Argentina Feed Additives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Argentina Additives Market is segmented By Additives Type (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Enzymes, Mycotoxin Detoxifiers, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Flavours and Sweeteners, Pigments, Binders, and Minerals), By Animal Type (Ruminant, Poultry, Swine, and Others).

Market Snapshot

feed additives
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.3 %

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Market Overview

The feed additives market in Argentina is projected to register a CAGR of 5.3 % during the forecast period. Growing meat consumption in the country resulted in the mass production of livestock to cater to the demand is driving the market for the feed additives. The rising livestock production and demand for meat from other countries has paved the way for export opportunity. Feed additives are one of the ways by which meat and milk production can be increased to meet the rising demand for quality meat. Alltech Inc., ADM Co, Adisseo, Cargill Inc., BASF, DSM are some key players in the country. In 2017, Phibro Animal Health Corporation acquired Argentina based Biotay S.A. a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of animal health and nutritional products. The acquisition will strengthen Phibro’s business.

Scope of the report

With the industrialization of the sector, the use of feed additives has been increasing over the years. The price volatility of natural feed sources during the past decade leads to an increment in the usage of different feed additives in the animal feed industry. Industrialization of the livestock, feed, and processed meat industry has necessitated the application of feed additives, as they act as a supplement, nutrient enhancer, feed conditioner, etc., with all required essential elements for optimum growth of the animals.

Additive Type
Amino Acids
Mycotoxin Detoxifiers
Flavors and Sweeteners
Animal Type

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Key Market Trends

Expansion in Animal Production

Increasing meat-based product consumption resulted in a surge in livestock production. According to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Meat and Derivatives of the Argentina Republic (CICCRA), in 2017, Argentina recorded one of the largest per capita beef consumption levels in the world, at 55.9 kg per head, and the poultry consumption was 39.9 kg per capita. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in 2016, the poultry bird population was 116.8 million which increased to 119.3 million in 2018. Also, in 2016, the cattle and buffaloes population was 52.6 million heads which increased to 53.9 million heads in 2018. The poultry industry accounts for the maximum share in the Argentinian feed additives market, and it also utilizes most of the feed. Poultry market is growing by 10% each year and is focused on exporting as the cost of chicken meat produced in Argentina is one of the cheapest in the world. To meet the demand, meat and milk producers tend to increase their supply by boosting productivity. Feed additives are one of the ways by which meat and milk production can be increased.

Argentina Feed Additives Market

Attractive Export Market for Meat is Driving the Market

The meat production industry is moving towards consolidation to increase meat production with reduced land usage. According to the ITC Trade, in 2019, the poultry meat export was valued at USD 414,624 ​thousand as compared to USD 237,602 thousand in 2016 and is expected to grow further. China is the major export destination for the Argentina meat market with a share of 50.1%. In 2018, Argentina witnessed a large shipment of its exported meat destroyed by China, due to antibiotics contamination, which will force the country to reduce feed antibiotics, thereby, fuelling the market for feed prebiotics in the country.

Argentina Feed Additives Market

Competitive Landscape

The Argentina feed additives market is fragmented, with the player competing in the market to gain share in the market. The leading players in the market studied are focused on business expansion, by either investing in new production units or acquiring established small players in the region. Alltech Inc., ADM Co, Adisseo, Cargill Inc., BASF, DSM are some key players in the country.

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 Additive Type

      1. 5.1.1 Antibiotics

      2. 5.1.2 Vitamins

      3. 5.1.3 Antioxidants

      4. 5.1.4 Amino Acids

      5. 5.1.5 Enzymes

      6. 5.1.6 Mycotoxin Detoxifiers

      7. 5.1.7 Prebiotics

      8. 5.1.8 Probiotics

      9. 5.1.9 Flavors and Sweeteners

      10. 5.1.10 Pigments

      11. 5.1.11 Binders

      12. 5.1.12 Minerals

    2. 5.2 Animal Type

      1. 5.2.1 Ruminants

      2. 5.2.2 Poultry

      3. 5.2.3 Swine

      4. 5.2.4 Others


    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 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Elanco Animal Health

      5. 6.3.5 Danisco Animal Nutrition

      6. 6.3.6 Archer Daniels Midland

      7. 6.3.7 DSM

      8. 6.3.8 NOVOZYMES

      9. 6.3.9 Lallemand Inc

      10. 6.3.10 Adisseo

      11. 6.3.11 Nutreco NV


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Argentina Feed Additives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Argentina Feed Additives Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Cargill Inc., Alltech Inc, DSM, Adisseo, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Argentina Feed Additives Market.

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