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Qatar Food & Drink Report Q1 2014 - New Market Research Report

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2014-01-03 16:40:48 - New Food research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

Private consumption in Qatar will continue to grow at a rapid pace throughout 2014, supported by the government's expansionary fiscal stance and a fast-rising resident population. Qatari economic activity will continue to expand at a strong pace throughout 2014, and we forecast real GDP growth of 5.4% for the year, from an estimated 5.7% in 2013 (which is up from our previous projections of 4.8% and 5.0%). This has positive implications for food and drink spending.

Headline Industry Data (local currency)

* 2013 food consumption growth = +4.5%; compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2013 to 2017 = +4.4%.
* 2013 soft drinks sales = +6.4%; CAGR 2013 to 2017 = +5.8%
* 2013 mass grocery retail sales = +5.6%; CAGR 2013

to 2017 = +5.5%
* 2013 supermarket sales = +2.6%; CAGR 2013 to 2017 = +3.6%

Key Industry Trends And Developments

United Biscuits Expands Presence In Region: In November 2013 UK food manufacturer United Biscuits acquired Saudi Arabia-based Rana Confectionery Products. The acquisition comes as part of the company's effort to expand its presence across Middle Eastern markets. United Biscuits will partner with local industry affiliate Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers but will maintain a majority interest in Rana. The move is intended to boost the regional profile of United Biscuits' McVitie's brand with a view to making it a 'leading brand in the Middle East'.

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Monoprix Opens In Qatar: In autumn 2013 French retailer Casino opened its first Monoprix store in Qatar in partnership with privately owned importer and distributor Ali Bin Ali Group. The store, covering an area of 2,100 sq m, offers a mix of world food, fashion, homewares and health and beauty items. Located in Doha, it is Monoprix's 85th international store.

Key Risks To Outlook

Given the economy's heavy reliance on the hydrocarbon sector, a pronounced global economic downturn - if it were to translate into a sustained drop-off in demand for oil and gas - could impact negatively on our forecasts for Qatar's external account position, budget and growth outlook. That said, we highlight that the country's US$115bn sovereign wealth fund - as well as its continuing ability to tap international debt markets - provides the economy with significant bulwarks against these risks.

Report Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
- Food
- Drink
- Mass Grocery Retail
Industry Forecast
- Consumer Outlook
- Food
- Food Consumption
- Table: Food Consumption Indicators - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017
- Drink
- Soft Drinks
- Table: Soft Drinks Value Sales - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017
- Hot Drinks
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Value - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017
- Table: Grocery Retail Sales By Format, %
- Trade
- Table: Food & Drink Trade Indicators - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017
Macroeconomic Forecast
- Economic Analysis
- Table: Qatar - Economic Activity
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Middle East And North Africa Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Ratings Q114
- Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Sub-Factor Ratings Q114 (scores out of 10)
- Qatar Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
- Food
- Food Production
- Halal Food
- Drink
- Hot Drinks
- Soft Drinks
- Mass Grocery Retail
Industry Trends And Developments
- Food
- Key Industry Trends And Developments
- Drink
- Key Industry Trends And Developments
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Key Industry Trends And Developments
Competitive Landscape
- Table: Key Players In Qatar's Food & Drink Sector
- Table: Key Players In Qatar's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
Company Profile
- Unilever North Africa Middle East
- Hassad Foods
- Masafi
- Carrefour MAF
- EMKE Group (Lulu)
Global Industry Overview
- Table: Food And Drink Core Views
Demographic Forecast
- Demographic Outlook
- Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Qatar's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Qatar's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
- Food & Drink
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Industry Forecast Methodology
- Sector-Specific Methodology
- Sources
- Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
- Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
- Table: Weighting

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