UAE Honey Market By Application (Food & Beverages, Personal Care & Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical), By Distribution Channel (Online, Supermarket/Hypermarket and Convenience Stores), Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report and Forecast 2020 - 2026
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The UAE Honey Market would witness market growth of 12.2% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026). Honey is a thick, viscous natural product produced by bees and other insects. Honeybees collect the nectar of flowers and modified it by their digestive enzymes and regurgitation activity. They deposit it in honeycomb where it loses its moisture to some extent and becomes thick.
Honey has been used as food in UAE for centuries. Honey is considered as a curative, beauty aid, and antibacterial agent. People still have the same perception about honey, and it is sought for beauty-enhancing and healing purposes in UAE. The manufacturers in the UAE offer a wide variety of honey in different flavors and benefits. In general, consumers in Arabic countries prefer strong-flavored type honey, which is considered as pure.
The Honey market in the UAE is steadily growing. This growth is mainly contributed by the rapidly growing population that in turn increased the consumption per capita, which is 0.2kg in 2017. Due to increasing awareness about the health and beauty aid of honey, the demand for honey in the UAE is high. Consumers in this country pay more attention to the quality, smell, and flavor before purchasing honey from any brand. Given the increasing demand for honey, people seek “pure” products these days. In addition, as the market is rich in new varieties of honey, consumer’s choice is not limited to the quality of the product but also to the health benefits, beauty aid, energizer, etc.
Several organizations are promoting honey production by encouraging people to keep beehives in their gardens. For example, an initiative of adopting a beehive in which residents of Dubai are offered to receive up to 10kg of pure honey per year if they adopt a part of the beehive in their garden. This tends to be a good choice for environmentally and quality-oriented consumers that ultimately contribute to honey production. This initiative provides a unique method of sourcing honey.
The first UAE Beekeepers Association was established in Dubai in 2017. This association creates a platform for professional as well as amateur beekeepers and trains people for beekeeping. The honey industry in UAE depends on two different types of honeybees, wild and imported ones. Due to the growing demand for honey, imports of honey and honeybees both has increased in past few years. For example, 60 million honeybees were imported from Egypt in 2016. This in turn expanded the farms’ capacity in UAE and ultimately makes the market capable of exporting the honey. However, import volumes are still considerably higher than exported honey products. Honey is imported to the UAE mainly from Australia and India followed by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Some amount of honey products are imported from EU countries like Germany and France as well.
The honey market in the UAE is flooded with both domestically based companies and imported products. Alnajeh Honey is the key player in the honey market in UAE that offers a wide variety of honey to the consumers. . This company also sells bees or other tools and equipment for beekeepers. Also, the UAE honey market offers a wide variety of products made up of honey that have a special purpose and effects.
The WHO recommends the use of honey for treating cough and sore throat. Moreover, honey is also proven to be helpful in healing wounds. Honey is commonly used in processed foods, beverages, jellies, and jams. Therefore, some people find honey beneficial in relieving headaches, and cramps. It even reduces the growth of tumors and minimizes the side effects of chemotherapy. On the other hand, the beauty benefits of honey have also attracted a wide section of the population. Honey reduces wrinkle, correct pigmentation and used as skin moisture. It is considered as a source of energy or memory-booster.
Scope of the Study
Market Segments Covered in the Report:
- Food & Beverages
- Personal Care & Cosmetics
By Distribution Channel
- Convenience Stores
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