Uganda 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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Uganda Food & Drink Report
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BMI View: Rising incomes and gradual urbanisation will drive positive growth in Uganda's food and drink sector . Consumers will slowly switch consumption preferences in line with modern developments across the industry. However, we caution that high operating costs and a finite affluent consumer base will weigh on profitability in the MGR segment within the short term.

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

Key Trends & Industry Developments

  • Rising incomes in Uganda will drive spending on food and drink over the next five years. While staples currently dominate the typical diet, households will gradually be able to incorporate more discretionary food items such as confectionery products.

  • In the drinks sector, we expect beer and carbonated soft drinks to outperform, benefiting from a young consumer base. In addition, these categories tend to perform well in less sophisticated markets, where consumer preferences are not highly dynamic.

  • Nonetheless, obstacles remain for potential investors, including a very underdeveloped formal retail sector (currently accounting for less than 5% of total food retail sales) and a weak infrastructure network.

BMI Industry View
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Industry Forecast
8
Food
8
Latest Updates
8
Structural Trends
9
Table: Food Sales (Uganda 2013-2020)
9
Drink
12
Latest Updates
12
Structural Trends
12
Table: Non-Alcoholic Drink Sales (Uganda 2013-2020)
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Mass Grocery Retail
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Industry Risk Reward Index
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Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Q216 Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index
20
Market Overview
24
East Africa Market Overview
24
Market Drivers & Trends
24
Competitive Landscape
31
Table: Key Players In East Africa's Food & Drink Sector
31
Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Uganda 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Uganda 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Uganda 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Uganda 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Uganda 1990-2025)
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Glossary
37
Food & Drink
37
Mass Grocery Retail
37
Methodology
39
Industry Forecast Methodology
39
Sector-Specific Methodology
40
Sources
40
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
41
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
42
Table: Weighting
43

The Uganda 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 Uganda 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 Uganda.

Key Benefits

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