September 27, 2021 1:30 p.m.
10 countries of origin of pet food in the United States
Data suggests that there’s no better time to be a dog. If you own a dog and examine the various orthopedic beds, myriad toys, enrichment activities, and human grade food scattered around your home, you can independently verify this fact.
Over the past few decades, we as a nation have stopped seeing pet ownership as a thing that happens to us – imagine the sitcom’s dad trope who wants nothing to do with it. adorable wandering con artist who ends up making his way into his home and his heart, seeing it as a milestone in his life, like buying a house or having children. A 2015 study in the field of pet psychology found that 95% of people consider their pets to be a member of their family. This may be more striking when you consider that not so long ago, nearly 25% of American companion dogs were allowed to roam the streets at will.
These changes in attitude towards our pets have also initiated a major transformation in the global pet food industry, valued at $ 78 billion in 2020 and expected to grow steadily over the next decade. Pet owners began to think of the nutritional well-being of their pets the same way they thought of the nutrition of members of their human family.
Balanced diets, breed-specific formulas, and foods designed to address a variety of health and wellness concerns have become focal points for pet food manufacturers. More recently, the industry has again seen a shift in consumer preferences for locally sourced, organic, high quality ingredients free from fillers, preservatives or other non-human grade components. This is known in the industry as the premiumization of pet food.
These trends in how we view our animals and what we feed them are happening around the world, in large part due to an increase in pet adoptions and the desire for companionship during the COVID pandemic. 19. The humanization of companion animals is a global trend that fosters innovation, even in smaller markets like Asia-Pacific. As markets around the world create new products that meet higher consumer standards, competition and selection is increasing globally.
North America has historically dominated the global pet food industry and accounted for 37% of the market in 2020. However, smaller regions like Vietnam are experiencing domestic and international growth, while also filling a need for industry wide for more affordable manufacturing centers. Many of the biggest players in the industry have already established manufacturing operations in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.
If you’ve walked the food aisles of any pet store, you know there are plenty of options. In the United States, we have the luxury of selecting the best food for our pets without having to sacrifice anything. Looking for healthy and economical food? Upscale and decadent? Or maybe just something your dog doesn’t want to look at? In order to provide consumers with enough choices to meet their needs, whatever they may be, the United States offers a wide range of domestic and international products.
To find the top 10 countries of origin for pet food in the United States, Ollie analyzed import data from the US Census Bureau from 2010 to June 2021. The Census Bureau tracks pet food imports from company by analyzing customs and border protection import data from all US ports of entry by land, air and sea. More information on this process can be found here.
– Total monetary value: $ 91.8 million
# 9. Ireland
– Total monetary value: $ 111.6 million
# 8. New Zealand
– Total dollar value: $ 136.8 million
# 7. Brazil
– Total monetary value: $ 152.3 million
# 6. Netherlands
– Total monetary value: $ 156.4 million
# 5. Cambodia
– Total monetary value: $ 164.2 million
# 4. Vietnam
– Total monetary value: $ 216.6 million
# 3. China
– Total monetary value: $ 2.16 billion
# 2. Thailand
– Total monetary value: $ 2.68 billion
# 1. Canada
– Total monetary value: $ 2.74 billion
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