Saudi Arabia

U.S. Trade with Saudi Arabia in 2023

Export Market Rank
#19 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.46 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.45 Billion
Compound Average Growth
0.63% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Saudi Arabia in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Hay $203.06 Million 431,541 $103.91 Million 2022%
Corn $181.26 Million 607,337 $221.24 Million -20%
Tree Nuts $152.35 Million 24,172 $114.73 Million 111%
Dairy Products $95.87 Million 23,621 $97.64 Million -46%
Soybeans $88.71 Million 150,044 $105.74 Million -10%
Rice $87.07 Million 85,659 $87.7 Million -4%
Condiments & Sauces $77.09 Million 32,363 $63.6 Million 56%
Processed Vegetables $52.12 Million 27,629 $63.03 Million -20%
Vegetable Oils (excl. soybean) $46.98 Million 33,346 $76.26 Million -51%
Soybean Meal $38.71 Million 74,217 $35.23 Million -47%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Saudi Arabia: Grain and Feed Annual

With the development of several billion-dollar projects and nearly 30 million visitors a year, the future for U.S. grain exports is bright. Post anticipates Saudi rice imports to increase approximately five percent over the next several years due to expansions in the food service sector.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Saudi Arabia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) regulations allow the importation of biotech plant products, but they are required to be labeled if they contain more than one percent genetically engineered (GE) plant ingredients.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Saudi Arabia: Exporter Guide

Saudi Arabia was the 22nd largest market ($1.58 billion) for U.S. food and agricultural products in 2022, an increase of 18 percent compared to 2021.

News and Features

Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2019—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 126,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2019/2020 marketing year; and Changes in destinations...
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Optional origin sales of 140,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to Saudi Arabia. Of the total 70,000 metric tons is for delivery...
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 120,000 metric tons of hard red winter wheat for delivery to Saudi Arabia during the 2016/2017 marketing year; and...