Number of cats in Russia 2010-2018

The number of pet cats in Russia has been gradually expanding over the period under consideration. In 2018, 22.5 million domestic cats were recorded countrywide, which was 4.5 million more pets than in 2010.  

Animal products’ market in Russia

With the growing population of domestic animals in the country, the market for animal products has been growing accordingly. Food for cats and dogs accounted for the largest turnover in the animal products’ market, marking over 177 billion Russian rubles in 2018. As for pet food sales growth, retail sales of cat food grew at a higher rate than that of dogs by September 2019.

Pet-friendly Russia

Even though Russians were more prone to pet a cat rather than a dog, which was reflected by the lower number of domestic dogs in the country in 2018, a positive attitude towards domestic animals was largely widespread in the society. Namely, half of those who did not have any domestic animal in 2019, showed a disposition to adopt a pet from an animal shelter.

Number of pet cats in Russia from 2010 to 2018*

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

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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