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Pet Care in Ukraine

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The outbreak of COVID-19 in Ukraine in early March 2020 coincided with a change of government, and the resultant disruption initially slowed the implementation of measures to contain the pandemic. Nonetheless, from 12 March all educational institutions in the country were closed – most did not reopen during the remainder of the academic year...

  • Cat Food
  • Dog Food
  • Pet Food
  • Ukraine
  • World
  • European Union
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

Whilst the pandemic has led to a rise in dog and cat ownership, there has been little change to bird, fish and small mammal ownership in recent years. Dogs and cats have been sought out because of the companionship they provide, which has been much needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Birds, fish and small mammals often require more equipment...

  • Pet Food
  • Portugal
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on sales of other pet food as Greeks adopted more pets whilst spending more time at home. Demand for other pet food surged in 2020 and 2021 as consumers brought birds, fish and small mammals into their homes, transforming the fortunes of this category which had been struggling pre-pandemic. Other...

  • Pet Food
  • Greece
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Fish Sales

The main hinderance to the growth of other pet food in Ireland has been the stagnation seen within the pet population of small mammals, reptiles, fish and birds. While the dog and cat populations saw a sharp rise during the pandemic, this was not the case for the other pet population. This was largely because most people preferred to have...

  • Pet Food
  • Ireland
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Inflation Rate

Families with children showed an increased interest in adopting or buying pets during the pandemic as a way to cure the boredom and anxiety created by home seclusion. Mice and fish (mainly guppies or goldfish) are common choices in Hungary for new pet owners because their average lifespan is just 1-3 years. This short lifespan allows parents...

  • Pet Food
  • Hungary
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Inflation Rate

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

Other pet food market in Bulgaria witnessed moderate growth in retail volume terms in 2021, with this pattern continuing into 2022 as a growing number of owners switch to prepared food. Meanwhile value growth has been inflated by an increase in retail prices in 2022, with prices being impacted by rising transportation fees and an increase...

  • Pet Food
  • Bulgaria
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail 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 dominated by small mammal/reptile food, with the number of such pets expanding steadily over the course of the review period. This stands in stark contrast to the bird and fish populations, which both fell during the review period as a whole. The rate of growth in the small mammal/reptile population peaked in 2020. Small...

  • Pet Food
  • Finland
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Birth Rate

Other pet food for birds, fish, small animals and reptiles in Poland is shared among several companies, with none of them having a standout lead. Four companies lead other pet food (Vitakraft Tuptus Sp zoo, Tropical Tadeusz Ogrodnik Co, PW Hobby Piotr Matuszewski, Spectrum Brands Poland Sp zoo) accounting for two-thirds of retail value sales....

  • Pet Food
  • Poland
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

Ownership of other pets in Romania is mainly concentrated in large urban areas and amongst higher-income households that can afford the expense of keeping other pets. Much of this is derived from their food as certain reptiles or fish within this category require specialist nutrition and owners are increasingly willing to splash out on this...

  • Pet Food
  • Romania
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Food Price

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

The dog population is expected to continue to increase in the Netherlands over 2022, with both the number and share of households owning a dog set to rise again, albeit gradually. While predicted to be slower than in 2020 and 2021, retail volume and current value sales are projected to continue on their upward trajectory in 2022. Dog...

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

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

Dry dog food is the dominant choice for many dog owners in Greece accounting for over half of dog food sales by value in 2022. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, dry food has seen its popularity surge since it is the more economical choice for Greeks. During the pandemic, household expenditure was limited so consumers had the tendency to buy more...

  • Dog Food
  • Greece
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

The rate of growth in retail constant value sales (2022 prices) of cat food slowed significantly in 2022, as the boost to demand provided by the pandemic in 2020 (which led to an acceleration in the rate of growth in the country’s feline population) continued to fade. Wet cat food accounts for the bulk of value sales and is also more dynamic...

  • Cat Food
  • Finland
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Life Expectancy

The rate of growth in retail constant value sales (2022 prices) of dog food slowed slightly during 2022, with premiumisation remaining the dominant trend. More and more owners want the best nutrition for their dogs and are prepared to pay for it. There is a strong pet humanisation trend, which was accelerated by COVID-19 with people at home...

  • Dog Food
  • Finland
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

The pet cat population continues to grow at a steady pace in Portugal since cats are well suited to living in apartments. Urbanisation and a rise in single- and two-person households is helping to drive volume growth in the cat population, with cats being more independent and generally requiring less care than keeping a dog. The outbreak of...

  • Cat Food
  • Portugal
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

Dog owners are increasingly willing to invest in higher quality dog foods that support the health and wellbeing of their pets. There is a strong emphasis on more natural and personalised premium dog foods which is driving current value growth. Royal Canin, the leading player in premium dog food, launched its new range of Health Management...

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

Dog food in Poland witnessed little major, disruptive innovation at the end of the review period. Companies instead preferred to introduce relatively non-impactful products, which would attract the attention of consumers and keep them loyal to the brand, as well as drawing interest in prepared dog food. Dog Food in Poland report offers...

  • Dog Food
  • Poland
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Fuel Sales

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

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

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a growing need for pet companionship as many Ukrainians had more free time on their hands in 2020 thanks to schools being closed and many people working from home during lockdown. This ultimately led to a rise in the pet dog population, especially small and medium sized dogs, in Ukraine in 2020 with this trend...

  • Dog Food
  • Ukraine
  • World
  • European Union
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Health Insurance Claims

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

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