The UAE's population is approaching 10 million and Dubai alone is expected to host more than 15 million visitors before the end of 2016; this means more food is needed to feed these awaited guests. Imports of fruits and vegetables increased on average by 5.6% per year, from 2,27 billion USD in 2011 to 2,82 billion USD in 2015.
For exporters in other countries the opportunities are significant and the demand will continue to grow. The dynamic expansion of the region indicates that this growth will continue in the coming years.
The 8th International Perishables Expo Middle East exhibition (WOP Dubai) will be held simultaneously with the 11th edition of International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai) from 13-15 November.
Source: fructidor.com/wop dubai