The Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector is led by the ’milk’ category in both value and volume terms, while the soymilk & soy drinks category is expected to register the fastest value growth during 2018-2023. Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel for the distribution of dairy & soy food products in the country. Rigid plastics is the most commonly used pack material in the sector. Almarai, Sadafco and Al Faisaliah Group are the leading players in the sector.

Our Country Profile report on the Dairy & soy food sector in Saudi Arabia provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?

  • Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2013-2023.
  • Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for butter & spreadable fats, cheese, cream, dairy-based & soy-based desserts, drinkable yogurt, fromage frias & quark, milk, soymilk & soy drinks, yogurt with inputs on individual segment share within each sector and the change in their market share forecast for 2018-2023.
  • Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each sector through distribution channels such as cash & carries & warehouse clubs, convenience stores, department stores, hypermarkets & supermarkets, vending machines, e-retailers, “dollar stores”, variety stores & general merchandise retailers, drug stores & pharmacies, and other general retailers.
  • Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels in both value and volume terms in 2018.
  • Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for rigid plastics, glass, flexible packaging, rigid metal and others; pack type data for: specialty container, bottle, tube, tub and others.


  • The Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% by value during 2018-2023
  • Milk is the largest category in both the value and volume terms in the Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector
  • Soymilk & soy drinks category is expected to register fastest value growth at a CGAR of 6.3% during 2018-2023
  • Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the largest distribution channel with a value share of 48.2%
  • Almarai, Sadafco and Al Faisaliah Group are the top three companies in the sector
  • Rigid plastics accounted for a share of 45.5% in the Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector
  • The consumption of dairy & soy food is higher among males than females in Saudi Arabia

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  • Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
  • The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
  • Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rurral-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.