Saudi Arabia Pet Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The Saudi Arabia pet food market reached a value of US$ XX Million in 2017. The market is further projected to reach a value of US$ XX Million by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of X% during 2018-2023. Pet foods are highly nutritious and energy dense food product made specifically to meet the nutritional requirements of pets. Pet foods are formulated using a wide range of ingredients including feed grains, meat, poultry, seafood, etc. A rise in the number of households with pets in Saudi Arabia, due to an increase in the income of the consumers, has significantly contributed in driving the demand for pet food in the country. Moreover, the pet owners have become more aware and informed about their pet’s nutrition and health. This has upscaled the demand for pet food in the country.

Saudi Arabia Pet Food Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • Rising pet care awareness has resulted in a humanisation trend wherein an increasing number of owners treat their pets as family members. This has led to an increase in the demand for more nutritious pet food made with scientific formulations, thereby augmenting the market growth in the region.
  • Since some of the essential nutrients are lost during processing, the manufacturers are developing new and improved pet food variants in order to cater to the needs of all pets, ranging from dogs and cats to birds and reptiles, in turn, propelling the growth of the market.
  • Increasing trends in pet humanisation have created a highly competitive pet food market and manufacturers face major challenges from pet owners that are prone to blame pet food manufacturers in case their pets have any type of health issues.


Pet Type Insights:

Based on the pet type, the market has been segmented as cats, dogs and others. Currently, cats are the most popular type of pet as they are well suited to the regional climate and are considered to be sacred, cleaner, and cheaper to buy and maintain as compared to other pets.

Product Type Insights:

On the basis of product type, dry pet food represents the leading segment holding the largest share. Since it is the most convenient type of pet food in terms of storage and feeding, its demand has been witnessing a surge. Other major pet food types include wet and canned, and snacks and treats.

Ingredient Insights:

Based on the ingredient type, the report finds that animal derivatives dominate the market as they are a rich source of amino acids, proteins, fats, and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. Animal derivatives are followed by the plant derivatives and cereal derivatives.

Distribution Channel Insights:

On the basis of distribution channel, the market has been segregated into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online stores and others. Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets currently enjoy the leading position in the Saudi Arabia pet food market.

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the Saudi Arabia pet food market. Some of the leading players include:

  • Mars Petcare
  • Nestlé
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Del Monte


This report provides a deep insight into the Saudi Arabia pet 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 pet food market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the Saudi Arabia pet food market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • Which are the popular pet types in the Saudi Arabia pet food market?
  • Which are the various product types in the Saudi Arabia pet food market?
  • Which are the major ingredients used in the Saudi Arabia pet food market?
  • What are the key distribution channels in the Saudi Arabia pet food market?
  • What are the price trends of pet food?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the Saudi Arabia pet food market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the Saudi Arabia pet food market?
  • What is the structure of the Saudi Arabia pet food market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the Saudi Arabia pet food market?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    GCC Pet Food Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Pet Type
    5.4    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.5    Market Breakup by Ingredient
    5.6    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    5.7    Market Breakup by Region
    5.8    Market Forecast
6    Saudi Arabia Pet Food Market
    6.1    Market Overview
    6.2    Market Performance
    6.3    Market Breakup by Pet Type
    6.4    Market Breakup by Product Type
    6.5    Market Breakup by Ingredient
    6.6    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    6.7    Market Forecast
    6.8    SWOT Analysis
        6.8.1    Overview
        6.8.2    Strengths
        6.8.3    Weaknesses
        6.8.4    Opportunities
        6.8.5    Threats
    6.9    Value Chain Analysis
        6.9.1    Overview
        6.9.2    Research and Development
        6.9.3    Raw Material Procurement
        6.9.4    Manufacturing
        6.9.5    Marketing
        6.9.6    Distribution
        6.9.7    End-Use
    6.10    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        6.10.1    Overview
        6.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        6.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.10.4    Degree of Competition
        6.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        6.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
    6.11    Price Analysis
        6.11.1    Price Trends
        6.11.2    Price Indicators
        6.11.3    Margins Analysis
    6.12    Key Success and Risk Factors
7    Market Breakup by Pet Type
    7.1    Dog Food
    7.2    Cat Food
    7.3    Others
8    Market Breakup by Product Type
    8.1    Dry Food
    8.2    Wet and Canned Food
    8.3    Snacks and Treats Food
9    Market Breakup by Ingredient
    9.1    Animal Derivates
    9.2    Plant Derivates
    9.3    Cereals Derivative
    9.4    Others
10    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    10.1    Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    10.2    Convenience Stores
    10.3    Online Stores
    10.4    Others
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Market Structure
    11.2    Key Players
    11.3    Profiles of Key Players
12    Pet Food Manufacturing Process
    12.1        Product Overview
    12.2        Detailed Process Flow
    12.3        Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    12.4        Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
13    Project Details and Requirements
    13.1        Land Requirements 
    13.2        Construction Requirements 
    13.3        Plant Machinery
    13.4        Raw Material Requirements 
    13.5        Packaging Requirements 
    13.6        Transportation Requirements 
    13.7        Utility Requirements 
    13.8        Manpower Requirements 
    13.9       Other Capital Investments

List of Figures

Figure 1: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: GCC: Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 3: GCC: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Pet Type (in %), 2017
Figure 4: GCC: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 5: GCC: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Ingredient (in %), 2017
Figure 6: GCC: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 7: GCC: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 8: GCC: Pet Food Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2018- 2023
Figure 9: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 10: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 11: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 12: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Ingredient (in %), 2017
Figure 13: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 14: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 15: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2018- 2023
Figure 16: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: SWOT Analysis
Figure 17: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market : Value Chain Analysis
Figure 18: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 19: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2010- 2017
Figure 20: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Forecast: Average Price (in US$/Ton), 2018- 2023
Figure 21: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Price Structure Analysis (in %)
Figure 22: Saudi Arabia: Dog Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: Saudi Arabia: Cat Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: Saudi Arabia: Other Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Saudi Arabia: Dry Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: Saudi Arabia: Wet and Canned Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: Saudi Arabia: Snacks and Treats Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Ingredients Derived from Animal: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 29: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Ingredients Derived from Plant: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 30: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Ingredients Derived from Cereals: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Other Ingredients: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Sales through Supermarkets and Hypermarkets (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Sales through Convenience Stores (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Sales through Online Stores (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 35: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Sales through Other Distribution Channel (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 36: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Key Players

List of Tables

Table 1: GCC: Pet Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Pet Type (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 4: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 5: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Ingredient (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 6: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 7: Saudi Arabia: Pet Food Market Structure


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