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Record participation for Egypt at Fruit Logistica 2018
The Agricultural Crop Export Council, in cooperation with the Egyptian General Organization for Exhibitions and Conferences and the Export Development Office, will participate in the Fruit Logistica exhibition in the German capital of Berlin, to be held from 7 to 9 February.
The Egyptian participation in this year's exhibition is the greatest in history. The Egyptian pavilion covers an area of 1,700 square metres, featuring 99 Egyptian companies offering fruit and vegetable products, as reported by the chairman of the Egyptian Export Council, Abdelhamid Al-Demerdas, on Sunday.
He added that the exhibition is the largest and most important exhibition for the fruit and vegetable trading sector, as well as for all industries involved in the export of fruits and vegetables, like packers and shippers. The event will have more than 125 thousand square metres of exhibition space.
The President of the Council pointed out that Egypt's agricultural exports amounted to 3.8 million tonnes worth 2.2 billion dollars by the end of the 2016/2017 export season.
He also highlighted the importance of Egypt's presence in these exhibitions and forums as a means to facilitate the global distribution of its products and learn about the latest developments in the production and shipment of agricultural crops.
He stressed that the Council seeks for agricultural exports to continue growing at a good rate by gaining access to new markets, pointing out that this strategy is currently in place both in the African market as well as in South-East Asia and Latin America.
In the 2016-2017 season, Egyptian fruit exports were worth about $ 1.1 billion. The most exported products were citrus fruits, followed by grapes, pomegranates and strawberries.
Meanwhile, vegetable exports were worth $ 657 million, with onions, potatoes, green beans and tomatoes topping the ranking.
The biggest import market for Egyptian agricultural crops is Saudi Arabia, followed by the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, Kuwait, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
Publication date: 2/6/2018
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