World News Oud, incense sales soar in Riyadh ahead of Eid

RIYADH: A surge in demand for oud (agarwood) and incense is being witnessed in Riyadh markets in the lead-up to Eid Al-Fitr, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The fragrant scents play a significant cultural role in the Kingdom, deeply intertwined with Eid traditions and customs of welcoming guests who exchange well wishes.

Official data from the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority reveals significant import volumes of oud. Between the second half of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, the Kingdom imported 1,145,498 kg of oud and 1,513 kg of oud oil.

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