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Feed Additives Market Research Report Information By Type (Amino Acids, Vitamins, Carotenoids, Enzymes, Prebiotics & Probiotics, Minerals, Acidifiers, Lipids, and Others), By Form (Dry and Liquid), By Livestock (Poultry, Swine, Ruminants, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030


ID: MRFR/AGR/3665-CR | 105 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| July 2019

Global Feed Additives Market Overview


Feed Additives Market Size was valued at USD 30.5 billion in 2022. The Feed Additives market industry is projected to grow from USD 32.7 Billion in 2023 to USD 49.62 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.20% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The market is expected to grow due to the growing demand for meat and concern over livestock diseases. Additionally, these additives provide livestock with essential nutrients and improve metabolic activities, which are the key market drivers enhancing feed additives market growth.


Feed Additives Market1Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Feed Additives Market Trends



  • Increasing demand for livestock-based products to boost the market growth


The use of feed additives in feed for farm animals is expected to increase as livestock-based products such as dairy and dairy-based products, meat, and eggs become increasingly popular. As a result of its high demand, low production costs, and lower product prices, poultry meat accounts for the majority of the growth in meat production in developed and developing countries. Also, because there is a growing awareness that food nutrients, especially protein, play an important role in overall physical and mental development and growth, there is a growing trend toward animal-derived protein sources, such as meat, eggs, or milk. As feed's nutritional quality increases, feed additives are used more frequently.


In order to raise, transport, and process livestock, significant amounts of feed, land, water, and energy are required. Animal feed is an important component in animal breeding since it determines the product's nutritional value. Due to technological/genetic advances, fertilizers, and feedstock production, increased productivity has been made a success. Additionally, it is predicted that the rising market for meat will increase industrialization in the meat industry, particularly in developing countries, such as China, India, and Brazil, where meat production costs are less.


Demand for livestock products is driving significant changes on the supply side to improve livestock product yields due to the growing demand for livestock products. Across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, poultry and pig meat production has changed dramatically due to new capital-intensive technologies, especially in countries with limited land. According to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, cattle numbers in 2021 were estimated at over 996 million, with India having the highest cattle numbers, followed by Brazil, China, and the United States. In response to the rapid increase in meat demand, cattle production has increased. Similarly, poultry and sheep stocks have also risen significantly during the study period. Therefore, increasing demand for animal products has enhanced the feed additives market CAGR globally in recent years.


However, in the forecast period, the industry is expected to grow due to increased consumption of dairy products due to their health benefits and wide range of applications. Since cattle are the primary source of dairy products such as milk, cream, butter, yogurt, and cheese, a sudden increase in cattle farming has been observed across various regions, another factor driving the growth of the feed additives market revenue.


Feed Additives Market Segment Insights


Feed Additives Type Insights


The feed additives market segmentation, based on type, includes amino acids, vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes, prebiotics & probiotics, minerals, acidifiers, lipids, and others. The amino acids feed additives segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing to around ~34-37% with respect to the feed additives market revenue. The high share is attributed to its ability to promote animal growth and build immunity. Additionally, amino acids are essential in preventing cerebral dysfunction, which can cause muscular incoordination in animals and prevent nail and skin problems. Thus, amino acids will be in high demand as feed supplements and pet food ingredients in the future.


Feed Additives Form Insights


The feed additives market segmentation, based on form, includes dry and liquid. The dry segment dominated the feed additives market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. Higher demand for the dry form is seen among livestock producers due to their ease of mixing with feed, storage, and handling. Additionally, pellets and mashes are available, giving consumers more choices in mixing techniques and supporting the feed additives market growth.


Feed Additives Livestock Insights


The feed additives market data has been bifurcated by poultry, swine, ruminants, and others. The poultry segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period 2022-2030. As a result of the continuous growth in broiler production across regions, the segment has a high share. Several types of poultry feed additives are available on the market, including enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and acidifiers. These additives enhance efficiency and add nutritional value to poultry feed. In developing countries, where income and urbanization are increasing, consumers are adding variety to their diets, increasing consumption. The growing population and high meat consumption ratio will continue to drive the growth of poultry feed in developing countries.


Figure 1: Feed Additives Market, by Livestock, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Feed Additives Market, by Livestock, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Feed Additives Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides feed additives market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Europe's feed additives market accounted for USD 14.0 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. The growth of the swine industry in Spain will be positively impacted by free trade agreements in the region for countries of the European Union. Increasing efficiency, lower product prices, and increased Spanish pork exports have led to a significant growth rate in the swine industry.


Further, the major countries studied in the feed additives market report are: The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: FEED ADDITIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)FEED ADDITIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


North American feed additives market accounts for the second-largest market share. Increasing meat consumption in North America, primarily in the U.S., coupled with stringent legislation concerning meat quality, is one of the main growth factors in the market. The mills and pet food manufacturing industries will also support growth in the market. Further, the U.S. feed additives market held the largest market share, and the Canada feed additives market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region


The Asia-Pacific feed additives market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Considering consumers' shifting preferences for meat consumption, key players will likely expand their poultry feed portfolio due to abundant livestock populations and various agricultural economies. Moreover, the China feed additives market held the largest market share, and the India feed additives market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region


For instance, in the Indian feed additives market, with abundant livestock populations and various agricultural economies, key players are likely to expand their poultry feed portfolio due to shifting consumer preferences for meat consumption. Because of abundant livestock populations and various agricultural economies, key players are likely to expand their poultry feed portfolios in response to changing consumer preferences for meat consumption.


Feed Additives Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the feed additives market grow even more. Market participants are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key feed additives market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the feed additives industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


One of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the feed additives industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector is manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs. In recent years, the feed additives industry has provided medicine with some of the most significant benefits. The feed additives market major players such as Cargill Inc, DSM Nutritional Products AG, Bluestar Adisseo Co. Ltd, BASF SE, and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.


The BASF SE chemical company operates across six segments: chemicals, plastics, performance products, functional solutions, agricultural solutions, and oil and gas. Chemicals, automobiles, construction, agriculture, oil, plastics, electrical, electronic, furniture, and paper are among the products BASF offers, and it also provides a range of services and system solutions. In January 2022, Increasing BASF's feed enzyme production capacity in Ludwigshafen (Germany) resulted from expanding the existing plant. By expanding BASF's production capacity, BASF can meet the increasing demand for reliable, high-quality supplies of BASF feed enzymes, Natuphos E (phytase), Natugrain TS (xylanase and glucanase), as well as Natupulse TS (mannanase).


Also, Cargill, Incorporated is a provider of agricultural products. In addition to producing grains and oilseeds and offering farmers services and risk management solutions, Cargill also offers animal nutrition, biofuels, meat, poultry, food, and industrial products. In June 2022, Delacon, a plant-based additive manufacturer acquired by Cargill, will expand Cargill's portfolio with considerable experience in feed additives, a footprint, and more nutritional food.


Key Companies in the Feed Additives market includes

  • Cargill Inc

  • DSM Nutritional Products AG

  • Novus International

  • Evonik Industries

  • Nutrition NV

  • Bluestar Adisseo Co. Ltd

  • BASF SE

  • Sumitomo Chemical, among others


Feed Additives Industry Developments


March 2021: Ajinomoto Co. partnered with Pegasus Tech Ventures, a venture capital firm, to take advantage of emerging food and healthcare trends by partnering with Silicon Valley start-ups. By collaborating, the company will be able to expand its reach to 16 locations.


July 2020: The NutriPass L supplement is the first rumen-stable and intestinally accessible lysine supplement for cows by ADM. It provides metabolizable lysine for lactating cows and growing cattle through effective encapsulation.


Feed Additives Market Segmentation


Feed Additives Type Outlook



  • Amino Acids

  • Vitamins

  • Carotenoids

  • Enzymes

  • Prebiotics & Probiotics

  • Minerals

  • Acidifiers

  • Lipids

  • Others


Feed Additives Form Outlook



  • Dry

  • Liquid


Feed Additives Livestock Outlook



  • Poultry

  • Swine

  • Ruminants

  • Others


Feed Additives Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada






  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 30.5 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 32.7 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 49.62 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.20% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019 - 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Form, Livestock, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Cargill Inc, DSM Nutritional Products AG, Novus International, Evonik Industries, Nutrition NV, Bluestar Adisseo Co. Ltd, BASF SE, and Sumitomo Chemical
Key Market Opportunities The emergence of natural growth promoters
Key Market Dynamics Growing demand for meat Growing concern over livestock diseases


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The feed additives market size was valued at USD 30.5 Billion in 2022.

The feed additives market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.20% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

Europe had the largest share of the feed additives market

The key players in the feed additives market are Cargill Inc, DSM Nutritional Products AG, Novus International, Evonik Industries, Nutrition NV, Bluestar Adisseo Co. Ltd, BASF SE, and Sumitomo Chemical.

The amino acid feed additives category dominated the feed additives market in 2022.

Poultry had the largest share of the market.

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