UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The UAE Sugar Confectionery Market is Segmented by Product Type (Boiled Sweets, Toffees, Caramels, & Nougat, Pastilles & Jellies, Mints, and Other Product Types) and Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialist Retailers, Convenience Stores, Online Retail, and Other Distribution Channels). The Report Offers the Market Size in Value Terms in USD for all the Abovementioned Segments.

UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Size

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UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 81.90 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 113.90 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.82 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Analysis

The United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market size is estimated at USD 81.90 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 113.90 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.82% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The demand for sugar confectionery in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be primarily driven by the expansion of the product portfolio and the expanding retail sector in the upcoming years. Promoting activities, advertising campaigns, and social media marketing are being prioritized by major market participants in order to broaden their presence and obtain a competitive advantage. The growth of supermarkets and hypermarkets in the region encourages people to make impulsive purchases by offering sales and a wide selection. Since the majority of people live in metropolitan areas, retail sales are boosted. The expanding trend of healthier snacking among customers, combined with convenience and flavor, is a key business strategy employed by companies as a result of the rising demand for healthy confectionery.

As a result, candy makers are inventing handy packaging that enables consumers to taste a tiny bit while saving the rest for later. During the forecast period, the market's growth is primarily attributed to the growing demand for premium confectionery with new and innovative flavors offered in attractive packaging as gift items for festivals and other occasions. Additionally, with better occupancy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi due to Etihad Airways and Emirates' increasing network, the tourism sector has grown significantly. Because tourism in the United Arab Emirates is growing, visitors often bring back some local confectionery as gifts for their friends and family.

UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Trends

Rising Expenditure on Sugar Confectionery Products in the Country

  • The United Arab Emirates market witnessed a consistent rise in the consumption of sugar confectionery over the past few years, and the industry is predominantly driven by the consumption of chocolate products in the country. Due to rising disposable income and an increasing number of the working population, the country's consumption of processed food and snack products is increasing. 
  • Sugar confectionery products like mints, gummies, candies, and many more are consumed by working people during their break hours. But overconsumption of it can cause diabetes and other diseases. Due to this, the market players are launching new artisanal and low-calorie chocolates. Additionally, the demand for different shapes and flavors of products is rising owing to their attractive appearance and color, especially among children. 
  • According to World Bank data from 2021, 15.14% of the population in the United Arab Emirates is between the ages of 0-14. Over the medium term, the demand for sugar confectionery is expected to increase in the country, owing to the increasing demand for luxury and artisanal confectionery products.
Sugar Confectionery Market: Market Share (%), By Product Type, United Arab Emirates, 2021

Pastilles and Jellies Dominates the Market

  • The United Arab Emirates sugar confectionery market is anticipated to experience rapid expansion over the forecast period due to a rise in the consumption of sugar confectionery products such as pastilles and jellies among different age groups. 
  • Pastilles, a form of pastille that helps provide brief relief from coughs and other throat issues, have become more popular in the nation over the past few years, which may be largely attributed to the rising consumption of medicinal or throat lozenges. 
  • The demand for gelatin-based jellies is also rising among consumers owing to their functionality and various shapes. The market players are innovating new functional jellies called gummies that are enriched with different nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and other supplements. These gummies offer health benefits and serve as a convenient snacking option. This factor is projected to boost the market's growth over the next three to five years.
Sugar Confectionery Market: Value of annual per capita expenditure on sugar and confectionery (In USD), United Arab Emirates, 2017-2021

UAE Sugar Confectionery Industry Overview

The United Arab Emirates sugar confectionery market is fragmented, with global and regional players dominating the market. The prominent players in the market include Mars, Inc., Haribo GmbH & Co. KG, Ferrero Group, August Storck KG, and Perfetti SPA. The market players are producing products focusing on pricing, the quality of products, the innovation of products catering to consumer tastes and preferences, and healthier alternatives to conventional confectionery products.

UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Leaders

  1. Mars, Inc.

  2. Haribo GmbH & Co. KG 

  3. Ferrero Group

  4. August Storck KG

  5. Perfetti SPA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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UAE Sugar Confectionery Market News

  • November 2022: South Africa's confectionery brand 1701 launched a handcrafted and original nougat recipe in the GCC region in partnership with Tashas Group. The recipe combines different ingredients like honey, macadamia nuts, and other ingredients as well.
  • February 2022: Haribo launched new limited-edition Goldbear gummies. The product is available in pineapple and blue raspberry flavors. The company launched this product to celebrate 100th anniversary of it. The product is available in the shape of party hats.
  • January 2022: Perfetti Van Melle's lollipop and sugar confectionery brand, Chupa Chups, opened its first-ever experiential store in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates. The store is small, but it has the most modern technology so that customers can have amazing experiences for any event.

UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Expenditure on Sugar Confectionery in the Country

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Product Innovation

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalance of Lifestyle Diseases

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Boiled Sweets

      2. 5.1.2 Toffees, Caramels, and Nougat

      3. 5.1.3 Pastilles and Jellies

      4. 5.1.4 Mints

      5. 5.1.5 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Specialist Retailers

      3. 5.2.3 Convenience Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channels

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Strategies Adopted by Key Players

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 HARIBO GmbH & Co KG

      2. 6.3.2 Perfetti SPA

      3. 6.3.3 August Storck KG

      4. 6.3.4 Nestle SA

      5. 6.3.5 Mondelez International Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Mars Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Adams and Brooks Candy

      8. 6.3.8 American Licorice

      9. 6.3.9 Ferrero Group

      10. 6.3.10 Al Seedawi Lebanese & Emirates Factory Co.

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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UAE Sugar Confectionery Industry Segmentation

Sugar confectionery is any food ready for consumption without further preparation and contains carbohydrate-sweetening matter as a distinguishing ingredient; it includes sweetened licorice and chewing gum but excludes cocoa products.

The United Arab Emirates sugar confectionery market is segmented by product type and distribution channel. Based on product type, the market is segmented into boiled sweets; toffees, caramels, and nougat; pastilles and jellies; mints; and other product types. Based on distribution channels, the market is segmented into supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialist retailers, convenience stores, online retail, and other distribution channels.

The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Product Type
Boiled Sweets
Toffees, Caramels, and Nougat
Pastilles and Jellies
Mints
Other Product Types
Distribution Channel
Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
Specialist Retailers
Convenience Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels
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UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Research FAQs

The United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market size is expected to reach USD 81.90 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.82% to reach USD 113.90 million by 2029.

In 2024, the United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market size is expected to reach USD 81.90 million.

Mars, Inc., Haribo GmbH & Co. KG, Ferrero Group, August Storck KG and Perfetti SPA are the major companies operating in the United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market.

In 2023, the United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market size was estimated at USD 76.31 million. The report covers the United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

UAE Sugar Confectionery Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United Arab Emirates Sugar Confectionery analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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UAE Sugar Confectionery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)