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Egypt’s Agricultural Exports Exceed 5.2 Million Tons

Egypt's Agricultural Exports Exceed 5.2 Million Tons

Egyptian agricultural exports from 1stJanuary’22 to 26thOctober’22 amounted to 5,285,820 tons which accounted for an increase of 335,639 tons over the same period in the previous year (4,950,181 tons in the previous year same period).** 

This was informed in a report on the total agricultural exports, from Ahmed Al-Attar, the head of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine to Al Sayed el-Qusayr, the Minister of Agriculture (as per a ministry statement in 28thOctober’22). The report pointed out that the prime agricultural exports of Egypt are citrus fruits, fresh potatoes, fresh onions, fresh tomatoes, grapes, potatoes, strawberries, fresh beans, guavas, garlic, mangoes, watermelon, and pomegranates. 

Egypt’s Main Agri Production* 

Egypt’s total agricultural crop production has increased by more than 20 percent in the past decade. The most important crops grown in Egypt are:- 

  • Cereals- Rice is one of the major field crops, grown on nearly 500,000 feddans, and is considered the second most important export crop after cotton. Wheat is the major winter cereal grain crop and the third major crop in terms of area planted (about 600 000 feddans). Maize is the second most important crop (750 000 feddans), but at least 50 percent of its production is used for livestock and poultry feed. 
  • Fiber crops- Cotton has traditionally been the most important fiber crop in Egypt and the leading Agricultural Exporters crop. 
  • Sugar crops- Sugar cane is the main sugar crop in upper Egypt. About 90 percent of the yield is used for sugar extraction. Sugar beet also grows in large areas in the Nile delta, and contributes to the sugar industry in Egypt. 
  • Food legumes- These include a number of bean crops that are used for human consumption, such as broad beans and soybeans. 
  • Forage crops- Egyptian clover, berseem, is the major winter forage crop cultivated in the Nile Valley and delta. It is the most widely grown field crop and occupies an area that totals 1.2 million feddans. 
  • Fruits- Citrus, primarily oranges that represent 85 percent of total citrus production, makes up 50 percent of total fruit production. The fruit-planted area has expanded over the last three decades to reach about 200 000

feddans. Other subtropical fruits are also grown in Egypt, including grapes, stone fruits, and some fruits. 

  • Vegetables- Tomatoes are grown in three seasons – winter, summer, and autumn – on about 3 percent of Egypt’s total planted area. Losses in tomato crops have been large as a result of the tomato leaf curl virus, early and late blight, and nematodes. Potatoes are the second most important vegetable after tomatoes, both in terms of cash value and total tonnage produced. 

Major Export Rankings And Quantities

  • The total agricultural exports of citrus reached 71,637 million tons, ranking 1stin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of fresh potatoes reached 861,901 tons, ranking 2ndin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of onions reached 386,011 tons, ranking 3rdin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of grapes reached 152,445 tons, ranking 4thin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of beans reached 150,864 tons, ranking 5thin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of potatoes reached 104,645 tons, ranking 6th in Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of pomegranate reached 98,350 tons, ranking 7thin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of mangoes reached 55,538 tons, ranking 8th in Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of tomatoes reached 36,248 tons, ranking 9th in Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of garlic reached 28,796 tons, ranking 10thin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of strawberries reached 19,425 tons, ranking 11thin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 
  • The total agricultural exports of watermelon reached 9,096 tons, ranking 12thin Egypt’s agricultural exports.
  • The total agricultural exports of guava reached 8,722 tons, ranking 13thin Egypt’s agricultural exports. 

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