Pet food industry employment in Europe 2010-2018

This statistic presents employment figures for the pet food industry in Europe in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, split by direct and indirect employment. As of 2018, an estimated 100 thousand people were employed directly in the pet food industry.

Employment in the pet food industry in Europe from 2010 to 2018, by direct and indirect employment*

Indirect employmentDirect employment
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures are estimates.
** "Europe" refers to Member States of the Council of Europe.

The source adds the following information: "indirect employment is an estimation based on an approximate 200.000 veterinarians in Europe, an estimated 60.000 pet specialist stores, medication/vaccination, suppliers to the pet food industry, pet accessories industry, trade shows, pet press, breeders, animal wellfare organizations, transport etc."
Data for 2010 to 2017 is published in previous reports by the source.

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