The countries with the highest volumes of date consumption in 2018 were Egypt (1.6M tonnes), Algeria (1.1M tonnes) and Iran (1M tonnes), together accounting for 44% of global consumption.
Global date consumption amounted to X thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -X% against the previous year level.
Global date exports amounted to X thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +X% against the previous year level.
Global date imports amounted to X thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -X% against the previous year level.
In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of date production were Egypt (X thousand tonnes), Iran (X thousand tonnes), Algeria (X thousand tonnes), together accounting for X% of total output.
The global dates market showed modest, but steady growth, rising from X thousand tonnes in 2007, to X thousand tonnes in 2015. In value terms, it peaked in 2010, and then fell dramatically over the next two years.
Israel dominates in the global date trade. In 2014, Israel exported X thousand tonnes of dates totaling X million USD, X% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the Netherlands, where it supplied X% of its total date exports in va
Dates produced in Saudi Arabia are considered to be among the best dates in the world. The date palm tree is even present at Saudi Arabia's coat of arms. From 2007 to 2013, Saudi Arabia exports of dates grew by X% per year, amounting to X millio