Qatar imported 460 tons of Jordanian dates in 5 years
Al-Anbat - Sara Shqair
Over the past five years, Qatar's market imports of
Jordanian dates have reached 460 tons.
According to statistical data on Qatar's foreign trade
reported on the website of the Qatar Planning and Statistics Authority today,
Qatar's total imports of Jordanian dates amounted to approximately 460 tons
from 2018 to the end of 2022.
Qatar's imports of Jordanian dates have grown steadily over
the past few years. In 2018, Qatar's market imports of these dates were only 52
tons. In 2019, they rose by 26 tons and 33.3 %, reaching 78 tons.
Imports continued to rise in 2020, reaching 100 tons, up 22
tons and 22 % compared to 2019, and Qatari market imports of Jordanian dates
stabilized at the same level in 2021.
The year 2022 marked the peak of Qatar's imports of Jordan
dates, with its volume jumping by 30% and 30 tons, reaching 130 tons compared
Food and consumer traders in Qatar believe that this
dramatic growth, rising year by year, in Qatar's market imports of Jordanian
dates, reflects the entrenchment and diversity of economic and trade relations
between the two fraternal countries and the success of efforts and aspirations
to raise them to high levels both at the official level and for the private
sector in the two countries.
Qatar imports all of Jordan's wet and dry date varieties,
but its most prominent imports are concentrated on the category of Almajhool,
first, and Alborhi less concentrated.
Jordan exports to the Qatari market two basic types of
dates, in addition to the "Almajhool", "AlBorhi". The area
under cultivation in the country is currently estimated at 35 square kilometers,
spread along the Jordan Valley and up to Aqaba in the far south of the Kingdom.
Palm trees are estimated to number about half a million
palms, producing about 30 thousand tons, and most of their production is
destined for Gulf States and some Arab and European markets.
Jordanian dates are characterized by their diversity of
varieties and high competitiveness in terms of quality and prices at the same
time, making them one of the most important items of choice for a wide range of
consumers in the Qatari market compared to many types and varieties imported by
Qatar from abroad, especially from the US market.
Gulf markets are among the leading external destinations for
Jordan's Timor exports, especially as there is a significant compatibility in
quality and food safety standards between Jordan and the Gulf States.