Which Country Imports the Most Dates in the World?

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits January 25, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global date imports amounted to 1,127 thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -3.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global date imports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +26% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global date imports attained its maximum volume of 1,164 thousand tonnes in 2014, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, global date imports amounted to $1,139 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global date imports increased robustly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +8.4%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Date Importing Countries in the World

1. India (314K Tonnes)

2. United Arab Emirates (204K Tonnes)

3. Morocco (70K Tonnes)

4. USA (50K Tonnes)

5. Yemen (33K Tonnes)

6. France (33K Tonnes)

7. Turkey (26K Tonnes)

Date Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the date imports in 2015 were India (314 thousand tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (204 thousand tonnes), Morocco (70 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 52% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of date imports among the main importing countries was attained by the United States (+24.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, India (189 million USD), the United Arab Emirates (115 million USD) and Morocco (110 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2015, together accounting for 36% of total imports.

the United States (+21.7% per year) had the highest growth rates of date imports among the main importing countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Dates - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025