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CAIRO - 21 December 2019: Fruit and Vegetables exports rose by 200,140 tons in 2019 compared to last year to record 5,235,140 tons from 5.35 million, the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Saturday.
The crops exported included citrus fruits, potato, onion, grapes, grenade, garlic, mango, strawberry, green beans, guava, cucumber, bell pepper, and aubergine.
The Central Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture issued a report in October revealing that Egypt's exports of fruits and vegetables rose to 4 million and 800,000 tons since the beginning of the new export season of fruits and vegetables.
Head of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture Ahmed al-Attar stressed that these shipments were exported to the European Union in accordance with the international quality standards, affirming that the Egyptian agricultural products were exported to various countries without any obstacles.
Egypt has succeeded in opening new markets for agricultural crops, especially in China, the European Union and East Asian countries. That is in addition to Egypt's success in lifting the ban on Egyptian agricultural exports in some countries, which confirms the safety of Egyptian procedures and the quality of the agricultural crops, former Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Abdel Moneim el-Banna said.
Also, Egypt's exports of citrus fruits increased to reach $502 million during 2017-2018, compared to $446 million dollars during 2016-2017.