Made-in-Japan pet foods accounted for over 50% of all pet food types in

2019 by volume.

As in many other nations, Japan’s pet food market surged in the early pandemicduring 2020, according to a February report by the U.S. Department ofAgriculture’s Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN), as reported byPetfood Industry Asia-Pacific correspondent Alma Buelva. Japan has had fourconsecutive years of increased overall value of pet food sales, reaching morethan US$3 billion in FY2019.

Made-in-Japan pet foods accounted for more than 50% of all pet food types in2019 by volume. The Japan-based pet food companies listed below have revenuesreported in Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data.

In FY2019, Japan’s pet food imports equaled 260,000 metric tons (MT) andrepresented 44% of total domestic pet food consumption (593,000 MT). Thailandprovided Japan with the most pet food, making up 33% of total imports in 2019.The United States is the second-largest exporter of pet food to Japan with16.4%, followed closely by France with 16%.

Japanese pet food companies annual revenues 2020

Unicharm Corp.

  • Revenue: US$822,000,000
  • Brands: Grand Deli and Best Balance (dogs); Gin no Spoon and Gin no Spoon Mitsuboshi (cats)
  • Employees: 16,300

Petline Ltd.

  • Revenue: US$250,000,000
  • Brands: Medycoat, Medyfas, Canet, Professional Balance, JP Style, Carat, Kaiseki
  • Employees: 105

Inaba Petfood

  • Revenue: US$245,880,000
  • Brands: CIAO, TOROMI, TWINS. L Cup, Maruuo, Wagamama-Neko, Kin no Dashi, Maehama no sakana, Wan, INABA
  • Employees: 48

Maruha Nichiro Corporation

  • Revenue: US$235,000,000
  • Brands: Miaw Miaw, Kin-can, Yaizu-no-Maguro, Jun-can, Kenko-can, Kuro-can, Kingfisher, Dog Mom, Cat Mom

Nippon Pet Food

  • Revenue: US$187,000,000
  • Brands: Vita-One, Beauty-Pro, Mio, Combo, Goo, Bitawan

MG Group

  • Revenue: US$186,900,000
  • Brands: Friend, Minch Special, Plump Soft, Ho Roots, Styles, Revolution, Tai Gong, Petit Ange, Relasoft, Healthy Menu, Bistro Gonta, Nyan, Organico, Zero, Hybrid, Marukan, Nisso, Sunrise, NaturaHa, Pro Style CASA
  • Employees: 400

DoggyMan H.A. Co., Ltd.

  • Revenue: US$184,600,000
  • Brands: DoggyMan, CattyMan, MinianiMan

Nisshin Pet Food Inc.

  • Revenue: US$123,110,000
  • Employees: 63

Nippon Pet Food Co.

  • Revenue: US$105,510,000
  • Brands: Dog food: Vita One, Combo, Beauty Pro, Lacine, Gotouchi Meguri. Cat food: Mio, Combo, Beauty Pro, Lacine. Reptile amphibian food: Angel, Swimmy, Charmy, Queen Chan
  • Employees: 132

Source: Tim Wall – Petfood Industry

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