Market Overview

Global Food Processing Machinery Market by Type and Region - Forecast to 2021 -


The "Global
Food Processing Machinery by Type and Region, 4th Edition"

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This industry study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and
2016) and forecasts (2021) by product type (industrial bakery machinery;
meat, poultry, and seafood machinery; beverage production machinery;
chocolate & confectionery machinery; dairy & milk machinery; fruit, nut,
& vegetable machinery; other food processing machinery; and food
processing machinery parts and attachments) and region. Demand is
presented in dollar ($) value.

The study also evaluates company market share and provides a competitive
analysis of leading manufacturers, including:

  • Ali Group
  • Bühler
  • GEA Group
  • John Bean Technologies
  • Marel
  • Tetra Laval

Global demand for food processing machinery is forecast to rise 5.9% per
year through 2021, recovering from sales declines recorded between 2011
and 2016. A number of factors will contribute to sales gains:

  • the transition from manual food processing to mechanical food
    processing in developing countries
  • replacement of older machinery in mature markets
  • government initiatives to support local food and beverage
    manufacturing industries
  • rising demand for processed foods
  • development of new foods and beverages that require new production
    methods and associated machinery

Developing Nations to Outperform Developed Markets

The fastest increases in food processing machinery demand are projected
to occur in developing parts of the world. The Asia/Pacific region,
Central and South America, and the Africa/Mideast region will all record
above average market advances. Among developing areas, only Eastern
Europe will post subpar demand gains, as ongoing political and economic
instability in the region hampers foreign investment.

Central and South America will register the fastest sales growth of any
region. In fact, Brazil is expected to record the most robust sales
increases of any major national market through 2021. Following a strong
contraction in food processing machinery demand brought upon by falling
food and beverage manufacturing and investment activity and economic
instability, sales gains in Brazil and other countries in the region
will be fueled by a resurgence in investment spending as food and
beverage suppliers expand capacity. The alleviation of pent-up
replacement demand will also boost overall product sales.

China to Remain the Single Largest Market

Responsible for more than one-fifth of global demand, China is a
critical market for many food processing machinery suppliers. Through
2021, the nation is forecast to account for more than one-third of total
global demand increases in value terms as China continues to expand its
processed food manufacturing capabilities.

Most Developed Nations to Record an Improvement in Equipment
Sales Through 2021

Nearly all developed markets will post improved market performance
through 2021 compared to the 2011-2016 period, when sales were sluggish
or declined. An anticipated increase in food and beverage industry
investment will stimulate equipment demand, especially since many food
processors postponed replacing equipment when investment slowed or fell.

The US will be a notable exception. The country posted particularly
strong demand increases between 2011 and 2016 as heightened industry
investment spurred equipment replacement spending. An expected
moderation in investment growth will result in a similar deceleration in
equipment sales gains.

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