Dates were responsible for the main export earnings of Namibian horticultural products at N$25.8 million. They were followed by tomatoes and vegetable seeds reporting N$3.3 million and N$1.4 million, respectively during the second quarter of this year.
In terms of imports, potatoes dominated the horticultural products, claiming a bill of N$17.2 million during the second quarter. Apples and onions followed in second and third positions registering import bills of N$8.7 million and N$7 million, respectively, the Namibia Statistics Agency.
Total agronomy production declined by 60.1 percent from 55 036 tons recorded in the second quarter of 2022 to 21 953 tons registered in the second quarter of this year. The decrease was reflected in all crops (white maize, wheat, and millet) recording declines of 60.4 percent, 54.5 percent, and 11.9 percent, respectively.
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