European Halal Food Market Size and Outlook Report by Demand, by Halal Meat and by Halal Poultry (2020-2030)
Halal Food Market in Europe has been on the rise due to the growing Muslim population. On average, the Muslims population spend almost the same amount on meat and poultry as non-Muslim. However, Muslims have limited options when it comes to meat and poultry in Europe due to halal requirement.
In Europe, the average per capita food spending was around $2000 in 2019. The per capita spending varied across the region, for instance in the Bosnia and Herzegovina it was $423 in 2019 while in Germany it was $2152 during the same period. Meat and poultry spending has a fair share of total food spending. Similar to the total food expenditure, spending on meat and poultry also varied across the region.
The main issue which makes halal food controversial is whether the animal should be stunned before the slaughtering. The European Convention for the Protection of Animals for Slaughter requires its member states to stun animals before slaughter. However, the EU also provides exemptions to countries under the freedom of religion clause. Countries like Denmark banned non-stun slaughter in 2014, but some others allow it under different circumstances.
In Europe, there are different halal food certifying organisations which approve stun (bath stun and tong stun). Some organisations also approve the use of machines for halal slaughtering. On the other side, there are a few certifying organisations such as the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) in the UK, which disallow stunning in any form. HMC and a few handfuls only approve conventional Islamic way of slaughtering animals.
The issue of stunning is very delicate, and most Muslims are unaware of the technical side of how animals are handled in abattoirs and the meat processed afterwards. The only thing they want to see is the halal label. Even a fair share of consumers in the leading Muslim populated countries in Europe like France, Germany and the UK suspect that the food which is sold under the halal label may not be 100% halal.
Major supermarket chains in Europe such as Tesco, ASDA, Auchan, Carrefour and Edeka have launched halal meat sections in selected stores. Even KFC, which has 900 restaurants in the UK, claimed to serve certified halal food in around 130 outlets.
The halal issue faces the same complication when it comes to food services such as takeaways and restaurants. Most of the time a halal sticker on the door is enough to satisfy moderate Muslims who need to have peace of mind that the food is blessed.
In the past, British Muslims preferred frozen halal food imported from Muslim dominated countries as fresh halal meat was scarce. However, HMC certified meat has now helped build confidence in UK halal food. The UK has the potential to be a major exporter of halal food if it follows the traditional Islamic way of slaughtering animals.
The ready meal sector in Europe is still at a nascent stage. The availability of halal meat and poultry is paving the path for halal ready meals. Currently, due to the lack of established halal ready meals market, European Muslims are limited to vegetarians or pescatarians ready meals.
Halal Food Market in Europe: Scope and Coverage
The Halal Food Market in Europe 2020-2030 discusses the key market developments and the future direction of the European halal food industry addressing the following key questions:
- How big are the halal meat and poultry market in Europe?
- How fast the is European halal food market evolving over the next ten years?
- What are the leading markets for halal food in Europe?
- What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing the European halal food (meat and poultry) market growth?
- What opportunities will the market face going forward?
- What will be the key risks, opportunities, trends and strategies (ROTS) in the market?
- What major trends, challenges and developments will emerge over the next ten years?
- How is halal food defending its market position against alternative food?
- How is the local regulation affecting the halal food market?
- How is the competitor market landscape look like for the European halal food market?
Halal Food Market in Europe: Forecast Segmentation
- Halal food demand by country
- Halal food spending per capita by country
- Halal fresh meat market in Europe
- Halal frozen meat market in Europe
- Halal fresh poultry market in Europe
- Halal frozen poultry market in Europe
- Halal ready meal market in Europe
- Muslim population by country
- Macroeconomic forecasts by country
Halal Food Market in Europe: Country Profile
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Rest of Europe