Qatar Food & Drink Report

Published 02 July 2015

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Qatar Food & Drink Report

BMI View: Qatar's economic prospects remain the most positive in the region. We forecast real GDP growth of 6.6% in 2015 and 6.1% in 2016, up from 5.7% in 2014. The non-hydrocarbons economy will propel growth, with construction activity and the services sector set to remain the dominant performers. On the consumer side, the outlook for food and drink companies remains strong on the back of forecast real private consumption growth of 9.5% in 2015.

Headline Industry Data (local currency)

  • 2015 food consumption growth = +6.0%; compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2014 to 2019 = +5.5%.

  • 2015 bottled water value = +13.2%; CAGR 2014 to 2019 = +12.1%

  • 2015 mass grocery retail sales = +7.5%; CAGR 2014 to 2019 = +6.9%

Key Industry Trends And Developments

Government Plans IPO To Resolve Poultry Meat Shortage : The Qatari government plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in 2015 to resolve the country's poultry meat shortage, according to Hashem Aqeel al-Aqeel, CEO of Investment House - a domestic bank advising on the project. The government intends to lease 5.7mn sq m of land to private investors for the development of a chicken farm. The farm, supported by Qatari investors, will have a production capacity of 45mn kilograms of chicken meat by 2018. According to al-Aqeel, institutional investors have committed QAR750mn (USD206mn) to the project.

Hassad Food Considers Purchase Of Brazilian Sugar And Poultry Assets : Qatar Investment Authority's agricultural division, Hassad Food, is exploring the purchase of Brazilian sugar and poultry assets, according to a statement by Youssef Hegazy, vice president for business development at the company, made on February 25. Hegazy did not specify the assets in which Hassad is interested and stated that talks are still in their early stages.

Risks To Outlook

The initiation of Swiss and US investigations into alleged corruption in world football's governing body, FIFA, is fuelling uncertainty over Qatar's hosting of...

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Food
9
Drink
10
Mass Grocery Retail
11
Industry Forecast
12
Consumer Outlook
12
Food
14
Food Consumption
14
Table: Food Consumption Indicators - Historical Data & Forecasts (Qatar 2012-2019)
14
Drink
15
Bottled Water
15
Table: Soft Drinks Sales, Production & Trade (Qatar 2014-2019)
15
Hot Drinks
16
Mass Grocery Retail
17
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format - Historical Data & Forecasts (Qatar 2014-2019)
18
Table: Grocery Retail Sales By Format, %
18
Trade
19
Table: Trade Balance - Historical Data & Forecasts (Qatar 2014-2019)
19
Macroeconomic Forecast
21
Economic Analysis
21
Table: Bmi And Bloomberg Consensus Forecasts - Brent
23
Expenditure Breakdown
25
Industry Risk Reward Index
30
Middle East And North Africa - Risk/Reward Index
30
Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Q315
32
Qatar Risk/Reward Index
35
Market Overview
36
Food
36
Food Production
36
Halal Food
36
Drink
37
Hot Drinks
37
Soft Drinks
37
Mass Grocery Retail
37
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format (Qatar 2006-2015)
38
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format (Qatar 2006-2015)
39
Industry Trends And Developments
40
Food
40
Key Industry Trends And Developments
40
Drink
44
Key Industry Trends And Developments
44
Mass Grocery Retail
46
Key Industry Trends And Developments
46
Competitive Landscape
50
Table: Key Players In Qatar's Food & Drink Sector
50
Table: Key Players In Qatar's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
50
Company Profile
51
Unilever
51
Table: Unilever Financial Results
60
Masafi
61
Carrefour MAF
63
EMKE Group (Lulu)
66
Global Industry Overview
68
Table: Food and Drink Core Views - Q115 Roundup
75
Demographic Forecast
77
Demographic Outlook
77
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Qatar 1990-2025)
78
Table: Key Population Ratios (Qatar 1990-2025)
78
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Qatar 1990-2025)
79
Table: Population By Age Group (Qatar 1990-2025)
79
Table: Population By Age Group % (Qatar 1990-2025)
80
Glossary
82
Food & Drink
82
Mass Grocery Retail
82
Methodology
84
Industry Forecast Methodology
84
Sector-Specific Methodology
85
Sources
85
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
86
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
87
Table: Weighting
88

The Qatar 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 Qatar 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 Qatar.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for Qatar to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Qatari food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Qatar 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.

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