Inside the Gulf Cooperation Council – Pulses and Special Crops Trade

Trade Summary The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are home to a young, predominantly muslim. This population is growing in size and expected to reach over 50 million by the year 2020. According to Euromonitor International, Saudi Arabia (26.5 million) and the United […]

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Packaged Food in the United Arab Emirates

Executive Summary The generally hot and dry climate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) makes agriculture challenging and consequently causes a high reliance on food imports. Packaged food sales in the UAE had a retail value of US$4.3 billion in 2015, with three key categories including dairy, baked goods, and rice/pasta/noodles. The packaged food market […]

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Confectionery in the United Arab Emirates

Executive summary The confectionery market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expanded significantly from 2012 to 2016, landing at the value sales of US$481.9 million in 2016. Over the 2017 to 2021 forecast period, confectionery sales are expected to experience strong growth to reach over US$800 million in 2021. Chocolate confectionery was the largest confectionery […]

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