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Sluggish exports of Greek apples to Egypt
The export of Greek apples to Egypt is somewhat sluggish, as revealed by the fact that the volume of shipments up to 12 May 2017 stood at 39,273 tonnes, compared to 59,465 tonnes in the same period last year.
Meanwhile, strawberry exports are rising, while demand and consumer prices have returned to normal levels for the season. Also, the harvest of spring fruits and vegetables is underway with the first exports of cherries and watermelons.
The sector has stressed its adherence to commercial quality and packaging standards for exported fruits and vegetables, as well as the enforcement of strict controls aimed at protecting the reputation of exported goods.
According to data from the Directorate of Documentation and Statistics of the Ministry of Rural Development, exports of fresh fruit and vegetables for the week between 6 and 12 May 2017 are as follows:
Oranges: 276,412 tonnes, compared to 366,670 tonnes last year.
Mandarins: 81,187 tonnes, compared to 70,486 tonnes last year.
Lemons: 3,356 tonnes, compared to 19,620 tonnes last year.
Grapefruit: 570 tonnes compared to 355 tonnes last year.
Apples: 76,440 tonnes, compared to 85,862 tonnes last year.
Cucumbers: 29,576 tonnes compared to 38,944 tonnes last year.
Kiwis: 106,729 tonnes, compared to 111,436 tonnes last year.
Publication date: 5/18/2017
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