Meat, fish and dairy are today worth about 550 million tonnes, worldwide: in first position is the meat sector, where poultry, pork and beef prevail with 338 million tonnes processed annually, followed by fish, which between catching and breeding comes to 175 million tonnes processed per year, and finally dairy, with just over 32 million tonnes processed, including butter and cheese.
In the four-year period 2022-2026, analysed data predict that world meat production will grow by 4%, with Brazil and Mexico leading the way with +8% and +5.2% respectively.
The same growth (+4%) is expected for the fish sector, where APAC countries see the Philippines growing the most (+9.5%), followed by India (+6.1%) and Vietnam (+5.9%), while world production of milk and dairy products will grow by 3%, with European countries leading the way with France (+3.1%) and Germany (+2.5%), with Brazil leading the way for the fastest growth (+5.7%).
The ingredient sector will also see good growth (around +3%) in the period 2022-2026, with Italy above the world average at +3.8% and a significant +5.1% in the United Kingdom, the country with the highest expected growth rate in the sector.
The analysis developed on RolandBerger data is an evolution of the MEAT-TECH Business Monitor, a report created to give the Community a business development tool from a forward-looking perspective.