Egypt's agricultural exports hit nearly 5 million tonnes: Minister

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Oct 2021

Egypt's agricultural exports reached nearly 5 million tonnes over the past ten months of this year, recording a rise of 600,000 tonnes compared to the same period of 2020, the country's Agriculture Minister El-Sayed El-Quseir said on Friday.

Strawberries
A close-up of An Egyptian farmer holding Strawberries (Photo: Ahram)

The exported products included citrus, potatoes, onions, strawberries, pomegranate, sweet potatoes, beans, beets, peppers, mango, garlic, grapes, watermelon, the minister added in a statement.

The country's total agricultural exports in 2020 reached around 4.8 tonnes in 2020. Ahead of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the exports hit approximately 5.4 million tonnes in 2019.

Egypt is ranked first in the world for citrus fruit exports, according to previous remakes by El-Quseir.

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