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Cat Food Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Cat Food Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

The global cat food market was worth US$ 30.9 Billion in 2017. The market is further projected to reach US$ 36.2 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 2.6% during 2018-2023. Cats represent one of the most popular companion pets worldwide as they are independent by nature and easy to keep in terms of care. Although owners usually feed their cats with milk and home-made food, the demand for specific food is increasing as it provides essential nutrients for maintaining the weight and energy requirements of the cats. In addition, commercially available cat food also helps in combating skin allergies and infections as well as improving the overall health and life expectancy of cats. On the other hand, the demand for premium cat food is rising among the owners of pedigree breeds which are often viewed as status symbols.

Global Cat Food Market Drivers/Constraints:

The growing trend of nuclear families is giving rise to pet humanisation, thereby increasing the adoption of cats particularly among the young population. This has created a huge demand for cat food worldwide.
The rising awareness among cat owners regarding the benefits of nutritional diversification has encouraged them to opt for products that are specifically made for the breed of their cat so as to improve their quality of life and to provide the optimum amounts of nutrients.
The manufacturers are focussing on providing a wide variety of premium cat food products ranging from organic and natural to gluten- and cereal-free variants. This is projected to expand the consumer-base, thereby, providing a positive thrust to the market globally.
The introduction of convenient cat food packaging in stand-up pouches, re-closable bags, single-serve pouches, bags with handles, etc. has impelled the growth of the cat food market across the globe.

Breakup by Product:

On the basis of product type, the market has been segmented into dry cat food, cat treats and wet cat food. Currently, dry cat food is the most popular product type.

Breakup by Pricing:

Based on pricing, mass products dominate the market, accounting for the majority of the global market. Mass products are followed by premium products.

Breakup by Ingredient:

On the basis of ingredient, the report finds that animal-derived cat food is the largest segment, followed by plant-derived cat food.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

Based on the distribution channel, the market has been categorised as supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialty stores, online stores and others. Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets account for majority of the total cat food sales worldwide.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, North America represents the leading market for cat food. Other major regions include Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:

The cat food market is highly concentrated with the presence of a handful of manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

Mars, Inc.
Del Monte Foods, Inc.
The Colgate-Palmolive Company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
The Procter & Gamble Company
Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd.
CANIDAE Pet Foods

This report provides a deep insight into the global cat food industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the cat food industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the global cat food market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global cat food industry?
What are the various pricing segments in the global cat food industry?
What are the major ingredient types in the global cat food industry?
What are the different product types in the global cat food industry?
What are the major distribution channels in the global cat food industry?
What are the price trends of cat food?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the global cat food industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global cat food industry?
What is the structure of the global cat food industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the global cat food industry?
What are the profit margins in the global cat food industry?
What are the key requirements for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
How is cat food manufactured?
What are the various unit operations involved in a cat food manufacturing plant?
What is the total size of land required for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
What are the machinery requirements for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
What are the raw material requirements for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
What are the packaging requirements for cat food?
What are the transportation requirements for cat food?
What are the utility requirements for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
What are the manpower requirements for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
What are the capital costs for setting up a cat food manufacturing plant?
What will be the income and expenditures for a cat food manufacturing plant?
What is the time required to break-even?


1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Cat Food Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Price Analysis
5.3.1 Price Trends
5.3.2 Price Structure
5.3.3 Price Forecast
5.4 Market Breakup by Region
5.5 Market Breakup by Product Type
5.6 Market Breakup by Pricing Type
5.7 Market Breakup by Ingredient Type
5.8 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
5.9 Market Forecast
5.10 SWOT Analysis
5.10.1 Strengths
5.10.2 Weaknesses
5.10.3 Opportunities
5.10.4 Threats
5.11 Value Chain Analysis
5.11.1 Overview
5.11.2 Research and Development
5.11.3 Raw Material Procurement
5.11.4 Manufacturing
5.11.5 Marketing
5.11.6 Distribution
5.11.7 End-Use
5.12 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.12.1 Overview
5.12.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.12.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.12.4 Degree of Competition
5.12.5 Threat of Substitutes
5.12.6 Threat of New Entrants
5.13 Key Success and Risk Factors
6 Market Breakup by Region
6.1 North America
6.2 Western Europe
6.3 Asia-Pacific
6.4 Latin America
6.5 Eastern Europe
6.6 Middle East and Africa
7 Market Breakup by Product Type
7.1 Dry Cat Food
7.2 Cat Treats
7.3 Wet Cat Food
8 Market Breakup by Pricing Type
8.1 Mass Products
8.2 Premium Products
9 Market Breakup by Ingredient Type
9.1 Animal Derived
9.2 Plant Derived
10 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
10.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
10.2 Specialty Stores
10.3 Online
10.4 Others
11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Competitive Structure
11.2 Key Players
12 Cat Food Manufacturing Process
12.1 Product Overview
12.2 Detailed Process Flow
12.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
12.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
13 Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
13.1 Land Requirements and Expenditures
13.2 Construction Requirements and Expenditures
13.3 Plant Layout
13.4 Plant Machinery
13.5 Machinery Pictures
13.6 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
13.7 Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
13.8 Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
13.9 Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
13.10 Utility Requirements and Expenditures
13.11 Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
13.12 Other Capital Investments
14 Loans and Financial Assistance
15 Project Economics
15.1 Capital Cost of the Project
15.2 Techno-Economic Parameters
15.3 Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of Supply Chain
15.4 Taxation and Depreciation
15.5 Income Projections
15.6 Expenditure Projections
15.7 Financial Analysis
15.8 Profit Analysis
16 Key Player Profiles
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Cat Food Market: Key Industry Highlights
Figure 2: Global: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Cat Food Market: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: Cat Food Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2010-2017
Figure 5: Cat Food Market: Price Structure
Figure 6: Global: Cat Food Market: Average Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2018-2023
Figure 7: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 9: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Pricing Type (in %), 2017
Figure 10: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Ingredient Type (in %), 2017
Figure 11: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 12: Global: Cat Food Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 13: Global: Cat Food Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2018-2023
Figure 14: Global: Cat Food Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 15: Global: Cat Food Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 16: Global: Cat Food Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17: North America: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 18: Western Europe: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 19: Asia-Pacific: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 20: Latin America: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 21: Eastern Europe: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 22: Middle East and Africa: Cat Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 23: Global: Cat Food (Dry Cat Food) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 24: Global: Cat Food (Cat Treats) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 25: Global: Cat Food (Wet Cat Food) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 26: Global: Cat Food (Mass Products) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 27: Global: Cat Food (Premium Products) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 28: Global: Cat Food (Animal Derived) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 29: Global: Cat Food (Plant Derived) Market: Volume Trends (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 30: Global: Cat Food Market: Sales Through Supermarkets and Hypermarkets (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: Global: Cat Food Market: Sales Through Specialty Stores (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Global: Cat Food Market: Online Sales (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: Global: Cat Food Market: Sales Through Other Distribution Channels (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: Cat Food Manufacturing Process: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 35: Cat Food Manufacturing Process: Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
Figure 36: Cat Food Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 37: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 38: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 39: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 40: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Production Costs (in %)
List of Tables
Table 1: Global: Cat Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2018 - 2023
Table 3: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2018 - 2023
Table 4: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Pricing Type (in Million US$), 2018 - 2023
Table 5: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Ingredient Type (in Million US$), 2018 - 2023
Table 6: Global: Cat Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million US$), 2018 - 2023
Table 7: Global: Cat Food Market: Competitive Structure
Table 8: Global: Cat Food Market: Key Manufacturers
Table 9: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 10: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 11: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery (in US$)
Table 12: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements (in Tons/Day) and Expenditures (in US$/Ton)
Table 13: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Utility Requirements and Expenditures
Table 14: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 15: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 16: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 17: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 18: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 19: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Taxation (in US$)
Table 20: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Depreciation (in US$)
Table 21: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 22: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 23: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 24: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 25: Cat Food Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account

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