United Arab Emirates

U.S. Trade with United Arab Emirates in 2022

Export Market Rank
#25 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.28 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.12 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.82% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to United Arab Emirates in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Tree Nuts $489.17 Million 101,079 $371.04 Million 34%
Food Preparations $72.39 Million 7,088 $61.06 Million 75%
Beef & Beef Products $71.06 Million 6,737 $61.04 Million 24%
Dairy Products $70.92 Million 19,412 $48.94 Million 61%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $55.66 Million 5,435 $34.78 Million 136%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $54.16 Million 53,882 $57.61 Million -38%
Distilled Spirits $47.94 Million --- $17.97 Million 324%
Condiments & Sauces $43.34 Million 18,569 $39.73 Million 41%
Baked Goods $35.38 Million 10,601 $38.49 Million -17%
Processed Vegetables $30.79 Million 9,640 $30.14 Million 55%

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Data and Analysis

On November 30th, 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published the updated mandatory technical regulation UAE.S. 993/2022 “Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules”, and effective date December 1st, 2023.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Arab Emirates: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE (GCC-4) permit the importation of GE food products of plant origin. GCC-4 countries have established several technical regulations that require labeling for both raw and further processed food and feed that may contain GE plant products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Arab Emirates: Exporter Guide

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a developed nation with high per capita income and substantial opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports. Foreign nationals comprise almost 90 percent of its very diverse population. This document is meant as a guide for U.S. agricultural and food exporters interested in this dynamic and reliable billion dollar market.


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Nov 22
Trade Show  |  USDA Endorsed

VIV Middle East

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

News and Features

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.
February 15, 2022
News Release

USDA Trade Mission Underway in Dubai

FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley arrived in Dubai today to launch the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first trade mission since November 2019.

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