Organic food is produced without using synthetic chemicals or genetically modified components during its cultivation. These foods have high nutrient quality with zinc, iron, and antioxidants. Hence, these food items are more preferred by the customers. The growing awareness about the advantages of organic food & the increased use of pesticides & fertilizers in conventional food crops is helping customers shift toward organic food.
The Middle East & Africa Organic Packaged Food Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.75% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. During 2017-21, the organic packaged food industry in the Middle East & Africa gained traction due to the rising concerns of the population regarding health problems. The inclination of the population to adopt a healthy routine is one of the major factors driving the demand for organic packaged food products in the region. Additionally, owing to the rising economic development in the countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, etc., led to the growth in the number of professionals in the Middle East & Africa region. Consequently, the rising number of professionals with changing lifestyles increases their dependency on packaged food products.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2017-20|
|Base Year: 2021|
|Forecast Period: 2022-27|
|Country Covered||Saudi Arabia, The UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, South Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||Hain Celestial Group, Nature's Path Foods, Danone Organic Valley, SunOpta, Danya Foods Ltd, Natureland, Holle Baby Food GmbH, Rachel's Organic Co Ltd, General Mills Inc, Hipp, ORYA Organik Yasam, Pinar Süt Mamülleri San ve Tic AS, Others|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Moreover, the rising health concerns encouraged consumers to adopt healthy eating habits & chemical-free foodstuffs, thereby developing the market of organic packaged food products in the region. Furthermore, governments in the Middle East & Africa have taken necessary initiatives to encourage organic farming within the country, which has assisted organic food manufacturer companies in launching new organic packaged food products without the use of pesticides, additives, and other chemical residues to implement food safety requirements while also improving population health.
These initiatives thus pushed consumers to incline toward organic food products, thereby propelling the growth of organic packaged food in the Middle East & Africa region. For instance:
Key Trend in the Market
The launch of new organic products ranging from meals to snacks & drinks provides the customers with various options to choose from as per their convenience & affordability. Hence, the variety of products in the market cater to the demand of the customers of different age groups, helping the companies expand their customer base. Therefore, the launch of new products in the Middle East & Africa Organic Packaged Food market would help the market players to enhance their sales.
Impact of Covid-19 on the Middle East & Africa Organic Packaged Food Market
The Middle East & Africa region imports organic food products from the European & Western countries as they do not have high production of organic products in their regions. Hence, during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the disruption in the supply chain across the region, the availability of organic food in the market was limited, whereas the demand kept growing due to the increasing awareness & customer's preference for organic food products in the region. Hence, propelling the growth of the Middle East & Africa Organic Packaged Food market in the coming years.