The United Arab Emirates (UAE), being largely unorganized and fragmented chocolate market, is offering immense opportunities for growth to domestic as well as international chocolate players. The country has been witnessing significant increase in demand for chocolates, especially during festive seasons. Consumers in the UAE prefer gifting premium boxed chocolates available in varied shapes and sizes in attractive packaging over traditional sweets. Due to busier life schedule and intake of high-fat content food, the country is also witnessing significant increase in the number of diabetic and obese patients. Such consumers are demanding for sugar-free chocolates that are manufactured using low-fat, organic ingredients. Considering the growing domestic demand for chocolates and limited manufacturing base, the UAE imports a large volume of chocolates from countries like the US, the UK, France, Germany, Canada, etc. To address the rising chocolate demand in the country, leading chocolate companies are offering their products through various points of sale like hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores. Many domestic players are also establishing exclusive chocolate boutiques to offer customized chocolate assortments mainly to elite and upper middle class consumers in country. 

According to “UAE Chocolate Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”, the chocolate market in the UAE is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.09% during 2014-19 in value terms. The chocolate market in the UAE has been categorized into countlines, molded bars, and boxed chocolates, with countline segment expected to continue its market dominance through 2019. Boxed chocolate assortment segment is expected to increase at a faster pace as consumers, especially the elite class, prefer these premium chocolates offered by leading international brands. Mars GCC is the leading chocolate company in the UAE holding the largest market share in value terms through the forecast period. The company is projected to continue dominating the market through 2019. Other major players operating in the UAE chocolate market include Nestle Middle East FZE, Cadbury Middle East FZE, Ferrero SpA, and Lindt & Sprungli Group among others. However, rising prices of raw materials, mainly cocoa and sugar, is posing a major challenge to chocolate companies in the country. The price increase is affecting the profit margins of various chocolate players are declining. “UAE Chocolate Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” elaborates the following aspects related to chocolate market expansion in the UAE:

  • UAE Chocolate Market Size, Share & Forecast
  • Segmental Analysis – Countlines, Boxed Chocolates and Molded Chocolate Bars
  • Policy & Regulatory Landscape
  • Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategic Recommendations
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Report Methodology 

The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary sources. Primary research included interviews with chocolate producers and industry experts. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like company annual reports, financial reports, and proprietary databases.

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1.    Research Methodology

2.     Analyst View

3.     Global Chocolate Market Overview

4.     UAE Chocolate Market Outlook

4.1.   Market Size & Forecast

4.1.1. By Value

4.2.   Market Share & Forecast

4.2.1. By Type

4.2.2. By Region

4.2.3. By Age Group

4.2.4. By Point of Sale

4.2.5. By Company

5.     UAE Countline Chocolate Market Outlook

5.1.   Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value

5.2.   Target Market Analysis

5.3.   Price Point Analysis

6.     UAE Molded Chocolate Bar Market Outlook

6.1.   Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1. By Value

6.2.   Target Market Analysis

6.3.   Price Point Analysis

7.     UAE Boxed Chocolate Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1. By Value

7.2.   Target Market Analysis

7.3.   Price Point Analysis

8.     Supply Chain Analysis

9.     Market Dynamics

9.1.   Drivers

9.2.   Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

10.1.     Private Labeling

10.2.     Sugar Free Chocolates

10.3.     Attractive Packaging

10.4.     Demand for Premium Chocolates

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  UAE Chocolate Market Import & Export Analysis

13.  UAE Economic Profile

14.  Comparative Landscape

15.  Company Profiles

15.1.     Mars GCC

15.2.     Ferrero SpA

15.3.     Nestle Middle East FZE

15.4.     Cadbury Middle East FZE

15.5.     IFFCO

15.6.     Best Foods

15.7.     Le Chocolat L.L.C

15.8.     Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

15.9.     Notions Group

15.10.  Lindt & Sprungli Group

16.  Strategic Recommendations

17.  Annexure

17.1.     Questionnaire

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  • List of Figures

     

    Figure 1: Global Chocolate Market Size, By Value, 2009-2013E (USD Billion)

    Figure 2: UAE Chocolate Market Size, By Value, 2009-2013E (USD Million)

    Figure 3: UAE Food Consumption Share within GCC, 2011, 2013 & 2015F

    Figure 4: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2013

    Figure 5: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019F

    Figure 6: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2013 & 2019F

    Figure 7: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Age Group, By Volume, 2013

    Figure 8: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Age Group, By Volume, 2019F

    Figure 9: UAE Population Share, By Age Group, 2012

    Figure 10: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Point of Sale, By Volume, 2013

    Figure 11: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Point of Sale, By Volume, 2019F

    Figure 12: UAE Online Retail Sales Share in Overall Retail Sales, By Value 2013 & 2018F

    Figure 13: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Company, By Value, 2013

    Figure 14: UAE Chocolate Market Share, By Company, By Value, 2019F

    Figure 15: UAE Countline Chocolate Market Size, By Value, 2009-19F (USD Million)

    Figure 16: UAE molded Chocolate Bars Market Size, By Value, 2009-19F (USD Million)

    Figure 17: UAE Boxed Chocolate Market Size, By Value, 2009-19F (USD Million)

    Figure 18: UAE Chocolate Supply Chain, By Profit Margin

    Figure 19: Cocoa Imports in UAE, By Volume, 2009-12 (Tons)

    Figure 20: Cocoa Exports from UAE, By Volume, 2009-12 (Tons)

    Figure 21: Global Cocoa Prices, 2010-14 (USD per Metric Ton)

    Figure 22: UAE Sugar Imports, By Volume, 2009-12 (Tons)

    Figure 23: UAE Sugar Exports, By Volume, 2009-12 (Tons)

    Figure 24: Production of Cocoa Beans in Africa, By Volume 2011-12 (Thousand Tons)

    Figure 25: Production of Cocoa Beans in America, 2011-12 (Thousand Tons)

    Figure 26: Production of Cocoa Beans in Asia & Oceania, 2011-12 (Thousand Tons)

    Figure 27: UAE Population Share, By Age Group, 2013

    Figure 28: UAE Consumer Expenditure on Food, 2010-2014 (USD Million)

    Figure 29: UAE Annual Disposable Income, 2010-2014 (USD Million)

    Figure 30: UAE Online Retail Sales, By Value, 2010-2012 (USD Million)

    Figure 31: UAE Retail Sales, By Value, 2006-2010 (USD Billion)

    Figure 32: Number of Hotels in UAE, 2009-2012

    Figure 33: Diabetes Prevalence in UAE, By Age Group (20-79 Years), 2011

    Figure 34: Child Obesity in UAE, By Age Group, 2011

    Figure 35: Cocoa Beans Monthly Price Increase, 2014 (USD per Metric Ton)

    Figure 36: UAE Chocolate Market Imports, By Value, 2010-2012 (USD Thousand)

    Figure 37: UAE Chocolate Market Import, By Volume, 2010-2012 (Tons)

    Figure 38: UAE Chocolate Market Exports, By Value, 2010-2012 (USD Thousand)

    Figure 39: UAE Chocolate Market Exports, By Volume, 2010-2012 (Tons)

    Figure 40: Mars GCC UAE Plant Details, 2010

    Figure 41: SWOT Analysis, Mars GCC

    Figure 42: Ferrero Product Range, 2014

    Figure 43: SWOT Analysis, Ferrero

    Figure 44: SWOT Analysis, Nestle Middle East FZE

    Figure 45: SWOT Analysis, Cadbury Middle East FZE

    Figure 46: SWOT Analysis, IFFCO Group

    Figure 47: SWOT Analysis, Best Foods

    Figure 48: SWOT Analysis, Le Chocolate

    Figure 49: SWOT Analysis, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    Figure 50: Notions Group Product Range in UAE 2014

    Figure 51: SWOT Analysis, Notions Group

    Figure 52: SWOT Analysis, Lindt & Sprungli Group

     

    List of Tables

     

    Table 1: UAE Countline Chocolate Target Market Analysis, By Company, 2014

    Table 2: UAE Countline Chocolate Average Prices, By Company, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 3: Nestle Middle East Average Milk based Chocolate Prices, 2014 (USD per Kg

    Table 4: Mars GCC Average Chocolate Prices, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 5: Ferrero Average Chocolate Price, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 6: Lindt Average Chocolate Price, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 7: UAE Molded Chocolate Bars Target Market Analysis, By Company, 2014

    Table 8: UAE Molded Chocolate Bars Average Price, By Company, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 9: Mars Average Chocolate Price, By Type 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 10: Lindt Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2013 (USD per Kg)

    Table 11: Ferrero Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2013 (USD per Kg)

    Table 12: Cadbury Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2013 (USD per Kg)

    Table 13: UAE Boxed Chocolate Target Market Analysis, By Company, 2014

    Table 14: UAE Boxed Chocolate Bars Average Price, By Company, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 15: Best Foods Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 16: Lindt Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 17: Mars Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 18: RMCF Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 19: Le Chocolat Average Chocolate Price, By Company, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 20: Cadbury Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 21: Notions Average Chocolate Price, By Type, 2014 (USD per Kg)

    Table 22: UAE Chocolate Manufacturers Details, By Products, Manufacturing Units, By Production Capacity