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Food & Beverages - Monthly Trend

Source - Dubai Custom

Sector Overview - Food & Beverages

The global food & beverages trade (export + import) has raised to USD 3843.46 billion in 2021 increase of 16.3% compared to 2020 which was USD 3304.82 billion. The food & beverages trade represented 8.70% of the total global trade.

Dubai food & beverages trade was 91.74 billion in 2021, increased of 7.91% compared to 85.02 billion in 2020. food & beverages trade represented 6.06% of the total Dubai trade.

Dubai food & beverages export was AED 21.79 billion in 2021 which accounts for 9.72% of Dubai export. The top exported products were: Cigarettes; containing tobacco (HS Code: 240220), Sugars; sucrose, chemically pure, in solid form (HS Code: 170199); Vegetable oils; low erucic acid rape or colza oil and its fractions, crude (HS Code: 151411). The top export destinations were: China, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, and Sultanate of Oman.

Dubai food & beverages imports were AED 54.55 billion in 2021 which accounted for 6.28% of the total Dubai imports. The top import products were: Cigarettes; containing tobacco (HS Code: 240220), Oil seeds; low erucic acid rape or colza seeds, whether or not broken (HS Code: 120510) and Food preparations; n.e.c. (HS Code: 210690). The top import origins were: India, USA, Brazil, Canada and Australia.

Dubai food & beverages re-exports were AED 15.39 billion in 2021 which accounted for 3.66% of the total Dubai re-export. The top re-export products: Cigarettes; containing tobacco (HS Code: 240220), Dairy produce; milk and cream (HS Code: 40221) and Whiskies (HS Code: 220830). The top re-export destinations were: Iran, Iraq, Sultanate of Oman, Afghanistan and India.


The Food & Beverages sector contains Sections No. (01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24).


Source - Dubai Custom

Sector Competitive Landscape

Dubai Trade
Key Markets

Source - Dubai Custom - UN Comtrade

Trade Forecast

Note : Forecast from 2021 based on trade predictions by WTO and UNCTAD

Source: Dubai Customs - KCORP