Animal Feeds Exporters by Country

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Exports sales of animal feeds totaled US$13.8 billion in 2016. That dollar amount excludes pet dog and cat food, and represents a 1.7% uptick since 2012 and a 3.5% year-over-year gain from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported animal feeds during 2016 with shipments valued at $8.4 billion or 60.8% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 18% while 13.3% of worldwide shipments for animal feeds originated from North America.

Smaller percentages came from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (5.6%), Africa (1.1%) and Oceania (1.1%) 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


Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of animal feeds during 2016:

  1. Netherlands: US$1.8 billion (12.9% exported animal feeds)
  2. United States: $1.5 billion (11%)
  3. Belgium: $1.13 billion (8.21%)
  4. Germany: $1.13 billion (8.21%)
  5. China: $999.8 million (7.3%)
  6. France: $922.6 million (6.7%)
  7. United Kingdom: $864.9 million (6.3%)
  8. Spain: $409.4 million (3%)
  9. Denmark: $384.1 million (2.79%)
  10. Italy: $381.4 million (2.77%)
  11. Canada: $233.2 million (1.7%)
  12. Singapore: $231.8 million (1.69%)
  13. Thailand: $231.4 million (1.68%)
  14. Austria: $207.2 million (1.5%)
  15. Argentina: $193.3 million (1.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 77.1% of all exported animal feeds in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporter of animal feeds since 2012 was Italy via its 231.2% gain in value since 2012. In second place was the United Kingdom (up 32.1%), followed by Spain (up 19%), Austria (up 11.3%) and Denmark (up 10.2%).

Bucking the upbeat trend were four decliners: Thailand (down -10.2%), Germany (down -10.2%), Netherlands (down -25.2%) and Argentina (down -51.7%).


The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for animal feeds during 2016. 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$1.1 billion (net export surplus down -25.4% since 2012)
  2. United States: $992 million (up 14.5%)
  3. China: $738.7 million (down -3.4%)
  4. Belgium: $516.8 million (up 2.4%)
  5. France: $475.6 million (up 28.2%)
  6. United Kingdom: $388.4 million (down -1.1%)
  7. Germany: $355.1 million (up 10.2%)
  8. Denmark: $204 million (up 129.1%)
  9. Spain: $178.5 million (up 92.4%)
  10. Singapore: $177.4 million (up 13.7%)
  11. Argentina: $147.3 million (down -57%)
  12. Austria: $98.1 million (up 7.9%)
  13. Italy: $93 million (reversing a -$238.3 million deficit)
  14. Hungary: $84.5 million (down -3.2%)
  15. Peru: $70.7 million (up 41.9%)

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.


The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for animal feeds during 2016. 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$432.9 million (net export deficit up 0.2% since 2012)
  2. Vietnam: -$373.1 million (up 81.7%)
  3. Russia: -$318.5 million (down -38.3%)
  4. Japan: -$303 million (down -12.9%)
  5. Philippines: -$167.6 million (down -13.4%)
  6. Egypt: -$166.7 million (up 19.2%)
  7. South Korea: -$159.8 million (up 14.8%)
  8. Ireland: -$154.2 million (up 27%)
  9. Ecuador: -$147 million (up 78.1%)
  10. Bangladesh: -$123 million (down -11.9%)
  11. Mexico: -$102.7 million (down -28.2%)
  12. Romania: -$101.2 million (up 0.2%)
  13. Cuba: -$100.3 million (up 137.7%)
  14. Iraq: -$94.8 million (no 2012 data)
  15. Poland: -$91.8 million (down -26.7%)

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.


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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RankExporter2016 Animal Feeds Exports% World Total
1.Netherlands$1.8 billion12.9%
2.United States$1.5 billion11%
3.Belgium$1.1 billion8.2%
4.Germany$1.1 billion8.2%
5.China$999.8 million7.3%
6.France$922.6 million6.7%
7.United Kingdom$864.9 million6.3%
8.Spain$409.4 million3%
9.Denmark$384.1 million2.8%
10.Italy$381.4 million2.8%
11.Canada$233.2 million1.7%
12.Singapore$231.8 million1.7%
13.Thailand$231.4 million1.7%
14.Austria$207.2 million1.5%
15.Argentina$193.3 million1.4%
16.India$180.6 million1.3%
17.Peru$179.6 million1.3%
18.Brazil$173.3 million1.3%
19.Hungary$169.2 million1.2%
20.Vietnam$159.4 million1.2%
21.Poland$158.7 million1.2%
22.Malaysia$134.3 million1%
23.Australia$117.2 million0.9%
24.South Africa$103.2 million0.8%
25.Czech Republic$100.7 million0.7%
26.Ireland$96.7 million0.7%
27.Bulgaria$92.8 million0.7%
28.South Korea$91.9 million0.7%
29.Turkey$88.5 million0.6%
30.Taiwan$87.8 million0.6%
31.Norway$85.5 million0.6%
32.Mexico$81.4 million0.6%
33.Japan$63.9 million0.5%
34.Serbia$57 million0.4%
35.Croatia$49.6 million0.4%
36.Switzerland$45.8 million0.3%
37.Sri Lanka$43.6 million0.3%
38.Russia$43.2 million0.3%
39.Ecuador$41.8 million0.3%
40.Guatemala$41.5 million0.3%
41.Portugal$40.7 million0.3%
42.Lithuania$36.7 million0.3%
43.Jordan$36.5 million0.3%
44.Chile$33.4 million0.2%
45.Indonesia$31 million0.2%
46.United Arab Emirates$29.8 million0.2%
47.Belarus$26.9 million0.2%
48.Saudi Arabia$25.6 million0.2%
49.Finland$25.6 million0.2%
50.New Zealand$24.3 million0.2%
51.Sweden$23.9 million0.2%
52.Honduras$23.4 million0.2%
53.Slovenia$22.8 million0.2%
54.Greece$20.7 million0.2%
55.Latvia$19.5 million0.1%
56.Costa Rica$17.9 million0.1%
57.Colombia$17.5 million0.1%
58.Swaziland$13.9 million0.1%
59.Ukraine$12.2 million0.1%
60.Slovakia$9.9 million0.1%
61.Pakistan$9.7 million0.1%
62.Jamaica$9.6 million0.1%
63.Dominican Republic$9.5 million0.1%
64.Israel$9.2 million0.1%
65.Mauritius$9.1 million0.1%
66.Cyprus$8.1 million0.1%
67.Uruguay$8.1 million0.1%
68.Tunisia$7.3 million0.1%
69.Iceland$5.7 million0.04%
70.El Salvador$5.4 million0.04%
71.Belize$5.1 million0.04%
72.Luxembourg$4.6 million0.03%
73.Oman$4.1 million0.03%
74.Panama$4 million0.03%
75.Hong Kong$3.8 million0.03%
76.Morocco$3.7 million0.03%
77.Faroe Islands$3.6 million0.03%
78.St. Vincent/Grenadines$3.5 million0.03%
79.Tanzania$3.2 million0.02%
80.Romania$3.1 million0.02%
81.Philippines$3 million0.02%
82.Trinidad/ Tobago$2.9 million0.02%
83.Brunei Darussalam$2.7 million0.02%
84.Nicaragua$2.6 million0.02%
85.Fiji$2.6 million0.02%
86.Estonia$2.3 million0.02%
87.Uzbekistan$2.2 million0.02%
88.Kazakhstan$1.9 million0.01%
89.Paraguay$1.7 million0.01%
90.Kenya$1.6 million0.01%
91.Egypt$1.5 million0.01%
92.Zambia$1.4 million0.01%
93.Zimbabwe$1.3 million0.01%
94.Ghana$1.3 million0.01%
95.Nepal$1.3 million0.01%
96.Mozambique$1.3 million0.01%
97.Uganda$1.2 million0.01%
98.Grenada$1.2 million0.01%
105.Côte d'Ivoire$431,0000.003%
107.Saint Lucia$322,0000.002%
110.Papua New Guinea$288,0000.002%
111.North Korea$247,0000.002%
115.Marshall Islands$154,0000.001%
137.Christmas Island$16,0000.0001%
138.Democratic Rep. Congo$12,0000.0001%


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

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Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on November 23, 2017

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on November 23, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on November 23, 2017

Wikipedia, Animal feed. Accessed on November 23, 2017

Wikipedia, Feed manufacturing. Accessed on November 23, 2017