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Pet Care in Austria

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Like many markets, pet care in Austria was strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 started with another lockdown for Austrians, which meant that many leisure activities were no longer possible and more time was spent at home. As a result, many pets received more attention. In addition, the number of dogs and cats continued to rise,...

  • Cat Food
  • Dog Food
  • Pet Food
  • Austria
  • World
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

The therapeutic dog food market projected to reach US$ 8,949.52 million by 2028 from US$ 6,095.70 million in 2021; it is expected to register a CAGR of 5.6% during 2021–2028. The market growth is attributed to the increasing adoption of dogs for companionship. Therapeutic dog food is specifically formulated to aid in the management of various...

  • Dog Food
  • World
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • Chronic Disease Prevalence
  • Gross Domestic Product

There was strongly boosted interest in buying or adopting small mammals during the lockdown of 2020 as consumers with young children purchased hamsters, furry dwarf rabbits, or guinea pigs to keep them amused. Such animals are relatively undemanding as well as cuddly and easy for children to handle. Last year, the small mammal population continued...

  • Pet Food
  • Czech Republic
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

Danish pet food producer Natural Brande A/S, which is present in all pet food categories with its Arion brand, decided to withdraw from fish food sales in 2021. An ongoing decline in the pet fish population and strong competition from international brands led the company to re-evaluate the potential of fish food with it choosing to instead...

  • Pet Food
  • Denmark
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Fuel Sales

As Slovaks sought out animal companionship during the pandemic, pet ownership of other pets also increased. Ownership of small mammals and fish saw particularly notable increases as these animals can help relieve everyday stresses and are relatively easy to care for. This growth in other pet population will continue to support sales of other...

  • Pet Food
  • Slovakia
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Energy Consumption

Other pet food is projected to continue to see declines in retail volume and current value sales across categories over 2022. However, the downward trajectory in other pet food predates the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Italy. Indeed, the rate of sales decline tended to be slower in 2020 and 2021, compared with 2019, partly...

  • Pet Food
  • Italy
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

Unlike the cat and dog population, the other pet population in Belgium did not see such a significant increase in response to the COVID-19 crisis and as such demand for other pet food has remained more stable. Nevertheless, the category continues to see steady retail volume growth in 2022. Other Pet Food in Belgium report offers a comprehensive...

  • Pet Food
  • Belgium
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Direct Sales

The pet populations of small mammals, reptiles, fish and birds, have remained relatively steady over the last 12 months, with slight increases for all categories except for fish and birds who continue to decline. The extra equipment necessary to keep these types of pets, as well as their lack of ‘cuddliness’ is likely contributing to this...

  • Pet Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Hypermarket Sales

Economy cat food has witnessed the strongest growth over the review period as the pandemic has impacted disposable income. Rising demand for dry cat food has continued to strengthen ahead of other sub-categories since dry dog food is usually cheaper but also has a long shelf life. In fact, economy dry dog food was the strongest category in...

  • Cat Food
  • Greece
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

Slovak people increasingly desired pet companionship after the COVID-19 virus hit the country in 2020 and they were advised to stay at home. During this time pet adoptions skyrocketed, and pet ownership became prevalent. While dogs remain the most popular pets overall, the cat pet population continued growing in 2021, though at a much slower...

  • Cat Food
  • Slovakia
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Average Time Online

While many countries turn to local production when looking for quality and sustainability, Danish pet owners value high quality cat food over domestic sourcing. While there are Danish pet food manufacturers like Kingsmoor which boast about locally caught fish for cat food, the average Dane still tends to choose the product which they perceive...

  • Cat Food
  • Denmark
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to be utilised at various points in Denmark throughout 2021 this continued to support an ongoing rise in the number of people getting a puppy. However, it is worth noting that alongside this there was also an increase in the number of dog abandonments in 2021 and in early 2022 as employees gradually started...

  • Dog Food
  • Denmark
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

During the COVID-19 pandemic more people adopted cats as pets, as they looked for companionship or entertainment while stuck at home. Another impact of the pandemic was that some owners avoided making non-essential visits to veterinary clinics which resulted in fewer cats being neutered and in turn fuelling growth in the cat population. The...

  • Cat Food
  • Hungary
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Fuel Demand

Dogs are increasingly being given the status of a so-called “fur baby” in Hungary, with pet “parents” doting on their dogs and showing a willingness to spend more on dog food to improve their health and wellbeing. In line with this trend, owners are becoming more aware of their dog’s health conditions and nutritional needs and are taking a...

  • Dog Food
  • Hungary
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Health Insurance Claims

Cat food in Bulgaria continues to see healthy growth in 2022 both in value and volume terms. While growth is benefiting from the increasing cat population it is also benefiting from the growing number of people switching to using prepared food. Even stray cats are now being fed more often with economy dry cat food, which is readily available...

  • Cat Food
  • Bulgaria
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

Sales of dog food in Bulgaria continue to see strong growth in value and volume terms in 2022. Stronger value growth is mainly due to the price increases being seen as a result of high inflation and an increase in transportation costs. In addition, a jump in the cost of the raw materials used in some economy dry food products has also created...

  • Dog Food
  • Bulgaria
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

Cat food continues to enjoy healthy growth in 2022 supported by the growing demand for premium dry and wet cat food. The pet humanisation trend is pushing pet owners to choose human-like cat food for their companions, with a growing focus on healthy, natural and indulgent ingredients. Tapping into this premiumisation trend and growing number...

  • Cat Food
  • Belgium
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

Cats are the fastest growing pet category in France, outperforming dogs, with over 9 million households in France owning a cat and the cat population being over 15 million in 2022. As seen with dogs, the period of lockdowns and time of working from home led to a boom in pet ownership and, with people spending more time with their pets, greater...

  • Cat Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Supermarket Sales

The positive performance of premium dog food is encouraging producers to focus more on health and wellbeing when it comes to new product development. It is also attracting new players into the Belgian market who are offering premium products with a health and wellbeing positioning. For example, Dog Chef started up in Belgium earlier in the...

  • Dog Food
  • Belgium
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Over 2022, both retail volume and current value growth in cat food in Italy are set to be in line with 2021 results. New product development in the premium segment reflects a growing and more sophisticated demand for cat food in the county. Growing awareness of and demand for product quality remains a key driver of value sales in 2022, with...

  • Cat Food
  • Italy
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

Enthusiasm for high-quality food among humans is informing the decision-making process in pet food, with dog owners increasingly willing to spend more to guarantee the highest-quality food for their animals. This supports the performance of the fastest-growing category, dog treats and mixers. Thus, dog treats and mixers is set to continue...

  • Dog Food
  • Italy
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

The COVID-19 pandemic did not disrupt the premiumisation trend that emerged in dog food over the review period. This trend is expected to develop further in 2022, supported by consumers’ desire to give their dogs quality food. As such, both retailers and producers continue to focus on the premium segment in dog food, adding value, novel ingredients,...

  • Dog Food
  • Czech Republic
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Health Insurance Claims

Rising unit prices were the main factor of value growth in the second half of 2021 and will continue boosting value sales in 2022. Despite rising prices, volume sales will continue to grow (albeit at a slower rate than value sales) since Slovak consumers are increasingly making the needs of its dogs a high priority and something they cannot...

  • Dog Food
  • Slovakia
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Energy Consumption

Cat treats are anticipated to continue performing well in 2022 thanks to consumers continuing to spend more time at home with their pets than they did pre-pandemic. This was particularly notable at the start of 2022 when consumers were still highly wary of contracting the virus. During home seclusion, pet owners have been increasingly inclined...

  • Cat Food
  • Czech Republic
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

The premium segment is expanding in dog food. Previously, there was a more defined split between economy and premium, to the detriment of mid-range brands. However, it now appears that both economy and mid-range options are losing popularity, with the premium segment seeing the most promising growth. This is attributed to the rising popularity...

  • Dog Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Supermarket Sales

After a growth spike in 2020, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), dog food will continue to record positive real value growth in 2021 as well as throughout the forecast period. Consumers in home seclusion were adopting new pets for companionship, while owners spending more time than usual at home with their dogs were also keen to provide them with...

  • Dog Food
  • Western Europe
  • Online Retail Sales
  • E-Commerce Market Share

In 2017, pet care in Germany followed trends and developments from human-centred industries ever more closely. Smaller, independent manufacturers especially tended to pick up developments – even niche trends – from packaged food, health and wellness or even fashion, and translated them into products for pets. One of the larger trends was the...

  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

Decreasing dog ownership and declining volumes per purchase as shoppers choose smaller pack sizes and make fewer trips to retail outlets led to retail volume decline in pet care in the UK at the end of the review period. Demand for premium will allow for marginal value growth, despite declining volumes over the forecast period. Rising consumer...

  • Pet Food
  • Cat Food
  • Dog Food
  • United Kingdom
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

Pet care shows modest retail value growth in 2018 but remains stable in retail volume terms. This demonstrates that the premiumisation trend within pet care in France, in particular in dog and cat food, is continuing and is, indeed, predicted to continue throughout the remainder of the forecast period. Pet owners are also becoming more conscious...

  • Cat Food
  • Dog Food
  • Pet Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

The pet food extrusion market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6%. The pet food extrusion market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2017, to reach USD 72.64 billion by 2022. The demand for extruded pet food products is projected to be on the rise, owing to factors such as the growth in pet adoption, pet humanization,...

  • Pet Food
  • APAC
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Disposable Income
  • Pet Food Production