How Much Are We Spending on Our Pets?How Much Are We Spending on Our Pets?

The American Pet Products Association, Inc. has a number of statistics on their website about the size of the American pet industry.  The following are some of the figures reported for your interest.

Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year   $Billion

2013 $55.53 Estimate
2012 $53.33 Actual
2011 $50.96
2010 $48.35
2009 $45.5
2008 $43.2
2007 $41.2
2006 $38.5
2005 $36.3
2004 $34.4
2003 $32.4
2002 $29.5
2001 $28.5
1998 $23
1996 $21
1994 $17

Estimated 2013 Sales within the U.S. Market

For 2013, it estimated that $55.53 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.

Estimated Breakdown:
Food $21.26 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $13.21 billion
Vet Care $14.21 billion
Live animal purchases $2.31 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding $4.54 billion

Actual Sales within the U.S. Market in 2012

In 2012, $53.33 billion was spent on our pets in the U.S.

Breakdown:
Food $20.64 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $12.65 billion
Vet Care $13.67 billion
Live animal purchases $2.21 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding $4.16 billion

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