Worldwide spending in 2009 on pet supplies totals to â‚¬56.8 billion (US$76.9 billion), according to Euromonitor International .
Europe's total spending of â‚¬21.7 billion (US$29.4 billion) has allowed it to overtake North America by â‚¬400 million (US$541 million) more in sales.
Click to see the graph breakdown of spending by continents.
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