UAE Ice Cream sector accounted for a volume share of 0.05% of the global market and 3.07% of the regional (Middle East & Africa) market in 2016. The sector is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during 2016-2021. A large young and affluent population combined with an improving consumer spending and a growing retail market is expected to drive the Ice Cream sector in the UAE. Per capita consumption of Ice Cream products stood at 1.18kg, which is low when compared to the global and Middle East & Africa levels of 3.96kg and 1.8kg, respectively, in 2016.
The consumption of Ice Cream is high among the male population in the UAE. It was also high among the consumers who were Primary educated. In terms of consumption by age group, Older Young Adults accounted for a leading share of 30.5%, in 2016. Artisanal Ice Cream was the largest by value sales of in 2016. Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve is expected to record the fastest CAGR of 6.4%, during the same period.
On-trade transactions account for a leading share in the distribution of Ice Cream products in the UAE. In 2016, On-trade transactions held a 48% share in value terms. It was followed by Food & Drinks Specialists and Hypermarkets & Supermarkets. Flexible Packaging is the most commonly used packaging material in the UAE Ice Cream sector. In 2016, it accounted for a share of 60.6%, followed by Paper & Board and Rigid Plastics.
Igloo is the leading brand in the UAE Ice Cream sector. The top five brands in the sector accounted for a value share of 54.4%, while private labels held a share of 0.8%, in 2016.
The report Country Profile: Ice Cream Sector in the UAE, provides insights on high growth markets to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.
In particular, this report provides the following -
Market data: Overall market value and volume data with growth analysis for 2011-2021. The overall market value and volume included in the report is split on the basis of On-trade and Off-trade
Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for Artisanal Ice Cream, Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve, and Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream with inputs on individual category share within each market and the change in their market share forecast for 2016-2021
Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels, including private label growth analysis from 2011-2016
Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each market through distribution channels such as On-trade, Cash & Carries and warehouse Clubs, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Food & Drinks Specialists, eRetailers and others
Packaging data: Consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each market, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Package material data for Glass, Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Rigid Plastics, and others; Pack data for: Carton, Film, Bag/Sachet, Tub, Wrapper, Bottle, and Tube.
Companies mentioned in this report: IFFCO, Dunkin` Donuts, General Mills, Inc., Mars, Incorporated, United Kaipara, Unilever, Pure Ice Cream Co. LLC., Bulla Dairy Foods, Whey2go Holding Ltd
The UAE Ice Cream sector is forecast to register an overall value growth of 26% during 2016-2021.
Artisanal Ice Cream is the largest market in value terms in the UAE Ice Cream sector.
Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve market is forecast to register the fastest growth during 2016-2021.
On-trade transactions account for the leading share in the distribution of Ice Cream, followed by Food & Drinks Specialists.
Igloo is the leading brand in the UAE Ice Cream sector.
Flexible Packaging is the most commonly used package material in the UAE Ice Cream sector.
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Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as GDP per capita, population (overall and breakdown by age), and consumer price index. It also covers a comparative analysis of political, economic, socio-demographic, and technological indicators (PEST) across 50 countries.