Japan pet foods market is anticipated to grow with an impressive CAGR in the forecast period, FY2023-FY2027. The market is expected to grow with the projected cumulative annular growth rate on the account of surging demand for the healthier pet foods for the pet population. Rapidly increasing pet population is further driving the growth of the Japan pet foods market in the upcoming five years. Pet foods provide nutritious and energy-dense food items to meet the health requirements of the pet animals and thus are in high demand in the recent years, thereby supporting the growth of the Japan pet foods market in the next five years. Also, increasing number of pet owners is also supporting the growth of the Japan pet foods market in the future five years. Increasing pet ownership among households backed by rising purchasing power of the pet owners is also aiding the growth of the Japan pet foods market in the further five years in forecast. With the development in the pet healthcare and increased facilities for the pets is further substantiating the growth of the Japan pet foods market in the forecast years.

Pet food is the nutritional supply and food intake for the companion animals and pet animals. Typically available in the supermarkets, hypermarkets and some of the specialty pet stores the pet foods are one of the FMCG products available for the pets. The nutrient content of these food items is specifically designed as it is required by the pet animal.

The Japan pet foods market is segmented by pet type, product type, distribution channel, regional distribution, top 3 states analysis in each region, and competitional landscape. Based on pet type, the market is further bifurcated into dogs, cats, fish, and others. Dogs are anticipated to hold the largest revenue shares of the market and dominate the market segment on the account of surge in the number of dog owners. Moreover, dogs are considered as the man’s best friend and thus population is very inclined to getting multiple dogs and various breeds as companion animals. Additionally, dogs are also utilized for the defense & security along with their roles as companion animals for the blind and handicapped people is further aiding the growth of the segment and thus substantiating the growth of the Japan pet foods market in the future five years.

Some of the top players in the Japan pet foods market is Mars Petcare, Nestle SA (Purina), Colgate Palmolive (Hill's Pet Nutrition), Nutriara Alimentos Ltd, Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc., Uni-Charm Corp., InVivo NSA, Agrolimen SA, Mogiana Alimentos SA, Heristo AG, among others. Major market players are actively dedicated in the research and development of the advanced products such that the consumer’s demand could be fulfilled. Consistent research ensures the future launches for the better products and services. With rapidly surging demand for the advanced products, the new market entrants would be able to establish their brand and thus their market-place. Other strategies include collaborations and partnerships with the pre-existing market players or the research institutes such that government funding can be availed for the product development.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: FY2017 – FY2020

Base Year: FY2021

Estimated Year: FY2022

Forecast Period: FY2023 – FY2027

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze the historical growth of the market size of Japan pet foods market from FY2017 to FY2020.
  • To estimate and forecast the market size of Japan pet foods market from FY2021 to FY2027 and growth rate until FY2027. 
  • To classify and forecast Japan pet foods market based on type, source, end use, regional distribution, top 3 states analysis in each region, and competitional landscape.  
  • To identify dominant region or segment in the Japan pet foods market.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Japan pet foods market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Japan pet foods market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Japan pet foods market.
  • To identify key sustainable strategies adopted by market players in Japan pet foods market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers, suppliers, and across the country. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufactures which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufactures, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Japan pet foods market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Pet foods manufacturers, end users, and other stakeholders
  • Distributers and suppliers of Pet foods and other stakeholders
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to pet foods
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Japan Pet foods market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Japan Pet Foods Market, By Pet Type:
    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Fish
    • Others
  • Japan Pet Foods Market, By Product Type:

o   Dry Food

o   Wet and Canned Pet Food

o   Others

o   Treats

o   Flake & Pellet

o   Freeze-Dried

  • Japan Pet Foods Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Dedicated Pet Store
    • Supermarket/Hypermarket
    • Online Retail
    • Others
  • Japan Pet FOODS Market, By Region:
    • Hokkaido & Tohoku
    • Kanto
    • Chubu
    • Kansai
    • Chugoku
    • Shikoku
    • Kyushu

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Japan pet foods market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).
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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on Japan Pet Food Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

6.    Japan Pet Food Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Pet Type (Dogs, Cats, Fish, Others)

6.2.2.     By Product Type (Dry Food, Wet and Canned Pet Food, Others (Treats, Flake & Pellet, Freeze-Dried, etc.))

6.2.3.     By Distribution Channel (Dedicated Pet Store, Supermarket/Hypermarket, Online Retail & Others)

6.2.4.     By Region

6.2.5.     By Company (FY2021)

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    Japan Dogs Pet Food Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Product Type

7.2.2.     By Distribution Channel

8.    Japan Cats Pet Food Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Product Type

8.2.2.     By Distribution Channel

9.    Japan Fish Pet Food Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Product Type

9.2.2.     By Distribution Channel

10.  Market Dynamics

10.1.              Drivers

10.2.              Challenges

11.  Market Trends & Developments

12.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

13.  Japan Economic Profile

14.  Competitive Landscape

14.1.              Company Profiles

14.1.1.  Mars Petcare

14.1.2.  Nestle SA (Purina)

14.1.3.  Colgate Palmolive (Hill's Pet Nutrition)

14.1.4.  Nutriara Alimentos Ltd

14.1.5.  Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc.

14.1.6.  Uni-Charm Corp.

14.1.7.  InVivo NSA

14.1.8.  Agrolimen SA

14.1.9.  Mogiana Alimentos SA

14.1.10.                Heristo AG

15.  Strategic Recommendations

16.  About Us & Disclaimer