According to a research report “Pet Food Ingredients Market by Ingredient (Meat & Meat Products, Cereals, Vegetables & Fruits, Fats, and Additives), Source (Animal-based, Plant Derivatives, and Synthetic), Pet (Dogs, Cats, and Fish), Form and Region – Global Forecast to 2027″ published by MarketsandMarkets, the global pet food ingredients market is estimated to be valued at USD 32.2 billion in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 44.5 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 6.7%, in terms of value between 2022 and 2027. The reasons that are driving the growth of the pet food ingredients market rising focus on the health and nutrition of pet animals and increased spending on health-focused pet food ingredients. Pet food ingredients enhance the nutritional profile and offers a range of health benefits in terms of supporting the immunity and gut health of pet animals, along with enhancing the palatability of the products, contributing to higher feed intake due to which they are in significant demand across the pet food industry.
The animal-based segment is projected to retain its position as the dominant segment in the pet food ingredients market during the forecast period
Based on source, the animal-based segment is expected to retain its position as the dominant and the fastest-growing segment during the forecasted period. The animal-based pet food ingredients witness significant demand from pet owners owing to their increased acceptability among pet animals, which contributes to higher feed intake. Animal-based pet food ingredients are also associated with a range of health benefits in terms of enhancing the skin and coat of pet animals, offering improved cognitive health benefits in older pets, and effectively supporting the gut health and digestion of pet animals which is likely to drive their demand over the forecasted period.
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The dry segment is projected to account for the largest market share and also for the fastest growing segment in the pet food ingredients market
Based on form, the dry segment is projected to account for the dominant and fastest-growing segment over the forecasted period. The dry pet food ingredients offer desirable characteristics such as a rich nutrition profile and are also cost-effective in nature. They also offer a higher level of convenience during the processing and storage process owing to which they are in significant demand in the industry and are also likely to retain their position as the dominant segment over the forecasted period.
North America is projected to be the largest market for the pet food ingredients market during the forecast period
Based on region, North America region is projected to be the largest market for pet food ingredients industry during the forecast period. This growth of the pet food ingredients industry in the region is supported by factors such as increased adoption of pet animals in the region and the rising pet humanization trend which has contributed to a higher level of awareness regarding the health and nutrition of pet animals. The region also has a significant number of pet food ingredient manufacturers and well-established markets for pet products. The pet owners in the region demonstrate a higher level of consciousness with regard to the quality of pet food ingredients. The large pet population and increased spending on health-focused pet food ingredients are likely to drive the market growth of the pet food ingredients industry in the region.
Key players in this market include BASF SE (Germany), Darling Ingredients Inc. (US), Cargill (US), Ingredion (US), DSM (Netherlands), Omega Protein Corporation (US), ADM (US), Kemin Industries, Inc. (US), Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (Denmark) and Roquette Frères (France).
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