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).