Feed Phosphate Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Feed Phosphate Market is Segmented by Feed Type (Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mono-Dicalcium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Defluorinated Phosphate, and Other Feed Types), Livestock Type (Poultry, Swine, Cattle, Aquatic Animals, and Other Livestock Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) and volume (thousand metric ton) for all the above segments.

Feed Phosphate Market Size

Feed Phosphate Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Size (2023) USD 2.71 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 3.30 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia-Pacific

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Feed Phosphate Market Analysis

The Feed Phosphate Market size is estimated at USD 2.71 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach USD 3.30 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • The main driving factor is the growing consumption of meat worldwide. Poultry meat consumption increased by 76.6% per kilo per capita, and pig meat by 19.7% in 2021. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report 2022, poultry meat is expected to represent 41% of all the protein from meat sources in 2030, an increase of 2 percentage points when compared to the base period. The global shares of other meat products are lower: beef (20%), pigmeat (34%), and sheep meat (5%).
  • The major leap in consumption is mainly by the middle-class population due to increasing disposable income. Livestock development by government organizations helped promote animal husbandry among the population, especially among the poorer sections, by emphasizing the importance of animal nutrition in animal welfare. Industrialization of the meat industry, specifically the poultry and pork segments, has been an important contributor to the feed phosphate industry, with rapid growth in lean meat consumption due to increased awareness of its health benefits.
  • The rising cost of raw materials and the global scarcity of phosphate reserves, as it is a non-renewable resource, are restraining the market. Opportunities that affect the dynamics of this industry include increasing demand for natural feed products and substitutes, such as phytase being used in the manufacture of animal feed as blends to decrease the high cost of manufacture. Many companies also invested in R&D for the sustainable use of phosphate. Livestock production has increased globally and across all animal species to meet the demands of the population's shifting dietary habits, especially in developing markets.
  • Even though the livestock industry is becoming more industrialized worldwide, particularly in Asia-Pacific, many farmers in nations like India and China are still marginal. Asia-Pacific is the world's largest producer and consumer of animal feed, and as a result, it directly affects the market for feed phosphates. The region's largest economies, including China and India, have increased their feed production capacities partly due to the region's expanding livestock industry.

Feed Phosphate Market Trends

Increasing Industrial Livestock Production

  • The growing demand for livestock products has been driving significant changes on the supply side aimed at improving livestock product yields. New capital-intensive technologies have made poultry and pig meat production in industrial-style production facilities possible across regions, such as North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, especially in countries with limited land.
  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the global cattle population witnessed an upward trend over the past four years. World meat production was forecasted at 360 million tons (in carcass weight equivalent) in 2022, up 1.2% from 2021. A significant portion of the growth was predicted to come from Asia, primarily from China's increasing production of pig meat and South America's increasing production of bovine and poultry meat, with relatively stable production elsewhere. The decline in Europe was predicted to largely offset this growth.
  • The meat production industry witnessed an upward trend in the recent past, especially in developed countries, such as the United States and European countries, with reduced land usage. This factor boosts livestock and meat production, thus accelerating the demand for feed additives for the growing livestock population in these countries.
  • Industrial-scale livestock production makes optimum use of high-quality feed to improve efficiency in the production process, improve feed conversion ratios, and enhance animal muscle mass and protein content. With the adoption of industrial-scale livestock production by a larger number of farmers, feed additives' production needs to improve to cater to this large production base of high-quality compound feed. This is expected to boost the global feed additives market during the forecast period. Thus, the increasing milk and cattle production drives the feed additives market growth.
  • Additionally, meat consumption has been changing toward poultry. In lower-income developing countries, poultry reflects a lower price as compared to other meats. In contrast, in high-income countries, this indicates an enhanced preference for white meats, which are easier to prepare and perceived as a better food choice. Poultry meat is projected to represent 41% of all the protein from meat sources in 2030 across the world. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2021, the consumption of poultry meat in the United States was 17,158 thousand metric tons. China was the largest consumer of chicken, with a consumption rate of 15,032 thousand metric tons, followed by Brazil at 10,280 thousand metric tons, and Canada at 1,411 thousand metric tons.
Feed Phosphate Market : Livestock Population, in Million Heads, Animal Type, 2021

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

  • With rapid economic growth, the demand for meat protein is rising in Asia, especially in China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. This increased demand for meat protein has triggered meat production in the region, where uptake of compound feed has increased and is expected to show a higher growth rate. Apart from improving nutritional value, compound feed is gaining importance in improving meat quality.
  • The compound feed industry in China has risen tremendously over recent years. According to a survey by Alltech, the feed output in China had increased significantly last year, making it the country with the highest increase in feed production by tonnage. China is the leading country in feed production in the region, accounting for 261.42 million metric tons, followed by India, with 44.05 million metric tons during the year 2021.
  • India ranked first in cattle and buffalo population last year. It was the largest producer of milk and buffalo meat, followed by the second-largest producer of goat meat and the third-largest poultry producer. India produced 122.04 billion poultry eggs in the year 2021. The major growth drivers are breed improvement, low organic feed market, penetration, increasing formal offtake, etc.
  • According to industry sources included in a study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the year 2021, corn and soybean meal dominated the commercial feed market in India, with other coarse grains such as limited quantities of spoiled/lower quality wheat and other oilseed meals supplementing the market depending on comparative pricing. Therefore, an increase in domestic consumption of protein-based products in Asian countries, various promotional initiatives by the industries, and the decline of the African swine fever (ASF) in various nations are some of the essential factors expected to boost the growth of the market studied in the coming years.
Feed Phosphate Market : Growth Rate, in %, Region, 2023-2028

Feed Phosphate Industry Overview

The feed phosphate market is moderately consolidated, with a few active players, including The Mosaic Company, Eurochem, Potash Corp, PhosAgro, and OCP Group, occupying a considerable market share in 2022. These companies focus on expanding their businesses and undertaking strategies like mergers and acquisitions, expansions, and novel product innovations. Leading companies focused on acquiring feed mills and small manufacturing to expand their business in local and foreign markets. These 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 the production capacities of their existing plants.

Feed Phosphate Market Leaders

  1. The Mosaic Company

  2. Eurochem

  3. Phosagro

  4. OCP Group

  5. Potash Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Feed Phosphate Market News

  • April 2022: PHOSPHEA announced the launch of HumIPHORA, a breakthrough innovation in the phosphate world. This calcium humophosphate is listed in the European Animal Feed Register (008979-EN). For the first time on the market, Phosphea offered a phosphate that provides high-quality phosphorus and contributes to better use of other nutrients, more specifically, plant-based phosphorus. HumIPHORA reduces the incorporation of phosphate in formulas compared to conventional sources on the market.
  • February 2022: EuroChem Group completed the acquisition of the Serra do Salitre phosphate project in Brazil. This acquisition led to the increased development of phosphates, and it may increase the sales of animal feed phosphate in the coming years.
  • February 2021: EasyMining, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Lantmännen started an innovative project testing the precipitated calcium phosphate (PCP) recovered in the Ash2Phos-project as feed phosphate to poultry and pigs. The hypothesis is that recovered calcium phosphate from sludge ash has the same level of phosphorus digestibility as conventional monocalcium phosphate (MCP) in pigs and poultry.

Feed Phosphate Market Report - 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 Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      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 Feed Type

      1. 5.1.1 Monocalcium Phosphate

      2. 5.1.2 Dicalcium Phosphate

      3. 5.1.3 Mono-Dicalcium Phosphate

      4. 5.1.4 Tricalcium Phosphate

      5. 5.1.5 Defluorinated Phosphate

      6. 5.1.6 Other Feed Types

    2. 5.2 Livestock Type

      1. 5.2.1 Poultry

      2. 5.2.2 Swine

      3. 5.2.3 Cattle

      4. 5.2.4 Aquatic Animals

      5. 5.2.5 Other Livestock Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 The Mosaic Company

      2. 6.3.2 EuroChem

      3. 6.3.3 Simphos

      4. 6.3.4 Fosfitalia

      5. 6.3.5 Timab Industries

      6. 6.3.6 Yara International ASA

      7. 6.3.7 OCP Group

      8. 6.3.8 PhosAgro

      9. 6.3.9 Potash Corporation


Feed Phosphate Industry Segmentation

Feed phosphates are added to animal feed to improve the nutrient content, optimize animal performance, and enhance feed digestibility and health maintenance. They also help promote growth during the various stages of the life cycle, developing fertility in animals, and act as the best calcium source for bone and skeleton development. 

The feed phosphate market is segmented by feed type into monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, mono-dicalcium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, defluorinated phosphate, and other feed types, livestock type into poultry, swine, cattle, aquatic animals, and other livestock types, and geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa. 

The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) and volume (thousand metric ton) for all the above segments.

Feed Type
Monocalcium Phosphate
Dicalcium Phosphate
Mono-Dicalcium Phosphate
Tricalcium Phosphate
Defluorinated Phosphate
Other Feed Types
Livestock Type
Aquatic Animals
Other Livestock Types
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Feed Phosphate Market Research FAQs

The Feed Phosphate Market size is expected to reach USD 2.71 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 4% to reach USD 3.30 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Feed Phosphate Market size is expected to reach USD 2.71 billion.

The Mosaic Company, Eurochem, Phosagro, OCP Group and Potash Corporation are the major companies operating in the Feed Phosphate Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the Feed Phosphate Market.

Feed Phosphate Industry Report

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