AB Vista estimates global feed enzyme market now $1b

Global market for non-starch polysaccharide and protease enzymes pegged at $550m, larger than the $450m phytase market.

According to recent analysis carried out by AB Vista, the global market for non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) and protease enzymes is considerably larger than previously recognized, at around $550 million, and even larger than the $450 million phytase market.

Overall market penetration of NSP enzymes has increased markedly over the last few years, and is now estimated at around 57% of global monogastric feed.

"There has clearly been a lot of growth in NSP enzyme use in the last five years, particularly in the typically corn-soya diets of the Americas," said AB Vista managing director Richard Cooper. "Increasing numbers of swine and poultry producers are now taking advantage of the performance and financial gains available from NSP enzymes."

The AB Vista NSP analysis used data from the 500 largest global users of feed enzymes across 33 countries to reveal key trends within the NSP enzyme market. Compared to the phytase sector, the NSP market has a far greater number of suppliers and products — more than 30 brands — and is also more reliant on relatively mature products. Eight of the top 10 products have been on sale for more than 15 years.

Xylanase continues to be the most important NSP enzyme, and is generally regarded as having the most supporting evidence. Xylanase-based products account for nine of the top 10 NSP enzyme products, with five of those being single xylanase products.

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