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China's 2019 urban pets
consumer market hits 202.4B yuan
As China's city populations grow, so do
their interest in pet ownership.
ALMA BUELVA

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umbers are important for China. The recent celebration of their
70 years under Communist rule proved this with the largest
parade in history showcasing 100,000 performers and 15,000
troops at Tiananmen Square, all for its over 1.4 billion citizens and the
world to see.

By the numbers: Pet ownership and spending
While all that was happening, a great assembly of 99.15 million fourlegged consumers have gathered in the urban homes of Chinese people.
That would be 55.03 million pet dogs and 44.12 million pet cats, with an
overall consumption value of 202.4 billion yuan (US$28.8 billion) in 2019,
an increase of 18.5% over 2018.
These numbers are highlights of the 2019 China Pet Industry White
Paper, which came about after a 10-month survey of 40,000 pet owners
and people with no pets from 366 cities. It particularly focused on four
representative cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Chengdu.
The report, released at Pet Fair Asia 2019, analyzed consumption trends
in those cities where 99.15 million pets represent an 8.2% increase for dogs
and 8.6% for cats (7.66 million more pets total) over the 2018 population.
Of the 202.4-billion-yuan pet consumer market coming from surveyed
cities, almost 62% (124.4 billion yuan or US$17.7 billion) are attributed to dog
owners, who collectively spent 17.8% more in 2019 on their dogs than the
previous year; the remaining 78 billion yuan (US$11.1 billion) are from cat
owners buying 19.6% more feline products than in 2018.

China's pet
population continues
to grow, especially in
urban areas, providing
opportunities for the pet
food market.
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Petfood Industry - January 2020
Contents
DCM and grain-free pet food: What will 2020 bring?
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Smalls takes cat-first approach to customized pet food
Quality, sustainability to dominate 2020 pet food trends
Dissecting DCM: How genetics can impact canine nutrition
China’s 2019 urban pets consumer market hits 202.4B yuan
Combination feeding a popular option for pet parents
Petfood Forum Asia highlights pet food sustainability
CBD in pet foods: Has anything changed with legal status?
Onions and garlic offer flavor in the right amounts
Cat owners want first-class citizenship for their pets
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - DCM and grain-free pet food: What will 2020 bring?
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Dissecting DCM: How genetics can impact canine nutrition
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - CBD in pet foods: Has anything changed with legal status?
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