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Egypt's agricultural exports value hit $2.114 bln over 11 months

MENA, Monday 17 Sep 2018
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An Egyptian farmer harvests peppers from his field in a village, near Shubra on the outskirts of Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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In a monthly report released on Monday, Egypt’s Agricultural Exports Council said that the value of agricultural exports reached $2.114 billion from September 2017 to July 2018, up from $2.111 billion during the same period in previous year, with an increase of 0.14 percent.

In addition, Egypt’s agricultural exports volume edged up by 7 percent to stand at 3.973 million tons, up from 3.711 million tons the year before.

The overall exports from Egypt to Arab countries recorded $771 million during the period from September 2017 to July 2018.

Exports to EU and UK hit $630 million, while exports to European countries outside of the EU zone reached $409 million.

Exports to Asian countries reached $248 million.

Meanwhile, Exports to the Americas recorded $29 million, while exports to African countries reached $27 million.

Egypt has been enforcing new regulations and inspection measures to ensure the quality of its agricultural exports, the report noted.

A new system has been implemented under which crops are inspected several times in the fields, after being harvested and after the end of the process to prepare them for export.

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