Canada imports of US pet food grew 36% 2016-2021

For years, Canada’s pet food imports have mainly come from the United States, while growing in both value and volume. Learn more about how much of Canada’s total pet food imports consistently came from their southern neighbor.

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et owners in Canada love their pets, and there is nuance to how they feed their animals depending on where they live. | (Lori Beneteau | Shutterstock.com)
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For years, Canada’s pet food imports have mainly come from the United States, while growing in both value and volume. From 2016 to 2021, 90% or more of Canada’s total pet food imports consistently came from their southern neighbor, according to figures provided by the Pet Food Association of Canada (PFAC) from Agriculture Agrifood Canada (AAFC) via Statistics Canada.

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In 2016, Canada imported CAD775.1 million in pet food and treats from the United States. That increased nearly 36% to CAD1.202 billion by December of 2021. Canada’s imports of pet food and treats in 2016 stood at 246 million kilograms, rising to 392 million kilograms in 2021. 

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Seven pet food and treat companies headquartered in Canada

Company (A-Z)

Annual revenue 2020

Brands

Champion Petfoods

$US200,000,000

Orijen, Acana

Elmira Pet Products

$US30,080,000

Nutram Pet Products

Faim Museau

$US18,200,000

Faim Museau

FirstMate Pet Foods

$US50,000,000

FirstMate, Kasiks

Hagen Pet Foods

$US24,000,000

Nutrience

Petcurean Pet Nutrition

$US20,000,000

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PLB International

$US50,000,000

1st Choice, Pronature, Lily & Jax, private label

3 highest annual revenues of Canadian pet food companies 2020

Champion Petfoods - Founded in a small town in Alberta, Canada, Champion Petfoods has been offering premium food for dogs and cats since 1985. The company exports to nearly 100 countries worldwide.

  • Annual revenue 2020: $US200,000,000

PLB International - PLB International produces its own brands, 1st Choice, Pronature and Lily & Jax, as well as private labels at its Canadian plant. The company has more than 65 commercial partners in 36 countries across four continents.

  • Annual revenue 2020: $US50,000,000

FirstMate Pet Foods â€“ FirstMate Pet Foods is a family-owned company founded in 1989, with a focus on foods that feature fish. Now a worldwide brand, the company owns a dry production facility and a cannery.

  • Annual revenue 2020: $US50,000,000
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