Africa Compound Feed Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The African Compound Feed Market is segmented by Animal Type (Ruminants, Poultry, Swine, Aquaculture, and Others), Ingredients (Cereal, Cakes & Meals, By-Products, and Supplements). The supplement segment is further segmented into Vitamins, Amino Acids, Enzymes, Acidifiers, Probiotics, and Prebiotics, and Other Supplements.

Market Snapshot

 compound feed
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.6 %

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Market Overview

The Africa compound feed market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period (2021-2026). The effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic can be observed in both supply and demand of compound feed. The restrictions implemented aiming at containing pandemic has impacted the production of the compound feed in the country and the supply of raw materials from the other countries. The farmers need to cut down their spending due to the declining income and fear of an uncertain future leading to decreased demand. Thus, the COVID-19 has a negative impact on the Africa compound feed market.

A rise in the population and the need to achieve nutritional security are being the main propellants that drive the market growth. The market for compound feed is growing due to the increasing demand for dairy products, growing inclination toward animal-based food to meet the nutritional requirements in the region. South Africa dominates the market due to the growing demand for meat and animal products is the major driving factor behind the growth of the compound feed market. This report covers major companies like Cargill Inc, Nutreco NV, Alltech Inc., New Hope Group SA, Novus International, Kent Feeds. In 2019, Nutreco acquired Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH) the South African premix company. ANH will be integrated into the Trow Nutrition South Africa. This acquisition would increase its activities and helps to further expand its market presence.

Scope of the report

Compound feed is a mixture of raw materials and supplements fed to the livestock, sourced from either plant, animal, organic or inorganic substances, or industrial processing, not containing additives. The African Compound Feed Market is segmented by Animal Type (Ruminants, Poultry, Swine, Aquaculture, and Others), by Ingredients (Cereal, Cakes & Meals, By-Products, And Supplements). The supplement segment is further segmented into Vitamins, Amino Acids, Enzymes, Acidifiers, Probiotics, and Prebiotics, And Other Supplements.

Animal Type
Other Animal Types
Cakes & Meals
Amino Acid
Prebiotics and Probiotics
Other Supplements
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Need for Increasing The Livestock Productivity

Meat product consumption is growing rapidly due to the increasing health concern, along with the growing disposable income. Rising preference towards quality and protein-rich diet patterns is shifting consumers towards increased meat intake. According to The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), poultry meat was the highest consumed in South Africa. In 2018, the per capita meat consumption was 33.7 Kg and is increased to 34.0 Kg in 2019. According to ITC trade, Africa imported total edible meat worth USD 125.00 billion in 2018 and has increased to USD 131.00 billion in 2019. To meet the domestic consumption and reduce the import dependency, necessitates the livestock producers to feed quality food to the animals thus driving the market for compound feed.

Africa Compound Feed Market

South Africa Dominates the Market

The South African compound feed market is recording steady growth, with the increase in production and demand for livestock products, a rise in the population, consumption levels, and urbanization being the main propellants. According to the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA), the South African compound feed industry is primarily classified into major five categories, such as pig, broiler, beef and sheep, dairy, and layers. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the poultry bird population was 165.3 million in 2016 which increased to 176.3 million in 2018. According to the Alltech feed survey, the country is equipped with 74 feed mills with a total compound feed production of 11.7 million metric ton in 2019 out of which 3.4 million metric ton is for broilers, 2.2 million metric ton for dairy cows, 2.0 million metric ton for beef. The growing population of livestock leads to an increase in feed production and consumption during the study period.

Africa Compound Feed Market

Competitive Landscape

The African compound feed market is concentrated. Leading companies focused on acquiring feed mills and small manufacturing for expansion of the business in local as well as foreign markets. Some of the players have been expanding their geographical presence by acquiring or merging with the manufacturers in the foreign market. The leading companies focused on the expansion of the business across regions and setting up a new plant for increasing production capacity as well as a product line. The companies are also increasing production capacities of their existing plants. This report covers the major companies like Cargill Inc, Nutreco NV, Alltech Inc., New Hope Group SA, Novus International, Kent Feeds.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Animal Type

      1. 5.1.1 Ruminants

      2. 5.1.2 Poultry

      3. 5.1.3 Swine

      4. 5.1.4 Aquaculture

      5. 5.1.5 Other Animal Types

    2. 5.2 Ingredient

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Cakes & Meals

      3. 5.2.3 By-products

      4. 5.2.4 Supplements

        1. Vitamins

        2. Amino Acid

        3. Enzymes

        4. Prebiotics and Probiotics

        5. Acidifiers

        6. Other Supplements

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Egypt

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Alltech Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Novus International

      4. 6.3.4 New Hope Group

      5. 6.3.5 Land O Lakes Purina

      6. 6.3.6 Archer Daniels Midland

      7. 6.3.7 Neovia Group

      8. 6.3.8 Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL

      9. 6.3.9 Nutreco NV

      10. 6.3.10 Meadow Feeds.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Compound Feed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Africa Compound Feed Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.6% over the next 5 years.

Alltech, Inc, Cargill Inc., New Hope Group SA, Nutreco NV, Novus International are the major companies operating in Africa Compound Feed Market.

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