Demand for packaged meals in Middle East anticipated to develop by 21% by 2026

Interpack 2017 is recording the best demand amongst exhibitors in its 55-year historical past. By the official shut of registration for this excellent worldwide occasion for the packaging business and associated processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20 % more room than was accessible on the exhibition centre with its 262,400 sq. metres in 19 halls. Approximately 2,860 exhibitors are subsequently taking part from 4 to 10 May 2017, coming from about 55 completely different international locations. Suppliers of equipment and processing for confectionery and bakery have arrange store in halls 1 to 4.

The Middle East is witnessing a big progress within the packaged meals business, with the market accounting for 5 % of the worldwide consumption of packaged meals. This rising demand is anticipated to additional improve by 21 % to achieve 44 million tons by 2026. According to market figures, the area has change into a rising marketplace for the business, additional driving them to undertake new packaging and processing applied sciences and develop present manufacturing ranges.

The Middle East contributes considerably to the consumption of packaged meals, with Saudi Arabia having a share of slightly below 30 %, adopted by Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. Reports additional point out that consumption in these areas is anticipated to rise, with Iraq’s consumption rising by 28 %, Saudi Arabia’s by 22 %, and the UAE’s by 19 %.

According to the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association, the regional market additionally witnessed a rise in imports of meals processing and packaging equipment in 2021 by over eight %. Italy, Germany, and China have ranked as the highest three supplying international locations for these machineries, with Italian manufacturing accounting for 28 %, Germany for nearly 20 %, and China for 12 % of the equipment and gear.

Furthermore, with gross sales anticipated to extend by one other 20 % to achieve 18 million tons between 2021 and 2026, ‘Baked Goods’ has been named the sector’s largest product class out there. This is adopted by ‘Dairy Products,’ which is the second largest product class, with gross sales anticipated to extend by 19 % in 2026, along with rice, pasta, and noodles merchandise with anticipated improve in gross sales of 25 % in 2026. Similarly, the confectionery section can be anticipated to develop at a fee of 14 % to 0.5 million tons in 2026.

As these reviews recommend important progress for the sector, business specialists from the Middle East market have now been invited to the Interpack 2023 exhibition, one of many international innovators within the packaging supplies and equipment for the meals, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food, and industrial items sectors. The exhibition will happen in Messe Düsseldorf in Germany from May 04 to 10, 2023, and can welcome over 2,700 exhibitors from world wide to spend money on constructing and increasing manufacturing capacities, in addition to figuring out and adopting the newest packaging applied sciences.

The occasion will even allow companies to give attention to constructing a round economic system, enhancing useful resource administration, adopting digital applied sciences, and bettering product security. Additionally, that is consistent with the sharp improve in international demand for equipment and gear for the manufacturing, processing, and packaging of meals, drinks, and pharmaceutical, and beauty merchandise.

Thomas Dohse, Project Director of Interpack, mentioned: “Interpack is the platform for all the newest developmental expertise, and we’re happy to deliver it again for Interpack 2023. Our final occasion welcomed a big variety of guests from the GCC, because of which, we hope for the same turnout for the upcoming occasion. The regional market has skilled important progress within the packaged meals sector and is well-positioned to discover and utilise the newest packaging improvements that may positively influence the market.”

The Middle East has grown to be a big marketplace for the packaged meals business, and its participation at Interpack 2023 will additional affect the sector’s future course. Despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Interpack 2023 is returning to display the energy of the packaging business, whereas giving corporations a unified platform to community and discover the latest traits, which can absolutely assist companies in steering the way forward for the market.






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