According to data from Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry, the nation’s agricultural exports of vegetables and fruits grew to 3.22 million tons from January to May. Egypt exported 1.35 million tons of citrus, 527,588 tons of potatoes and 240,089 tons of onions, a notable increase from the previous year, a ministry statement said.
The agricultural exports also included garlic, beans, strawberries, cucumbers, aubergines, pepper, pomegranates, mangoes and grapes. Egypt has succeeded in opening seven new markets for agricultural exports including Brazil, Argentine, New Zealand, and Indonesia.
The statement hailed the distinguished efforts of the Central Administration of Plant Quarantine to facilitate exporting procedures by taking all precautionary measures against COVID-19. The United States, China, Russia, and most of the EU member states top the list of importers of Egyptian crops.