Pet Food Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2011 – 2017

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Pet Food Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2011 – 2017,” the global pet food market was worth USD 58.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach the value of USD 74.8 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2011 to 2017. North America is expected to remain the largest regional segment for the pet food industry in terms of revenue generation, accounting for around 40% of the total revenue. Asia Pacific will be the fastest growing segment due to growing trend and increasing importance of pets in homes.

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North America market for pet foods was valued at USD 21.7 billion in 2011 and expected to witness growth in 2012 and reach the value of USD 22.4 billion. With number of market drivers and product innovations in pet foods, the North America pet foods market is forecasted to reach USD 26.6 billion in 2017 at the CAGR of 3.5% from 2011 to 2017. Europe market being the second largest consumer of pet foods is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2011 to 2017.Food & Beverages

Worldwide market for pet foods is segmented as dry food, wet/ canned food, nutritious food, snacks, and others. Dry food is the largest segment of pet foods market accounting for around 39% of the total market share. Snacks/treats are the second largest consumed pet food accounting for about 21% of the global market share. Wet/ canned food and nutritious food are the smaller pet food segment accounting for 7% and 3% market shares respectively.

The global market for pet foods is expected to be driven by number of factors like increase in disposable incomes of families, changing lifestyle, growing trend of having pets in homes, growing trend of nuclear families, among others.

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Animal Feed and Feed Additives Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast, 2011 – 2018

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This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the animal feed and feed additives market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure.

The report has segregated the animal feed additives industry in terms of products, livestock and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends. We have adopted bottom up model to derive market size of the global animal feed and feed additives market and further validated numbers with the key market participants and C-level executives.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of animal feed additives products in global scenario. This research provides in-depth analysis of animal feed additives product manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major product segments of the global animal feed additives market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered.

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Global Catalyst Market Size 24.1 Billion By 2018 – Transparency Market Research

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This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes the catalysts market for petroleum refineries, chemical synthesis, polymer and environmental applications on a global scale and aims to present a comprehensive collection of data and analyses of various market parameters. The report strives to elaborate on the demand and supply characteristics of catalysts by providing historical data from 2009 and a forecast of market numbers until 2018 along with analysis of revenues and volumes.

The catalyst market by materials is dominated by chemical compounds, zeolites and metals. The chemical compound catalyst market is further segmented into polyolefins, adsorbents, chemical synthesis catalysts and others.
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The catalysts market by application is divided among the four major segments of environmental, chemical synthesis, petroleum refining and polymers. Of these the environmental segment is expected to be the leading market in the world and holds sway over chemical synthesis and the other two segments. The report outlines the market segmentation and provides a thorough analysis of revenues and volumes.
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The catalyst market can be classified into heterogeneous and homogeneous coatings based on their type. Heterogeneous catalysts are increasing in importance with uses in automotive, chemical, polymer, refinery and stationary industry and are found to be the major market segment globally in the catalysts market. Homogeneous catalysts are also growing in popularity owing to their unique features such as selectivity, high activity and varied application.
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Ever rising prices of raw materials is forcing refiners to go in for catalyst regeneration, which costs 30% to 50% less than fresh catalysts. Moreover, catalyst regeneration helps refiners to deal with the problem of land filling. The catalyst regeneration industry is dominated by petroleum refineries. Off-site and on-site are the two major technologies employed in catalyst regeneration with off-site technology dominating the market in 2011.
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The major geographical segments analyzed in this report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The strong economic growth in the region and growing healthcare awareness play a vital role in the emergence of Asia-Pacific as a large market for catalysts. North America and Europe are the other major markets following Asia-Pacific, in catalyst sales.
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The global catalysts market is dominated by Asia Pacific, which accounted for 33% of total volume consumed across the world in 2011. Growth of the catalysts market in Asia Pacific is mainly driven by growing demand from the chemicals industry. Asia Pacific is leading the global chemical industry in terms of both production and consumption. The demand for catalysts in Asia Pacific is expected grow at a rapid pace as compared to North America and Europe. Asia Pacific was followed by North Americawith 30.6% share in total volume consumption. Growth of the catalysts market in North America is mainly driven by growing demand for catalysts from petroleum refineries. Europe is another important geography, where increasingly stringent regulations are driving demand for environmental catalysts.
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In terms of application, chemical synthesis segment dominated the global market, accounting for 29.4% of total catalyst volume consumed in 2011. Strong demand from Asia Pacific is expected to be a major growth driver for chemical synthesis catalysts. Environmental catalysts formed another critical market segment, accounting for 28.7% share of total catalysts volume consumed in 2011. The major driving factor for the growth of environmental catalysts is the various regulations introduced by different countries for effective emission control to safeguard the eco system. Petroleum refinery is another important market for catalysts. However, demand for petroleum refinery catalysts is expected to move at a sluggish rate owing to tight refining margins.
Catalyst regeneration market is expected to reach 1,688.8 kilo tons in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2012 to 2018. Off-site regeneration dominated the market, accounting for 63.9% of total regenerated volumes in 2011.
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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Market (ABS) Price Study By Transparency Market Research

The report comprises of forecast and analysis for the Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) market on a global and regional level. The demand forecast is done based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2011 to 2018. The study includes the drivers and restraints for the ABS market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. In addition, the report includes the study of the opportunities available in the ABS market at a global and regional level.

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To give the users of this report a holistic view on the ABS market, we have included a detailed raw material analysis along with the value chain. To understand the competitive intensity in the market, an analysis of the Porters five forces model for the ABS market has also been included. Additionally, the study comprises a market attractiveness analysis, wherein the applications are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.
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The study provides a conclusive view on the ABS market by segmenting the market based on its applications. All the application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2011 to 2018. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, China, Rest of Asia and Rest of the World (RoW). There is further demand segmentation for countries like the U.S., Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. This segment includes the demand for individual applications in all the regions and countries.
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The major factor driving ABS consumption is the increasing demand from end user applications such as automobiles, appliances and consumer goods. ABS is one of the leading engineering plastics and is increasingly finding usage across a host of industries. There has been a shift in preference towards consumers demanding higher fuel economy in automobiles. Reduction in automobile weight is a primary facet in this regard and the increased use of plastic is inevitable. ABS is used in a variety of automotive applications like trims, panels and coatings among others which is expected to increase its demand over the next six years.

China is expected to remain the largest regional market for ABS and is estimated to account for roughly 61% of the global demand by 2018. Low labor and operating costs in China, have forced a considerable number of multinational manufacturing companies to shift their manufacturing units to China. The country is also the world’s largest automobile manufacturing nation and consumes huge volumes of plastics, of which ABS is an essential part.
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However, ABS faces the threat of being substituted by other thermoplastics, particularly polypropylene and polystyrene. Both these plastics have excellent properties and are increasingly being used as substitutes to ABS in automobile and consumer goods applications. In addition, ABS comprises of monomers that are hazardous and have serious exposure impact on humans and the environment. These factors could act as major inhibitors for the market and could hamper the demand for ABS over the coming years.
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Micro Irrigation System Market Trends and Global Forecasts By Transparency Market Research

The problem of water scarcity is rampant globally, creating the urgent need for water conservation. The use of micro irrigation systems is expected to result in increased crop yields in terms of volume and quality. The other important benefits of using micro irrigation systems include expansion in the area under irrigation, water conservation, optimum use of fertilizers and chemicals through water, and decreased labor costs among others.

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The worldwide population is increasing at a rapid rate and it is imperative that food supply keeps pace with this increasing population. Agriculture industry is adversely affected by a significant decrease in the ground water levels; hence, there is a need to locate efficient ways of supplying water to meet agricultural needs and conserve water for future use. Micro irrigation systems are the best option to achieve this purpose. It can be broadly categorized as sprinkler irrigation and drip irrigation; center pivot irrigation, and lateral move irrigation are the other types of sprinkler irrigation that are currently gaining popularity. Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigation, with efficiencies ranging between 90%-95%.

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The global micro irrigation systems market is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture industry. The growth of this market is fueled by the government initiatives for adoption of micro irrigation systems in order to conserve water for future use. The growth of micro irrigation systems is particularly higher in Asia Pacific and Africa due to the increased problems of water scarcity, and farmer awareness towards increasing the crop yield with the help of micro irrigation systems. Out of the total 69 million hectares of cultivated area in India, only 5 million hectares is under drip and sprinkler irrigation. This represents strong potential for the growth of micro irrigation systems in this region.
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Crop protection expense is the second highest expense after fertilizers in overall farming expenses. These expenses can be considerably reduced with the techniques called fertigation and chemigation that are incorporated with micro irrigation systems. In areas other than scarce water problems, these methods have proved to be winning imperatives for the expansion of micro irrigation systems and are the most efficient and effective way of protecting the crop from biotic and abiotic factors.
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Currently, sprinkler irrigation system is the largest segment of the micro irrigation systems market. Sprinkler irrigation system is quite cost effective compared to the drip irrigation system, hence, mostly preferred by small farmers. The major components of sprinkler system include tubing/pipes, pumping unit, fitting/sprinkler head, and coupler.  Of all these components, pumping unit is the most costly component; however, it can be used for other applications also. Within the core sprinkler irrigation components, lateral pipes add to the overall cost of sprinkler systems. The components of drip irrigation are tubing, backflow preventers, valves, filters, and pressure regulators.
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Per unit price of backflow preventers is the highest among all the components used in drip irrigation; however, within the complete system, tubing adds to the overall cost. Similarly, major components of center-pivot irrigation system include water emitters, pipelines, central towers, and system control panels. Among these components, the per unit price of central tower and system control panels is comparatively high; however, depending on the area to be irrigated, the total cost of pipelines may exceed the cost of tower and panels.
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The global micro irrigation systems market is segmented into four major categories – sprinkler irrigation system, drip irrigation system, center-pivot irrigation system, and lateral move irrigation system. Drip irrigation is the most efficient segment among all types, as water is directly delivered to the plant root resulting in optimum water use. Center-pivot irrigation and lateral move irrigation are types of sprinkler irrigation systems; however, the method of irrigating the field sets them apart from sprinkler irrigation. The center-pivot irrigation systems market currently has a small revenue share; however, with robust growth, the segment is expected to double its revenue contribution by 2018.
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The major components of sprinkler irrigation system include tubing, pumping unit, fittings/sprinkler heads, and couplers. The pumping unit is the most costly component; however, depending on the size of the field, the number of lateral pipes used may increase the overall cost of the system. The tubing market is the fastest growing segment among sprinkler irrigation systems. The major components of drip irrigation system include tubing, backflow preventers, valves, filters, and pressure regulators.
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Rare Earth Metals Market Analysis By Transparency Market Research

Increasing applications in permanent magnets, rechargeable batteries and catalysts for reducing pollution, electronics, portable equipments and computers are expected to drive rare earth metals demand over the next five years.

Key application segments analyzed in this study include magnets, catalysts, metallurgy, ceramics, phosphors, and glass and polishing. Magnets and metallurgy applications dominated the rare earth metals consumption, together accounting for 40.9% of the total consumption in 2011. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of seventeen key rare earth metals including lanthanum, praseodymium, cerium, neodymium, samarium, promethium, europium, dysprosium, holmium, gadolinium, terbium, thulium, scandium, yttrium erbium, ytterbium, and lutetium. Cerium, lanthanum and neodymium are the most widely consumed rare earth metals and together accounted for 82.9% of the total volumes consumed in 2011.
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The demand for praseodymium, neodymium, and dysprosium is primarily driven by the increasing demand for permanent magnets and rechargeable batteries. Europium, yttrium and terbium are extensively used in phosphors for a host of applications in the electronic industry.
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Asia Pacific dominated the global market, accounting for 79.5% of global volumes in 2011, followed by North America and Europe. China was the largest regional market for rare earth metals in Asia, accounting for over 50% of total volumes in 2011, both in terms of consumption as well as production. Regional demand for magnets and the growing metallurgy industry are expected to drive the Asia Pacific market in the near future.
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The rare earth metals market report by Transparency Market Research provides comprehensive analysis of the rare earth metals industry in the context of the global market. This study analyzes and interprets key market dynamics for rare earth metals including drivers, restraints, and opportunities. This report segments the market on regional, product and application level as well as provides the estimates and forecasts for each sub segment. The study provides in-depth analysis of rare earth metals market from demand perspective, along with market estimates and forecast from 2012 to 2018, in terms of both volumes and revenues.

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Key rare earth metal products analyzed in this study include lanthanum, praseodymium, cerium, neodymium, samarium, promethium, europium, dysprosium, holmium, gadolinium, terbium, thulium, scandium, yttrium erbium, ytterbium, and lutetium. Cerium dominates the global market, in terms of consumption; this domination is expected to continue over the next five years. Key cerium applications include rechargeable batteries, auto catalysts and in the fluid cracking catalyst industry. Other leading rare earth metals, in terms of consumption, include lanthanum and neodymium, primarily used in permanent magnets and rechargeable batteries.
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Metallurgy, magnets, phosphors, and catalysts are major application markets for rare earth metals. Presently, magnets are the major application segment in terms of revenue and consumption. However metallurgy is the fastest growing application segment.
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North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the world (RoW) are the major regional markets covered in this study. Each of these regions have been further segmented on the basis of type of rare earth metals and thorough analysis of each type of metal in terms of revenue and volume in 2011 and forecast until 2018 has been included in the report. Comprehensive competitive landscape including company market share analysis and detailed profiles of key participants such as Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech Co, Great Western Minerals Group, China Rare Earth Holdings, Indian Rare Earths, Lynas Corporation Ltd. and Molycorp have been included in this study.
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Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Analysis By Transparency Market Research

This report provides an in-depth analysis and market forecast for the global pharmacy automation market for the period 2012 – 2018. The report provides details of the several pharmacy automation devices currently available in the market along with the impact of these machines on modern pharmacies in terms of efficiency, reduction in error and speed. The report also highlights the unique connection of pharmacy automation devices with a number of other markets such as the E-prescription market and its role in the growth of pharmacy automation.

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The scope of the report includes competitive analysis of major market segments based on end users, technology and of different regional markets such as Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. This regional analysis concluded that most developing regions are not yet ready to accept pharmacy automation technology since affordable human skill and low currency value still provides a cheaper work force as compared to mechanization. Along with this, the cost of devices and setting them up is predicted to be another factor holding back the growth of the market.
PillsA Porter’s Five Forces analysis provides insight into industry competition and market dynamics. End-user analysis highlights in detail the opportunities for pharmacy automation in hospitals of different sizes and in retail pharmacies. It showcases the trends in hospital investment, growth of retail pharmacies and restraints of this technology in developing regions of the world. The report also highlights PESTLE factors affecting market growth. The report’s market attractiveness analysis presents a quick overview of the emerging areas which will offer sizeable opportunities to market players.
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The report also includes strategies and market entry barriers to be considered by individuals and groups who expect to venture into this arena in the coming years. Additionally, the report also includes recommendations for new entrants as well as seasoned players in the market based on current trends, and expected future market trends. To aid in tactical decision making, the report provides competitive profiling of key players, business strategies adopted by them and recent developments in the industry. This study will help suppliers, designers, manufacturers and distributors in the pharmacy automation technologies field to plan and implement their strategies in potential markets and new technologies.
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In 2011, the automated medication dispensing systems segment held the largest share in the global pharmacy automation systems market accounting for 48.3% and valued at USD 2.3 billion. The segment is expected to reach USD 3.6 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2012 to 2018. Shifting trend from centralized to decentralized or hybrid hospital pharmacy in large sized hospitals to improve the medication distribution process and patient safety is accelerating the demand for these systems. However, reluctance to accept these systems is seen in emerging markets due to its high deployment cost.
The majority of revenue is generated through hospital pharmacies particularly from large sized hospitals with more than 400 beds. Low budget restrains the expenditure of small and mid-sized hospitals to invest in expensive systems. Nevertheless, increasing investment is seen from these hospitals and pharmacists in affordable technologies such as tablet counters and compounding machines. The market is foreseeing considerable expansion due to growth in retail pharmacies and drug store chains in emerging countries with the introduction of FDI in these regions.
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The pharmacy automation systems market is currently dominated by North America which accounts for more than half of the global market share, where stringent regulations have increased the adoption of automated systems in hospitals and pharmacies. Although “Rest of the World” region currently holds a small share of the market, it is expected to grow at the fastest rate due to increasing awareness of these technologies and increasing investment in healthcare infrastructure by hospitals and retail pharmacists particularly in Middle-East.
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Automotive Plastics Market Analysis By Transparency Market Research

This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes the automotive plastics market from a global perspective and endeavors to portray a detailed and comprehensive collection of data and its analysis on the basis of various market parameters. The report also strives to compile together a macro-view of the complete demand and supply characteristics of automotive plastics by providing historical data from 2009 and a forecast of market segmentation until 2018 along with detailed analyses of revenues and volumes.

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Plastics find major applications in electrical components and interior and exterior furnishings of automobiles. The majority of the application market for automotive plastics is under the purview of these two application segments accounting for almost 70% of the total consumption. Plastics are also used in other parts in automobiles such as power trains, under the hood and chassis. The market for these applications is expected to show growth over the forecast period.
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Polypropylene (PP) has been the most widely used plastic in automobiles in recent years and is expected to hold sway for the entirety of the forecast period till 2018. Polyurethane (PU), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) are the other major plastic materials that have been in great demand in automobile manufacturing. Polycarbonate (PC), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polyamides (PA) such as nylons and other plastics including polyoxymethylene (POM) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are also in great demand in various automotive applications.
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Biodegradable plastics are a more environment friendly option to plastics sourced from crude oil and derivatives. After a certain time period these plastics begin their degradation process and are easy to dispose without causing adverse effects on the environment. Starch based and polylactic acid (PLA) based biodegradable plastics have been the most common materials used in the automotive industry. Newer biodegradable plastics such as PHA, PCL and PBS are being used in small quantities for automotive applications. Biodegradable plastics have been analyzed separately as a potential opportunity, the estimates for these plastics have not been included in the overall market estimate and have been provided separately.
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Growing automotive demand, especially from developing markets, coupled with a strong trend to reduce vehicle weight is expected to drive automotive plastic demand in the near future. The instruments and technology used in designing and manufacture of automotive plastics in their various application segments are extremely cost intensive and this is one of the main drawbacks as it discourages new players from entering the fray. Raw materials for automotive plastics are majorly sourced from petroleum products and this has a direct impact on the price of finished products as the raw material prices are volatile and subject to the variation in crude oil prices.
The automotive plastics market was dominated by Asia Pacific, which accounted for more than 50% of the total consumption by volume in the year 2011.
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This growth is primarily driven by the huge demand for automobiles in the rapidly developing economies within the region. Combined with improved design capability and the enormous reduction in weight and emissions, plastics have become one of the most important and indispensable materials in automotives and are expected to enjoy this market superiority in the coming years.