EU Statistics on Pet Expenditure
The sales value of pet foods and accessories in selected European countries, during the 12 month period ending March 30, 2014 ended at around 3.1 billion Euros worth of dog food and 4.2 billion Euros of cat food across Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain.
There are around 17 dogs to every 100 people in France, one of the highest ratios in the world, and an unofficial dog population of some 10 million (over 500,000 in Paris alone). Around 40 per cent of French people list their pets as the most important thing in their lives and they spend around € 3.0 billion on them annually.
During the 2014 period around 963 million euros worth of dog food was sold in the UK, compared to 1.06 billion euros of cat food. Total expenditure on pet food and accessories rose to approximately 3.5 billion British pounds.
In Spain, pet food and accessory sales grew by 6.5 percent, the biggest sales growth out of all the given countries. The value share of pet food sales in Spain for the 12 month period ending March 30, 2014, show that dog food holds 60.8 percent of the total pet food sales value in Spain.
In Italy, in the 12 month period ending March 30, 2014 the sales value of pet foods and accessories was worth around 416 million Euros.
In Netherlands, the sales value of dog food in the 12 month period ending March 30, 2014 was around 87 million Euros.