Between November 2021 and November 2022, Namibia exported fruits and nuts worth over N$1,4 billion (€74 mln). This export bill, although dominated by grape exports, shows Namibia has a good market in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, Germany and The Netherlands.
Data from the Namibia Statistics Agency released for November show that for that month, N$371 million worth of fruits and nuts were exported, mostly to The Netherlands. The agriculture ministry spokesperson, Jona Musheko, said the billion-dollar bill is a good sign that the fruits and vegetables subsector is growing and changing the status quo of Namibia as being a net importer.
Overall, Namibia's exports stood at N$8,9 billion and imports at N$10,5 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of N$1,5 billion. Botswana emerged as the country's largest export destination, with a share of 26,2% of all goods exported, followed by South Africa with a share of 16,7%.
[ N1 = € 0.054 ]