Saudi Arabia

Exports of U.S. food and agricultural products to Saudi Arabia reached a record $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2014. Major exports include coarse grains, soybeans, dairy products, and vegetable oils.

In September 2012, the United States signed a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (which includes Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain) to continue expanding and liberalizing trade relations.

Data & Analysis

December 15, 2014
In 2013, the number of food retail outlets in Saudi Arabia was estimated at 40,435 stores, an increase of 15 percent over their number in 2012.
December 4, 2014
The hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) food service sector in Saudi Arabia has been rapidly growing in the past decade.