OREANDA-NEWS Rising prices, logistics problems and general consumer nervousness caused by geopolitical tensions have led to a stir in the pet food market. The volume of inventories, according to Kommersant, decreased from the usual 3-4 months of sales to 1-2. According to sellers, problems arise not only with imported goods, but also with foreign raw materials for domestic brands.

According to Kirill Dmitriev, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Animal Business Enterprises (SPZ), specialized, therapeutic and dietary types of animal feed may be in short supply in Russia by the end of March.

Difficulties arise with supplies from Europe, which is why Russian producers may face a shortage of imported raw materials. Dmitriev noted that we can also talk about the supply of premixes, vitamins, flavorings and packaging.

According to a newspaper source on the market, feed producers operating in Russia use local raw materials by about 80%, and the rest is imported from abroad. At the same time, most of the imported ingredients are used in the premium segment.

The company "Akana" (distributes cat and dog food under the brands Acana, Orijen, Blitz) noted that although European suppliers have not stopped shipping, they have already raised prices for their products.