The production of dates increased by 2.2 per cent by the end of 2019, reaching 376,982 tonnes compared to 368,940 tonnes in 2018.
As for the production of dates at the end of 2019, the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) statistical yearbook showed that the highest quantity of dates was produced in the Governorate of North Batinah, reaching 78,572 tonnes. It was followed by South Batinah with 73,271 tonnes, and Dakhliyah with 67,607 tonnes.
The production of dates in the Governorate of North Sharqiyah reached 41,781 tonnes while the production of dates in the Governorate of South Sharqiyah reached 39,995 tonnes. The Governorate of Dhahirah and Muscat produced 37,930 tonnes and 13,425 tonnes, respectively.
The NCSI data book stated that the production of dates at the end of 2019 in the Governorate of Buraimi reached 12,793 tonnes, and in the Governorate of Musandam it was 7,443 tonnes. The Governorate of Dhofar recorded dates production of 4,033 tonnes, and the production in the Governorate of Al Wusta reached 132 tonnes.
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