Rockford, IL – April 14, 2016 – The April/May issue of Feed International magazine features the release of the updated annual World Feed Panorama survey of feed industry trends.

World compound feeds produced by industrial manufacturers for food animals and aquaculture reached a new high of 884.4 million metric tons in 2015, a 1.6 percent increase from the previous year.

Since 1990, WATT Global Media has conducted this annual survey, which focuses on feed production rather than capacity. World Feed Panorama is specific to compounds and does not include premixes, concentrates, additives and straight ingredients which contribute to a calculation of total feed.

“One of the most significant factors to affect the survey’s results over the years has been the dominance of the biggest players,” says Peter Best, contributor to Feed International and Pig International magazines. “In past years, the first place for largest producer has been taken regularly by the People’s Republic of China. For 2015, however, we place the U.S. in the No. 1 slot on the basis of the volume of compound feeds produced.”

According to this year’s survey, more than 77 percent of all tonnage comes from 20 countries, with the top five livestock feed-producing countries supplying nearly half of all the compound feeds produced worldwide. In addition, poultry has become the dominant species sector in all world regions, representing 48 percent of all industrial made compound feeds.

The complete World Feed Panorama special report – including detailed charts and figures – can be accessed in the April/May digital edition of Feed International at and in the Feed Market Data section of at

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