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

  • Cat Food in Austria

    ... than dog food and other pet food. Following fish, cats are the most popular pets in Austria, and the pet humanisation trend will continue to fuel demand for high-quality products aimed at pampered pets. Cat ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Austria

    ... trend and the trend towards premiumisation continued to boost current value sales, with premium-positioned products driving growth. Consumers are showing increasingly sophisticated preferences, fuelling innovation as manufacturers develop products to meet demands. Pet dietary supplem... ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Greece

    ... better suitability to small apartment living. Dogs continue to be popular as pets on the country’s islands and in non-urban areas. Pet adoption grew in 2019, notably for small dogs and cats as they are ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Norway

    ... owners keen to invest in higher quality products. Norwegian consumers will also actively read product ingredients and descriptions, and as long as a product benefits their pet’s wellbeing, they will be willing to invest. Secondly, ... Read More

  • Pet Products in Malaysia

    ... the fact that Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. Many Muslim consumers are attracted to cats as companions, while generally viewing pet dogs as forbidden under Islamic law. There is thus a large consumer base ... Read More

  • Pet Products in Slovakia

    ... demand for pet healthcare products such as flea/tick treatments. Collars in particular are increasingly popular, being considered more effective than drop-on products. Flea/tick collars for cats recorded particularly fast growth, as pet owners also invested ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Switzerland

    ... simply as animals, feeds into their pet care purchasing decisions. Thus, owners are purchasing better quality and more sophisticated food that improves the health and wellbeing of pets, especially cats and dogs. This is leading ... Read More

  • Pet Products in Switzerland

    ... value growth is expected to accelerate over the forecast period. With dogs and cats, in particular, increasingly perceived as family members, rather than simply as animals, owners are set to invest more in health and ... Read More

  • Pet Products in Ukraine

    ... for example offered a number of impressive innovations towards the end of the review period, with its Evolutor dog leash claiming to be the most durable yet produced and offering a lifetime warranty, with aviation ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Slovakia

    ... demand for healthier food ingredients and products that resemble the trends and labelling in human foods. There is for example growing demand for more natural recipes, while the free-from trend is also spilling over into ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Spain

    ... a factor in pet owners’ purchasing decisions, and in line with the growing premiumisation trend pet owners are increasingly willing to pay more for high-quality products and services, particularly products and services that ensure their ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Turkey

    ... of the value of the Turkish lira significantly decreasing. As such, consumers in Turkey have become increasingly price-sensitive, with many pet owners trading down from premium to mid-priced products, or from mid-priced to economy goods. ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Ukraine

    ... and economic crisis. The proportion of cats enjoying prepared food continued to increase, leading to good overall retail volume growth over the review period, despite the declines in the early part of the period as ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Denmark

    ... sales declined, again, reflecting the pattern seen during the review period. The rise in volumes sales suggests pet owners are being influenced by the premiumisation trend, increasingly opting for more expensive, higher-quality and often specialised ... Read More

  • Pet Care in Germany

    ... preservatives are increasingly popular, including products such as cat and dog treats. These are increasingly seen as an integral part of a regular diet for pets rather than purely to be consumed as a snack. ... Read More

  • Dog Food in the United Arab Emirates

    ... prices that started in 2018 has not had any effect on demand in 2019 as pet owners continue to buy the best quality dog food for their pets. Given that pet owners often have larger ... Read More

  • Pet Products in Germany

    ... regularly use cat litter. Sales may benefit also from a greater awareness of the types of materials used among cat owners. This is encouraging a shift towards clay litter and away from products such as ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Slovakia

    ... These trends are encouraging consumers to seek more nutritionally balanced food, becoming more attracted by products fortified with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Recommendations from vets, breeders, friends and relatives are increasingly being sought by ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Taiwan

    ... As dogs become older, senior dog owners age do as well, and as they start to reflect on their own aging needs, they are paying attention to similar needs of their aging pets as well. ... Read More

  • Dog Food in the Philippines

    ... household pets, and the increased popularity of dogs as pets. Owners of purebred dogs remain key contributors to the growth of dog food, as purebred dogs are more pampered than mongrels or mixed breeds, commonly ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Turkey

    ... increases the small dog population, as smaller dogs take up less space and are therefore more suited to apartment living. Furthermore, there is also a trend towards owning fashionable, popular small breeds such as pugs, ... Read More

  • Dog Food in Ukraine

    ... paying more attention to claims on packaging, looking for a balanced and safe diet for their dogs, and this trend is likely to develop further over the forecast period. Manufacturers were quick to recognise this ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in Denmark

    ... the decline in the populations of pet birds, fish and reptiles that have occurred over the years. Indeed, it has been difficult to attract consumers who want to be owners of these smaller pets. Increasingly ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in Hong Kong, China

    ... desire for pet ownership and parents’ concerns over lack of space and budget. To illustrate this, compared to dogs and cats, these small mammals and reptiles can be acquired at low price and occupy smaller ... Read More

  • Other Pet Food in Peru

    ... in smaller spaces to keep birds, fish, small mammals and reptiles, these types of pets are considered less trendy and have relatively little appeal for the majority of the Peruvian population. While some parents consider ... Read More

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