2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey


"Now in its seventh year of analysis, the Alltech Global Feed Survey continues to serve as a valuable report on the state of the global feed industry," said Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts at Alltech.  "In addition to its insights into the feed industry it serves as a barometer for agriculture as a whole and oftentimes demonstrates the economic strength of the countries included in the survey."

  • 2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates world feed production in excess of 1 billion metric tons for second consecutive year.
  • 7th annual survey features expanded data from 144 countries and more than 30,000 feed mills.
  • China remained the top feed-producing country in the world with 186.86 million metric tons.
  • Asia-Pacific as a region increased by 3%, one of the fastest-growing regions in 2017; primary increases in pig and pet food production.

The Alltech Global Feed Survey assesses compound feed production and prices through information collected by Alltech's global sales team and in partnership with local feed associations in the last quarter of 2017.  It is intended to serve as an information resource for policymakers, decision-makers and industry stakeholders.

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than 35 percent of the world's feed tonnage, an increase of 3 percent over the 2017 survey results, primarily due to increases in pig and pet food production.  Increased production also came from India with 7 percent and Thailand with 8 percent growth.  Vietnam grew 4 percent over the past year and is the second-highest producer of pig and aqua feed in the region.  Seventy percent of all aqua feed and 44 percent of all layer feed is produced in Asia-Pacific countries.

Global dairy feed production saw growth across all regions.  Europe, a global leader in dairy production, grew on average by approximately 2 percent.  Africa as a region saw the largest dairy feed production increase by 10 percent, with countries such as South Africa, Morocco and Zimbabwe showing significant increases from their reported 2017 dairy feed production.

For further information or a copy of the  survey, please feel free to contact our office on 0800 822 322.

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