EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia is a country in Western Asia of around 33.7 million inhabitants. It is part of the larger regional organisation, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), along with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The whole region comprises of 65 million inhabitants.

In Saudi Arabia, around USD70 billion is spent on food consumption. Halal is also a growing  category and is expected to reach USD6 billion. The Health and Wellness sector represents also a booming category with the total consumption of organic, gourmet and health food products expected to reach more than USD27 billion. Food imports are constantly growing, increasing by 10% in 2018, and total imports are expected to reach USD35 billion in 2020. 

High growth categories in Saudi Arabia are: Processed Meat and Seafood, Baked Goods, Baby Food, Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Ready Meals, Confectionery, Rice, Pasta and Noodles. In terms of Health Foods, organic, gourmet, free from are categories showing great potential and are constantly growing.

If you are a brand within these categories, then doing business in Saudi Arabia might bring you great opportunities. Always be mindful of local tastes, preferences and regulations, meaning you will need to conduct thorough R&D to adapt to consumers’ needs.

Below are some of the current export opportunities in Saudi Arabia, this page is continuously updated so please check back.

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Dairy Alternatives

A premium retailer is looking for a non dairy milk alternative producer to supply a private label offering. All kinds of dairy alternatives will be considered.

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Organic Keto

An organic retailer and distributor is looking for a range of organic keto products to supply their own speciality stores and larger retail accounts (including Tamimi, Danube)

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Organic Health Products

A large Saudi Arabian player has launched a new organic health and wellness brand and is actively seeking private label suppliers who can offer high quality lines of various ambient food items including organic peanut butter, organic chips and organic protein bars.

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