Food and commodities is one of the most important sector in UAE. Food trade is a vital economic activity in the GCC, where 90% of food requirements are imported. The UAE, supported by world class logistics infrastructure acts as a key supplier for the region and other global markets.
Emerging markets outperform developed markets in their appeal for food and beverage consumption, and this trend is also expected to prevail in the grocery business over the next five years. The markets with greatest potential for United Arab Emirates` exports of Beverages are Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Iraq.