The market is witnessing favorable market trends, such as rising demand for high protein diets, especially in the Russian and German economies where per capita income is increasing rapidly. The market value in 2016 was around USD 111.14 billion and is expected to reach USD XX billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of XX %. The total compound feed volume was around 249.4 million tons in 2016. The European compound feed market is dependent on the type of feed, type of animal/livestock and the regulatory structure in the market. Animal disease outbreaks have resulted in increased concern over meat quality and safety, and are driving the growth of feed for better animal health and disease protection.
The regulatory ban on antibiotics as growth promoters, in Europe, has not only reduced antibiotics in animal feed market but impacted negatively on the growth as well. Between 2011 and 2014, there was a 2.4% decline in the antibiotics’ sales. The estimated additional costs, incurred through all the EU legislations for producing one kilogram of the live broiler, was USD 0.05 million. This represents about 5% increase in the total cost. However, the overall outlook of the animal feed industry is positive. New on-farm management activities vaccines, enhanced bio-security, drinking water treatment and increase in sales of non-antibiotic supplements such as organic acids, exogenous enzymes, herbs, prebiotics, probiotics and etheric oils are expected in the near future. Further, the demand is rising, owing to the increased facilities for mass meat production.
Poland, for three consecutive years, was the best country in the European region in terms of compound feed production. The country recorded an annual growth of 4.7% in 2016. Poland is the largest poultry producing country in Europe. Belgium and Spain recorded a decrease of around 2% in the compound feed production. France witnessed a decrease of 4% in feed production. Even cattle feed production declined, due to diverging national milk production following the abolishment of dairy quotas. The advent of avian influenza, in 2016, in Europe, hit the poultry feed market and its effect might continue in 2017 feed production as well. Moreover, the swine feed production decreased by around 1.4% in 2016, due to the African swine fever in Eastern Europe.
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