Cat Litter Box Market

Cat Litter Box Market Analysis By Structure Type (Open, Covered, Self-cleaning, Sifting, Top-entry, Corner, High-sided, Designer & Robotic/Automated Cat Litter Boxes & Disposable Pans) By Filler (Scoopable & Clay Cat Litter Boxes) By Buyer Type, Sales Channel & Region – Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Cat Litter Box Market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Cat Litter Box Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global market for cat litter boxes is valued at over US$ 1.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.8% to top a market size of US$ 2.9 billion by the end of 2032.

Sales of cat litter boxes accounted for 24.1% share of the global pet odour and cleanup products market in 2021.

Report Attributes


Cat Litter Box Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1.73 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 1.81 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 2.9 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

4.8% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~3% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~4.1% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • Petnovations Inc.
  • Modkat
  • AutoPets
  • Spectrum Brands Inc.
  • Omega Paw
  • Kitty Poo Club
  • Pretty Litter
  • Skoon
  • Kitty’s Wonder Box
  • Cats Desire
  • Cosmic Pet

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Sales Analysis of Cat Litter Boxes (2017-2021) Vs. Market Forecasts (2022-2032)

Cat litter boxes are now becoming a basic need for cat owners on the back of maintaining the health and hygiene of their cats. They are also known as sandboxes, cat litter pans, or cat litter trays, a naturally stimulating environment for the cat to excrete and mask cat litter odour.

Prominent manufacturers are offering diversified product offerings such as open and self-cleaning cat litter boxes, corner litter boxes, and top-entry litter boxes.

The market for cat litter boxes experienced decent growth over the past few years on the back of rising cat ownerships, along with the market for self-cleaning cat litter boxes witnessing phenomenal growth.

  • Short Term (2022 Q2 to 2025): Advantages of pet litter boxes such as accessibility, cleanliness, odour-masking, maintaining hygiene, etc., to boost demand for portable cat litter boxes.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): Rise in the use of technology to mechanize the litter cleaning process to support market growth. Also, the launch of automatic kitty litter boxes and smart cat litter boxes is an additional demand generator factor.
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Prominent market players will focus on product innovation and the launch of electronic combing mechanisms to drive long-term market demand.

During the period 2017-2021, the global cat litter box market registered a CAGR of 3.2%. As per the analysis by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, sales of cat litter boxes are projected to increase at 4.8% CAGR over the next ten years.

Cat litter box market forecast by Fact.MR

Image reflects market share analysis of cat litter boxes based on buyer type and region. Under the buyer type segment, residential buyers lead with 52.3% market share in 2022.

What are the Factors Shaping the Cat Litter Box Market Growth Trajectory?

“Need for Maintenance of Cat Hygiene Standards to Support Market Growth”

The world is witnessing a rise in pet adoption owing to changing consumer lifestyles and rising purchasing power. The trend of treating pets or cats as a part of the family has changed over time and has made consumers more conscious of maintaining pet hygiene standards.

Cat lovers and owners are engaged in taking good care of their cat’s hygiene to go for pet humanization. These factors are propelling the demand for cat litter box cabinets.

In addition, different product offerings by market players have infused potential in the global market. Also, escalating demand for self-cleaning technology in cat litter boxes is proliferating the consumption side of the market. This is set to support market growth by 1/4 of the current demand levels over the coming years.

“Cons of self-cleaning Litter Boxes to Restrict Automatic Litter Box Sales”

Consumers these days are shifting towards self-cleaning litter boxes, attributed to these being automated. However, these automated litter boxes do come with some disadvantages. For instance, some litter boxes do not work well owing to issues with mechanical components and sometimes maintenance that may create more trouble than scooping the litter.

Also, sometimes, cat litter boxes are not suitable for multi-cat households and they may not be ideal for all cats. Some cats may be put off by the sound of the machinery or by the appearance. Some big cats may not comfortably fit inside the models.

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Country-wise Insights

What is the Outlook for the United States Cat Litter Box Market?

The United States cat litter box market holds 87.2% share in the North American market. The market in the United States is set to rise at the rate of 4.1% owing to the country being one of the largest markets for cats. The United States is home to a large number of cats and the presence of established manufacturers.

The love to maintain appropriate cat hygiene standards by cat lovers and the rising purchasing power of consumers are supporting market growth. The inclusion of appropriate pet culture to keep them safe and maintain their hygiene is bolstering the sales of cat litter boxes in the United States.

Why is Germany a Prominent Cat Litter Box Market?

Germany’s cat litter box market holds 27.8% share in the European market and is projected to rise at 4.6% CAGR throughout the assessment period.

Prominent market players are maintaining divergent supply chain networks for procurement and supply. Huge number of cat lovers positioned across the country are supporting the rising demand for the cat litter boxes.

Furthermore, investments in pet accessories and rising pet humanization in the country are expected to support market growth in the country over the coming years.

Category-wise Insights

Which Type of Buyers are Spearheading Market Progress?

The global market, under buyer type, is segmented into residential buyers, commercial buyers, institutional buyers, and others. Amongst these, residential buyers hold a major market share of 52.3% and the segment is poised to rise at the rate of 3.8% during the forecast years of 2022-2032.

Segment growth is attributed to residential consumers buying more cat litter box furniture on the back of the rising adoption of cats as pets. As people want to maintain the health and hygiene of their cats, they are making substantial investments in the same, thereby supporting the demand for cat litter boxes.

Why Do Offline Sales Channels Still Rule the Global Cat Litter Box Market?

The market, under sales channel, is segmented into online sales channels and offline sales channels. The offline sales channel segment accounts for 62.3% share of the global market and is projected to expand by 3.8% over the decade.

Consumers are getting inclined towards a one-stop shopping experience, owing to which, they prefer purchasing from supermarkets and other mass merchandisers. This is done due to the easy availability of products at offline channels, along with extensive geographic reach.

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent cat litter box manufacturers are Petnovations Inc., Modkat, AutoPets, Spectrum Brands Inc., Omega Paw, Kitty Poo Club, Pretty Litter, Skoon, Kitty’s Wonder Box, Cats Desire, and Cosmic Pet.

Manufacturers of cat litter boxes are launching products that are in line with market trends. For instance, they are launching advanced cat litter boxes to reduce human effort in cleaning cat litter. This has driven the market for automatic cat litter boxes.

Furthermore, key market players are investing in research and development to gain expertise in product innovation and maintain their dominance in the overall market.

  • AutoPets in 2019 announced a significant investment of nearly US$ 31 million to accelerate its growth and provide liquidity to the business. The company is also looking to expand its manufacturing and shipping facility. It is also looking for partnering with other companies to support product innovation.
  • Spectrum Brands Inc. 2020 announced the expansion of its footprint in the home disinfectant category. This is targeted to eliminate cat and dog mess to disinfect soiled household surfaces. This new line of EPA-registered home disinfectants kills 99% of feline and canine viruses.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of cat litter boxes positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Cat Litter Box Industry Research

  • By Structure Type :

    • Open Cat Litter Boxes
    • Covered Cat Litter Boxes
    • Disposable Cat Litter Pans
    • Self-cleaning Cat Litter Boxes
    • Sifting Cat Litter Boxes
    • Top-entry Cat Litter Boxes
    • Corner Cat Litter Boxes
    • High-sided Cat Litter Boxes
    • Designer Cat Litter Boxes
    • Robotic/Automated Cat Litter Boxes
  • By Filler Type :

    • Scoopable Cat Litter Boxes
    • Clay Cat Litter Boxes
      • Clumping Cat Litter
      • Non-clumping Cat Litter
  • By Buyer Type :

    • Residential Buyers
    • Commercial Buyers
    • Institutional Buyers
  • By Sales Channel :

    • Offline Sales Channels
      • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
      • Pet Care Stores
      • Others
    • Online Sales Channels
      • Company/Brand Websites
      • e-Commerce Websites
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

The global cat litter box market is valued at US$ 1.81 billion in 2022.

Demand for cat litter boxes is anticipated to reach US$ 2.9 billion by 2032-end.

Over the past four years, sales of cat litter boxes increased at 3.2% CAGR.

North America tops the global cat litter box market accounting for 32.5% market share.

Residential buyers account for 52.3% share of the sales of cat litter boxes.

Cat Litter Box Market

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