The production of milk and dairy products in Qatar in 2013 was 58,500 tons. The production quantity was close to 35,300 tons in 2010, indicating an increase of 65% from 2010 to 2013. The dairy market in Qatar is experiencing a positive growth and is expected to expand at a CAGR of XX% over the period of forecast.
Rapid westernization and rising health awareness driving the market for dairy products
Population growth, altering consumption patterns, continual modernization of the food value chain, and the booming tourism industry are some of the key drivers that are aiding the growth of the dairy industry. Rising health awareness and an evolving taste for a westernized diet, primarily by the increasing expatriate population, are stirring a change in the region’s dietary habits. These factors are creating a market for international and organic foods that also have a positive effect on the growth of the dairy industry.
Increasing focus on reducing the dependence on dairy imports, thereby encouraging higher domestic production
Historically, Qatar has been quite dependent on the imports of foodstuffs to meet the local demand. With an aim to reduce this dependency on imports, various steps are being taken by the government to support and encourage local production.
Similar to other GCC countries, Qatar is also investing in the dairy industry. Qatar authorities recently announced a major dairy venture for which the government has allocated 62,000 sq. m and 500 hectares of land to the production of fodder to support the livelihood of livestock. This ambitious project to produce milk and other dairy products locally is being worked on by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment. As a result, though Qatar remains dependent on imports, there has been a significant increase in the domestic production.
Major dairy products studied in our report
In our report, the dairy products sector in Qatar has been segmented into white milk, cheese, laban, yogurt & curd, and butter & clarified butter based on the type of dairy product. For each category, statistics of market size, imports, and exports are provided, along with government policies and retail layout.
Among the dairy products sold in Qatar, fresh white milk is the largest product category with the highest market share in terms of volume
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
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