The term Halal refers to the healthy actions, services and products allowed for Muslims.
With a global population of more than 1600 million Muslims, for which more than 40 million living in Europe, the continent has become an important market to develop the Halal industry, and the big producers and European companies have begun to create new products and services to fit this market.
Due in part to the high purchasing power of this community, the European Halal industry is valued at 70 billion dollars. A worldwide market estimated to reach 1.81 trillion euros in 2020.
As Maghreb’s gateway to Europe, Spain has a long Andalusian tradition and excellent relations with the MENA region countries.
Halal food sector will move 2,5 billion in 2019 (21.2% of world food expenditure), $ 54 billion for the cosmetics sector and $ 145 billion for the tourism sector, with 108 million travelers globally.
EXPOHALAL will gather the highest quality products of the Halal industry. A meeting point of Halal buyers and suppliers between East and West.
Why The Mediterranean?
Mediterranean countries enjoy excellent weather conditions. This explains why many countries from the area are leading on the Tourism sector and the agro food industry.
The Mediterranean diet has been listed as Unesco intangible cultural heritage since 2010.
Spain is a leading country in the agro food sector. The agro food exports have reached a value of 38.000 million euros, this represents a 16,2% of the national total exports. Eighth world exporter of agri-food products.
Its strategic location between Europe and Africa, its excellent relations with the Gulf countries and the rapid growth of the European Halal industry have turned Spain into a key agent on the Halal global markets.