Egypt's agricultural exports surpass 3M tonnes: min.

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Mon, 18 May 2020 - 11:58 GMT

FILE - Al-Sayed el-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

FILE - Al-Sayed el-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

CAIRO - 17 May 2020: Egypt’s agricultural exports exceeded three million tonnes till now, approaching the same percentage of 2019 despite the coronavirus epidemic and the disorder it has caused to global trade, Agriculture Minister El Sayed El Quseir said.

In a statement on Sunday, Quseir noted that the global trade plunged by 33% due to the coronavirus crisis, however, the demand for the Egyptian agricultural exports have increased globally because of their high quality.

The minister hailed the distinguished efforts of the Central Administration of Plant Quarantine to facilitate exporting procedures along with taking all the precautionary measures against the virus.

Citrus topped the Egyptian agricultural exports, followed by potatoes, onions, garlic, and strawberries.

The US, China, Russia, most of the European Union member states, the Netherlands, Australia, and the Gulf countries top the list of importers of Egyptian crops.

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