According to Ahmed al-Attar, the head of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt has exported 1.2 million tons of citrus abroad since the beginning of the new export season of fruits and vegetables.
Attar said that strict measures are applied on all exports of vegetables and fruits to ensure the increase of exports of agricultural products to all international markets in accordance with the international standards.
In January, the Cabinet's media center denied reports on a drop in Egypt's agricultural exports of citrus fruits, clarifying that Egypt's exports of citrus fruits had surged in 2018, as Egypt is reportedly the world's second exporter of citrus fruits.
In December 2018, Attar said that citrus fruits and potatoes are the most exported types in Egypt in 2018, adding that the country has exported about 1.7 million tons of citrus fruits since the beginning of the year. Egypttoday.com also reports that the country exported around 800,000 tons of potatoes since the beginning of 2018 as well.