Frequently Asked Questions
The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the expansion of the meat market in Saudi Arabia. Due to restrictions on supply chains, butcher shops and slaughterhouses have temporarily shut down, and meat products were not available in supermarkets & hypermarkets. Moreover, increased awareness and the risk of the spread of zoonotic diseases reduced demand for meat in Saudi Arabia, resulting in massive losses, particularly for domestic suppliers.
Saudi Arabia’s meat market is expected to expand rapidly due to rising demand for high-protein foods for health reasons, a shifting consumption pattern, and the country’s thriving tourism sector.
The beef segment had a major market share in 2021.
The convenience stores segment had a major share of the market.