Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Camel Milk Market Size to grow by USD 1.88 billion between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Camel Milk Market” by Product (Fresh camel milk, Processed camel milk) Distribution Channel (Offline, Online) Geography (Middle East and Africa, Europe, APAC, North America, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 1.88 billion, at a CAGR of  5.17% during the forecast period. In accordance with FAO data, Somalia leads the global market as the largest producer of camel milk, with an annual output of approximately 870 thousand tonnes. The surging consumer interest in camel milk has instigated a significant expansion in production capacity. This trend is reflected in the growing number of dairies, with Australia now hosting ten such establishments. To meet the escalating demand, companies such as the Australian Wild Camel Corporation are making strategic investments, aiming to boost their herd size from 450 to 2,500 camels over the next two years.

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By Product, the Fresh camel milk segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

The offline distribution segment dominates the camel milk market, projected to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of X during the forecast period. Offline channels, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and local businesses, account for the largest market share. Supermarkets and hypermarkets hold the largest distribution channel share due to their extensive product offerings and attractive discounts. Discounts and convenience incentivize consumers to purchase camel milk products through offline channels. In Middle Eastern markets, cafes play a pivotal role in the offline distribution of camel milk products. Brands and hypermarkets collaborate to showcase camel milk offerings in an alluring manner, attracting a significant customer base.

By Distribution Channel, Offline  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The fresh camel milk segment held a significant market share in the global camel milk industry in 2023. With a shelf life of 1-5 days, fresh camel milk offers numerous health benefits, including an abundance of essential nutrients for overall wellness. Its nutritional profile is comparable to whole cow's milk in terms of calories, protein, and carbohydrates, yet it contains less saturated fat and more calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin C, and B vitamins. Although processed camel milk products have a longer shelf life, the nutrient content may be compromised due to processing.

Middle East and Africa is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The camel milk market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is experiencing significant growth due to increasing consumer awareness regarding the nutritional benefits of camel milk, coupled with the region's rapid urbanization. The burgeoning urban population in MEA drives demand for this niche product, fueling market expansion. Notable vendors, such as DromeDairy Naturals, Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products, and Al Ain Farms, hold a prominent position in the market. Moreover, Africa exports a substantial portion of its camel milk to international markets, with major producers like Somalia and Kenya contributing significantly to the global supply.

The Camel Milk Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Aadvik Foods and Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Al Ain Farms
  • BestCamelMilk
  • Camel Dairy Farm Smits
  • Camel Milk Association
  • Camelot Camel Dairy, LLC.
  • Dandaragan Camel Dairies Pty Ltd
  • Desert Farms Inc.
  • DromeDairy Naturals
  • Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products
  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.
  • QCamel
  • Sahara Camel Milk
  • Camel Milk Co. Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Tiviski Pvt Ltd.
  • UK Camel Milk Ltd.
  • Camel Charisma Pvt. Ltd.
  • Camel Culture
  • Camel Milk South Africa
  • Sahara Dairy Co.

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Research Analysis Overview

The Camel Milk Market is gaining significant traction in the gourmet and functional food industries due to the unique health benefits it offers. This niche market includes specialty stores and convenience stores that stock camel milk and its derived products. One of the most popular offerings is camel milk cheese, which provides a distinct, slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Flavored camel milk, such as chocolate or strawberry, is also gaining popularity for its delicious taste and health benefits. Both pasteurized and raw camel milk are available in the market, catering to different consumer preferences. Camel milk is a lactose-free alternative for those with lactose intolerance or other dairy sensitivities. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for those with autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and insulin sensitivity. The health benefits of camel milk are attributed to its rich nutritional composition, including high levels of proteins, minerals, vitamins, and bioactive compounds. It is also low in cholesterol, making it a healthy choice for those concerned about heart health. Emerging economies, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, are expected to drive the growth of the camel milk market due to cultural and traditional significance of camel milk in these regions. The market for camel dairy products and functional food products is expected to continue expanding as consumers seek out healthier, lactose-free alternatives with unique health benefits.

Market Research Overview

The camel milk market has experienced significant developments in recent years, despite economic downturns and economic slowdowns. The high cost of production and pricing have not deterred consumers, especially those with hectic lifestyles and specific dietary requirements. With the increasing awareness of obesity and its related health issues, the nutrient-rich content of camel milk, including calcium, protein, iron, vitamin C, and bioactive compounds, has gained popularity. Cow dairy products face growing competition as camel milk caters to the needs of those intolerant to lactose, autistic children, and individuals with autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and inflammation. Camel milk's hypoallergenic properties and health benefits make it an exclusive product for time-pressed consumers, leading to impulse purchases and demand for convenient options like grab-and-go coolers and refrigerated sections in supermarkets. Distribution networks and marketing strategies have expanded, with product placements in niche markets, gourmet stores, specialty stores, and convenience stores. Camel milk cheese, flavored camel milk, pasteurized camel milk, and raw camel milk are some of the emerging camel dairy products, catering to various consumer preferences. The market for functional food products, including camel milk, is expected to grow as consumers prioritize health and wellness, with a focus on proteins, minerals, vitamins, cholesterol, and nutritional composition.


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