United Arab Emirates: Retail Foods

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   TC2021-0008

The United States is one of the top three leading suppliers of imported consumer oriented agricultural products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a total of $737 million in 2020, a 29.8 percent decrease from 2019 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. From January to May 2021 U.S. exports of consumer products to the UAE have rebounded by 19 percent and are now back in line with historic trends. The long-term outlook is positive as the country reopens to tourists with a strong vaccination campaign and prepares to host 25 million visitors from 192 countries for Expo Dubai running from October 2021 through March 2022.

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