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Upsurge in demand for RUTF products amid global insecurity

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn+

28-Nov-2016
Last updated on 28-Nov-2016 at 10:23 GMT2016-11-28T10:23:13Z

By the end of 2016, the market for the emergency nutrition products is expected to have climbed to €260.1m. Photo©UNICEF/Andrew Esiebo
By the end of 2016, the market for the emergency nutrition products is expected to have climbed to €260.1m. Photo©UNICEF/Andrew Esiebo

The market for Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) is expected to grow yearly by over 10% up to 2024 as global political insecurities rumble on. 

According to a Persistence Market Research report, the market for the products used in emergency nutrition programmes by the likes of UN's children charity UNICEF was worth $249.2m (€234.85m) in 2015. By the end of 2016, this is expected to have climbed to $276m (€260.1m). 

Looking forward to 2024, the market analyst forecast a year-on year growth rate of 10.7% and a “healthy” Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.6% from 2016 to 2024. 

The report said the market was growing in response to "increasing global disasters and emergencies".  

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