Instability of date trade


World trade in dates is declining, mainly due to competition from other fruits. This decline primarily affects high-quality dates imported by developed countries. Low quality dates are exported principally by Iraq and imported by China and India. Two thirds of the international trade is between developing countries.


At least one million people live solely from the proceeds of date production which is estimated to be about 2 million tons annually.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST