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Europe Pet Food Market Overview 2022-2027

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  • 81 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Europe
  • Bonafide Research
  • ID: 5028331
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Increasing Notion of Treating a Pet as a Family Member, Pet Foods Making a Strong Way into the European Market

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The European pet food market has been highly driven by increasing awareness of ingredients, customized food products, grain-free, and organic food. The industry continues to see an increase in the pet care and food market with an increase in pet adoption rates. In some countries in Europe, pet food is considered a premium product segment. Food being an essential and basic necessity for pets, owners is willing to pay any price to provide good quality and nutritious food for their pets. The owners are very concerned about the nourishment of their pets, which led them to purchase quality food so their pets get proper nutritional food.

According to the report, Europe Pet Food Market Overview, 2022-2027 the market was valued at around USD 25 Billion. This increased awareness, combined with a shift in pet owners' preferences toward healthier foods, will allow the market to expand at a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. Considering the country-wise revenue generation analysis, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy have contributed the most to Europe's pet food market. The popularity of pet food products is increasing in Europe, where manufacturers are coming up with new innovative products. To provide a better lifestyle for the pets, the owners are taking the utmost care of the ingredients. The brands are attempting to offer natural, organic, and non-processed foods with a shift in consumer preference. Historically, the market has observed the highest adaption of animal-based food ingredients, which is now slowly and gradually shifting towards plant-based food ingredients.

The United Kingdom is considered the largest pet food market in Europe and the third most prominent country in the overall pet food market. The strong presence of animal and health advocacy groups in the region is impacting the domestic regulations regarding product labeling and ingredients. The pet foods in the United Kingdom have advertised several benefits related to pets' improving heart health, bones, muscles, and joints, which have increased their popularity. Among the categories included in Europe's pet food products, preference towards dry food and snacks and treats was observed to be the highest. These foods are mainly for cats and dogs, which mean they get to eat them at regular intervals. This growing adaption of pet food products has also enhanced their availability through specialized pet shops, supermarkets, and hypermarkets.

There is an increase in the humanization of pets across Europe, as pet owners are treating pets like their own family members. According to the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF), around 38% of all European Union households possess a pet. Cats continue to dominate the European pet market. According to various studies, the popularity of cats continued to increase during the last century in the region. The number of cat owners increased more than dog owners, due to the relative ease of having a cat as a pet in the modern lifestyle. Dry food, wet food, and semi-moist food are the major types of commercial cat food. Therefore, as consumers are looking to plug the familial gap with a pet companion, it has resulted in a pet marketplace led by small animals, such as cats and dogs, as indulgent pet owners are happy to spend heavily on ensuring the best quality of food for their pets, which has driven the demand for pet food products in Europe.

According to the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF), there are approximately 110.1 Million cats and 89.9 Million dogs domesticated by households in 2020. Hence, due to the increased number of pets, pet food manufacturers are offering premium products targeted toward pet owners, which is expected to contribute to the significant market growth during the forecast period. The rapid pace of economic and societal changes can be linked to the trends in pet ownership. The market for pet food closely shadows the market for pets. Increasing urbanization leads to the breaking up of large households and a separation from nature. These are often linked to the desire for pets. According to the USDA, Germany is the largest economy in the European Union. It assures the pet food market with 45.0% of the German households owning a pet and another 21.0% of the households owning more than one pet, which suggests the extent to which pet humanization has been adopted in the country. This is massively increasing the growth of the pet food market. On August 1, 2010, this entry was published.

There are approximately 81 Million cats, 71 Million dogs, and approximately 1 Billion other companion animals in these households, including 52 Million birds, 30 Million small mammals, 15 Million fish and aquaria animals, and 9 Million reptiles. Across all European households, there are more than 110 Million cats and 90 Million dogs. Russia has the largest canine population at 17.1 Million, followed by Germany with 10.7 Million and the United Kingdom with 8.5 Million. Russia also has the largest cat population, at 22.8 Million, followed by Germany with 15.7 Million and France with 15.1 Million.

Companies are offering an increasing number of premium products as consumers are prepared to spend more on pet food that is healthy, nutritious, and improves their living conditions. For instance, in 2020, the German pet treat company Gimborn launched a line of functional pet treats. The products include squeezables, oil-based liquid treats, and munchables and crunchy treats for cats. It is planning to launch a milk-alternative product for cats, to be sold in individual and bulk portions for shelters and breeders. Therefore, the consumer trend toward cat adoption has driven cat food premiumization, which is anticipated to create an expansion in the cat food market over the forecast period.

In 2020, Mars Inc, Nestlé SA, Colgate-Palmolive Co, Agrolimen SA and Vitakraft Pet Care GmbH & Co KG were the five largest pet food companies in the EU28, while Pedigree, Whiskas, Felix, Royal Canin and Friskies were the five largest pet food brands that year. In recent years, sales of premium pet food have been increasing, with pets seen as an integral part of households, therefore being treated with quality meals and nutritious food.

Akin to humans, pets are also highly susceptible to the ramifications of obesity. Not only in Europe, but all over the world, an enormous number of pets, particularly dogs, suffer from conditions related to overweight and obesity. Subsequently, there is a growing concern that is leading to a dire need to control the weight of the pets, thereby eliminating the possibility of repercussions that can also lead to deaths. The growing awareness is making pet owners more particular about the weight of their pets, and they are now opting for the more expensive therapeutic weight loss foods. The obese pets in the region are creating a special European pet food marketplace for the vendors to explore business opportunities.

COVID-impacts:

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a considerable disruptor for the pet food supply chain in Europe. The pandemic impacted the pet food protein ingredients industry by affecting production and investments and disrupting supply chains. However, increased demand for pet food products was observed among European consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. To address the growing demand, market players have shifted their focus from retail stores to e-commerce, investing in developing their own websites. Some of the online retailers reported strong sales figures in their recent earnings releases. For instance, in 2020, Zooplus (Germany) reported a 21% rise in sales compared to 2019 due to increased demand from existing customers and a stable inflow of new customers. For Nestlé, pet care was the best-performing product category, with a sales growth of 14% between 2019 and 2020, contributing to around half of the group’s organic sales growth. Thus, increasing pet food sales are expected to boost the demand for protein ingredients in the coming years, propelling the growth of the pet food protein ingredients market in Europe.

Major companies present in the market

Nestle SA, Mars Incorporated, Colgate-Palmolive, Blue-Buffalo, United Pet Group, a Spectrum Brands Company, PLB International, Unicharm Corporation, Laroy Group, Deuerer GmbH, Heristo AG, Well Pet, De Haan Pet Food

Considered in this report

  • Geography: Europe
  • Historic year: 2016
  • Base year: 2021
  • Estimated year: 2022
  • Forecast year: 2027

Aspects covered in this report

  • Europe pet food market with its value and forecast along with its segments
  • Country-wise pet care market analysis
  • Various divers and challenges
  • Ongoing trends and developments
  • Five force models
  • Top profiled companies
  • Strategic recommendation

Countries covered in the report

  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany

Segment covered in the report

  • Pet foods
  • Pet healthcare
  • Pet accessories
  • Pet grooming

By Pet Type in the report

  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food
  • Fish Food
  • Bird Food
  • Others

By Food Type in the report

  • Dry Food
  • Wet or Canned
  • Snacks and treats
  • Others

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary2. Report Methodology
3. Market Structure
3.1. Market Considerate
3.2. Market Definition
4. Economic /Demographic Snapshot5. Global Pet Population Analysis
6. Global Pet Care Market Outlook
6.1. Global Pet Food Market Outlook
6.1.1. Market Size By Value
6.1.2. Market Share
6.1.2.1. By Region
6.1.2.2. By Country
6.1.2.3. By Food Type
6.1.2.4. By Pet Type
6.1.2.5. By Ingredients
7. Europe Pet Care Market Outlook
7.1. Europe Pet Food Market Outlook
7.1.1. Market Size By Value
7.1.2. Market Share
7.1.2.1. By Food Type
7.1.2.2. By Pet Type
7.1.2.3. By Ingredients
7.2. UK Pet Care Market Outlook
7.2.1. UK Pet Food Market Outlook
7.2.2. Market Share
7.2.2.1. By Food Type
7.2.2.2. By Pet Type
7.3. France Pet Care Market Outlook
7.3.1. France Pet Food Market Outlook
7.3.2. Market Share
7.3.2.1. By Food Type
7.3.2.2. By Pet Type
7.4. Italy Pet Care Market Outlook
7.4.1. Italy Pet Food Market Outlook
7.4.2. Market Share
7.4.2.1. By Food Type
7.4.2.2. By Pet Type
7.5. Germany Pet Care Market Outlook
7.5.1. Germany Pet Food Market Outlook
7.5.2. Market Share
7.5.2.1. By Food Type
7.5.2.2. By Pet Type
7.6. Rest of Europe Pet Care Market Outlook
7.6.1. Rest of Europe Pet Food Market Outlook
7.6.2. Market Share
7.6.2.1. By Food Type
7.6.2.2. By Pet Type
8. Policy and Regulatory Landscape
9. Market Dynamics
9.1. Market Drivers
9.2. Market Challenges
10. Market Trends and Developments
11. Competitive Landscape
11.1. Porters Five Forces
11.2. Company Profiles
11.2.1. Nestle SA
11.2.2. Mars Incorporated
11.2.3. Colgate-Palmolive
11.2.4. Blue-Buffalo
11.2.5. United Pet Group, a Spectrum Brands Company
11.2.6. PLB International
11.2.7. Unicharm Corporation
11.2.8. Laroy Group
11.2.9. Deuerer GmbH
11.2.10. Heristo AG
11.2.11. Well Pet
11.2.12. De Haan Pet Food
12. Strategic Recommendations13. Disclaimer
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 2: Global Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 3: Global Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 4: Global Pet Food Market Share By Ingredients (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 5: Europe Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 6: Europe Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 7: Europe Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 8: Europe Pet Food Market Share By Ingredients (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 9: UK Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 10: UK Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 11: UK Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 12: France Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 13: France Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 14: France Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 15: Italy Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 16: Italy Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 17: Italy Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 18: Germany Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 19: Germany Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 20: Germany Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 21: Rest of Europe Pet Care Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 22: Rest of Europe Pet Food Market Size By Value 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Figure 23: Rest of Europe Pet Food Market Share By Type (2016, 2021&2027F)
Figure 24: Market Attractiveness Index, 2021
Figure 25: Market Attractiveness Index, 2027F
List of Tables
Table 1: Top 10 Counties Economic Snapshot 2020
Table 2: Economic Snapshot of Other Prominent Countries 2020
Table 3: Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars
Table 4: Country Wise Population of Dogs
Table 5: Country Wise Population of Cats
Table 6: Country Wise Population of Birds
Table 7: Country Wise Population of Fishes
Table 8: Global Pet Food Market Share By Region (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 9: Global Pet Food Market Share By Country (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 10: Global Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 11: Europe Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 12: UK Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 13: France Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 14: Italy Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 15: Germany Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 16: Rest of Europe Pet Food Market Share By Pet Type (2021)
Table 17: Key Facts of Nestle SA
Table 18: Key Facts of Mars Incorporated
Table 19: Key Facts of Colgate-Palmolive
Table 20: Key Facts of Blue-Buffalo
Table 21: Key Facts of United Pet Group, a Specturm Brands Company
Table 22: Key Facts of PLB International
Table 23: Key Facts of Unicharm Corporation
Table 24: Key Facts of Laroy Group
Table 25: Key Facts of Deuerer GmbH
Table 26: Key Facts of Heristo AG
Table 27: Key Facts of Well Pet
Table 28: Key Facts of De Haan Pet Food

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Nestle SA
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Champion Pet Foods
  • United Pet Group Inc
  • PLB International
  • Laroy Group