The market for other petfood in Belgium is expected to increase by 2 percent during 2012 to EUR21 million (US$27.3 million), according to provisional estimates in Euromonitor International's Other Pet Food in Belgium report.
The "small mammals" category of the other pets segment is currently experiencing the highest increase due to Belgian children's love for small animals.
In addition to these findings, the report offers a guide to the size and shape of the other petfood market in Belgium, with retail sales data from 2007-11 and forecasts to 2016. The report covers bird food, fish food, and small mammal and reptile petfood products.
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