PFMA publishes UK Pet Data Report 2020

The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has published its UK Pet Data Report 2020, and is making in- depth data available to a wider audience for the first time.

In addition to extended data on the UK pet food market and pet population figures 2019-2020, the report includes:

  • A snapshot survey ‘Understanding the impact of COVID-19’, which highlights a dramatic rise in pet acquisition during the pandemic;
  • ‘Meeting the demand’ – the manufacturer and retailer response to COVID-19;
  • ‘Pet food market data over time’ – looking at the figures from 2008-2014 and recessions and the pet food industry; and
  • Pet population trends 2014-2020.

PFMA – Report cover
Nicole Paley, PFMA’s deputy chief executive, said: “PFMA data is well respected and widely used by businesses, Government, media, and others. This new report gives an excellent view of the UK pet population and pet food market in 2019-2020.

“A vital part of this report are the new figures on pet acquisition during the pandemic. We now have the data to assess the true impact on the UK pet population. Now more than ever, we know that the companionship and joy pets can bring to people’s lives shouldn’t be under-estimated. But we’re also keen to highlight the long-term responsibilities of bringing a pet into your life.”

For more information including the full index, price and how to purchase, visit


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