Bahrain Food & Drink Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food & drink industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index, Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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Bahrain Food & Drink Report
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BMI View: Bahrain's food and drinks market, though recording healthy growth rates, remains one of the smallest in the region. The country's limited population size and middling income rates make it a less attractive investment environment than other markets in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Some food and drinks retailers have struggled to gain traction in the market, and the reliance on food and drinks imports (often subject to high tariffs) narrows margins in the industry, which is also restricted by limitations on alcohol consumption. Despite these challenges, however, Bahrain is open to foreign investment and a growing tourism industry and expatriate population will help to support food and drink consumption growth moving forward.

Food and Drink Spending
(2013-2020)
f = BMI forecast. Source: National statistics, BMI

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Economic growth has slowed in Bahrain in the wake of falling oil revenues and cuts in government subsidies will hamper household spending rates.

  • Bahrain's tourism industry is returning to growth with arrivals up over 10% in 2015 according to the Economic Development Board. This will boost spending in a number of food and drink sectors.

  • Development of new retail space continues in Bahrain, with Bahrain Real Estate Investment reporting details of five major new developments which will include new retail space in October 2017.

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
8
Food & Drink
8
Industry Forecast
10
Consumer Outlook
10
Latest Updates
10
Structural Trends
10
Food
12
Latest Updates
12
Structural Trends
13
Table: Food Sales (Bahrain 2013-2020)
14
Drink
15
Latest Updates
15
Structural Trends
15
Table: Total Alcoholic Drinks Spending And Consumption (Bahrain 2013-2020)
16
Table: Non-Alcoholic Drinks Sales (Bahrain 2013-2020)
18
Mass Grocery Retail
20
Latest Updates
20
Structural Trends
20
Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index
22
Middle East And North Africa - Risk/Reward Index
22
Table: Middle East & North Africa - Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index, Q416
25
Bahrain Risk/Reward Index
28
Market Overview
31
Food
31
Market Drivers & Trends
31
Drink
34
Market Drivers & Trends
34
Mass Grocery Retail
37
Market Drivers & Trends
37
Competitive Landscape
39
Table: Key Players In Bahrain's Food And Drink Sector
39
Table: Key Players In Bahrain's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
40
Company Profile
41
Awal Dairy Company
41
Bahrain Flour Mills Company
43
Carrefour MAF
45
Delmon Poultry Company
47
EMKE Group
50
Fu-Com International/G-ant
52
General Trading And Food Processing Company
54
Kraft Foods
56
Nestl-
59
Demographic Forecast
62
Demographic Outlook
62
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Bahrain 1990-2025)
63
Table: Key Population Ratios (Bahrain 1990-2025)
63
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Bahrain 1990-2025)
64
Table: Population By Age Group (Bahrain 1990-2025)
64
Table: Population By Age Group % (Bahrain 1990-2025)
65
Glossary
67
Food & Drink
67
Mass Grocery Retail
67
Methodology
69
Industry Forecast Methodology
69
Sector-Specific Methodology
70
Sources
70
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
71
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
72
Table: Weighting
73

The Bahrain Food & Drink Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Bahrain Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in Bahrain.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for Bahrain to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Bahraini food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Bahrain through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the mass grocery retail market.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Food Forecasts

BMI’s food chapter is divided into sections such as meat, fish, confectionary, dairy and canned foods, and provides insight into each market’s food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

  • Industry Forecast Scenario: Historical data series and a forecast to end-2019 for growth of key indicators within a market’s food industry. Indicators include food consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.
  • Industry Developments: A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.
  • Market Overview: An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food chapter, the drink section provides insight into each market’s drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into each market’s grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown of the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape

Illustration of the mass grocery retail and food and drink industries via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. This chapter also includes data-rich, in-depth regional analysis of the market position, business strategies and investment potential of the region’s leading mass grocery retail and food and drink operators.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Food & Drink reports draw on an extensive network primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.