Crops of which Egypt is among world's top 10 exporters, producers



Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 02:45 GMT


Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 02:45 GMT

Fruits and vegetables – Wikimedia Commons

Fruits and vegetables – Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 17 February 2021: Egypt is among the world's top 10 exporters and producers of certain crops, and here they are.



Egypt is the world's top exporter of orange in terms of volume. In 2019, it exported 1.8 million metric tons of oranges worth $660 million.



Egypt is the second largest producer of fig globally for it produces 167,622 tons per annum.


Dried Onion

Egypt ranks third globally in terms of exporting dried onion. In 2019, it exported 13.6 tons of dried onion worth $30.4 million, representing 8.1% of the total global exports of dried onions.



Egypt is the fifth largest exporter of raw potatoes in terms of dollar value worth of the shipments. In 2019, it exported raw potatoes in the value of $259.6 million, which composes 5.4% of the world's exports. As for prepared/preserved potatoes, Egypt ranks 13th exporting in 2019 shipments worth $31.1 million, representing 0.3% of the world's global.



Egypt's annual production of dates surpasses 1.7 million tons contributing in global production standing at eight million tons by 21 percent. Yet, Egypt's rank in dates export market is not as high because of the weak value chain starting from the cultivation of palm trees until packaging and distribution.


Nevertheless, the country implements programs that raised exports from 38,000 tons in 2016 to 160,000 tons in 2020. The average price per ton rose from $1,000 to $1,500 achieving revenues worth $450 million up from $180 million tons. 



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