Top 10 Dates producing countries

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Top 10 Dates producing countries

Dates are a type of fruit that has a sweet taste, soft texture and hard core and is grown in the tropics.

This fruit has different types, each of which has its own characteristics and is grown in different countries.

Dates are made from a tree called the palm tree, a tropical tree known scientifically as Phoenix dactylifera.

Dates are nutritious. It is rich in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and is a good source of fiber.

It is also rich in calories and a great source of energy.

The sweet taste of dates is also a good substitute for unhealthy sugars.

The largest producers of dates 

  1. Egypt
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Iran
  4. Algeria
  5. Iraq
  6. Pakistan
  7. Sudan
  8. Oman
  9. Tunisia
  10. United Arab Emirates


Egypt, officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt (Arabic: جُمهوریَِّ مِصرَ العَرَبیَّة) is an independent and transcontinental country in Africa and Asia. Much of Egypt is in northeastern Africa, and the Sinai Peninsula in western Asia is part of the country.

Egypt produces about 1.7 million tons of dates annually and is the number one producer of this agricultural product in the world, accounting for almost 21% of world date production.

Famous dates of Saudi Egypt:

  1.  Hayany
  2. Zaghloul

Saudi Arabia

With an area of ​​2,149,000 square kilometers, Saudi Arabia is the largest country in West Asia (Middle East) and the second largest Arab country after Algeria.

The country has a population of more than 34.7 million, including 21.5 million indigenous people and more than 13 million immigrants.

According to reports provided by the FAO, the consumption of Saudi dates during the holy month of Ramadan will reach 250,000 tons, and the consumption of this agricultural product will also increase during the Hajj and Umrah ceremonies.Saudi Arabia produces 1.5 million tons of dates annually, which has 75 different varieties, so it is the second largest producer of dates in the world after Egypt, accounting for 17% of world production.

Famous dates of Saudi Arabia:

  1.   Al-Ajwa
  2. Al-Safawi
  3. Al-Sukri
  4. Al-Saqi’i
  5. Al-Khalas
  6. Al-Hasawi 
  7. Al-Barhi.


Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in West Asia and the Middle East.

With an area of ​​1,648,195 square kilometers, it is the second largest country in the Middle East.

Iran is bordered by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan to the northwest, the Caspian Sea to the north, Turkmenistan to the northeast, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, the Persian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman to the south, and Iraq and Turkey to the west.

The Middle East country has a strategic position in the Persian Gulf region, and the Strait of Hormuz to its south is a vital route for crude oil transportation.

The quality and variety of dates in Iran is very unique and for this reason most major countries such as Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and China buy Iranian dates.

According to the available information on the types of dates produced in the world, over 93 types of dates have been produced in Iran, of which about 12 types of dates are exported to foreign markets.

Famous dates of Iran:

Mazafati: The most delicious dates in Iran.

It is one of the oldest dates in Iran and is harvested in September.

Bam Mazafati dates are very famous and are better known by this name.

SayerSayer dates are one of the most famous dates for export in Iran.

Sayer dates are mostly used in processing industries such as vodka factories.

Rabbi: known as Sistan black gold.
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Rabbi dates do not raise blood sugar.

Piarom: Known as the Black Diamond of Iran.
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Piarom dates contain fructose, a natural sugar that is easily digested and recommended for diabetics.


Algeria, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa that connects to the Mediterranean Sea from the north.

Algeria has been ranked in the top 5 world dates for many years, and dates are one of the country’s most important agricultural products.

Famous dates of Algerian:

  1. Deglet Nour

  2. Iteema
  3.  Thoory


Famous dates of Iraq:

  1. Amir Hajj
  2. Dayri
  3. Khastawi


Iranian dates have a very delicious taste and high variety.

Fresh dates such as Mazafati and semi-dry dates such as Zahedi and dried dates such as Piarom are grown in Iran.

European countries, India, Russia, Turkey and Canada are fans of Iranian dates, especially Mazafati dates.

Arah Company is a well-known supplier and exporter of dates in Iran.

We have a strong supply chain at your service, dear customers.


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