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Iraq is the third largest Arab importing country of food & beverage process and packaging technology in the Middle East

  • Between 2015 and 2019, Iraq’s imports of food and beverage
    process and packaging technology increased with an annual
    growth rate of 17.5%, from 76 million euros to 145 million euros. (VDMA)
  • This makes Iraq the third largest Arab importing country of such technologies in the Middle East.
  • A clear signal of the political will to expand local food production and the „Made-in-Iraq“ trend.
  • Continuous growth is expected in the coming years.

Opportunities in the food & beverage industry

  • Revival of local food production and „Made-in Iraq“-trend; political will to expand local food production
  • Massive investments in processing and packaging equipment
  • Medium-term development extremely promising
  • One of the largest markets for food products in the Middle East - still undersupplied

Iraq’s imports of food & beverage process and packaging technology (in million €)

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade

Range of exhibits

Food and drink processing 

  • Automation
  • Bakery technology
  • Basic food technology
  • Beverage technology
  • Coffee machines
  • Confectionery, snacks and chocolate production technology
  • Dairy technology
  • Delicatessen and convenience food technology
  • Distribution systems, table and serving equipment
  • Fish processing technology
  • Food safety and quality management
  • Foodservice equipment
  • Ice cream technology
  • Ice cream technology
  • Information and billing systems
  • Kitchen technology
  • Meat processing technology
  • Noodle technology
  • Refrigeration technology
  • Screening machines
  • Services and concepts
  • Vegetable and fruit technology


  • Packaging technology
  • Machines for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging materials, means and aids


  • Printing and labelling technology
  • Paper converting and packaging production technology
  • Materials, consumables and accessories

Refrigeration and air conditioning

  • Refrigeration technology
  • Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology

Conveying, transport and storage

Waste and waste water

  • Water treatment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Resource-efficiency and services

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