United Arab Emirates

U.S. Trade with United Arab Emirates in 2021

Export Market Rank
#26 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.13 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.13 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.28% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to United Arab Emirates in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Tree Nuts $386.35 Million 79,784 $345.3 Million 67%
Food Preparations $72.93 Million 6,995 $56.58 Million 164%
Beef & Beef Products $60.32 Million 5,916 $58.88 Million 22%
Dairy Products $55.58 Million 15,428 $44.94 Million 79%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $48.44 Million 54,966 $62.18 Million -52%
Condiments & Sauces $43.94 Million 20,861 $38.2 Million 57%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $42.64 Million 5,797 $31.37 Million 98%
Baked Goods $40.13 Million 12,022 $38.84 Million 3%
Hay $35.3 Million 100,429 $109.43 Million -82%
Processed Vegetables $34.87 Million 18,590 $29.43 Million 47%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Arab Emirates: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE (GCC-4) permit the importation of GE food products of plant origin. GCC-4 countries have established several technical regulations that require labeling for both raw and further processed food and feed that may contain GE plant products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Arab Emirates: Exporter Guide

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a developed nation with high per capita income and substantial opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports. Foreign nationals comprise almost 90 percent of its very diverse population. This document is meant as a guide for U.S. agricultural and food exporters interested in this dynamic and reliable billion dollar market.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Arab Emirates: Poultry and Products Annual

Imports of chicken meat and products in 2023 are forecast to increase to 418,000 metric tons as the UAE’s expanding economy, population, and concomitant building boom fuel higher demand and thus consumption. Transshipments or reexports are playing a growing role in the Arabian Gulf poultry trade and have risen by 74 percent over the last four years.


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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

News and Features

The recent USDA trade mission to Dubai included site visits to local importers and agribusinesses. Among them was the world's largest camel-milking farm, which uses California-grown feed.
At the first AIM for Climate ministerial meeting in Dubai, Secretary Vilsack called on AIM for Climate partners to continue on their ambitious path towards addressing global climate change and hunger challenges.
February 15, 2022
News Release

USDA Trade Mission Underway in Dubai

FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley arrived in Dubai today to launch the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first trade mission since November 2019.

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