Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 aimed to invest in the important natural
components that the Kingdom is rich in, especially food and agricultural
crops, and looking for the dates sector one of the most important sectors
that begin the era of national investments and exports to countries around
As per the report of the National Center for Palms and Dates and the
General Authority for Statistics, exports of dates in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia reached 107 countries in 2020, which confirms the great
development of marketing the product and the expansion of its export
than in previous years.
The value of exports of dates grew by 7.1% at a value of 927 million
riyals, while the increase in the amount of exports of dates in the same
year amounted to 17% to reach 215,000 tons, while the Kingdom
produces more than 1.5 million tons of dates every year and ranks
second in the world as the most Date producing countries.
Saudi Arabia seeks to raise the level of its exports globally and promote
the Saudi dates brand by improving the quality of production in farms and
factories, improving the quality of exported dates and encouraging
investment in the palm and dates sector.
Within the framework of operating and developing the current farms, the
National Center for Palms and Dates seeks to find an integrated system
of agricultural, logistical, marketing and knowledge services and adopt
modern technologies to achieve production efficiency and increase the
rate of consumption of Saudi dates locally and globally, as the Kingdom
hold more than 31 million palm trees and more than 123,000 agricultural
The palm and date sector contributes to many manufacturing and food
industries, including food, fodder and other industries such as medical
and cosmetic products and building materials industries. The number of
date factories in the Kingdom is 157.
The manufacturing industries for palms and dates are one of the most
important industries in the world, which indicates their development in
many countries producing and consuming dates.
Since the launch of the Saudi Dates brand, the number of palms with
the mark has reached 1.7 million, and constitutes 5% of the total number
of palm trees in Saudi Arabia, while 42 factories, 41 farms and 24
companies have acquired, in addition to many farms and factories that
are under the process of joining and achieving the conditions for joining
The revenues of dates can form record and large numbers, especially
after developing the supply chain for farms through the launch of a
number of post-harvest service centers, which will allow farmers to
benefit from the services provided such as packaging, cleaning and
storage, in addition to marketing products, which will have a significant
impact on the farms and the sector.
Shaik, Aahil. (2021, June 29). Saudi Arabia ranks 2nd in the world in production of Dates in a Year with 1.5 million tons. Retrieved from https://www.saudi-expatriates.com/2021/06/saudiarabia-ranks-2nd-in-world-in-production-of-dates-with-1-5-million-tons.html