The food and beverage market are growing both globally and locally. This growth will allow Saudi Arabia to grow its food processing activities in the segments where competitive advantages exist, as well as tackle certain challenges currently faced by food processors. A focus on date, dairy, seafood, in addition to positioning Saudi Arabia as a Halal meat hub, is an essential part of the strategy. Saudi
Arabia’s share of this is global sector is 176B SAR by 2019, with dairy, meat and poultry being the largest food sectors. Saudi Arabia’s overall food market is expected to grow across all segments in the coming five years, reaching 250B SAR by 2025 due to a significant amount of dairy, meat, bakery, fruits and confectionery being imported and processed locally.