Pet Product Industry in Asia: A Closer Look

The pet product industry in the U.S. is large and very healthy. But did you know the industry is also strong and growing throughout Asia where many of these products are manufactured? No matter where we’re from people around the world love their pets! This is why the industry continues to grow and is definitely here to stay.

The Pet Product Industry in the U.S.

Americans love their pets. There are as many commercials for pet food as for human food and most grocery stores (not pet product stores) have a least one full aisle devoted to pet products.  According to the National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own one or more pets and people spend big bucks on their little pals.

The APPA National Pet Owners Survey indicates that the average dog owner spends $48 per year on pet toys and the average cat owner spends $31 per year. Americans are forecasted to spend more than $75 BILLION on their pets in 2019, including $31 BILLION on food and $16 BILLION on supplies. The pet product industry is obviously big business in the U.S. But just how big is the pet industry in Asia?

Pet Industry in Asia

Asia has a booming market for pet products and is the third-largest consumer of pet products. According to Spire Research, the pet care industry in Asia is expected to grow 8% annually from 2017 to 2022. As one might expect, the pet products market in Asia varies substantially from country to country. Let’s take a closer look.


Within a decade it’s likely that China will exceed the U.S. as the world’s largest market for pet products and services. In 2017 pet owners in China spent $25 billion on their pets, up 27% from the year before. Pet food represents 37% of these expenditures with accessories accounting for 26%.


The pet products market in Japan is strong but stable and was worth about $12.6 billion in 2017. Due to the space constrictions in Japanese housing, many people have a preference towards cats over dogs.

South Korea

According to the KB Financial Group, one in four South Koreans owns a pet and spends an average of $89.95 on them monthly. Euromonitor International estimates the South Korean market for pet products at $1.57 billion in 2019, up 5.4% from the previous year.

Asian Pet Product Manufacturing

With the market for pet care products growing in both the U.S. and Asia pet product manufacturing, as you would expect, is also on the rise. Asian manufacturers produce products for sale throughout Asia as well as for export to the United States and around the world.

Some of the most popular pet products manufactured in China, Vietnam, and other Asian countries include:

  • Dog and cat cages
  • Dog and cat sofas
  • Cat trees
  • Pet clothing
  • Feeding bowls and equipment
  • Grooming brushes
  • Pet shampoo and other cleaning products
  • Dog leashes
  • Pet toys
  • Travel accessories
  • Pet tracking devices and other electronics

ITI Manufacturing Can Help Outsource Your Pet Product Manufacturing

Whether you need outsourcing for the pet products industry – or any industry – contact ITI Manufacturing as your first step to success.  We are well-versed and well-experienced when it comes to knowing how to navigate through offshore manufacturing’s often confusing processes. Our experts on the ground match your products and specifications to the right overseas factories.  They also navigate the entire process for you from factory sourcing through the manufacturing process, testing, inspecting, and logistics. Price negotiations, legalities, IP protections, product specification verification and, if desired, suggestions for further reducing the total cost of goods are all part of ITI Manufacturing’s sphere is expertise.

Beginning in 1974 ITI has worked with many of best and most reliable manufacturers throughout Asia.  We have multi-lingual staff on the ground to ensure product success. Find out if offshore manufacturing is right for you by answering a few simple questions.  You can also call us at (281) 242-7030 for immediate assistance and get answers to questions about offshore manufacturing and to learn more about our NO MANUFACTURING DEFECTS GUARANTEE.

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