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The global soybean meal market was valued at USD 81.21 billion in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2018-2023). China is the largest producing country producing 75.2 million metric ton followed by the US with 42.2 million metric ton in 2017. The major importers of soybean meal are Vietnam, Belgium, Spain and other countries. The major exporters are the US, Italy, India and other countries.
Soybean meal is the byproduct left after extracting the oil from soybeans. Soybean meal is generally of two categories which are high protein soybean meal with 47% – 49% protein and 3% fiber which is obtained from dehulled seeds, and conventional soybean meal with 43% – 44% protein with hulls. Soybean meal market is segmented by application and geography. Soybean meal is used in animal feed, food industry, beverage and healthcare products.
Processes of Soybean Meal Extraction
There are three proecsses commonly used for extraction of soybean meal: solvent extraction, mechanical extraction and expelling/extruding. In the solvent extraction process, the oil from the bean is first mechanically extracted. The remaining 1.5% residual oil is further extracted using the hexane solvent. This process is mainly used in oil mills in the US. In mechanical extraction, the soybean meal is obtained using a screw press. As the oil is obtained using the friction between the screws, the quantity of oil extracted is low, which results in a high-fat meal. Using expelling/extruding process the soybeans are extruded and then pressed using screw press. This process is used in organic farming practices and at farm level.
Increasing Demand for Protein Enriched Food for Both Humans and Animals
Soybean meal is popular, as it contains a unique composition of amino acids, not available in cereals. So, soybean meal is used as an important protein source to feed animals and humans. It is used in the diets of poultry, ruminants and companion animals. Almost 50% of the soybean meal consumed in the US is fed to poultry, 26% is used to feed swine and the rest is used as diet in other animals like ruminants, dogs, and cats. This is also used in healthcare products like energy drinks and is available as soy flour and other products for human consumption. The demand for soybean meal is increasing as the animal population is increasing rapidly all over the world. China has the largest domestic consumption followed by the US, Brazil, Vietnam, and others.
Easy Availability of Alternative Meals
There are many alternative meals available for soybean meal. They are meat and bone meal, cottonseed meal, peanut meal, distillerâs dried grains with solubles are the major alternative food available in lower costs to replace soybean meal. In pig industries, the diet of the pig can be replaced with other meals like sunflower meal or rapeseed meal. In addition to the meals mentioned, algae can also be used as a non-conventional source of protein. Swine can also have other alternative meals like cottonseed meal, flax seed meal, peas and faba beans.
Top Players of Soybean Meal Market are listed below:
- AG Processing Inc. Archer Daniels Midland and Company Bunge Ltd Cargill Inc. CHS Inc. Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV Noble Group Ltd Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd Wilmar International Ltd
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Geographically, this Global report majorly split into several regions, covering
- North – South America
- Asia – Pacific
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