Number of cats in France 2010-2017

In 2017, there were 13.5 million pet cats owned by households in France.  That same year, the share of French households owning a cat was estimated amounting to 29 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 44 percent of the total sales revenue on the pet products market in France in 2017. 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 2017, while garden centers represented 16 percent of the pet industry turnover.  

Number of pet cats in France from 2010 to 2017

Number of cats in thousands
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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures refer to pet animals. Excludes strays.
Data for 2010 to 2016 is published in previous reports by the source.

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