U.S. Pet Industry Spending Figures & Future Outlook

Date: 2018-07-30 View: 291 Compiler:

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

2018

$72.13 Estimated

2017

$69.51 Actual

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 2017

In 2017, $69.51 billion was spent on our pets in the U.S. 

Breakdown:  

Food

$29.07 billion 

Supplies/OTC Medicine  

$15.11 billion

Vet Care

$17.07 billion

 Live animal purchases

$2.1 billion

Pet Services: grooming & boarding

$6.16 billion 

Estimated 2018 Sales within the U.S. Market

For 2018, it estimated that $72.13 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

Estimated Breakdown:  

  

Food

$29.88 billion

Supplies/OTC Medicine  

 $15.51 billion

Vet Care

$18.26 billion

 Live animal purchases

 $2.01 billion

Pet Services: grooming & boarding

$6.47 billion 

Data sources and notes 
1. Food total is based on PFI research consultant Davenport Co, Packaged Facts U.S. Market Outlook 2017-2018, petfoodindustry.com 2017 Industry Report,  and Euromonitor International Pet Care in the US plus new information generated by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (US BLS).                           
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 2017-2018, IBISWorld Industry Report Pet Stores in the US and MarketResearch.com Projected 2017 Trends.     
3. Veterinary care includes routine vet care and is based on AVMA, Newsweek, Brakke Consulting, Bain & Co, Fountain Agricounsel 2015 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.