The meat products market in Oman 2022

Updated May 24, 2022
ICEX has published a study on 'The market for meat products in Oman 2022'. Prepared by Waed Al-Habbal of the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in Muscat, the study refers to meat products (Tariff Item 02) that include fresh, chilled or frozen beef, sheep, goat and horse meat. the definition and characteristics of the sector, the study analyzes supply and demand, as well as prices and the perception of the Spanish product.
It also reports on distribution channels, market access, prospects and opportunities in the sector; and collects practical information and other data of interest. In Oman, fresh, chilled or frozen beef, sheep, goat and horse meat are regulated by halal regulations, meaning everything that is permitted, lawful, healthy, ethical and in accordance with the Koran, the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, and the teachings of Islamic jurists. This concept is applied, mainly, to food and, specifically, to meat products, with other foods being intrinsically halal. In Oman, almost a third (29.3%) of food spending is spent on the purchase of meat products , mainly poultry meat, due to its lower price and due to expatriates of Hindu origin (6.5% of the population) who do not consume red meat. In 2019, the sale of meat products reached $809 million (760.90 million euros) and in 2020 it rose to $888 million (835.20 million ...
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