Animal Feeds Exporters by Country

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Exports sales for animal feeds totaled US$15.3 billion in 2017. That dollar amount excludes pet dog and cat food, and reflects a 4.3% uptick since 2013 and an 11.2% year-over-year gain from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, European countries sold the highest dollar worth of exported animal feeds during 2017 with shipments valued at $9.5 billion or 62.1% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 17.6% while 12.5% of worldwide shipments for animal feeds originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America (5.5%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (1.3%) then Oceania (1%) led by Australia.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code is 230990 for preparations used in animal feeding excluding dog or cat food sold at the retail level.

Top Animal Feeds Exporters by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of animal feeds during 2017.

  1. Netherlands: US$2.1 billion (13.9% of exported animal feeds)
  2. United States: $1.6 billion (10.3%)
  3. Germany: $1.2 billion (8%)
  4. Belgium: $1.2 billion (8%)
  5. United Kingdom: $1.1 billion (7.2%)
  6. China: $1.1 billion (7%)
  7. France: $1 billion (6.6%)
  8. Spain: $472.3 million (3.1%)
  9. Denmark: $409.8 million (2.7%)
  10. Italy: $404.1 million (2.6%)
  11. Thailand: $265.9 million (1.7%)
  12. Austria: $243.3 million (1.6%)
  13. Peru: $240.8 million (1.6%)
  14. Canada: $231 million (1.5%)
  15. India: $225.5 million (1.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 77.3% of all exported animal feeds in 2017 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing animal feeds exporters since 2013 were: Italy (up 192.5%), Peru (up 106.7%), India (up 77.7%) and the United Kingdom (up 58.5%).

Four countries posted declines in their exported animal feeds sales: Netherlands (down -10.9%), Canada (down -6.3%), Germany (down -4.3%) and Belgium (down -2.4%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for animal feeds during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported animal feeds and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Netherlands: US$1.3 billion (net export surplus down -19.6% since 2013)
  2. United States: $986.5 million (up 1.4%)
  3. China: $816.3 million (up 11.2%)
  4. United Kingdom: $593.8 million (up 109.2%)
  5. Belgium: $533.3 million (down -4.8%)
  6. France: $505.7 million (up 16.9%)
  7. Germany: $372.8 million (up 12.7%)
  8. Spain: $227 million (up 104.2%)
  9. Denmark: $170 million (down -17.4%)
  10. Singapore: $159.6 million (up 11.2%)
  11. Austria: $105.9 million (up 1.7%)
  12. Peru: $104.1 million (up 104.5%)
  13. Italy: $90.2 million (reversing a -$212.3 million deficit)
  14. Hungary: $75.5 million (down -28.9%)
  15. Argentina: $54 million (down -90.7%)

The Netherlands has the highest surplus in the international trade of animal feeds. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Dutch competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for animal feeds during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported animal feeds purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. Indonesia: -US$445.6 million (net export deficit down -11.1% since 2013)
  2. Vietnam: -$378 million (up 70.9%)
  3. Russia: -$364 million (down -32.4%)
  4. Japan: -$339.1 million (up 6.4%)
  5. Philippines: -$227.1 million (up 23.9%)
  6. Ecuador: -$223.4 million (up 175.5%)
  7. Bangladesh: -$155.3 million (down -25.5%)
  8. Egypt: -$146 million (up 18.7%)
  9. South Korea: -$143.2 million (up 8.3%)
  10. Ireland: -$142 million (down -22.3%)
  11. Mexico: -$130.7 million (down -14.4%)
  12. Chile: -$123.4 million (down -30.6%)
  13. Iraq: -$114.8 million (up 76.6%)
  14. Saudi Arabia: -$111.7 million (up 27%)
  15. India: -$110.3 million (up 59.0%)

Indonesia incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of animal feeds. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights Indonesia’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for animal feeds-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Animal Feeds Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers are examples of companies that engage in the international trade of animal feeds.

  • Alfafood GmbH (Germany)
  • ARGIA (Belgium)
  • Caravasar Trading (Spain)
  • DGC Global Holding BV (Netherlands)
  • Fire Wood SRLS (Italy)
  • Jiusan Group Food Marketing Co. (China)
  • Kebnel Groups LLC (United States)
  • Le Vinotier (France)
  • Monarch Trade Company (Canada)
  • Nestle Danmark AS (Denmark)
  • Pocco Global Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Woosam Pte. Ltd (Singapore)

The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses.



 

Searchable List of Animal Feeds Exporting Countries

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RankExporterExported Animal Feeds% World Total
1.Netherlands$2.1 billion13.9%
2.United States$1.6 billion10.3%
3.Germany$1.2 billion8%
4.Belgium$1.2 billion8%
5.United Kingdom$1.1 billion7.2%
6.China$1.1 billion7%
7.France$1 billion6.6%
8.Spain$472.3 million3.1%
9.Denmark$409.8 million2.7%
10.Italy$404.1 million2.6%
11.Thailand$265.9 million1.7%
12.Austria$243.3 million1.6%
13.Peru$240.8 million1.6%
14.Canada$231 million1.5%
15.India$225.5 million1.5%
16.Brazil$216 million1.4%
17.Singapore$211.6 million1.4%
18.Poland$186.9 million1.2%
19.Hungary$184.5 million1.2%
20.Vietnam$159 million1%
21.Malaysia$145 million0.9%
22.Turkey$128.7 million0.8%
23.Czech Republic$119 million0.8%
24.Ireland$118.3 million0.8%
25.Australia$116.8 million0.8%
26.Norway$101.8 million0.7%
27.Argentina$99.7 million0.7%
28.South Africa$98.4 million0.6%
29.South Korea$98 million0.6%
30.Mexico$96 million0.6%
31.Taiwan$94.8 million0.6%
32.Bulgaria$86.4 million0.6%
33.Serbia$63.1 million0.4%
34.Sri Lanka$60.8 million0.4%
35.Japan$60 million0.4%
36.Ecuador$59.7 million0.4%
37.Guatemala$54.2 million0.4%
38.Russia$53.1 million0.3%
39.Portugal$52 million0.3%
40.Switzerland$46.6 million0.3%
41.Croatia$45.9 million0.3%
42.Chile$43.8 million0.3%
43.Finland$41.7 million0.3%
44.Lithuania$40.8 million0.3%
45.Sweden$38.8 million0.3%
46.Jordan$36.8 million0.2%
47.Indonesia$33.1 million0.2%
48.New Zealand$30.4 million0.2%
49.Saudi Arabia$29.9 million0.2%
50.Honduras$29.7 million0.2%
51.Uganda$26.8 million0.2%
52.Tunisia$26.4 million0.2%
53.Latvia$25.2 million0.2%
54.Greece$23 million0.2%
55.Costa Rica$22.8 million0.1%
56.Colombia$20.5 million0.1%
57.Slovenia$16.7 million0.1%
58.Oman$16.6 million0.1%
59.Belarus$15.9 million0.1%
60.Swaziland$13.8 million0.1%
61.United Arab Emirates$13.7 million0.1%
62.Uruguay$12.2 million0.1%
63.Panama$10.6 million0.1%
64.Jamaica$9.9 million0.1%
65.Israel$9.3 million0.1%
66.Hong Kong$9.1 million0.1%
67.Dominican Republic$8.8 million0.1%
68.Pakistan$8.6 million0.1%
69.Ukraine$8.5 million0.1%
70.Slovakia$7.4 million0.05%
71.El Salvador$7.2 million0.05%
72.Cyprus$6.2 million0.04%
73.Romania$5.9 million0.04%
74.Faroe Islands$5.8 million0.04%
75.Luxembourg$5.7 million0.04%
76.Mauritius$5.7 million0.04%
77.Egypt$5 million0.03%
78.Belize$4.2 million0.03%
79.Zambia$3.9 million0.03%
80.Estonia$3.8 million0.03%
81.Kazakhstan$3.7 million0.02%
82.Namibia$3.2 million0.02%
83.Nicaragua$2.9 million0.02%
84.Philippines$2.8 million0.02%
85.Fiji$2.5 million0.02%
86.Morocco$2.3 million0.02%
87.St Vincent/Grenadines$2.2 million0.01%
88.Uzbekistan$2.2 million0.01%
89.Kenya$2.1 million0.01%
90.Paraguay$1.9 million0.01%
91.Ghana$1.6 million0.01%
92.Seychelles$1.3 million0.01%
93.Democratic Rep. Congo$1 million0.01%
94.Bosnia/Herzegovina$904,0000.01%
95.Grenada$903,0000.01%
96.Bangladesh$830,0000.01%
97.Trinidad/Tobago$700,0000.005%
98.Benin$606,0000.004%
99.Botswana$568,0000.004%
100.Iceland$523,0000.003%
101.Solomon Islands$520,0000.003%
102.Papua New Guinea$507,0000.003%
103.Georgia$399,0000.003%
104.Lesotho$398,0000.003%
105.Senegal$362,0000.002%
106.Montenegro$329,0000.002%
107.Iran$250,0000.002%
108.Zimbabwe$203,0000.001%
109.Angola$166,0000.001%
110.Lebanon$165,0000.001%
111.Mauritania$152,0000.001%
112.Myanmar$136,0000.001%
113.Brunei Darussalam$135,0000.001%
114.Madagascar$133,0000.001%
115.Cambodia$121,0000.001%
116.Kuwait$98,0000.001%
117.Kyrgyzstan$96,0000.001%
118.Cameroon$95,0000.001%
119.Nigeria$92,0000.001%
120.Syrian Arab Republic$87,0000.001%
121.Nepal$78,0000.001%
122.Curaçao$77,0000.001%
123.Anguilla$72,0000.0005%
124.Iraq$62,0000.0004%
125.Turks/Caicos Islands$62,0000.0004%
126.Macedonia$55,0000.0004%
127.Maldives$53,0000.0003%
128.Malawi$49,0000.0003%
129.Moldova$43,0000.0003%
130.Sudan$41,0000.0003%
131.North Korea$40,0000.0003%
132.Mozambique$39,0000.0003%
133.Suriname$37,0000.0002%
134.Guyana$33,0000.0002%
135.Saint Lucia$32,0000.0002%
136.Ethiopia$26,0000.0002%
137.Macao$20,0000.0001%
138.Malta$18,0000.0001%
139.Antigua/Barbuda$17,0000.0001%
140.Niger$16,0000.0001%
141.Bhutan$15,0000.0001%
142.Christmas Island$15,0000.0001%
143.Armenia$9,0000.0001%
144.Barbados$9,0000.0001%
145.Dominica$9,0000.0001%
146.Venezuela$7,0000.00005%
147.Rwanda$6,0000.00004%
148.Mali$6,0000.00004%
149.St Maarten (Dutch)$2,0000.00001%
150.Kiribati$2,0000.00001%
151.Tanzania$2,0000.00001%
152.Bahrain$1,0000.00001%
153.Qatar$1,0000.00001%

 

See also Dog or Cat Food Exports by Country, Top Beef Exporting Countries and Pork Exports by Country

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