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Packaged Food in the United Arab Emirates

Packaged Food in the United Arab Emirates

The 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed on most products and services in the United Arab Emirates in 2018 negatively influenced packaged food consumption in the country. Consumers who were used to tax-free living adjusted to increasing costs, including of packaged food. Shoppers became more price conscious and prioritised their spending on necessities such as staples rather than snacks. Many food manufacturers and retailers heeded the call for more affordable products by offering price promotions a...

Euromonitor International's Packaged Food in United Arab Emirates report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2013-2017, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2022 illustrate how the market is set to change.

Product coverage: Cooking Ingredients and Meals, Dairy Products and Alternatives, Snacks, Staple Foods.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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PACKAGED FOOD IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Euromonitor International
December 2018
LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES
Executive Summary
the Introduction of Vat Leads To More Cautious Consumer Spending
Slower Growth in 2018 Than the Review Period Average
Leading Companies Retain Their Rankings
Hypermarkets and Supermarkets Remain the Leading Distribution Channels
Stable Growth Expected Over the Forecast Period
Foodservice
Sales To Foodservice
Consumer Foodservice
Category Data
Table 1 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 4 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Market Data
Table 5 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 7 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 8 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 9 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 10 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 11 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2018
Table 14 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 15 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Sources
Summary 1 Research Sources
Headlines
Prospects
Sunflower Oil Is the Most Dynamic Category
Olive Oil Records A High Growth Rate
Modern Trade Grows
Competitive Landscape
Iffco Group Leads Edible Oils
Companies Focus on Health and Wellness
New Launches in Olive Oil
Category Data
Table 18 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 NBO Company Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2014-2018
Table 23 LBN Brand Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2015-2018
Table 24 Distribution of Edible Oils by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 26 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 27 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 28 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Prepared Salads Most Dynamic
Different Consumption Occasions for Ready Meals
Indian Ready Meals Most Popular
Competitive Landscape
Stable Company Value Shares in 2018
Product Variety Keeps Consumers Interested
the Bolton Group Launches Rio Mare Salatuna
Category Data
Table 29 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 30 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Sales of Chilled Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2013-2018
Table 34 Sales of Frozen Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2013-2018
Table 35 NBO Company Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 LBN Brand Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Distribution of Ready Meals by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 38 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 39 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 40 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 41 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Demand for Different Cuisines Drives Growth
Ketchup and Chili Sauces Most Dynamic Categories
Health and Wellness Trend Growing
Competitive Landscape
Agthia Group Continues To Lead
Heinz Africa & Middle East Ranks Third
Standard and Economy Brands Leading
Category Data
Table 42 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 43 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 44 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 45 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 46 Sales of Cooking Sauces by Type: % Value 2013-2018
Table 47 NBO Company Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2014-2018
Table 48 LBN Brand Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2015-2018
Table 49 Distribution of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 50 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 51 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 52 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Dehydrated Soup Largest and Most Dynamic Category
Cream of Chicken and Chicken Noodles Most Popular
Hypermarkets and Supermarkets Leading Channels
Competitive Landscape
Nestlé Middle East Is the Leading Player
Companies Lean Towards Health and Wellness Positioning
International Companies Lead Sales
Category Data
Table 54 Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 55 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 56 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 57 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 58 Sales of Soup by by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2013-2018
Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2014-2018
Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2015-2018
Table 61 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 62 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Nut- and Seed-based Spreads Fastest Growing
Date-flavoured Jam Increasing
Hypermarkets and Supermarkets Are the Most Important Distribution Channels
Competitive Landscape
Ferrero Leads Sweet Spreads in 2018
International and Regional Companies Are More Popular
Mars Chocolate Spreads Are New Product Developments
Category Data
Table 66 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 67 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 68 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 69 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 70 Sales of Jams and Preserves by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2013-2018
Table 71 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2014-2018
Table 72 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2015-2018
Table 73 Distribution of Sweet Spreads by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 74 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Length of Maternity Leave Affects Baby Food
Strict Regulations Covering Baby Food
Hypermarkets Remains the Leading Distribution Channel for Baby Food
Competitive Landscape
Nestlé Middle East Leads Baby Food
International Brands Remain Prominent
Premium Brands Lead Baby Food
Category Data
Table 78 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 79 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 80 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 81 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 82 NBO Company Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 83 LBN Brand Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 84 Distribution of Baby Food by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 85 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 86 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 87 NBO Company Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 88 LBN Brand Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 89 Distribution of Baby Food by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 90 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 91 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 92 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 93 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Promotions Help Drive Growth in Butter and Spreads
Product Differentiation in Cooking Fats
Margarine and Spreads the Most Dynamic Category in 2018
Competitive Landscape
Arla Foods National Products Dominates Butter and Spreads
United Foods Ranks A Distant Second
Manufacturers Set To Launch More Health and Wellness Products
Category Data
Table 94 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 95 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 96 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 97 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 98 NBO Company Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2014-2018
Table 99 LBN Brand Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2015-2018
Table 100 Distribution of Butter and Spreads by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 101 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 102 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 103 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 104 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Wide Availability of Different Cheese Types
Packaged More Popular Than Unpackaged Cheese
Different Consumption Occasions
Competitive Landscape
Almarai Leads Cheese
Promotional Activities Commonplace in Cheese
Mix of International and Local Players in Cheese
Category Data
Table 105 Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 106 Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 107 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 108 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 109 Sales of Spreadable Processed Cheese by Type: % Value 2013-2018
Table 110 Sales of Unprocessed Cheese by Type: % Value 2013-2018
Table 111 NBO Company Shares of Cheese: % Value 2014-2018
Table 112 LBN Brand Shares of Cheese: % Value 2015-2018
Table 113 Distribution of Cheese by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 114 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 115 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 116 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 117 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Price Controls Limit Category Growth
Milk Alternatives the Best Performer
Internet Retailing Gains Ground
Competitive Landscape
Al Ain Dairy Leads Drinking Milk Products
Ace Canning Corp Leads Soy Drinks
Arla National Food Products Launches Organic Milk
Category Data
Table 118 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 119 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 120 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 121 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 122 NBO Company Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2014-2018
Table 123 LBN Brand Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2015-2018
Table 124 Distribution of Drinking Milk Products by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 125 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 126 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 127 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 128 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Health and Wellness Trend Drives Growth
Flavoured Yoghurt the Best Performer
Plain Yoghurt Remains A Very Popular Product
Competitive Landscape
Almarai and National Food Products Lead the Category
Al Safi Danone Leads Drinking and Flavoured Yoghurt
Agthia Group Launches Drinking Yoghurt
Category Data
Table 129 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 130 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 131 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 132 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 133 Sales of Flavoured Yoghurt by Flavour: Rankings 2013-2018
Table 134 NBO Company Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2014-2018
Table 135 LBN Brand Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2015-2018
Table 136 Distribution of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 137 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 138 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 139 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 140 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Fresh Milk Poses Strong Competition To Other Dairy
Cream One of the Most Dynamic Categories in Other Dairy
Modern Grocery Retailers Remains the Leading Distribution Channel for Other Dairy
Competitive Landscape
Frieslandcampina Middle East Remains the Clear Category Leader
Pinar and Almarai the Second- and Third-ranked Companies
Economy Brands Lead Sales
Category Data
Table 141 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 142 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 143 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 144 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 145 Sales of Cream by Type: % Value 2013-2018
Table 146 NBO Company Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2014-2018
Table 147 LBN Brand Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2015-2018
Table 148 Distribution of Other Dairy by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 149 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 150 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 151 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 152 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Vat Implementation Places Pressure on Chocolate Confectionery Companies
Chocolate Confectionery Grows in Season
Hypermarkets Continues To Lead Chocolate Confectionery Distribution
Competitive Landscape
Mars Retains Leadership of Chocolate Confectionery
Nestlé at the Forefront of Innovation
Increasing Number of Companies Launch Chocolate-covered Dates
Category Data
Table 153 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 154 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 155 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 156 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 157 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value 2013-2018
Table 158 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2014-2018
Table 159 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2015-2018
Table 160 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 161 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 162 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 163 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 164 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Sugar Free Gum Continues To Grow in Popularity
Peppermint and Spearmint Flavours Remain Preferred Flavours
New Packaging Boosts Sales
Competitive Landscape
Mars GCC Leads Gum in 2018
Perfetti Van Melle Ranks Second
Companies Focus on Innovation
Category Data
Table 165 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 166 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 167 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 168 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 169 Sales of Gum by Flavour: Rankings 2013-2018
Table 170 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2014-2018
Table 171 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2015-2018
Table 172 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 173 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 174 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 175 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 176 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Limited Loyalty in Sugar Confectionery
Innovation and Segmentation Drive Growth
Rise of Sugar Free
Competitive Landscape
Perfetti Van Melle Leads Sugar Confectionery
International Brands More Prominent in Sugar Confectionery
Different Strategies Towards Health and Wellness
Summary 2 Other Sugar Confectionery by Product Type:
Category Data
Table 177 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 178 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 179 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 180 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 181 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2013-2018
Table 182 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2014-2018
Table 183 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2015-2018
Table 184 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 185 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 186 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 187 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 188 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Hot Climate and New Flavours Drive Growth
Frozen Yoghurt Enjoys Healthy Growth
Different Distribution Channels Per Ice Cream Type
Competitive Landscape
Iffco Group Leads Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts
Mars and Unilever Rank Second and Third Respectively
Premium Brands Continue To Grow
Category Data
Table 189 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 190 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 191 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 192 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 193 Sales of Ice Cream by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2013-2018
Table 194 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2014-2018
Table 195 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2015-2018
Table 196 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2014-2018
Table 197 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2015-2018
Table 198 NBO Company Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2014-2018
Table 199 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2015-2018

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