A close-up of An Egyptian farmer holding Strawberries (Photo: Ahram)
Egypt's agricultural exports have reached around 4.8 million tons from 1 January to 25 November 2020, the country's Agriculture Minister El-Sayed El-Quseir announced on Thursday.
The exports included citrus fruit, potatoes, onions, grapes, pomegranates, garlic, mangoes, strawberries, beans, guavas, cucumbers, bell peppers and eggplants, the statement added.
In 2019, the volume of Egypt's agricultural exports reached approximately 5.4 million tons, according to the agriculture ministry.
By the end of the first half of the current year, Egypt's agricultural exports reached around 3.47 million tons.
According to Friday's statement, Egypt exported around 1.4 tons of citrus fruit, approximately 670,000 tons of potatoes, and slightly over 400,000 tons of onions.
Egypt yearly exports agricultural products worth $2.2 billion, making up 10 percent of the country's non-petroleum exports, according to Abdel-Hamid Al-Demerdash, chairperson of the Agricultural Export Council, a consultative entity to the Egyptian minister of trade for the agriculture sector.
Egyptian farming products are found in 80 countries around the world, including Gulf and European Union countries, and China.