Country Profile: Ice cream in the UAE

Country Profile: Ice cream in the UAE

  • June 2018 •
  • 99 pages •
  • Report ID: 5206736 •
  • Format: PDF
Country Profile: Ice cream in the UAE

The ice cream sector in the UAE is led by the ‘impulse ice cream-single serve’ category in value terms, while ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ is the largest category in volume terms. ‘impulse ice cream-single serve’ is expected to register the fastest value and volume growth during 2017-2022. Food & drinks specialists is the leading channel for distribution of ice cream in the country. Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material in the sector, followed by rigid plastics. IFFCO, Mars, Incorporated, and Unilever are the leading market players in the UAE ice cream sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the Ice cream sector in the UAE provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?
- Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2012-2022
- Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for artisanal ice cream, impulse ice cream - single serve, and take-home and bulk ice cream with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2017-2022
- Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels in value terms in 2017
- Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as hypermarkets & supermarkets, food & drinks specialists, convenience stores, "dollar stores", variety stores & general merchandise retailers, and others
- Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for flexible packaging, paper & board, rigid metal and others; pack type data for: box, film, tub, wrapper and bag/sachet.

- The per capita expenditure of ice cream was higher in the UAE compared to the regional level but lower compared to the global level in 2017
- Per capita consumption of ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ is higher when compared to other ice cream products in the UAE
- Food & drinks specialists is the leading distribution channel in the UAE ice cream sector
- Igloo accounted for the leading value share of 25.5% in 2017, in the UAE ice cream sector
- Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material in the UAE ice cream sector.

Reasons to buy
- Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis
- Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
- Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning
- Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits
- Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
- The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
- Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.

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