Frozen Food in Pakistan Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The report covers Frozen Food Brand in Pakistan and the market is segmented by Product Category (Ready-to-Eat, Ready-to-Cook, Ready-to-Drink, and Other Frozen Food Types), Type (Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, Frozen Meat and Fish, Frozen-Cooked Ready Meals, Frozen Desserts, Frozen Snacks, and Other Types), Freezing Technique (Individual Quick Freezing (IQF), Blast Freezing, Belt Freezing, and Other Freezing Techniques), and Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Channels, and Other Distribution Channels). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Size

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Market Size (2023) USD 690.13 Million
Market Size (2028) USD 915.30 Million
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 5.81 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Pakistan Frozen Food Market Analysis

The Pakistan Frozen Food Market size is expected to grow from USD 690.13 million in 2023 to USD 915.30 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • The convenience factor and the rising demand for animal-based products, such as kebabs, parathas, meatballs, and sausages, primarily drive the frozen food market in Pakistan. The retail marketing of packaged foods in Pakistan has been shifting towards modern retail channels like supermarkets and hypermarkets. This trend has been driven by several factors, including the growth of the urban population, changing lifestyles, and increased disposable income.
  • Supermarkets and hypermarkets offer a wide range of products, including global brands and packaged foods. This has made it easier for consumers to access a diverse range of frozen food products. Moreover, these modern retail channels have facilitated the distribution process, making it easier for manufacturers to reach a larger customer base.
  • In the upcoming years, demand for frozen food products will rise even more owing to the increased preference for frozen fruits and vegetables over fresh food among millennials and Gen Z. Sales of frozen fruits and vegetables will also increase due to the retention of vitamins and minerals in contrast to their fresh counterparts, over the time period they lose vitamins and other nutritious elements.
  • Furthermore, the growing trend for clean-label products is increasing consumer preference toward clean-label frozen food products in the market. Gluten-free and low-carb products also make up strong subsets within the frozen categories. However, the lack of infrastructure, in terms of efficient cold chain and retail-level inefficiencies, is considered a major hurdle for the frozen food industry in Pakistan.

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Trends

Rising Demand for Convenience Food

  • Robust demand for convenience food in the country has increased owing to major factors such as growing urbanization, time-pressed schedules, and women joining the workforce. Pertaining to the growing working-class population and evolving consumer lifestyle, a notable rise is observed in the expenditure for convenience food products, such as frozen foods. Urban consumers of Pakistan have shown huge interest in products offering greater convenience against price. Thereby, the growing preference for convenience over price is a major factor fuelling the market growth.
  • Meanwhile, younger consumers with disposable incomes are more likely to try new products (many of which are convenient food products) and have non-traditional eating habits. In addition, they eat out more often, which is burgeoning the demand for frozen food across the country. Furthermore, the development or innovation of frozen food products, including pizza, sausages, plain chicken, and other frozen food items with low fat, low cholesterol, whole wheat, and artificial components, is also anticipated to increase demand in the country.
  • Owing to fast-paced lifestyles and the need for a quick meal or snack among adults, there has been a growing demand for healthy and convenient food that can be consumed instantly. Frozen food products are considered to provide that benefit as most of them can be cooked within less time for consumption. These factors have been propelling the market growth.
Pakistan Frozen Food Market: Share in Female Labor Force, in Percentage, Pakistan, 2018-2021

Expanding Packaged Food Category is Benefitting Frozen Food Market

  • A surge in sales of packaged food products, as rising disposable incomes and a growing middle class often lead to an increase in consumer spending on convenience products like packaged foods. The growth of organized retail and e-grocery is also a significant driver of packaged food sales in Pakistan, as these distribution channels make it easier for consumers to access and purchase a wide variety of packaged food products, including frozen foods.
  • Meanwhile, to gain consumers' interest by targeting religious beliefs, companies like PK foods, National Foods, and UK Frozen foods are positioning their frozen ready-meal products with claims such as being halal-certified. 
  • Furthermore, the growing concerns about obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases have urged consumers to pay close attention to nutritional labeling, leading manufacturers to introduce meals with value-added nutrients and claims, such as low fat and no added preservatives.
  •  Another perk associated with frozen meals is that they are free from contamination, thus, becoming an attractive alternative among consumers, boosting sales of the segment.
Frozen Food Market: Revenue of Packaged Food (in USD Million), Pakistan, 2018-2021

Pakistan Frozen Food Industry Overview

K&N's, Dawn Foods, and Seasons Foods are few players active in the frozen food market in Pakistan. Key players in the market are trying to gain a competitive advantage over other players by introducing an innovative product portfolio. Companies are also engaged in vertical integration, carrying out all operations in-house. They also invested in new products, packaging, and marketing via online channels to keep consumers interested in the brand.

Another prominent player in the Pakistani frozen food market is PK Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd. The primary strategy adopted by the company is the transparency it has maintained, particularly in terms of processing. The company has mentioned each detail noted at every level of production on its online website. In order to maintain transparency, the companies also declared the standards it is certified under, such as ISO and halal certification. This gives consumers a sense of satisfaction regarding the products they are consuming.

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Leaders

  1. PK Meat & Food Company

  2. Dawn Foods

  3. McCain Foods

  4. Icepac Limited

  5. Multi Food Industries

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Concentration

Pakistan Frozen Food Market News

  • December 2021: PK Meat launched 'The PK Meat Shop' to extend theirits delivery service to more regions across Pakistan. PK Meat Shop currently offers dissimilar types of meat products to suit the taste of all categories of consumers, with the products available in all major retail outlets. The eCommerce site features ready-to-cook, ready-to-eat, crispy-coated, and vegetarian and flour products, offering an all-inclusive experience to shoppers.
  • July 2021: Pakistan's premiere meat company, Al-Shaheer Corporation (ASC), widely known for its brand name 'Meat One,' entered the frozen meat product segment. ASC has segmented another brand, 'Chef One,' to launch ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat meat products under it.
  • February 2020: Doughstory, coming from the house of Dawn Foods, a household name in Pakistan, started manufacturing and launching the nation's favorite frozen parathas and naans, and frozen snacks such as samosas on the global stage. With the goal of worldwide trade, the products developed by Doughstory are made in facilities with ingredients and procedures compliant with all relevant International Food Standards.

Pakistan Frozen Food Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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 Product Category

      1. 5.1.1 Ready-to-Eat

      2. 5.1.2 Ready-to-Cook

      3. 5.1.3 Ready-to-Drink

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Categories

    2. 5.2 By Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

      2. 5.2.2 Frozen Meat and Fish

      3. 5.2.3 Frozen-cooked Ready Meals

      4. 5.2.4 Frozen Desserts

      5. 5.2.5 Frozen Snacks

      6. 5.2.6 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 By Freezing Technique

      1. 5.3.1 Individual Quick Freezing (IQF)

      2. 5.3.2 Blast freezing

      3. 5.3.3 Belt freezing

      4. 5.3.4 Other Freezing Techniques

    4. 5.4 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.4.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.4.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.4.3 Specialty Stores

      4. 5.4.4 Online Stores

      5. 5.4.5 Other Distribution Channels


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 PK Meat & Food Company

      2. 6.3.2 Multi Food Industries

      3. 6.3.3 Dawn Foods

      4. 6.3.4 McCain Foods

      5. 6.3.5 K&N's

      6. 6.3.6 Icepac Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Seasons Foods

      8. 6.3.8 Al-Shaheer

      9. 6.3.9 Big Bird

      10. 6.3.10 Frozen Fresh

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Pakistan Frozen Food Industry Segmentation

Frozen food refers to any type of food that has been subjected to a freezing process to preserve it. Freezing food involves reducing its temperature to below its freezing point, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds that can cause food spoilage. Frozen food can include a wide variety of items, such as fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and prepared meals. 

The frozen food market is segmented by category into ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, ready-to-drink, and other frozen food types; by type into frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen meat and fish, frozen-cooked ready meals, frozen desserts, frozen snacks, and other applications; by freezing technique into individual quick freezing (IQF), blast freezing, belt freezing, and other freezing techniques; and by distribution channel into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online channels, and other distribution channels. 

The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Product Category
Other Product Categories
By Product Type
Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
Frozen Meat and Fish
Frozen-cooked Ready Meals
Frozen Desserts
Frozen Snacks
Other Product Types
By Freezing Technique
Individual Quick Freezing (IQF)
Blast freezing
Belt freezing
Other Freezing Techniques
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Online Stores
Other Distribution Channels

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Pakistan Frozen Food Market Research FAQs

The Pakistan Frozen Food Market size is expected to reach USD 690.13 million in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 5.81% to reach USD 915.30 million by 2028.

In 2023, the Pakistan Frozen Food Market size is expected to reach USD 690.13 million.

PK Meat & Food Company, Dawn Foods, McCain Foods, Icepac Limited and Multi Food Industries are the major companies operating in the Pakistan Frozen Food Market.

Frozen Food in Pakistan Industry Report

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