The Latin America pet food market size reached a value of around USD 12.38 billion in 2022. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% between 2023 and 2028 and attain nearly USD 15.42 billion by 2028.
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In June 2022, Pet Markt Company launched Advance brand, which is a brand of Affinity. The Advance brand comprises therapeutic cat and dog food products as well as maintenance formulations.
Through the launch, the company unveiled Advance Renal variety for cats and Advance’s Hypoallergenic, Atopic, and Sensitive Skin for dogs in Mexico. Additionally, the company offered Vets & Clinics, Advance’s e-learning program to complement the launch. Such launches are likely to aid the Latin America pet food market development.
In March 2022, Nestle’s Purina commenced the construction of its latest pet food factory located in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The facility, equipped with Industry 4.0, would feature automated lines and robots to bolster productivity.
With the new plant, the company aims to meet the rising domestic and international demands for wet dog and cat foods while consolidating its growth in Brazil. This would also facilitate the expansion of its exports in Mexico and Australia.
In March 2022, Archer Daniels Midland announced an investment of USD 30 million in its new production line at the Guadalajara pet food plant. Through the investment, the company aims to capitalise on the growing Mexican market for pet food and supply its products to meet the rising demand of the Colombian market.
In August 2021, Nestle announced an investment of USD 160 million in its León’s pet food plant in Guanajuato. Through the investment, the company aimed to surge its annual dry food production by 33% and wet food production by 108%. Thereby, the market is driven by such investments by the leading Latin America pet food market companies.
In June 2021, BRF SA acquired Mogiana Alimentos to expand its presence in the thriving pet sector. With the acquisition, the company aimed at accounting for nearly 10% share in the Brazilian market for pet food.
In May 2021, Grupo Nutresa announced its decision to acquire Belina Nutrición Animal SA. With the acquisition of the Costa Rican pet food and animal feed company, the former intended to expand its portfolio amid the growing pet population and strengthen its presence in both the Costa Rican and Central American markets.
Pet food refers to speciality food products that are manufactured for feeding domesticated animals such as cats and dogs, among others. Ingredients such as grains, meat, sources of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and poultry, among others, are typically incorporated in pet foods. Additionally, pet food is available in attractive colours, shapes, and sensory profiles to appeal to both pets and their owners. Pet parents increasingly prefer pet food to ensure the holistic health and wellbeing of pets.
The emerging trend of premiumisation is surging the demand for pet food with high-quality, fresh, organic, and premium ingredients. As pet owners are increasingly focusing on the holistic health of pets, the demand for premium pet food and treats with natural and clean-labelled claims is growing.
The sales of pet food from online retail stores are rising due to the rising popularity of e-commerce. Moreover, the easy availability of diverse pet foods and treats on e-commerce platforms and the convenience offered by these services are likely to aid the market.
The manufacturing of pet food products by the leading companies is growing on account of the wide availability of raw materials and cost-effective labour.
The development of new production technologies for the manufacturing of innovative pet food with diverse flavour, texture, and nutrition profiles is expected to favour the market.
Various pet food products are subjected to microbial degradation. This can create numerous contamination and safety issues while resulting in food poisoning among pets.
With the growing pet food inflation in countries such as Brazil and Mexico, consumers may prefer pet food sold in an unpackaged format owing to its cost-effectiveness. The inflation can be attributed to supply-demand imbalances and rising raw material prices.
Several quality and consistency challenges are associated with pet food due to fluctuating pressure, humidity, and temperature, which may impact the production of pet food.
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On the basis of pet type, the market can be segmented into cat food and dog food, among others. based on product type, the market is further divided into dry pet food, wet and canned pet food, and treats and snacks. Based on price category, the market is classified into economy, mid-priced, premium, therapeutic, and non-therapeutic. The market, by distribution channels, is categorised into supermarkets and hypermarkets, speciality stores, and online stores, among others.
The major countries in the market can be divided into Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, among others.
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The dog food segment represents a substantial market share on account of the growing dog ownership and the rising awareness regarding the significance of optimal dog nutrition. The surging demand for clean-labelled and healthy dog food containing no artificial ingredients and preservatives is also augmenting the market growth. Dog owners are increasingly inclining towards dog food containing meat, omega fatty acids, and vitamins, with enhanced digestion and absorption benefits.
The demand for healthy, protein-rich, and grain-free cat food products that meet the nutritional requirements of cats is significantly growing. With the increasing focus to support the bones and joints of cats, the demand for cat food containing phosphorous, calcium, minerals, and proteins, among others, is witnessing a surge. The market is further being positively influenced by the growing availability of cat food with diverse flavours such as tuna, chicken, and salmon, among others.
Bird and fish food products are witnessing robust demand owing to the rising bird and fish adoption. Some of the Latin America pet food market trends include the growing demand for healthy fish and bird food, the rising availability of fish and bird food offering enhanced functionality, and the increasing preference for mixed and versatile bird food.
Economy pet food uses low-cost and affordable ingredients, due to which it is preferred by consumers seeking affordable pet food on a budget. With turbulent economic conditions in countries such as Mexico and Argentina, consumers extensively prefer pet food within the economy price range. The growing availability of cost-effective pet food from online retail channels is also propelling the Latin America pet food market growth.
The demand for mid-priced pet food with premium positioning in the region is growing. Various manufacturers are increasingly offering cost-effective pet food with quality ingredients, which is likely to aid the growth of the mid-priced segment.
Premium pet food products are highly nutritious, easily digestible, and contain less amount of preservatives. They are also gluten-free, natural, and grain free, due to which their demand among the environmentally-conscious population is rising.
Veterinary clinics offer pet food products based on the specific nutritional requirements of a pet, thereby pushing the Latin America pet food market demand. Various prescription diets provided by veterinary clinics can also enhance the overall health and wellbeing of pets. Meanwhile, buying pet food through online stores offers enhanced access to new products, along with convenience benefits. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous brick-and-mortar outlets have expanded their online presence and are providing pet food through online channels.
In supermarkets and hypermarkets, diverse ranges of pet food are available. Such distribution channels also offer attractive discounts and convenience benefits, due to which pet owners extensively prefer pet food from supermarkets/hypermarkets. Meanwhile, speciality stores offer high-quality pet food and customised pet food for overweight and inactive pets. This is likely to fuel the Latin America pet food market growth.
Brazil is one of the largest markets in the region owing to the increasing launches of innovative pet food ingredients in the country. For instance, in April 2021, Kemin Nutrisurance partnered with Fibervita, to launch TEGRAVIA, a functional fibre for pet food in Brazil, which was aimed at bolstering the starch gelatinisation and texture of pet food.
The rising pet humanisation, the growing retail sales of pet food, the surging demand for pet food offering enhanced functionality, nutrition, and innovation, and the increasing preference for premium pet food are driving the Latin America pet food market growth. Various companies in the country are offering natural, fresh, and customised pet food products.
The Mexico market for pet food is growing robustly on account of the increasing production of cat and dog food, the rising demand for pet food from the online segment, and the growing availability of diverse pet food products. The increasing awareness regarding the holistic wellbeing of pets is bolstering the preference for clean-labelled and organic pet food.
With the growing middle-class population and rapid urbanisation, Mexicans are increasingly adopting pets, contributing to the sales of pet food. The increasing investments in pet food manufacturing are further expected to expand the Latin America pet food market share. For instance, in March 2022, Mars Petcare announced an investment of USD 100 million at its Queretaro production plant to double its manufacturing capacity of wet pet food.
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Mars Inc. is a global company that offers various products within the pet care, confectionery, and food segments. With above 140,000 employees, the company boasts of its wide presence in about 80 countries. To support pet care and health, it offers aims to advance personalised pet healthcare to enhance the quality of life of pets.
Nestlé SA is the leading food and beverage company that strives to increase the accessibility and affordability of beverages, food, as well as nutritional health products. With 276,000 employees and a wide presence in 186 countries, the company attained net sales of CHF 87.1 billion in 2021.
Archer Daniels Midland Company is a leading global nutrition player, which serves in animal nutrition, human nutrition, services, and industrial biosolutions segments. The company is focusing on innovation to target its next milestone from $6.00 to $7.00 per share by 2025. Moreover, in 2021, the company attained net earnings of $2.7 billion and net adjusted earnings of $2.9 billion.
Petfood Saladillo SA is a company that develops and markets balanced pet food. Its processes are vertically integrated, through which it ensures total control of its production chain. With 65 product presentations and 5000 tonnes of finished product storage, the company has a production capacity of 8000 tonnes.
Metrive SA, based in Salto, Buenos Aires, Argentina, is dedicated to the cleaning, classification, and purchase-sale of cereals for bird feeding applications. The company boasts of a pet food factory, oil factory, balanced feed factory, grain silo and storage plant, as well as a comprehensive distribution centre.
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2 Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3 Report Description
3.1 Market Definition and Outlook
3.2 Properties and Applications
3.3 Market Analysis
3.4 Key Players
4 Key Assumptions
5 Executive Summary
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Market Snapshot
7 Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8 Latin America Pet Population Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 Latin America Pet Historical Population (2018-2022)
8.3 Latin America Pet Population Forecast (2023-2028)
8.4 Latin America Pet Population by Pet Type
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5 Latin America Pet Population by Country
8.5.1 Market Share
9 Latin America Pet Food Market Analysis
9.1 Key Industry Highlights
9.2 Latin America Pet Food Historical Market (2018-2022)
9.3 Latin America Pet Food Market Forecast (2023-2028)
9.4 Latin America Pet Food Market by Pet Type
9.4.1 Dog Food
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.4.2 Cat Food
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.5 Latin America Pet Food Market by Product Type
9.5.1 Dry Pet Food
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.5.2 Wet and Canned Pet Food
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.5.3 Snacks and Treats
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.6 Latin America Pet Food Market by Ingredient Type
9.6.1 Plant Derived
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.6.2 Animal Derived
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.7 Latin America Pet Food Market by Price Category
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.8 Latin America Pet Food Market by Distribution Channels
9.8.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.8.2 Specialty Stores
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.8.3 Online Stores
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.9 Latin America Pet Food Market by Country
9.9.1 Market Share
10 Regional Analysis
10.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
11 Market Dynamics
11.1 SWOT Analysis
11.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
11.2.1 Supplier’s Power
11.2.2 Buyer’s Power
11.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
11.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
11.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
11.3 Key Indicators for Demand
11.4 Key Indicators for Price
12 Trade Data Analysis (HS Code – 230910)
12.1 Major Exporting Countries by Value
12.1.1 By Value
12.1.2 By Volume
12.2 Major Importing Countries
12.2.1 By Value
12.2.2 By Volume
13 Price Analysis
13.1 Brazil Average Pet Food Retail Prices (2021)
13.2 Argentina Average Pet Food Retail Prices (2021)
14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Company Profiles
14.2.1 Mars Inc.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.2 Nestlé SA
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.4 BRF SA
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.5 Metrive S.A.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.6 Petfood Saladillo S.A.
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
15 Key Trends and Developments in the Market
List of Figures and Tables
1. Latin America Pet Population: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2028
2. Latin America Historical Pet Population: Breakup by Pet Type (USD Billion), 2018-2022
3. Latin America Pet Population Forecast: Breakup by Pet Type (USD Billion), 2023-2028
4. Latin America Pet Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2028
5. Latin America Pet Food Historical Market: Breakup by Pet Type (USD Billion), 2018-2022
6. Latin America Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Pet Type (USD Billion), 2023-2028
7. Latin America Pet Food Historical Market: Breakup by Product Type (USD Billion), 2018-2022
8. Latin America Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (USD Billion), 2023-2028
9. Latin America Pet Food Historical Market: Breakup by Ingredient Type (USD Billion), 2018-2022
10. Latin America Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Ingredient Type (USD Billion), 2023-2028
11. Latin America Pet Food Historical Market: Breakup by Price Category (USD Billion), 2018-2022
12. Latin America Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Price Category (USD Billion), 2023-2028
13. Latin America Pet Food Historical Market: Breakup by Distribution Channels (USD Billion), 2018-2022
14. Latin America Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channels (USD Billion), 2023-2028
15. Major Importing Countries by Value
16. Major Exporting Countries by Value
17. Major Importing Countries by Volume
18. Major Exporting Countries by Volume
19. Argentina Pet Food Market Structure
In 2022, the market attained a value of nearly USD 12.38 billion.
The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% between 2023 and 2028.
Pet food is crucial to ensure the overall wellbeing of pets, repair damaged cells, and maintain bone and joint health. Moreover, it boosts the immunity of pets while reducing the risk of preventable diseases.
The major product types in the market are dry pet food, wet and canned pet food, and snacks and treats, among others.
The market is being invigorated by the rising pet ownership, the growing trend of pet humanisation, and the increasing focus on preventative health measures for pets.
Dogs are the most popular domesticated animals in Latin America, with Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil being the countries with the highest dog population in the region. In addition, the growing middle-class population and the rising adoption of pets as substitutes for children are likely to boost the adoption of dogs.
The significant price categories in the market include economy, mid-priced, premium, therapeutic, and non-therapeutic.
The Latin America market for pet food is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2023-2028 to reach about USD 15.42 billion by 2028.
The major regions in the market are Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.
The several distribution channels in the market are speciality stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets, and online stores, among others.
The market is expected to be aided by the increasing R&D activities, the growing demand for pet food through online channels, and the surging demand for pet food with excellent flavour and nutrition profiles.
The major players in the market are Mars Inc., Nestlé SA, Archer Daniels Midland Company, BRF SA., Metrive S.A., Petfood Saladillo S.A., and PremieRpet, among others.
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