Pet food makers are fighting for their livelihoods amid the global food crisis.
But the push for a wider market of consumers comes with a steep price tag.
“China’s pet food industry is still struggling,” said Zhang Jian, a senior researcher with the Beijing-based Centre for International Business Studies (CIIBS).
“Even with the current crisis, we have seen very little progress in pet food exports to the West, with the pet food market in China not getting much attention from international markets.”
The Pet Food Market in China was one of the world’s top 25 in 2016, according to CIIBS, which monitors the global pet food markets.
The market for pet food is a huge one in China, with pet owners buying tens of millions of dollars of pet food every year, according a report by the US-based Pet Industry Organization of America (PIAA).
The pet food supply in China has been under severe pressure from the country’s food shortages and economic slowdown.
In 2017, the country had an annual population of just over 7.5 million people.
That was down from 9.2 million in 2017, according the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).
The CFDA also warned in 2017 that China’s pet feeding industry faced a “critical and irreversible” situation.
But the food crisis is also driving up the cost of pet foods, and pet owners are starting to worry about the impact on their health.
The pet market is estimated to be worth US$16 billion, according for 2016.
Pet owners spend $15 billion a year buying and feeding their pets, according data from the Pet Industry Association of America.
A growing number of pet owners have begun to seek alternative ways to feed their pets.
For instance, there are online markets for buying pet food and feeding supplies, including dog food and cat food.
However, the industry is struggling to keep up with the demand for pet foods in China.
Some pet food brands have been forced to cut prices or eliminate some products, as the pet feeding market in the country has been severely disrupted.
In 2016, China Food Association (CFAA) reported that the pet feed market in Shanghai was estimated to have been worth US $11 billion, with about 80 percent of the market being consumed by pet owners.
According to the CFDA, the pet market in other Chinese cities has been growing faster, though the country still remains the biggest market for Chinese pet food.
Pet food prices in China are expected to rise by 20 to 30 percent in the coming years due to rising demand for the pet products.
Although pet food has been banned in the mainland, there is a thriving market for imported pet food from abroad.
The price of pet products in the United States is expected to continue to rise in 2018, according CIIBs research.