Number of cats in France 2010-2019

In 2019, there were 14.2 million pet cats owned by households in France.  That same year, the share of French households owning a cat was estimated amounting to 31 percent. France ranked among the two European countries where it was most common to have a cat: only Germany had a higher cat population. The number of cats in other countries, like in the United Kingdom or in Italy, was much lower than that of Germany and France.  

Pet cats in France

  The cat products segment represented 45 percent of the total sales revenue on the pet products market in France in 2019. The brand Nestlé Purina Petcare was the main player on the cat food market, with a value market share of 54.3 percent.  

Pet market in France

  On the pet products market, the majority of the sales were realized by food retail stores in 2019, while garden centers represented 15 percent of the pet industry turnover.  

Number of pet cats in France from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures refer to pet animals. Excludes strays.
Data for 2010 to 2017 is published in previous reports by the source.

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