The Chinese pet-care industry is one of the world’s fastest-growing and a United Kingdom company that specializes in fish-based animal food is targeting the nation’s rapidly expanding middle-class, and its love for pets. Fish4Dogs from England’s Worcestershire county, in the West Midlands, has been using e-commerce platforms to find Chinese customers who want good-quality food for their pets…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2017

Key Point

  • From 2015 to 2016, according China’s National Bureau of Statistics, expenditures by Chinese pet owners increased 21.4% to CNY 130 billion (USD 19.35 billion). By 2020, China’s pet industry may be worth CNY 200 billion [~USD 30.2 billion].

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  • In March 2017, China’s first international pet industry experimental zone was established in Jianggan District, eastern Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The zone, currently hosting the e-commerce platforms of Tmall, Beibei, and Kaola. The company, Huisen Pet Food Trading, can reportedly assist in securing import certificates for foreign pet food suppliers.
  • In 2016, approximately 25% of mainland China’s population had a pet dog, while 12% of the population owned a cat. At the time, cat food accounted for 31% of the pet food market.
  • In 2015, Mars Inc. (USA), Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (USA), Royal Canin (France) had a 68% share of China’s pet food market, while China’s annual pet food output totaled 700,000 MTs. Also in 2015, Chinese online pet food shops had a 35% market share, while the remaining share was comprised of supermarkets and pet food stores. In general, online purchases of cat food are more popular than dog food purchases.

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