Seafood Processing Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Seafood Processing Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Frozen, Smoked, Canned, Dried), By Equipment (Slaughtering, Gutting, Scaling, Filleting), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Oct, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-601-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 105

Industry Insights

The global seafood processing equipment market size was valued at USD 1.95 billion in 2017. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.2% over the forecast period. Strict government regulations regarding food and associated industries are anticipated to increase consumer inclination towards seafood. Rising income, population, urbanization, and health awareness are expected to further propel the market growth.

The demand for tasty and healthy processed food is witnessing exponential increase every year, with rising population and increased need to fulfill its food requirements. This exerts pressure on the food processing industry. This factor is anticipated to favor the market for seafood processing equipment. Rising health awareness in Europe and North America coupled with developing regions including Asia Pacific is forecasted to further boost the growth over the forecast period.

Global seafood processing equipment market

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) manages the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for the seafood processing industries, hatcheries, farms, and feed mills. The overall regulatory framework enforces manufacturers to opt for standardized equipment and is expected to continue over the next eight years.

In the recent years, the demand for seafood has witnessed substantial growth. The increase in consumption of protein is owing to rising consumer awareness regarding benefits of high nutritional food. The seafood industry has witnessed favorable market conditions and trading scenario along with a hike in the fish production. The rise in aquaculture is also anticipated to give traction to the market.

The market for seafood processing equipment is ruled by certifications, regulations, and standards set by various governments. Meeting the food standards and safety guidelines is the primary target for the value chain participants.

Equipment Insights

Technological advancements in terms of operations and software, facilitate manufacturers to offer a range of functions in a single unit. Scaling equipment emerged dominant with a market share of over 22.07% in terms of value in 2017. It is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period.Recent advancements in the machine and equipment sector are expected to revolutionize the market in near future.

The global seafood processing equipment market constantly requires efficient and effective solutions for different complex manufacturing operations. Gutting equipment, being one of the basic and important processing equipment in seafood processing, is anticipated to grow considerably in near future. Various equipment facilitate desired food quality and standard of the processed food.

Product Insights

Frozen seafood emerged dominant with a market share of over 20.23% in terms of value in 2017. The canned seafood segment, on the other hand, is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period.

Global seafood processing equipment market share

Smoked seafood was a second largest contributor in terms of value with a market share of 18.44% in 2017, owing to dynamic food preferences of customers. This is one of the prominent product segments as consumers taste preference keeps evolving with time and is dynamic in nature.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is expected to lead the global market over the forecast period. In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific contributed to 42.13% share in 2017 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period.

Economic performance of China with large-scale investments in technology and research favor the regional growth. China is expected to undertake massive changes in its food and beverage industry scenario, to overcome the challenges such as economic disparity and increasing urbanization among others.

Europe was the second largest region, in terms of revenue, with 27.04% market share in 2017. High demand for high-quality systems from several major industries is anticipated to bode well for regional growth over the forecast period.North America accounted for 16.10% of the global market in 2017.

Seafood Processing Equipment Market Share Insights

Numerous manufacturers are shifting their focus toward developing countries and units that can function with advanced technology. Global multinational companies dominate the industry and are majorly concentrated in North America and Europe. The top manufacturers occupy majority of the global market, with North America and Asia Pacific accounting for substantial market shares. The pricing and other strategic initiatives depend on the top players.

Manufacturers focus majorly on development of industrial processes and operations backed up with technological advancements to consolidate their market position. They invest hugely in research and development facilities and introduce innovative designs along with enhanced capacities to boost product adoption. Polar Systems Ltd., GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Uni-Food Technic A/S, BAADER Group., Arenco AB, Marel, and SEAC AB are some of the key market players.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, South Africa.

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global seafood processing equipment market report on the basis of equipment type, product, and region.

  • Equipment Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Slaughtering

    • Gutting

    • Scaling

    • Filleting

    • Others

  • Products Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Frozen

    • Smoked

    • Canned

    • Dried

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Russia

      • U.K.

      • Turkey

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • India

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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