Updated Jan 21, 2023 14:52

Kiwi Fruit Market in the United Arab Emirates

Market Overview
The kiwi fruit market in the United Arab Emirates surged to $ in , increasing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption continues to indicate a pronounced increase. Kiwi fruit consumption peaked at $ in 2015; however, from 2016 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, kiwi fruit production reached $ in estimated in export price. In general, production continues to indicate strong growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in when the production volume increased by %. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From to , production growth failed to regain momentum.


Consumption
Kiwi fruit consumption in the United Arab Emirates soared to tons in , rising by % on the previous year's figure. In general, consumption showed a moderate increase. Over the period under review, consumption hit record highs at tons in 2016; however, from 2017 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.

The value of the kiwi fruit market in the United Arab Emirates skyrocketed to $ in , rising by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption showed noticeable growth. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2015; however, from 2016 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.


Market Forecast
Driven by increasing demand for kiwi fruit in the United Arab Emirates, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next eight years. Market performance is forecast to accelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market volume to tons by the end of .

In value terms, the market is forecast to increase with an anticipated CAGR of +% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market value to $ (in nominal prices) by the end of .


Market Structure
Affected by an intensive growth in domestic production, which will gradually displace imported products from the market, the share of imports decreased from % in 2007 to % in . The United Arab Emirates domestic supply is expected to continue its growth. Kiwi fruit market in the United Arab Emirates consists almost entirely of imported products. In , the share of imports in total consumption accounted for % in value terms and % in physical terms. The share of imports decreased moderately (- percentage point) over the period under review.


Trade Balance
The United Arab Emirates remains a net exporter of kiwi fruit; in physical and value terms, exports consistently exceeded imports from 2007 to . In , there was a significant trade surplus of tons, which was equal to $. This tangible trade surplus reflects the fact that the market remains buoyed by domestic production, and the industry is highly incorporated into the global market, which is likely to continue in the medium term.