Middle East and Africa Dairy Ingredients Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Middle East and Africa Dairy Ingredients Market is segmented By Type (Milk Powders(Skimmed Milk Powders and Whole Milk Powders), Milk Protein Concentrate and Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Ingredients, Lactose and Derivatives, Cand Others), By Application (Bakery and Confectionery, Dairy Products, Infant Milk Formula, Sports, and Clinical Nutrition and Others), and By Geography.

MEA Dairy Ingredients Market Size

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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 4.70 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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MEA Dairy Ingredients Market Analysis

The Middle East and Africa dairy ingredients market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • With the rising number of middle-income populations, consumers are getting more and more sophisticated and demanding higher-quality foods with dairy nutrition being one of the key cornerstones to the scenario. ​
  • As a result, the dairy manufacturers in the country are constantly seeking advanced ingredients to incorporate during product formulation, eventually elevating the demand for market studied in the region. The ingredient manufacturers are thus coming up with ingredients with added nutrients such as vitamins and minerals to capture the demand raised by food companies.

MEA Dairy Ingredients Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the MEA Dairy Ingredients Market according to our research experts:

Rising Demand for Whey Ingredients

The demand for whey protein concentrates is driven by the sports nutrition and lifestyle industry. Infant formula is one of the fastest-growing market for whey protein specifically WPC­-35­-80 and demineralized whey powder. The market for whey protein isolates is driven by its increasing application across various products such as, enriched beverages, sports drinks, dry nutritional mixes, and other dietary products. Moreover, there has also been an increasing effort by ingredients manufacturers to bring functional and nutritional dairy-based ingredients for the consumers looking for nutritional diets. Hydrolyzed forms of whey are known to remove all fats and lactose, making them beneficial to consumers who are hypersensitive to lactose.

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Increased Utilization in Infant Milk Formula

Infant formula is required to have all the necessities that can help a baby to develop the digestive system. Infant formula needs to have the composition to be as close as possible to that of breast milk at every stage of a baby’s development. When it comes to infant formula, four main sources of proteins are used, out of which one is cow's milk (whey & casein) which is closest in structure to human breast milk.  Whey protein empties quicker from the stomach, as it stays in liquid form throughout the digestive process in a baby. There is also partially hydrolyzed 100% whey protein formula, which helps in preventing most common allergic diseases, like atopic dermatitis in infancy throughout the first year of life and up to three years of age.​

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MEA Dairy Ingredients Industry Overview

Middle East and Africa dairy ingredients market is consolidated and some of the players are Fonterra Co-operative Group, Almarai Company, Lactalis and Epi-ingrédients. New product development, expansion, mergers and aquisitions and partnerships are the strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

MEA Dairy Ingredients Market Leaders

  1. Fonterra Co-operative Group

  2. Clover Industries Limited

  3. Epi-ingrédients

  4. Almarai Company

  5. Lactalis

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


MEA Dairy Ingredients Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Milk Powders

      2. 5.1.2 Milk Protein Concentrate and Milk Protein Isolate

      3. 5.1.3 Whey Ingredients

      4. 5.1.4 Lactose and Derivatives

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy Products

      3. 5.2.3 Infant Milk Formula

      4. 5.2.4 Sports and Clinical Nutrition

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Fonterra Co-operative Group

      2. 6.3.2 Clover Industries Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Epi-ingrédients

      4. 6.3.4 Almarai Company

      5. 6.3.5 LACTALIS Ingredients

      6. 6.3.6 Glanbia, PLC

      7. 6.3.7 Royal Friesland Campina

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

MEA Dairy Ingredients Industry Segmentation

The Middle East and Africa Dairy Ingredients Market is segmented by type which includes milk powders, milk protein concentrate and milk protein isolate, whey ingredients, lactose and derivatives, and others. The milk powder segment is further divided into skimmed milk powders and whole milk powders. Based on the application, the market is divided into bakery and confectionery, dairy products, infant milk formula, sports, and clinical nutrition and others. The study also involves the analysis of regions such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, and Rest of the Middle East and Africa.

By Type
Milk Powders
Milk Protein Concentrate and Milk Protein Isolate
Whey Ingredients
Lactose and Derivatives
By Application
Bakery and Confectionery
Dairy Products
Infant Milk Formula
Sports and Clinical Nutrition
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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MEA Dairy Ingredients Market Research FAQs

The Middle East and Africa Dairy Ingredients Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Fonterra Co-operative Group, Clover Industries Limited, Epi-ingrédients, Almarai Company and Lactalis are the major companies operating in the Middle East and Africa Dairy Ingredients Market.

Middle East and Africa Dairy Ingredients Industry Report

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