UAE’s dried fruit imports from Chile grow 75% in 2019

The UAE’s imports of dried fruits from Chile hiked by 75% to $43.8 million in 2019 from $25 million in 2018, according to a press release. The UAE’s imports of walnuts represented 76% of the total dried fruit imports from Chile, which is the world’s second-largest exporter of walnuts behind Australia with more than 111 million tonnes in 2019. Hence, Chile has announced its plans to become the UAE’s exporter of choice regarding dried fruits, particularly walnuts, following the launch of a new campaign to present the quality and health benefits of the nut.