Europe Dog Food Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Europe Dog Food market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe Dog Food size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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Icons Lable Value Study Period 2017 - 2029 Market Size (2024) USD 22.88 Billion Market Size (2029) USD 35.57 Billion Largest Share by Pet Food Product Food CAGR (2024 - 2029) 9.23 % Largest Share by Country United Kingdom

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Europe Dog Food Market Analysis

The Europe Dog Food Market size is estimated at USD 22.88 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 35.57 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.23% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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22.88 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

35.57 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

7.14 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

9.23 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Market by Product

67.49 %

value share, Food, 2022

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The expanding dog ownership rates and availability of wider dog food options with custom-made dry and wet dog foods from various companies have boosted the segment's growth.

Largest Market by Country

16.07 %

value share, United Kingdom, 2022

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The high dog owing population, strong distribution networks, wide company presence, and high consumer spending have contributed to its leading position in the region.

Fastest-growing Market by Product

9.91 %

Projected CAGR, Pet Veterinary Diets, 2023-2029

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Growing dog health concerns, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising demand for specialized pet nutrition are likely to bolster the segment's demand during the forecast period.

Fastest-growing Market by Country

15.61 %

Projected CAGR, Poland, 2023-2029

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The increasing adoption of dogs and the growing power of consumers to spend more on premium and nutritional dog foods in the country are driving the growth of the market.

Leading Market Player

19.29 %

market share, Mars Incorporated, 2022

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It is the market leader due to its many product launches that are formulated with specialized ingredients and the expansion of its manufacturing facilities in the region.

Food products and treats were dominating the market due to their regular usage, while veterinary diets comprised the fastest-growing segment

  • In 2022, the dog food market accounted for 40.8% of the European pet food market. There was a significant increase of 42% compared to 2017, mainly due to the increased number of dog owners and the growing demand for premium products in the region. The dog population grew by 14.2% in 2022 compared to 2017. The major market shares in 2022 were held by the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia, accounting for 16.1%, 12.5%, and 9.4%, respectively.
  • The food product segment is the largest in the dog food market, and it was valued at USD 13.15 billion in 2022. Dry food is the most popular type of dog food, valued at USD 9.88 billion in 2022. Dog owners prefer dry food because of its longer shelf life and lower cost per serving, making it more convenient and economical to purchase in bulk.
  • Treats comprise the second-largest segment of dog food, and they were valued at USD 3.54 billion in 2022. Treats are given to dogs with their regular food to provide additional health benefits, such as aiding digestion and promoting healthy skin and coat. They are also commonly used as training rewards.
  • Dog veterinary diets were valued at USD 2.05 billion in the market in 2022. This segment is projected to be the fastest growing, registering a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of digestive issues and chronic kidney diseases in dogs has contributed to the growth of this segment.
  • The pet nutraceuticals segment grew by 19.1% in 2022 compared to 2017, driven by the increased awareness of healthy diets, particularly due to rising health concerns in dogs. The market is being driven by the increasing dog population, the specific health needs of dogs, and the growing awareness of pet health among dog owners. It is projected to record a CAGR of 7.8% during 2023-2029.
Europe Dog Food Market

The United Kingdom is the major market in the region, while Poland and Russia are the fastest-growing markets

  • The European dog food market is witnessing substantial growth, primarily driven by the rising population of pet dogs in the region. The countries with significant dog populations in Europe include Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain. Between 2017 and 2021, the European dog food market experienced an increase of about 28.0%, mainly attributed to the growing number of pet dogs, which rose from 84.9 million in 2017 to 97.0 million in 2022.
  • Among European countries, the United Kingdom emerged as the largest dog food market, representing around 16.1% of the total market value, i.e., USD 3.13 billion in 2022. The dominance of the United Kingdom can be primarily attributed to high expenditure on dogs. For instance, the average pet expenditure per dog in the United Kingdom stood at USD 646.2 in 2022, the highest among all European countries.
  • Germany held about 12.5% of the European dog food market in 2022. The country had a dog population of about 10.6 million, accounting for around 11.0% of the total European dog population in the same year. With the growing dog population and an increasing trend of pet humanization, the German dog food market is anticipated to register a steady CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period.
  • Although Russia held the largest dog population in the region, it only accounted for 9.4% of the market in 2022. This disparity can be attributed to comparatively lower pet expenditure on dogs in the country. The ongoing Ukraine-Russia War has also had a negative impact on the Russian dog food market.
  • However, the increasing dog population and pet humanization are the factors anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.