Our Country Profile report on the dairy & soy food sector in Saudi Arabia provides insights on high growth markets to target, trends in the usage of packaging materials, types and closures category level distribution data and companies market shares.

The Saudi Arabia dairy & soy foods sector was led by milk category in value and volume terms in 2019. Furthermore, the butter &spreadable fats category is forecast to register fastest value growth while, drinkable yogurt is forecast to register fastest volume growth during 2019-2024. Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel for distribution of dairy & soy foods in the country. Rigid plastics was the most commonly used pack material in Saudi Arabia. Almarai, Sadafco, and Nadec are the leading players in the Saudi Arabia dairy & soy foods sector.

What else is contained?

  • Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2014-2024
  • Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for Butter & spreadable fats, cheese, cream, dairy-based & soy-based desserts, drinkable yogurt, fromage frais & quark, milk, soymilk & soy drinks and yogurt with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2019-2024
  • Leading players: Market share of compaines (in value terms) and private labels (in value terms) in 2019
  • Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as cash & carries & warehouse clubs, convenience stores, department stores, food & drinks specialists, hypermarkets & supermarkets, e-retailers, “dollar stores”, variety stores & general merchandise retailers, vending machines, drug stores & pharmacies, health & beauty stores and other general retailers. - 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 glass, flexible packaging, rigid plastics, paper & board and rigid metal; pack type for: jar, bag/sachet, tub, stand up pouch, carton - folding, can, carton - liquid, pillow pouch, bottle, cup, aerosol, tube, tray, film, wrapper, clamshell, box, foil and other pack type, closure type for: flip/snap top, screw top, prize off, twist off, plastic tie, foil, sports cap, film, cap, lever closure, crown and other closure types, primary outer types for: carton - folding, bag, sleeve and shrink wrap.


  • The Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector is forecast to register the fourth-highest value growth among leading Middle East & African markets
  • Both per capita consumption and per capita expenditure of dairy & soy food was higher in Saudi Arabia than in both the global and regional levels in 2019
  • The per capita consumption of milk was higher than other dairy & soy food categories in 2019
  • Almarai was the leading company in the Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector in both value and volume terms in 2019
  • The health & wellness market in the Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector is led by the milk category
  • Rigid plastics was the most commonly used pack material in the Saudi Arabian dairy & soy food sector

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  • 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, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labour market and demographic trends.