Egypt’s agriculture exports rise to over 5 mln tonnes in 2019 – report

Egypt’s agricultural exports increased to more than five million tonnes during the January-December 2019 period, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation on Saturday.

The report by the Central Administration of Agricultural Quarantine clarified that exports amounted to about 5.4 million tonnes, an increase of 238,000 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

The most important agricultural exports for this period included: citrus, potatoes, onions, grapes, pomegranates, garlic, mangoes, strawberries, beans, guava, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplants.

The report explained that the total agricultural exports of citrus fruits amounted to about 1.8 million tons, in addition to exporting about 688,000 tons of potatoes, ranking second in agricultural exports after citrus.

About 586,000 tonnes of onions were exported, ranking third on the exports list and grapes ranked fourth, followed by pomegranates in fifth.

Egypt’s garlic exports ranked sixth, while mango exports ranked seventh, followed by strawberries eighth, and beans ninth.

Guava ranked tenth in agricultural exports, cucumber ranked eleventh, pepper twelfth, and eggplant in last place.

Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm