Since the beginning of the year up until July 8, Egypt's exports of onion have recorded 273,312 tons. The Egyptian onions exports in 2019 reached $ 30.4 million, representing 8.1% of the total global exports of dried onions in 2019, according to data released by the UN's International Trade Center (ITC).
The nation already ranked third globally in 2019 in the exports of dried onion with a total of 13.6 tons. India comes first with exports amounting to $118 million while the US comes second with $79-million-dollar. The Netherlands (29%), Germany (25%), Japan (13%), the US (4%) and Croatia (4%) are Egypt's top dried onion importers.
Egypt’s agricultural sector contributes to the gross domestic product (GDP) by 14 percent, representing 28 percent of job opportunities and 55 percent of rural employment in Egypt, Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat said Thursday.
Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation on Friday announced that the volume of Egyptian agricultural exports from January 1 to July 8 increased to more than 3.6 million tons.
Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation al-Sayed al-Quseir said that Egyptian measures contributed to expanding exports and opening new markets in accordance with international export controls standards, which caused exports to increase to 3,621,259 tons.
The most important agricultural exports for this period includes: citrus, potatoes, onions, grapes, pomegranates, garlic, mangoes, strawberries, beans, guavas, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplants.