UAE Meat Market, By Type (Red Meat, Poultry, Seafood), By Product Type (Fresh, Chilled, Frozen), By Distribution Channel (On-Trade, Off-Trade) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: November 2021
  • Report ID: BWC21182
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 115

Report Overview

Due to the growing population and increasing disposable income in the UAE, along with the flourishing tourism industry, the UAE meat market is growing at a rapid pace.

UAE Meat Market- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

The UAE meat market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% in the forecast period (2021-2027), owing to the growing population and increasing disposable income, which are contributing to the increase in health-conscious consumers. Another factor that results in the growth of the meat market in UAE is the flourishing tourism sector and the cultural association with meat.

UAE Meat Market- Overview

‘Meat’, in general, refers to animal flesh that is meant for human consumption. It is an important source of nutrients that offers proteins, zinc, iron, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin A and B-complex vitamins. There are many types of meat available in the UAE such as red meat which includes beef, goat, lamb, poultry meat which includes chicken and turkey, seafood meat which includes fish, crab, lobster, etc. Among these types, chicken and lamb are the most popular meat in UAE.

UAE Meat Market Forecast and Trends

Growth Drivers

Increasing Number of Working Adults

The growing working-class population and their increasing disposable income are emerging as one of the major driving factors for the UAE meat market. According to the official portal of the UAE Government, the total labor force in the UAE in 2018 was 7.384 million. Furthermore, the female workforce percentage is also increasing in the country. The increased working population and their disposable income have a direct impact on dietary quality and frequency of trips to restaurants and hotels. This is fueling the growth of the UAE meat market.

Growing Penetration of Online Sales Channels

The increasing popularity of online platforms, such as The Meat Hub, InstaShop, FreshToHome, etc., offers lucrative growth opportunities to the UAE meat market. The meat brands are resorting to these platforms or launching their exclusive applications and websites to offer their meat products through online channels to increase their market penetration and revenue. It is believed that in the forecast period, the UAE meat market will be fueled by an increase in smartphone users and a growing working population in the country that relies heavily on online delivery apps for their grocery and food needs.

Restraints

Expanding Business of Vegan Meat Substitutes

The increasing popularity of vegan meat is emerging as one of the major restraining factors for the UAE meat market. A growing number of vegan brands and meats are available in the UAE, driving up demand for vegan meats. For example, Impossible Foods just made their vegan beef available at local restaurants in the Middle East, including the UAE, and launched their plant-based Impossible Burger. Plant-based foods have even reached halal food producers like Al Islami Foods in the UAE. Its burgers made from sunflower protein is popular across the UAE. Moreover, the demand for plant-based chicken is on the rise, and it seems like it is here to stay. With vegan meat competition heating up, this may impede the growth of the UAE meat market during the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19 on UAE Meat Market

The UAE meat market was negatively impacted by the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown caused the closure of butcher shops, slaughterhouses, and processing plants in the region, thus disrupting the meat supply. The disruptions in supply chains also played a crucial factor in restricting market growth. Furthermore, lockdown also impeded the operations of food joints and hotels and halted tourism by temporarily banning international flights, which in turn also hindered the growth of the UAE meat market.

UAE Meat Market - By Type

Based on types, the UAE meat market is segmented into red meat, poultry, and seafood. Among these, the red meat segment accounts for the largest market share. The segment is further classified into beef, goat, and lamb. The demand for goat and lamb meat is the highest in the UAE. Additionally, the flourishing tourism sector is one of the major factors fueling the demand for red meat in the hotel industry. Furthermore, expanding import activities from countries like India, Australia, Brazil, and the USA to meet the growing demand for red meat is also driving the segment’s growth.

UAE Meat Market - By Product Type

Based on product types, the UAE meat market is segmented into fresh, chilled, and frozen meat. The fresh meat segment holds a dominant position in the UAE meat market. Meat market growth is largely due to the growing number of slaughterhouses and butcher shops providing fresh meat on demand. On the other hand, the chilled meat segment is also growing at a substantial rate because of its prominent demand in restaurants and food chains. These food chains often stock chilled meat to meet their daily demand, which propels its market growth.

UAE Meat Market - By Distribution Channel

Based on the distribution channels, the UAE meat market is segmented into on-trade and off-trade. The off-trade segment is further classified into supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, online stores, and others. Because of the convenience of various brands and the availability of a wide range of fresh meat from various brands, supermarkets/hypermarkets account for the largest market share. Specialty stores also account for a large market share, as various brands open standalone stores to grab consumers' attention, which also drives the market growth.

Competitive Landscape

The leading players in the UAE meat market are Al Manal Foods, Diamond Meat Processing, Dubai Meat Packers, Emirates Meat, Farm Fresh Meat Products Factory, Freshly Frozen Foods Factory LLC, Royal Meat Industry LLC, Sahar Food Industry LLC, Adan Meat Supply Limited, SIAM UAE, Elfab Co LLC, and other prominent players.

Several local and international meat companies dominate the market, resulting in high fragmentation. The companies significantly focus on boosting their import and export activities in UAE for increasing their revenue. In order to maintain the flow of meat, they create partnerships with local slaughterhouses and restaurants. Additionally, they offer a variety of products and work hard to improve their distribution channel to improve their product penetration. Furthermore, the adoption of competitive strategies like mergers & acquisitions (M&As), joint ventures, etc., is also prominent in this market.

Recent Development

  • In March 2021, Marel Poultry BV, a Netherlands-based machining manufacturer, started a new processing plant for Arabian Farm Investments (Saha Poultry) in the United Arab Emirates.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage

UAE

Product Service/Segmentation

By Type, By Product Type, By Distribution Channel

Key Players

Al Manal Foods, Diamond Meat Processing, Dubai Meat Packers, Emirates Meat, Farm Fresh Meat Products Factory, Freshly Frozen Foods Factory LLC, Royal Meat Industry LLC, Sahar Food Industry LLC, Adan Meat Supply Limited, SIAM UAE, Elfab Co LLC, and other prominent players.

 

By Type

  • Red Meat
  1. Beef
  2. Goat
  3. Lamb
  • Poultry
  1. Chicken
  2. Turkey
  • Seafood
  1. Fish
  2. Crab
  3. Lobster
  4. Others

By Product Type

  • Fresh
  • Chilled
  • Frozen

By Distribution Channel

  • On-Trade
  • Off-Trade
  1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  2. Speciality Stores
  3. Online Stores
  4. Others
  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Key Market Segments
  2. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
    2. Methodology
    3. Regional Split of Primary & Secondary Research
    4. Secondary Research
    5. Primary Research
      1. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
      2. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
    6. Market Size Estimation
    7. Assumptions for the Study
    8. Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Industry Insight and Growth Strategy
    1. Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Market Drivers
        1. Increasing Number of Working Adults
        2. Growing Penetration Of Online Sales Channels
      2. Market Restraints
        1. Expanding Business Of Vegan Meat Substitutes
      3. Market Challenges
        1. Negative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
      4. Market Opportunity
        1. Growing Meat Import And Export Activities
        2. Flourishing Tourism Sector In UAE
    3. Recent Developments
    4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      2. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Rivalry
      4. Threat of New Entrants
      5. Threat of Substitutes
  5. UAE Meat Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast by Value, 2017-2027
    2. Market Size and Forecast, By Segment
      1. By Type
        1. Red Meat
          1. Beef
          2. Goat
          3. Lamb
        2. Poultry
          1. Chicken
          2. Turkey
        3. Seafood
          1. Fish
          2. Crab
          3. Lobster
          4. Others
      2. By Product Type
        1. Fresh
        2. Chilled
        3. Frozen
      3. By Distribution Channel
        1. On-Trade
        2. Off-Trade
          1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
          2. Speciality Stores
          3. Online Stores
          4. Others
  6. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Offerings
    2. Market Share Analysis (2020)
    3. Competitive Benchmarking by Operating Parameters
  7. Impact of COVID-19 on UAE Meat Market
  8. Company Profiles (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Key Product landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook) *
    1. Al Manal Foods
    2. Diamond Meat Processing
    3. Dubai Meat Packers
    4. Emirates Meat
    5. Farm Fresh Meat Products Factory
    6. Freshly Frozen Foods Factory LLC
    7. Royal Meat Industry LLC
    8. Sahar Food Industry LLC
    9. Adan Meat Supply Limited
    10. SIAM UAE
    11. Elfab Co LLC
    12. Other Prominent Players
  9. Key Strategic Recommendations

 

List of Figures

 

 

Figure 1: UAE Meat Market Segmentation

 

Figure 2: UAE Meat Market Value Chain Analysis,

 

Figure 3: Company Market Share Analysis, 2020

 

Figure 4: UAE Meat Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2017-2027

 

Figure 5: UAE Meat Market Share (%), By Type, By Value, 2017-2027

 

Figure 6: UAE Meat Market Share (%), By Product Type, By Value, 2017-2027

 

Figure 7: UAE Meat Market Share (%), By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2017-2027

 

 

List of Tables

 

 

Table 1: UAE Meat Market Size, By Type, By Value, 2017-2027

 

Table 2: UAE Meat Market Size, By Product Type, By Value (USD Million), 2017-2027

 

Table 3: UAE Meat Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value (USD Million), 2017-2027

 

 

Table 4: Al Manal Foods Financial Analysis

Table 5: Al Manal Foods Business Overview

Table 6: Diamond Meat Processing Financial Analysis

Table 7: Diamond Meat Processing Business Overview

Table 8: Dubai Meat Packers Financial Analysis

Table 9: Dubai Meat Packers Business Overview

Table 10: Emirates Meat Financial Analysis

Table 11: Emirates Meat Business Overview

Table 12: Farm Fresh Meat Products Factory Financial Analysis

Table 13: Farm Fresh Meat Products Factory Business Overview

Table 14: Freshly Frozen Foods Factory LLC Financial Analysis

Table 15: Freshly Frozen Foods Factory LLC Business Overview

Table 16: Royal Meat Industry LLC Financial Analysis

Table 17: Royal Meat Industry LLC Business Overview

Table 18: Sahar Food Industry LLC Financial Analysis

Table 19: Sahar Food Industry LLC Business Overview

Table 20: Adan Meat Supply Limited Financial Analysis

Table 21: Adan Meat Supply Limited Business Overview

Table 22: SIAM UAE Financial Analysis

Table 23: SIAM UAE Business Overview

Table 24: Elfab Co LLC Financial Analysis

Table 25: Elfab Co LLC Business Overview

 

Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Red Meat
  1. Beef
  2. Goat
  3. Lamb
  • Poultry
  1. Chicken
  2. Turkey
  • Seafood
  1. Fish
  2. Crab
  3. Lobster
  4. Others

By Product Type

  • Fresh
  • Chilled
  • Frozen

By Distribution Channel

  • On-Trade
  • Off-Trade
  1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  2. Speciality Stores
  3. Online Stores
  4. Others
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Ans: UAE meat market is estimated to grow at the CAGR of 6.4% by 2027.
Ans: The major factors driving the growth of the UAE meat market are increasing number of working adults and growing penetration of online sales channels.
Ans: The key players in the UAE meat market are: Al Manal Foods, Diamond Meat Processing, Dubai Meat Packers, Emirates Meat, Farm Fresh Meat Products Factory, Freshly Frozen Foods Factory LLC, Royal Meat Industry LLC, Sahar Food Industry LLC, Adan Meat Supply Limited, SIAM UAE, Elfab Co LLC, and other prominent players.
Ans: The red meat segment accounted for the largest share in the UAE meat market.
Ans: Increasing popularity of vegan meat is restricting the growth of the UAE meat market.