The total world market for products related to companion animal ectoparasiticides in 2001 amounted to 1.399 Mill. Euro. Contributing 989 Mill. Euro, the North American market alone accounted for 71% of this amount.
Dogs and cats are the most important species in this market. In 2001, 884 Mill. Euro were spent for dogs and 484 Mill. Euro for cats, accounting for 63% and 35% of the total amount, respectively.