Egypt’s has exported 4.8 mln tonnes of agriculture products in 11 months – minister

Egypt’s agricultural exports have reached around 4.8 million tonnes from 1 January to 25 November 2020, the country’s Agriculture Minister El-Sayed El-Quseir said.

The exports included citrus fruit, potatoes, onions, grapes, pomegranates, garlic, mangoes, strawberries, beans, guavas, cucumbers, bell peppers and eggplants, the statement added.

In 2019, the volume of Egypt’s agricultural exports reached approximately 5.4 million tonnes, according to the agriculture ministry.

By the end of the first half of the current year, Egypt’s agricultural exports reached around 3.47 million tonnes.

In addition, Egypt exported around 1.4 tonnes of citrus fruit, approximately 670,000 tonnes of potatoes, and slightly over 400,000 tonnes of onions

Egypt yearly exports agricultural products worth $2.2 billion, making up 10 percent of the country’s non-petroleum exports, according to Abdel-Hamid Al-Demerdash, chairperson of the Agricultural Export Council, a consultative entity to the Egyptian minister of trade for the agriculture sector

Egyptian farming products are found in 80 countries around the world, including Gulf and European Union countries, and China.