United Arab Emirates: Grain and Feed Annual

FAS Dubai (Post) forecasts UAE imports of wheat, rice, corn and barley to increase in MY2020/2021. Factors such as a post-corona virus recovery of the food service and tourism sectors, Dubai Expo 2021, population rise, and the UAE’s new law on organizing the strategic stock of commodities, will increase wheat and rice imports, consumption and stocks. To date, concerns over the spread of COVID-19 has slightly tempered UAE imports; however, the prolonged pandemic has caused a severe deterioration of the food service and tourism sectors, decreasing wheat and rice consumption. In MY2020/2021, Post forecasts corn and barley imports to increase slightly to meet the increased demand from local dairy and poultry producers.

United Arab Emirates: Grain and Feed Annual