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Dates Africa

The Global Dates Market

The global date palm market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.1% between 2018 and 2026. Global revenues of processed date palm reached $4.5 billion in 2018, according to Transparency Market Research.

  • Date commodity trade has been rising in the recent years, owing to increasing demand from all the five continents of the world. The dates market volume was valued at $11.9 billion in 2017 and is expected to register $18.5 billion by 2023, according to Mordor Intelligence.
  • In 2016 the combined exports of dates from the MENA region totaled $1.12 billion, accounting for 77% of the global exports.

Dates Africa

Dates Africa is the latest addition to Food Africa, the 6th International Trade Exhibition for Food & Beverages. The event capitalizes on Egypt’s ever-growing dates industry, which is the second largest in the world. Dates Africa is a highly-targeted business platform that allows local and international dates producers, suppliers, and exporters to explore trade and investment opportunities, enter new markets, and find new business partners in Egypt and Africa. Dates Africa is held in December 2021, at the Egypt International Exhibitions Center (EIEC).

Reasons to Exhibit

  • Explore new markets and establish numerous business connections
  • Sign contracts and agreements with buyer groups on location
  • Positionyourbusinessamidstalargeconcentrationofbuyersinoneplace
  • Meet new prospective buyers and suppliers of various types of dates
  • Find a reliable agent or distributor for fresh, dried, and processed dates
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Market Insights
  • Food, beverages, & tobacco sales in 2016 in Egypt were estimated at $92bn and are expected to rise to $114bn by 2020

  • Food products sales in Egypt, in the retail market, stood at $70 billion in 2016

  • 40% of meat consumption in Egypt accounts for imports

  • Egypt imports close to $1 billion per year in dairy products

  • The African exports to Egypt are worth $360 billion

  • Agriculture and agro-processing across the African continent is set to witness an increase of $204bn by 2025

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Why Exhibit

Promote your brand and gather valuable market insights

Register to Visit

To save time and avoid long queues during the show


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From Monday, 05 December 2022
To Wednesday, 07 December 2022

Daily opening hours:
11:00 AM - 07:00 PM


International Inquiries
Ms. Vanessa Abou Jaoudeh
Ms. Vanessa Abou Jaoudeh
Tel: +961 1 511 977 | Ext: 114
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Local Inquiries
Ms. Dalia Kabeel
Ms. Dalia Kabeel
Tel: +20 2 252 45 187/88
Fax: +20 2 252 45 199
Email: [email protected]


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