Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
U.S. exports of consumer-oriented food products to Saudi Arabia increased by approximately 11 percent in 2019 – to a record high of $588 million. Retail sales of packaged food in the kingdom were estimated at approximately 20 billion USD in 2019. The effects of Covid-19 strengthened the online and supermarket sectors. And online shopping is expected to remain an important grocery shopping method going forward. Hyper and supermarkets continue to expand due to increasing disposable income, a growing population, and the expansion of urban centers.