GCC Handicrafts Market Report 2024-2032 | Recent Trends, Size, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast


IMARC Group’s report titled “GCC Handicrafts Market Report by Product Type (Woodware, Artmetal Ware, Handprinted Textiles and Scarves, Embroidered and Crocheted Goods, Zari and Zari Goods, Imitation Jewelry, Sculptures, Pottery and Glass Wares, Attars and Agarbattis, and Others), Distribution Channel (Mass Retailers, Departmental Stores, Independent Retailers, Specialty Stores, Online Stores, and Others), End Use (Residential, Commercial), and Region 2024-2032“. The GCC handicrafts market size is projected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8% during 2024-2032.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the GCC Handicrafts Industry:

  • Economic Diversification and Support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs):

GCC countries are actively pursuing economic diversification strategies to reduce their dependency on oil revenues. Supporting the handicrafts sector is part of this broader strategy, as it promotes entrepreneurship, creates employment opportunities, and contributes to the non-oil economy. Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are providing support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the handicrafts sector through training, financial assistance, and market access. This support helps improve the quality and marketability of handicraft products, fostering innovation and sustainability in the sector. By investing in handicrafts, GCC countries are not only diversifying their economies but also preserving their cultural heritage and promoting social inclusion.

  • Youth Involvement and Innovation:

Young artisans, equipped with traditional skills passed down through generations, are infusing innovative designs and techniques that appeal to modern individuals. This blend of tradition and innovation not only helps preserve ancestral crafts but also makes them relevant to contemporary lifestyle and fashion trends. Additionally, various initiatives and platforms aimed at empowering youth in entrepreneurship are enabling young crafters to transform their art into viable businesses. This renewed interest and participation of the youth in handicrafts contribute to the dynamism and adaptability of handicrafts, attracting a broader audience.

  • Technological Integration in Craftsmanship:

Artisans and craftspeople are embracing new technologies to enhance their craftsmanship, improve production processes, and reach a wider audience. This includes digital tools for design and fabrication, such as 3D printing, online marketing, and sales platforms, which enable artisans to innovate while maintaining the essence of traditional craftsmanship. This integration of technology helps in creating more intricate, high-quality products and allows for the efficient scaling of small businesses. Moreover, social media platforms and e-commerce are pivotal in bridging the gap between local artisans and international audiences, showcasing the unique blend of tradition and modernity that handicrafts offer.

GCC Handicrafts Market Report Segmentation:

By Product Type:

  • Woodware
  • Artmetal Ware
  • Handprinted Textiles and Scarves
  • Embroidered and Crocheted Goods
  • Zari and Zari Goods
  • Imitation Jewelry
  • Sculptures
  • Pottery and Glass Wares
  • Attars and Agarbattis
  • Others

Based on the product type, the market has been divided into woodware, artmetal ware, handprinted textiles and scarves, embroidered and crocheted goods, zari and zari goods, imitation jewelry, sculptures, pottery and glass wares, attars and agarbattis, and others.

By Distribution Channel:

  • Mass Retailers
  • Departmental Stores
  • Independent Retailers
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online Stores
  • Others

On the basis of the distribution channel, the market has been segregated into mass retailers, departmental stores, independent retailers, specialty stores, online stores, and others.

By End Use:

  • Residential
  • Commercial

On the basis of the end use, the market has been bifurcated into residential and commercial.

Country Insights:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman

Country-wise, the market has been segmented into Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.

GCC Handicrafts Market Trends:

The growing preference for customization and personalization in handicrafts as individuals are looking for unique, tailored products that reflect their style and values is offering a favorable market outlook in the GCC region. Artisans and handicraft businesses are responding to this trend by offering bespoke services and personalized options for their products. This move towards customization allows for deeper connections between artisans and buyers and adds value to the handicrafts, making them not just purchases but personalized experiences. This trend of customization and personalization is facilitated by digital platforms, which make it easier for individuals to communicate their preferences to the artisans.

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