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Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Market: By Form: Raw, Parboiled; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); SWOT Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; Manufacturing Process; Cost Analysis; Consumer Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Market Outlook

The Middle East and Africa basmati rice market is being driven by the increasing consumption of the rice variety in the region. While the Middle East consumed almost 9.1 million tons of rice in 2017, the rice consumption in Africa in 2017 reached 0.9 million tons. The industry in the region is also being supported by the rising production of the paddy crop in Nigeria. In the period of 2020-2021, Nigeria produced nearly 4.9 million tons of rice.


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The Middle East is a leading consumer of basmati rice, globally. The region accounts for 37.8% of the total rice consumption. Since the production in the region far exceeds the demand for the basmati variety of the paddy crop, the Middle East is a net importer of the grain. It primarily imports the grain from India and Pakistan. Iran was the leading importer of basmati rice from India. The country accounted for over a fifth of India’s imports of the paddy crop in 2018. The GCC countries are the major importers of basmati rice in the Middle East. In 2018, Saudi Arabi and the United Arab Emirates, together, accounted for 30% of the exports of the rice variety from India.

Globally, basmati rice represents 2.1% of the total rice output. The global rice production attained nearly 500 million metric tons. Developing countries are the largest consumers of rice. The Asia Pacific, particularly, is a major producer and consumer of the paddy crop. Asia accounted for 84% of the total rice consumption, globally. However, the Sub-Saharan African countries are projected to witness the fastest growth in rice consumption in the coming years. The consumption in the region is expected to grow by 22% by 2026. While the rice production in Africa has increased by nearly 38% over the last decade, the domestic demand for the grain far exceeds the current production levels. The region depends on imports, primarily from Asia, to meet its rising demand. While China is the largest rice producer, India is the leading producer of basmati rice, representing 70% of its global output. In Africa, Algeria, Somalia, and Kenya are the major importers of basmati rice.


Properties and Applications

Rice is a cereal grain derived from the seed of Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima grass species. It is one of the major staple food, globally. It can be broadly bifurcated into basmati and non-basmati types. The basmati type is aromatic and has a slender, long grain. It originated from the Indian subcontinent and is widely consumed in India and other South Asian countries. It can be cooked plain or as a savoury dish. It can also be served with other accompaniments. It can be divided into:


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  • Raw
  • Parboiled

The report looks into the various regional markets in the Middle East like Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, and Kuwait, among others.


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Market Analysis

The Middle East and Africa basmati rice market is being driven by the rising consumption of basmati rise. The increasing imports of the rice variety in the region are providing further impetus for the growth of the overall global market. The industry is also aided by the superior taste and quality of the grain variety. It is also being further propelled forward due to the rising demand for basmati rice as it is an integral part of various Middle Eastern cuisines. The rice variety is used to prepare rich dishes made of multiple layers of dried fruits, meats, and rice. It forms a part of the staple diet of the population in the Middle East and Africa. Rice, overall, is one of the most essential food crops in Africa.

The rapid growth in the population of the region is acting as a catalyst for the industry growth. Iran, one of the leading import markets for basmati rice, is also one of the most populous countries in the region. The country is also witnessing a steady rise in its urban population, which grew at an annual rate of 1.83% in 2017. The urban population has also been growing in other significant markets in the Middle East, like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Almost 93% of the population in the UAE live in urban areas. The rising urban population and rise in disposable income in the area will drive the basmati rice industry in the coming years. Being low in fat content and with additional nutritional value, the rice variety is being preferred in the region due to the increasing cases of obesity and a rise in health consciousness.


Competitive Landscape

The report provides a detailed analysis of the key players in the Middle East and Africa basmati rice market, looking into their capacity, market share, and latest developments like expansions of capacity, plant turnarounds, and mergers, investments, and acquisitions:

  • Adani Wilmar Limited
  • Supple Tek industries Pvt ltd. 
  • L.T. Food Limited 
  • Amar Singh Chawal Wala 
  • Kohinoor foods Ltd 
  • Saif International Limited
  • Others

The comprehensive report looks in-depth into the micro and macro aspects of the industry. The report by EMR assesses the market based on Porter’s Five Forces model along with providing a SWOT analysis. It also gives an overview of the other regional markets like the Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and Europe.


Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Form, Country
Breakup by Form Raw, Parboiled
Breakup by Country Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait, Others
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, EMR’s Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Trade Data Analysis Major Importing Countries by Value and Volume, Major Exporting Countries by Value and Volume
Price Analysis Historical and Forecast Price Trends- Regional
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered Adani Wilmar Limited, Supple Tek industries Pvt ltd., L.T. Food Limited, Amar Singh Chawal Wala, Kohinoor foods Ltd, Saif International Limited, Others
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1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary

    3.1    Market Overview
    3.2    Key Demand Drivers
    3.3    Key Players
    3.4    Supply Market Changes
4    Global Basmati Rice Market Overview
    4.1    Figure: Global Basmati Rice Historical Market (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
    4.2    Chart: Global Basmati Rice Market by Form
        4.2.1    Raw
        4.2.2    Parboiled 
    4.3    Chart: Global Basmati Rice Production by Country
        4.3.1    India
        4.3.2    Pakistan
        4.3.3    Others
    4.4    Chart: Global Basmati Rice Consumption by Region
        4.4.1    North America
        4.4.2    Europe
        4.4.3    Latin America
        4.4.4    Asia Pacific
        4.4.5    Middle East and Africa
5    Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Market Overview
    5.1    Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Market Analysis

        5.1.1    Figure: Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Historical Market (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
        5.1.2    Chart: Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Market by Form
        5.1.3    Figure: Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Market by Form: Historical Market (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
        5.1.4    Chart: Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Consumption by Country
      Saudi Arabia
        5.1.5    Figure: Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Consumption by Country: Historical Market (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
      Saudi Arabia
    5.2    SWOT Analysis
        5.2.1    Overview
        5.2.2    Strengths
        5.2.3    Weaknesses 
        5.2.4    Opportunities
        5.2.5    Threats
    5.3    Value Chain Analysis
    5.4    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

        5.4.1    Overview
        5.4.2    Buyer’s Power
        5.4.3    Supplier’s Power
        5.4.4    New Entrants
        5.4.5    Degree of Rivalry
        5.4.6    Substitutes
    5.5    Global Trade Analysis (2020)
        5.5.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
        5.5.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
    5.6    Middle East and Africa Basmati Rice Price Analysis
        5.6.1    Iran Country Basmati Rice Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
        5.6.2    Saudi Arabia Basmati Rice Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
        5.6.3    UAE Basmati Rice Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
        5.6.4    Kuwait Basmati Rice Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
        5.6.5    Iraq Basmati Rice Historical Price Trends (2017-2021) & Forecast (2022-2027)
6    Manufacturing Process
    6.1    Detailed Process Flow
    6.2    Operations Involved
    6.3    Mass Balance
7    Cost Analysis
    7.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    7.2    Construction
    7.3    Plant Machinery
    7.4    Cost of Raw Material
    7.5    Packaging
    7.6    Transportation
    7.7    Utilities
    7.8    Manpower
    7.9    Other Capital Investment 
8    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    8.1    Adani Wilmar Limited
    8.2    Supple Tek industries Pvt ltd. 
    8.3    L.T. Food Limited 
    8.4    Amar Singh Chawal Wala 
    8.5    Kohinoor foods Ltd 
    8.6    Saif International Limited
    8.7    Others
9     Consumer Analysis
10    Industry Events and Developments

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