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PFMA’s New Data Report Reveals the Performance of the Pet Food Industry 2019-2020

PFMA’s New Data Report Reveals the Performance of the Pet Food Industry 2019-2020

September 2020: The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has published a full UK Pet Data Report 2020 making in depth data available to a wider audience for the first time.

PFMA’s New Data Report Reveals the Performance of the Pet Food Industry 2019-2020   




September 2020: The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has published a full UK Pet Data Report 2020 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’. This highlights a dramatic rise in pet acquisition during the pandemic.  

  • ‘Meeting the demand’ - 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.  

  • Pet population trends 2014-2020.  

Nicole Paley, PFMA Deputy Chief Executive, comments: “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.” 

Nicole continues: “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 please visit 

Beyond analysing the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on pet population figures, the PFMA works closely with those in the pet industry to ensure that new pet owners can access good information to help them become and remain responsible pet owners.   For top tips, owners should visit   

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