Actualidad nacional e internacionalNov. 17, 2021
Arabia Saudita: lineamientos y requisitos para exportar alimentos
Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Arab world with a GDP and per-capita income of $700.1 billion and $20,110, respectively, in 2020. Saudi’s population is currently 34.8 million people and is expected to exceed 40 million by 2030. According to U.N. trade data, Saudi imported more than $18 billion worth of food and agricultural products in 2019, and the U.S. market share was more than 8 percent.
The country has a growing population, a strong food service sector, a rapidly maturing food retail sector, a new and developing traditional tourism industry, and hosts to millions of religious pilgrims each year. Saudi imports most of its food and has become more open to business and tourism over the past several years. Post anticipates these factors will continue to support robust demand for imported food despite volatile oil prices and the effects of COVID-19.
USDA/november 08, 2021