India Aquafeed Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The India Aquafeed Market is segmented by Type (Fish Feed, Mollusks Feed, Crustaceans Feed, and Other Types). Fish Feed is sub-segmented into Carp Feed, Salmon Feed, Tilapia Feed, Catfish Feed, and Other Fish Feeds. The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

india aquaculture feed market size
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 10.4 %
aquaculture companies in india

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Market Overview

The Indian aquafeed market was valued at USD 1.2 billion in 2017, and it is expected to register a CAGR of 10.44% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027). 

The increased demand for aquafeed across the world was highly hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in supply chain disruption and restricting the product trade. With the loosening of situations, the disruption is anticipated to dissolve, facilitating the product trade.

Asia-Pacific accounts for a major share in the market, owing to the increased livestock population in the region. This is prompted by the growing demand for meat and aquaculture products, which is the major driving force behind the growth of the compound feed market. Increased awareness regarding quality meat, milk, and other dairy-related products and increased livestock production are two other factors augmenting the market's growth.

India feed mills have the capacity to produce 2.9 million metric ton. Andhra Pradesh is the largest feed-consuming state in India. The coastal line of the country is about 7,517 kilometers with 195.20 kilometers of river and canal systems. The country consists of 14 rivers, 44 medium rivers, and many small rivers. The country also has tanks and ponds. From these sources, it is clear that the aquaculture industry is huge in India, which provides huge opportunity and potential for the aquafeed industry.

Scope of the Report

The India aquafeed market is segmented by type (fish feed, mollusks feed, crustaceans feed, and other types), Fish feed is sub-segmented into carp feed, salmon feed, tilapia feed, catfish feed, and other fish feeds. The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Fish Feed
Carp Feed
Salmon Feed
Tilapia Feed
Catfish Feed
Other Fish Feeds
Mollusks Feed
Crustaceans Feed
Other Types

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Key Market Trends

Increase in Fish Seed Production

The key driver behind the increasing demand for aquaculture feed is the increase in seed production. Under the scheme of contract farming, farmers are provided with aquafeed and fish seeds needed for the growth of aquaculture. In 2019-20, India's fish seeds were produced at 5,21,706 lakh/year. For example, Oceanic Edibles International Ltd initiated a contract farming with a group of farmers and an Indian overseas bank for shrimp production. Oceanic supplied the farmers with feed for production. Owing to the increase in health consciousness, people are consuming residue-free food, which is building pressure on exporters to grow seafood that is good for health. This has a huge effect on the aquafeed industry as proper feed for aqua animals will help in the growth of animals without any diseases.

india aquaculture feed market growth

Increase in Trend Value of Export of Fish and Fish Products in US Dollar

In India, it is usually the fish traders who pick up fish at harvest and trade it off for a higher price to different markets. Despite significant consumption of fish by Indian people (12.8% of total animal protein sources), the country still falls short of fish protein availability at 5.04 kg per person per year, compared to world consumption at 20.5 kg per person in 2019. An increase in export value of India was 14,521 with 6,678 USD million in 2019-20. The most importing region from India is China, with a quantity of 3,29,479 metric ton. Export gets boosted due to about 30 high-tech feed mills currently operating for fish feed production. The sector has generated significant employment opportunities for skilled and non-skilled workers. Allied businesses like feed equipment manufacturers (domestic and international firms), feed additive and raw material suppliers, and other infrastructure support for this new sector are helping, which is a major change and development for the industry.

india aquaculture feed market analysis

Competitive Landscape

The Indian aquafeed market is moderately fragmented, with the international players capturing the overall market, in addition to many small players competing with world leaders. Aller Aqua, Altech Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Co., BASF SE, BiominGmH, and Cargill Inc. are the few active players in the market. The most adopted strategies by these companies have been mergers and acquisitions and investments in R&D and facility expansions to maintain a strong customer base across India.

Major Players

  1. Altech Inc

  2. Aller Aqua

  3. Archer Daniels Midland Co

  4. BASF

  5. Biomin GmH

Altech Inc, Aller Aqua, Archer Daniels Midland Co, BASF, Biomin GmH.

Recent Developments

In January 2022, Cargill opened its first Food Innovation Center in India to address the growing consumer demand for healthy, nutritious food solutions.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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 Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fish Feed

        1. Carp Feed

        2. Salmon Feed

        3. Tilapia Feed

        4. Catfish Feed

        5. Other Fish Feeds

      2. 5.1.2 Mollusks Feed

      3. 5.1.3 Crustaceans Feed

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Aller Aqua

      2. 6.3.2 Altech Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Archer Daniels Midland Co.

      4. 6.3.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.3.5 Biomin GmbH

      6. 6.3.6 Cargill Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Avanti

      8. 6.3.8 Nutreco NV

      9. 6.3.9 Growel Feeds Private Limited

      10. 6.3.10 UNO Feeds



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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Aquafeed Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The India Aquafeed Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.4% over the next 5 years.

Altech Inc, Aller Aqua, Archer Daniels Midland Co, BASF, Biomin GmH are the major companies operating in India Aquafeed Market.

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