Colombia Imports More Pet Food

It has been reported that in 2014 the South American country imported $110 million in animal feed, 9% more than in 2013.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

From a statement issued by the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

According to a study by the research firm Colombia B & Optimos, 37% of the 1,500 respondents in different cities, said they had a pet. Of these, 70% said they have dogs, while 13% said they have cats. Approximately 10 million dogs and 4 million domestic cats are fed daily with concentrates. 56% of respondents buy food for their pet in supermarkets or large chains, 17% in stores, 14% in specialized stores, 13% from farms and the remaining 1% feed them with homemade food.

According to figures from TradeMap, imports of animal feed in Colombia increased by 9%, going from $101.2 million in 2013 (January to November) to $110.1 million in the same period in 2014. The products which energized these imports were premixes, with a 57% share and a growth of 18% compared to 2013, as well as dog food or cat food, ready for retail, with a 22 % share and an increase of 23%.



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