UAE food consumption set to rise to 59m tonnes by 2025

Samer Food Security

A growing population, increasing tourist numbers and rising incomes will all contribute to pushing UAE food consumption to 59.2 million tonnes annually by 2025, according to a new report.

The UAE Food Industry Report 2017 said the UAE is on course to meet both consumer demands and UAE Government mandates for a more sustainable, zero-waste future.

Saleh Abdullah Lootah, chairman, Food and Beverage Manufacturers Group, said the country’s food industry is evolving and growing in response to social behaviour and changing food habits.