8.3. World Dried Fruit Consumption

Overall, global dried fruit consumption trended positively from 2009 to 2019, reaching over 2.9 million MT in 2019 (Figure 33).

Dried grapes were the dried fruit most consumed worldwide (average 2015-2019), accounting for 44% of the share, followed by table dates (31%) and prunes (8%). Dried apricots, sweetened dried cranberries and dried figs were consumed within the range of 140,000-195,000 MT (Figure 34).

The Middle East and Europe were the biggest consumers of dried fruits, accounting 31% and 23% of the global share, respectively. Consumption reached 20% in Asia and 14% in North America (Figure 35).