Food Processing

Sector Brief

Highlights

  • 2nd largest Industry in Pakistan
  • $4tn Annual global food retail sales
  • 223.5m Average annual FDI(2014-2018)

Areas to invest

  • Olive Oil Extraction Units

  • Value addition in fruits

  • Dairy

  • Frozen foods(fruits, vegetables and meat)

  • Potato powder and flakes manufacturing unit

  • CPEC’s Special Economic Zones

    There are 4 Special Economic Zones within CPEC that are targeted at food processing:
    Project Name Type of industry Area
    Rashakai Economic Zone, M1, Nowshera Fruit, Food, Packaging, Textile stitching, Knitting 1,000 acres
    Bostan Industrial Zone Fruit processing, Agricultural machinery, Pharmaceutical, Motor bikes assembly, Chromites, Cooking Oil, Ceramic Industries, Ice and Cold Storage, Electrical Appliance, Halal Food Industry 1,000 acres
    Allama Iqbal Industrial City, M3, Faisalabad Textile, Steel, Food processing, Plastics, Agriculture, Printing and Packaging, Light Engineering 3,000 acres
    ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad Steel, Food processing, Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals, Printing and Packaging, Light Engineering 500 acres

    Any foreign investor looking to invest in the food processing sector in Pakistan can leverage the trade routes and Special Economic Zones that have been established as a result of CPEC. This will lead to a competitive advantage due to the lower overheads in the country, coupled with reduced transportation costs. Furthermore, China’s growing population is a huge target market for food exports.

Major Investors

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