeholders. Dairy farmers have started utilizing NPN ingredients to provide balanced nutrition and enhance milk production in genetically improved varieties of cattle. Rising disease outbreaks among animals along with an increasing focus & awareness among livestock farmers toward animal nutrition and health will augment the industry size.

The Asia Pacific non-protein nitrogen in feed industry demand is attributed to strong growth in the feed industry and steady demand for processed meat products

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Asia Pacific non-protein nitrogen in feed market is set to surpass USD 650 million by2027. China, India, Japan, and Australia are among the leading non-protein nitrogen in feed-consuming countries in the region. Increasing production of animal feed additives and high meat consumption owing to improved socioeconomic conditions will spur the regional market demand.

The region is characterized by a large cattle population along with steady growth in the animal husbandry sector. Increased investments from numerous multinational manufacturers to meet government regulations on product usage will boost regional demand. Increasing consumer focus toward higher protein diets along with greater affordability owing to growth in disposable incomes will drive the industry statistics. Favorable government policies toward FDI, import-export, and trade regulations are among the key factors supporting regional market forecasts.

R&D activities and new product launches to remain prime business strategies of market players

The global non-protein nitrogen in feed market is fragmented with key players including ADM, Alltech Inc., Yara International, The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Borealis, Incitec Pivot Limited, Nutri Feeds, PetroLeo Brasileiro, Kay Dee Feed Company, etc.

Companies are engaged in joint ventures, partnerships, new product launches, innovations, R&D investments & capacity expansion to expand their product portfolio and enhance their market shares. For instance, in September 2016, Incitec Pivot Limited completed the construction of Dyno Nobel ammonia plant in Louisiana, U.S. with an investment of USD 850 million. This strategy helped the company to expand its production capacity by 800 kilotons per year and increased its global market share.

In January 2018, Yara International ASA acquired the urea business of Tata Chemicals in India for USD 400 million on a debt and cash-free basis. This strategy helped the company to enhance its presence and market share in the Asia Pacific region.

The non-protein nitrogen in feed market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million) from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Urea
  • Ammonia
  • Others

By Form

  • Dry
  • Liquid

By Livestock

  • Swine
  • Poultry
  • Ruminant
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Romania
    • Spain
    • Ukraine
    • UK
    • Netherlands
    • Turkey
  • APAC
    • Australia
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Iran
    • New Zealand
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Mexico
    • Venezuela
    • Colombia
  • MEA
    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Tunisia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Ethiopia
    • Morocco
    • Kenya
    • Algeria
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The non-protein nitrogen in feed market size reached USD 990 million in 2020 and could expand at a 3% CAGR up to 2027 led by the increasing awareness of livestock diseases.
The consumption for dry form of NPN such as granules and pills in feed applications could increase at a 3% CAGR as they offer improved digestibility compared to liquid forms.
The NPN in feed industry share from urea was valued at USD 775 million in 2020 and will grow as it is considered as a cost-effective replacement for proteins.
Asia Pacific non-protein nitrogen in feed market share could surpass USD 650 million by 2027 led by growing consumption across India, China, and Japan.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 295
  • Countries covered: 32
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