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April 26, 2018
The Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) has concluded its barley purchases for marketing year (MY) 2017/18.
April 3, 2018
The Saudi food processing sector has been rapidly growing due to government support of food processers, rising per capita income and major demographic and socio-economic changes.
March 20, 2018
Saudi corn imports in marketing year (MY) 2017/18 are forecast to increase by 15 percent, to about 4 million MT.
February 20, 2018
Saudi Arabia’s barley imports for marketing year (MY) 2017/18 are estimated at 8 million MT, about 6 percent lower than the official USDA estimate of 8.5 million MT.
January 26, 2018
Two retailers started online sales of perishable products in 2017, and Saudi Arabia’s retail sector continues to grow rapidly.
January 15, 2018
The major export certificates required by Saudi Arabia’s regulatory and import control agencies are included in this Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) - Certificates....
December 27, 2017
Saudi regulations allow the importation of biotech plant products. However, they are required to be labeled if they contain more than one percent genetically engineered (GE) plant....
December 21, 2017
Saudi Arabia imported $14.8 billion worth of agricultural and related products in 2016, with the U.S. accounting for about 10 percent of total Saudi imports
December 21, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s regulatory authorities continue to strictly enforce Saudi and GSO food import regulations and standards, particularly those related to allowable limits for food additives....
November 9, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s barley imports for MY 2017/18 are projected at 7.8 million MT, a decrease of 13 percent compared to the official USDA estimate of 9 million MT.
September 6, 2017
Broiler meat production in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach 760,000 MT in 2017, about 9 percent higher than USDA’s official estimate.
April 5, 2017
Saudi MY 2017/18 wheat imports are projected at 3.7 million MT, an increase of about six percent compared to this marketing year.
February 27, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s decision to phase out forage production will increase demand for imported high protein alfalfa hay.
February 20, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s regulatory authorities continue to strictly enforce Saudi and GSO food import regulations and standards, particularly those related to allowable limits for food additives...
November 30, 2016
The major export certificates required by Saudi Arabia’s regulatory and import control agencies are included in this Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Certificates Report.
November 7, 2016
Saudi Arabia applies Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) biotech regulations on food and agricultural products. The GSO regulations, issued in 2011, call for biotech labeling if the biotech...
September 30, 2016
he Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) will take over will take over the exclusive right to import and manage local distribution of feed barley on October 2, 2016.
September 5, 2016
Broiler meat production in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach 670,000 MT in 2016, four percent higher than 2015.
July 5, 2016
The institutional food service sector in Saudi Arabia is expected to have a strong growth in the next five years.
March 17, 2016
In MY2014/15, U.S. corn exports continued their dominance of the Saudi market, reaching 1.2 million MT and accounting for 41 percent share of the market.

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