MENA Halal Food Market, by Product Type (Dairy Products, Meat Products, Grain Products, Vegan Products, and Others), by Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Channels, Convenience Stores, and Others), and by Region (Middle East and North Africa) - Size, Share, Trends, and Forecast till 2025

  • Published On : Aug 2018 |
  • Pages : 110 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

MENA Halal Food Market – Insights

Halal, in Arabic language, stands for lawful or permissible. Due to unclean food processing & packaging methods, food might get contaminated with bacteria or pathogens. Halal foods are manufactured with stringent halal regulations, which do not allow any haram (unlawful or unsuitable) ingredients to be mixed with the main product. Therefore, halal food products are gaining popularity among consumers, as they offer excellent advantages over most of the conventional food products.

In 2017, Halal Expo Dubai and Salaam Gateway teamed up to increase foreign direct investment in Dubai. The agreement will provide common platform to global investors, exhibitors, and trade visitors to increase awareness about Halal Expo Dubai. Moreover, in 2017, China invested US$ 1 trillion in ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative to accelerate growth of halal food market in GCC. Such activities are projected to have positive impact on growth of the halal food market in MENA.  

Stringent halal regulations such as UAE.S OIC/SMIIC 3 are major challenges for small and medium scale manufacturers to compete in halal food market. Moreover, halal food is relatively expensive than its substitutes due to the additional procedures it has to undergo with respect to Islamic laws. Such factors may hinder growth of the market in the near future.

Middle East held a dominant position in the MENA halal food market in 2017 and is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. The halal food market in Middle East was valued at US$ 130.0 billion in 2017, projecting a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2025. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia & UAE are the most lucrative market for halal food.

In North Africa, lack of halal food regulatory authorities and lack of halal food infrastructure (supply chain) are major restraining factors affecting market growth. Increasing Muslim population in North Africa is one of the major reasons for the region to be a potential destination for halal food investment.   

According to a study by Coherent Market Insights, the MENA halal food market was valued at US$ 133.9 billion in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.4%, in terms of revenue, during the forecast period from 2018 to 2025, to reach US$ 291.3 billion by 2025.

Figure 1. MENA Halal Food Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2017

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Source: Coherent Market Insights (2018)

Among product type, meat products segment accounted for highest revenue share of over 51% in the MENA halal food market in 2017. The segment is projected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period, owing to increasing consumption of meat products in MENA region. According to the study conducted by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada on livestock and meat trends in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), imports of meat & meat products was valued at US$ 5 billion in 2015.

Figure 2. MENA Halal Food Market Share (%), by Distribution Channel, 2017

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Source: Coherent Market Insights (2018)

Among distribution channel, supermarkets segment accounted for largest revenue share of 45% in MENA halal food market in 2017. The segment is projected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period, owing to growing presence of supermarket chains. For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2017 Report, the total number of supermarkets in Egypt were 1,056 in 2016 and it is increased to over 1,215 in 2016. Moreover, promotional and marketing activities in the form of offering lucrative discounts on products, wide variety of products to choose from, and fair presence of private label products are some of the key factors attributing to the rapid growth of this segment.

Major Players in the MENA Halal Food Market -

Some of the major players operating in the MENA halal food market include Cargill Inc., Al Islami Foods, BRF, Agthia, Fine Foods, Rhodes Food Group Holdings Ltd, Global Food Industries, LLC, and Alpha Fine Foods.

Halal food industry is projected to gain major traction in MENA region in the near future due to rapid penetration of halal food distribution channels in the region. Moreover, increasing awareness about halal food and rapid adoption of halal food as safe and natural food are some of the key factors driving growth of the MENA halal food market.

Market Outlook

Increasing focus on developing halal food infrastructure (product manufacturing, product testing facilities) and favorable government initiatives to promote halal food products in MENA region is projected to fuel growth of the MENA halal food market over the forecast period. Among product type, meat products segment accounted for highest market share in 2017. Owing to increasing consumption of meat, the segment is projected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. Middle East accounted for the largest share in 2016 and is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. This is mainly due to large presence of manufacturers of halal food products in the region.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of MENA halal food market and provides market size (US$ Bn) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2025), considering 2017 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the MENA halal food market on the basis of the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Cargill Inc., Al Islami Foods, BRF, Agthia, Fine Foods, Rhodes Food Group Holdings Ltd, Global Food Industries, LLC, and Alpha Fine Foods
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launch, technology upgrade, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The MENA halal food market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, halal food manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the MENA halal food market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • MENA Halal Food Market, By Product Type:
    • Dairy Products
    • Meat Products
    • Grain Products
    • Vegan Products
    • Others
  • MENA Halal Food Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Hypermarkets
    • Supermarkets
    • Specialty Stores
    • Online Channel
    • Convenience Stores
    • Others
  • MENA Halal Food Market, By Region:
    • Middle East
      • Saudi Arabia
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
      • UAE
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
      • Kuwait
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
      • Oman
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
      • Qatar
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
      • Bahrain
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
      • Rest of Middle East
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
    • North Africa
        • By Product Type:
          • Dairy Products
          • Meat Products
          • Grain Products
          • Vegan Products
          • Others
        • By Distribution Channel:
          • Hypermarkets
          • Supermarkets
          • Specialty Stores
          • Online Channel
          • Convenience Stores
          • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • Cargill Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Al Islami Foods
    • BRF
    • Agthia
    • Fine Foods
    • Rhodes Food Group Holdings Ltd 
    • Global Food Industries, LLC
    • Alpha Fine Foods

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Distribution Channel
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Regulatory Scenario
      • Market Trend
      • Merger and Acquisitions
      • New Product Approvals/Launch
      • Promotion and Marketing Initiatives
  4. MENA Halal Food Market, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Dairy Products
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Meat Products
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Grain Products
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Vegan Products
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
  5. MENA Halal Food Market, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Hypermarkets
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Supermarkets
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Specialty Stores
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Online Channel
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Convenience Stores
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
  6. MENA Halal Food Market, By Regions, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2016 - 2025
    • Middle East
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2016 – 2025
      • Country Trends
        • Saudi Arabia
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
        • UAE
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
        • Kuwait
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
        • Oman
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
        • Qatar
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
        • Bahrain
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
        • Rest of Middle East
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Billion)
    • North Africa
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2016 - 2025
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis (3x3 Matrix)
    • Company Profiles
      • Cargill Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Al Islami Foods
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • BRF
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Agthia
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Fine Foods
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Rhodes Food Group Holdings Ltd
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Global Food Industries, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Alpha Fine Foods
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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