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Egypt’s vegetables, fruit exports rise to 2.8M tons

Fri, May. 25, 2018
CAIRO - 25 May 2018: Egyptian agricultural exports of vegetables and fruits to various countries of the world increased during the current season, so far amounting to about 2.88 million tons, according to a report by the Agriculture Ministry's Central Administration for Agricultural Quarantine on Friday.

There has been a remarkable rise in Egypt's citrus and potato exports, where exported citrus fruits totaled about 1.19 million tons, while exported potatoes totaled about 672,000 tons. Egypt's exports of other crops like onions, beans, strawberries, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, pomegranate, mango, and grapes also increased, the report added.

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Abdel Moneim El-Banna said that the increase in Egyptian agricultural exports abroad is due to the recent efforts exerted by the ministry to ensure the safety and quality of Egyptian agricultural crops as a whole, whether for domestic consumption or for export abroad. He added that the agricultural measures taken to ensure the quality of Egyptian agricultural crops in order to preserve the reputation of Egyptian agriculture internationally and increase their exportability also contributed in the increase of their exports.

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Egypt has succeeded in opening new markets for agricultural crops abroad in a large number of countries, especially in China, the European Union and East Asian countries. That is in addition to the success in lifting the ban on Egyptian agricultural exports in some countries, which confirmed the safety of Egyptian procedures and the quality of their agricultural crops, El-Banna added.

Agricultural exports increased to $1.345B over past 7 months

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 Agriculture Export Council (AEC) said on Thursday 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), compared to $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.
 
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