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 EMEA
  • CAT FOOD MARKET IN THE AMERICAS

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
  • Dry cat food remains the major contributor in the cat food segment
  • Premium food at more affordable pricing drives the cat food market

Latin America is one of the fastest growing cat food markets in the world, with major countries like Brazil, Mexico and Chile driving sales in the region. The rise of the pet humanisation trend and increased ownership of cats as pets among the young population has led to an increase in demand for cat food. In response to the rise in demand,...

  • Cat Food
  • Brazil
  • Demand
  • Mars Inc
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 TURKEY - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Increasing Cat Ownership Continues To Boost the Performance of Cat Food

Cats remained one of the most popular pets for companionship as they are an easy choice for pet lovers in terms of care. In 2017 cat ownership therefore registered the most dynamic growth in pets overall. In addition to increasing cat sales through pet shops and pet superstores, increasing awareness about pet adoption led to more pet lovers...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • World
  • CAT FOOD IN THE US - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Consumers Increasingly Seek Value in Premium Cat Food

Internet retailing’s ascent to becoming a major channel in US cat food has been strikingly fast. In the span of only two years (between 2015 and 2017), online sales gained five value share percentage points across cat food. Much of the innovation behind its growth has come from online retailer Chewy.com, which has invested heavily to offer...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • United States
  • Mars Inc
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Two Large Players Dominate Cat Food

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 IN THE NETHERLANDS - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018

Enduring another year of population decline, cat food nonetheless managed to post moderate value growth in 2017 as higher unit prices sufficiently offset the loss incurred in volume sales. This scenario is expected to remain in place over the course of the forecast period as the negative population trend shows no sign of reversal in the short...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Netherlands
  • CAT FOOD IN IRELAND - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Premium Wet Cat Food Set To Grow at the Expense of Economy and Mid-priced Offerings

With houses and flats in Ireland generally becoming smaller, many householders are looking for smaller and more “practical” pets to keep, such as cats. Nevertheless, the percentage of households with a cat is stagnating. However, at the same time, cat owners are becoming more aware of the importance of good nutrition, with this supporting...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Ireland
  • 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
  • Nestlé Leads in Cat Food
  • CAT FOOD IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - CATEGORY ANALYSIS

Premiumisation is a key trend for packaged food products for both humans and pets. Among cat food, premiumisation is in forms such as added ingredients and grain-free products. 2017 also saw companies continue to launch and develop products aimed at specific breeds, age and health conditions. The rising popularity of premium products is likewise...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Middle East
  • United Arab Emirates
  • CAT FOOD IN THAILAND - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Cat Food Companies Customise Their Products for Specific Breeds

Cats are one of the most suitable choices for people who live in urban areas, where dwellings get smaller and more expensive as cities develop. Compared to dogs, cats tend to be quieter and do not require as much human interaction and attention, also boding well for urban pet owners in terms of both noise and space. Social media was another...

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Thailand
  • 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
  • CAT FOOD IN DENMARK - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • Mid-priced Is Still the Most Popular in Wet Cat Food

Growth in internet retailing has had an impact on the whole pet care industry; however, the transformation is not as dramatic in the case of cat food. As Danish pet owners are generally good at educating themselves regarding their pet’s health, they tend to share the common view that cats require a more varied diet than, for example, dogs....

  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Denmark