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Greece: Reduction in orange and apple exports

Greek exports of oranges, mandarins and kiwis are still underway, although with reduced rates for the season. The harvest of Lanelate oranges is in the final stages and that of the Valencia variety is expected to start towards the end of February.

Apple exports are also still underway, with shipments to Egypt reaching 15,964 tonnes, compared to 28,216 tonnes in the same period last year. There are also still shipments of cucumbers, strawberries and tomatoes.

Mr G Polychronakis, Special Advisor to the Association of Greek Fruit, Vegetable and Juice Exporting Companies (Incofruit-HELLAS) said that "this year's Fruit Logistica was successfully held in Berlin with the participation of Greek exporters of fruits and vegetables."

According to the data of the Department of Documentation and Statistics of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, exports of fresh fruit and vegetables for the week between 3 and 9 February 2018 are as follows:
-Oranges: 182,798 tonnes, compared to 209.366 tonnes last year. 
-Mandarins: 86,784 tonnes, compared to 75,920 tonnes last year. 
-Lemons: 6,321 tonnes, compared to 2,220 tonnes last year.
-Grapefruit: 283 tonnes, compared to 232 tonnes in the previous year. 
-Apples: 33,310 tonnes, compared to 51,388 tonnes last year. 
-Cucumbers: 22,312 tonnes, compared to 16,194 tonnes last year.
-Kiwis: 109,109 tonnes, compared to 79,987 tonnes last year.


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