Egyptian farmer in a land. (Al Ahram)
Egypt’s top export crops during that period were citrus, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, strawberries, green beans, guava, garlic and pomegranates.
Citrus came in first place at 1.9 million tons followed by fresh potatoes at 896,447 tons and onions at 351,899 tons.
Egypt's trade deficit tumbled by 29.8 per cent to only $23.6 billion. Petroleum exports decreased to $11.7 billion from $13 billion, while petroleum imports rose to $10 billion from around $9 billion.