Latin American pet food industry: most-read articles 2018

These eight articles about the pet food markets in various nations of Latin America had the highest number of page views on Petfood Industry’s website in 2018.

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Animalia 2 pet specialty retailer in Siguatepeque, Honduras l Photo by Tim Wall
Animalia 2 pet specialty retailer in Siguatepeque, Honduras l Photo by Tim Wall

These eight articles about the pet food markets in various nations of Latin America had the highest number of page views on Petfood Industry’s website in 2018. Some of the countries covered in these articles included Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras.

1. Brazil pet food market beat UK, Mexico overtook Canada

Between 2012 and 2017, while worldwide pet food sales reached new heights, several developing nations supplanted established pet food powerhouses in terms of annual sales. For example, since 2012, Brazil rose to replace the United Kingdom as the second largest pet food market globally, up from number six.

2. Mexican pet food industry concentrated in 5 states

Of the 134 pet food companies based in Mexico, five states produce nearly 95 percent of the nation’s dog and cat food.

3. Ecuador fish company builds pet food production facility

In Ecuador, fishing and canning company Eurofish is preparing to move into the pet food market after serving the human food market since the 1990s.

4. 12 top companies in Latin American pet food industry

These 12 companies from Latin America have profiles in Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data. Learn more about top companies in Latin America, along with trends in annual revenues and other information, with Petfood Industry Top Companies Historical Data.

5. Latin American pet food brands could grow in e-commerce

E-commerce presents a strong, yet underutilized, opportunity for pet food companies in Colombia, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, said Diana Mercado, founder of Zoo Inc. during her presentation at Foro Andino 2018 in Bogota, Colombia, which her company sponsors.

6. Colombian pet market may grow to US$251 million in 2018

The Colombian pet food market is booming and has grown in value, volume and price per kilogram during the past few years, said Juan Pablo Garcia, category manager for Nestle Purina Petcare – Colombia, during his presentation at Foro Andino in Bogota, Colombia on November 28, 2018.

7. Brazil, Mexico lead Latin America in pet food consumption

While Brazil and Mexico dominate Latin American pet food markets, other nations have the potential to grow by following similar patterns to the two leaders, said Ivan Franco, founder of Triplethree International Market Research, during the opening session of Foro Mascotas 2018 on May 31 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

8. Honduran premium pet food sales fueled by humanization

As in other Latin American pet food markets, Honduran pet specialty retailers have noticed pronounced growth in demand for dog, cat and other pet foods. Likewise, the demand for high-protein dog and cat foods accompanied the rise of pet humanization, especially among millennials.

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