(Source: http://www.fao.org/giews/countrybrief

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forecasts Saudi Arabia's 2019-20 (July-June) rice imports at an average level of about 1.3 million tons.

Saudi Arabia does not produce any rice due to inadequate water resources.

The government is reportedly encouraging agricultural investments abroad for facilitating rice, wheat, barley, yellow maize, soybeans, and green forage.