GCC Basmati Rice Market by Type of Rice (Parboiled and Raw) by Pack Size (Retail Packaging and Institutional Packaging) by Country of Origin: Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2023-2028

GCC Basmati Rice Market Overview:

The GCC basmati rice market was worth US$ XX Billion in 2022, expanding at a CAGR of X% during 2017-2022. Looking forward, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around X% during 2023-2028, reaching a value of US$ XX Billion by 2028. The GCC Basmati Rice Market has seen significant expansion in recent years, spurred on by a range of factors. Market growth in the region can be attributed to changing consumer dietary preferences, rising population, urbanization, and increasing awareness about health benefits of basmati rice. In recent years, basmati rice, known for its distinct aroma and long grains, has increasingly been adopted as a staple food in GCC countries. The shift toward healthier diets has propelled consumers to opt for basmati rice due to its low glycemic index, high fiber content, and essential nutrients such as folate, niacin, and thiamine. Furthermore, population growth, especially in metropolitan areas, has led to an upswing in rice consumption, and the growing middle-class population exhibits a pronounced tendency to opt for premium varieties of rice, including basmati.

Market trends reveal a continued demand for organic and fortified rice in the GCC region. Organic basmati rice, grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, is witnessing an upsurge in popularity, largely driven by health-conscious consumers. They perceive organic products to be safer and more nutritious, which is influencing buying patterns. Similarly, fortified basmati rice – rice enriched with additional vitamins and minerals – is gaining traction due to increased nutritional demands of the growing population. This heightened interest in organic and fortified rice has been complemented by advancements in packaging technologies. Innovations in packaging have increased product shelf life and maintained the quality of basmati rice, thereby increasing its appeal to consumers.

The rise of e-commerce and digital platforms is also shaping the basmati rice market in the GCC. As more consumers embrace online shopping for groceries, retailers and suppliers are compelled to invest in digital marketing strategies and online distribution channels. Increased smartphone penetration, improved logistics, and consumer comfort with online transactions have bolstered this trend. Moreover, the growing millennial population in the region, characterized by their tech-savviness and inclination towards convenience, is expected to further accelerate the digital transformation of the basmati rice market. As such, these trends provide a clear direction for the future development of the GCC basmati rice market.

Beginning with a regional overview, the report explores the dynamics that have a strong influence on the GCC basmati rice market and can also impact its future growth. Taking 2022 as the base year, the report covers historical market scenario from 2017-2022 and provides forecasts till 2028. 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 basmati rice market in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. For each of these regions, the report studies the GCC basmati rice market in detail for latest trends, outlook and opportunities.

The report analyses the competitive structure of the GCC basmati rice 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 basmati rice market industry along the parameters of the Porter’s Five Forces model. This model examines the degree of competition in the GCC basmati rice 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 basmati rice market industry. Furthermore, the value chain analysis of the GCC basmati rice 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 Basmati Rice Market Segment Insights:

The GCC basmati rice market has been analysed as followed:

By Type of Rice:

  • Parboiled 
  • Raw

By Pack Size:

  • Retail Packaging
  • Institutional Packaging

By Country of Origin:

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Others

By Country:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • 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 Basmati Rice 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

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