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CAIRO - 24 May 2018: The Agriculture Export Council (AEC) said that the volume of agricultural exports increased by 2 percent to register $1.345 billion over the past seven months (from September 2017 to March 2018), against $1.312 billion during the same period of the 2016-2017 season.
The council said in its monthly report on Thursday that the quantities exported over the past seven months upped by 13 percent to reach 2.581 million tons compared to 2.293 million tons during the same period of the 2016-2017 season.
Egypt's exports of citrus fruits increased to reach $502 million during the 2017-2018 season, compared to $446 million dollars during the 2016-2017 season.
Fresh potatoes exports upped from $129 million to $141 million , according to the report.
The quantities of Egypt's exports of fresh onions, pomegranate, tomatoes and dry beans also increased to 303,000 tons, 146,000 tons, 70,000 tons and 68,000 tons respectively, compared to 138,000 tons, 120,000 tons, 55,000 tons and 55,000 tons, the report added.
The top export destinations of Egypt are Saudi Arabia ($224 million), Russia ($216 million), the United Arab Emirates ($73 million), Netherlands ($64 million), Iraq ($54 million), the United Kingdom ($62 million), China ($47 million), Oman ($29 million), Kuwait ($32 million) and Lebanon ($29 million).