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US Pet Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Market Overview:

The US pet food market was worth around US$ 30 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group further expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2021-2026). Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on the industry.

Pet food refers to the food product formulated to ensure palatability and meet the nutritional requirements of domesticated animals. Some of the ingredients used to prepare pet food are meat, peas, corn, barley, seafood, feed grain and poultry. Pet food also offers several health benefits, such as boosting immunity, improving life expectancy, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of skin ailments and allergies, and minimizing digestive disorders. In recent years, the humanization of pets has encouraged owners to treat their pets like family. The rising concern for pets' well-being and healthy growth has increased owner’s expenditure on nutritious pet food. Consequently, manufacturers are focusing on resourcing ethically viable products and incorporating changes in the manufacturing process.

US Pet Food Market Trends:

In the US, the increasing adoption of pets due to the high prevalence of family nuclearization represents the primary factor bolstering the pet food industry across the country. Besides this, with high-income levels and changing consumer preferences, the demand for packaged and branded pet food has increased across the country. Moreover, the wide availability of natural pet food and the emergence of e-commerce platforms have also augmented the market growth. Furthermore, the changing perceptions of pet ownership and growing awareness among pet owners about pet health have promoted the demand for nutrient-rich and energy-dense pet food products that are healthy and safe for consumption. As a result, numerous manufacturers have introduced organic and natural food products free from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, artificial coloring, and chemical by-products. In addition, they have also developed innovative product variants with flavor enhancers and prolonged shelf life.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the US pet food market report, along with forecasts for growth at the country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on pet type, product type, pricing type, ingredient type and distribution channel.

Breakup by Pet Type:

  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food
  • Others

Dog food currently dominates the market, holding the largest share.

Breakup by Product Type:

  • Dry Pet Food
  • Wet and Canned Pet Food
  • Snacks and Treats

At present, dry pet food represents the largest segment as it is relatively cost-effective as compared to its counterparts.

Breakup by Pricing Type:

  • Mass Products
  • Premium Products

Amongst these, mass products account for the majority of the total market share.

Breakup by Ingredient Type:

  • Animal Derived
  • Plant Derived

Presently, animal derived ingredients exhibit dominance in the market, holding the largest share.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online
  • Others

On the basis of distribution channels, the majority of pet food is distributed through supermarkets and hypermarkets in the US.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed, with some of the key players being Nestlé Purina PetCare, Mars Petcare Inc., Big Heart Pet Brands, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Diamond Pet Foods and Blue Buffalo.

Key Questions Answered in This Report?

  • How has the US pet food market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the US pet food industry?
  • What are the major pet types in the US pet food industry?
  • What are the key product types in the US pet food industry?
  • What are the key ingredient types in the US pet food industry?
  • What are the key distribution channels in the US pet food industry?
  • What are the breakup in the US pet food industry on price basis?
  • What are the price trends of pet food?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the US pet food industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the US pet food industry?
  • What is the structure of the pet food industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the pet food industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the pet food industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a pet food manufacturing plant?
  • How is pet food manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a pet food plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for pet food?
  • What are the transportation requirements for pet food?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a pet food plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a pet food plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
       2.3.1    Primary Sources
       2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
       2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
       2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   United States Pet Food Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
       5.2.1 Volume Trends
       5.2.2 Value Trends
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Price Trends
    5.5    Market Breakup by Pet Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.7    Market Breakup by Pricing Type
    5.8    Market Breakup by Ingredient Type
    5.9    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    5.10    Market Forecast
    5.11   Trade Data
        5.11.1     Imports 
        5.11.2     Exports
    5.12    SWOT Analysis
        5.12.1    Overview
        5.12.2    Strengths
        5.12.3    Weaknesses
        5.12.4    Opportunities
        5.12.5    Threats
    5.13    Value Chain Analysis
        5.13.1    Primary Ingredients Purchase
        5.13.2    Intermediate Processors
        5.13.3    Pet Food Manufacturers
        5.13.4    Distributers
        5.13.5    Exports
        5.13.6    Retailers
        5.13.7    End-User
    5.14    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.14.1   Overview
        5.14.2   Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.14.3   Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.14.4   Degree of Competition
        5.14.5   Threat of New Entrants
        5.14.6   Threat of Substitutes
    5.15    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6   Market Breakup by Pet Type
    6.1   Dog Food
        6.1.1   Market Trends
        6.1.2   Market Forecast
    6.2   Cat Food
        6.2.1   Market Trends
        6.2.2   Market Forecast
    6.3   Others
        6.3.1   Market Trends
        6.3.2   Market Forecast
7   Market Breakup by Product Type
    7.1   Dry Pet Food
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Wet and Canned Pet Food
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Snacks and Treats
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
8   Market Breakup by Pricing Type
    8.1     Mass Products        
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    Premium Products
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
9   Market Breakup by Ingredient Type
    9.1    Animal Derived
        9.1.1    Market Trends
        9.1.2    Market Forecast
    9.2    Plant Derived 
        9.2.1    Market Trends
        9.2.2    Market Forecast
10   Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    10.1    Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
        10.1.1    Market Trends
        10.1.2    Market Forecast
    10.2    Specialty Stores 
        10.2.1    Market Trends
        10.2.2    Market Forecast
    10.3   Online
        10.3.1    Market Trends
        10.3.2    Market Forecast
    10.4   Others
        10.4.1    Market Trends
        10.4.2    Market Forecast
11   Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Market Structure
    11.2    Market Breakup by Key Players
12   Pet Food Manufacturing Process
    12.1    Product Overview
    12.2    Detailed Process Flow
    12.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    12.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
13   Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    13.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    13.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    13.3    Plant Machinery
    13.4    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    13.5    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    13.6    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    13.7    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    13.8    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    13.9    Other Capital Investments
14   Loans and Financial Assistance
15   Project Economics

    15.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    15.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    15.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    15.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    15.5    Income Projections
    15.6    Expenditure Projections
    15.7    Financial Analysis
    15.8    Profit Analysis
16   Key Player Profiles
    16.1    Nestlé Purina PetCare 
    16.2    Mars Petcare Inc.
    16.3    Big Heart Pet Brands 
    16.4    Hill's Pet Nutrition
    16.5    Diamond Pet Foods
    16.6    Blue Buffalo

List of Figures

Figure 1: United States: Pet Food Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: United States: Pet Food Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2015-2020
Figure 3: United States: Pet Food Market: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2015-2020
Figure 4: United States: Pet Food Market: Average Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2015-2026
Figure 5: United States: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Pet Type (in %), 2020
Figure 6: United States: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2020
Figure 7: United States: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Pricing Type (in %), 2020
Figure 8: United States: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Ingredient Type (in %), 2020
Figure 9: United States: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2020
Figure 10: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 11: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 12: United States: Dog and Cat Food Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 13: United States: Dog and Cat Food Export Market: Volume Trends of Major Countries (in Tons)
Figure 14: United States: Dog and Cat Food Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 15: United States: Dog and Cat Food Import Market: Volume Trends of Major Countries (in Tons)
Figure 16: United States: Pet Food Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 17: United States: Pet Food Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 18: United States: Pet Food Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 19: United States: Dog Food Market: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 20: United States: Dog Food Market Forecast: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 21: United States: Cat Food Market: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020 
Figure 22: United States: Cat Food Market Forecast: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 23: United States: Other Pet Food Market: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020 
Figure 24: United States: Other Pet Food Market Forecast: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 25: United States: Pet Food Market: Dried Pet Food (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 26: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Dried Pet Food (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 27: United States: Pet Food Market: Wet and Canned Pet Food (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 28: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Wet and Canned Pet Food (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 29: United States: Pet Food Market: Snacks and Treats (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 30: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Snacks and Treats (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 31: United States: Pet Food Market: Mass Products (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 32: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Mass Products (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 33: United States: Pet Food Market: Premium Products (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 34: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Premium Products (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 35: United States: Pet Food Market: Animal Derived (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 36: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Animal Derived (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 37: United States: Pet Food Market: Plant Derived (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 38: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Plant Derived (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 39: United States: Pet Food Market: Sales through Supermarkets and Hypermarkets (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 40: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Sales through Supermarkets and Hypermarkets (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 41: United States: Pet Food Market: Sales through Specialty Stores (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 42: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Sales through Specialty Stores (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 43: United States: Pet Food Market: Online Sales (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 44: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Online Sales (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 45: United States: Pet Food Market: Other Distribution Channels (in US$ Billion), 2015 & 2020
Figure 46: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: Other Distribution Channels (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Figure 47: United States: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %)
Figure 48: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 49: Pet Food Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 50: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Packaging Requirements
Figure 51: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 52: Pet Food: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 53: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)

List of Tables

Table 1: United States: Pet Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2020 and 2026
Table 2: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: by Pet Type (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Table 3: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: by Product Type (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Table 4: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: by Pricing Type (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Table 5: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: by Ingredient Type (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Table 6: United States: Pet Food Market Forecast: by Distribution Channel (in US$ Billion), 2021-2026
Table 7: United States: Pet Food Market: Competitive Structure
Table 8: United States: Pet Food Market: Key Players
Table 9: United States: Dog and Cat Food Market: Export Data of Major Countries
Table 10: United States: Dog and Cat Food Market: Import Data of Major Countries
Table 11: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 12: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 13: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Milling and Mixing Machinery (in US$)
Table 14: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Pre-Conditioning, Extrusion and Drying Machinery (in US$)
Table 15: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Coating/Flavouring and Cooling Machinery (in US$)
Table 16: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Packaging Line Machinery (in US$)
Table 17: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Summary of Machinery Costs (in US$)
Table 18: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements
Table 19: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 20: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 21: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 22: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 23: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 24: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 25: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 26: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 27: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 28: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 29: Pet Food Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account

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