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2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates world feed production in excess of one billion metric tonnes for second consecutive year
THE 2018 Alltech Glob- al Feed Survey estimates international feed ton- nage has exceeded one billion metric tonnes for the second consecutive year, with a total of 1.07 billion metric tonnes of feed produced in 2017.
Growth in 2017 was strong, at 2.57 percent over the year before.
The feed industry, val- ued at $430 billion, has seen 13 percent growth over the past five years, equating to an average of 2.49 percent per annum.
This substantial growth is supported by the higher reported consumption of meat, milk and eggs.
The seventh edition of the annual survey is the most comprehensive ever, now covering 144 countries and more than 30,000 feed mills.
The results show that China and the US remain the top two countries, producing one-third of all animal feed, and that predominant growth came from the pig, broiler and dairy feed sectors as well as the European and Asia- Pacific regions.
Alltech chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts Aidan Connolly said, “Now in its seventh year of analysis, the Alltech Global Feed Survey con- tinues to serve as a valu- able report on the state of the global feed industry.”
“In addition to its in- sights into the feed in- dustry, it serves as a ba- rometer for agriculture as a whole and often dem- onstrates the economic strength of the countries included in the survey.”
The Alltech Global Feed Survey assesses compound feed produc- tion and prices through information collected by Alltech’s global sales team and in partnership with local feed associa- tions in the last quarter of 2017.
It is intended to serve as an information resource for policy-makers, deci- sion-makers and industry stakeholders.
The top seven feed-pro- ducing countries in 2017, in order of production out- put importance, were Chi- na, the US, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, India and Spain.
These countries contain about 54 percent of the world’s feed mills and ac- count for 53 percent of total production.
They can be viewed as an indicator of the trends in agriculture.
Regional results – Asia- Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than 35 percent of the world’s feed tonnage.
China remained the top feed-producing country in the world with 186.86 million metric tonnes, a slight decline in overall feed production compared to last year.
Asia-Pacific increased by 3 percent over the 2017 survey results, primarily due to increases in pig and pet food production.
Increased production for Asia-Pacific also came from India with 7 percent
and Thailand with 8 per- cent growth.
Vietnam grew 4 percent over the past year and is the second-highest pro- ducer of pig and aqua feed in the Asia-Pacific region.
Seventy percent of all aqua feed and 44 per- cent of all layer feed is produced in Asia-Pacific countries.
Tied with Asia-Pacific for the fastest-growing re- gion, Europe saw a 3 per- cent feed tonnage growth, resulting from increases in pig, broiler and aqua feed production.
The region was led by Russia with 37.6 million tonnes produced in 2017, moving up in the country rankings from seven to four.
Russia increased its esti- mated pig feed, including more private production.
Russian broiler feed pro- duction also increased by 3 percent, while Ukraine,
Romania, the UK and Belgium also reported higher numbers, support- ing growth in the Euro- pean region.
Europe is the top pet food-producing region. Africa
Africa remains the fast- est-growing region in the world for dairy and broiler feeds.
With a regional aver- age growth rate of nearly 30 percent over the past five years, it did not show growth in 2017.
Pig, dairy, layer and broiler feed production in- creased, while decreases occurred in beef and aq- uaculture.
Also, on average, Africa is the most expensive re- gion for feeding pigs, lay- ers and broilers.
Smaller countries such as Botswana and Mozam- bique led the growth for pig, dairy, layer and broil- er feeds.
Beef feed production de-
creases were reflected in countries such as Zambia and Morocco.
While many African na- tions showed a small in- crease in aquaculture feed production, the region as a whole was down pri- marily because of lower reported feed production in Egypt, which has now been surpassed by Nige- ria.
North America
The US remains the second-largest feed-pro- ducing country globally, behind China.
North America produces one-third of global beef feed, five times that of the next-largest producer.
The US and Canada are
two of the top horse feed- producing countries.
Feed prices in North America are lower when compared to other re- gions.
Latin America
Brazil remained the leader in feed production for the region and third overall globally.
Brazil, Mexico and Ar- gentina account for almost 75 percent of regional feed production.
Mexico leads the region in beef and layer feed pro- duction.
Latin America as a re- gion has had the third- highest growth rate over five years, seen primarily in aqua, horses and pets.
Notable species results
Global leaders in pork production, China and Russia, led the way in pig feed production in 2017.
Many smaller African countries, particularly Kenya, Tanzania, Mo- zambique, Uganda and Namibia, also showed in- creases.
In the poultry industry, broiler feed production in- creased across all regions, with the largest growth found in Africa with 10 percent and Europe with 7 percent.
Romania, Russia and Ukraine all reported steady growth, contribut- ing to Europe’s overall production, while Africa’s
growth came primarily from Egypt, Uganda and Mozambique.
Global dairy feed pro- duction saw growth across all regions.
Europe, a global leader in dairy production, grew on average by about 2 per- cent.
Africa as a region saw the largest dairy feed pro- duction increase of 10 per- cent, with countries such as South Africa, Morocco and Zimbabwe showing significant increases from their reported 2017 dairy feed production.
Beef feed production re- ported an overall global decline of about 1 percent,
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