United Arab Emirates

U.S. Trade with United Arab Emirates in 2023

Export Market Rank
#21 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.29 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.21 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-1.05% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to United Arab Emirates in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Tree Nuts $425.19 Million 92,297 $376.94 Million 12%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $77.04 Million 15,917 $40.13 Million 214%
Hay $67.42 Million 161,184 $78.41 Million -39%
Beef & Beef Products $64.15 Million 4,553 $61.71 Million 1%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $62.54 Million 63,227 $55.11 Million -25%
Distilled Spirits $60.46 Million --- $22.89 Million 290%
Dairy Products $57.72 Million 16,162 $50.28 Million 44%
Food Preparations $51.51 Million 5,617 $62.07 Million -16%
Condiments & Sauces $47.01 Million 19,712 $41.34 Million 35%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $44.47 Million --- $55.66 Million -75%

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Data and Analysis

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United Arab Emirates: Grain and Feed Annual

In MY 2024/25, Post forecasts imports by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of all wheat, rice, corn, and barley to increase to meet high local demand. Strong tourism, population growth, and expanding poultry and dairy sectors will drive this demand.
The UAE's food processing sector is thriving, driven by robust economic growth and domestic consumption. With 568 predominantly small- and medium-sized food and beverage processors, the UAE hosts over 2,000 food and beverage manufacturing companies that generate $7.63 billion in annual revenue.
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United Arab Emirates: Poultry and Products Annual

UAE chicken meat imports are forecast to increase in 2024 as domestic production expansion is unable to fulfill rising demand. Brazil’s market share is expected to continue to grow.

News and Features

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, co-host for the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Summit, today announced during the Summit’s opening plenary that AIM for Climate partners from around the globe are increasing investment in, and support for, climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.
The recent USDA trade mission to Dubai included site visits to local importers and agribusinesses. Among them was the world's largest camel-milking farm, which uses California-grown feed.
At the first AIM for Climate ministerial meeting in Dubai, Secretary Vilsack called on AIM for Climate partners to continue on their ambitious path towards addressing global climate change and hunger challenges.