Country Profile: Oils and Fats in South Africa

Country Profile: Oils and Fats in South Africa

Published: May 2018
Publisher: GlobalData
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Pages: 93
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The South African oils and fats sector is led by the oils category in both value and volume terms. The category is also expected to register faster value and volume growth than the solid fats category during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets and supermarkets is the leading channel for distribution of oils and fats products in the country. Rigid plastics is the most commonly used pack material in the sector, while flexible packaging is expected to register the fastest growth during 2017-2022. Unilever, Bidco Oil Refineries Ltd., and Pietro Coricelli S.p.A. P.iva are the leading market players in the South African oils and fats sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the oils and fats sector in South Africa provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?
• Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2012-2022
• Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for oils, and solid fats with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2017-2022
• Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels in value terms in 2017
• Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as cash & carries and warehouse clubs, hypermarkets & supermarkets, convenience stores, food & drinks specialists, e-retailers, and others
• Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for flexible packaging, paper & board, rigid plastics, rigid metal and others; pack type data for: can, stand up pouch, foil, wrapper, blister pack, carton-folding, tub.


• The per capita consumption of oils and fats was higher in South Africa compared to the global and regional levels in 2017
• The South African oils and fats sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% by value during 2017-2022
• Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel for the distribution of oils and fats in South Africa
• Flora, with a value share of 5.2% in 2017, is the leading brand in the South African oils and fats sector
• Rigid plastics is the most commonly used pack material in the South African oils and fats sector.

Reasons to buy

• Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis
• Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
• Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning
• Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits
• Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
• The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
• Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.

Companies Mentioned
Bidco Oil Refineries Ltd.
Pietro Coricelli S.p.A. P.iva
Willowton Group
Foodcorp Group Pty Ltd
Wilmar International Ltd.
Epic Foods (Pty) Ltd
Elangeni Oil
Southern Oil (Pty) Ltd
Rein Oil Cc

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Related research categories

By sector: Oils and fats

By market: South Africa (in Africa), Africa

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