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 biennial National Pet Owners Survey.    

Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year                 Billions of dollars

2019                 $75.38 Estimated
2018                 $72.56 Actual
2017                 $69.51 
2016                 $66.75 
2015                 $60.28 
2014                 $58.04 
2013                 $55.72 
2012                 $53.33
2011                 $50.96 
2010                 $48.35 
2009                 $45.53
2008                 $43.2
2007                 $41.2
2006                 $38.5 
2005                 $36.3
2004                 $34.4
2003                 $32.4
2002                 $29.6
2001                 $28.5
1998                 $23
1996                 $21
1994                 $17   

Actual Sales within the U.S. Market in 2018

In 2018, $72.56 billion was spent on our pets in the U.S. 

Breakdown:                                           
Food                                                              $30.32 billion 
Supplies/OTC Medicine                           $16.01 billion
Vet Care                                                        $18.11 billion
Live animal purchases                              $2.01 billion
Other Services                                           $6.11 billion  

 

Estimated 2019 Sales within the U.S. Market

For 2019, it estimated that $75.38 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

Estimated Breakdown:                                          
Food                                                               $31.68 billion 
Supplies/OTC Medicine                           $16.44 billion
Vet Care                                                        $18.98 billion
Live animal purchases                              $1.97 billion
Other Services                                           $6.31 billion 

 

Data sources and notes 

1. Food total is based on PFI research consultant Davenport Co, Packaged Facts U.S. Market Outlook 2018-2020, petfoodindustry.com 2018 Industry Report, and Euromonitor International Pet Care in the US plus new information generated by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (US BLS) and Simmons Research.

2. Supplies based on APPA historical, BCC Research-The Pet Industry, SNIPP Industry Trends 2017, Pet Product News, Grocery Business 2018 Nonfoods Report Packaged Facts Pet Supplies in the US 2017-2019, IBISWorld Industry Report Pet Stores in the US and GPS for Pet Businesses 2017/2018 update.

3. Veterinary care includes routine vet care and is based on AVMA, Newsweek, Brakke Consulting, Bain & Co, Fountain Agricounsel 2018 Situation Analysis Report and Packaged Facts Pet Supplies in the US 2017-2018.

4. Live Animal purchases based on APPA, AVMA, Fountain Agricounsel, Packaged Facts Pet Population and Ownership Trends and Euromonitor estimates. 

5. Other Services based on Packaged Facts, Euromonitor, APPA State of the Industry Report, the balance 5 Hot Trends in the Pet Industry, and IBISWorld. 

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

7. Pet insurance figures are included in Veterinary Care                                                                                                                                                                 

Historical Spending

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