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Egyptian agri exports at 3.5 million tons

According to Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation El-Sayed El-Kosayer, Egyptian agri exports recorded more than 3.5 million tons in the first five months of 2022. The surplus is exported after fulfilling the local market’s needs, to bring in foreign currency.

El-Kosayer pointed out that the most important agricultural exports are citrus fruits, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, strawberries, fresh and dry beans, garlic, and watermelon. At the top of agricultural exports are citrus fruits, recording 1.48 million tons, followed by 746,950 tons of potatoes, then 152,560 tons of onions.

Egypt is the largest exporter of citrus fruits in the world, with oranges accounting for approximately 80% of Egypt’s total citrus crops. The fourth most exported crop was beans with a total of 70,472 tons, while potatoes ranked fifth with a total of 38,635 tons.

Moreover, Egypt’s exports of tomatoes ranked sixth with a total amount of 30,878 tons, grapes seventh with a total of 27,380 tons, followed by strawberries with a total of 19,425 tons, garlic with a total of 17,296 tons, and watermelon coming in last with a total of 5,341 tons.

Source: dailynewsegypt.com


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