Key factors driving the growth of the edible meat market industry of UAE are the inclination of growth towards tourism, robust economic growth, changing consumer trends, and advanced technologies. Strong economic growth leading to higher protein consumption, growing number of domestic, as well as, expat population, coupled with rising preference for red meat (both sheep and bovine meat) are driving the meat market in the region. Moreover, most of the working-class population in UAE prefer a healthy life. Processed meat is the primary food choice of people.
Restraints and Challenges
Arid climate, resulting in poor fodder availability, causes a natural shortage of livestock and hence low meat production. There is a high shortage of pasture lands, which are essential for grazing and cultivation of cattle. In addition to the already existing constraints, classification of red meat and processed meat as, possibly, carcinogenic foods by the WHO is reducing the consumption of these products in certain sections of the educated population.
UAE imports most its meat from Australia, Brazil, India and the USA. It also exports meat to the neighboring GCC nations like Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Rising number of free-trade agreements (FTA) have facilitated the trade of meat and other allied products. To reduce reliance on imports, the government has supported R&D in this industry, as well as, setting up of required infrastructure in the region. UAE provides the subsidy for investment in storage and slaughter house capacity. Hence, there are a lot of opportunities in this sector in UAE
GCC nations, of which UAE is a part, have banned raw beef imports from the US (February 2012) and Brazil (December 2012), due to cases of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy). This has benefitted the Australian and Indian beef export market. Australian beef export has witnessed a high growth, post-2011, thereby, increasing the market share from 4% in 2010 to 9% in 2015. Moreover, the demand for premium products, like Angus beef from Australia, has increased. However, speculation of a possible lift of the ban on Brazilian meat export this year, along with the lift of the ban on French beef export is forcing Australia to sign a free-trade agreement with various GCC nations, to secure its export.
GCC lifted a 15-year ban on beef imports from France, which has provided exporters some relief from the crushing pressure on meat prices, due to the Russian Embargo.
About the Market
PESTLE Analysis (Overview): Macro market factors pertinent to this region.
Market Definition: Main, as well as, associated/ancillary components constituting the market.
Key Findings of the Study: Top headlines about market trends & numbers.
- 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).
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
3.1 By Meat Type
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
3.1.3 Goat and Lamb
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
3.2 By Product Type
3.2.1 Processed Meat
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
3.2.2 Uncured Meat
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
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