U.S. pet industry expenditure 1994-2020

Pet industry expenditure in the United States was forecast to reach approximately 99 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. U.S. consumer expenditure has gradually increased year-on-year, growing by around 560 percent between 1994 and 2019. The increase in the household penetration rate for pet-ownership in the U.S. could partly explain the rise in pet industry expenditure. In 2017, some 68 percent of American households owned one or more pets, in comparison to a 56 percent pet-ownership rate in 1988.

Which product categories are most lucrative?

In 2019, pet food was the highest selling pet market product category and is projected to maintain the top spot into 2020, when sales are estimated to reach around 38.4 billion U.S. dollars. Vet care and supplies/OTC medicine ranked in second and third places, with forecast sales of around 30.2 and 19.8 billion dollars respectively. Within the pet food segment, dry dog food is the highest selling product type, followed by dry and wet cat food. After private label, Pedigree is the leading brand for dry dog food according to sales figures.

Pet industry expenditure in the United States from 1994 to 2020

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

1994 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Figures from 2018 have been calculated using APPA's new research methodology.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Pet food in the U.S."

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.