Egyptian agricultural exports recorded greater than 3.5 million tonnes in the primary 5 months of 2022, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation El-Sayed El-Kosayer introduced on Sunday.
He added that the excess is exported after fulfilling the native market’s must deliver in overseas forex.
El-Kosayer identified that crucial agricultural exports are citrus fruits, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, strawberries, recent and dry beans, garlic, and watermelon.
At the highest of agricultural exports are citrus fruits, recording 1.48 million tonnes, adopted by 746,950 tonnes of potatoes, then 152,560 tonnes of onions.
Egypt is the biggest exporter of citrus fruits in the world, with oranges accounting for about 80% of Egypt’s complete citrus crops.
The fourth most exported crop was beans with a complete of 70,472 tonnes, whereas potatoes ranked fifth with a complete of 38,635 tonnes.
Moreover, Egypt’s exports of tomatoes ranked sixth with a complete quantity of 30,878 tonnes, grapes seventh with a complete of 27,380 tonnes, adopted by strawberries with a complete of 19,425 tonnes, garlic with a complete of 17,296 tonnes, and watermelon coming in final with a complete of 5,341 tonnes.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt exports 350 totally different agricultural merchandise to greater than 150 international locations.