The GCC countries are not only world’s largest consumers of meat but also among the world's largest importers of meat. Kuwait is completely dependent on imports for its food supply. In 2015, Kuwait imported around USD 556.5 million worth of edible meat, which includes bovine, poultry, goat and sheep, etc. The main food products in Kuwait are fresh vegetables, cow milk and poultry meat. The Kuwait meat market is expected to reach XXX thousand tons, regarding volume, by 2021. It is forecasted to increase at a CAGR of X% between 2016 and 2021.
Key factors in the growth of the edible meat market of Kuwait are robust economic growth, changing consumer trends, and advanced technologies. Growing population is another factor responsible for the increased consumption. Moreover, the affluent local population has shifted its consumption patterns from a carbohydrate-based diet to protein-based diet. This has increased the demand for meat and meat products. Urbanization and growing popularity of retail format, together, are enhancing the consumption of processed food, milk and meat.
Restraints and Challenges
Major factors affecting the Kuwait edible meat market are low agro production, low animal feed production/stock and poor availability of labor. 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. Moreover, the operating costs in the region are very high.
The Kuwaiti government encourages the establishment of new poultry farms and the expansion of existing ones to attain the maximum self-sufficiency possible in meat production. Hence, there are a lot of opportunities in the country regarding trade, food processing and infrastructure requirements. As many importers in this region import live animals, there exist great opportunities for setting up slaughter houses and processing plants in the region
- Kuwait had 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. Also, 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 Dynamics:
o Drivers: What are the key factors driving growth in the market?
o Restraints: Most relevant threats and restraints which hinder the growth of the market?
o Opportunities: Sectors of high return or quick turn around on investment?
o Market Concentration: Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis quantified by a comprehensive list of parameters.
- Chain Analysis:
o Market Share Analysis: Top players in the market (by value and volume).
o Company Profiles: Pertinent details about leading, high growth, and innovation-motivated stakeholders with contact, operations, product/service offerings, financials and strategies & insights.
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
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
184.108.40.206 Market Size (USD Million)
220.127.116.11 Domestic Production Overview
18.104.22.168 Domestic Consumption Overview
22.214.171.124 Import Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Export Value & Volume
3.1.3 Goat and Lamb
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
3.2 By Product Type
3.2.1 Processed Meat
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
3.2.2 Uncured Meat
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
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