Report Description

Egypt Animal Feed market is expected to grow impressively through 2028 owing to the increasing population and urbanization in the country. In 2019, the production volume of buffaloes amounted to about 3.48 million heads.

Animal feed is a crucial aspect of modern animal husbandry as it plays a vital role in the growth and health of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture. Animal feed is a mixture of various ingredients that provide the necessary nutrients for animals to grow, produce milk or eggs, and maintain their health. The composition of animal feed varies depending on the type of animal being fed and its stage of life. For instance, a growing chicken requires a different type of feed than a mature chicken, just as a lactating cow requires a different type of feed than a beef cow. Similarly, the nutritional requirements of different species of animals, such as poultry, cattle, pigs, and fish, vary significantly. The primary ingredients in animal feed are carbohydrates, protein, and fat, which are essential for energy, growth, and maintenance. Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy in animal feed, and they come from grains such as corn, wheat, and barley. Protein is essential for growth, and it comes from sources such as soybean meal, cottonseed meal, and fishmeal. Fat is also necessary for energy, and it is derived from sources such as vegetable oil and animal fats.

The manufacturing process of animal feed involves several steps. First, the raw materials are inspected and tested to ensure they meet quality standards. They are then ground into small particles to improve digestibility. The ingredients are then mixed in the correct proportions, often with the use of computerized systems, to ensure consistency and accuracy. Finally, the feed is pelleted or extruded to improve palatability and digestibility. Animal feed is available in different forms, including pellets, crumbles, and mash. Pelleted feed is the most popular form of animal feed, as it is convenient to handle, store, and transport. Crumbles are suitable for young animals, while mash is suitable for animals that prefer a softer texture.

Animal feed market in Egypt is characterized by a mix of domestic and imported products. According to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Egypt is the largest importer of soybean meal in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with imports reached approximately 4.8 million metric tons in 2021. Soybean meal is a key ingredient in animal feed and is used to supplement other sources of protein. Other key ingredients in animal feed in Egypt include corn, wheat, barley, and sorghum, which are used as sources of carbohydrates, as well as various types of oilseeds, such as sunflower and cottonseed, which are used as sources of fat. Moreover, Egypt also imports significant amounts of feed additives, such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, to supplement the nutritional content of animal feed.

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Growing Population and Urbanization are Driving Market Growth

Egypt has a large and growing population, currently estimated at over 100 million people, which is expected to continue to increase in the coming years. This population growth is driving the demand for animal products, such as meat, milk, and eggs, which require high-quality animal feed to support their growth and productivity. Additionally, the trend towards urbanization is leading to an increase in demand for animal protein, as urban consumers tend to have higher incomes and are more likely to consume animal products.

Egypt government has implemented several policies to support the animal agriculture sector, which in turn is driving demand for animal feed. For example, the government has provided subsidies to farmers to promote local production of feed ingredients, such as corn and soybeans. Additionally, the government has invested in infrastructure and research to support the animal agriculture sector, including the establishment of the National Research Centre for Animal Nutrition.

Technological Advancement in the  Industry is Driving Market Growth

Advances in animal nutrition science are leading to the development of new and improved animal feed products that are more efficient and effective in supporting animal growth and productivity. For example, the use of enzymes in animal feed can improve nutrient utilization and reduce waste, leading to improved animal health and reduced production costs.

Egypt is a net importer of food, including animal products and animal feed. As such, there is a growing focus on food security in the country, which is driving demand for local production of animal feed. Moreover, the government has implemented policies to promote local production of feed ingredients, such as corn and soybeans, in order to reduce reliance on imports and improve food security.

Consumers in Egypt are increasingly seeking high-quality animal products, such as meat and dairy, which require high-quality animal feed to support their growth and productivity. Additionally, the trend toward healthier and more sustainable diets is driving demand for animal products that are produced using high-quality animal feed and sustainable farming practices.

Major Challenges Faced by Animal Feed Market

Egypt is heavily reliant on imported feed ingredients, particularly soybeans and corn, which are the primary ingredients in most animal feed formulations. The country's limited domestic production of these feed ingredients has resulted in significant price volatility and supply chain disruptions. Moreover, fluctuations in global commodity prices can have a significant impact on the cost of animal feed in Egypt, which can impact the cost of animal products for consumers.

The animal feed processing sector in Egypt is fragmented and underdeveloped, with many small-scale feed mills operating inefficiently. This lack of investment in feed processing infrastructure has led to issues with feed quality and consistency, which can impact animal health and productivity. Additionally, the industry is facing challenges in terms of food safety, with many feed mills lacking proper hygiene and quality control measures.

Access to finance is a significant challenge for many small and medium-sized feed mills in Egypt. These businesses often struggle to obtain financing for equipment upgrades and to invest in research and development. This limited access to finance can stifle innovation and growth within the industry, which can impact the quality and availability of animal feed in the market.

The animal feed industry in Egypt is subject to a complex regulatory environment, which can create challenges for feed producers and importers. For example, there are strict regulations in place regarding the importation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), which can limit the availability of certain feed ingredients. Additionally, the government has implemented strict controls on the use of antibiotics in animal feed, which has resulted in increased costs for feed producers.

Recent Trends and Developments

  • In recent years, the Egyptian government has implemented policies aimed at supporting local production of feed ingredients, such as corn and soybeans. These policies have included subsidies for farmers, incentives for domestic processing and storage, and investments in research and development. These efforts have resulted in increased domestic production of feed ingredients, reducing the country's reliance on imported feed and increasing food security.
  • Egypt has seen significant growth in its aquaculture industry over the past few years, driven by increasing demand for fish and seafood products. As a result, there has been growing demand for high-quality aquaculture feeds, leading to increased investment in the development and production of specialized aquafeeds. This trend is expected to continue, as Egypt has favorable conditions for fish farming and is well-positioned to become a major producer and exporter of aquaculture products.
  • The animal nutrition industry in Egypt has seen significant technological advancements in recent years, with an increasing focus on the development of specialized feeds and feed additives that can improve animal health and productivity. For example, there has been growing interest in the use of probiotics, prebiotics, and other feed additives to improve animal gut health and nutrient absorption. Additionally, advances in enzyme technology are leading to more efficient use of feed ingredients, reducing feed costs and improving animal performance.

Market Segmentation

Egypt Animal Feed Market is segmented based on type, product, and region. Based on type, the market is further segmented into swine animal feed, poultry animal feed, ruminant feed, aquatic feed, and others. Based on product, the market is further divided into fodder, forage, others. Based on region, the market is divided into Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Qalyubia, Port Said, Suez, and Rest of Egypt.

Market Players

Egyptian International Feed Products, Egyptian European Company for Animal Nutrition (EUCAN), Alexfert Company , Wadi Group, Cairo Poultry Company (CPC), .Agro Feed, and Al Shark Animal Nutrition are some of the key players in the Egypt Animal Feed Market.



Base Year


Historic Data

2018 – 2021

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2024 – 2028

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Units, and CAGR for 2018-2022 and 2023-2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered



Regional scope

Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Qalyubia, Port Said, Suez, and Rest of Egypt

Key companies profiled

Egyptian International Feed Products,  Egyptian European Company for Animal Nutrition (EUCAN), Alexfert Company, Wadi Group, Cairo Poultry Company (CPC), .Agro Feed, Al Shark Animal Nutrition

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Report Scope:

In this report, Egypt Animal Feed market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends, which have also been detailed below:

Egypt Animal Feed Market, By Type:

  • Swine Animal Feed
  • Poultry Animal Feed
  • Ruminant Feed
  • Aquatic feed
  • Others

Egypt Animal Feed Market, By Product:

  • Fodder
  • Forage
  • Others

Egypt Animal Feed Market, By Region:

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Giza
  • Qalyubia
  • Port Said
  • Suez
  • Rest of Egypt

Competitive landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Egypt Animal Feed market.

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Table of content

1.    Product Overview

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Scope of the Market

1.2.1.     Markets Covered

1.2.2.     Years Considered for Study

1.2.3.     Key Market Segmentations

2.    Research Methodology

2.1.  Objective of the Study

2.2.  Baseline Methodology

2.3.  Key Industry Partners

2.4.  Major Association and Secondary Types

2.5.  Forecasting Methodology

2.6.  Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7.  Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary

3.1.  Overview of the Market

3.2.  Overview of Key Market Segmentations

3.3.  Overview of Key Market Players

3.4.  Overview of Key Regions/Countries

3.5.  Overview of Market Drivers, Challenges, and Trends

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Egypt Animal Feed Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.     By Value & Volume

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.     By Type (Swine Animal Feed, Poultry Animal Feed, Ruminant Feed, Aquatic Feed, Others)

5.2.2.     By Product (Fodder, Forage, Others)

5.2.3.     By Region (Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Qalyubia, Port Said, Suez, and Rest of Egypt)

5.2.4.     By Company (2022)

5.3.  Product Market Map

6.    Egypt Swine Animal Feed Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1.     By Value & Volume

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Product

6.3.  Pricing Analysis

7.    Egypt Poultry Animal Feed Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value & Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Product

7.3.  Pricing Analysis

8.    Egypt Ruminant Feed Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value & Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Product

8.3.  Pricing Analysis

9.    Egypt Aquatic Feed Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value & Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Product

9.3.  Pricing Analysis

10.  Import-Export Analysis

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

12.1.              Merger & Acquisition

12.2.              Product Development

12.3.              Recent Developments

13.  Porters Five Forces Analysis

13.1.              Competition in the Industry

13.2.              Potential of New Entrants

13.3.              Power of Suppliers

13.4.              Power of Customers

13.5.              Threat of Substitute Products

14.  Competitive Landscape

14.1.              Business Overview

14.2.              Company Snapshot

14.3.              Products & Services

14.4.              Financials (As Reported)

14.5.              Recent Developments

14.5.1.  Egyptian International Feed Products

14.5.2.  Egyptian European Company for Animal Nutrition (EUCAN)

14.5.3.  Alexfert Company

14.5.4.  Wadi Group

14.5.5.  Cairo Poultry Company (CPC)

14.5.6.  Agro Feed

14.5.7.  Al Shark Animal Nutrition

15.  Strategic Recommendations

16. About Us & Disclaimer

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Frequently asked questions


Growing population and urbanization are primarily driving the Egypt Animal Feed market.


Egyptian International Feed Products, Egyptian European Company for Animal Nutrition (EUCAN), Alexfert Company, Wadi Group, Cairo Poultry Company (CPC), Agro Feed, Al Shark Animal Nutrition, are some of the key players in the Egypt Animal Feed Market.


Cairo is expected to hold the largest market share over the next five years owing to the booming oil seeds and pulses industry.


Fodder is expected to remain dominant in the Egypt Animal Feed market during the forecast period.