GVR Report cover Camel Milk Products Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Camel Milk Products Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Plain, Flavored, Powder, Ice Cream, Fermented), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-430-7
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018

Report Overview

The global camel milk products market size was valued at USD 10.2 billion in 2019. Increasing popularity of camel milk due to its easy-to-digest property among lactose-intolerant consumers is expected to have a positive impact on the industry. Aside from this, the milk is considered more nutritive as compared to cow milk as it contains higher quantities of copper, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin A and C.

U.S. camel milk products market size

It is one of the most nutritious dairy beverages, which includes natural probiotic in it. Camel milk helps improve systemic immunity and gastrointestinal health. The drink has low-fat content, which is about only 2 to 3%, as compared to cow dairy, and thus, is expected to attract more health-conscious consumers who are checking their calorie intake. In addition, it aids infants and children, as it is the closest substitute for breastmilk. In various nations in the Middle East and Africa, it is used to feed undernourished children.

Camel milk is conventionally consumed in raw or fermented forms. However, with growing number of urban consumers, manufacturers are diversifying their offerings to cater to this population. Ice cream, flavored beverage, chocolate, and sweets are gaining popularity among nations including markets in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Algeria, India, Egypt, Mauritania, and Australia. Thus, the market has a wide opportunity in terms of product innovation owing to increasing demand in the emerging and untapped markets.

Camel milk products are relatively expensive as compared to the traditional cattle dairy items due to high production costs. Camelicious sells milk for USD 13 per liter in Europe, whereas, the cow dairy drink costs around USD 0.40 per liter. Similarly, Desert Farms offers USD 35 per liter in the U.S., while cow milk is priced at around USD 0.80 per liter. The high price of camel milk products as compared to other counterparts is expected to hamper the market growth in the coming years.

Distribution Channel Insights

Offline distribution channel accounted for more than 80% of the global camel milk products market revenue. Consumers prefer to purchase dairy products owing to their short shelf life and daily requirement. Among the offline distribution channel, large retailers such as supermarkets & hypermarkets accounted for the major share owing to wide product range and attractive discounts. These stores, such as Whole Foods Market, has streamlined the distribution and expanded the reach of camel milk dairy products across the world.

On the other hand, the online distribution channel is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR of 8.6% from 2020 to 2027 on account of increasing familiarity and dependence of generation X, millennials, and generation Z on the internet and e-commerce. A variety of features including several value-added services such as discounted prices, cash-on-delivery, and paybacks offered by e-retailers as well as product return facilities are expected to promote the growth of online channels in the upcoming years.

Product Insights

The plain and flavored milk segments together accounted for more than 55% of the total revenue in 2019. These products have been helping to sustain the nomadic societies and Bedouin for centuries. Plain milk is considered as a cultural and traditional drink of the Middle Eastern countries. Therefore, a large part of the product is consumed raw or plain. Over the past few years, the derivatives, including powder, yogurt, cheese, butter, ice creams, chocolates, infant formula, and even beauty products have been gaining popularity over the world.

Global camel milk products market share

Players in the industry are diversifying their product lines in order to secure their profit margins. The production of camel milk requires high investments and it has to compete with the well-established cattle’s milk market, thus diverse product portfolio is important for the industry players. Companies, including Camelicious, have their own in-house cheese production facility. In addition, camel infant formula is a close substitute for breastmilk as it has similar lactose content. For instance, Camelicious supplies the powdered form products of camel milk to a children’s hospital in Mexico for the lactose intolerant babies.

Regional Insights

Middle East and Africa dominated the market in 2019 with more than 60% share of the global revenue. Somalia, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and Niger are the major camel milk-producing countries in the world, where Somalia and Kenya accounted for over 60% of the production. Moreover, in terms of consumption, Saudi Arabia is the largest market in the world, where per capita consumption is around 33 liters per year. In addition, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Kenya also have a high per capita consumption rate in the region.

North America is expected to expand at the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. The adoption of camel milk has been rising among the diabetic consumers of the U.S. and Canada owing to its low sugar content. As a result, companies of the industry are strengthening their supply in these nations through both offline and online retailers. The majority of these stores offer frozen drinks rather than fresh ones.

Camel Milk Products Market Share Insights

Key camel milk products manufacturers include Camelicious; Desert Farms, Inc.; The Camel Milk Co.; VITAL CAMEL MILK LTD; Camel Dairy Farm Smits; Al Ain Farms; Tiviski Pvt Ltd.; UK Camel Milk Ltd.; Aadvik Foods; and QCamel. The producers are expected to expand their production capacity in the upcoming years by increasing their herd size in order to meet the rising demand. Furthermore, emerging markets such as the U.S., China, India, and Russia are expected to widen the scope for the manufacturers in the upcoming years.

Moreover, companies have been expanding their portfolio in order to increase their consumer base. For instance, in November 2019, Aadvik Foods launched a powder form of camel milk. This powder is made using the freeze-drying process, which preserves the naturally occurring properties of the milk. The company is also planning to add sugar-free chocolates in its portfolio in the upcoming years.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Germany, U.K., China, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, and growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global camel milk products market report based on product, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Plain Milk

    • Flavored Milk

    • Powder

    • Ice Cream

    • Fermented

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Sudan

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