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

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The UAE pet food market reached a value of US$ X Million in 2017. The market is further projected to reach a value of around US$ X Million by 2023, at a CAGR of X% during 2018-2023. Owning a pet is considered as a status symbol in the UAE due to which they are becoming more popular among high income earners. On account of rising pet humanisation trend, a large section of the UAE population has started treating their pets as a part of their family. This evolution in the relationship between owners and their pets has increased the owners’ awareness of their pet’s health such as weight, allergies and dietary tolerances which has resulted into a heightened demand for different types of pet foods in the country.

The UAE Pet Food Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • In the UAE, pets are now allowed to enter in different spaces such as restaurants, hotels and parks with their owners. Moreover, various hotels, particularly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, welcome pets with assorted treats and accessories, and offer special canine menu and services.
  • Premiumised pet food products, such as added ingredients, gluten-free, multigrain, protein-specific, grain-free, etc., introduced by the manufacturers are gaining traction in the region as they provide better quality food, novel proteins and right balance of nutrients.
  • Nowadays, pet owners are looking for less refined or processed products with natural preservatives and minimal fillers. The arrival of organic pet food which includes no pesticides, artificial preservatives, flavours or genetically modified organisms and supports digestion with natural prebiotics is further creating a positive outlook for the pet food market.
  • The market is highly competitive and manufacturers face a challenge from pet owners who often hold them responsible in case their pets suffer from any kind of health issues.


Breakup by Pet Food Type:

On the basis of pet food type, the market has been segmented into cat food, dog food and others. Cats are considered to be sacred and cleaner in comparison to other pets. As a result, cat food represents the most popular pet food type, accounting for the majority of the total market share.

Breakup by Product Type:

Based on the product type, dry food holds the largest market share. Dry food is considered convenient for both storage and feeding, and can be easily left in a bowl for the pet to consume at its own pace without the fear of spoilage. Moreover, dry kibble is available in several shapes, sizes and types, making it suitable for different types of pets. Other product types include wet and canned food, and snacks and treats.

Breakup by Ingredient:

The market has been segregated into animal derivatives, plant derivatives and cereal derivatives. Currently, animal derivatives account for the largest market share as they provide a variety of nutrients including proteins, amino acids, fats, minerals and vitamins which are essential for a pet’s health.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

Pet food is distributed through various channels such as supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores and online stores. Among these, supermarkets and hypermarkets represent the leading distribution channel. Numerous pet food manufacturers are investing in advertisement and promotional activities in supermarkets and hypermarkets which is stimulating the sales of pet food.

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the UAE pet food market and provides the profiles of the key players.

This report provides a deep insight into the UAE 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 UAE pet food market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • Which are the popular product types in the UAE pet food market?
  • What are the various ingredients in the UAE pet food market?
  • What are the popular pet food types in the UAE pet food market?
  • What are the major distribution channels in the UAE pet food market?
  • What are the price trends of pet food?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the UAE pet food market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the UAE pet food market?
  • What is the structure of the UAE pet food market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the UAE 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 Food 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    UAE Pet Food Market
    6.1    Market Overview
    6.2    Market Performance
    6.3    Market Breakup by Pet Food 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    Cereal 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: UAE: 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: UAE: Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 10: UAE: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Pet Food Type (in %), 2017
Figure 11: UAE: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 12: UAE: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Ingredient (in %), 2017
Figure 13: UAE: Pet Food Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 14: UAE: Pet Food Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 15: UAE: Pet Food Market: SWOT Analysis
Figure 16: UAE: Pet Food Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 17: UAE: Pet Food Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 18:  UAE Pet Food Market: Average Prices: (in US$/Ton), 2010 & 2017
Figure 19: UAE Pet Food Market Price Forecast: (in US$/Ton), 2018- 2023
Figure 20: UAE: Pet Food Market Price Structure Analysis (in %)
Figure 21: UAE: Dog Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: UAE: Cat Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: UAE: Other Pet Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: UAE: Dry Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: UAE: Wet and Canned Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: UAE: Snacks and Treats Food Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: UAE: Pet Food Market: Ingredients Derived from Animal: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: UAE: Pet Food Market: Ingredients Derived from Plant: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 29: UAE: Pet Food Market: Ingredients Derived from Cereals: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 30: UAE: Pet Food Market: Other Ingredients: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: UAE: Pet Food Market: Sales through Supermarkets and Hypermarkets (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: UAE: Pet Food  Market: Sales through Convenience Stores (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: UAE: Pet Food Market: Online Sales (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: UAE: Pet Food Market: Sales through Other Distribution Channels (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023


List of Tables

Table 1: GCC: Pet Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: UAE: Pet Food Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: UAE: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Pet Food Type (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 4: UAE: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 5: UAE: Pet Food Market Market Forecast: Breakup by Ingredient (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 6: UAE: Pet Food Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Table 7: UAE: Pet Food Market Structure
Table 8: UAE: Pet Food Market: Key Players


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