22 reports

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

The other pet population saw a strong boost in 2021 as more time was spent as home during the pandemic. While the other pet population is still set to grow in 2022, the rate of increase is set to slow slightly, as the “new normal” is starting to be seen in Germany as the pandemic restrictions ease. Comparatively, cats and dogs are still the...

  • Pet Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Time Devoted To Leisure

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

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

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 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

The ongoing pandemic and the “new normal” have continued to influence the cat population and subsequent demand for cat food in Germany going into 2022. Since March 2020, home seclusion and social isolation have led more people to consider the purchase of a cat, leading to growth in the cat population. More specifically, there is also a shift...

  • Cat Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Time Devoted To Leisure

Germans love their dogs, and since the 2010s the dog population has constantly increased. While almost all sizes of dogs, from small dogs to large dogs, have seen increased interest in 2022, the populations of small and medium dogs are set to increase more strongly than large dogs. Smaller dogs tend to demand less attention, and especially...

  • Dog Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Time Devoted To Leisure

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

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

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

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 small mammal/reptile population declined throughout the review period and into 2021 but, the populations of both birds and fish have continued to grow with fish being the most popular other pets. During 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 many people bought fish as they craved interaction and comfort thanks to home seclusion measures and...

  • Pet Food
  • Ukraine
  • World
  • Pet Food Sales
  • High Net Worth Individuals Number

Ukrainian pet owners are increasingly price sensitive in 2021 as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic’s resultant economic downturn. Subsequently, many pet owners prefer to pamper their pets with more affordable products and would rather spend less on non-essential products such as other pet products. For example, sales of dog and cat food...

  • Pet Supply
  • Pet Food
  • Pet Care
  • Ukraine
  • World
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

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