7.1. World Date Exports and Imports

On average, over 1.2 MT of dates were traded per year between 2015 and 2019. With 21% of the world share, Iraq was the biggest exporting country, followed by the UAE, Iran, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia raging between 10% and 19% (Table 11).

India was the leading importing country, concentrating 32% of the world imports (Table 11). The rest of the imports were widely distributed around the world.

1Accounting for table dates as well as consumed in bulk and those destined for processing.
2Totals may not add due to rounding.
Source: DESA/UNSD United Nations Comtrade and Eurostat (Comext) Databases (2015-2019).