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November 2016

Agriculture in Oman: Analysis of major crops and cereals with consumption and production trends (2016 - 2021)

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Oman is continuously trying to increase their agricultural production despite of water problems. They have increased their Wheat, Barley and Sorghum production in recent years. Millet and Maize are not produced in Oman. Oman is famous for producing very high quality agricultural goods and most of the exports goes to Neighboring GCC countries. Outdated technology and increase in Salinity of water are major threats for agriculture in Oman.

Agriculture production of Oman constitutes of mainly dates, vegetables and fruits and other crops in a minor quantity. Oman has planted dates in 35,000 hectares of land and 28,000 hectare for other crops including 11,000 hectares planted with rotational crops. In the years of good rain, corn is also grown. Fruits like banana and papaya are also grown in coastal regions. Oman has increased its barley, sorghum and wheat production in recent years but do not produce millet, maize at all. Sorghum production is increased significantly from 2008 to 2013, from 2008 to 2009, Sorghum production was increased by XXX%.

Consumption of cereals increased by XX.XX % CAGR from 2001 to 2010. There was a sudden decrease in the consumption of most of the crops in 2008 because of world food crisis. Consumption of most of the crops was suddenly increased from 2008 to 2009, sorghum consumption increased by almost XXX% in the same period. Consumption is expected to increase in future and will grow at a CAGR of XX.XX % till 2020.Oman is a big importer of Cereals and other agricultural products.

Imports has gone up from 2009 despite of being slashed in 2008 because of increased price of crops. Oman currently imports most of its food but trying to increase the production and cut the imports of Barley, Wheat and Sorghum. Despite of increase in production, imports are doubled because of the huge consumption of these crops and imports are also expected to increase further. Oman is not a food export country and all the production gets consumed in the local market. Prices of Sorghum, Wheat and Maize is increased in Oman.

Drivers:

Oman Agriculture Market is developing due to Increase in consumption, advanced technologies, low water requirement in Horticulture process and Government Initiatives. Oman is using Desalination for potable drinking water, which helped the country to increase agriculture production. Horticulture is the new trend in agriculture production which have given boost to the production. Most of the Agriculture land belongs to Kings of Oman and giving employment to 40000 people in the production.

Restraints:

OMAN is a net importer of food products. Low ground and surface water availability, limited rainfall, limited arable land and low production are the biggest restraints for agriculture production in Oman.

What the report offers:

The study identifies the situation of Oman, and predicts the growth of its agriculture market. Report talks about Agriculture production, consumption, import and export with prices and market trends, Government regulations, growth forecast, major companies, upcoming companies & projects, etc. Report will talk about Economic conditions of and future forecast of its current economic scenario and effect of its current policy changes in to its economy, reasons and implications on its growth. The study clarifies that, currently, the Oman agriculture import growth is high as compared to the neighboring GCC nations and it is set to surpass all the Middle East nations by 2020, which is expected to grow at an expected CAGR of XX.XX% from 2014 to 2020. Lastly, the report is divided by major import & export and importing and exporting partners.

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