Qatar Packaged Food

Qatar Packaged Food Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-27)

By Type (Confectionery, Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks, Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Savoury Snacks, Baby Food, Dairy, Edible Oils, Ready Meals, Sauces, Dressings and Condiments, Sweet Read more

  • Food & Beverages
  • Mar 2022
  • 132
  • FB22026

Market Definition

Packaged food includes partial or whole food items or beverages, pre-packed in the packaging so that the external environment can not alter the usability of the content inside unless it's not opened. The consumption of packaged food is rapidly growing among the urban population in Qatar since it provides convenient food options. The demand for packaged food has been promulgated mainly by the high consumption of snacks, carbonated beverages, milk & milk products, etc.

Moreover, its demand has also been fueled by a growing government focus on ensuring food security in Qatar. The harsh climatic conditions, desalinated chlorine water, poor annual rainfall, etc., are unfavorable for agriculture in the country. Due to this, it is highly dependent on other neighboring countries while importing packaged food.

Market Insights

The Qatar Packaged Food Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.8% in revenue terms during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. Presently, Qatar has one of the highest per capita GDPs globally. It has around 99% urban population that can afford a wide range of packaged & fresh food due to the high-income level. The unavailability of fresh open food due to unfavorable agricultural conditions in Qatar drives the demand for packaged food. The transportation, cold chain systems, & retail infrastructure of the country are highly developed.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2017-20
Base Year: 2021
Forecast Period: 2022-27
CAGR (2022-2027) 5.8%
Key Companies Profiled Baladna Food Industries, PepsiCo Inc., Mesaieed Bakery, Dandy Co Ltd., Arab Qatari Co for Dairy Production, Mars Inc., Kellogg’s Co., Nestle SA, Korean Bakeries WLL, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., Ferrero Group, American Group Others
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion


As a result, the distribution of packaged food is manageable in Qatar. Along with this, for the storage of packed food products, the penetration of refrigerators & freezers is also very high, thus making it convenient for customers to store their packaged food products for a longer timeHence, the easy availability of packaged food and the high purchasing power of customers is driving the Qatar Packaged Food Market through 2027.

Key Trend in the Qatar Packaged Food Market

  • Growing Adoption of Biodegradable Food Packaging

Biodegradable food packaging is an emerging trend in Qatar. With the high consumption of packaged food, a significant amount of plastic waste is generated in the country, which has led companies involved in the food & beverages sector to adopt sustainable packaging to reduce environmental pollution. As a result, it shall surge the demand for biodegradable packaging and promote customers to buy respective brands in the food & beverages sector.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Qatar Packaged Food Market

In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for packaged food products rapidly surged as people started stockpiling food products to ensure availability owing to extended lockdown. Packaged food was at the center of the demand amidst the lockdown period to avoid virus transmission since it has been considered relatively safer. The government of Qatar ensured the ample availability of packaged food with the allowance of supermarkets & hypermarkets to stay open during the lockdown from April 2020 to June 2020.

The lockdown restrictions imposed by the government led to the panic buying of food items among consumers to sustain long lockdowns. This phenomenon helped surge the sales of packaged food items in the country. The government also ensured the supply of food items with available food stock imports, which further led to fuel the purchase of packaged food items by consumers. Moreover, the high purchasing power of consumers has attracted international packaged food companies in the country amidst the crisis.

  1. Introduction
    1. Research Process
    2. Assumption
    3. Market Segmentation
    4. Market Definition
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Impact of COVID-19 on Qatar Packaged Food Market
  4. Qatar Packaged Food Market Analysis Trends & Insights
  5. Qatar Packaged Food Market Dynamics
    1. Market Growth Drivers
    2. Challenges
    3. Impact Analysis
  6. Qatar Packaged Food Market Regulations & Policy
  7. Qatar Packaged Food Market Supply Chain Analysis, 2021
  8. Qatar Packaged Food Market Analysis Hotspots & Opportunities
  9. Qatar Packaged Food Market Outlook, 2017-2027F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
      2. By Volume (Tons)
    2. Market Share & Analysis (Revenues Vs Tons)
      1. By Type
        1. Confectionery
        2. Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks
        3. Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts
        4. Savory Snacks
        5. Baby Food
        6. Dairy
        7. Edible Oils
        8. Ready Meals
        9. Sauces, Dressings and Condiments
        10. Sweet Spread
        11. Soup
        12. Baked Goods
        13. Breakfast Cereals
        14. Processed Meat & Sea Food
        15. Processed Fruits & Vegetables
        16. Rice, Pasta & Cereals
      2. By Sales Channels
        1. Offline
          1. Grocery & Retailers
          2. Health & Beauty Specialists Retailers
          3. Others
        2. Online Channels
      3. By Packaging Type
        1. Plastic Packaging
        2. Metal Cans
        3. Tetra Packs
        4. Others
      4. By Company
        1. Competition Characteristics
        2. Revenue Shares of Packaged Food Companies
        3. Revenue Share of Packaged Food Brands
        4. Competitor Placement in MarkNtel Quadrant
  10. Qatar Packaged Food Market Strategic Imperatives for Success & Growth
  11. Qatar Packaged Food Market, Competition Outlook
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. Target Markets
      2. Target Applications
      3. Research & Development
      4. Collaborations & Strategic Alliances
      5. Key Business Expansion Initiatives
      6. Business Restructuring- Mergers, Acquisitions, JVs
      7. Strategic Initiatives
  12.  Company Profiles
    1. Baladna Food Industries
    2. PepsiCo Inc.
    3. Mesaieed Bakery
    4. Dandy Co Ltd.
    5. Arab Qatari Co for Dairy Production
    6. Mars Inc.
    7. Kellogg’s Co.
    8. Nestle SA
    9. Korean Bakeries WLL
    10. Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
    11. Ferrero Group
    12. American Group
    13. Others
  13. Disclaimer
Qatar Packaged Food Segmentation
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