Foodservice Profile – The United Arab Emirates

Executive Summary The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to a unique and profitable consumer foodservice industry, valued at just under US$8.5 billion in 2013, that is expected to continue posting strong growth into the future. With one of the highest standards of living and largest proportion of expatriates in the world (90% in 2013), coupled […]

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Grocery Retail Trends in the United Arab Emirates

Executive Summary In 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) grocery market was worth US$28.7 billion, representing an increase of 1.1% from 2013. The grocery market is categorized by a high number of retailers, with the top five retailers accounting for 14.8% of the total grocery market share. The market share is small compared to Western […]

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Overview of E-Commerce Trends in the United Arab Emirates

   

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Functional Foods and Beverages in the United Arab Emirates

Executive summary Fortified/functional (FF) foods and beverages are products with ingredients that are added for specific health benefits that are beyond basic nutrition. Retail sales of these products are benefiting from increasing interest from consumers in the United Arab Emirates who are eager to improve the healthiness of the foods and beverages that they consume. […]

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Livestock and Meat Trends in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Trade summary The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, are home to 52.4 million people amongst the world richest in terms of per capita wealth. However, due to water shortage and lack of arable land, these countries need to import almost 90% of their food requirements. […]

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Import / Export

Top 10 Import Countries Country Import USD$ China $22,424,486,751 United States $20,587,014,437 India $18,669,358,619 Germany $12,594,493,777 Japan $9,659,324,704 Italy $5,411,372,625 United Kingdom $5,196,702,275 South Korea $4,769,820,924 Turkey $4,661,407,900 Saudi Arabia $4,473,661,885 Top 10 Export Countries Country Export USD$ India $11,255,496,258 Iran $8,810,492,670 Switzerland $7,424,957,019 Iraq $5,363,999,898 Oman $5,147,874,756 Saudi Arabia $4,762,660,868 Belgium $4,528,375,880 Hong Kong […]

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