Pet Food Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The global food pet market will reach $56 million in 2015, according to a Global Industry Analyst report. Patterns vary internationally with cultural norms and economic conditions, but general trends toward lower birthrates, smaller families, and growing middle-class populations have revolutionized the attitudes and spending patterns of pet owners, especially in the pet food category.

By type of pet, pet food is generally classified into dog food, cat food, and other pet food. Dog and cat foods can be subdivided into dry packaged, wet/moist (usually in cans, but also in pouches), treats (which are increasingly functional or in positioning, rather than simply indulgent), and frozen/refrigerated (often with a focus on superpremium quality and product freshness).

Dog and cat foods, which account for the bulk of the pet food market, are also positioned among one of more of the several categories. These include active/outdoors, functional, gourmet, lifestage, natural/organic, premium, weight control and size/breed.’s extensive collection of research studies on the pet food market will provide the competitive analysis and perspectives you need geographically (global, regional, or national), by type of pet, by type or class of pet food and treats, and by key manufacturing and retailing issues such as ingredient and formulation trends, packaging innovation, and online retailing.

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Pet Food Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Dog Food in New Zealand

    ... ingredients that are sourced sustainably, pet owners are spending more on diets that incorporate human-grade superfoods for nutritionally dense ingredients in their dogs’ diet to ensure their health and wellbeing. The NZ Natural Pet Food ... Read More

  • Dog Food in South Africa

    ... treat dogs as family members and increase spending on their wellbeing. Most visible among mid-to-high-income owners of smaller dogs, this tendency is strengthening interest in higher quality dog food, including health-oriented products offering optimum nutrition ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Sweden

    ... wider pet humanisation trend. However, it can also be attributed to the country’s strong economy, enabling owners to spend more money on food that best caters for their pets’ specific needs. Gourmet-positioned products, perceived as ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in Finland

    ... record low levels as couples postpone the birth of their first child, and the number of single-person households is high and growing. Finns are increasingly opting to own a cat and/or a dog as they ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in New Zealand

    ... internet or in specialist stores and there is a common perception among unaware consumers that they are easier to look after. Buyers do not realise the costs associated with setting up and caring for rare ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in Poland

    ... the underwhelming performances in fish and bird food. Reptiles, similar to fish, require precisely regulated environments to survive, which makes their upkeep quite demanding and expensive. Reptiles have been popular and fashionable due to their ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in South Africa

    ... recorded in 2019. Overall volume and current value growth rates were bolstered by the expansion of the other pet population, with the numbers of birds, fish, small mammals and reptiles kept by South Africans increasing. ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in the Czech Republic

    ... possible care for their pets with a focus on pet food containing healthy and natural ingredients. As in cat food and dog food, consumers are shifting towards products promising added functionality when purchasing other pet ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in the US

    ... a wide range of options to cater to different species. In-store sales staff are also able to provide specialist advice on the best food for the customer’s pet. However, both channels continued to lose share ... Read More

  • Cat Food in Finland

    ... less demanding and time-consuming than dogs, which appeals to urbanites leading busy lives. The increasing number of single households in Finland is a key demographic trend underpinning cat ownership, with these pets offering companionship while ... Read More

  • Cat Food in New Zealand

    ... components for their pets’ health. Dry cat food is generally considered to be richer in terms of nutrients being preserved, and convenient for storage. In addition, considering its steep prices, the longer shelf life of ... Read More

  • Cat Food in South Africa

    ... for many South Africans over 2019-2020. Increased budget-consciousness led more consumers to favour brands and product types positioned as providing multiple functions. Products that benefited from this trend included Catmor 2-in-1, which contains 23 vitamins ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Brazil

    ... new government, which ended up taking a long time to happen or not happen at all, and delayed the economic recovery and the market reaction for 2020. These economic issues contributed to increase raw material ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Colombia

    ... some pet owners trading up. In addition, the cat and dog populations continue to expand, with the number of cats seeing particularly strong growth. This is positively impacting volume sales, with the premiumisation and humanisation ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Malaysia

    ... growth of the pet population during the review period. As the country’s population is growing steadily year-on-year, property developers are increasingly focusing on tower blocks, given that land space for homes is becoming more limited ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Peru

    ... Ongoing urbanisation resulting in a higher rate of small apartment construction rather than houses and, to a lesser degree, busier lifestyles in Peru also resulted in increasingly high demand for smaller pets. While dogs still ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Taiwan

    ... interest among Taiwanese youngsters in raising small mammals such as rabbits. Moreover, the number of households with dogs and cats keeps growing, with cats and small dogs particularly favoured given the prevalence of smaller living ... Read More

  • Pet Care in the Philippines

    ... pets, a greater propensity for owners to feed their dogs packaged food instead of scraps, and, growing sales of pet products, particularly pet healthcare products. The latter was supported by pet owners’ greater awareness of ... Read More

  • Cat Food in Peru

    ... that cats are more self-sufficient than dogs and can be left alone throughout the day while their owners work or go to school, they are ideal pets for people that are living increasingly busy lifestyles. ... Read More

  • Cat Food in the United Arab Emirates

    ... stimulated sales, with brands such as Lily’s Kitchen now offering an organic variant, and cat owners are willing to diversify and try different products to see if their cat enjoys them. The concept of premiumisation ... Read More

  • Pet Products in Hong Kong, China

    ... health products in 2020. To cater to owners’ growing passion for their pets, the hygiene and sophistication standards of dog and cat toys are closer and closer to the high bar of baby toys. For ... Read More

  • Cat Food in Malaysia

    ... are maintaining or increasing their retail selling prices due to the introduction of the Sales and Service Tax in September 2018. This tax is levied on manufacturers and was passed on to consumers through higher ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Germany

    ... person households owning dogs towards the end of the review period. This has contributed to undermine volume sales growth in dog food, as it leads to lower average food volumes being consumed per dog and ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Hong Kong, China

    ... when eating well-prepared food further boosts owners’ willingness to buy premium dog food. In dry dog food, kibble faces increasing pressure from freeze-dry and air-dry alternatives which preserve more intact meat content and nutrition. In ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Norway

    ... 2015-2019, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, distribution or ... Read More

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