The food and beverages expenditure in the Muslim world will reach 21.2% of global consumption (2,5 billion dollars) in 2019. The most requested products are: vegetables (50%), processed food (33%) and animal products (17%). 85% of animals and meat consumed in Muslim countries comes from non OIC countries (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation).
Muslim tourism expended 140 billion dollars in 2013 (11.6% from total) and it is expected to reach 238 billion dollars on 2019 (UNWTO). "It is one of the most dynamic tourism markets", stands out John Kester, Market Trends director at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). ExpoHalal Spain 2016 highlights Halal and Muslim Friendly tourism: traditional tourism, shopping tourism, health and medical tourism and business tourism.
Fashion, beauty, wellness... The Halal concept goes far beyond the agro food industry and applies to the daily life of Muslims and non-Muslims. The emergence of Muslim fashionistas creates new opportunities and challenges for the global apparel industry while multinationals face significant challenges from competitors in Halal niches as cosmetics (Euromonitor).
A new model of ethical, equitable, and socially responsible finances. Islamic Finances are a new way of doing finances, but their bases are not new or exclusive for the Islamic religion: they are universal. Banking and Islamic finances will have a prominent role in the 2016 edition of ExpoHalal Spain.
Along with the development of Halal producers and global markets, the services sector has specialized and occupies an increasing role in the supply chain. From ports and logistics companies to professional catering equipment, consulting and insurance companies, packaging or car rentals, all Halal and Muslim Friendly services have their place in ExpoHalal Spain 2016.
Standardization authorities and certification agencies invigorate the Halal market and work to achieve common standards. "Halal is not associated only to the Muslim world. It is a growth market, but it needs a solid growth. In order to achieve that, it needs internationally accepted standards that can make it easier to understand", Abdulla Abdelqader Al Maeeni, General Director of ESMA (Emirates Standardization Metrology Authority).