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American Pet Products Association, Inc.

255 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone: 203.532.0000
Toll Free: 800.452.1225
Fax: 203.532.0551

APPA's Washington D.C. Office
1900 K Street NW, Ste 100
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202.496.7888

 

Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics

U.S. Pet Industry Spending Figures & Future Outlook

The following spending statistics are gathered by APPA from various market reseach sources and are not included in the organization's bi-annual National Pet Owners Survey.    


Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year                 Billion

2014                 $58.51 Estimated
2013                 $55.72 Actual

2012                 $53.33 

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 2014 Sales within the U.S. Market

For 2014, it estimated that $58.51 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

Estimated Breakdown:                                          
Food                                                      $22.62 billion 
Supplies/OTC Medicine                           $13.72 billion
Vet Care                                                $15.25 billion
Live animal purchases                             $2.19 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding           $4.73 billion 

Actual Sales within the U.S. Market in 2013

In 2013, $55.72 billion was spent on our pets in the U.S.

Breakdown:                                          
Food                                                      $21.57 billion 
Supplies/OTC Medicine                           $13.14 billion
Vet Care                                                $14.37 billion
Live animal purchases                             $2.23 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding           $4.41 billion 
 

 

Data sources and notes 

1. Food total is based on PFI research consultant Davenport Co, BCC, Inc plus Packaged Facts U.S. Pet Market Outlook 2013-2014, and IBISWorld 2013 Pet Food Analysis, Dillon Media February, 2013 trends report and Fountain Agricounsel 2012-2013 Situation Analysis Report, BCC 2013 Report on Pet Care Products and Services    

2. Supplies based on APPA historical, BCC Research-The Pet Industry, Fountain Agricounsel 2012-2013 Situation Analysis, Dillon, Mercanti Group, Pet Product News,  Packaged Facts, Dillon Media Pet Industry 2013 Strategic Outlook, IBISWorld Pet Store Analysis 2012

3. Veterinary care includes routine vet care/prescription meds and is based on AVMA, Newsweek, Brakke Consulting, Bain & Co, Fountain Agricounsel 2012-2013 Situation Analysis Report, Dillon Media Pet Industry 2013 Strategic Outlook, Packaged Facts Pet Market Outlook 2013-2014 and Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study 2012     

4. Live Animal purchases based on APPA, AVMA, Barron's Research, Fountain Agricounsel, Franchise Magazine and Euromonitor estimates    

5. Other Services based on Packaged Facts, LA Times, APPA State of the Industry Report, Newsweek, Dillon Media Trends Report, IBISWorld and mallbiztrends.com data  

6. Other Services include grooming, boarding, training, pet sitting, miscellaneous                                                          

7. Pet insurance figures are included in Veterinary Care 


 

2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey Statistics: Pet Ownership & Annual Expenses 

 

  • According to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 82.5 millions homes

  • In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet.


Breakdown of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)

Bird                              6.9
Cat                               45.3
Dog                              56.7
Horse                            2.8
Freshwater Fish            14.3
Saltwater Fish               1.8
Reptile                          5.6
Small Animal                 6.9

 

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

Bird                              20.6

Cat                               95.6

Dog                              83.3
Horse                           8.3
Freshwater Fish            145.0

Saltwater Fish               13.6

Reptile                          11.5

Small Animal                 18.1

 

According to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, basic annual expenses for dog and cat owners in dollars include: 

                                                      Dogs     Cats    
Surgical Vet Visits                           $621     $382
Routine Vet                                     $231     $193      
Food                                               $239     $203       
Food Treats                                     $65       $36
Kennel Boarding                              $327     $337 
Vitamins                                         $64       $77
Groomer/Grooming Aids                   $61       $20
Toys                                               $41       $23 
 


**Note: APPA does not ask Survey Participants how much in total they spend on their dog or cats annually. The expenses listed above are not all inclusive and each category was asked separately of the survey participant.

 


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