Report: Qatar’s food consumption growth highest in GCC
The Peninsula reports:
Food consumption in Qatar is projected to grow at 6.3 percent during 2011–15, the highest among GCC countries, according to Alpen Capital (ME) Limited’s GCC Food Industry Report as a part of its Industry Research services…
This is mainly due to variations in disposable income and population growth…
With its population growing at three times the global average, the GCC region is increasingly depending on imports to meet food requirements.
The high dependence is expected to continue, making food security a very important issue for the region — governments cannot afford to fail in securing ample food supplies for their respective population.
Therefore, they must take necessary steps to ensure imports are uninterrupted.
Qatar currently meets 90 percent of its food requirement through imports.
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