Middle East And Africa Confectionery Market Research Report - Segmented By Type (Sugar, Chocolate, Fine Bakery Wares, And Others), Region(UAE,Israel, KSA, South Africa, Egypt) - Industry Analysis 2024 to 2029

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 5042
Pages: 145

Middle East And Africa Confectionery Market Size (2024 to 2029)

Middle East And Africa Confectionery Market size was around USD 4.83 billion in 2024. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.24% to reach USD 5.40 billion by 2029 from period 2024 to 2029.

Confectionery market comprises array of food products such as chocolates, raw pastes, and various sugar-based products. In addition, it includes therapeutic and dietetic confectioneries that differ in formulations from traditional confections. The preferred type of confectioneries often differ according to the geographical regions due to difference in regulatory norms and other factors such as economy and taste & preference of customers. Introduction of odour sensations, combination of liquid & solid flavours, and energy boosts in confectionery products drive the growth and development of the confectionery market worldwide. Wide range of confectionery products are vended through various retail channels such as hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, discounters, forecourt retailers, and grocery stores. These stores act as Middle East and Africa marketing tool, assisting in building an impressive brand image and raise brand exposure of wide variety of products.

Sugar is the key ingredient responsible for prevalence of obesity and diabetes making this the primary restraint of this market. Primary raw materials used in confectionery production are sugar and cocoa. Cocoa prices are unstable and can be affected by a series of factors, like political instability, extreme weather, and pests & disease. Additionally, increase in supply demand gap in chocolate industry has increased the prices of cocoa beans. Sugar prices grew owing to less production and more demand.

SEGMENTAL ANALYSIS

Middle East and Africa Confectionery Market By type

  • Sugar
    • Hard-boiled sweets
    • Caramels & Toffees
    • Gums & Jellies
    • Medicated Confectionary
    • Mints 
  • Chocolate
    • White
    • Milk 
    • Dark

Middle East and Africa Confectionery Market By Region

  • UAE
  • Israel
  • KSA
  • South Africa
  • Egypt

KEY PLAYERS IN MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA CONFECTIONERY MARKET 

Key Players In Middle East And Africa Confectionery Market are Delfi Limited (Singapore), Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. (Japan), Ferrero SpA (Italy), Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Switzerland), Lotte Confectionery Co. Ltd. (South Korea), Mars, Incorporated (U.S.), Mondelez International, Inc. (U.S.), Nestlé S.A. (Switzerland), The Hershey Company (U.S.), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (U.S.)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.What are the major types of confectionery products consumed in the MEA region?

The major types of confectionery products consumed in the MEA region include chocolate confectionery (bars, boxes, and seasonal chocolates), sugar confectionery (candies, gums, and jellies), and bakery confectionery (cookies, cakes, and pastries).

2.What factors are driving the growth of the Middle East and Africa Confectionery Market?

Factors driving the growth of the MEA Confectionery Market include rising disposable incomes, changing consumer lifestyles and preferences, increasing urbanization, and a growing young population with a sweet tooth.

3.What are the key challenges faced by the Middle East and Africa Confectionery Market?

Key challenges faced by the MEA Confectionery Market include fluctuating raw material prices, regulatory restrictions, health concerns related to sugar consumption, and competition from alternative snacks and treats.

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