The GCC handicrafts market is projected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 13.10% during 2023-2028. The increasing demand for authentic and traditional products, the rising governmental support and initiatives aimed at preserving and promoting traditional crafts, and the growing emphasis on sustainability are some of the key factors driving the market.
Handicrafts refer to products manufactured by hand, often using simple tools rather than modern machinery. These crafted goods, steeped in cultural and traditional value, represent the creative skill and artistry of the craftspeople. They include a vast range of items, such as pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, and more. The creation of handicrafts often involves the use of indigenous materials, shaped and fashioned through age-old techniques passed down through generations. Handicrafts are appreciated for their aesthetic beauty but also for their functionality. They are considered a significant segment of the creative economy, providing livelihood opportunities for many artisans around the world, particularly in rural and underprivileged communities. The preservation and promotion of handicrafts help maintain cultural heritage and diversity, fostering a sense of identity and continuity within societies. Additionally, they play a vital role in sustainable development, as they are often produced with environmentally friendly methods and materials.
GCC Handicrafts Market Trends:
The market drivers for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) handicraft industry include the increasing demand for authentic and traditional products, reflecting the region's rich cultural heritage. These distinctive goods appeal to local and foreign tourists, which increases sales and fosters industry growth. Along with this, governmental support and initiatives aimed at preserving and promoting traditional crafts play a vital role in sustaining the industry. Various GCC governments have implemented programs and policies to provide training, funding, and marketing assistance to local artisans. In addition, the growing emphasis on sustainability is another factor fueling the handicrafts market in the GCC region. Handmade products, often created using environmentally friendly materials and techniques, align with the global trend toward sustainable consumption. This alignment enhances the appeal of handicrafts to an ever-expanding consumer base concerned with environmental issues. Moreover, the integration of modern designs with traditional methods is attracting younger generations, broadening the market. Economic diversification efforts in the GCC region also contribute to the handicraft industry's growth. By encouraging the development of non-oil sectors, governments are creating opportunities for artisans to thrive. Online platforms and e-commerce are providing new avenues for artisans to reach a wider audience, thus facilitating the expansion of the market. Collaborations between artisans and renowned designers or brands are adding a contemporary touch to traditional crafts, creating a niche market that further drives demand. Additionally, the shifting interest in local products and the shift towards supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is also a prominent driver. Consumers are increasingly seeking unique and quality products that reflect their identity and values, which has led to a heightened interest in handicrafts. Furthermore, global events such as expos and cultural festivals hosted by GCC countries are offering unprecedented exposure to the region's handicrafts, attracting international attention and investment. This, in turn, is creating a positive market outlook.
GCC Handicrafts Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the GCC handicrafts market report, along with forecasts at the regional and country levels for 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product type, distribution channel, and end use.
Product Type Insights:
- Artmetal Ware
- Handprinted Textiles and Scarves
- Embroidered and Crocheted Goods
- Zari and Zari Goods
- Imitation Jewelry
- Pottery and Glass Wares
- Attars and Agarbattis
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the product type. This includes woodware, artmetal ware, handprinted textiles and scarves, embroidered and crocheted goods, zari and zari goods, imitation jewelry, sculptures, pottery and glass wares, attars and agarbattis, and others.
Distribution Channel Insights:
- Mass Retailers
- Departmental Stores
- Independent Retailers
- Specialty Stores
- Online Stores
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the distribution channel has also been provided in the report. This includes mass retailers, departmental stores, independent retailers, specialty stores, online stores, and others.
End Use Insights:
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the end use. This includes residential and commercial.
- Saudi Arabia
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, key player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided.
GCC Handicrafts Market Report Coverage:
|Base Year of the Analysis
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Product Type
- Distribution Channel
- End Use
|Product Types Covered
||Woodware, Artmetal Ware, Handprinted Textiles and Scarves, Embroidered and Crocheted Goods, Zari and Zari Goods, Imitation Jewelry, Sculptures, Pottery and Glass Wares, Attars and Agarbattis, Others
|Distribution Channels Covered
||Mass Retailers, Departmental Stores, Independent Retailers, Specialty Stores, Online Stores, Others
|End Uses Covered
||Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the GCC handicrafts market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the GCC handicrafts market?
- What is the breakup of the GCC handicrafts market on the basis of product type?
- What is the breakup of the GCC handicrafts market on the basis of distribution channel?
- What is the breakup of the GCC handicrafts market on the basis of end use?
- What are the various stages in the value chain of the GCC handicrafts market?
- What are the key driving factors and challenges in the GCC handicrafts market?
- What is the structure of the GCC handicrafts market and who are the key players?
- What is the degree of competition in the GCC handicrafts market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the GCC handicrafts market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the GCC handicrafts market.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the GCC handicrafts industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.