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STATISTICS

BY THE

NUMBERS
As trends sweep the US pet food and treat industry and
brands embrace an omnichannel approach to reach
customers, what stories do the numbers tell?

By Jennifer Semple | jsemple@sosland.com

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Starting with the big picture, the US pet food and treat
industry continues to grow. That growth has garnered
the attention of investors and some large human food
manufacturing companies. Both General Mills with the
acquisition of Blue Buffalo and J.M. Smucker Company
with the acquisitions of Big Heart Pet Brands and
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition are now embracing food and
treats for pets as one of their key business pillars delivering the growth their investors require.
According to market research provider Euromonitor
International, global pet food
sales totaled $88.7 bila
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owned 44%
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Pet food
Cat treats
Source: Euromonitor International

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83.3

$32.5 billion in US pet food sales, $4.5 billion in US dog
treat sales, $918 million in US cat treat sales, and exports
of $1.8 billion.
Sales numbers tell what happened, but the growth
rates of those sales tell a better story of how certain categories are trending and where they may be headed.
Across the board in a global economic environment
where any growth is heralded, pet food and treats continue knocking it out of the park. Euromonitor reports
the US pet food market grew 5.1% from 2017 to 2018.
US dog treats grew 6.6%, US cat treats grew 8.0% and
the overall global pet food market grew 6.3%.
That growth comes with some tricky challenges.
The regulatory environment over the past 10 years has
brought US pet food processing standards in line with
human food manufacturing. Pet food and treat brands
are chasing consumer preferences of matching their own

Total Market Size

2018 sales
in billions

Growth %
2017 to 2018

US Pet Food*

$32.5

5.1

US Dog Treats

$4.5

6.6

US Cat Treats

$0.9

8.0

Global Pet Food

$88.7

6.3

Dog treats

*US Dog Treat sales and US Cat Treat sales are included in US Pet Food sales. US pet food data is based on retail sales from the Euromonitor Pet Care Database.

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Pet Food Processing - October 2019
Contents
Off the Leash - The intersection of industries
Industry Survey - Good problems
Statistics - By the numbers
Processor Profiles
Associations
Certifications - Living up to the label
Accelerators - On the fast track
Consultants - Tour guides
US Census - Just in
Ad index
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PET Food Processing - October 2019 - Industry Survey - Good problems
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PET Food Processing - October 2019 - Accelerators - On the fast track
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PET Food Processing - October 2019 - Consultants - Tour guides
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PET Food Processing - October 2019 - US Census - Just in
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