Feed Strategy - June 2018 - 15
FeedStrategy ❙ 15
In 2017, Mexico grew 2.5 percent and has dropped
down to the fifth spot in world compound feed production.
In 2017, chicken production increased by 3 percent, while
swine production rose more than 1.5 percent.
Compared with 2016, in 2017 Colombia's feed production rose almost 6.5 percent in poultry, more than
1.5 percent in swine and an astounding 20 percent in
Middle East, Africa experience gains
In 2017, the Middle East and Africa region accounted
for 7 percent of global compound feed production, with no
change from the previous year.
Turkey moved up in the list of top producers to the
ninth spot with a 10 percent growth from 2016. Aside
from Turkey's big expansion in ruminant feed, poultry
meat production in that country increased by 13 percent in
2017, due to a large increase in exports.
Saudi Arabia's chicken meat production grew by 9
Market share of 2017 top compound
Million metric tons
The top 5 countries represent 50 percent of total world
compound feed production, the top 10 cover 63 percent,
the top 20 represent 81 percent and the top 25 countries
produce 87 percent of the world's compound feed.
Countries with highest compound feed production
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2017 growth rates compared with World Feed
Panorama's 2002 and 2012 historical data. India
and Turkey moved up in 2017 and are now the
world's fourth and ninth largest compound feed
percent in 2017 thanks to expansion projects by the largest
South Africa's feed production increased 2 percent
from 2016 to 2017, as the poultry industry continued to
grow, despite avian influenza issues. ■
Chris Wright is a contributing writer and former WATT Global Media editor.
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