Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Iraq buys US$ 7 bn a year in food and in agrofood & plastprintpack technology

fairtrade goes Baghdad!

NEW: iraq agrofood & plastprintpack on 15-17 April 2019 at the Baghdad International Fair Ground

With iraq agrofood & plastprintpack 2019, the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe announce two new important trade shows for Iraq and invite all interested parties from the world over to participate.

The iraq agrofood show is based on the concept of its highly successful Tehran mother, iran agrofood, which fairtrade has been organising for 25 years. 

plastprintpack iraq 2019 is the trade show for composites & plastics, printing and packaging technology, just like plast & printpack alger for Algeria and the Maghreb, which has been extremely successful since 2008, and similar fairtrade ppp-events in sub-Saharan Africa.

The two events are scheduled for 15 to 17 April 2019 at the Baghdad International Fair Ground.

Currently, the Iraqi agrofood market can be characterized by three key figures. The value of its own production of food and beverages amounts to US$ 3 billion. Food imports add up to US$ 6.3 billion. (FAO) And hundreds of millions of dollars are invested annually in modern processing technology.

The EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery‘s country cluster clearly confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq between 2009 and 2018. The import of plastic raw materials showed an annual growth of 35%, the plastic consumption of 31%. For the coming years, imports of plastics, printing and packaging technology are expected to rise sharply in the context of the country‘s industrialization process.

The new trade shows iraq agrofood & plastprintpack iraq now want to play its part in expanding Iraq’s level of self-sufficiency and increasing the supply of safe and good quality food. The development of a plastics, printing and packaging industry tailored to the needs of the country is an essential prerequisite.

iraq agrofood & plastprintpack iraq enjoy the strong support of the Ministry of Trade of Iraq and its subsidiary institutions, the State Company for Iraqi Fairs & Commercial Services and the Baghdad International Fair Ground. On the international side, national pavilions are organised from China, France, Germany, Italy and Turkey.