The ongoing, global pandemic influenced pet food markets in Asia, Australia and Pacific islands, just as it did in other regions. Petfood Industry reports and contributors covered the pandemic’s effects from India, where feeding abandoned pets was declared an essential service, to the Philippines, where pet food was not considered an essential industry and pet owners lacked access to supplies. In 2020, China relaxed restrictions on U.S. pet foods made from certain livestock, while also officially classifying dogs are pets, not livestock, following concerns over zoonotic disease in the pandemic’s wake. However, some of the top stories dealt with business moves, disaster relief and consumer demands that predated the pandemic.
These articles are ranked by unique pageviews, a measure of how many times individual computers, and ostensibly individual humans, viewed a particular website page. Google Analytics provided the unique pageview data from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020.
6,218 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - JANUARY 10, 2020
Nestlé Purina’s announcement that it’s discontinuing 13-ounce Friskies cans spurred two online petitions.
2,394 unique pageviews
KEN JIAO – MARCH 10, 2020
Being on the GACC list does not automatically mean easy entry into China’s market, however.
Under the Sino-U.S. trade agreement, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has updated the List of Registered U.S. Pet Food Companies (commonly known as the White List or GACC list), adding 13 new companies.
1,886 unique pageviews
TIM WALL - AUGUST 28, 2020
These five companies from the Asia-Pacific region have profiles in Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data. These companies’ annual revenues in 2019 surpassed those of others in the region. Learn more about top dog, cat and other pet food and treat companies worldwide, along with trends in annual revenues and other information, in Petfood Industry Top Companies Historical Data.
1,529 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - MAY 14, 2020
With pet food exports worth over US$1.693 billion in 2019, Thailand has now become the world's fourth-largest pet food exporter after the United States, the European Union and China.
1,474 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - JANUARY 30, 2020
The ongoing health crisis and resulting lockdowns could also affect operations of pet food companies and other businesses.
1,373 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - JANUARY 10, 2020
Australia’s culling of kangaroos, some of which went into pet food, has been stopped in some state due to the bushfires.
1,024 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - APRIL 22, 2020
The Chinese government will make a list of livestock official, which prominently excludes dogs from animals that its citizens can farm and eat, on May 8, 2020. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in early April 2020 declared dogs to be companion animals.
1,004 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - APRIL 26, 2020
Countries from the Philippines to Malaysia to China have all been affected by their respective lockdowns, e-commerce potential and virus struggles.
981 unique pageviews
ALMA BUELVA - MARCH 11, 2020
China has lifted its ban on U.S. pet food derived from ruminant ingredients and has also allowed import of pet food with poultry or bovine components. The announcement from Chinese Customs removed the barrier for U.S. pet food imports to China that has lasted for years on the condition that U.S.-made pet food complies with the relevant Chinese laws and regulations. U.S. pet food manufacturers should also guarantee that the ruminant ingredients in their products have been legally imported into the United States, meet U.S. domestic requirements for inclusion in pet food and are traceable to the country of origin.
943 unique pageviews
TIM WALL - NOVEMBER 18, 2020
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