Taiwan Pet Food Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Taiwan Pet Food Market is Segmented by Product Type (Dry Pet Food, Wet Pet Food, Veterinary Diet, Treats/Snacks, and Other Product Types), Animal Type (Dog, Cat, Bird, and Other Animal Types), Ingredient Type (Animal-derived, Plant-derived, Cereals and Cereal Derivatives, and Other Ingredient Types), and Sales Channel (Specialized Pet Shops, Internet Sales, Hypermarkets, and Other Sales Channels [Grocery and Non-grocery Stores]). The report offers the market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Taiwan Pet Food Market Bar Graph
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4 %

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Market Overview

The Taiwanese pet food market is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.0% over the forecast period (2022-2027). 

The COVID-19 pandemic had impacted the animal and pet food market as supply chains were disrupted due to trade restrictions and consumption declined due to lockdowns imposed by the government, resulting in a decline in sales of pet food companies. The market is characterized by high awareness and preference and the willingness of consumers to pay for such products. Pets are increasingly seen as a symbol of affluence, and this notion is a key driver in the eastern markets. This applies particularly in the case of large pets, as this also signals an ample living space and maintenance capability. The market growth is mainly dependent on the shift toward commercial products from leftovers and table scraps. The traditional trends of late marriages and rising single households also apply to the Taiwanese market and are major drivers for the market. Pet ownership is region-specific in Taiwan and is mostly centered in the capital city of Taipei. The highly-populated central and southern cities of Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung are the next major destinations with developing economies and consumer capabilities. The Taiwanese market is heavily leveraged over the marketing capability of manufacturers, with well-planned promotional campaigning giving consistent results.

Scope of the Report

Pet food is animal feed that is commercially prepared and intended for consumption by pets. These are marketed specifically for pet animals and sold in pet stores, supermarkets, etc. The Taiwanese pet food market is segmented by product type (dry pet food, wet pet food, veterinary diet, treats/snacks, and other product types), animal type (dog, cat, bird, and other animal types), ingredient type (animal-derived, plant-derived, cereals and cereal derivatives, and other ingredient types), and sales channel (specialized pet shops, internet sales, hypermarkets, and other sales channels [grocery and non-grocery store]). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Product Type
Dry Pet Food
Wet Pet Food
Veterinary Diet
Other Product Types
Animal Type
Other Animal Types
Ingredient Type
Cereals and Cereal Derivatives
Other Ingredient Types
Sales Channel
Specialized Pet Shops
Internet Sales
Other Sales Channels

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Key Market Trends

The Dry Pet Food Segment Dominates the Market

The dry pet food segment of the market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the fact that these are pocket- and user-friendly options that are also easy to store, as they can be left out in the open without worries amid the busy schedules of owners. Moreover, the buying capacity of the population has increased with an increase in annual income. According to CEIC, the per capita income of the Taiwanese population increased by 10% in 2019-2020. This led to a trend of spending on pets' health and nutrition. An ounce of dry dog food contains nearly four times as many calories as an ounce of wet food — around 97 calories and 25 calories, respectively, though the water content in dry food is 10-12%. Along with providing nutrition, some of the specially formulated dry pet foods are used for cleaning teeth. This feature helps dry pet food capture more market share than liquid pet food. Dry pet food is majorly used for dogs and cats, as dogs are becoming symbols of affluence in Taiwan. By product, the dry pet food segment accounts for more than 50% of the market share. The major players in the dry pet food segment are Vegepet, Benefit, and Taiwan DoggyMan Trading Co. Ltd.

Taiwan Pet Food Market - Revenue in USD million

Demand for High-quality and Natural Pet Food

Growth in the pet food industry in Taiwan represents a changing culture of keeping animals as pets. Despite rising sales and heavy western influences, dogs are now a sign of Taiwan's affluence. According to a recent survey, more than 75% of households in Taiwan own a pet. Taiwan's pet food imports are expected to continue to rise steadily in the coming years, with the rise in pet ownership and the growth of cat owners exceeding dog owners. This shows that more pet owners are buying pet food manufactured commercially rather than using table scraps. The long-term prospects for US pet food exports to Taiwan point to further competition, but a one-third market share of US goods is expected to remain. The US pet food products are commonly considered to be of considerable higher quality, which is the primary reason why pet owners in Taiwan can pay higher prices. The United States has been the major pet food exporter for Taiwan. Thailand is also a major exporter of pet food to the country, and in 2020, Thailand accounted for 35.8% of the total pet food imports in Taiwan.

Taiwan Pet Food Market - Import

Competitive Landscape

The Taiwanese pet food market has been fairly fragmented during the study period. Colgate Palmolive (Hill's Pet Nutrition), Mars Inc., Nestle Purina, etc., are some of the global players operating in the market. The key strategies adopted by companies are investments in developing new products and collaborating and acquiring other multinational companies. This factor is expected to increase their market shares and strengthen R&D activities.

Major Players

  1. Blue Buffalo

  2. Colgate Palmolive ( Hill's Pet Nutrition)

  3. Nestle SA (Purina)

  4. Mars Inc.

  5. The J.M. Smucker Company

Taiwan Pet Food Market Analysis

Recent Developments

In January 2022, ROYAL CANIN®, a brand of Mars, launched a new product for specific sensitivities of cats and dogs. Among the innovations, the brand brings new foods with proven results to control the insatiable appetite of cats and help dogs feel more relaxed during times of stress.

In July 2021, Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, a pet food brand by J.M Smucker, announced the availability of its two newest products crafted for dogs weighing 30 pounds and over. Rachael Ray Nutrish Big Life™ Savory Chicken, Veggies & Barley Recipe, and Rachael Ray Nutrish Big Life™ Hearty Beef, Veggies & Brown Rice Recipe, are the products released. Both the products help support the healthy hips and joints of bigger dogs.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Dry Pet Food

      2. 5.1.2 Wet Pet Food

      3. 5.1.3 Veterinary Diet

      4. 5.1.4 Treats/Snacks

      5. 5.1.5 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Animal Type

      1. 5.2.1 Dog

      2. 5.2.2 Cat

      3. 5.2.3 Bird

      4. 5.2.4 Other Animal Types

    3. 5.3 Ingredient Type

      1. 5.3.1 Animal-derived

      2. 5.3.2 Plant-derived

      3. 5.3.3 Cereals and Cereal Derivatives

      4. 5.3.4 Other Ingredient Types

    4. 5.4 Sales Channel

      1. 5.4.1 Specialized Pet Shops

      2. 5.4.2 Internet Sales

      3. 5.4.3 Hypermarkets

      4. 5.4.4 Other Sales Channels


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Mars Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Nestle SA (Purina)

      3. 6.3.3 Colgate Palmolive (Hill's Pet Nutrition)

      4. 6.3.4 InVivo NSA

      5. 6.3.5 Agrolimen SA

      6. 6.3.6 Mogiana Alimentos SA

      7. 6.3.7 Heristo AG

      8. 6.3.8 Deuerer

      9. 6.3.9 Wellpet

      10. 6.3.10 J.M. Smucker (Big Heart)

      11. 6.3.11 Diamond Pet Foods

      12. 6.3.12 Blue Buffalo

      13. 6.3.13 Merrick Pet Care

      14. 6.3.14 Sunshine Mills

      15. 6.3.15 Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

      16. 6.3.16 Yamahisa Pet Care

      17. 6.3.17 Debifu Pet Products Co. Ltd



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Taiwan Pet Food Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Taiwan Pet Food Market is growing at a CAGR of 4% over the next 5 years.

Blue Buffalo, Colgate Palmolive ( Hill's Pet Nutrition), Nestle SA (Purina), Mars Inc., The J.M. Smucker Company are the major companies operating in Taiwan Pet Food Market.

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