Dubai Customs announced on Monday that the emirate’s external food trade volumes in the first half of the year totalled 9 million tonnes, representing a value of Dhs32 billion
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Dubai’s external food trade volumes in the first half of the year totalled 9 million tonnes, representing a value of Dhs32 billion, according to latest trade stats.
Dubai’s food imports touched Dhs22 billion (6.23 million tonnes), while exports reached Dhs5.5 billion (2.1 million tonnes) and re-exports amounted to Dhs4.5 billion (733,000 tonnes) in H1 2020, according to the Dubai Customs trade statistics.
Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said the high value of Dubai’s external food trade in the first half of the year reflects Dubai’s role as a major gateway for global trade.
The trade volumes also validate the effectiveness of food security strategies and the efforts of Dubai’s Food Security Committee to ensure high levels of preparedness to tackle unforeseen challenges.
Dubai’s Food Security Committee, launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis, has succeeded in ensuring the community had access to abundant food supplies in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic, chairman said.