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Pet Foods Market Assessment

  • ID: 3796
  • January 2001
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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This report looks at the UK pet food market, with particular emphasis on the major categories of cat and dog food. The market has grown steadily during the last 5 years, with changes in pet ownership levels affecting growth rates in individual market sectors. The continuing changes in consumer lifestyles during the past few years have led to an increase in the popularity of `low maintenance pets' such as cats, small animals or fish rather than dogs. As a result, there has been an increase in the number of cat-owning households and in the total cat population, while dog ownership has fallen, as has the total number of dogs.

The dog food sector, nevertheless, remains the largest in both volume and value terms in 2000, due to the fact that the average dog is much larger than a cat and so requires more food. Owners, therefore, are obliged to spend more on food for their pet dogs than for cats.

The performance of the pet food market in the UK is affected by a number of different factors, including levels of pet ownership. Other key factors include trends in the type and number of pets owned, and socio-demographic factors such as the increase in the number of single-person READ MORE >

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