GCC Cat Food Market by Product Type (Dry Food, Wet and Canned Food, Snacks and Treats) by Ingredient Type (Animal Derivatives, Plant Derivatives, Cereals Derivatives and Others) by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Stores and Others): Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2023-2028

GCC Cat Food Market Overview:

The GCC cat food 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. Cat food is commercially produced specialty food prepared by using animal or plant materials. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as other nutrients, including amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It helps combat skin allergies and infections and improves the overall health and life expectancy of cats as compared to home-made food. At present, there is an escalating demand for cat food across GCC countries as individuals consider cats sacred, which results in a significantly higher cat population than other animals.

The market is primarily driven by the rising adoption of exotic and expensive cat breeds by affluent Emiratis across the GCC countries to uplift their social status and image. In addition, rapid urbanization and the increasing trend of pet humanization, where owners consider their pets as family members , has increased awareness about the pet’s health and nutrition among the owners, which is escalating the demand for cat food. Moreover, the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the pet adoption rate, which represents another major growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, owners are spending on healthy and organic food products with the increasing disposable income and ongoing concerns about pet health. This, coupled with the growing awareness about the benefits offered by cat food, such as maintaining weight, increasing energy levels, and preventing infections and allergies, is accelerating the adoption of premium-quality cat food over home-cooked food. Other factors, including extensive research and development activities conducted by the leading manufacturers to launch grain-free, high-protein, organic cat food variants and expanding their consumer base, the widespread availability of a wide variety of cat food brands on organized retail channels and e-commerce platforms, and the implementation of stringent regulations regarding cat food manufacturing due to the growing prevalence of pet obesity are also creating a positive market outlook across the GCC region.

Beginning with a regional overview, the report explores the dynamics that have a strong influence on the GCC cat food 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 cat food market in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. For each of these regions, the report studies the GCC cat food market in detail for latest trends, outlook and opportunities.

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

The GCC cat food market has been analysed as followed:

By Product Type:

  • Dry Food
  • Wet and Canned Food
  • Snacks and Treats

By Ingredient Type:

  • Animal Derivatives
  • Plant Derivatives
  • Cereals Derivatives
  • Others

By Distribution Channel:

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online 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 Cat Food 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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