Cat Litter Market

The Rising Demand For Cat Litter With Added Functional Properties Is Anticipated To Open Up The New Avenues For Cat Litter Market


The cat litter market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4.97 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Overview:

Cat litter is used to absorb urine and feces released by cats indoors. Convenient packaged litter made of clay or recycled paper granules allows cat owners to maintain hygienic living conditions for their pets. Absorbency, clumping ability to ease waste disposal, and control of odors are key attributes sought by consumers in cat litter products. In recent years manufacturers have introduced litters containing activated carbon, baking soda, and other ingredients to enhance odor neutralizing effectiveness.

Market Dynamics:

One of the major drivers for the cat litter market is rising urbanization and nuclearization of families. As pet ownership grows in cities and apartments, demand is increasing for easy to use and low mess cat litter varieties. Another driver is the availability of eco-friendly options made from plant-based materials like wood pulp and corn rather than dusty clay. Increased awareness about sustainability and natural ingredients is pushing cat owners to choose litters with lower environmental footprint. However, clay litter remains popular for its absorptive properties and availability at affordable prices. The market is witnessing entry of private label products providing quality alternatives at competitive rates, intensifying competition for leading brands.

Segment Analysis

The cat litter market is dominated by the clay litter segment. Clay litter holds more than 50% of the global cat litter market share owing to its affordability and ability to control odor effectively. Clay litter is made from natural clay materials and is largely preferred by cat owners due to its excellent odor absorbing and clumping abilities.

PEST Analysis

Political: Regulations related to product safety and packaging could impact the cat litter market. The production and mining of clay also face certain environmental regulations.

Economic: Rise in pet ownership and higher spending on pet care is fueling market growth. However, rising input costs may pose challenges.

Social: Growing humanization of pets and increasing focus on pet wellness has boosted demand for premium cat litters. Consumers also prefer eco-friendly and dust-free options.

Technological: Innovation in cat litter formulations help manufacturers offer customized solutions for multi-cat households and improved odor and waste control.

Key Takeaways

The Global Cat Litter Market Share is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period, due to increasing humanization of pets and rising pet ownership globally.

The North America cat litter market holds the major market share owing to large pet owning population in countries like the US and Canada. Moreover, rising disposable incomes and higher spends on pet care in the region further supports market growth.


Key players operating in the cat litter market are Mars Inc., Nestle SA (Purina), Church & Dwight Co Inc., The Clorox Company, Dr. Elseyâ€TMs, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, Pestell Pet Products, Zolux Sas, Cat Litter Company, and Healthy Pet. Mars Inc. commands the major market share due to its wide product portfolio and geographical penetration. Nestle SA also has a sizable market share through its popular pet food and litter brand Purina. Innovation is a core focus area for these leading players to meet evolving consumer needs.

1.      Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
2.      We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it