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State Quo & Prospect of Pet Industry in China
Compared with the United State, China Pet Industry is rapidly developing now as there will be a broad market space in the future. For one thing, the market scale of China pet industry in 2017 reached 134 billion RMB with an compound annual growth rate of 27% in recent six years. For another thing, penetration rate of pet industry is in proportion to GDP per capita based on developed countries’ situation. As a result, China pet industry still has much room for development with only 6% households owning pets.
Market Scale of China Pet Industry in 2017 Reached 134 Billion RMB

Pet Food has Big Market Potential
Pet food has occupied the largest proportion of market segment in China pet industry, accounting for 34% in 2016. In terms of function, pet food is divided into staple food, snacks and health-care food.
Gross Revenues of Domestic Pet Food Enterprises Increase Rapidly

Total Imports of Pet Food Continue to Rise

Pet Food Retail Market Grows Steadily

Proportion of Staple Food has Gradually Declined, but Still Dominates the Market
Regarded as the necessity of pet feeding, Pet staple food is the first to enter the market whose proportion is gradually falling with the diversification of food. Although foreign-funded enterprises dominate the market, domestic brands are catching up.
Pet Treats of Chinese Brands See Grate Development chances
According to the statistics from pet industry white paper, domestic brands accounted for a high proportion of total sales revenues of pet treats in Tmall and Taobao in 2017, especially in terms of dog snacks, which took up 13 of the top 15. As a result, Chinese brands are more likely to stand out in the pet treats market.
Top 15 Brands of Cat Snacks Sales Revenues in Tmall and Taobao in 2017 (10,000 RMB)

Top 15 Brands of Dog Snacks Sales Revenues in Tmall and Taobao in 2017 (10,000 RMB)

Pet Health Care Products is Excepted to be New Highlight
In recent years, pet health care products have increased from 8.3% in 2005 to 12.5% in 2015 among the market. As people have boosted their awareness of healthy feeding, it is estimated that pet health care products will further grow in the future. 

Top 15 Brands of Pet Health Care Products Sales Revenues in Tmall and Taobao in 2017 (10,000 RMB)

Pet Medical Treatment Has Taken off Among Which Hospitals are Most Potential
Pet Medical Treatment is the second largest market segment, accounting for about 23% of the whole industry in 2016, which includes hospital, medicine and vaccine. The cost of medical treatment has increased with an increasing number of pets. The proportion of medical treatment is as high as above 45% in the United State. As Chinese people attach more importance to health issues concerning their pets, the pet medical treatment industry will develop rapidly.
At present, oversea products have occupied 70% of domestic pet medicine market which have excellent curative effects with high prices. Therefore, the government has encouraged new medicine research and published the requirement of contrast test in 2016 which will give 3-5 years exclusive rights. In a word, Chinese pet medicine market has great potential in the future with the increasing demands and the growing number of pets.   
Chinese pet medical treatment industry is still on the initial stage at present, which is characterized by private organization and individual business. Compared with the proportion of 25% in America, the total revenues in China of pet chain medical organization account for below 10% of the market. As a result, chain hospital will be the main trend of the pet medical treatment industry.
Based on the above report and statistics, we have every reason to believe China’s pet industry has huge potential! China (Guangzhou) International Pet Fair 2019 (CPF 2019) will be held during March 8th- 10th, 2019 at Guangzhou International Sourcing Center. Therefore, if you want to expand your business or tap into the big Chinese market, please feel free to contact us. Warmly welcome!  

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