Middle East and Africa Dairy Market Key Insights:
- Product Types: Fluid/UHT/Flavoured Milk, Cream, Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Protein (Powder and Concentrate), Lactose, Casein, Cheese, Yoghurt, Ice-cream
- Middle East and Africa Dairy Market Overview
- Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
- Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
- Demand by Application & Region
- Capacity Addition & Plant Turnarounds
The Middle East and Africa dairy market is aided by the growing dairy trade globally. The global dairy trade is witnessing a rise, increasing by 15.3% in value in Q1 of 2018, as compared to early 2017. Thus, the value of the global trade of dairy was nearly USD 33.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018. The growth in the dairy trade was a result of an increasing demand from countries like China, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Mexico, and Australia. The trade was aided by the rise in milk exports from key markets in Africa, Central America, Europe and North America.
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Globally, the consumption of dairy products has been increasing. While fresh dairy products are projected to grow by 2.1% annually in the forecast period of 2019-2024, processed dairy products will witness a 1.7% per annum growth in the coming five years. This growth in demand globally is also reflected in the Middle East and Africa dairy market with butter and cheese consumption accounting for almost 11% and 18% of the total dairy consumption in North Africa. In the Middle East, on the other hand, these two products will account for nearly 12% and 13% percent consumption in the forecast period.
The Middle East and Africa dairy market is driven by a growing milk industry in Africa. The milk output in Africa increased by 1.1% in 2018, as compared to the previous year, to reach a capacity of 45.6 million tons. The dairy market in the region is being aided by the rising demand for dairy products due to growing health concerns among the consumers.
Properties and Applications
Dairy products are defined as any product with raw milk as a major ingredient. They are an essential part of the daily balanced diet as it contains important nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, proteins, and other essential nutrients.
The different dairy products available in the market are:
- Fluid/UHT/Flavoured Milk
- Skimmed Milk Powder /Non-fat Dry Milk
- Whole Milk Powder
- Whey Protein (Powder and Concentrate)
- Probiotic Dairy Products
Dairy and dairy products find the majority of the application in the various segments of the food and beverage sector like bakery and confectionary, among others. The bakery and confectionary sub-segment of the food and beverage industry extensively uses dairy products in items like biscuits, bread, cakes, chocolates, and other products made using dairy products.
The EMR report explores the market in the Middle Eastern and African countries like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates, among others.
The growing population and lifestyle changes leading to rising health concerns are the primary drivers of the Middle East and Africa dairy market. Fresh milk, especially is seeing significant growth as it is considered nutrient-richer than shelf stable milk. The dairy market is especially being driven by the demand for portable ready-to-drink products like drinkable yoghurt among health-conscious females and youth in the region. The growth of the yoghurt market is also led by the customer interest towards drinks containing probiotics along with a shift towards more convenient packaged products rather than homemade dairy products. Thus, yoghurt along with sour milk is seeing healthy growth across the region, with the exception of Iran. Whey and whey proteins are also seeing a growing demand in the region.
The rising demand along with the growing customer receptiveness of new and innovative dairy products like flavoured milk and milk products, cheese spreads, and sauces, among others, are providing further impetus to the market in the Middle East and Africa. The mounting presence of food and beverages companies, the major application sector for dairy, are aiding the market along with the increasing availability of dairy products. The rising applications products like cheese for fondue in the fine dining sector is further driving the dairy market growth in the region.
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt along with Iran are the leading regional dairy markets. Saudi Arabia is the largest producer in the Middle East and Africa due to a large consumption of dairy products in the country. The Saudi Arabia dairy market is driven by a rising health awareness among women. It is also the largest importer of US dairy products in the area as the local companies mostly produce fresh and chilled products like milk and yoghurt. South Africa, too, is a leading market in the region due to the growing demand for cheese, butter and other milk products. Egypt is another major market with the rising consumption of liquid milk and cheese.
The report provides a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global as well as Middle East and Africa dairy market, looking into their capacity, market share, and latest developments like expansions in capacity, plant turnarounds, and mergers and expansions:
- Nestlé S.A.
- Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited,
- Almarai Company
- Danone S.A.
- Arla Foods amba
- Lactalis Group
- The Kraft Heinz Company
- National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec)
- Clover Industries Limited
EMR’s comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the market and provides a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s five forces.