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Animal Feed Additives Market

Animal Feed Additives Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Additive Type (Amino Acids, Antioxidants, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers, Vitamins, Minerals, Binders, Antibiotics, and Others), Livestock (Swine, Ruminants, Poultry, Aquatic Animals, and Others), Form (Dry, Liquid, and Others), and Function (Single Function and Multifunction): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025

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Author's: Shankar Bhandalkar & Abhishek Roy | Roshan Deshmukh
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The global animal feed additives market was valued at $19,642 million in 2017, and is estimated to reach $31,387 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.0% from 2018 to 2025. Feed additives form an important part of animal nutrition, which improve the feed quality, yield & quality of food from animal origin, and animal health.

The global animal feed additives market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to surge in consumption of meat products, increase in concerns over meat quality, and rise in safety concerns associated with the outbreak of livestock diseases. Moreover, global industrialization of meat products boosts the market growth. The demand for meat and meat-based products is expected to register a two-fold increase by 2030 in the developing countries. However, increase in prices of raw materials such as maize, wheat, barley, and others and stringent regulatory guidelines for feed additives hamper the market growth. 

animal gut health is augmenting the growth of the global animal feed additives market. In addition, the rise in meat consumption in Asia-Pacific regions is anticipated to boost the sales of amino acids, which eventually drivers the animal feed additives market. Methionine, lysine, and threonine are the most important amino acids that are included in the animal feed for better nutrition. It is expected that amino acids will become even more important to ensure that animal production systems are environmentally compatible, animal production does not waste essential feed resources required by the human population, and the optimum use is made of the potential of breed improvement.

Lipid oxidation in poultry production affects both animals themselves and feedstuffs consumed by them. Oxidation affects the shelf life and quality of animal products for human consumption. Antioxidants can be added to the feed to revert the deleterious effects of lipid oxidation on all these stages, based on the efficiency of each type of antioxidant and the interactions with the remaining components of the animal’s antioxidative protection system. Furthermore, it helps in increasing the size and weight of the broilers and protects chickens against encephalomalacia (softening or loss of brain tissue).

The global animal feed additives market is segmented based on additive type, livestock, form, function, and region. Based on additive type, the market is categorized into amino acids, antioxidants, feed enzymes, feed acidifiers, vitamins, minerals, binders, antibiotics, and others. The amino acids segment is further classified into methionine, lysine, threonine, tryptophan, and others. Antioxidants segment is sub segmented into BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, and others. Feed enzymes is further divided into phytase, non-starch polysaccharides, protease, xylanase, and others. Feed acidifiers is subdivided into formic acid, butyric acid, fumaric acid, acetic acid, and others. The vitamins segment is sub segmented into water soluble and fat soluble. Minerals are further segmented into zinc sources, iron sources, manganese sources, and copper sources. Binders are further fragmented into calcium lignosulphate, guar (Arabic) gum, and others. The antibiotics segment is sub segmented into tetracycline, penicillin, and others. Based on livestock, the market is categorized into swine, ruminants, poultry, aquatic animals, and others (equine, pets, and birds). According to form, it is classified into dry, liquid, and others. As per function, it is bifurcated into single function and multifunction. Based on region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.


Increase in demand for feed additives in Asia-Pacific and rise in concern for the quality of meat & meat-related products majorly drive for the adoption of additives for various livestock, such as poultry, swine, aquatic animals, and cattle. Renowned global market leaders, such as Cargill, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company , and Addcon Group  adopt various growth strategies to expand their market presence and cater to the growth in demands of feed additives.


The market is witnessing significant opportunities owing to surge in demand for processed meat, which increased the consumption of feed additives, thereby boosting the demand for additives in the animal nutrition and feed industry. However, different government regulations toward use of certain synthetic additives and increase in production cost of effective feed additives restrict the market growth.


In 2017, Asia-Pacific dominated the global animal feed additives market, in terms of both value and volume. The region is also expected to witness the highest growth rate from 2018 to 2025, owing to increase in demand for animal products, growth in population, rise in disposable incomes, and an increase in demand for quality meat products. China is a major meat exporter and producer of animal feed additives, supported by strong economic outlook and rapid urbanization. 

The key leading players operating in the global animal feed additives industry include BASF SE, Cargill, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Evonik Industries AG, Nutreco N.V., Addcon Group, Aliphos Belgium S.A., Kemin Industries Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V., and Phibro Animal Health Corporation.
The other players in the value chain (profiles not included in the report) include Biotech JSC, Danisco Animal Nutrition, Biomin, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Alltech, Inc., and Adisseo France SAS.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The report provides an extensive analysis of the animal feed additives market trends and size from 2017 to 2025 to determine the prevailing opportunities.
  • Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market is provided.
  • Extensive analysis is conducted by following product benchmarking, positioning, and monitoring the top competitors within the global market.
  • The report provides extensive and qualitative animal feed additives market trends on the significant segments or regions.
  • The report provides key insights on strategic industry analysis of various companies and the value chain analysis of animal feed additives.

Animal Feed Additives Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Animal Feed Additives Market By Additive Type
By Additive Type
  • Amino acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Feed enzymes
  • Feed acidifiers
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Binders
  • Antibiotics
  • Others (sweeteners and flavors)
Animal Feed Additives Market By Livestock
By Livestock
  • Swine
  • Ruminants
  • Poultry
  • Aquatic Animals
Animal Feed Additives Market By Form
By Form
  • Dry
  • Liquid
  • Others
Animal Feed Additives Market By Function
By Function
  • Single Function
  • Multifunction
Animal Feed Additives Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Spain, Russia, Germany, Frsnce, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players


Analyst Review

Feed additives are food supplements for farm animals. These include vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, and minerals. Increase in awareness of health results in demand for quality meat. Recent outbreaks of various animal-borne diseases such as mad cow disease, monkey pox, Lyme disease, and chronic wasting disease (CWD) creates awareness, especially among the consumers in the developed regions regarding the quality of feed given to animals.

According to a study conducted by the World Bank, the demand for industrialized meat production is expected to rise six times faster than the traditional meat production methods. Industrialization of meat production has promoted the concept of landless meat production facilities. Thus, there is a major increase in the meat production in the developed countries due to optimum usage of land and allied resources. For instance, in the U.S., the concept of concentrated animal feed operations (CAFO) has gained popularity in the past, and similar kinds of models are actively adopted in other parts of the world. This popularity is mainly due to increase in support of government and other financial organizations. Industrialization of this industry leads to the use of advanced production processes to manufacture quality feed for livestock, which in turn drives the demand for feed additives.

Government monitoring agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the European Food Safety Authority have imposed rules that take into account the quality of the food being delivered to the consumers.

The Asia-Pacific animal feed additives market offers lucrative opportunities for key manufacturers, owing to low manufacturing cost, cheap labor, and stringent regulatory framework aimed at improving feed quality. In addition, increased demand for meat protein fuels meat production in the region. Apart from improving nutritional value of the feed, these feed additives gain importance for their role in feed cost reduction and meat quality improvement.

Author Name(s) : Shankar Bhandalkar & Abhishek Roy | Roshan Deshmukh

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Animal Feed Additives Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025