GCC Cat Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

GCC Cat Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

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Market Overview:

The GCC cat food market size reached US$ 110.0 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 161.6 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.54% during 2023-2028.

Cats are one of the most popular pets across the GCC region. They require a specific set of dietary nutrients for a healthy growth and long-term wellness. Cat food is generally made by using animal or plant materials which are a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins, fats as well as other nutrients including amino acids, vitamins and minerals.




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In the GCC region, the demand for cat food has been rising as households across the GCC countries consider cats as sacred and prefer them over dogs resulting in a significantly higher cat population compared to the dog population. Good quality cat food helps in maintaining a healthy wellbeing of a cat by improving its overall quality of life. Cat food also contains an appropriate amount of protein and grain as compared to other food products which helps in enhancing the cat’s immune system.

Key Market Segmentation: 

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the GCC cat food market report, along with forecasts at the regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product type, ingredient type and distribution channel.

Breakup by Product Type:




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  • Dry Food
  • Wet and Canned Food
  • Snacks and Treats

Amongst these, dry food represents the largest segment as it is easier to handle and cheaper than other types of cat food products.

Breakup by Ingredient Type:

  • Animal Derivatives
  • Plant Derivatives
  • Cereals Derivatives
  • Others

On the basis of ingredient type, animal derivatives currently dominate the cat food market as they are easy for the cat to digest and offer numerous nutrients including vitamins, amino acids and minerals, etc.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Stores
  • Others

Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets represent the biggest distribution channel across the region.

Breakup by Region:

  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Bahrain

Region-wise, UAE currently holds the largest share of the GCC cat food market on account of a large cat population and a rising demand for premium products. In addition to this, many residential buildings, restaurants and public spaces have started allowing the entry of pets, such as cats and dogs, etc., inside the premises which has further propelled the demand for cat food across the region.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has also been analysed in the report covering the market structure and the profiles of the key players operating in this market.

This report provides a deep insight into the GCC cat food market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from a macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the GCC cat food market in any manner.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Units  US$ Million
Segment Coverage Product Type, Ingredient Type, Distribution Channel, Country
Countries Covered Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain
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Key Questions Answered in This Report

The GCC cat food market was valued at US$ 110.0 Million in 2022.

We expect the GCC cat food market to exhibit a CAGR of 6.54% during 2023-2028.

The emerging trend of pet humanization, along with the growing demand for cat food, as it aids in maintaining weight and energy levels and preventing infections and allergies, is primarily driving the GCC cat food market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the changing consumer inclination from conventional brick-and-mortar distribution channels towards online retail platforms for the purchase of cat food across several GCC nations.

Based on the product type, the GCC cat food market can be categorized into dry food, wet and canned food, and snacks and treats. Currently, dry food holds the majority of the total market share.

Based on the ingredient type, the GCC cat food market has been segmented into animal derivatives, plant derivatives, cereals derivatives, and others. Among these, animal derivatives currently exhibit a clear dominance in the market.

Based on the distribution channel, the GCC cat food market can be bifurcated into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online stores, and others. Currently, supermarkets and hypermarkets account for the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain, where UAE currently dominates the GCC cat food market.

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