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Middle East And Africa Baby Food Market

Middle East And Africa Baby Food Market

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market, By Product Type (Infant Formula, Snacks, Purees, Cereals, Juice & Smoothies); By Nature (Organic, Inorganic); By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Grocery Stores & Pharmacy Stores, Online Stores); By Country (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Rest of MEA), Trend Analysis, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2019–2029

  • Published Date: December 2023
  • Report ID: BWC231030
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 200

Report Overview

Rapid urbanization, increasing level of disposable income, growing awareness of nutrition, and a surge in number of working mothers, a preference for convenient and ready-to-feed baby food products are expected to contribute to expansion of the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market during the forecast period between 2023 and 2029.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market – Industry Trends & Forecast Report, 2029

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market size was estimated at USD 3.03 billion in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, the size of Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.24% reaching a value of USD 4.61 billion by 2029. The Middle East and Africa baby food market is primarily driven by rising urbanization, increasing dual-income households, and growing awareness about nutrition for infants. Demand is further propelled by changing lifestyles, a surge in the number of working mothers, and a preference for convenient and ready-to-feed baby food products. Also, the region's improving economic conditions contribute to higher purchasing power, fostering the adoption of premium and organic baby food options. Government initiatives promoting health and nutrition, coupled with a rising population and expanding retail distribution channels, also play pivotal roles in the market's growth, creating a favorable environment for the baby food industry in the region.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market

Baby Food – Overview

Baby food refers to specially prepared nutritional meals for infants and toddlers, typically between six months to two years old. It plays a crucial role in supporting a child's growth and development during the transition from breast milk or formula to solid foods. These products are formulated to meet the specific dietary needs of young children, ensuring they receive essential nutrients like iron, calcium, and vitamins. Baby food comes in various forms, including purees, cereals, and snacks, with options catering to different stages of a baby's development. Safety, nutrition, and convenience are key considerations for parents when choosing baby food.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market

Growth Drivers

Rising Awareness about the Importance of Nutrition for Babies

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market experienced significant growth, propelled by an escalating awareness regarding the pivotal role of nutrition in infant development. Increasingly informed parents are prioritizing optimal nutrition for their babies, fostering a demand for diverse and nutritious baby food products. This heightened awareness is driving a paradigm shift in consumer preferences, favoring products with well-defined nutritional benefits. Therefore, manufacturers are innovating and expanding their product lines to meet this burgeoning demand, reshaping the regional baby food market landscape and contributing to its substantial growth over the forecast period.

Restraint

High Cost of Baby Food Products

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market faces a significant challenge with the escalating high cost of baby food products. This restraint stems from various factors, including production costs, distribution challenges, and economic factors affecting the purchasing power of consumers in the region. Therefore, families may find it financially burdensome to afford essential baby food products, impacting the overall growth of the market. Manufacturers and stakeholders need to strategize effectively, exploring cost-effective production methods and pricing strategies to ensure accessibility while maintaining product quality, to address this pressing issue and foster sustained market development.

Impact of Escalating Geopolitical Tensions on Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market   

Escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Africa have adversely affected the baby food market. Uncertainties and disruptions in supply chains, coupled with economic challenges, have led to decreased consumer confidence. The resulting inflation and currency fluctuations have further strained purchasing power, affecting the affordability of baby food products. Additionally, heightened regional instability has hampered market expansion and investment, hindering the overall growth potential of the baby food industry in these regions. Companies are grappling with logistical challenges, making it imperative to navigate the evolving geopolitical landscape to sustain market stability and meet the nutritional needs of infants.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market   

Segmental Coverage

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market – By Product Type

Based on product type, Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market is divided into Infant Formula, Snacks, Purees, Cereals, and Juice & Smoothies segments. The infant formula emerges as the largest segment, reflecting the significant demand for nutritionally fortified alternatives for infants. The segment underscores the prioritization of optimal infant nutrition among consumers in the region. While Snacks, Purees, Cereals, and Juice & Smoothies contribute to the market's variety, Infant formula stands out as a primary driver, emphasizing the region's focus on providing essential nutrients to support the health and development of infants, making it a pivotal component within the baby food market landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Size

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market – By Nature

Based on nature, Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market is split into Organic and Inorganic segments. The organic segment represents a growing trend as health-conscious consumers prioritize natural and chemical-free options for infant nutrition. This segment encompasses baby food products made from organic ingredients, catering to a demand for wholesome and sustainable choices. On the other hand, the inorganic segment includes conventional baby food products that may contain non-organic ingredients. While both segments contribute to the region's baby food market, the organic segment's increasing popularity underscores a shift toward healthier and environmentally conscious consumption in the Middle East and Africa.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market – By Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channel, Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market is divided into Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Grocery Stores & Pharmacy Stores, and Online Stores segments. The supermarkets/hypermarkets segment is the largest distribution channel in the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market. These retail giants serve as key distribution channels for baby food products in the region, offering a wide range of options for consumers. Supermarkets and hypermarkets play a pivotal role in shaping the market landscape, providing convenient access and diverse choices for parents seeking nutritional and baby-friendly products. While grocery stores & pharmacy stores contribute to the market, the dominance of Supermarkets/Hypermarkets highlights their significant influence on the distribution and availability of baby food across the Middle East and Africa.

Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market – By Country

Geographically, Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market is divided into Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, and Rest of MEA. South Africa dominates the market share. This region plays a significant role in the baby food market, reflecting its economic influence and consumer demand. South Africa's dynamic market landscape and growing population contribute to the prominence of the baby food sector. While other regions like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Nigeria, Algeria, and the Rest of MEA also contribute, the focus on South Africa underscores its pivotal position in shaping the market dynamics and meeting the needs of parents seeking quality baby food products in the region.

Competitive Landscape

Major players in the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market include Nestlé, Danone, Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Hero Group, Arla Foods Group, HIPP, and Plum Organics. To enhance their market share and expand their reach, these companies are also focusing on investing in innovations, collaborations, and expansions.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical Data – 2019–2022

Base Year – 2022

Estimated Year – 2023

Forecast Period – 2023–2029

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, and Rest of MEA

Product/Service Segmentation

Product Type, Nature, Distribution Channel, Country

Key Players

Nestlé, Danone, Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Hero Group, Arla Foods Group, HIPP, Plum Organics

 

By Product Type

    • Infant Formula

    • Snacks

    • Purees

    • Cereals

    • Juice & Smoothies

By Nature

    • Organic

    • Inorganic

By Distribution Channel

    • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

    • Grocery Stores & Pharmacy Stores

    • Online Stores

By Country

    • Saudi Arabia

    • UAE

    • Qatar

    • Kuwait

    • South Africa

    • Nigeria

    • Algeria

    • Rest of MEA

  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Insights
    1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
        1. Growing population and urbanization
        2. Rising disposable incomes
        3. Increasing awareness about the importance of nutrition for babies
      2. Restraints
        1. High cost of baby food products
        2. Competition from traditional baby food
      3. Opportunities
        1. Growing demand for premium and quality baby food products
        2. Increasing demand for organic baby food products
      4. Challenges
        1. Educating consumers about baby food products
        2. Reducing the cost of baby food products
    3. Technological Advancements/Recent Developments
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3. Threat of New Entrants
      4. Threat of Substitutes
      5. Intensity of Rivalry
  4. Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share and Forecast
      1. By Product Type
        1. Infant Formula
        2. Snacks
        3. Purees
        4. Cereals
        5. Juice & Smoothies
        6. Others
      2. By Nature
        1. Organic
        2. Inorganic
      3. By Distribution Channel
        1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
        2. Grocery Stores & Pharmacy Stores
        3. Online Stores
        4. Others
      4. By Country
        1. Saudi Arabia
        2. UAE
        3. Qatar
        4. Kuwait
        5. South Africa
        6. Nigeria
        7. Algeria
        8. Rest of MEA
  5. Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  6. UAE Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  7. Qatar Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  8. Kuwait Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  9. South Africa Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  10. Nigeria Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  11. Algeria Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  12. Rest of MEA Baby Food Market
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product Type
      2. By Nature
      3. By Distribution Channel
  13. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Offerings
    2. Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share Analysis, 2022
    3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
    4. Key Strategic Developments (Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships, etc.)
  14. Impact of COVID-19 on Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market
  15. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Competitive Landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, Strategic Outlook, SWOT Analysis)
    1. Nestlé
    2. Danone
    3. Abbott Laboratories
    4. Mead Johnson Nutrition
    5. Hero Group
    6. Arla Foods Group
    7. HIPP
    8. Plum Organics
    9. Other Prominent Players
  16. Key Strategic Recommendations
  17. Research Methodology
    1.    Qualitative Research
      1.  Primary & Secondary Research
    2.    Quantitative Research
    3.    Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
      1.  Secondary Research
      2.  Primary Research
    4.    Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
    5.    Assumptions & Limitations

*Financial information of non-listed companies can be provided as per availability.

**The segmentation and the companies are subject to modifications based on in-depth secondary research for the final deliverable

 

List of Figures

Figure 1       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Segmentation

Figure 2       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Value Chain Analysis

Figure 3       Company Market Share Analysis, 2021

Figure 4       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 5       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 6       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 7       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 8       Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Country, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 9       Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 10     Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 11     Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 12     Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 13     UAE Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 14     UAE Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 15     UAE Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 16     UAE Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 17     Qatar Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 18     Qatar Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 19     Qatar Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 20     Qatar Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 21     Kuwait Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 22     Kuwait Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 23     Kuwait Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 24     Kuwait Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 25     South Africa Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 26     South Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 27     South Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 28     South Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 29     Nigeria Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 30     Nigeria Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 31     Nigeria Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 32     Nigeria Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 33     Algeria Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 34     Algeria Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 35     Algeria Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 36     Algeria Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 37     Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2029

Figure 38     Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 39     Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Figure 40     Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

 

List of Tables

Table 1 Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 2 Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 3 Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 4 Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Country, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 5 Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 6 Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 7 Saudi Arabia Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 8 UAE Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 9 UAE Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 10      UAE Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 11      Qatar Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 12      Qatar Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 13      Qatar Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 14      Kuwait Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 15      Kuwait Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 16      Kuwait Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 17      South Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 18      South Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 19      South Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 20      Nigeria Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 21      Nigeria Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 22      Nigeria Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 23      Algeria Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 24      Algeria Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 25      Algeria Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 26      Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 27      Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Nature, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 28      Rest of Middle East & Africa Baby Food Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 29      Nestlé Company Overview

Table 30      Nestlé Financial Overview

Table 31      Danone Company Overview

Table 32      Danone Financial Overview

Table 33      Abbott Laboratories Company Overview

Table 34      Abbott Laboratories Financial Overview

Table 35      Mead Johnson Nutrition Company Overview

Table 36      Mead Johnson Nutrition Financial Overview

Table 37      Hero Group Company Overview

Table 38      Hero Group Financial Overview

Table 39      Arla Foods Group Company Overview

Table 40      Arla Foods Group Financial Overview

Table 41      HIPP Company Overview

Table 42      HIPP Financial Overview

Table 43      Plum Organics Company Overview

Table 44      Plum Organics Financial Overview

Table 45      Other Prominent Players Company Overview

Table 46      Other Prominent Players Financial Overview

Market Segmentation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Ans: Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market size was estimated at USD 3.03 billion in 2022.
Ans: Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.24% during the forecast period between 2023 and 2029.
Ans: Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market size is expected to reach a market value of USD 4.61 billion by 2029.
Ans: Major factors driving the growth of the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market include rising urbanization, increasing disposable income, growing awareness of nutrition, and a surge in working mothers. Also, a preference for convenient and ready-to-feed baby food products contributes to market expansion, fostering demand for diverse and nutritious infant nutrition.
Ans: South Africa holds the highest market share in the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market.
Ans: The organic segment holds a higher market share in the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market by nature.
Ans: The Infant Formula segment holds the highest market share in the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market by product type.
Ans: Key players in the Middle East and Africa Baby Food Market include Nestlé, Danone, Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Hero Group, Arla Foods Group, HIPP, and Plum Organics.