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91% of Moroccan fresh agri-food exports is to Europe

Moroccan exports of fresh agri-food products have mainly been to the European continent (incl. Russia) , taking in on average 91.5% between 2007-2014.

France is in the lead importing 38.9% of Moroccan exports, followed by Russia (14.6%), Spain (13.1%) and Holland (9.9%) say the DEPF (Direction of financial studies and forecasts).

Exports are dominated by fresh tomatoes. In France between 2007-2013, 53% of Moroccan fresh agri-food imports were tomatoes, followed by other fresh frozen or pickled vegetables (18%) and watermelons and melons (10%). Citrus fruits were 4th place with 7%. Other fresh vegetables saw their export growth rate slow down 4%.

In Russia, citrus and tomatoes represented on average 89% and 9% respectively of overall exports from Morocco from 2007-2013.
The 16% growth of tomato exports per year has overtaken that of citrus fruit which saw a 35% growth over the same period.

Over the current season (2013-2014), Morocco is the World's number 1 exporter of small fruit to Russia, the largest market worldwide in this sector. A 38%/year growth of fresh frozen and pickled vegetables can be seen.

On the Spanish market, almost 58% of Moroccan exports were of fresh frozen or pickled vegetables between 2007-2013, followed by fresh tomatoes (12%) and plants and plant parts (11%). However citrus exports to Spain were low (2%) representing a 10% decrease over 2007-2013. 
Average annual growth rate was important for : fresh frozen or pickled fruits (57%), strawberries and raspberries (29%) and potatoes (12%).
As for Holland, citrus represented 57% of the sectors exports, followed by fresh frozen or pickled vegetables whilst tomatoes only represented 6%.


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