Analysis of Wet Cat Food Market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
According to latest research by Fact.MR, wet cat food sales is set to witness steady growth during 2021-2031. Demand for wet food will witness steady recovery in short-term, with optimistic growth outlook in the long run.
Increasing pet adoption in high income countries and awareness on myriad benefits of wet food has become one the prime reason for sales growth. Growing sales of the product create lucrative opportunities for the key players and will continue to do so in the coming years as well.
The global pet cat population has been increasing, owing to the increased adoption of pets due to ongoing pet trends and increasing disposable income in various regions. Providing high nutritious food to pet cat has become one of the primary goals for pet owners. Such a concern is what makes them try on various types of food for their pet cat may it from dry food to chewable and wet food.
People active in various cat welfare communities online are been actively conducting awareness campaigns on the importance of nutrition in cat food, especially wet food. Following which many pet cat owners globally are shifting to wet food owing to its myriad benefits over other food types. Such a switch is set to affect the wet cat food sales positively.
There are a lot many varieties of cat food available in the market out of which the most commonly used ones are dry and wet foods. Dry food capture majority of the demand share in cat food business owing to a myth that dry food has more nutrition and vitamins than wet ones, which was being followed from 1900’s.
In the current era, the trend has been changing to wet food owing to increasing awareness of the pet owners from veterinary doctors and internet. The below-mentioned points highlight the significance and benefits of wet food.
Wet cat food has various benefits over other cat food type. Wet food has more variety as compared to the dry one. They also have high moisture content, which helps the pet to stay hydrated which in turn eliminates urinary infection in them. For overweight cats, wet food is highly beneficial as it has high protein content and fewer carbs. Also, wet food is easy to chew and quite appealing for the cats to accept easily. Aforementioned pointers leads to a conclusion that majority of the pet cat owners are swiftly shifting to wet food to cater to their pet’s food requirement.
The United States hold a significant amount of share in the global wet cat food sales. This is due to the fact that the US have many pet owners owing to the higher adoption of pets. Per capita expenditure on pet cats in this country is quite high compared to others.
This is supported by the fact that the US lies in high-income country categories and thus have high disposable income, which is making them possible for increased expenditure on their pet cats may it from regular vet checkups to a variety of food.
The above paragraph proves the fact that the increasing expenditure of cat owners to try on wet food for providing better nutritional food to their cats. Thus, creating a demand for wet food as a whole. Key players in this region are extensively involved in introducing a variety of wet food variety to increase their customer base in this country and are spending a substantial amount on marketing their products for the same.
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Asia accounts for a sizable portion of the global cat food demand owing to the number of pet owners in this region is higher compared to others globally. Countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and other ASEAN countries are responsible for such a growing population of cats in this region.
Also, in this region, the amount of lower-middle-income countries is quite high, which reflects that a small number of people has higher disposable income and so the pet care spending in such a country is quite moderate. Therefore leading to nominal growth of the wet cat food sales.
The growing cat population in this region is one of the major reason for the surge in cat food demand by pet owners. Also, the need for food variety for cats is driving the sales. All these points combined shows wet cat food is quite lucrative business and is about to pose a higher CAGR rate in the coming years.
Competition in wet cat food is perfect and fragmented in nature with presence of a many players across the globe. Some of the leading suppliers of wet cat food are
Key players are practicing various organic and inorganic strategies to gain sales position and attract various regional customers. Also, players such as Blue Buffalo have been marketing their product as organic homemade food for cats. Similarly other players in the market, selling their product as high protein based vegan/meat food, which is one of the prime reason for added customers to the wet cat food business.
Despite pandemic, the sales of cat food haven’t been much affected, as it is considered as one of the essential entity. Though the supply chain was disrupted owing to production and shipping stoppages, online sales have experienced a boom for purchase of cat food during the pandemic. This had a positive impact on sales volume of the manufacturers selling their product online and will continue to be in the future as more customers been shifting to online purchase mode.
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The Wet Cat Food market is expected to grow at a 5.7% CAGR from 2021 to 2031.
By 2031-end, Wet Cat Food sales are likely to reach US$ 8.0 Billion.
De Haan Petfood, FirstMate Pet Foods, Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd., Monge SPA, and Mars are some leading Wet Cat Food market players.
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