Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 02:28 GMT
Food contraband intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, VA on March 14, 2001 is held for disposal at the airport- CC via Flickr/ U.S. Department of Agriculture
CAIRO – 10 August 2021: Egypt’s exports of agricultural crops increased during the first 10 months of the 2021/2020 export season, recording about $2.215 billion, compared to $2.013 billion during the same period of the 2020/2019 season, marking an increase of 10 percent.
The report issued by the Agricultural Export Council showed an increase in the total quantities exported from the sector during the period from September 2020 to June 2021, to record about 3.971 million tons, compared to 3.755 million tons during the same period from 2019/2020, with a growth of 5.7 percent.
With regard to the most important geographical blocs importing Egyptian agricultural crops, the report indicated that “Arab countries” acquired 33 percent of the value of Egypt’s exports during the first 10 months of the export season 2021/2020, at about $741 million, as well as by 41 percent of the total volume of exports by about 1.614 million tons during that period from the previous season.
The exported quantities of Egyptian agricultural crops to "European countries outside the European Union" recorded about 1.008 million tons, valued at 570 million dollars, accounting for 26 percent of the total value of exports.
The value of Egypt's exports of agricultural crops to "European Union" countries amounted to about $555 million by exporting 764,000 tons, accounting for 19 percent of the total exported quantities and 25 percent of the value of exports.
The value of agricultural crops exports to the countries of "Asia" reached about $241 million during the period from "September 2020-June 2021" through the export of 443,000 tons.
Egypt's exports of agricultural crops to "African" countries amounted to about $22 million, with an export value of 30,000 tons, and to the countries of the "North and South" Americas and Australia, about 17,000 tons, valued at $23 million.
With regard to the most important exported agricultural commodities, the report indicated that "citrus" ranked first in terms of exported commodities with about 1.803 million tons, with a value of $843.155 million, and fresh potato exports accounted for 16 percent of the total quantities of Egyptian crops exported by about 630,719 thousand tons, and 9 percent of the total value of the sector's exports, about $200,731 million