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Some Interesting Pet Industry Statistics

I was featured on the radio yesterday on The G-Team ( http://gteamradio.com – will be rebroadcast on Sunday at 9am) and the host Karl Gibbons quoted some interesting pet industry statistics that we thought you all might be interested in.

Market Research
Source
– American Pet Products Association – APPA
Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year Billion
2013 $55.53 Estimate
2012 $53.33 Actual
2011 $50.96
2010 $48.35
2009 $45.5
2008 $43.2
2007 $41.2
2006 $38.5
2005 $36.3
2004 $34.4
2003 $32.4
2002 $29.5
2001 $28.5
1998 $23
1996 $21
1994 $17

Estimated 2013 Sales within the U.S. Market

For 2013, it estimated that $55.53 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

Estimated Breakdown:
Food $21.26 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $13.21 billion
Vet Care $14.21 billion
Live animal purchases $2.31 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding $5.54 billion

Actual Sales within the U.S. Market in 2012
In 2012, $53.33 billion was spent on our pets in the U.S.

Breakdown:
Food $20.64 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $12.65 billion
Vet Care $13.67 billion
Live animal purchases $2.21 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding $4.16 billion

APPA National Pet Owners Survey Statistics: Pet Ownership & Annual Expenses

Breakdown of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)
Bird 5.7
Cat 38.9
Dog 46.3
Equine 2.4
Freshwater Fish 1.9
Saltwater Fish 0.7
Reptile 4.6
Small Animal 5.0

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (millions)

Bird 16.2
Cat 86.4
Dog 78.2
Equine 7.9
Freshwater Fish 151.1
Saltwater Fish 8.61
Reptile 13.0
Small Animal 16.0

According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, basic annual expenses for a dog in dollars include:

Surgical Vet Visits $407
Routine Vet $248 Food $254
Kennel Boarding $274
Vitamins $95
Travel Expenses $78
Groomer/Grooming Aids $73
Food Treats $70
Toys $43

Category: Industry News