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GCC and Qatar Cooking Oil Market: Snapshot

The GCC cooking oil market has been displaying steadfast growth over the past few decades. Changing lifestyle and increasing purchasing power have led to increasing consumption of processed food thereby benefitting the cooking oil market. Increasing investments for R&D to introduce new line of products is also favoring the GCC cooking oil market.

On the other hand, Qatar cooking oil market is poised for steady growth in the upcoming years. Growth of the hospitality industry in Qatar has benefitted several ancillary industries such as food processing. The foray of international hotel chains to serve rising tourism has complemented the growth of cooking oils industry in Qatar.


However, low small volume local production leading to high dependency on imports is challenging the growth of GCC cooking oil industry. High capital involved in intermediate processes of extracting cooking oil is restricting the entry of small players. This holds back the growth of GCC and Qatar cooking oil industry.

Owing to a number of favorable factors, the GCC cooking oil market is likely to rise at a CAGR of 6.6% between 2017 and 2024. Qatar cooking oil market is likely to proliferate at a CAGR of 7.4% vis-à-vis revenue from 2017 to 2024.

The GCC cooking oil market has been bifurcated in terms of product type into sunflower oil, palm oil, corn oil, and others. Of them, sunflower oil holds the leading market share as it is beneficial for human health.

Sunflower Oil to hold Dominance Vis-à-vis Revenue, Volume through 2024

The Qatar cooking oil market is segmented on the basis of product type, package type, and region. In terms of product type, sunflower oil, palm oil, corn oil, and others are the segments into which the cooking oil market is divided. Sunflower oil, out of these, holds dominance and is anticipated to account for 71.5% share in terms of revenue by the end of 2024. Palm oil is anticipated to display declined share holding a meager 1.8% by the end of 2024. Vis-à-vis volume, sunflower oil is likely to hold 72.6% of the market by 2024.

By package type, Qatar cooking oil industry is bifurcated into retail and bulk. Vis-à-vis revenue, retail package segments holds dominance and is likely to hold 76.1% by the end of 2024. In absolute numbers, retail package segment is anticipated to be worth US$93.0 mn by the end of 2024. Bulk package segment, on the other hand, is anticipated to account for 23.9% share until the end of 2024. In terms of volume, retail package is predicted to reach 33.7 thousand tons by the end of 2024.

Large Immigration Population catapult Demand for Cooking Oil in GCC Countries

On the basis of region, countries of GCC and Qatar are the segments into which the GCC and Qatar cooking oil market is classified. The large population of immigrants from South East Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka displays substantial demand for cooking oil in GCC countries. A large expatriate population from European countries is boosting the Qatar cooking oil market.

Key players in the GCC and Qatar cooking oil industry include United Foods Company, Savola Group, Emirates Refining Company Ltd., Hayel Saeed Anam Group and Co., Asia Africa General Trading LLC, Ghurair Resources Oils and Proteins, and Omani Vegetables Oils and Derivatives Co. LLC.

GCC and Qatar Cooking Oil Market: Overview

The market study provides a comprehensive overview of the GCC and Qatar cooking oil market with valuable insights on the growth trajectory between 2017 and 2024. The scope of the report includes demand analysis of various segments based on product type and package type for GCC and Qatar. The analysis of the market for 2017-2024 considers 2016 as the base year, with values for 2015 provided for historical reference.

The market study also looks into vital dynamics such as demand drivers, challenges, and trends impacting growth. Insights into growth opportunities that market stakeholders can leverage to formulate growth strategies are also provided herein.

GCC and Qatar Cooking Oil Market: Report Highlights

The highlights of the GCC and Qatar cooking oil market report are -

  • it presents an intensive analysis of Qatar and GCC market by considering the product type, package type segments
  • identifying and profiling of key players in the market
  • impact analysis of major factors driving and restraining the growth of the market, along with their impact in the near, medium, and long term
  • insights into revenue growth strategies from the market size and forecast values for the 7-year forecast period
  • key winning strategies for companies in the cooking oil market based on valuable insights on competitive outlook

GCC and Qatar Cooking Oil Market: Research Methodology

For the research report, analysts conducted extensive interviews with industry experts and opinion leaders. Primary research accounts for majority of the research effort, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Secondary research phase involved reviewing key players’ product literature, press releases, annual reports, and pertinent documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research phase includes examining recent trade and technical writing websites, internet sources, along with statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. Tapping into several sources for data collection and scrutinizing the data has evinced to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach to obtain precise market data, capture industry insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources reached out include but were not limited to company websites, annual reports, broker reports, SEC filings, investor presentations, and financial reports. Internal and external proprietary databases, relevant patents, regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports are some other sources tapped into in the secondary research phase. In addition, industry trade journals, scientific journals, and other technical literature are some other sources reached out for secondary research.

Primary research phase comprised conducting interviews with industry experts and opinion leaders on an ongoing basis. This is to obtain insightful inputs regarding growth trends and to validate the analysis of the GCC and Qatar cooking oil market presented herein.

  • Primary research phase helped to obtain first-hand information on market size, growth trends, competitive outlook, future prospects, etc.
  • To validate and endorse secondary research findings
  • Helps develop research team’s competency and market understanding
  • Primary research phase involved e-mail communication along with face-to-face and telephonic interviews with industry experts for key segment under different category spread across geographies

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