Egypt's rice production rises 53.8% during 2018/19

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Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 02:14 GMT

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) - CC

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) - CC

CAIRO – 9 February 2021: The Egyptian Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced an increase in rice production by 53.8 percent during 2018-2019

 

CAPMAS said in a statement, Tuesday, that the area of ​​the cultivated rice crop reached 1.3 million feddans in 2018-2019 compared to 0.9 million feddans in 2017/2018, marking an increase of 51.9 percent.

 

Production amounted to 4.8 million tons in 2018/2019, compared to 3.1 million tons in 2017/2018, with an increase of 53.8%.

 

It stated that the total cropped area is 16.2 million feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 16.1 million feddans in 2017/2018, with an increase of 1 percent, while the total cultivated area reached 9.3 million feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 9.2 million feddans in 2017/2018, with marking an increase of Its rate is 1.5 percent.

 

He pointed out that the wheat crop area amounted to 3.1 million feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 3.2 million feddans in 2017/2018, with a decrease of 0.7 percent, and the amount of production reached 8.6 million tons in 2018/2019, compared to 8.3 million tons in 2017/2018, with an increase of 2.5  percent.

 

The tomato crop area reached 408.7 thousand feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 416 thousand feddans in 2017/2018, with a decrease of 1.8 percent, and production amounted to 6.79 million tons in 2018/2019 compared to 6.78 million tons in 2017/2018, marking an increase of 0.3 percent.

 

The potato crop area reached 422.6 thousand feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 408.1 thousand feddans in 2017/2018, with an increase of 3.6 percent, and production amounted to 5.2 million tons in 2018/2019 compared to 5 million tons in 2017/2018, with an increase of 4.8 percent.

 

The fruitful area of ​​orange crop reached 292 thousand feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 296.5 thousand feddans in 2017/2018, marking a decrease of 1.5 percent, and production amounted to 3.07 million tons in 2018/2019, compared to 3.09 million tons in 2017/2018, a decrease of 0.6 percent.

 

The fruitful area of ​​the banana crop recorded 72.6 thousand feddans in 2018/2019 compared to 69.8 thousand feddans in 2017/2018, an increase of 4.1 percent, and the production amount reached 1.33 million tons in 2018/2019 compared to 1.29 million tons in 2017/2018, an increase of 2.9 percent.

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