Aquafeed Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2020 - 2027

Published Date : Dec 2020 | No. of Pages : 250 Pages | Category : Food and Beverages

The global Aquafeed market size is expected to be worth around US$ 89.4 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Aquafeed market size was valued at US$ 63.7 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% during forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Growth Factors

The rapidly flourishing industry, along with increasing fish and fish product consumption across the globe, is one of the major factors driving the market growth over the forecast period.

Primarily, fish oil and meal were used as prominent raw materials in aquafeed manufacturing. However, surging prices of these ingredients due to the scarcity of captured fish have resulted in the inclusion of other crops and grains containing equivalent nutrition levels. Rising awareness among breeders regarding the benefits of providing sufficient nutrition to fish has been one of the primary factors driving the market over the forecast period.

Other ingredients such as wheat, corn, and soybean are used in the manufacturing of aquafeed. Increasing demand for these raw materials from other applications, including direct human consumption, pharmaceuticals, and industrial processes, is anticipated to result in tight raw material supply over the forecast period.

Furthermore, several feed additives such as amino acids, vitamins, and antibiotics are incorporated in the feed. These additives help enhance the overall nutritive value of the product, thereby improving the overall health. The contents of these additives in the feed can be altered based on various factors, including age, species, climatic conditions, and environment. Rising demand for high-quality fish products is driving the consumption of feed additives in feed products.

Report Highlights

Dry form led the market and accounted for more than 36.0% share of the global revenue in 2019. Dry form feed is relatively easy to manufacture, store, and transport. One of the advantages of such type of feed is that it can be produced in a variety of sizes to suit specific needs. A variety of feed sizes and the production of specialized feed with such form are projected to fuel the segment growth over the forecast period.

Moist form of feed is prepared using both wet as well as dry form of feed. Such a form is more palatable with a soft consistency and promotes feed efficiency. However, such form is limited by the parameters, such as transportation and storage, as it needs a favorable environment or refrigeration to prevent spoilage.

Catfish led the market and held more than 25.0% share of the overall revenue in the U.S. Increasing demand for fish products, along with growing direct human consumption of farm-raised catfish in the U.S., has fostered the segment growth. Carp is one of the prominent aquaculture species in the Asian and European countries. Carps are extensively farmed in China and Indonesia owing to the high profitability associated with their cultivation. Moreover, better management practices for carp production in Central and Eastern Europe are expected to positively impact segment growth.

The grain by-product segment led the market and accounted for more than 37.0% share of the global revenue in 2019. This segment includes grain by-products such as soybean meal, cottonseed meat protein, canola meal, and cornmeal. Cost-effectiveness in feed formulation compared to animal by-products is one of the major factors fueling the segment growth. In addition, advances in amino acid profiles for the above-mentioned grains are projected to foster the segment growth.

Other types of ingredients include oils and fats, additives, and grains. Increasing demand for fish oil owing to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, along with additives such as feed acidifiers, vitamins, and anti-parasitic, is projected to drive the product demand. Moreover, incorporation of grains, such as rice, wheat, rapeseed, and corn, to strengthen the nutritional profile of formulation is expected to fuel the industry growth.

The grower feed segment led the market and accounted for 34.17% share of the global revenue in 2019. Grower feed has a high capacity in terms of protein deposition and better feed conversion rates. Moreover, such feed type allows high flexibility in terms of formulations. Increasing demand for supplementary feeds with the growing standing stock of grower fish is projected to foster segment growth over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific led the market and accounted for over 40.0% share of the global revenue in 2019 and is expected to maintain its lead over the forecast period. Aquaculture production in the region, predominantly in China, as well as factors such as the ease of fish farming, durability of species, and better water quality within closed farm systems are projected to drive the product demand over the forecast period.

Key Players

  • Alltech

  • BioMar

  • Cargill, Incorporated

  • Ridley Corporation

  • Aller Aqua A/S

  • Beneo GmbH

  • Cermaq

  • Norel Animal Nutrition

  • Biomin Holding GmbH

  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

  • Avanti Feeds Ltd.

Market Segmentation

  • Form Outlook 

    • Dry

    • Wet

    • Moist

    • Others

  • Ingredient Outlook 

    • Animal By-product

    • Grain By-product

    • Oils & Fats

    • Additives

      • Amino Acids

      • Antibiotics

      • Vitamins

      • Feed Acidifiers

      • Anti-parasitics

      • Others

    • Others

  • Application Outlook 

    • Carp

    • Rainbow Trout

    • Salmon

    • Crustaceans

    • Tilapia

    • Catfish

    • Seabass

    • Groupers

    • Others

  • Feed Type Outlook 

    • Starter Feed

    • Grower Feed

    • Finisher Feed

    • Brooder Feed

  • Regional Outlook

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Spain

      • Norway

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Indonesia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Chile

      • Ecuador

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Egypt

      • Iran

      • Nigeria

The Aquafeed market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Aquafeed market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Aquafeed market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Aquafeed market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Aquafeed market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Aquafeed capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Aquafeed by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Aquafeed market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Aquafeed market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Aquafeed market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Aquafeed industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Aquafeed market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Aquafeed market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Aquafeed market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Aquafeed market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Aquafeed. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Aquafeed. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Aquafeed are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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