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International Pet Market Perspectives: Trend and Opportunities in Pet Food

International Pet Market Perspectives: Trend and Opportunities in Pet Food

The U.S. is by far the largest pet food (dog food and cat food) market, at US$33 billion in 2018, according to Packaged Facts. There exists a second tier of national markets, with combined dog food and cat food sales of US$1 billion or more. Brazil now heads this list.This tier also consists of Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The national markets showing highest longer-term promise for future growth period include Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Korea, indicating that the center of pet food industry growth is potentially shifting away from North America and Europe.

This report, International Pet Market Perspectives: Trend and Opportunities in Pet Food, provides summary perspectives on these and other retail market opportunities—particularly those stemming from pet humanization trends and the associated premium/functional products—for commercial dog food and cat food (including treats) in these notable national markets.


  • Executive Summary and Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Report Scope
      • Overview of Top and Emerging International Markets
        • Table Leading Dog and Cat Food Importers Worldwide, 2013-2017 (in US$ millions)
        • Table Leading Dog and Cat Food Exporters Worldwide, 2013-2017 (in US$ millions)
  • Argentina
    • Table Argentina Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Marketing and Manufacturing
      • Opportunities in Premium Pet Food
  • Australia
    • Table Australia Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Leading Marketers
      • Distribution Channels
      • Pet Food Premiumization Drivers and Trends
  • Brazil
    • Table Brazil Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Competitive Trends
      • Franchisers Expanding and Professionalizing Pet Specialty Retail and Veterinary
      • Premiumization Trends
  • Canada
    • Table Canada Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Humanization and Premiumization
      • Domestic and Foreign Brands Challenging Status Quo
      • ""Made in Canada"
      • Premiumization Topping Out?
  • China
    • Table China Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Pet Food Premiumization Drivers
        • Table Tianjin Ranova Petfood Freeze-Dried Chicken Breast, Vegetable, and Fruit Treats
      • Domestic Players Coming on Strong, Backed by Government and Investors
      • Internet Shift Benefits Domestic Marketers
      • Domestic Products Hindered by Negative Consumer Perceptions
      • U.S. Tariffs and Trade War Make It Harder for U.S. Exporters but May Benefit China-Based Producers
  • Czech Republic
    • Table Czech Republic Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Leading Marketers and Retail Channels
      • Fast-Track Expansion for AKVAZOO Chain Under Plaèek Group
      • Premiumization Trends
  • France
    • Table France Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Competitive Trends
      • Retail Trends
      • Pet Food Premiumization Trends and Opportunities
  • Germany
    • Table Germany Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Leading Marketers and Private Label
      • Retail Trends
  • India
    • Table India Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Pet Food Premiumization Trends and Opportunities
      • Nestlé Enters the Market, Taking on Mars
  • Italy
    • Table Italy Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Competitive Trends
      • Retail Trends
      • Pet Food Premiumization Trends and Opportunities
  • Japan
    • Table Japan Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Pet Food Premiumization Drivers and Opportunities
      • Gourmet and Luxury Cat Food
      • Pet Wellness and Safety
      • Smaller Dogs Represent Additional Promise for Pet Food Premiumization
      • Growth of Internet Shopping
      • Constraints to Market Entry by Overseas Marketers
  • Mexico
    • Table Mexico Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Competitive Trends
      • Retail
      • Premiumization Drivers and Trends
  • Russia
    • Table Russia Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Economic Downturn of 2014 Spurs Shift Toward Lower-Priced Pet Foods
      • Global Pet Food Giants Control the Market
      • Financial Crisis Jump Starts Domestic Production
      • Premiumization Signals and Opportunities
  • South Korea
    • Table South Korea Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Cultural and Legal Shift Away from Dog Meat
      • Foreign Brands Dominate Pet Food Business
      • But Domestic Players Coming on Strong, Including with Premium Fare
      • Channel Trends and Pet Specialty Private Label
      • Other Premiumization Trends and Opportunities
  • Spain
    • Table Spain Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Competitive Trends
      • Retail Trends
      • Pet Food Premiumization Trends and Opportunities
  • United Kingdom
    • Table United Kingdom Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Competitive Trends
      • Pet Food Premiumization Drivers and Trends
  • United States
    • Table United States Pet Food Market Overview
    • Market Overview
      • Humanization and Premiumization
      • Natural at the Core of Pet Food Premiumization
      • New Avenues for Pet Food Premiumization
        • Table PetSmart's The Groomery

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