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Industry Statistics

Pampered Paws™ would like to thank Prof. John Livernois for allowing us to re-print portions of this Valuable Report

Prof. John Livernois, Department of Economics, University of Guelph
Published in May, 1998

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the economic importance of the companion animal industry in Ontario and Canada.

The sheer number of households that keep pets (50% or about five million households) indicates clearly the social importance of companion animals in Canada. But, how does this translate into economic impact and economic value? I take two approaches to answering this question. Both rely on the fact that the high value individuals and households place on companion animals is manifested in a high demand for pets and complementary products. In the first approach, I present statistical evidence which shows the direct and indirect economic impact of this industry. In the second approach, I estimate the social benefits of companion animals as indicated by the willingness-to-pay of Canadian households. Both approaches indicate this industry makes a significant economic impact in Ontario and Canada and is the source of substantial economic benefits.

I estimate that the total benefits to Canadians from companion animals exceeds $2.9 billion annually. Of this total, about $2.3 billion results in direct economic activity in the companion animal industries, with over $900 million of this occurring in Ontario alone.
The remaining $600 million is the estimated surplus accruing to companion-animal owners.
Companion animals serve an important purpose by enhancing the quality of life of many Canadians. The more than 50% of Canadian households that keep pets indicate this very clearly in the market place. About $2.3 billion of direct economic activity is generated annually by the expenditures of pet owners. This is a level of activity similar to that in industries such as the fluid milk industry and the poultry products industry. Moreover, expenditures on pets have been growing at an annual real rate of about 4.6% and have been growing as a share of the average family budget. It is clear from the data analyzed in this report that companion animals generate substantial benefits for Canadian society and make a significant contribution to economic activity.

Statistics Canada collects data on "pet expenses" as part of its survey of household expenditures. This corresponds to a total expenditure by all families combined of about $2.3 billion annually. This, in turn, supports approximately 39,880 jobs in Canada.


  1. Statistics Canada, Family Expenditure Survey, 1992
  2. Technically known as consumers' surplus, this is an estimate of the net benefits, or the value, attributed to companion animals annually.
  3. This estimate is based on the number of jobs per million dollars of industry output for the "Food Industries" in 1992 published in The Input -Output Structure of the Canadian Economy, Statistics Canada Catalogue No. 15-201.

Sales Growth

Despite the economic situation of recent times, the pet industry remains strong. For 2010, it is estimated that $47.7 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S. Thirty-eight percent of this is estimated to be spent on food, 23% on supplies and over-the-counter medicine, 27% on vet care, 5% on live animal purchases and 7% on pet services such as grooming and boarding
According to a report released in July, 2009 by market research publisher Packaged Facts entitled "Pet Care Services in the U.S. 3rd edition: Riding the Multiservice, Premium/Luxury and Corporate Waves" the pet industry sales increased by 5% in 2009. Packaged Facts also reported that sales for pet care services in the U.S. will experience a compound annual growth rate of 9% over the next five years.

The following table offers a breakdown of the sales of the U.S. pet industry for 2009 and the estimated breakdown for 2010:

Actual Sales within the U.S. Market in 2009.
In 2009, $45.5 billion was spent on pets in the U.S.

Estimated 2010 Sales within the U.S. Market.
For 2010, it is estimated that $47.7 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S.

Breakdown
Food $17.56 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $10.41 billion
Vet Care $12.04 billion
Live Animal Purchases $2.21 billion
Pet Services: Grooming & Boarding $3.36 billion
Breakdown
Food

$18.28 billion

Supplies/OTC Medicine $11.01 billion
Vet Care $12.79 billion
Live Animal Purchases $2.21 billion
Pet Services: Grooming & Boarding $3.45 billion

  1. American Pet Products Association, 2009-2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, Statistics and Trends, www.americanpetproducts.org
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census, 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas, and 2007 Nonemployer Statistics. Released 8/27/2010
    6American Pet Products Association, 2009-2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, Statistics and Trends

 




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