Home > NewsRelease > Market Research on the Pet Care Industry
Text
Market Research on the Pet Care Industry
From:
Greg Womack -- Oklahoma Financial Advisor Greg Womack -- Oklahoma Financial Advisor
Oklahoma City, OK
Friday, June 11, 2021

 

COME HERE RONA! HEEL, COVI! Prior to the pandemic, The Economist reported Euromonitor anticipated, "…the number of pet cats worldwide to grow by 22 percent between 2018 and 2024, compared with 18 percent for dogs. Cats are better suited to apartment living than dogs, so they are more at home in the densely populated, fast-growing cities of Asia."

Then, the pandemic spurred a global pet and pet industry boom. In 2020, Americans spent $103.6 billion on their pets, reported the American Pet Products Association:

  • Food and treats:                                              $42.0 billion
  • Veterinarian care and products:                       $31.4 billion
  • Supplies and medicines:                                  $22.1 billion
  • Other services:                                                $8.1 billion 

Spending is expected to rise to $109.6 billion in 2021.

Some tenacious pet owners have become "petfluencers" to offset the costs of pet ownership. They post pictures of their pets on social media. If the pet gains a following, brands will pay for the pet to pose with products. One popular Pomeranian, with more than 10 million followers, earned about $23,900 in 2020, reported Inverse.com.

The pandemic pet boom also triggered a new naming convention: pandemic-inspired (some wags might say uninspired) names. The most popular 2020 pet names were mainstream choices, such as Bella, Luna, Lucy, Max, Charlie, and Cooper. However, Covi (up 1,159 percent, possibly from zero), Rona (up 69 percent), and Corona (up 24 percent) were trending, too, per Rover.com.

Here's the really important news: Dogs remain more popular than cats in the United States. About 63 percent of American households own dogs, while just about 43 percent have cats.

 
Best regards, 

 

Womack Investment Advisers, Inc.

 

WOMACK INVESTMENT ADVISERS, INC.

Oklahoma / Main Office: 1366 E. 15th Street - Edmond, OK  73013

California Office: 4660 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 100 - San Diego, CA 92122

Phone (405) 340-1717 - Toll Free (877) 340-1717 

 Website:  www.womackadvisers.com

 

Womack Investment Advisers, Inc. (WIA) is a registered investment adviser whose principal office is located in Oklahoma. Womack Investment Advisers, Inc. is also registered in the State of California, the State of Illinois, the State of Indiana, and the State of Texas. WIA only transacts business in sates where it is properly registered, or excluded, or exempted from registration requirements.

News Media Interview Contact
Name: Greg Womack, CFP
Title: President
Group: Womack Investment Advisers
Dateline: Edmond, OK United States
Direct Phone: 405-340-1717
Jump To Greg Womack -- Oklahoma Financial Advisor Jump To Greg Womack -- Oklahoma Financial Advisor
Contact Click to Contact
Other experts on these topics