The GCC cheese market size reached 772,678.4 Tons in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach 966,457.8 Tons by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% during 2023-2028.
Cheese is a dairy product made by coagulating the protein casein in milk. Its variety is determined by the origin of pasteurization, butterfat, protein, milk, mold, bacteria, aging, and processing. It has a longer shelf life than milk and other milk products and it is an excellent source of proteins, calcium, fats, phosphorus, and other essential nutrients. As a result, it is widely consumed across the GCC region.
The rapid growth in population, in confluence with the rising number of individuals who are adopting healthy eating habits, is propelling the growth of the cheese market in the GCC region. Moreover, various manufacturers are introducing a variety of products, including processed cheese slices, cheddar cheese in cans and tubs, and cream cheese in jars.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the GCC cheese market report, along with forecasts at the regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on source, type, product, distribution channel and format.
Breakup by Source:
Breakup by Type:
Breakup by Product:
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
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Breakup by Country:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players.
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Source, Type, Product, Distribution Channel, Format, Country
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain
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Key Questions Answered in This Report
The GCC cheese market reached a volume of 772,678.4 Tons in 2022.
We expect the GCC cheese market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.6% during 2023-2028.
The rising adoption of healthy eating habits, along with the introduction of processed cheese and cheddar cheese in cans and tubs, is primarily driving the GCC cheese 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 cheese across several GCC nations.
Based on the source, the GCC cheese market can be segmented into cow milk, buffalo milk, goat milk, and others. Currently, cow milk holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the type, the GCC cheese market has been divided into natural and processed, where natural currently exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the product, the GCC cheese market can be bifurcated into mozzarella, cheddar, feta, parmesan, Roquefort, and others. Currently, cheddar accounts for the majority of the total market share.
Based on the distribution channel, the GCC cheese market has been categorized into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online, and others. Among these, supermarkets and hypermarkets currently exhibit a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the format, the GCC cheese market can be segregated into slices, diced/cubes, shredded, blocks, spreads, liquid, and others. Currently, slices hold the largest market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain, where Saudi Arabia currently dominates the GCC cheese market.
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