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Dates Africa

Egypt’s dates market

  • Egypt currently produces about 16.6% of the world’s dates, and 24.2% of the Arab countries production, totaling 1.4 million tons annually, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Egyptian dates have been exported to 42 countries, with Indonesia, Morocco, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand being top importers. Also, new markets in Africa and Asia have been opened to receive Egyptian dates, according to Former Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Tarek Kabil.
  • Egypt has started planting 2.5 million palm trees of new varieties to meet international demand, as part of the country’s strategy to develop the dates industry. Egypt has 15.5 million palm trees planted on an area of 86,000 feddans.

Dates Africa

A dedicated pavilion for the dates and date palm industry. The event capitalizes on Egypt’s ever-growing dates industry, which is the second largest in the world. Dates Africa is a highly targeted business platform that allows local and international dates producers, suppliers, and exporters to explore trade and investment opportunities, enter new markets, and find new business partners in Egypt and Africa.

Reasons to Exhibit

  • Explore new markets and establish numerous business connections
  • Sign contracts and agreements with buyer groups on location
  • Position your business amidst a large concentration of buyers in one place
  • Meet new prospective buyers and suppliers of various types of dates
  • Find a reliable agent or distributor for fresh, dried, and processed dates
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Market Insights
  • Food, beverages, & tobacco sales in 2016 in Egypt were estimated at $92bn and are expected to rise to $114bn by 2020

  • Food products sales in Egypt, in the retail market, stood at $70 billion in 2016

  • 40% of meat consumption in Egypt accounts for imports

  • Egypt imports close to $1 billion per year in dairy products

  • The African exports to Egypt are worth $360 billion

  • Agriculture and agro-processing across the African continent is set to witness an increase of $204bn by 2025

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From Tuesday, 03 December 2024
To Thursday, 05 December 2024

Daily opening hours:
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM


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