Egypt's agricultural exports tap into global markets during coronavirus period

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 02:18 GMT

Rice agriculture in Egypt - Photo by Hussein Tallal

Rice agriculture in Egypt - Photo by Hussein Tallal

CAIRO - 27 April 2020: Egypt's agricultural exports tapped into the global markets, including the US and European markets during the coronavirus crisis period because of their high quality, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday.

This came in a report submitted to Agriculture Minister El Sayed El Quseir from Head of the Central Administration of Plant Quarantine Ahmed el Attar about the Egyptian agricultural exports.

Egypt does not allow to export poor quality commodities and implements the technical specifications, set by the importing countries, Quseir noted.

The minister pointed out to an increased demand for most of the Egyptian products.

Meanwhile, Attar stated that Egypt exports more than five million tonnes of agricultural products annually, adding the total exports hit 2.2 million tonnes from the beginning of 2020 despite the pandemic.

The US tops the importing countries followed by the European Union, Russia, the Netherlands, and Australia.

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