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GCC Baby Food and Infant Formula Market by Type (Milk Formula, Dried Baby Food, Prepared Baby Food and Others) by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Pharmacies, Convenience Stores and Others): Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2022-2027



GCC Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Overview:

The GCC baby food and infant formula market was worth US$ XX Billion in 2021, expanding at a CAGR of X% during 2016-2021. Looking forward, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around X% during 2022-2027, reaching a value of US$ XX Billion by 2027. Infant formula refers to a synthetically produced substitute for breast milk to feed babies under twelve months. On the other hand, baby food is defined as mashed, easily digestible, and soft food that is meant for children up to the age of two years. Some of the most commonly available baby food and infant formula variants include ready-to-feed baby food, dried baby food, and milk formula. These products are vitalized with additives, such as fatty acids, vitamins, and prebiotics, to make them more nutritious. In recent years, baby food and infant formula have gained traction as they fulfil the nutritional requirements of children and enhance their development and physical growth.

One of the primary factors driving the market is the rapid shift toward packaged and convenience food on account of the hectic work schedules and robust expenditure capacities of consumers in GCC countries. Additionally, the growing number of working women and their increasing disposable incomes are creating a positive market outlook. Other than this, rapid modernization is leading to the introduction of niche baby food product categories manufactured using natural ingredients, which are slightly processed and are of high quality. Besides this, parents are nowadays becoming aware about providing a balanced diet to their children. Consequently, with the rising importance of health and nutrition, there has been escalating product demand across the region. Along with this, numerous brand endorsements on social media platforms and easy accessibility of the product are boosting the market growth. Furthermore, extensive investments made by key players in research and development (R&D) activities are strengthening the market growth. Other growth-inducing factors include the increasing instances of child malnutrition, the introduction of camel milk-based infant formula and halal baby foods and the implementation of favorable government policies to promote child health across the region.

Beginning with a regional overview, the report explores the dynamics that have a strong influence on the GCC baby food and infant formula market and can also impact its future growth. Taking 2021 as the base year, the report covers historical market scenario from 2016-2021 and provides forecasts till 2027. This includes the study of value and volume trends and pricing history. Growth inducing factors, market restraints and recent developments have also been analysed in the report in order to provide a deeper knowledge about the industry. On a regional basis, the report examines the GCC baby food and infant formula market in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. For each of these regions, the report studies the GCC baby food and infant formula market in detail for latest trends, outlook and opportunities.

The report analyses the competitive structure of the GCC baby food and infant formula market industry and provides the profiles of major players operating in the market. The price margins for the products along with the various success and risk factors for manufacturers have also been covered in the report. Moreover, in order to determine market attractiveness, the report analyses the GCC baby food and infant formula market industry along the parameters of the Porter’s Five Forces model. This model examines the degree of competition in the GCC baby food and infant formula market industry by analysing the threat posed by new entrants and substitutes, and the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers. SWOT analysis of the market has also been presented in the report which highlights the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats pertaining to the GCC baby food and infant formula market industry. Furthermore, the value chain analysis of the GCC baby food and infant formula market industry has also been covered in the report. This comprises of all the activities in the value chain, such as the procurement of various raw materials, manufacturing, sales and distribution. 

GCC Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Segment Insights:

The GCC baby food and infant formula market has been analysed as followed:

By Type:

  • Milk Formula
  • Dried Baby Food
  • Prepared Baby Food
  • Others

By Distribution Channel:

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Convenience Stores
  • Others

By Country:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain

Country-wise, the market has been segmented into Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. Amongst these, Saudi Arabia represents the largest market, accounting for majority of the GCC region.

Competative Landscape: 

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players.

Highlights of the GCC Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Report:

  • Historical and current scenario
  • Trends and developments
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Market forecast
  • Price analysis and forecast
  • Porter’s five forces analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Value chain analysis

Report Customisation:

The GCC baby food and infant formula market report can be customised as per your requirements. You can get in touch with our analyst, who will make sure that the report suits your research needs

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 Baby Food and Infant Formula Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Market Forecast
6   Market Breakup by Type
    6.1    Milk Formula
        6.1.1 Market Trends
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    Dried Baby Food
        6.2.1 Market Trends
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
    6.3    Prepared Baby Food
        6.3.1 Market Trends
        6.3.2 Market Forecast
    6.4    Others 
        6.4.1 Market Trends
        6.4.2 Market Forecast 
7   Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    7.1    Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
        7.1.1 Market Trends
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Pharmacies
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
    7.3    Convenience Stores
        7.3.1 Market Trends
        7.3.2 Market Forecast
    7.4    Others
        7.4.1 Market Trends
        7.4.2 Market Forecast 
8   Market Breakup by Country
    8.1    Saudi Arabia
        8.1.1 Market Trends
        8.1.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.1.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.1.4 Market Forecast
    8.2    UAE
        8.2.1 Market Trends
        8.2.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.2.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.2.4 Market Forecast
    8.3    Qatar
        8.3.1 Market Trends
        8.3.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.3.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.3.4 Market Forecast
    8.4    Oman
        8.4.1 Market Trends
        8.4.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.4.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.4.4 Market Forecast
    8.5    Kuwait
        8.5.1 Market Trends
        8.5.2 Market Forecast
    8.6    Bahrain
        8.6.1 Market Trends
        8.6.2 Market Forecast
9   SWOT Analysis
    9.1    Overview
    9.2    Strengths
    9.3    Weaknesses
    9.4    Opportunities
    9.5    Threats
10  Value Chain Analysis
11  Porters Five Forces Analysis

    11.1    Overview
    11.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    11.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    11.4    Degree of Competition
    11.5    Threat of New Entrants
    11.6    Threat of Substitutes
12  Price Analysis
13  Policy and Regulatory Landscape
14  Competitive Landscape

    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Key Players
    14.3    Profiles of Key Players

List of Figures

Figure 1: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016-2021
Figure 3: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 4: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 5: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 6: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Country (in %), 2021
Figure 7: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Milk Formula) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 8: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Milk Formula) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 9: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Dried Baby Food) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 10: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Dried Baby Food) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 11: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Prepared Baby Food) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 12: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Prepared Baby Food) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 13: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Other Baby Foods) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 14: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Other Baby Foods) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 15: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 16: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 17: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Pharmacies) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 18: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Pharmacies) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 19: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Convenience Stores) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 20: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Convenience Stores) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 21: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Other Distribution Channels) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 22: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula (Other Distribution Channels) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 23: Saudi Arabia: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 24: Saudi Arabia: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 25: Saudi Arabia: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 26: Saudi Arabia: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 27: UAE: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 28: UAE: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 29: UAE: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 30: UAE: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 31: Qatar: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 32: Qatar: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 33: Qatar: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 34: Qatar: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 35: Oman: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 36: Oman: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 37: Oman: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 38: Oman: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 39: Kuwait: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 40: Kuwait: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 41: Bahrain: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 42: Bahrain: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 43: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 45: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

List of Tables

Table 1: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2021 and 2027
Table 2: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Table 3: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Table 4: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Table 5: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Competitive Structure
Table 6: GCC: Baby Food and Infant Formula Market: Key Players

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