The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture Waleed Al-Kuraiji said that the Kingdom will rely completely on imported wheat starting from 2016.
Under the new plan, the entitlement for subsidies would be available for the crops with least water requirements.
Lack of domestic production due to scarce water resources
The conditions in Saudi Arabia are unfavorable for the cultivation of most fruits and vegetables, with only 1.67% of arable land in the total land available. Saudi Arabia has the highest production of fruits and vegetables among all the GCC countries. The country was the largest producer in the GCC region, due to its favorable government policies for domestic production of fruits and vegetables. Due to the growing consumption of fruits and vegetables, Saudi Arabia tried to boost its agricultural output by increasing productivity so that nation could be self–sufficient. The country could not continue with this level of production due to the scarcity of water resources. This again increased the GCC countries’ reliance on import of fruits and vegetables. Due to the scarcity of water, the GCC countries’ domestic production can never satisfy its domestic consumption. To avoid complete reliance on fruits and vegetable imports the Saudi government has formulated policies that encourage farmers to grow crops that require low water, over crops that consume more water.
Agriculture accounts for 85% of the water consumption in the country. Most of the water utilized for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables is drawn from ground water resources and desalination plants. Water from these plants is highly subsidized; hence, the government plans to diversify the type of crops grown in the region to those that consume less water.
Investing in farm land abroad; a government initiative
The Saudi government is encouraging agricultural companies to invest in foreign countries that have comparative advantage in producing certain crops and re-export their products back to Saudi Arabia. The crops targeted by this initiative include wheat, rice, barley, yellow corn, soybeans, and green forage. The Saudi government is providing financial incentives to encourage Saudi investors to take part in this food security initiative and invest overseas.
Market Segmentation - By Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
The agricultural market in Iran is segmented by type of products into fruits and vegetables. These are sub-segmented into onions, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cauliflower, cucumber, cabbage, beans, eggplant, lemons, apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, strawberry, watermelon, grapefruit, dates, and olives.
About the Market
PESTLE Analysis (Overview): Macro market factors pertinent to the region.
Market Definition: Main, as well as, associated/ancillary components constituting the market.
Key Findings of the Study: Top headlines about market trends & numbers.
Drivers: What are the key factors driving growth in the market?
Restraints: Most relevant threats and restraints which hinder the growth of the market?
Opportunities: Sectors of high return or quick turn around on investment?
Market Concentration: Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis quantified by a comprehensive list of parameters.
Market Share Analysis: Top players in the market (by value and volume).
Company Profiles: Pertinent details about leading, high growth, and innovation-motivated stakeholders with contact, operations, product/service offerings, financials and strategies & insights.
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1.1 Definition of the Market
1.2 Research Approach and Methodology
1.2.2 Research Design
1.2.3 Study Phases
1.3 Scope of the Report
1.4 Regional Analysis
1.4.1 PESTLE Analysis
1.4.2 Analysis of Ease of Doing Business
2. Market Dynamics
2.4 Market Demand Analysis
2.4.1 Identification of Target Sub-segments (Demand Estimation)
2.4.2 Socio-Economic Segmentation of Potential Consumers
2.4.3 Spending Patterns
2.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
2.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
2.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
2.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
2.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products
2.5.5 Degree of Competition
3. Market Segmentation
18.104.22.168 Market Size (USD Million)
22.214.171.124 Domestic Production Overview
126.96.36.199 Domestic Consumption Overview
188.8.131.52 Import Value & Volume
184.108.40.206 Export Value & Volume
220.127.116.11 Market Size (USD Million)
18.104.22.168 Domestic Production Overview
22.214.171.124 Domestic Consumption Overview
126.96.36.199 Import Value & Volume
188.8.131.52 Export Value & Volume
184.108.40.206 Market Size (USD Million)
220.127.116.11 Domestic Production Overview
18.104.22.168 Domestic Consumption Overview
22.214.171.124 Import Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Export Value & Volume
188.8.131.52 Market Size (USD Million)
184.108.40.206 Domestic Production Overview
220.127.116.11 Domestic Consumption Overview
18.104.22.168 Import Value & Volume
22.214.171.124 Export Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Market Size (USD Million)
188.8.131.52 Domestic Production Overview
184.108.40.206 Domestic Consumption Overview
220.127.116.11 Import Value & Volume
18.104.22.168 Export Value & Volume
22.214.171.124 Market Size (USD Million)
126.96.36.199 Domestic Production Overview
188.8.131.52 Domestic Consumption Overview
184.108.40.206 Import Value & Volume
220.127.116.11 Export Value & Volume
18.104.22.168 Market Size (USD Million)
22.214.171.124 Domestic Production Overview
126.96.36.199 Domestic Consumption Overview
188.8.131.52 Import Value & Volume
184.108.40.206 Export Value & Volume
220.127.116.11 Market Size (USD Million)
18.104.22.168 Domestic Production Overview
22.214.171.124 Domestic Consumption Overview
126.96.36.199 Import Value & Volume
188.8.131.52 Export Value & Volume
184.108.40.206 Market Size (USD Million)
220.127.116.11 Domestic Production Overview
18.104.22.168 Domestic Consumption Overview
22.214.171.124 Import Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Export Value & Volume
188.8.131.52 Market Size (USD Million)
184.108.40.206 Domestic Production Overview
220.127.116.11 Domestic Consumption Overview
18.104.22.168 Import Value & Volume
22.214.171.124 Export Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Market Size (USD Million)
188.8.131.52 Domestic Production Overview
184.108.40.206 Domestic Consumption Overview
220.127.116.11 Import Value & Volume
18.104.22.168 Export Value & Volume
22.214.171.124 Market Size (USD Million)
126.96.36.199 Domestic Production Overview
188.8.131.52 Domestic Consumption Overview
184.108.40.206 Import Value & Volume
220.127.116.11 Export Value & Volume
18.104.22.168 Market Size (USD Million)
22.214.171.124 Domestic Production Overview
126.96.36.199 Domestic Consumption Overview
188.8.131.52 Import Value & Volume
184.108.40.206 Export Value & Volume
3.2.6 Water Melon
220.127.116.11 Market Size (USD Million)
18.104.22.168 Domestic Production Overview
22.214.171.124 Domestic Consumption Overview
126.96.36.199 Import Value & Volume
188.8.131.52 Export Value & Volume
184.108.40.206 Market Size (USD Million)
220.127.116.11 Domestic Production Overview
18.104.22.168 Domestic Consumption Overview
22.214.171.124 Import Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Export Value & Volume
188.8.131.52 Market Size (USD Million)
184.108.40.206 Domestic Production Overview
220.127.116.11 Domestic Consumption Overview
18.104.22.168 Import Value & Volume
22.214.171.124 Export Value & Volume
4. Market Entry
4.1 Market Entry: The Strategy
4.2 Types of Entry Modes, by Market Entry Objectives
5. Competition Analysis
5.1 Local Supply Ecosystem
5.2 Market Share of Major Stakeholders
5.3 Strategies Adopted, Recent Events
6. Supply Chain Analysis
7. Trade (Import-Export Analysis)
7.1 Distribution Network & Retail Analysis
8. Processing & Packaging Ecosystem