The US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service published a Global Agricultural Information Network report that highlights the growing Kenyan petfood market.
The report says that Kenya's petfood market grew 27% over the period from 2006-2010, attributed to an increase in pet ownership and demand for quality petfood. Kenya's petfood imports total about US$960,000, triple the amount in 2006, according to the report.
The report also cites data from Euromonitor International that says the pet population in Kenya, including cats, dogs, doves, pigeons and rabbits, grew by an average of 3% per year to more than 8 million in 2010. The report predicts Kenya's imports of petfood will continue to increase as pet ownership increases and consumers demand specific types of petfoods.
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