UAE Fresh Food Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material (Plastic, Paper And Board, Glass, Metal), And By Application (Poultry And Meat Products, Dairy Products, Produce (Vegetables And Fruits), Sea Food, Others) - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611116
  • Pages : 76

The UAE fresh food packaging market is expected to surge at a CAGR of 7.60% throughout the forecast period. Increasing demand for poultry products in the country is one of the major drivers of fresh food packaging in the UAE. This is because the rising consumption of eggs is encouraging to boost domestic production, thus spurring the demand for fresh food packaging in the country. Chicken meat is the most preferred source of protein across all consumer income levels in the UAE. High disposable incomes are also supporting the growing demand for domestic poultry products as they feel more assured that the meat fulfils the Halal requirements. The booming UAE tourism industry is another major driver of the country’s fresh food packaging market. As the number of tourists in this Middle East country is increasing, the demand for fresh food items preferred by international tourists is also rising, which, in turn, is positively impacting the market growth of fresh food packaging. Favourable government policies and initiatives to boost the domestic agricultural sector will also fuel the market growth of fresh food packaging in the country during the next five years. 

The UAE Fresh Food Packaging market has been segmented on the basis of material and application. By material, the market has been segmented as plastic, paper and board, glass, and metal. By application, the UAE’s fresh food packaging market has been classified into poultry and meat products, dairy products, produce (vegetables and fruits), seafood, and others. By material, the plastic material segment holds a noteworthy market share in the UAE Fresh Food Packaging market during the forecast period owing to the rising seafood consumption in the country. By application, the seafood packaging market grows at a significant CAGR during the forecast period owing to the growing country’s seafood industry. According to the UN, by 2030, fish consumption in the UAE is estimated to reach 900,000 tons, while the demand for fresh fish products from local, regional, and global fish suppliers will grow by 8 percent annually until 2030. The UAE government is also taking necessary measures to ramp up domestic seafood production, which will further propel the country’s local seafood industry, thereby driving the market growth of fresh food packaging across this industry. For example, in May 2019, Abu Dhabi announced a Sustainable Aquaculture Policy in order to promote the growth of the competitive local aquaculture industry.

Competitive Insights

Prominent key market players in the UAE fresh food packaging market include Mondi, Sealed Air, Amber Packaging Industries LLC, and Swiss Pac UAE, among others. Because of their strong brand image and product offerings, these companies have a sizable market share. Major players in the UAE fresh food packaging market have been covered along with their relative competitive positions and strategies. The report also discusses recent deals and investments made by various market participants over the last two years.

Recent development and expansions

  • Silal signs an agreement with LuLu Group International in November 2021 to provide local fresh produce to consumers across the UAE. Under the terms of the agreement, LuLu Group will market Silal's local fresh produce through its branches throughout the UAE. To make the product more appealing to consumers, the company uses sustainable packaging methods after harvesting to ensure freshness, safety, and nutritional benefits.
  • UNS Farms launched new packaging at Carrefour UAE in July 2021. UNS expressed gratitude to the Carrefour team for promoting local, sustainable fresh produce and "advancing the country's food security."
  • In May 2021, The Walt Disney Company and Fresh Del Monte in the UAE collaborated to give some of their produce a new look. From fruit to juice, the new product packaging now includes popular characters from Disney's wonderful world. The collaboration encourages MENA audiences to eat more healthfully.

COVID-19 impact on UAE Fresh Food Packaging Market

The market was influenced by COVID-19. As a result of the lockdown, which initially reduced demand for food service packaging, the food and beverage industry faced a major crisis. Post-pandemic food service packaging demand increased due to increased demand for packaged and prepared food products. Furthermore, changing eating habits and a growing preference for convenience food and beverage products are driving up demand in the fresh food industry for convenient packaging.

UAE Fresh Food Packaging Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.60% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Material, And Application
 Companies Covered  Mondi, Sealed Air, Amber Packaging Industries LLC, Swiss Pac UAE
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Material
    • Plastic
    • Paper and Board
    • Glass
    • Metal
  • By Application
    • Poultry and Meat Products
    • Dairy Products
    • Produce (Vegetables and Fruits)
    • Seafood
    • Others

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology  

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5. UAE Fresh Food Packaging Market, By Material

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Plastic

5.3. Paper and Board

5.4. Glass

5.5. Metal


6. UAE Fresh Food Packaging Market, By Application

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Poultry and Meat Products

6.3. Dairy Products

6.4. Produce (Vegetables and Fruits)

6.5. Seafood

6.6. Others


7. Competitive Environment and Analysis

7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


8.  Company Profiles 

8.1. Mondi

8.2. Sealed Air

8.3. Amber Packaging Industries LLC

8.4. Swiss Pac UAE


Sealed Air

Amber Packaging Industries LLC

Swiss Pac UAE