Egypt’s agricultural exports hit $2.154 bln in 10 months

Egypt’s exports of agricultural crops slightly rose by 1.3 percent year-on-year during the period from September 2018 until June 2019, the country’s Agriculture Exports Council announced on Sunday.

Exports reached $2.154 billion versus $2.127 billion in the comparable period a year earlier.

With exports worth $665 billion in the September – June period, Arab countries captured 31 percent of the Egyptian exports of crops with total amounts of 1.596 million tonnes, a report by the council showed.

Egypt’s agricultural exports to the EU amounted to 1.145 million tonnes during September to June 2018/2019 season at a value of $732 million. Meanwhile, exports to other European countries outside the bloc registered $426 million.

Exports to Asian and African countries stood at $261 million and $23 million, respectively in the ten-month-period. Meanwhile, exports to the North and South Americas as well as Australia have totalled $48 million.

Citrus topped Egypt’s exports of agricultural crops during the last ten months, totalling $710 million, followed by exports of fresh potatoes worth 2.4 billion pounds, the report added.

Exports of fresh onions amounted to 530,000 tonnes valued at $180 million, fresh pomegranate about 125,000 tonnes worth $63 million, while fresh tomatoes 134,000 tonness worth $47 million.