Egyptian orange exports to the EU have almost tripled over the last ten campaigns, while Spanish orange exports have decreased in volume, according to data from the Euroestacom (Icex-Eurostat) statistical service corresponding to the period between September 1 and August 31 of each campaign.
Orange sales from Egypt to the EU have gone from 244.88 million kilos in the 2009/2010 campaign to 607.86 million kilos in the 2018/2019 campaign, while Spanish orange exports to the EU have declined slightly from 2,271.03 million kilos in the 2009/2010 campaign to 2,136.65 million kilos in 2018/2019.
However, Spain maintains absolute leadership as an orange supplier in the community territory, selling 1,528.79 million kilos more than the second supplier, which is Egypt and 1,533.39 million kilos more than South Africa, which occupies the third place.
In the last campaign, the EU purchased a total of 5,212.85 million kilos of oranges worth 3,543.73 million euro at an average price of 0.68 €/kg.
In this last campaign, 40.99% of the oranges in the EU came from Spain, 11.66% from Egypt, and 11.57% from South Africa.
Spain, the world's largest supplier of orange to the EU, sold 2,136.65 million kilos in the EU territory for a value of 1,523.89 million euro, at an average price of 0.713 €/kg.
Egypt, the second-largest supplier of orange to the EU, sold 607.86 million kilos of orange to the EU for 285.06 million euro, at an average price of 0.469 €/kg.
The third-largest supplier of orange to the EU by volume was South Africa, with 603.26 million kilos worth 429.32 million euro, at an average price of € 0.712 / kg.
It was followed by the Netherlands, which supplies the EU with imports from other countries, with 360.68 million kilos, 269.58 million euro, and an average price of 0.747 €/kg.
Germany ranked fifth in the 2018/2019 campaign with a volume of 281.42 million kilos worth 235.54 million euro and an average price of 0.837 €/kg.
Morocco ranked eighth with 160.07 million kilos worth 92.57 million euro and an average price of 0.578 €/kg, while Turkey ranked fourteenth with 34.6 million kilos, 19.33 million euro, and an average price of 0.599 €/kg.