Pet Ownership Statistics

Find out the latest information on pet population and ownership trends for dogs, cats, birds and exotic companion animal ownership worldwide. Read the latest studies and research on generational pet ownership trends, the regions where pet ownership is increasing and how diversity among pet ownership demographics continues to create new challenges for pet food marketers and professionals.

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Pandemic influenced 47% of new dog acquisitions in US

More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
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Economy, domestic pet food has room to grow in South Korea

Now is the time for Korean players to develop economy pet food in emerging markets to promote improved animal welfare, said one market analyst.
Changing attitudes about dogs and cats have created an opportunity for economy-priced pet foods in South Korea, especially for domestic brands.
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South Korean pet food brand exports, domestic sales grow

As the twin trends of pet humanization and pet food premiumization continue, growth in South Korea’s domestic and exported pet food sales may continue.
As South Korea’s pet food market expanded, it fueled growth of domestic producers to the point where export too have increased dramatically.
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Dog, cat food average price growth may exceed 4% annually

Increased spending on pet food often comes from buying higher priced, premium and superpremium formulations.
During the ongoing pandemic, global pet food sales remained strong and even increased, despite the unprecedented economic downturn and unemployment caused by COVID-19. However, that growth wasn’t evenly distributed globally or economically, which increased opportunities for premiumization of pet food.
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