Jordan exports data to over 15 countries, and growers from the country seek to enter the Brazilian market. Jordanian dates were presented to Brazilian businesspeople this Wednesday at the “Jordan & Brazil – Challenges and Opportunities” seminar, which took place at the headquarters of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), with the presence of a delegation from the Arab country.
According to data presented at the seminar by the president of the Jordan Dates Association (JODA), Anwar Haddad, Brazil does import dates, but not from Jordan.
According to information presented by Haddad at the event, output, which is 30,000 tons a year, grows by more than 10% a year. Of the total, 10,000 tons are exported to over 15 countries. Despite also being a date producer, Haddad said Saudi Arabia is among the leading importers of the Jordanian fruit. The United Arab Emirates is the biggest importer, with 21%, followed by Saudi Arabia, with 14%; France (12%); Kuwait (10%); the United Kingdom, Turkey, Qatar, Lebanon, and Morocco.
The bulk of Jordan's date production is of the Medjool variety. Of the 30,000 tons produced every year, 20,000 are Medjool. The country also cultivates the Barhi variety.