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Pet Food Market Analysis by Ingredient (Cereals, Meat & Meat Products, Vegetables, Fruits, Fats, and Additives), Pet (Dog, Cat, and Fish), Form (Dry and Liquid), and Region - Forecast to 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 381
Pages: 175

Pet Food Market Size & Growth and Trends 2026:

The Petfood market was worth US$ 37 billion in 2021, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 54.3 billion by the end of 2026, expanding at an annual growth rate of about 5.4% between 2021 and 2026. Pet food is a ready-to-provide meal for domestic animals like dogs, cats, fish, birds, etc. It has been in high demand recently due to the variety of products present in the market.

Pet food consists of several components that give the pet a sufficient amount of nutrition that is essential for its growth and proper health. The increasing adoption of pets in recent years has dramatically promoted the pet food market size. The pet food industry is one that works well despite the economic downturn. The largest pet food market in the world is in the United States, France, Japan and Germany, accounting for more than half of pet food sales.

Recent Developments in Pet Food Industry:

  • In April 2018, the Provimi brand of Cargill and Delacon (Austria), a feed plant manufacturer, expanded the family of feed additives in Russia.
  • In April 2019, Ingredion Incorporated (USA) extended its product with two high-performance plant-based additives for the pet food ingredient portfolio in the United States and Canada.
  • ADM announced in January 2017 that it agreed to acquire Probiotics International Limited (PIL), a UK-based provider of probiotic supplements for humans, pets, and animal producers.
  • In October 2018, Darling Ingredients Inc. introduced Triple-T Foods Arkansas, Inc. Assets acquired from (USA). This acquisition will help the company expand its premium protein business for pet foods.

Pet Food Market Drivers:

The growing consumer awareness of natural and organic pet food products has led manufacturers to shift their focus from synthetic products to natural products, one of the main factors influencing the pet food market. The convenience benefits associated with organic and natural dry pet foods are expected to drive demand for products. Unlike most conventional types, organic and natural pet foods are used on a large scale. The increase in demand for dog food, along with high traction in the premium pet food sector, is supposed to lead the pet food market during the forecast period. The demand for dry food multiplies compared to other products, and it is convenient to grow and store pets without raising them. This has a positive impact on urban consumers who increasingly choose dry pet food.

Canned foods are considered more delicious for dogs and cats because this type of product contains adequate protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Wet pet food is easy to digest, minimizing backyard cleaning activities. The high digestibility provided by wet foods is desirable for sick cats and dogs and demanding consumers. As a family partner, the tendency to adopt dogs is presumed to increase the demand for products. Dogs, in particular, are witnessing an upward trend in the concept of the humanization of pets. This has increased the number of people who own dogs and offer premium food. In addition, rapid urbanization is one of the main factors that drive the pet food market.


A significant limitation identified in the growth of the pet food market is the issue of regulatory systems. Also, the high cost of products, especially foods canned with meat proteins, can limit consumer preferences, inhibiting business growth over the outlook period.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

Based on pets, Basis of ingredient Depending on the form

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

  • Big Heart Pet Brands
  • Mars Petcare Inc.
  • Well Pet
  • P&G Pet Care
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • Nestle Purina Pet Care
  • Diamond Pet Foods
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Deuerer and Heristo AG

Pet Food Market Segmentation:

  • Based on the pets, the dogs are occupying the dominant share in the pet food market, and it is also foreseen to continue its dominion in the coming years. The growing demand for high-quality dog food products in developed and developing countries is one of the driving forces that make up a significant portion of the dog segment in the pet food business.
  • On the basis of the ingredient, the pet food market was divided into cereals, meat and meat products, vegetables, fruits, fats, and additives. Meat and meat products accounted for a principal portion of the world market, followed by cereals.
  • Depending on the form, in 2019, the dry food sector occupied a larger market share, followed by the liquid. Dry types are used more widely in pet food products, as they are popularly convenient for handling and storage due to their cost-effective properties and low water content.

Pet Food Market Regional Analysis:

North America's pet food market has been the leading region in the business for quite some time. The regional demand for pet food is largely determined by consumer awareness of pets, along with increased consumer awareness of the beneficial effects on pet health. The trend of adopting pets among millennials is estimated to support local market growth. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), about 38% of people in the United States have one cat, and the average number of cats per household is two.

Europe pet food market is considered a prominent industry for quality pet food. According to the European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF), there is more than one pet in more than 80 million homes across Europe. Cat food products dominate the local pet food market due to the high ownership of cats. Also, in 2019, the Asia-Pacific pet food market focused on China, Japan, India, and Korea, which has become one of the leading regions in the world. The growth of the regional market may be due to an increased demand for premium dog food.

Leading Company:

Diamond Pet Foods Company is strengthening its position in the market by adopting strategies such as new product launches, expansions and investments, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, collaborations, joint ventures, and partnerships.

Key Players Involved in the pet food market:

The world's leading pet food suppliers include

  • Big Heart Pet Brands
  • Mars Petcare Inc.
  • Well Pet
  • P&G Pet Care
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • Nestle Purina Pet Care
  • Diamond Pet Foods
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Deuerer and Heristo AG

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods     

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends   

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Pet Food Market, By Pet                      

                                6.1.1 Dog            

                                6.1.2 Cat              

                                6.1.3 Fish            

   6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Pet Food Market, By Ingredient                        

                                6.2.1 Cereals     

                                6.2.2 Meat & Meat Products      

                                6.2.3 Vegetables             

                                6.2.4 Fruits         

                                6.2.5 Fats            

                                6.2.6 Additives 

         6.2.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.2.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.9 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Pet Food Market, By Form                   

                                6.3.1 Dry             

                                6.3.2 Liquid        

     6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021 - 2026)  

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Pet       

                                7.2.3 By Ingredient         

                                7.2.4 By Form    

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Pet       

                                7.3.3 By Ingredient         

                                7.3.4 By Form    

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Pet       

                                7.4.3 By Ingredient         

                                7.4.4 By Form    

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Pet       

                                7.5.3 By Ingredient         

                                7.5.4 By Form    

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Pet       

                                7.6.3 By Ingredient         

                                7.6.4 By Form    

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Diamond Pet Foods                

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Big Heart Pet Brands                               

                8.3 Mars Petcare Inc                      

                8.4 WellPet                        

                8.5 P&G PetCare                             

                8.6 Hill's Pet Nutrition                    

                8.7 Nestle Purina PetCare                           

                8.8 Blue Buffalo               

                8.9 Deuerer                       

                8.10 Heristo AG                

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the microenvironment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analyzing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis, and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies, and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis, and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Pet Food Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Pet Food Market By Pet, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Dog Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Cat Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Fish Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Pet Food Market By Ingredient, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Cereals Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Meat & Meat Products Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Vegetables Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Fruits Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Fats Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Additives Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Pet Food Market By Form, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Dry Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Liquid Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )


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