About 200 reports

  • Rise in the demand for freeze-dried dog and cat food
  • Increasing demand for therapeutic dog and cat food

About Dog and Cat Food Dog and cat food is formulated specifically for supplementing the dietary needs of dogs and cats. Dry dog and cat food includes food with around 10% water content whereas wet dog and cat food includes food with around 75% water content. Technavio’s analysts forecast the Global Dog and Cat...

  • Cat Food
  • World
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • CAT FOOD MARKET IN THE AMERICAS
  • CAT FOOD MARKET IN APAC

About Cat Food Cat foods are food products tailor-made to accommodate the dietary needs of cats. Cats, when it comes to their eating habits, are usually fussy. Most of their eating preferences are formed in the early years of their life cycle. Although, it is very important to feed them the right kind of food, and make them...

  • Cat Food
  • World
  • Market Size
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • CAT FOOD IN FRANCE - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Wet Cat Food Increasingly Perceived As Calorific

In 2017, cat treats recorded the strongest value growth in the whole pet food industry in France. This is because cat treats are becoming more widely available via French supermarkets and hypermarkets, as well as being better priced. Manufacturers are expected to continue launching products not only for indulging pets, but which also have...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • France
  • Trade
  • CAT FOOD IN RUSSIA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Cat Food Is Expected To Remain Highly Concentrated

Cat food remained the largest category within pet food in Russia, accounting for much more than half of all sales in 2017. Cats were still the most common pets at the end of the review period, which explains this dominance in pet food. However, over the forecast period, cat food will see a slightly slower volume dynamic than dog food, since...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Russia
  • CAT FOOD IN VENEZUELA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Shortages of Premium Cat Food Brands Persist

2018 marked the fifth consecutive year of double-digit volume sales decline for cat food, with reduced product availability continuing to undermine the category’s performance. Importers and local manufacturers have faced major barriers in accessing foreign currency since 2016, resulting in significant shortages of cat food products. Some Venezuelans...

  • Cat Food
  • Venezuela
  • Demand
  • Trade
  • Cargill Inc.
  • CAT FOOD IN SWEDEN - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Dry Cat Food Benefits From Premiumisation, Albeit Losing Share To Wet Cat Food

Several trends during 2017 drove increased consumption of wet cat food. Historically, wet cat food was viewed as less healthy and a bit luxurious due to its higher price per calorie. Manufacturers aimed to change this picture and drive consumers to shift in part from their cats’ dry food diet to wet cat food instead. Because of the strong...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Sweden
  • Solid Outlook for Cat Food
  • CAT FOOD IN AUSTRIA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

In the forecast period, cat food growth is expected to slow compared to the review period, albeit remaining superior to dog and other pet food. As a result of continuing premiumisation and rising unit prices, value growth is likely to remain faster than volume growth. Euromonitor International’s Cat Food in Austria report offers a comprehensive...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Austria
  • Forecast
  • CAT FOOD IN ARGENTINA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Cat Food Appears Immune To Economic Crises

Cat food has a much lower correlation to the evolution of the economy than dog food. This is reflected in the superior retail volume performance of cat food to dog food during a review period marked by the ups and downs of the economic situation. Cat owners are more loyal to brands and prefer to save on other products or services before they...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Argentina
  • Trade
  • CAT FOOD IN SINGAPORE - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Quality, Not Quantity, Is Expected by Cat Food Connoisseurs

Premiumisation is a global trend which has affected numerous categories, and cat food is no exception. Cat food trends are partly shaped by human trends – as the decision makers in terms of the purchase of cat food, consumers are more likely to purchase healthier food for their pets if they are aware of the need for healthy living. Companies...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Singapore
  • Forecast
  • CAT FOOD IN ISRAEL - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Wet cat food Premium: Schesir, Royal Canin

As part of the general trend of greater care and compassion towards animals, a growing number of consumers are feeding their cats with high-quality and nutritious food. Moreover, as the monthly expenditure on cat food is lower than that on dog food, shifting to more expensive foods is easier for cat owners. Dry cat food is expected to decline...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Israel
  • Forecast
  • BioPet Ltd
  • DOG AND CAT FOOD PACKAGING IN THE US - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • TRENDS

Across dog and cat food, volume growth continues to be hindered by weak pet population trends. Dog and cat populations remain essentially flat, while the growing popularity of small dog breeds has been detrimental to volume sales (as smaller dogs require 50% to 75% fewer calories than medium-sized or large breed dogs). As a result total volume...

  • Cat Food
  • Packaging
  • Pet Food
  • United States
  • Forecast
  • CAT FOOD IN UKRAINE - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • CAT FOOD IN UKRAINE - COMPANY PROFILES

Although value sales increased during the review period, this was mainly due to rising prices. In 2017, it is expected that volume sales will decline by 4% due to continued unit price growth, as well as falling consumer purchasing power. Euromonitor International’s Cat Food in Ukraine report offers a comprehensive guide to the size...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Ukraine
  • Demand
  • Forecast
  • CAT FOOD IN TURKEY - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • CAT FOOD IN TURKEY - COMPANY PROFILES

In 2017, cat food is set to register slower growth in both volume and value terms, due to intensifying macroeconomic and political deterioration in the country. Rising average unit prices in all price segments, driven by the depreciation of the Turkish lira against foreign currencies, has affected the performance of the cat food negatively....

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Care
  • Pet Food
  • Turkey
  • CAT FOOD IN IRELAND - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • CAT FOOD IN IRELAND - COMPANY PROFILES

Based on provisional 2017 estimates, cat food is set to see further 1% current value growth and a negligible decline in volume terms, with just slightly lower tonnage being produced. Sales of EUR48 million are expected, as the unit price will continue to rise. The cat population is also expected to see further growth in 2017; however overall...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Ireland
  • Demand
  • Mars Inc
  • DOG AND CAT FOOD PACKAGING IN UKRAINE - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • TRENDS

Economisation was the prevailing trend in the core dog and cat food categories in 2016 and 2017 this had a direct impact on the packaging formats used. In addition, the development of private label and economy packaging formats and sizes also had a positive impact on the packaging of dog and cat food due to the relatively low...

  • Cat Food
  • Packaging
  • Ukraine
  • Demand
  • Forecast
  • CAT FOOD IN JAPAN - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Cat Foods Drives Pet Care

Although the dog population saw constant decline over the review period, the cat population was relatively stable. The cat population exceeded the dog population in 2017. Compared to dogs, that require more care such as daily walking and annual vaccination, cats are generally owned with less care and expense. The increasing ageing population...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Japan
  • CAT FOOD IN CHINA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Internet Retailing Clearly Leads Cat Food Distribution in China

Over the review period, the cat population in China witnessed even more dynamic growth than dogs, further closing the gap with the latter in 2017. Apart from the similar demographic reasons that also caused the growth of dogs including the ageing population and lower birth rates, modern lifestyles also had a significant impact on the popularity...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • China
  • CAT FOOD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018

Urbanisation, smaller living space, desire for companionship and the increasing number of single-person households made owning cats more attractive than larger dogs, particularly with men in 2017. However, retail value and volume sales declined as shoppers purchased less cat food per shopping trip. This was the result of better formulated...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • United Kingdom
  • Cat Food Is Dominated by Premium Brands
  • CAT FOOD IN INDIA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Cat ownership is much lower than dog ownership in India because people worry about the care and expense they need. People who have pet cats usually feed them milk and home-made food leading to lower cat food consumption. In addition people believe cats are usually raised to catch mice and feed themselves. However, cat lovers tend to consult...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • India
  • CAT FOOD IN BRAZIL - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Therapeutic and Functional Cat Food Propel Growth in Both Wet and Dry Food

Both leading players Mars and Nestlé opened factories in 2017 to produce solely wet pet food for dogs and cats. This will reduce unit prices, as locally produced and distributed products are cheaper than imported brands, driving demand for wet cat food. Euromonitor International’s Cat Food in Brazil report offers a comprehensive guide...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Brazil
  • Alimentos SA
  • Comércio Ltda
  • CAT FOOD IN CANADA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Premium Cat Food Leads Category Growth

Cat ownership rose steadily in Canada and cats continued to outnumber dogs as they suit different household sizes. The personality traits of cats make them a good choice for busy urban dwellers. Compared to dogs, cats also adapt more easily to the smaller living space available in cities. The ongoing trend of more millennials moving into apartment...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Canada
  • DLM Foods Canada Corp.
  • Cat Food Records A Good Performance
  • CAT FOOD IN ITALY - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

In the coming years cat food is expected to continue witnessing slow but steady growth, increasing both in volume and value terms. Cat treats and mixers will face the most dynamic development, while other categories will sustain slower growth, albeit almost all positive (bar mid-priced wet cat food). Nevertheless wet cat food is expected to...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Italy
  • Forecast
  • Trends in Cat Food Come and Go
  • CAT FOOD IN GERMANY - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Cat food in Germany has been impacted by similar factors and trends as dog food. The German cat population has kept growing gradually, although at a slowing pace, whilst family cats, especially indoor cats, are tending to get older on average. In addition, cat owners, very much like dog owners, often aim to find food which is as natural and...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Germany
  • Phantom Brand Enters Cat Food
  • Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018

A few more examples of wet and dry treats were introduced in 2017, in line with the humanisation trend. Cat mixers was slower to enter than dog mixers. This slow entrance of mixers was mainly due to the ongoing downsizing in cat food, along with the use of dry cat food for general snacking purposes. Therefore a number of cat food products...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Australasia
  • New Zealand
  • CAT FOOD IN NORWAY - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018

Premiumisation and channel fragmentation were the key trends in cat food during the review period. While premium cat food accounted for the highest share of retail value sales, the segment continued to register the fastest growth in 2017. Pet humanisation gradually boosted premium products that emphasise taste, nutritional value, health functionality...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Norway
  • CAT FOOD IN VIETNAM - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Marketing Activities in Cat Food Remain Limited

Cats generally require lower maintenance than dogs, making them more suitable for busy urban consumers. This helped to ensure that Vietnam’s cat population grew faster than its dog population in 2017. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period and fuel the further development of cat food, which in 2017 was the most dynamic...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Vietnam
  • Trade
  • Dry Cat Food Is More Resilient Than Wet Cat Food
  • CAT FOOD IN SOUTH AFRICA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Manufacturers are focusing on educating consumers how to give their cats a balanced diet, in line with the growing humanisation trend, whereby pet owners look after their pets as they would their children. Premium cat food is seeing rising popularity, particularly cat food customised to target specific cat needs, ages and breeds. Some cat...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • South Africa
  • Wet Cat Food Performance Improves
  • CAT FOOD IN GREECE - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Internet retailing and hypermarkets both recorded strong growth in cat food value sales in 2017. However cats require less volume of food and therefore the money saving that internet retailing offers is not such a strong incentive as for dog food. Moreover discounting activities by pet shops, and the fact that more pet shops provided the option...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Greece
  • Hellas SA
  • Wet Cat Food Outperforms Dry Cat Food
  • CAT FOOD IN SLOVAKIA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Strengthening purchasing power combined with a growing convenience trend among Slovak cat owners positively impacted overall cat food sales performance in 2017 and early 2018. This led to an increasing number of Slovaks feeding their cats with cat food rather than food scraps or home-made food. This trend was also helped by a gradual shift...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Slovakia
  • Owners Prefer Dry Cat Food
  • CAT FOOD IN EGYPT - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Islam is the state religion in Egypt, with Muslims accounting for a 90% share of the population. Islam permits the keeping of dogs for certain purposes, such as hunting, guarding livestock and protecting crops. However, dogs should be kept outside not inside the house. Therefore, most pet lovers prefer to own a cat rather than a dog. In addition...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Egypt