Middle East and North Africa Extruded Snack Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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Extrusion cooking is one of the most popular processes to prepare snacks and ready-to-eat foods by using a variety of ingredients such as corn, tapioca, oats, potatoes, wheat, etc. After extrusion, these snacks are processed and converted into semi-cooked or pre-cooked food products. This helps in the elimination of toxins and micro-organisms produced naturally while making these snacks healthier as well as safer for consumption. In recent years, extruded snack foods have witnessed strong growth in the MENA region. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Middle East and North Africa Extruded Snack Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the MENA extruded snack food market reached a value of US$ 1,987 Million in 2017.

In the MENA region, rapid industrialization and urbanization have resulted in a significant shift towards western food cultures. This remains one of the primary forces catalyzing the growth of the market. In addition, the region represents one of the fastest growing populations across the globe. This coupled by low median age groups and rising disposable incomes have positively influenced the growth of this market. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 2,555 Million by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of more than 4% during 2018-2023.

MENA extruded snack food market

Market Summary:

  • On the basis of raw material, the market has been segmented into potato, corn, rice, tapioca and mixed grains. Amongst these, potato represents the biggest segment.
  • Based on the distribution channel, the market has been segregated into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty food stores and online retail. Currently, supermarkets and hypermarkets dominate this market.
  • Country-wise, Saudi Arabia represents the largest market, holding the majority of the MENA extruded snack food market share. Saudi Arabia is followed by UAE, Egypt, Iran and Israel.


This report provides a deep insight into the MENA extruded snack food market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from 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 MENA extruded snack food market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the MENA extruded snack food market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the MENA extruded snack food market?
  • Which are the popular raw materials in the MENA extruded snack food market?
  • What are the major distribution channels in the MENA extruded snack food market?
  • What are the price trends of extruded snack foods?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the MENA extruded snack food market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the MENA extruded snack food market?
  • What is the structure of the MENA extruded snack food market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the MENA extruded snack food market?

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Middle East and North Africa Snack Food Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Region
    5.4    Market Breakup by Snack Type
    5.5    Market Forecast
6    Middle East and North Africa Extruded Snack Food Industry
    6.1    Market Overview
    6.2    Market Performance
    6.3    Market Breakup by Country
    6.4    Market Breakup by Raw Material 
    6.5    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    6.6    Market Forecast
    6.7    SWOT Analysis
        6.7.1    Strengths
        6.7.2    Weaknesses
        6.7.3    Opportunities
        6.7.4    Threats
    6.8    Value Chain Analysis
    6.9    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        6.9.1    Overview
        6.9.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        6.9.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.9.4    Degree of Competition
        6.9.5    Threat of New Entrants
        6.9.6    Threat of Substitutes
    6.10    Key Success Factors and Risk Factors
    6.10    Price Analysis
        6.9.1    Price Indicators
        6.9.2    Price Trends
        6.9.3    Margin Analysis
        6.9.4    Cost Structure
7    Performance by Country
    7.1    Saudi Arabia
    7.2    UAE
    7.3    Egypt
    7.4    Iran
    7.5    Israel
    7.6    Others
8    Market Breakup by Raw Material
    8.1    Potato 
    8.2    Corn 
    8.3    Rice 
    8.4    Tapioca 
    8.5    Mixed Grains 
    8.6    Others
9    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    9.1    Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
    9.2    Convenience Stores
    9.3    Specialty Food Stores
    9.4    Online Retail
    9.5    Others
10    Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Market Structure
    10.2    Market Breakup by Key Players
11    Extruded Snack Foods Manufacturing Process
    11.1    Product Overview
    11.2    Detailed Process Flow
    11.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    11.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
12    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    12.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    12.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    12.3    Plant Layout
    12.4    Plant Machinery
    12.5    Machinery Pictures
    12.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    12.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    12.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    12.9    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    12.10  Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    12.11   Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    12.12   Other Capital Investments
13    Key Player Profiles

List of Figures

Figure 1: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: MENA: Snack Food Market: Value Trends (in US$ Million), 2010-2017
Figure 3: MENA: Snack Food Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 4: MENA: Snack Food Market: Breakup by Snack Type (in %), 2017
Figure 5: MENA: Snack Food Market Forecast: Value Trends (in US$ Million), 2018-2023
Figure 6: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Breakup by Key Regions (in %), 2017
Figure 7: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Breakup by Raw material (in %), 2017
Figure 8: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 9: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market Forecast:(in US$ Million),2018-2023
Figure 10: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: Flow Diagram for the Expanded and Pelletized Snacks
Figure 12: Middle East and North Africa: Extruded Snacks Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 13: Middle East and North Africa: Extruded Snack Food Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 14: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Average Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010-2023
Figure 15:MENA:Extruded Snacks Market: Margins Across Various Level of Supply Chain
Figure 16: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Industry: Price Structure Analysis (in US$/Ton)
Figure 17: Saudi Arabia: Extruded Snack Food Market (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: UAE: Extruded Snack Food Market (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Egypt: Extruded Snack Food Market (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: Iran: Extruded Snack Food Market (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Israel: Extruded Snack Food Market (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Others: Extruded Snack Food Market (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Raw Material (Potato) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Raw Material (Corn) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023 
Figure 25: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Raw Material (Rice) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Raw Material (Mixed Grains) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Raw Material (Tapioca) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Raw Material (Others) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 29: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 30: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Distribution Channel (Convenience Store) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Distribution Channel (Specialty Food Store) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Distribution Channel (Online) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market by Distribution Channel (Others) (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %), 2017
Figure 35: Extruded Snack Foods Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 36: Extruded Snack Foods Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 37: Extruded Snack Foods Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 38: Extruded Snack Foods Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 39: Extruded Snack Foods Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain

List of Tables

Table 1: MENA: Snack Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in US$ Million), 2018-2023
Table 4: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Raw Material (in US$ Million), 2018-2023
Table 5: MENA: Extruded Snack Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution channel (in US$ Million), 2018-2023


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