DeshidratadosEne. 14, 2022
Emiratos Árabes: importaciones de frutos secos alcanzan US$ 597 millones
The United States has overshadowed competitors in the tree nut export market, holding the number one market share of UAE imports for more than 30 years. In 2020, the United States exported $312 million in tree nuts to the UAE, making up 52 percent of UAE tree nut imports. During the past 5 years (2016 to 2020), the UAE tree nut imports were reduced by an average of 4 percent per year; however, during that same period, U.S. tree nut exports have grown by 4 percent. When it comes to tree nuts, the UAE clearly prefers the U.S. product. Almonds make up most U.S. tree nut exports to the UAE, with $193.9 million shelled and in-shell almonds in 2020. However, pistachios have had the most growth since 2016, rising from $4.8 million to $90.3 million in 2020, with a significant jump of 44 percent in 2019 ($42.6 million). Walnuts remain in second place with a 15 percent growth rate during a five-year period, with $90.3 million shelled and in-shell walnuts exported to the UAE from the United States. India and Iran are second and third in market share, exporting $116.2 million and $47.5 million respectively in 2020.
Reported UAE Imports from the World — $597 million
Top 5 Import market share: U.S. (52%), India (20%), Iran (8%), China (4%), Chile (3%)