CAIRO – 17 May 2020: The International Trade Center revealed in a statement issued Saturday that Egypt ranks first in the world as frozen strawberry exporter with a global share of 20 percent of the crop's exports in 2019.
The amount exported is 140,000 tons and worth $165 million, which is a jump of 40 percent in value and 39 percent in quantities compared to 2015. In 2010, Egypt's strawberry exports did not surpass $11 million. The surface area cultivated in strawberry in Egypt is 22,400 feddans. The production of each is 18 tons per season.
The Egyptian Agricultural Bank raised the amount of funding per feddan to LE60,000 from LE15,000.
The crop is cultivated mainly in the governorates of Qalyoubiyah, Beheira, Ismailiyah, and Sharqeya as well as lands lying on the banks of Nubariyah canal northwestern the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation pointed out that Egypt also exports 20,000 tons of fresh strawberry and four million strawberry seedlings per annum.