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However, the need for pet owners to take care of their pets and provide the necessary facilities has fueled the growth of this sector by increasing sales in the e-commerce sector. During the pandemic, companies continued to face unprecedented fluctuations in transportation as well as component supply and packaging. Although companies are producing and shipping more than ever, there is a huge demand for pet products, including litter. This is expected to rise further during the forecast period.
Geographically, the North American market captured the largest market share in 2020, due to the high demand by pet owners, for innovative products to keep cats clean. Being the largest pet food market in North America, the growth of the pet food market in the United States is attributed to the increase in pet ownership, moreover, the expansion of the cat litter market is driven by the increase in the number of cats and an increase in the number of pets. Multiple cat families. This is expected to increase the demand for cat litter products. Furthermore, self-cleaning cat litter helps keep cats clean despite the time constraints imposed by their owners. Weather clearly affects trash purchases, with sales increasing during the rainy and winter seasons. Cat owners do not allow cats outside due to harsh and unfavorable weather conditions, which increases the demand for cat litter. Additionally, the increased spending by cat owners on pet grooming products is another factor likely to increase the demand for cat litter. Recently, cats have become beloved family members. Pet owners want their pets to be healthy, happy and clean. The demand for corresponding care products is growing rapidly all over the world.
Major market trends
Increase the humanization of pets
The growth in the population of domestic cats and the increase in the number of multi-cat households are the factors driving the demand for cat litter. In addition, it has become easier to care for cats with the introduction of effective products on the market. Therefore, self-cleaning cat litter helps keep the cat clean, despite the lack of time for the cat owner. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, there has been a significant rise in the number of cats in the United States, from 73 million in 2000 to about 95 million in 2017. This number is on the rise, and is expected to increase during the forecast period. The shift from “owning” pets to “parenting” pets has been a critical trend in the studied market, especially in developed countries. About a third of households in developed countries own a pet. The concept of humanizing pets has increased health awareness and generated a demand for pet products, such as cat litter. According to the European Pet Food Industry Association (FEDIAF), the cat population in the region has been on the rise over the past years. The number of cats increased from 102.7 million in 2017 to 110.1 in 2020. Thus, the increasing number of pet owners around the world and increasing per capita income has facilitated the humanization of pets. This factor is expected to drive the market for sanitation products, such as cat litter, among health-conscious pet owners.
North America dominates the market
North America had the largest share in 2020. Due to the growing number of cat owners in the region, the region remains the leading market. Countries such as the United States and Canada are the main markets in the region. According to the 2019-2020 American Pet Products Association survey, 42.7 million households, or 40.0% of the population in the United States, own cats as pets, and 94.2 million own cats. Approximately $1,000 USD is spent annually on pet cats. According to Boxscoop Designs Inc. In Canada, the annual expenditure on cat litter, such as corn, grass, and walnuts, for one large cat is $90, $87, and $75, respectively, for Boxscoop cat litter and $147 for kittens. clay droppings. There are also a growing number of e-commerce stores offering various pet care products, including cat litter. For example, according to Amazon.com, online retail sales of pet grooming products in Mexico were recorded at $0.48 million in 2020, an increase of 14.3% over the previous year. Hence, these above mentioned factors are expected to drive the market in the region during the forecast period.
The global cat litter market is fragmented with the major players occupying a small share of the studied market, and the others representing a large share. The major players in the market are Mars Corporation, Nestlé SA, Church & Dwight, Oil Dry Corporation of America and Clorox Corporation. Manufacturers focus on strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to increase their market shares.
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